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Cinque Terre By Boat & Food Experience

La Spezia, Italy

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Experience hosted by Maria & Nicola

7 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

An intimate and reserved experience for only 4 guests, away from tourist chaos, during which you can admire magnificent places, experience the sea and enjoy real Italian cuisine.
It is possible to make the experience private and personalize it for up to 6 people.
You can also easily reach us from Pisa or Florence by direct train, and then meet us at the Port Mirabello of La Spezia at 10 am. Maximum punctuality required. From there we will set sail sailing in the Gulf of Poets. Stop in Portovenere, an ancient seaside village Unesco Heritage, where we will disembark to visit it. Back on board, you can swim and sunbathe while sipping a bottle of Prosecco, while Maria will prepare a freshly cooked pasta lunch with fresh fish, appetizer, fruit, local white wine. After lunch we will sail coast to coast and reach the Cinque Terre, in front of which you can take some beautiful photos and we will make another stop for swimming.
The experience ends with disembarkation always in La Spezia around 5 pm.
IMPORTANT
1. The experience is confirmed the day before based on the weather and sea conditions.
2. Physical agility.
3. Do not suffer from nausea or seasickness.
4. Respect and share spaces on the boat.
5. No pets on board.
6. It is not allowed to bring drinks or food on board.
An intimate and reserved experience for only 4 guests, away from tourist chaos, during which you can admire magnificent places, experience the sea and enjoy real Italian cuisine.
It is possible to make the experience private and personalize it for up to 6 people.
You can also easily reach us from Pisa or Florence by direct train, and then meet us at the Port Mirabello of La Spezia at 10 am. Maximum punctuality required. From there we wi…

Maria & Nicola's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    - Appetizer with caprese, octopus and local potatoes, Ligurian focaccia wit...
  • Drinks
    Prosecco, Local white wine, Acqua, Coca Cola for those who don't drink wine...
From £261
/ person

Meet your host, Maria & Nicola

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 211 Reviews
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Maria and I have collected our passions and our professionalism to accompany you as friends, and not as tourists, in this corner of paradise Unesco Heritage, discovering La Spezia, the Gulf of Poets, Portovenere and the Cinque Terre
With this intimate experience we want to give you unforgettable moments in one of the most beautiful places in the world, between sea, music, Italian food, culture, relaxation and laughter. The experience can be personalized and made private.
With our 9-meter motor boat named Ghibli we will spend many hours together which will become fantastic memories for you.
Maria and I have collected our passions and our professionalism to accompany you as friends, and not as tourists, in this corner of paradise Unesco Heritage, discovering La Spezia, the Gulf of Poets, Portovenere and the Cinque Terre
With this intimate experience we want to give you unforgettable moments in one of the most beautiful places in the world, between sea, music, Italian food, culture, relaxation and laughter. The experience can be personalized and made private.
With our 9-met…
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Where you'll be

We will sail in the Gulf of Poets until we reach Portovenere and then visit it.
We will eat by boat in the Gulf of Poets in front of Portovenere.
We will sail coast to coast admiring the Cinque Terre from the sea in front of which you will take photos and a stop to swim.
The experience ends with landing in La Spezia.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 211 reviews.

Elise
July 2020
This was one of the best day and experience I ever had. Not only the surroundings were magical but Maria and Nicola made us feel like we were right at home. They had so much knowledge and shared their passion with an open heart. The visit of Porto Venere is a must on top of the Cinque Terre. In addition to being super friendly and knowing so much Maria was an amazing cook! The lunch was superb and oh so Fresh 🥰. It was the perfect occasion for our first try of Cinque Terre wine as well. Nicola was the best Captain. I would do this experience again in a heartbeat.
This was one of the best day and experience I ever had. Not only the surroundings were magical but Maria and Nicola made us feel like we were right at home. They had so much knowle…
Ron
October 2019
This tour was wonderful. Very special people who enjoy sharing their love for the overall travel experience. Everything was well thought out and precise with instructions. An excellent trip experience. Hope to do another with them in the near future.
This tour was wonderful. Very special people who enjoy sharing their love for the overall travel experience. Everything was well thought out and precise with instructions. An e…
Megan
October 2019
This was a highlight of our trip! We took a day trip from Florence and were nervous how it would go but it couldn't have been more perfect. Maria & Nicola are wonderful hosts. The ride was smooth with beautiful views and the food Maria prepared was excellent. By far the freshest seafood I have ever had! I highly recommend you book this experience.
This was a highlight of our trip! We took a day trip from Florence and were nervous how it would go but it couldn't have been more perfect. Maria & Nicola are wonderful hosts.…
Stephanie
October 2019
Thank you for a wonderful day! I felt Maria’s enthusiasm right from the start - very helpful, happy & positive. I enjoyed the stop in Porto Venere very much because it was not as crowded as Vernazza. What a unique spot! The 13th century church was very picturesque. The seafood was absolutely delicious & I will never forget the day. Maria & Nicola are in the right profession. Thank you again!
Thank you for a wonderful day! I felt Maria’s enthusiasm right from the start - very helpful, happy & positive. I enjoyed the stop in Porto Venere very much because it was not as…
Victor
October 2019
We had a perfect day with Maria and Nicola! As a tour guide, Maria is calm, knowledgeable, and never rushes. The whole day felt relaxed and luxurious. We had time to walk through La Spezia, visit villages, have a refreshing swim, and eat an amazing lunch on the boat with local seafood and wine — one of the best meals of our Italian vacation (and that’s saying a lot!) Compared to hiking, train, tour bus, or ferry, going by boat with just a small group is a super-special way to see the gorgeous Cinque Terre. This experience was simply wonderful. We highly recommended it!
We had a perfect day with Maria and Nicola! As a tour guide, Maria is calm, knowledgeable, and never rushes. The whole day felt relaxed and luxurious. We had time to walk through L…
Jillian
October 2019
What an amazing way to see Cinque Terre! You really feel at home and it is a wonderful mix of culture and adventure. It was also wonderful to have a fresh seafood meal on the boat and loved exploring and learning about the area's history. Maria and her husband were amazing hosts and so welcoming! Just remember to eat breakfast before you arrive and if you don't enjoy seafood, to let Maria know ahead of time.
What an amazing way to see Cinque Terre! You really feel at home and it is a wonderful mix of culture and adventure. It was also wonderful to have a fresh seafood meal on the boat…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    Swimsuit

    Beach towel