Experience the unforgettable scenery of the Italian Riviera during this 4 day escorted group tour featuring the top highlights of Italy's northwestern coast. Start in Genoa where you will admire the cultural landmarks of this historically rich port city. In San Remo, enjoy the colorful flowers and long walks along stunning sea front promenades, while Portovenere will dazzle you with its churches and clifftop castle. Hike along the trails of the Cinque Terre villages taking in unbelievable scenery of colorful buildings perched on cliffs and suspended above the shining waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Spend your final day admiring Camogli's architecture, the glamor of Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure's pleasant gardens. With charming coastal towns, picturesque seaside views and delicious local cuisine, a trip to the Italian Riviera will not disappoint.
From Milan (or Genoa) to Milan
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Genoa, San Remo, Portovenere, Cinque Terre, Camogli, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure,
DAY 1: MILAN, GENOA
Early morning meet and greet with your tour group in a designated meeting point in the historical center of Milan. Transfer to the lively port city of Genoa, which in the past was one of the Maritime Republics. You'll experience Genoa's rich and important history during a visit of the historical center, which is full of medieval buildings and winding streets. Be sure to stop by the Ancient Port, restored for the anniversary of Columbus' sail to the Americas and now considered to be the heart of the city. During your free time you could also choose to visit Genoa's Aquarium (optional visit on your own not included), the largest in Italy, before heading to the hotel for the night.
Please note that it will be also possible start the tour directly from Genoa if you prefer, morning meeting point to be advised.
DAY 2: GENOA, SAN REMO, GENOA
After a nice breakfast, you'll travel to San Remo, the city of flowers and sunny days. The local economy is based on flower farming and tourism, and San Remo also hosts the annual Italian Song Festival. You may enjoy a nice stroll along the charming beaches and promenades, shopping in the boutiques along the main street or a visit to the town's Casino. Lunch will be on your own (not included), and afterwards you'll head back to Genoa through the scenic route of Riviera di Ponente, with many little villages resting along the shore. Enjoy dinner and then spend the night in Genoa.
DAY 3: GENOA, PORTOVENERE, CINQUE TERRE, GENOA
You'll have breakfast at the hotel, before leaving for Portovenere. This small fishing town contains many beautiful churches and offers scenic views of the sea. After visiting Portovenere, you'll take the ferry to the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (if weather and sea conditions do not permit travel by ferry, you'll board a minibus and enjoy a panoramic tour). The five fishermen villages of the Cinque Terre are remarkable due to their colorful buildings perched on cliffs and surrounded by a breathtaking landscape that's suspended between sky and sea. You'll have some free time to explore and enjoy lunch (not included) before heading back to the hotel in Genoa.
DAY 4: GENOA, CAMOGLI, PORTOFINO, SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE, MILAN
You'll depart the hotel after breakfast for a short visit to Camogli, a beautiful town, with evocative architecture of the region. Then, you'll continue towards Portofino, a charming small village tucked into a narrow cove overlooking the rocky coastline. For decades the beauty of Portofino has attracted celebrities and artists looking to indulge in the lifestyle of the coast. The final stop will be the picturesque town of Santa Margherita Ligure for your last taste of the Italian Rivera before returning to Milan, where the tour, and our services, will end.
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PACKAGE START AT $1,145.00 INCLUDES:
- Transportation by Deluxe motor coach or Minivan as per itinerary;
- Accommodation in 4 Star Hotels in double/twin rooms with private facilities;
- Daily breakfast;
- Multilingual Tour-Escort (with minimum 9 participants);
- Panoramic Visits as per itinerary;
- 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.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums, Tips, Extras.
- Porterage Service.
- Hospitality city tax which varies by city and hotel category. If applicable it has to be paid locally to the hotel.
- All what is not mentioned in “PACKAGE INCLUDES”.
Multi language escorted group tour with minimum 9 participants.
If less than 9 participants only private minivan with multilingual speaking Driver.
All departure are Guaranteed.
Due to technical and logistic reasons, the itinerary may be reversed or modified.
During the Genoa Salone Nautico event the overnight could be in Santa Margherita Ligure or Rapallo area instead of Genoa.
(*) Rate based on two adult persons sharing a double or twin bedded room with private bathroom. Single rooms are available at an additional supplement. Children’s, triple room rates and alternative accommodation arrangements are available upon request. (Additional and different charges may apply).