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Cinque Terre: Poet’s Gulf Private Tour

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8 hours

Private Tour

Why take this tour?

Explore the picturesque La Spezia, aka ‘Poet's Gulf’, on this privately guided tour and discover why the English Romantics fell for its rugged charm. Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Virginia Woolf and DH Lawrence all featured this spectacular strip of coastline in their works, which you’ll reflect on as your expert guide reveals its hidden secrets. Spot colorful towns nestled in the breathtaking Ligurian coastline by ferry boat, then explore the islands Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. This tour is a private experience with the added benefit of being for your group only, led by a private local guide. These private experiences enjoy a more intimate setting along with the ability to tour at your desired pace. This tour is operated by one of our partners. We searched the world to find expert partners offering incredible experiences in locations you want to go - so wherever you go, you can #takewalks!

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy an expertly guided tour of Cinque Terre’s rugged coastline and islands
  • Created with Sketch.Explore UNESCO World Heritage Islands Palmaria, Tino and/or Tinetto
  • Created with Sketch.Learn what compelled the English Romantics to document the pretty Poet's Gulf
  • Created with Sketch.Relax with a flexible itinerary that reflects how you most want to spend your tour time

Discover how the Romantic Poets fell for the rugged Ligurian coastline

Cinque Terre is a site that’s long been on the bucket list of discerning travelers, many of whom were first introduced to this area by works of great literature. Written about by some of the world’s most distinguished poets, the picturesque Gulf of La Spezia, aka ‘Poet’s Gulf’, is an idyllic spot best explored from the sea, and particularly rewarding when done in the capable hands of an expert local.

Your tour begins in the Traghetti Terminal of La Spezia, where you’ll meet your private guide before boarding a quick ferry together to the ancient fortified village of Portovenere. Once there, you’ll begin your full boat tour of the Gulf, first visiting the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tine...

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Cinque Terre is a site that’s long been on the bucket list of discerning travelers, many of whom were first introduced to this area by works of great literature. Written about by some of the world’s most distinguished poets, the picturesque Gulf of La Spezia, aka ‘Poet’s Gulf’, is an idyllic spot best explored from the sea, and particularly rewarding when done in the capable hands of an expert local.

Your tour begins in the Traghetti Terminal of La Spezia, where you’ll meet your private guide before boarding a quick ferry together to the ancient fortified village of Portovenere. Once there, you’ll begin your full boat tour of the Gulf, first visiting the islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.

As your tour is private and personal to you, you’ll have some time to explore the islands with your guide, deciding together how much time to dedicate to each should you wish to stop for food, etc.

As you take in the rugged coastline you’ll discover why writers throughout time are so taken with the area: The English Romantics, particularly; Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Virginia Woolf, and DH Lawrence have all dedicated work to this stretch of the Ligurian coast. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to La Spezia Traghetti Terminal where you can reflect on an idyllic day on the coast.

  • Sites Visited
  • Portovenere
  • Islands of the Poet's Gulf: Palmaria
  • Tino and Tinetto
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
Price varies by group size