Along the northwestern coast of Italy is one of the most breathtaking stretches of shore in the country, known as the Italian Riviera. This scenic coastline is as enchanting as it is picturesque with gorgeous views of the Ligurian Sea from charming and colorful villages that cheerfully sit seaside. The area is known for its mild climate which makes popular areas such as the villages of Cinque Terre, Portofino and Portovenere prime travel destinations for much of the year. Take this seven day vacation of a lifetime through the Italian Riviera and fall in love with its enchanting towns and stunning seascape.
From Rapallo to Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre National Park
3 nights stay in the sea resort of Rapallo in the Tigullio Gulf;
3 nights stay in one of the five villages of the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site;
1 half day and 3 full days of private guided excursions to Portofino, the San Fruttuoso Abbey, Sestri Levante, the Cinque Terre National Park and Portovenere;
DAY 1: RAPALLO, TIGULLIO GULF
Arrival on your own in Rapallo, an elegant town on the Tigullio Gulf. Thanks to its rich past and a charming historical city center, Rapallo is a well-known resort on the Italian Riviera along with nearby Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. Check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
DAY 2: PORTOFINO, SAN FRUTTUOSO ABBEY AND TIGULLIO GULF
After a hearty breakfast, meet your tour guide in the hotel lobby to begin your sightseeing tour of the scenic Tigullio Gulf area. We’ll take a boat trip to Portofino, a luxury resort town popular among the rich and famous, known for its charming atmosphere. You will then stop at the Benedictine Abbey in San Fruttuoso, a Gothic complex perched on the coastline. The fishing village of Camogli will be your next stop before taking the train back to Rapallo for the night.
DAY 3: SESTRI LEVANTE, TIGULLIO GULF
After a good night’s rest and breakfast at your hotel, you’ll meet your tour guide at the train station for a half day guided excursion to Sestri Levante, home of the Bay of Fairy Tales, named in honor of Hans Christian Anderson, who lived there for a period of time. You’ll enjoy the scenery of this lovely resort town, before spending an afternoon at leisure, perhaps enjoying some sunbathing on the lively beach or shopping in the local boutiques.
DAY 4: MONTEROSSO AL MARE, CINQUE TERRE
The morning will be at your leisure for some last minute sightseeing or shopping. Afterwards, meet with your driver and travel to Monterosso al Mare, part of the Cinque Terre area. Complete check-in at your new hotel and then you will have the afternoon free to start exploring on your own or relax.
DAY 5: CINQUE TERRE NATIONAL PARK, PORTOVENERE
Today is dedicated to discovering the beauty of the Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the town of Portovenere. Start in Vernazza, a charming fishing village, and then continue to Manarola, taking in beautiful scenic views along the way. Follow the local hiking trails to reach Riomaggiore and then we will take a boat to Portovenere. Portovenere is renowned for its churches, such as the Church of San Lorenzo, and its stunning harbor area. The natural beauty of Portovenere has attracted romantics for centuries including the great poets Byron and Shelley. Once you finish in Portovenere board the boat and return to Monterosso.
DAY 6: MONTEROSSO AL MARE, CINQUE TERRE
Meet with your tour guide in the morning and depart by train to the town of Corniglia, the last of the Cinque Terre villages. Take in breathtaking panoramic views and explore the the winding streets. You will return to Monterosso later in the afternoon and then the rest of the day will be at your leisure.
DAY 7: MONTEROSSO AL MARE, CINQUE TERRE
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and end of our services.
PACKAGE START AT $1,649.00 INCLUDES:
- 3 nights accommodation in 3 Star Hotel in Rapallo in double/twin rooms with private facilities;
- 3 nights accommodation in 3 Star Hotel in Monterosso al Mare in double/twin rooms with private facilities;
- Daily Breakfast;
- 3 Full Days and 1 Half Day licensed tour guide assistance;
- 2 days “Cinque Terre Card” including ” including admission to the Cinque Terre National Park, access to pathways, and train transfers in the park;
- Admission ticket to San Fruttuoso’s Abbey;
- Boat ticket Rapallo - San Fruttuoso - Camogli;
- Train ticket from Camogli to Rapallo;
- Private car transfer from Rapallo to Monterosso;
- Boat ticket Riomaggiore - Portovenere - Monterosso;
- 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.
- Meals and beverages.
- Entrance Fees to Monuments or Museums, Tips, Extras.
- All what is not mentioned in “PACKAGE INCLUDES”.
Independent travel package.
Minimum number of participants: 2 people.
(*) 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).