Cinque Terre Day Trip from Milan

Milano, Italy

From $153.63

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Full-day trip to the beautiful Cinque Terre coastal region from Milan
  • Discover some of the five cliffside villages and scenery of the UNESCO-listed region
  • Take a boat from Monterosso to La Spezia and admire the coast from the sea
  • Enjoy free time to explore in Monterosso and Manarola
  • Scenic bus ride along the coast

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trip from Monterosso to La Spezia
  • Train trip from Manarola to Monterosso
  • The tour may be bilingual. Please check at reservation.
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Milan Visitor Center - Zani Viaggi
    Largo Cairoli, 18, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

    Corner with Foro Buonaparte 10, departure from bus stop next to the agency. Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure of the tour.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Our Pick up service takes place in the center of Milan (if option selected) The bus takes approximately one hour to Pick up all of the passengers, subject to traffic conditions and the number of passengers booked for that particular tour. For this reason, pick up times are shown as an interval “Starting from 6:00” means that we will pick up you at your hotel at 6:00 or after in order to be in time for the beginning of the tour.

What To Expect

Meet your guide at the Milan Visitor Center (Largo Cairoli 18), for this Cinque Terre day trip. Board a comfortable air-conditioned coach, and enjoy time to relax as you take in the stunning scenery outside your window. Listen as your guide shares facts, history, and highlights of the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre. Discover new information about the five distinct villages that make up this coastal destination stationed on the Mediterranean Sea.

Right before lunch, catch the train to Monterosso al Mare, the largest of Cinque Terre’s five villages. Upon arrival, you’ll have plenty of free time to explore the pedestrian tunnel, cafes, beaches, and squares on your own. Enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the numerous local restaurants. 

From Monterosso, hop aboard a boat for a 90-minute cruise. Take in the views of the Italian Riviera from the sea until you reach La Spezia. Re-board your comfortable coach back on land for the return trip to Milan.

Borgo Storico di Manarola

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Cinque Terre Trails (Pass By)

Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere (Pass By)

Monterosso al Mare

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In case of bad weather conditions, the boat might not be able to sail or some of the docks may be not available for landing. In such occasions, the itinerary will be subject to variations and the cruise may be cancelled or change course
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Times indicated in the program and order of the visit are subject to possibile changes due to traffic problems and/or organizational requirements to ensure full enjoyment of the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
This place was my main draw to Milan as I knew we could do a day trip there and it was worth every minute! It was a long way to get down there but the scenery was lovely and Cinque Terre did not disappoint in the least!! It was everything I had dreamed of and more from the pictures. Definitely go to the restaurant they recommend at the hilltop for lunch and have the pesto! Some of the best in my life with an incredible view! The water was so enticing, my husband jumped in clothes and all! Definitely book this one!


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Beautiful day trip!
Nahela_K, May 2023
Beautiful day trip! Bring your bathing suit, you may have time to enjoy the water. The restaurants are busy, it may take over an hour to get food. However, food is delicious. Our tour guide was wonderful. It was a large group, but she always checked in with everyone, and was very helpful. A bit of walking and stairs, but you will not be disappointed.
Tour was good guides...
Katherine_F, May 2023
Tour was good guides could have used audio more. Felt we weren’t kept on top of meeting times etc as often as we should have . I think using the audio would have addressed issue more
Awesome tour
Stephanie, Oct 2022
This was a wonderful tour, group of fellow travelers. Our tour guide Salvadore was very knowledgeable.i would recommend him for any tour
I was worried it was...
Kevin_I, Oct 2022
I was worried it was going to be rushed with so much driving. A lot of driving but plenty of time spent at the Cinque Terre to get a full experience. Salvatore was a fantastic guide.
Best Way to Tour Cinque Terre!
Tatiana_F, Oct 2022
I enjoyed everything about this trip from the clean and comfortable bus (wonderful bus driver as well), our informative guide and the beautiful route we took to get to Cinque Terre! Our time spent in Cinque Terre was well planned with plenty of time to explore at our stops. Beautiful!!!! We could not return by boat due to the quick change in weather and appreciate that safety is top consideration. We returned by train which was perfectly fine.
Long Day at Cinque Terre
Juanita_B, Oct 2022
Cinque Terre was breathtaking. Long day. The water was choppy and so we didn’t get our boat ride. Therefore, the walking was increased, which impacted the group experience.
Great trip.
Michael_M, Sep 2022
Had a great and will do it again. The bus travelled in was clean and the trip was quick snd good. The guide was knowledgeable and informative.
Definitely recommend!
Hera_S, Sep 2022
Would definitely recommend this trip. We only had a day to explore the five towns of Cinque Terre and the tour helped us do that. The tour guide was also great at communicating.
Waste of precious time- saw very little of Cinque Terre
Hanlie_S, Sep 2022
The bad review is due to the fact that on this 14 hour ( 6:45 am -20:45pm) day trip, you spend 4 hours on a bus getting there and 4 hours back. We had 30 minutes free time in Manarola and 2 hours 30 minutes in Monterosso. That is 3 hours in total, the rest is travelling. The sea was also too rough so we could not do the boat part and had to take the train back to La Spenzia, where we had to walk 30 minutes to find the bus, to take us to Milan. The tour operator tried her best and gave us valuable information about Italy on the 4 hour trip to Cinque Terre but the 4 hours back in silence and heavy traffic was pure torture. Milan is too far from Cinque Terre for a day trip by bus.
I always to dream to see...
Maria_M, Sep 2022
I always to dream to see Cinque Terre the same way in the pictures We saw only one village NO boat trip In one word I didn’t satisfy If I was my self all that time I will see all villages And tour guide was speaking more Spanish than English Over all I will not recommend anyone this tour😞
Pavlos_G, Sep 2022
It was windy, so they said , and the boat part didn't happen. But all was superb, service, treatment from Salvatore , the guide, punctuality, and the scenery of course which is just magic.
Loved it!!
nikgp2, Sep 2022
This is a complete package with bus, train and boat ride around Cinque Terre region. We were able to cover a lot and were able to spend good amount of time in one of the villages for eating and shopping
Great experience
Wannelle_L, Aug 2022
The boat trip along the Cinque Terre coast was the highlight for us. Unfortunately, it is a long bus ride from Milan to Cinque Terre and was even longer than usual due to unusually heavy traffic due to the start of vacation travel in Europe.
Michele_S, Aug 2022
A hidden gem on the coastline. Worth seeing if you can’t make it to any coastal destinations. It was made easy with the guided tour. I highly recommend seeing these beautiful towns.
Awesome tour
NOEL_B, Aug 2022
This is an enjoyable tour. Very knowledgeable and energetic Tour Guide. Our tour bus driver is a very good driver.
Worst Experience Ever
Harout_S, Jul 2022
This was not a tour, it was a full day of taking public transport with 75 people to Cinque Terre and back to Milan. We saw zero, nothing. We went to Manorolo not to tour it but to take a public train, then to take a public ship to La Spezia. Again, this was NOT a tour. The bus was freezing cold and we all got sick. The guide Eddy was selfish and passive aggressive and provided horrible experience. In Monterosso he took us to a underground restaurant where we suffocated. Waste of money and time! What a shame!
The screaming babies on...
Lorraine_B, Jul 2022
The screaming babies on the bus and the delays we had waiting on that family to load and unload strollers and car seats. Even the guide was getting a little irritated. Cinque Terre was beautiful. This tour only allows for stops at two of the cities but they more than made up for it with the boat ride. Definitely worth it!
Worth it if you only have a short time in the region
Helen_H, Jul 2022
Things that were great: meet up location was easy to find, convenient. Buses were comfy, train and boat tickets ready, and most importantly-the areas we visited were stunningly beautiful. Not great: The time one gets at each stop is quite short, which is to be expected on these day trip style outings. But definitely if you have time I would recommend a longer stay. Our guide was reasonably informative and efficient but decidely aloof and not engaged in a personal way.
Picturesque villages!
Raya_A, Jul 2022
Excellent trip. Nice villages, delicious food, comfortable bus, train and a boat ride. We had time for everything. Shopping locally made merchandise, trying their signature food (the best pesto sauce in Monterosso) and drinks and a swim in Ligurian sea!
Worthwhile one-day excursion to Cinque Terre
Tamar_F, Jul 2022
The scenery of Cinque Terre is outstanding, don't miss the experience. Getting there from Milan is not easy, so we appreciated the arrangements made by the organizers with the tour-bus, the train ride and the ship-ride. Salvatore, our guide, was knowledgeable and pleasant, and guided the whole excursion with an easy manner and humor.
Sheila_G, Jul 2022
Absolutely beautiful place. It was a long bus trip but well worth it. We didn’t originally have this on our list to visit while in Italy but will certainly go there again and enjoy more days!
Nice way to see cinque terre of not staying there
pomikrut, Jul 2022
Nice trip. Too many people for one guide. Difficult to hear audio and he was walking very fast. Enjoyable tour despite size.
Fantastic day
Maria_R, Jul 2022
The landscape were amazing, everything went well, Eddie gave lots of information, and was very careful with everyone. The driver drive safe and we feel safe and protected all day
Amazing Tour
Kaitlin_S, Jun 2022
This place was my main draw to Milan as I knew we could do a day trip there and it was worth every minute! It was a long way to get down there but the scenery was lovely and Cinque Terre did not disappoint in the least!! It was everything I had dreamed of and more from the pictures. Definitely go to the restaurant they recommend at the hilltop for lunch and have the pesto! Some of the best in my life with an incredible view! The water was so enticing, my husband jumped in clothes and all! Definitely book this one!
Must do!
Carla_G, Jun 2022
Must do! Wonderfully orchestrated. Fantastic guide Salvatore and driver Marcelo. Perfectly guided, paced and managed. Best valued tour we have taken in Italy.
Nearly 13 hours of wasted time and frustration
Jenna_M, Jun 2022
Cinque Terre is a beautiful place, you cannot discount that! When booking this tour I knew we didn't have time to stay in Cinque Terre but this tour gave us the opportunity to make a day trip out of it from Milan. What they don't seem to advertise are the following: 1. It is a 3.5 hour drive on a bus from Milan to Cinque Terre (meaning 7 hours of this trip is purely driving) 2. When we arrived to Manarola, we were told we had been running late so we could wander around for 45 minutes. Such a cute and magical town requires more than 45 minutes to see!! So this began our frustrations 3. We then took a train to Monterosso al Mare which continued the theme of a lack of time as we were alloted 1 hour and 15 minutes to explore this town. 4. After that the trip is essentially over and you begin your trek back to the bus via boat. This part was what I was most looking forward to - to see Cinque Terre from the water. Well, this "Boat Tour" that the speak of is actually a FERRY, nothing special at all, no interesting facts to learn about on the way, NOTHING! We took 2 different ferries with zero direction from our tour guide to get back to our bus. I absolutely recommend going to the Italian seaside to see these beautiful towns. But I would NEVER recommend this tour to a friend or family member. Thank goodness the lack of organization gave us a few laughs along the way! *Our bus driver was a very nice man and did a great job!!
Great experience
Jesus_F, Jun 2022
Salvatore our tour guide was wonderful . The minute we got into the bus he gave us a detail tour of all the places in Milan until we got to beautiful cinque terre . My husband and I enjoyed our tour very much . We had time for shopping and having lunch and sight seeing . Definitely go
Amazing Cinque Terre!!
Daphney_K, Jun 2022
Cinque Terre is a must see. Walking into beautiful quaint villages on the Ligurian sea and then taking a boat ride at Monterosso to the picturesque harbour of Porto Venere makes a wonderful day.
Highly recommend
Heather_D, Jun 2022
Great day trip, good value for money with the day containing +6hrs on coaches, a train ride and +1hr boat ride. Time in Cinque Terra hamlets is ample, although during peak period the areas were extremely busy.
A Day From Hell
Beleata_W, May 2022
This was an exceptionally long (13 hours), hot, and busy day. The coach was not cool enough. The places we visited in Cinque Terre were overrun by tourists. The prettiest town Manarola we only visited for about 20 mins which was not long enough. We were then taken by train to Monterosso. There was nowhere to sit at a restaurant to eat or drink as way too many people and all restaurants full. No toilets readily available. Then two boats to get to the meeting point for the coach which seemed unnecessary and delayed our return home. Would i do this again even if for free............a big no. I want to say this bad review was mostly not Viator or tour guides fault, just the sheer volume of people in Cinque Terre.

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