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Cinque Terre National Park (Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre)
Cinque Terre National Park (Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre)

Cinque Terre National Park (Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre)

Italy

The Basics

The five centuries-old villages comprising Cinque Terre National Park—Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Manarola, and Vernazza—are the main draw for travelers. A well-worn footpath links the towns; some portions of the trail are better maintained than others, but all offer stunning views over the Ligurian Sea. Day tours are the most convenient way to visit the coast, running to the Cinque Terre from La Spezia, Siena, Pisa, San Gimignano, and most commonly, Florence. Most day trips squeeze in all five towns plus a stop in nearby Portovenere, but those who want more time in the Cinque Terre can stay overnight or on a multi-day tour to make the most of outdoor activities—such as hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and paragliding—plus the region’s seafood and warm hospitality.

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Cinque Terre Sunset Boat Tour Experience
Cinque Terre Sunset Boat Tour Experience
$124.19 per adult
Traveler Favorite
10/10 Recommend
This was a great experience! Our guides were friendly and knew a lot about the Cinque Terre area. They were able to answer all the questions we had during our tour. The prosecco and focaccia was a nice addition to the boat ride. The best part was watching the sunset over the sea. It was so beautiful and we were able to get some great photos. I cannot recommend this boat tour enough!
Griffin_D, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cinque Terre

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Perfect end to the day
Sheryl_R, May 2022
Cinque Terre Sunset Boat Tour
Swimming off the boat was a perfect feeling after a warm day of steep hiking. The food was really good and the crew very friendly. This was the most fun thing we did in Cinqueterra.
star-5
Magical night, amazing experience
Charlotte_C, Apr 2022
Cinque Terre Sunset Boat Tour Experience
This was a very lovely, intimate experience. The boat was very comfortable. Matteo was a great host. He explained the town history and answered all the questions. The food was yummy and you get lots of Prosecco. The sunset was beautiful! We even saw dolphins!
star-5
Fantatic tour, book now!
Dayna_R, Jan 2022
Cinque Terre Small Group Tour from Florence
Fantastic tour!! I cannot recommend Angel and this tour enough! He conducted the tour despite other parties' originally part of the group who cancelled - which I am forever grateful for [larger operators would have cancelled]. Locations were amazing, I had time to look around and getting from town to town was easy. Angel was very knowledgeable and personable. I enjoyed his company immensely and appreciated him taking my 'end of trip" weariness into consideration. Book this tour now!
star-5
Beautiful
Dwight_L, Oct 2021
Cinque Terre Sunset Boat Tour Experience
Excellent trip. I would recommend to everyone. Mateo and Linda were great hosts. It is a smaller boat then the big tour groups. We had 10 passengers.
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Absolutely worth doing
Daniela_R, Aug 2021
Cinque Terre Boat Tours Experience
All around a fabulous experience. Matteo and Elena (i hope i got the names right) were super friendly and courteous. Elena is a language whizz and has vast knowledge about the area and its perks. There was enough break to have a swim and take in the sights. I can only recommend doing this tour. Definitely a Highlight for us in our holiday! Thank you guys
star-5
Magnificent Monterosso al Mare and More!
Gregory_K, Jul 2021
Exclusive Cinque Terre Private Day Trip from Florence
Fabio was fabulous showing us all 5 cinque terra villages in a day. What an amazing day. What an incredible experience. Loved the trains, the boat, the unique villages and the local fresh seafood. Thank you Fabio for showing us such a great day!
star-5
Great Experience
Michael_G, Jul 2021
Exclusive Cinque Terre Private Day Trip from Florence
The guide was amazing and was able to take us to all the towns despite a mess up by Viator. Very professional and a spectacular time.
star-5
Fantastic day out.
Karen_C, Jul 2021
Day Boat Tour Cinque Terre & Porto Venere
What a great way to experience the area. Our skipper was knowledgeable and fun. He went out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable and included. Would highly recommend to anyone.
star-5
Relaxing way to see cinque terre
Dalia_S, Oct 2021
Cinque Terre Sunset Boat Tour Experience
We loved this sunset tour. Linda and Matteo were informative, sweet and relaxed. The meeting point was clear, communication was great and the boat was lovely. We enjoyed the views, taking a swim, Prosecco and bites and learning about the region. We took the tour at the end of our two day stay but it would probably be great at the beginning as an introduction to the area aswell. Thanks!
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Beautiful!
Greg_W, Jun 2021
Cinque Terre Private Boat Tour
Mateo was terrific. Great overview of the lands and a relaxing ride and swim. We had a terrific time.
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Amazing trip for my birthday
Adaftari, Dec 2019
Private Tour of the Cinque Terre from Milan
We had a fabulous time walking through 4 of the 5 towns. They were closed as it was prior to christmas but we still got to see a lot and exprienced some of the wine shops and had a fabulous lunch. I recommend it to all.
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Breathtaking views
abotnen, Nov 2019
Cinque Terre Private Tour by Minivan and Ferry-Boat Shore excursion from Livorno
Elizabeta gave us a magical day touring the towns of Cinque Terre. Stefano drove us safely from the port up into the mountains. The views were absolutely amazing! We will go back & visit with her every time we find ourselves in Italy!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Cinque Terre can get extremely busy in peak summer season, so book tours and accommodations in advance.

  • Pack sunscreen, a refillable water bottle (drinking fountains are available throughout the park), and comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (the village roads are often steep and uneven).

  • While many hotels and attractions in Cinque Terre National Park are wheelchair and stroller accessible, the villages’ steep and narrow lanes can be challenging for those with mobility issues.

  • Wi-Fi is available throughout the national park.

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How to Get There

Cinque Terre National Park is two hours from Florence by road, an hour from Pisa, and 20 minutes from La Spezia. Parking is limited in the villages, so unless you are staying in Cinque Terre overnight, ditch the car and join a tour or arrive by train. Trains (year-round) and ferries (mid-April through October) connect the five villages, but the best options for exploring the national park are hiking and mountain biking.

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When to Get There

Cinque Terre National Park sees the most visitors (especially day-trippers) and the highest temperatures—upwards of 100°F (40°C)—during summer. Hikers should aim to visit in May or September to avoid the heat, while budget-minded might plan around August, when hotel prices rise. Visiting in winter is possible, but some hiking trails may be inaccessible in rainy weather.

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Hiking in Cinque Terre National Park

There are over 75 miles (120 kilometers) of hiking trails in Cinque Terre National Park, some of which were the only connection between the villages and the hinterland for centuries. Today, the most commonly traversed path is the Blue Trail (Sentiero Azzurro), a six-hour coastal trail linking Cinque Terre’s villages and offering spectacular views. For visitors who fancy more of a workout, there are plenty of rugged mountain trails, including the Sciacchetrail, a challenging 29-mile (47-kilometer) route that loops around the entire protected area—and hosts an annual trail-running race.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Cinque Terre National Park (Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre)?
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Attractions near Cinque Terre National Park (Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre):
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What else should I know about attractions in Cinque Terre?
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As well as visiting the Cinque Terre National Park (Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre), check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: