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Cinque Terre: private tour in the footsteps of the Shelleys

Availability: every day
Duration: 8 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enjoy a private tour by ferry boat of the picturesque Poet's Gulf
  • Find out why the poets of the English Romanticism loved these places so much
  • See Portovenere, Lerici and the picturesque islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.
  • Spot the colourful towns nestled in the breathtaking Ligurian coastline
What to expect

Leaving from La Spezia train station, where you will meet your private guide for the day, you will get on a private taxi to reach the beautiful village of Lerici, one of the places in Cinque Terre that the Shelleys loved the most. In Lerici, after seeing the famous Shelley's house, you will board a ferry boat until you arrive to the picturesque village of Portovenere.
Once there, you will start a proper boat tour to see the islands of the Poet's Gulf, such as Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. These islands are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will have some time to explore the islands with your guide (you will decide together how much time to dedicate to each island, where to eat and so on).
You will discover why poets and writers from all generations and nationalities - but especially the poets from the English Romanticism - were fascinated by these places. Byron, Shelley, Virginia Woolf, DH Lawrence, all have dedicated poems and thoughts in this stretch of the Ligurian coast, so rugged and sometimes inaccessible.
At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to La Spezia train station, where the tour ends.

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What's included
  • private tour
  • expert guide for one full day
  • car transfer from La Spezia to Lerici and return
What's not included
  • return tickets for the ferry boats from Lerici and from Portovenere
  • lunch
Where

Stazione La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia, Italy

Meeting point:

Meet your guide at the taxi area outside the train station.

What to remember
  • please note that the price of this tour doesn't include the ferry boat tickets, but you can easily buy them on the spot with your guide's help (total price per adult it about €30)
  • we suggest you take with you sunscreen and a bottle of water
  • as for the lunch, your guide will be happy to take you to a place they know for a quick lunch (or to recommend you a good place if you prefer to go on your own)
  • in case the weather is too bad for the boat tour, the tour will take place on land only
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When
  • every day at 9.00 am
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Provider
Faberest
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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