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Liguria Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Liguria Sailing trips & boat tours

La Spezia: Full-Day Cinque Terre Sailing Tour

1. La Spezia: Full-Day Cinque Terre Sailing Tour

Admire the dynamic cliffs, beaches, and towns of the Cinque Terre on this sailing tour from La Spezia. Cruise past the picturesque villages of Portovenere and Lerici and the islands Palmaria and Tino. Relax as you sip on water and wine as you sail. Meet your skipper at the dock in La Spezia. Hop aboard and feel the wind in your hair as you sail away in a modern sailboat. Cross the Gulf of Poets and see the vibrantly colored houses that hug the hills and shores of the villages of Portovenere and Lerici. Admire the rocky landscapes of the small islands of Palmaria and Tino. Make your way along the villages of the Cinque Terre with a stop in front of Vernazza where you can see the Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church from the water. Take a refreshing dip in the sea in the waters of a pristine marine protected area. If you want to learn how to captain a sailboat, your skipper can give you a sailing lesson. Return to dock in La Spezia at the end of your tour.

Montecatini Terme: Cinque Terre Guided Tour with Pickup

2. Montecatini Terme: Cinque Terre Guided Tour with Pickup

Tour the Ligurian countryside and admire the lush landscapes and quaint villages along the route. Explore the towns at your own pace and swim in the crystal water of Monterosso beach. Start your adventure at Manarola and admire the houses that lean against one another. Stroll along the narrow cobbled alleyways and sheltered paths of this coastal town. Then, ride the train to Vernazza, one of the most colorful and photographed fishing villages in the region. Here, enjoy free time to sit on the small harbor and relax. Continue by train to Monterosso, considered "the pearl of the Cinque Terre." Marvel at the enchanting beaches and lush natural beauty that surrounds this picturesque village. Stroll along the sandy shores or enjoy a refreshing swim before taking a boat to your last stop: Riomaggiore. Explore this charming seaside town and admire ocean views from its natural port.

From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Lunch

3. From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Lunch

Travel to one of the most picturesque places in Italy and discover the scenic vistas and quaint villages along the Mediterranean coast. Hit the road from Florence in a comfortable car and explore the magical path with an English-speaking driver and guide. Be impressed by the uniqueness and variety of colors of Cinque Terre. Admire the perfectly preserved architecture and the stunning coastal and mountain trails of The Italian Riviera. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Admire the staggering beauty of the pretty little town and take in glorious panoramic views with your camera. Next, take a boat to Vernazza and be blown away by the magical atmosphere and breathtaking views. The prettiest of the Cinque Terre villages, Vernazza is also called the Cinque Terre jewel. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and marvel at the closely packed, pastel-colored houses rising over the cobalt-blue sea. Enjoy the delicious traditional meal such as pasta al pesto and tastes of local fish at one of the local restaurants. Move on towards Monterosso, another charismatic attraction of Cinque Terre. Know about the history of the place from your experienced guide and enjoy some free time to explore the relaxing beaches, and local shops of the village. Head down to one of the many stunning beaches for a refreshing swim or stroll through the streets for a unique shopping experience in the typical “botteghe” of the village.

La Spezia: Porto Venere & 3 Islands Private Boat Tour

4. La Spezia: Porto Venere & 3 Islands Private Boat Tour

Sail around the Unesco World Heritage site of Porto Venere on this private yacht tour from La Spezia. Go on a full-day or a half-day tour. Board your luxury yacht at the port in La Spezia and set sail. Sit back and relax with a glass of Prosecco and local Italian products. Visit Porto Venere, a settlement that was established by the Ligures in the sixth century BC. Explore the village and immerse yourself in its history. On the full-day tour, you will also visit the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. Check out the villages of Lerici and Tellaro, where you'll have the opportunity to do some cave snorkeling. On the half-day trip, you won't be getting off the boat to visit Porto Venere and Lerici on foot and lunch is not included.

From La Spezia: Private Portofino Cruise w/ Lunch and Drinks

5. From La Spezia: Private Portofino Cruise w/ Lunch and Drinks

Embark on a relaxing adventure along the Ligurian coast and admire its charming towns from the water. Take a private cruise departing from La Spezia, then head over to Portofino, Porto Venere, and San Fruttoso. Take a dip in the ocean, go snorkeling, and enjoy lunch and drinks on board. Board your luxurious boat in La Spezia and set sail toward Portofino, a staple of Italy's elegant lifestyle. Take in its Mediterranean vibes before navigating toward Porto Venere and San Fruttoso. Visit the Grotta di Lord Byron and seize the opportunity to go swimming and snorkeling. Sit back and sip on a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink as you travel along the coastline. Taste a delicious lunch of local products on board at one of your stops.

From La Spezia: 5 Terre Private Boat Tour (Lunch and Drinks)

6. From La Spezia: 5 Terre Private Boat Tour (Lunch and Drinks)

Travel through the fascinating hilly landscape of Cinque Terre on a guided boat trip. Take in the lights and colors of each charming village and, if you are lucky, spot some dolphins breaching the sea surface. Sit back and sip on some Prosecco as you taste delicious local food. Board your boat at Porto Mirabello and set sail along the vibrant coastline. Come across five centuries-old villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, all part of the Cinque Terre National Park. Admire the picturesque homes from the water. Make the most of your time in Italy with a journey through this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy locally-made foccacia and charcuterie if you're feeling hungry. Take in the views with a glass of Prosecco or a soft drink before heading back to Porto Mirabello.

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Yacht Tour w/Lunch and Drinks

7. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Yacht Tour w/Lunch and Drinks

Starting at Porto Mirabello in La Spezia at 10am we make our way through the historical Golfo Dei Poeti towards the Portovenere Regional Natural Park and the islands of Palmaria and Tino and Tinetto . Stop for a light lunch and drinks in this stunning location. Visit pristine secret swimming areas and teaming with colorful fish . The yacht travels through a stunning landscape on the way to the Cinque Terre. Once Inside the 5 Terre enjoy the view of dramatic colorful houses and ancient vineyards which cling to the steep terraces. See all of the five villages, Riomaggiore , Manarola, Corneglia, Vernazza and Monterosso from the unique perspective from the Tyrrhenian Sea. Return to Porto Mirabello at around 5pm.

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4.2 / 5

based on 655 reviews

We had a fantastic and unforgettable full day boat trip from La Spezia to Cinque Terre. The weather was fantastic and we were only 7 people plus our English-speaking skipper, Andrea, on the boat. Everyone spoke English – US and Australia, so the discussions and conversation went happily. Andrea sailed close to all the towns so we could capture the moments with our camera. We anchored at "Monterosso Al Mare", where we went swimming with the fish. Andrea served a light lunch consisting of sardines, Italian sausage, cheese, tomatoes, focaccia bread and wine. There was beer and water ad libitum during the entire sailing trip. On the way back to La Spezia there was time for sunbathing and an extra swim on the approach to La Spezia - it was wonderful. We can only give this full-day boat trip our best recommendations.

Marco did an amazing job of leading 71 people through 4 of the villages of Cinque Terre. We were left to explore each village on our own but he was there to make certain that we made all of the bus, train & boat connections.

Wonderful tour. The only negative note is the absence of a guide to illustrate places and tell the history and / or characteristics of the places. I advise

Great to picked up, very much on time. The guides were excellent. It was a long day but very much worth it. We rexommend this trip highly.

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