Soak up a stunning panorama of Ligurias 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 Heritagelisted 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.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Free drinks included
- Lunch included
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Details about this tour
Make your way to La Spezia port in the late morning. Meet your expert skipper and step aboard a sailboat for your 7-hour Cinque Terre sailing adventure.
Drift away from the port along the Gulf of La Spezia, also called the Gulf of Poets for all the famous poets who came to northern Italys Liguria region, such as Lord Byron. Pass the villages of Portovenere and Lerici and the islands of Palmaria and Tino.
Then veer west along the famous coastline of Cinque Terre, the Five Lands' a rugged portion of the Italian Riviera comprised of five postcardworthy villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
Admire the craggy coast and terraced hillsides dotted with colorful villages, all part of Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Cinque Terre towns are mostly inaccessible by car, but youll get a breathtaking panorama of all the highlights from the best vantage point: the water.
In front of Vernazza or a similar scenic spot, pause to enjoy a light lunch spread of local specialties, such as focaccia bread with anchovies and olives, paired with Italian wine (See Itinerary for sample menu ).
Continue sailing along the Cinque Terre coast, stopping again to take a dip andswim in a protected marine area.
Sit back and relax on your way back to La Spezia, or take the reins and learn how to sail with the help of your skipper. Your day trip concludes when you arrive back at La Spezia port in the early evening.
- Professional skipper
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
• Focaccia bread with pesto sauce
• Salted and unsalted anchovies
• Selection of cured meat
• Ligurian black olives
• Seasonal fresh fruit
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Minimum number of 4 people applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated, provided the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them with boarding and disembarking
Sunglasses, hat and sun protection are recommended
In case the Cinque Terre are not reachable because of rough sea, the tour is however guaranteed cruising in the Gulf of La Spezia (Portovenere and Lerici). This condition does not implicate the right of reduction of price or cancellation.
If you suffer of seasickness, we suggest you to buy appropriate pills in a pharmacy.