Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan

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Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan
from USD $158.07
Discover Italy’s sublime Cinque Terre coastal region on a day trip from Milan. Renowned for its terraced landscapes and five cliffside villages – Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre is one of Italy's scenic gems. Head there in a comfortable coach and then ride a boat from Monterosso to La Spezia. Enjoy free time to explore and have lunch (own expense) before returning to Milan.
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In Brief

Milano, Italy
12 hours
April to October
Thursday and Saturday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola Italy

Leaving Milan, you arrive directly at the Cinque Terre and via a scenic route on the coast you reach Manarola. Here you'll have free time to venture around the vineyards, stroll the piers where fishing boats line the shore or watch the locals and the tourists jumping into the sea from the rocks of the harbour!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, 19016 Monterosso al Mare Italy

Right before lunch time you catch the train to Monterosso al Mare, the biggest of the five villages, where you will have time to explore and visit the beaches dotted along the coast. Despite the number of tourists, there is still a real sense of local identity even in the most tourist-crammed little ‘piazze'. Restaurants, bars and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them as though when the locals saw tourists coming, they found a few garden chairs to stick on their terrace, hand painted a sign and began serving customers.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Cinque Terre Trails, Riomaggiore to Monterroso Italy

During your free time, if you wish, you will able to explore the beginning of some of the trails leading inside the Cinque Terre national park.

Pass By: Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, Via Garibaldi, 9, 19025, La Spezia Italy

From Monterosso you will start the final leg of your journey, probably the most inspiring, a 90 minutes boat cruise. The perfect way to admire the stunning views of the Cinque Terre and the delightful village of Portovenere from the sea. After this memorable experience, you will arrive at La Spezia where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan.


  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trip from Monterosso to La Spezia
  • Train trip from Manarola to Monterosso
  • The tour may be bilingual. Please check at reservation.


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Departure Point

Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi, Via Cusani, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In case of bad weather conditions, the boat might not be able to sail or some of the docks may be not available for landing. In such occasions, the itinerary will be subject to variations and the cruise may be cancelled or change course
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Times indicated in the program and order of the visit are subject to possibile changes due to traffic problems and/or organizational requirements to ensure full enjoyment of the tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Thanks for the Tour Guide for helping us all the times as we having 2 kids with us. We have a very nice lunch at cinque Terre
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
We truly enjoyed our time on this tour. Super organized. Small group (less than 20). Well trained tour leader. Effective use of time. The only suggestion I would make viator is in the description to put to bring bathing suits and towel. We had a good hour to spare and in the heat of summer we would have enjoyed to go in the Mediterranean and cool off but since we didn’t know that was a possibility we didn’t bring any bathing suits or towels with us. Wish we knew.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2019
It’s a long day but very worth it, especially if you haven’t got time to spend more than a day visiting Cinque Terre. Our guide was informative but not over the top and allowed us time to explore. Manarola was beautiful and quaint (but busy) and the least amount of time was spent there - get some of the focaccia, it’s great. It may also mean you don’t want a ‘sit-down’ lunch in a restaurant in Monterosso which allows more time for exploring. From there we got the train to Monterosso where we had longer and time for lunch or sunbathing! Monterosso is larger and has a bit more going on. From there we got a boat along the coast so you’re able to see all of the towns from the sea. We had a 20 minute stop in Portovenere - time for an ice cream and a few more photos before getting a different boat back to La Spezia and where the coach was waiting for us. It allowed me to realise I want to go back and spend more time there.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
We didn't have a lot of time for traveling around in Italy. Having a chance for a day trip to CinqueTerre was great. A nice change of pace from visiting cities and our driver and guide were professional and pleasant. We appreciated the mix of information and free time. Obviously, if you have more time, you can visit and hike and swim for days...but if you've only got a day...this is the perfect way to do it. The day is long but...definitely worth it.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was by far one of my favorite tours while I was visiting Italy. The 5 island tour was great and the tour guides were excellent.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a wonderful experience! Inna the tour guide was amazing. Because of her and her sweet personality I would definitely book with a tour through Viator again. Thanks for a wonderful memory and beautiful experience.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Loved this tour. You have walk a lot and take lots of trains and climb steps. Also went on one of the hottest days. Despite that it was absolutely lovely and really enjoyed the aspect of being able to sit back and enjoy someone else's organized tour. Always book with Viator and love their tours!
• Submitted 23 Apr 2018
Great tour and very knowledgeable tour guide. A must see place when visiting Italy!
• Submitted 10 Apr 2018
Breathtaking trip
• Submitted 02 Apr 2018
That was an amazing experience.. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
Scenery fabulous. Pace was good.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2017
one of the best day trips for me - despite the loooong coach ride, i was simply blown away by the scenic autumn sights especially when we were approaching La Spezia. totally charmed by the centuries-old seaside villages along the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, fronted by colorful houses and vineyards on the steep terraces. we visited the village of Manarola, then took a train ride to Monterosso, where we had lunch before hopping on a ferry ride back with a fantastic sunset view to boot! Cinque Terre is simply breathtaking - definitely a must-visit when in Italy. one item in my bucket list checked! :-
• Submitted 03 Dec 2017
Great trip to 3 of the best towns. The bus was the smaller and older type so it seemed like a sauna often at the back of the bus but overall the trip was great.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
Enjoyed a tour of Mount St. Michell and St Marlo with our expert guide who we were delighted to travel with. Expert knowledge and driving and the nicest person as well. Her interest was entirely in us getting the most possible enjoyment out of the day which we did. It was one of the best experiences of our entire trip.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
Perfect trip, great day. I did this trip and Portofino/Genoa, both were awesome.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2017
This trip was a great intro to Le Cinque Terre, I thought we wouldn’t have time to enjoy the villages but we had enough time to explore on our own and eat a very delicious lunch. The weather made the trip all the better. The drive there and back are a bit long so if you have extra time in Milan
• Submitted 28 Oct 2017
Great day, long trip there and back but certainly worth it, loved the train and boat trip along the coast
• Submitted 28 Oct 2017
Beautiful day just wish we would have had more time there.
• Submitted 27 Oct 2017
You may prefer to take this trip from Florence, because of the long bus ride from Milan. That being said, I experienced a full day of breathtaking moments during this tour. Zani Viaggi, the tour company, does this trip well. I never would have been able to see so much in so short a time on my own. Cars and buses are not allowed in Cinque Terre, so travel was by two boat rides and a train ride, all perfectly timed. The area is simply gorgeous, unlike any place I've ever been. How people built these towns precariously, on cliff edges, is mind boggling!
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
The trip was as advertised. The Cinque Terre is a marvelous place. I hope some day we can return and spend more time there.
• Submitted 20 Oct 2017
This was a great tour! The spots we stopped at were very nice. The food was really great at the places went to. You get a true Italian feel with this itinerary. The boat cruise was quite lengthy and that was enjoyable. The bus ride was lengthy so be prepared for that. Amazing homemade pastas at the restaurants!
• Submitted 05 Oct 2017
Beautiful area. Very comfortable bus and train. Plenty of time to explore on your own .
• Submitted 29 Sep 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 27 Sep 2017
Viator is the best thing that has ever invented to make your travel plans a pleasant and memorable experience! Thank you Viator!
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017

In Brief

Milano, Italy
12 hours
April to October
Thursday and Saturday