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WARNING! This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or general walking difficulties. Since tourist volume has increased dramatically during the last few years, we kindly request our guests to be flexible about possible itinerary changes and trust our drivers’ expertise for a great tour outcome.
One of Joe Banana’s English speaking drivers will be waiting for you at the gangway of your cruise ship holding a sign with your name on it. Your private driver will escort you to your vehicle to start this unforgettable shore excursion to two of Italy’s gems: the Cinque Terre and Pisa.
The world known Cinque Terre are made up of five miles of spectacular rocky coast, two capes, thousands of kilometers of dry walls built on terraces cultivated with vineyards, five medieval fishing villages built on rock. Combine these incredible attributes with the spectacular color of the sea and sky, and you may understand the authentic beauty of the Cinque Terre. Monterosso, Vernazza, Cornaglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore are the names of the villages that make up this national park system protected by UNESCO since 1997.
Due to the increasingly high tourist volume within the Cinque Terre, per a decree of the local Administration of the Cinque Terre vehicles are no longer able to drive into the downtown area or park, and driving through the Cinque Terre is now prohibited. With the inability to park our vehicles our drivers are now unable to accompany our guests downtown, through the first town or assist with ticket purchases for the ferry or train. The driver will therefore drive you to the first town of Riomaggiore and provide you with information about the site and where to purchase tickets for the train and/or ferry in order to allow our guests to independently navigate throughout the towns and meet him back in the last town of Monterosso at a prearranged time and location. We kindly suggest to carefully follow the driver’s suggestions in order to see as many of the towns as possible given the restricted timeframe of the day.
From here you will drive back to the port taking a quick detour to stop in Pisa, where you will have around 30 minutes to admire the stunning Piazza del Duomo featuring one among the best known landmarks in Italy: The Leaning Tower. Due to timing restrictions, you will unfortunately be unable to climb to the top of it but we are sure this will feel like the frosting on the cake of your excursion.
Unfortunately, as the Via dell’Amore in Cinque Terre remains closed due to a landslide, you will be unable to visit this famous and very romantic walkway carved out of the cliffs.
Available: May through Mid-October
Tour Duration: 9 hours
Pick-up / Drop-off Location: Livorno Port
Pick-up Time (suggested): 8.00 am (according to your ship's schedule)
Luxury, air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
Meals and Drinks
Guide in sites or Entrance fees, if required - unless otherwise specified.
Boat, Ferry or Train passes in the Cinque Terre.
We cannot be sure of the exact order of the towns due to events that we cannot predict in time (weather/sea conditions, public boat time schedule, etc.) as public boats don't operate in bad weather conditions and winter months.
When boats are not operating, transfers between cities will be by minivan or by coastal train.
The Lover's walk is temporarily closed to the public due to a mud slide that has made it unaccessible. In the meantime, transfer from Riomaggiore to Manarola will be operated by train or minivan.