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Cinque Terre – Hiking in Liguria - 8 Days

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From 849 € per person

Santa Margherita – Portofino – Riomaggiore – Portovenere – Genova

Day 1: Sestri Levante
Arrival transfer from Airport to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Hotel in Sestri Levante MEALS D

Day 2: Hike to Santa Margherita, Portofino and San Fruttuoso
Our excursion will start by train to Santa Margherita and from there will board the boat to Portofino. The colorful houses that lay around the lovely bay will greet us on our arrival in Portofino. We will walk along the promenade and through the pretty vegetation until the bay of San Fruttuoso where the hike gets a little steeper. By boat we will reach Camogli, a lovely harbor town with intricate alleys. Return by train to the hotel.
Hotel in Sestri Levante
MEALS B

Total duration: 2,5 hours
Height difference: ca.1450 feet
Level of difficulty: intermediate

Day 3: Punta Manara and Pesto cooking-class
This pretty scenic hiking-path starts in Sestri Levante and goes to Punta Manara. After our, ascent we will reach the crest of Mandrella from which we can enjoy a panoramic view over Sestri Levante and the Petronio Valley. Our hike on this lovely path will take an hour and you will be accompanied by birds' singing and Mediterranean woods. Several hikingtrails leave from Punta Manara, a promontory located 590 feet a.s.l. with a panoramic view over the Gulf of Tigullio. Here you will see the remains of an old military structure and by climbing the stone steps you will reach the 16th century tower that lies 853 feet above the sea. From Punta Manara you will continue to Riva Trigoso and from there over Monte Castello back to Sestri Levante where a pesto cooking-class awaits you. At the end of the lesson you will have the chance to taste your home-made pesto-sauce served with pasta.
Hotel in Sestri Levante
MEALS B, L

Total duration: 3 hours
Height difference: ca.1150 feet
Level of difficulty: easy to intermediate

Day 4: The Charming Cinque Terre
We will reach Monterosso by train. From there we will begin our hike towards Vernazza. After a steep ascent up steps (ca. 45 minutes) we will reach a height of ca. 650 feet. We will then walk on a narrow trail and reach Vernazza by descending steps (ca. 2 hours). From Vernazza we will continue to Corniglia passing by olive groves and vineyards. After visiting the village we will continue by boat to Riomaggiore. After a walk through the old alleys we will return by train to Sestri Levante.
Hotel in Sestri Levante MEALS B, D

Total duration: 4 hours
Height difference: 1800 feet uphill
Level of difficulty: advanced

Note: The majority of this itinerary is on narrow trails and rocky steps. Steady feet and no fear of heights are necessary. On request an alternative itinerary by train from Monterosso to Vernazza is available

Day 5: Riomaggiore and Portovenere
Today we will travel by train to Riomaggiore and take one of the most dramatic trails on the coast. We will enjoy a pretty panoramic view over the Cinque Terre, passing by impressive vineyards, and hike to Campiglia with view over
La Spezia and its Gulf. We will then descend to Portovenere. Return by boat to Vernazza and by train to Sestri Levante.
Hotel in Sestri Levante
MEALS B

Total duration: 5 hours
Height difference: ca. 2100 feet
Level of difficulty: intermediate to advanced

Note: Steady feet and no fear of heights are required. Ascend and descend via many steps, and sometimes over slippery rocks.

Day 6: Genoa
Many explorers used Genoa as a starting point to discover new places. Genoa is not only famous for its harbor but also for its palaces and museums where priceless treasures and works of art can be found. The composer, Richard Wagner, once wrote that “Genoa is indescribably beautiful, magnificent and quite distinctive".
In the afternoon you will have free time for shopping or a visit to the Aquarium, the largest in Europe (optional).
Hotel in Sestri Levante
MEALS B

Day 7: Day at leisure
Day at leisure.
Hotel in Sestri Levante MEALS B

Day 8: Sestri Levante
Transfer from the hotel in Sestri Levante to the Airport. End of services.
MEALS B


Transportation and Hotels

  • Transfer from Genoa GOA Airport to the hotel in Sestri Levante
  • Transfer from the hotel in Sestri Levante to Genoa GOA Airport
  • Transport by deluxe AC motor-coach as per the itinerary
  • 7 nights at 4* Hotel Grande Albergo in Sestri Levante (or similar)

Food and Drinks

  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • 1 welcome drink
  • 1 3-course dinner on arrival day
  • Pesto-making cooking-class including lunch (pasta, glass of wine, and jar of pesto sauce) (day 3)

Experiences and Services

  • English-speaking trekking-guide for the excursion to Santa Margherita, Portofino and San Fruttuoso (day 2)
  • Train-ride Sestri Levante-Santa Margherita and back from Camogli (day 2)
  • Boat-ride Santa Margherita-Portofino (day 2)
  • Boat-ride San Fruttuoso-Camogli (day 2)
  • English-speaking trekking-guide for the excursion to Punta Manara (day 3)
  • English-speaking trekking-guide for the excursion to the Cinque Terre (day 4)
  • Entrance to the Cinque Terre Park (day 4)
  • Train-ride Levanto-Monterosso and back from Riomaggiore (day 4)
  • Train-ride Corniglia-Manarola (day 4)
  • Boat-ride Manarola-Riomaggiore (day 4)
  • English-speaking trekking-guide for the excursion to Riomaggiore and Portovenere (day 5)
  • Train-ride Levanto-Riomaggiore and back from Vernazza (day 5)
  • Boat-ride Portovenere-Vernazza (day 5)
  • 3-hour tour of Genoa with English-speaking guide (day 6)
  • 1 pair of ACTIVO-hiking-poles per person
  • Porterage on arrival and departure at the hotel
  • Headphones throughout the tour

The tour does not include:

  • Tips, everything not listed under “our package includes”
  • City taxes

Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay. Please check our web-site for additional information about the rates and cities where the taxes are applied.

Additional services

  • Tour escort troughout the tour per day incl. overnight stay € 300
  • Pick up at the airport on arrival day € 150

Hotels

Hotel Vis a Vis 4* - Sestri Levante

The prices are per person sharing a double/twin room
Tours are on request and rates are subject to the availability at the time of booking. If travel dates occur during the trade-show season, Bank Holidays, or particular events a supplement will apply.
Prices are subject to change based on the 2017 trade-show calendar.

 

4* Hotel

 
  • per person in a double room (10 to 14 passengers)
    1054 €
  • per person in a double room (15 to 19 passengers)
    944 €
  • per person in a double room (20 to 25 passengers)
    849 €

Additional services

  • Single room supplement from
    214 €
DATES AND PRICES 2017 between 10 and 18 passengers on the bus between 19 and 30 passengers on the bus between 31 and 45 passengers on the bus  
         

04.01.- 04.30.17

4* Hotel € 1054,00 4* Hotel € 944,00 4* Hotel € 849,00  
         

04.30.- 06.30.17

4* Hotel € 1234,00 4* Hotel € 1114,00 4* Hotel € 1064,00  
         
06.30.- 09.01.17 4* Hotel € 1494,00 4* Hotel € 1304,00 4* Hotel € 1304,00  
         
09.01.- 10.01.17 4* Hotel € 1234,00 4* Hotel € 1114,00 4* Hotel € 1064,00  
         
10.01.- 10.31.17 4* Hotel € 1054,00 4* Hotel € 944,00 4* Hotel € 849,00  
         
Single room supplement 4* Hotel € 214,00

4* Hotel € 214,00

4* Hotel € 214,00