Take in sweeping sunset views of the Cinque Terre coastline on a cruise limited to 12 people. The evening’s itinerary includes an “aperitivo” with fresh local products, free time to relax with your group, and plenty of frame-worthy photo opportunities.
Duration 3 hours
Available Every day
Small Group Max 12 people
Meeting Point Baording dock Monterosso
To experience a sunset in Cinque Terre is to admire a live painting of changing colours before your eyes. This beautiful time of the day provides a sense of calm and serenity that takes over the Cinque Terre. The way the light hits the villages makes them look like a scene out of a postcard at times. Take in sweeping sunset views of the Cinque Terre coastline on a cruise limited to 12 people. The evening’s itinerary includes an “aperitivo” typical local products, free time to relax with your group, and plenty of frame-worthy photo opportunities.
Tour program of the Cinque Terre sunset cruise with happy hour:
Meeting point at approximately 5.00pm at the boarding dock in Monterosso (where the ferries leave) and start of the boat tour.
The cruise will take you through the “Gulf of Poets” and all along the Cinque Terre National Park. During the tour, enjoy an Italian aperitivo with typical local products, fresh fruit, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Going out of the port, you will admire from the sea Monterosso al Mare: the largest and most visited of the villages; admire its large beach, lined with colourful umbrellas and spiral up through the village.
Further along, you will see Corniglia: the smallest village of the Cinque Terre, built far above the ocean on the cliffs.
From Corniglia, you will depart for Vernazza, the beauty queen of the Cinque Terre: the most popular and the most photogenic one. Vernazza’s shoreline stands out because of the iconic colourful buildings along the cliffs and the beautiful church tower that looks out onto the bay.
The tour continues to Manarola: the village is perched atop jagged ocean cliffs and surrounded by lush-green vineyards. It has an incredible spit of land where the most famous Cinque Terre Instagram photos are taken.
The last village of Cinque Terre is Riomaggiore, a picturesque coast-side village with post-card perfect panoramas at every bend.
Before the end of the tour, admire Portovenere from the sea, the lesser-known gem in the Gulf of Poets, just a stone’s throw away from the famous Cinque Terre, but still one of the most picturesque town in Italy.
The tour will end in the port of Monterosso.
* Before booking the tour, contact us in chat or write us an e-mail to check availability.
The price includes: Professional skipper – English speaking assistant – Aperitif with local products – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – Snorkeling equipment.
The price does not include: Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Do not forget: Swimsuit – Beach towel – Camera – Jacket for the evening.
If you want to know what to see by boat in the Cinque Terre, do not miss this wonderful tour in the hours of sunset: it will be a unique experience. The Cinque Terre, with its characteristic villages, acquire a spectacular light and charm when the sun is about to set overboard. In two and a half hours you can see the most famous places along the Ligurian Riviera such as Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Manarola, Corniglia and Riomaggiore, passing through one of the most beautiful villages in Italy: Portovenere. The light that will cross the typical Genoese all coloured tower-houses, reflected in the sea, will make you visit the Cinque Terre from an exclusive and romantic perspective.
Renamed this way for the love that writers and poets have always had for this magical place, the strong>Gulf of Poets embraces the eastern part of the Ligurian coast from Portovenere to Lerici. Here you can admire the most beautiful places not only of the Ligurian Riviera, but off all Italy. The landscapes are absolutely out of the ordinary: tower-houses, villages that slide quickly towards the sea, romantic little harbours inside small coves and crystal clear sea. An intimate and romantic tour like the one by boat in the Cinque Terre at sunset is ideal to enjoy some of the magic that has made this place famous all over the world.
What could be better than an aperitif on a boat at sunset? The Ligurian focaccia is among the gastronomic specialities of this coast: the bread with its characteristic flattened shape and the local oil are real and simple delicacies. When the focaccia is further seasoned, the palate is filled with wonderful flavours. Choosing this tour you can taste Ligurian focaccia accompanied by Prosecco, spritz and appetisers to enjoy the view in total relaxation while taking the most characteristic photos of the entire Italian coast.
Scrolling the monitor looking for images of the Gulf of Poets, you will surely have seen at least one picture of the village of Riomaggiore. Among the most beautiful places on the Ligurian coast, in fact, the Riomaggiore is a must-see, especially seen from the sea. The houses of this ancient village have the characteristic tower construction typical of the Genoese coast and slide quickly towards the stretch of water creating a postcard just waiting to be photographed. The narrow streets and the castle that reigns on the top, make Riomaggiore a magical place that naturally ends with its small harbour, full of colourful boats moored in the natural inlet.
Did you know that the village of Manarola is the most photographed on Instagram? Its secret lies in the particularity of the buildings that seem to come straight out of the mountain to create a real crib overlooking the sea. In the houses on the banks you can see the remains of the bastion that was built in the 12th century, whose walls were used to build the houses. Of the castle, built together with the bastion, however, there is nothing left. A place much loved by Eugenio Montale and Fabrizio De Andrè, both of whom have a memory in the small village, Manarola is 500 metres from Riomaggiore, divided bye a tunnel or through a footpath called “Via dell’Amore”.
Recommended by the new York Times among the 46 places to visit absolutely, Vernazza is undoubtedly the typical Ligurian village. From here you can see the terraces for the cultivation of the vine from which the typical wine of Liguria is made and the narrow streets called Carruggi. The colourful houses, like the whole coast, have been repainted by 60 Italian and foreign artists who came here after the flood of 2013 which caused damage to the houses. Arriving in Vernazza from the sea you will not be able not to recognise it: its rock spur that protrudes into the sea is a real natural picture.
Corniglia is the tiniest village in the Cinque Terre but it is full of small jewels. It entered literature in 1300 with Boccaccio’s Decameron in a passage where reference is made to wine, which here you can smell from the scent that inebriates the valley. Its old town centre is about 300 metres away from the sea and descends to the valley until you reach Marina di Corniglia and the small port with the boats all owned by residents. Despite being the only village not on the sea, Corniglia has several coastlines, including the Spiaggione.
The spearhead of the Cinque Terre is the village of Monterosso, where the excursion will end. Monterosso is a town of about 1500 people that has kept intact its medieval style that perfectly matches the magnificent kilometres of heavenly coast. Sanctuaries, 19th century houses and churches overlooking the crystal clear sea make Manarola one of the most visited places in the Cinque Terre also for the long coastline full of beautiful beaches. The most famous is certainly the Giants’ beach, named after the statue of Neptune erected in 1910 and looking towards the sea.
The Cinque Terre are rich in views where the coast creates magnificent indentations: here there are often beaches where you can swim. Among the most beautiful beaches of the Cinque Terre we cannot fail to mention those of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia and Riomaggiore. Whether they are equipped beaches or free beaches one thing is certain: you will find crystal clear water to welcome you and right there the villages of the Cinque Terre will be reflected in the light of the sunset.
Yes, in case of bad weather/sea conditions the tour might be cancelled. In case of cancellation we are happy to offer our customers the choice of an alternative date or, in case of inability to rebook, the full refund.
Cinque Terre sunset cruise from Monterosso with happy hour
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€ 110 Adults
Free cancellation within 15 days
Duration: 3 hours
Departure from Monterosso
Small groups of maximum 12 people
Professional skipper and assistant on board
Admire Portovenere and Cinque Terre from the sea at sunset
Italian “aperitivo” with fresh local food and drinks
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