Portofino, 5 Terres and Tigullio Gulf, not only sea but land to love

1st day

Arrival at Milan airport where you will meet with an English speaking driver to reach Rapallo. Check-in at the hotel and evening at leisure.


2nd day - Camogli/San Fruttuoso

After breakfast, departure to reach Portofino pier where you will meet an English speaking guide for a half day excursion of Camogli and San Fruttuoso.

The trip is a wonderful opportunity to get close to the coast and admire the luxuriant vegetation , the cliffs and the silent bays along the world famous Riviera. On the way to Camogli the guide will point out numerous interesting sights on the promontory (ancients castles, old villas, etc..). The first stop will be at San Fruttuoso, a tiny inlet only accessible by boat or by foot. Here the group will be shown around the little church (inside visit of the small church) and the silent beach.
The boat will then stop off at Camogli, a charming fishing village in the Golfo Paradise. Before entering the little harbour passengers will have a chance to admire the gaily painted houses on the promenade, and panorama of the western coastline with the city of Genova in the distance. Here enjoy a tour of the historical centre, including the beautiful church and then some free time for strolling around. On leaving, Camogli passengers will return to Portofino. During the trip a traditional Genovese bread baked with olive oil and salt will be served with local wine. In the afternoon, with an English speaking tour escort, visit of Portofino and stop to taste one of the most important Italian ice-creams. Back to the hotel and evening at leisure.


3rd day - 5 Terre

The name Cinque Terre (five lands) comes from the number of small towns situated near this strip of rocky Ligurian coast. A corner of Liguria where generations have worked to shape a landscape.

5 Terre
Architecture characterized by terraces vertically above the sea, held up by over 7.000 linear km of
“ dry” walls, cleverly built with no cementing substances, and covered by vineyards almost brushed by the waves of the sea. Today the Cinque Terre is a national park and a protected marine area, with the purpose of safeguarding this vast cultural heritage. Cinque Terre landscape is harsh and wild and even the coast reflects this nature. Leaving La Spezia, we meet Riomaggiore and Manarola, clinging to the rocks, with their houses piled up in multi-coloured mosaic overlooking the sea, the most typical and unspoilt villages of the five. Corniglia, the only village not on the sea, lies gently on a hill surrounded by vineyards, and has a sweet bucolic charm. Vernazza, located at the mouth of a river, is naturally protected from the threat of the sea by a rocky promontory and it has always been the only safe landing point in the Cinque Terre. Monterosso al Mare , the only centre with a wide beach and a seafront.
After breakfast, meeting point in the lobby of the hotel with an English speaking tour escort for a full day visit of Cinque Terre: a combination of train, walking (the most famous path of the Cinque Terre is the “ Via dell’ Amore”, Love Road, connecting Manarola to Riomaggiore) and boat with stop in Vernazza for a typical Ligurian lunch. Back to the hotel late in the afternoon and evening at leisure


4th day - Rapallo/Zoagli

After breakfast, meeting point with the English speaking tour escort for a full day visit of Rapallo and surrounding Zoagli. After a visit of the city, you will take the “Funivia” to reach one of the most beautiful and religious points of Rapallo to visit the Sanctuary of Montallegro. Back to the centre and lunch at leisure. After lunch, departure to Zoagli, a small town in the Tigullio gulf very famous for its silk velvet, an artistic craft that has returned its splendour to the present day.
Today production continues in just two factories, one of which still runs as an artisan concern. A charming attractive sight is the promenade overlooking the sea of Zoagli, no wonder it is considered to be one of the most beautiful in all the Riviera. During the day it's magnificent because of its crystal waters, and during the night it's lighted by a little lighthouse, so that the promenade gives off a romantic and exciting atmosphere to its visitors. Back to the hotel and evening at leisure..


5th day

After breakfast, luggage ready and transfer to the airport for flight to U.S.