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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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Day Tour Cinque Terre & Porto Venere

Day Tour Cinque Terre & Porto Venere

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Our goal is to make your day unique and unforgettable, let you know and appreciate this heritage of rare beauty, making you relax and feel pampered, away from the madding crowd. Together with us you will have the opportunity to live a 360 ° experience: curiosity and culture of this unique and fragile territory, but also a nice swim in our crystal clear waters, a walk through the colorful lanes of Porto Venere and Cinque Terre, enjoying a typical aperitif on board with Prosecco and typical local products. For more information and any discounts, you can contact us directly through our Seabreezeboattours website.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.08
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.51
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Cinque Terre Sailing Day Trip from La Spezia

Cinque Terre Sailing Day Trip from La Spezia

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See Cinque Terre from another perspective: from a boat at sea. Spend a full day sailing along the Italian riviera, viewing the five seaside towns and learning about the history of the area from your skipper. Drink in the views of the colorful villages that hug the coastline. Learn some sailing tips from the crew. Stop to swim in the shimmering sea. And then indulge in a lunch of Ligurian specialties, washing it down with some locally produced wine. Participants are limited to just 10 people on this small-group tour, ensuring plenty of personalized attention.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.46
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$181.46
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$171.08
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$171.08
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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
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$118.19
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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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$901.01
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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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$1,050.58
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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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$1,050.58
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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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$772.31
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$214.89
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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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$196.98
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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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$122.97
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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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$1,313.22
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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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$206.51
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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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$876.28
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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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$776.00
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$776.00
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Private The Enchantment of the Ligurian Coast: Cinque Terre and Portovenere

Private The Enchantment of the Ligurian Coast: Cinque Terre and Portovenere

Discover quaint and colorful Ligurian villages during this private tour from Florence. Travel along the Tyrrhenian coast to the “Five Lands” of Cinque Terre where you travel by train from Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Vernazza. Then, hop on a boat and take in the beautiful views before hopping out to explore the historic center of Portovenere. Train and boat tickets are included in the tour package for your convenience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$571.85
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,524.57
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,180.71
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$382.03
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$382.03
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Private tour of The Gulf of Poets

Private tour of The Gulf of Poets

Leave the large crowds of Cinque Terre behind on a private 8-hour tour of the Poet’s Gulf. A ferry from Portovenere takes you to the picturesque Palmaria, Tino, and Tinetto. Serving as inspiration for Byron, DH Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and other literary greats, the islands are today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together with your guide, decide how much time to spend at each location.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$292.49
Price varies by group size
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$292.49
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Mountain Bike Tour in the Cinque Terre

Mountain Bike Tour in the Cinque Terre

Explore the hidden treasures of the Cinque Terre on a 6-hour mountain bike tour that is suitable for fit participants. The moderately challenging non-technical route includes long climbs into the hills where you get sweeping views over the Gulf of La Spezia and National Park of the Cinque Terre. Includes knowledgeable guide, light refreshments, and use of bike equipment.
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  • 6 hours
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$155.20
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$155.20

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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$367.70
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$367.70
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Cinque Terre: private tour in the footsteps of the Shelleys

Cinque Terre: private tour in the footsteps of the Shelleys

Leaving from La Spezia train station, where you will meet your private guide, you will get on a private taxi to reach the beautiful village of Lerici, one of the places 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 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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$292.49
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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 35.82. Guided Portovenere tours start around USD 35.82 per person.
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