The Cinque Terre area is considered to be one of the most beautiful seaside locations in all of Italy. Compromised of five small stunning villages including Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore, and Vernazza, visiting the Cinque Terre is a must for travelers looking to experience the beauty of Italy's northern coast. These villages feature adorable and brightly colored buildings that cheerfully dot the craggy rocks of this section of the coast creating a breathtaking landscape. During your week in the Italian Riviera, you will have the chance to explore the famous Abbey of San Fruttuoso, hit the hiking trails in the Cinque Terre villages, and admire the beauty of the Gulf of Poets. Make it a priority to enjoy an authentic Italian seaside dinner for a fabulous view of one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Mediterranean. Discover the charm of the Italian Riviera and indulge in unforgettable coastal views, peaceful hikes, and warm sunny days.
Day 1: RAPALLO
Arrival and check-in at your hotel in Rapallo. Free time for relaxation and to explore this pretty seaside town.
Day 2: PORTOFINO, SAN FRUTTUOSO ABBEY, CAMOGLI
After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide and transfer by public boat to Portofino. From Portofino you will go on foot to reach the splendid abbey of San Fruttuoso enjoying beautiful panoramic scenery and this walk will take approximately one and a half hours. You will have a guided tour around the abbey followed by lunch on your own in a charming little restaurant on the beach. After this you will leave by boat from San Fruttuoso to Camogli. During this short cruise you will have the chance to admire the unusual water surfaces and perhaps catch a glimpse of the underwater memorial "Cristo degli Abissi" (the Christ of the Deep) built in memory of all those whose work took them to sea and were buried at sea. At Camogli you have time to visit this most colorful and charming little town where we recommend tasting the famous "camogliesi", chocolate puff pastries that are native to this area. Return to Rapallo by private transfer. Overnight at your hotel accommodation.
Day 3: CINQUE TERRE NATIONAL PARK, MANAROLA, CORNIGLIA, VOLASTRA, VERNAZZA, MONTEROSSO
After breakfast at the hotel, departure by train to reach Manarola, one of the Cinque Terre villages (approx 1 hour train ride). After your arrival in Manarola, meet and greet with your guide and time to visit this town. From here, you will go on foot to Corniglia along a very scenic path that goes through the village of Volastra. Here you will experience first-hand the true meaning of "Cinque Terre"(five lands); land that has been reclaimed from the mountains by the unyielding work and courageous exploits of man. The walk will take approximately two hours and is relatively leisurely. When you reach Corniglia and after a short visit to this picturesque village, lunch, at your own expense, in a local inn with its own wine cellar and where you will feel you are eating in a private home but in a historical setting! After lunch you will go by train to Vernazza to visit this village and the tour will end in Monterosso. Here you will have some free time for shopping and then return to Rapallo by train. Overnight at your hotel accommodation in Rapallo
Day 4: CAMPIGLIA, PORTOVENERE, GULF OF POETS
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide and transfer in a private minivan to Campiglia, a small hamlet situated between the Cinque Terre and the town of La Spezia. From here you will go on foot towards Portovenere. The walk will take 2 hours and it is absolutely the most panoramic route ever enabling you to admire the splendid Gulf of La Spezia (known locally at the Gulf of Poets) and you will experience it from a rare vantage point that is off the main tourist routes. You will come down the hill passing through the fortress of Portovenere and this will bring you right in the center of the town. Lunch on your own today. In the afternoon we recommend taking a mini cruise on a private fishing boat to the islands of Palmaria, Tino e Tinetto, with a stop at a charming inlet to taste some local produce (not included). Return to the hotel by minivan. Overnight stay at your hotel in Rapallo.
Day 5: RAPALLO
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out and end of our services.
PACKAGE START AT $946.00
- 4 nights accommodation in 4 Star Hotel in Rapallo or similar;
- Daily breakfast;
- 1 Full day walking tour on the Cinque Terre Park area;
- 2 Half day walking tour on the Cinque Terre Park area;
- Transfers in private minivan, train or public boat (weather and sea conditions permitting) as per program;
- Vat Taxes and service Charges.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- All Land & Air prices: Additional U.S. & Foreign Departure Taxes and Surcharges Fee(s) assessed by the Airlines.
- Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. If applicable it has to be paid locally to the hotel.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums Tips, Extras.
- Beverages during meals.
- All which is not mentioned under PACKAGE INCLUDES.
Fly and Drive independent tour package.
Available all year around on request.
Minimum number of participants: 2 people.
(*) Rate based on Four adult persons sharing two double or twin bedded rooms with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Childrens, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).