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.
• 12 hours
Soak up a stunning panorama of Liguria’s Cinque Terre coastline on this full-day sailing adventure from La Spezia. Glide across the Gulf of Poets and along the terraced hillsides, colorful villages and rugged parklands of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed portion of the Italian Riviera. Learn how to sail from your skipper, stop to swim and enjoy a light lunch of Ligurian specialties with wine on board. Numbers are limited to 10 on this small-group sailing tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
• 7 hours
Explore the enchanting villages of the Cinque Terre, experience the alternate perspective and dynamic rugged landscape of the ‘Five Lands’ by boat, where colourful houses and ancient vineyards cling to steep terraces. Enjoy an authentic Pesto demonstration in breathtaking surroundings, make your own pesto the traditional way and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
• 4 hours
Experience Italy’s enchanting Cinque Terre coastline from the sea on this 5-hour kayaking trip from Monterosso. With a guide, paddle along this exquisite stretch of coast, awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for its beauty. For an evening adventure, try the sunset option with a stop in a cove for wine and snacks. Both experiences are aimed at all levels of kayakers, including beginners and experts, and includes use of the main kayaking equipment. Numbers are limited to eight for a small-group experience.
• 5 hours
Don't miss the opportunity to make traditional Genovese pesto sauce with a charismatic Italian teacher to be there for hands-on instruction. Prepare the typical ligurian Pesto sauce made of fresh aromatic basil and good olive oil in the traditional way using a marble mortar, then lean back enjoying the tasting of what you've made together with a glass of wine and some local snacks.
• 1 hour
Learn how to cook a 3-course Italian meal with Ligurian slow-food flair. With your expert cook guiding you from the start, visit a marketplace in the harbor town of La Spezia and pick out the freshest fish and vegetables — think mussels, sea bream, juicy tomatoes and bright green asparagus. Ingredients in hand, stroll through picturesque streets to a charming ‘osteria’ (small eatery) where, in a small group of no more than 10 people, you’ll receive highly personalized cooking instruction in the kitchen. Then, feast on the fruits of your labor.
• 3 hours
Delve deep into the Italian countryside and discover centuries of winemaking heritage on this 3-hour Cinque Terre wine tour in Riomaggiore. Soak up scenic views of the Italian Riviera during the bus ride from Riomaggiore to Montenero. Wander among rows of grapes in a picturesque hilltop vineyard. Learn of the UNESCO-listed region’s traditional winemaking techniques from your guide. Stroll back down to Riomaggiore for a tasting session in a local wine cellar and discover complex fruit flavors at play. Your tour size is limited to eight to ensure a personalized experience.
• 2 hours
Embark on this 9-hour day trip to Florence and Pisa with a pickup directly from the La Spezia cruise port. Discover the beauty of each city with visits to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza dei Miracoli, and an optional visit to the Accademia. Have a traditional Italian lunch before heading back to your cruise port.
• 9 hours
Enjoy a guided tour of Cinque Terre, one of the most dramatic coastal sceneries on the planet. Leave from La Spezia Train Station aboard the special "5 Terre Express", and get to see these five enchanting fishing villages. A truly unforgettable experience! This private tour lasts about 6 hours.
• 6 hours
Enjoy a romantic sunset boat tour with this private 2-hour cruise along the Cinque Terre. Watch the sky light up in different colors as you admire the Cinque Terre villages from the water. Sip wine and eat olives and focaccia (additional expense) during the tour.
• 2 hours