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Portovenere’s brightly painted buildings, lively harbor, and clifftop castle make it a quintessential Italian Riviera town, perched on the rocky shores of the Gulf of Poets (Golfo dei Poeti). An easy detour from the wildly popular Cinque Terre National Park, this comparatively tranquil seaside town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich history, delicious seafood, and stunning backdrop of cliffs, caves, and coves—making it ideal for hiking, mountain biking, or just relaxing.

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Via Garibaldi, 9, Portovenere, Italy
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Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan

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Tap into the beauty of Italy’s famous Cinque Terre coast on this day trip from Milan. Travel in the comfort of a coach bus to the terraced landscape of five cliff-side villages and experience the landscapes by boat as you make your way from Monterosso to La Spezia. This tour includes plenty of free time to explore Monterosso and Manarola, as well as a scenic train trip between the two towns. This Cinque Terre day trip showcases the best of this stunning destination and offers travelers a hassle-free way to explore all the highlights.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.74
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$154.74

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup

Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan With Hotel Pickup

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Discover the Cinque Terre of Italy’s Riviera on this full-day trip from Milan. Drive along this UNESCO-listed coast, home to the five colorful villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. Explore cliffside Manarola independently, and take the coastal train to Monterosso for more free time to relax, eat, and stroll. Finish with a scenic boat trip, admiring the cliff-perched villages from the sea. Round-trip coach transport and Milan hotel pickup included.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.14
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Secret Gulf of Poets and Cinque Terre by sea

Secret Gulf of Poets and Cinque Terre by sea

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See the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre minus the crowds in one relaxing half-day boat trip from La Spezia. Ideal if you’re short on time, this boat ride visits a secluded swim spot that’s inaccessible by foot, and includes time at sea on an inflatable lounger to admire the shores without jostling for space. You’ll also stop at Monterosso al Mare to experience a Cinque Terre village up close.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.85
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$116.85

Private 6 Hours Tour Cinque Terre

Private 6 Hours Tour Cinque Terre

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5/6 hours - 10:00 am Departure from La Spezia (includes all day service of : water, beer, local wine and soft drinks ) Our Day Tours are the perfect way to experince the Cinque Terre, allowing you to explore the beautiful coastline and picturesque villages of the area from the comfort of a private boat and under the guidance of our expert crew. Departing from La Spezia, we will sail across the Gulf of the Poets towards Portovenere. Once we enter the Cinque Terre National Park, we will explore the five villages by sea. Depending on the tour you decide on, there will also be an opportunity to get off the boat and explore these charming villages. The 5-Hour Day Tour include two stop villages, however the 6-Hour Day Tour allows you to get off and visit either Portovenere or Vernazza and Monterosso. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to stop and swim and snorkel in some of the pristine, protected coves along the coast.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$890.81
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Cinque Terre Private Tour from Lucca

Cinque Terre Private Tour from Lucca

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Spend the day exploring the beauty and culture of Cinque Terre on a full-day, private tour from Lucca. Visit Cinque Terre’s charming villages with time to explore on your own and a stop for lunch. Opt to take a hike or a ferry ride depending on your tastes. Enjoy total flexibility on your a private tour with space for up to eight guests. Avoid the hassles of driving or navigating and leave the details to your guide.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,038.68
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Cinque Terre Private Tour from Livorno

Cinque Terre Private Tour from Livorno

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Immerse yourself in the beauty of Cinque Terre on this full-day, private shore excursion. Don’t worry about organizing logistics: your guide will pick you up directly from the Livorno port, and you’ll travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan. Venture first to Riomaggiore, one of the five Cinque Terre villages, to explore at your own pace. Continue next to Manarola for more sightseeing. You’ll also have the chance to admire Vernazza and Corniglia, where you can stroll, shop, and dine (own expense) at your own pace.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,038.68
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Private 5 Hours Tour Cinque Terre

Private 5 Hours Tour Cinque Terre

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5/6 hours - 10:00 am Departure from La Spezia (includes all day service of : water, beer, local wine and soft drinks ) Our Day Tours are the perfect way to experince the Cinque Terre, allowing you to explore the beautiful coastline and picturesque villages of the area from the comfort of a private boat and under the guidance of our expert crew. Departing from La Spezia, we will sail across the Gulf of the Poets towards Portovenere. Once we enter the Cinque Terre National Park, we will explore the five villages by sea. Depending on the tour you decide on, there will also be an opportunity to get off the boat and explore these charming villages. The 5-Hour Day Tour include two stop villages, however the 6-Hour Day Tour allows you to get off and visit either Portovenere or Vernazza and Monterosso. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to stop and swim and snorkel in some of the pristine, protected coves along the coast.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$763.56
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$763.56
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Tour Giornaliero 5 Terre

Tour Giornaliero 5 Terre

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Da un'incantevole ed unica barca d'epoca potrete ammirare tutti le bellezze delle 5 Terre, Portiere e golfo Della Spezia. Vi potrete rilassare in un bellino tour privato senza la classica folla, deciderete voi dove fermarvi a fare il bagno nel posto che più vi piace. Vedrete posti incontaminati e che solo in barca si possono ammirare
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.75
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$194.75

Cinque Terre boat tour

Cinque Terre boat tour "wonderful experience by sea"

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Swim and sightsee around the Cinque Terre with this private boat cruise, and avoid the busy footpaths that line the coast. You’ll leave the navigation to a skipper, and cruise from La Spezia to visit Monterosso al Mare and Riomaggiore on the Cinque Terre coast, and also Portovenere further south. Three types of boat are available to match the needs of your personal group.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$212.46
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Cinque Terre Full Day Tour from Montecatini

Cinque Terre Full Day Tour from Montecatini

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Spend a full day on the majestic Italian coast with this full-day trip to the Cinque Terre from Montecatini. Explore four out of the five villages, admiring the ingenious terraced vineyards and pastel-colored buildings. Enjoy time to swim in the beautiful water and have lunch at a stunning restaurant in Monterosso (if option selected).
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.13
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$112.13

E-bike tours from La Spezia

E-bike tours from La Spezia

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Enjoy a leisurely e-bike ride in the La Spezia region with an option of four fun tours. Take the classic tour from La Spezia to Cinque Terre, bike around the Gulf of Poets from La Spezia to either Portovenere or Montemarcello, or tour Val di Magra. Each tour option features beautiful views of the seaside scenery and takes about four hours to complete.
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  • 4 hours
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$121.57
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$121.57

Cinque Terre Private Tour from La Spezia

Cinque Terre Private Tour from La Spezia

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Maximise your time in La Spezia and head to the Cinque Terre on a private day trip. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed region is home to five fishing villages that are stacked into the cliffs, making for stunning coastal views. This shore excursion packages private transport with your own guide to give you more time there, and is one of the few day trips to visit all five of the Cinque Terre’s picture-perfect villages.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$866.35
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$866.35
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Half Day Small Group Hike to Portovenere with Local Guide

Half Day Small Group Hike to Portovenere with Local Guide

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Break away from the crowds, and discover a wilder side of the Cinque Terre region, on this small-group hiking tour. Setting off from Riomaggiore, follow your guide through vineyards and other lovely scenery on this challenging trek to Porto Venere. As you go, you’ll enjoy unparalleled vistas overlooking the sea. Upon arrival in Porto Venere, you’ll have time at your leisure to explore before returning to Riomaggiore by boat or by bus and train.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.17
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$204.17

Will You Marry Me? Love Experience at Sunset

Will You Marry Me? Love Experience at Sunset

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You will have luxury Italian boat just for your couple to experience an unforgettable and romantic moment at sunset. 3 hours just for you in a romantic setting, in front of Portovenere, between relax, Prosecco, music, sea, Aperitivo and sunset colors as a backdrop.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$767.21
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$767.21
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Private boat tour on the islands of Palmaria Tino and Tinetto

Private boat tour on the islands of Palmaria Tino and Tinetto

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Naturalistic tour and snorkeling in the beautiful sea of Portovenere and its pristine islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto to discover seabeds rich in life, including octopus sea breams and glimpses in search of an encounter with dolphins and the fauna and flora of the uncontaminated Palmaria island , between the lapping of the waves and the song of cicadas in the typical Mediterranean vegetation to enter a unique symbiosis with nature!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,298.35
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$1,298.35
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Walking towards Portovenere and the secrets of the ancient olives roman mill

Walking towards Portovenere and the secrets of the ancient olives roman mill

Tour: on 17th July 2020 on 14th August 2020 on 9th September 2020 on 22nd October 2020 It is something of different in this area, the roman villa is interesting and is the only one with this ancient press for olive. Very nice and overlooking the bay of Portovenere is the path to reach the panoramic walk along the sea. Many steps. If you ar at least 5 people we can choose different day
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.41
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$35.41

Riding to Portovenere: an e-bike tour across the magic of

Riding to Portovenere: an e-bike tour across the magic of "Golfo dei Poeti"

The so-called "Golfo dei Poeti" ha s charmed many artists and poets from all over the world, through the centuries: Byron, Shelley, Lawrence and even Dante Alighieri. This private guided tour will allow you to reach the pearl of this enchanting gulf, Portovenere, where the legend says that the goddess of beauty herself. Venus, was born. A quick, pleasant an easy ride on e-bikes will first reach the villages of Biassa, famous for the production of Sciacchetrà wine, and Le Grazie, well known for the precious marble caves. Once in Portovenere, there will be plenty of time to chill out with good glass of wine before getting back.
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  • 4 hours
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$255.21
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$255.21
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Private Tour in Portovenere with personal Photographer

Private Tour in Portovenere with personal Photographer

This new concept of tour, which can be included in any type of tourist package organized by other agencies and which does not replace guided tours in any way, provides for the presence of a tour leader and a professional photographer, who will work together to carry out photographic services along pre-established routes. In this way the traveler will not only be a passive spectator, but instead will feel at the center of the activity, being free to explore and visit the proposed places . He will also be "free" from cameras and all other devices, will be able to enjoy the scheduled time and will receive all the photographic material by e-mail. The project is completed by the possibility of personalizing souvenirs of the chosen destination with shots of our photo service, that can be shipped all over the world, and a dedicated line of clothing and accessories.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$236.06
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$236.06
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Private aperitif in Cinque Terre on historic boat

Private aperitif in Cinque Terre on historic boat

Afternoon dedicated to a guided tour of Portovenere, a wonderful village with the small church of San Pietro, built on the extreme end of the village from which you can enjoy a marvelous view of the sea, the 12th century castle, the Sanctuary of the Madonna Bianca and the Byron’s Cave, where the English poet used to go to get inspiration for his poems. Later, you will departure aboard the ancient leudo Zigoela (a traditional Ligurian boat) and sail along the coast between the pastel-coloured houses of the ancient village and the uncontaminated Palmaria island, enraptured by the light of the sunset in a unique setting. The breeze of the open sea and the emerald waters will accompany you to discover the jagged coastline and hidden bays until you reach a way known as Via dell’Amore. In a romantic atmosphere, you can enjoy an aperitif of typical Ligurian products and relax with a refreshing dive in the moonlight.
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  • 5 hours
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$377.70
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$377.70

4 Day Italian Riviera from Milan

4 Day Italian Riviera from Milan

Pack more of northern Italy into your vacation with this 4-day trip to the Italian Riviera. Making it easy to visit Genoa, the Cinque Terre, and the Ligurian coast in one trip, the experience combines daily excursions with prebooked hotel accommodation and air-conditioned transport right from your Milan hotel. Ample free time is worked in to the itinerary so you can discover Italy’s seaside delights at your own pace, too.
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  • 4 days
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$1,167.33
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$1,167.33
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Fished and grilled: a private cruise in Cinque Terre and a special lunch onboard

Fished and grilled: a private cruise in Cinque Terre and a special lunch onboard

You may love seafood, but still you may be concerned about finding actual fresh fish in restaurants around. Well, here's the ultimate solution! In this exclusive tour, a boat captain will welcome you on his private fishing boat, for an exclusive cruise that will touch two of the jewels of Eastern Liguria: Portovenere and Monterosso; here, you will have the time to land, have a walk, shop and chill on the beach. During the cruise there will be time for a dive as well, while the captain will prepare an unforgettable seafood lunch onboard. While getting back, you will be in sight of the other enchanting villages of Cinque Terre, hidden between the cliffs and coves: Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. A special day, in close contact with the elements of this unique region: the sea and the sun.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,507.30
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$1,507.30
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Private Easy Cinque Terre day trip from the port of Livorno

Private Easy Cinque Terre day trip from the port of Livorno

Want to visit the Cinque Terre but have limited mobility or stamina? With our private Easy Cinque Terre excursion you can! Our courteous and knowledgeable driver will pick you up right at the ship. We will visit Portovenere, Vernazza and Corniglia -- three of the most beautiful and indicative places in the Cinque Terre area. We've selected them because they're quite flat, so they're manageable even for those who use mobility aids. You will travel in air-conditioned comfort in a sedan or minivan, which enables us to bring you into the village or reasonably close, where buses aren't permitted. Taking the ferry to travel from Portovenere to Vernazza is an option (extra cost). You must be steady on your feet to board; the gangway is narrow and sometimes unstable. Note: In Italy drivers can share information while you are in the vehicle but are NOT permitted to go with you once leave the vehicle. Local licensed guides who can accompany you on foot are available for additional cost.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$363.54
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$363.54
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Shared Group Portovenere and Cinque Terre Full Day Tour

Shared Group Portovenere and Cinque Terre Full Day Tour

Semi-private tour to the Cinque Terre from Florence. Your expert guide will show you some of the most beautiful villages of the Ligurian coast. Board on the boat or train and enjoy breathtaking panorama and local food without wasting time in long lines of big groups. Board the public boat and reach the charming villages of Portovenere with its picturesque and colorful houses facing the sea. Enjoy a walking tour of the area before continuing to the next stop. While sailing the Ligurian coast visit anther lovely village, Vernazza, a path with breathtaking views winding along Mediterranean groves and partly deserted fields and vineyards. At the end of the walking tour, you will reach Monterosso al Mare. Take your time to stroll on the little village and take the chance to taste some of the Ligurian food specialties. At the end of the tour you will take the train to La Spezia and return to Florence.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$304.52
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$304.52

Small-Group Tour to take pictures in the Gulf of Poets

Small-Group Tour to take pictures in the Gulf of Poets

Together with Sebastiano, a professional photographer, set out to discover the best spots to take pictures in the Gulf of Poets, between Portovenere and Lerici, on the border with the Cinque Terre and already in sight of the high Tuscan coast. A special opportunity to combine a visit to one of the most evocative places in Italy with the opportunity to test your photographic skills and collect unforgettable shots of natural and scenic beauty.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.20
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$60.20

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Should I book Portovenere tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Portovenere can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Portovenere 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Portovenere costs USD 35.41. Guided Portovenere tours start around USD 35.41 per person.
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