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Italy, Liguria – Taste of the Italian Riviera

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From AUD: $3,799

Duration: 7 Days

Offer Expires: Dec 31, 2019

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Privately hosted seven day package with two night stays in Genoa, Cinque Terre area and Sestri Levante. A perfect introduction to the Italian Riviera.

Liguria, also known as The Italian Riviera, is a narrow land squeezed between mountains and sea with mild climate, breathtaking views, spectacular cliffs, colorful fishing villages, secluded bays and hidden art treasures.
This private package is a perfect introduction to the highlights of the region, featuring Cinque Terre, Genoa and Sestri Levante. your stay features a cooking class, visit to an eco farm, meals a local trattoria, and hiking time along the famous Cinque Terre coastal paths.

Day One Arrival
Welcome to the Italian Riviera! Arrival in Genoa check-in at an elegant boutique hotel in the city center. Welcome aperitif and briefing with your host, who will deliver your detailed program and information about the local area, maps and our tips for your stay.
Overnight in Genoa

Day Two Explore Genoa
Be charmed by Genoa today. After breakfast, meet one of our selected private guides in your hotel lobby and set out for a three hour guided tour to discover the Genoa historical center.
Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.
Overnight in Genoa

Day Three The Riviera & Cooking
Check-out from your hotel in Genoa this morning and take your private transfer to the south east along the coast. Today you will start discovering the Dolce Vita style of the Italian Riviera as you travel towards the beautiful oceanside village of Sestri Levante, midway between Portofino and Cinque Terre.
Later in the afternoon you’ll be welcomed by our Pesto expert in Sestri Levante and take part in a special cooking class followed by dinner with what you have expertly prepared. learn to prepare the region's famous pesto as tradition dictates, with mortar and pestle.
Overnight in Sestri Levante.

Day Four Portofino Eco Farm & Traditional Lunch
The famous village of Portofino is immersed in a unique natural setting and today you’ll be welcomed by a local producer to visit an eco farm, born from the recovery of abandoned lands with the aim to develop sustainable agriculture and tourism. The view will leave you speechless! At lunch we will make ourselves comfortable in a beautiful old mill where you'll enjoy a delicious tasting lunch based on local specialties. Your transport today is via train and ferry, as it's the way locals travel and also in some cases the only way to get from village to village.
Overnight in Sestri Levante.

Day Five The Cinque Terre Villages
Leave Sestri Levante behind today, with a private transfer to your next stay. Your hotel will be a lovely boutique property in one of the Cinque Terre villages. If you have a special request just let us know, or we will recommend somewhere most enjoyable. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the picturesque villages of this famous land with use of your travel cards. In the evening, a dinner in a local trattoria awaits.
Overnight in Cinque Terre.

Day Six Cinque Terre Vineyards & Wine
Today you will have the day at disposal to relax, hike or continuing to explore the villages using your Cinque Terre travel cards. At sunset you’ll be welcomed by a passionate wine producer who will show you his amazing vineyards with panoramic sea view. You’ll also visit the tiny cellar carved in the rock and taste the famous Cinque Terre “heroic” wine.
Overnight in Cinque Terre.

Day Seven Farewell
Arrivederci day! Check-out and departure.

Two nights boutique accommodation in Genoa with breakfast
Two nights boutique accommodation in Cinque Terre with breakfast
Two nights boutique accommodation in Sestri Levante with breakfast
Rich welcome aperitif in Genoa
Welcome meeting with your greeter
Half day private guide in Genoa
Cooking class followed by dinner in Sestri Levante
Private visit to the eco farm in Portofino
Typical lunch in an old mill in Portofino
Two days Cinque Terre cards
Typical dinner in Cinque Terre
Private transfer on day 3 from Genoa to Sestri Levante with a stop in Camogli
Private transfer on day 5 from Sestri Levante to Cinque Terre
Roundtrip train tickets and ferry tickets on day 4 from Sestri Levante to Santa Margherita Ligure/Portofino
Detailed notes, maps and local tips
24 hour local assistance

Meals and beverages other than those mentioned above
Transfers other than those mentioned above
City tax
Travel insurance

Departure Dates
This package departs all year round, just get in touch with your dates and we will check availability for you.

$3799 per person based on 2 people twin/double share
$3199 Per person based on 4 people twin/double share
$2999 Per person based on 6 people twin/double share

NOTE: Due to the hilly nature of the terrain in this region, this package is not suitable for people with mobility problems

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