Shore Excursion Details

Discovering The Ligurian Coast by Rubber Boat

Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

Discovering The Ligurian Coast by Rubber Boat


  • 8
    hrs Estimate Duration

Explore the pastel-colored town of Lerici as a prelude to cruising around the islands in the surrounding Bay of La Spezia. Although a medieval castle dominates Lerici, there is much more to see, including the 13th-century Oratory of San Rocco and former Jewish quarter. The narrow streets are wonderfully atmospheric with fine shops characteristic of the Italian Riviera. In time, you will board a private boat for an enlightening cruise around the bay, which is also known as Poet’s Gulf in reference to Lerici once being a celebrated enclave for poets and writers. Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley and D.H. Lawrence were all inspired by the setting. You will be treated to close-up views of the islands Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto in the bay’s westernmost part. UNESCO deemed them and the neighboring town of Portovenere a World Heritage site for their scenic and cultural value. You will discover Portovenere’s other charms during free time there.

• Spend time on your own exploring the many attractions in pastel-colored Lerici.
• Cruise through Poet’s Gulf for a close-up view of its World Heritage site islands.
• Enjoy more free time in lovely Portovenere, which shares that World Heritage site designation.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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