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Guided Walking : Europe

Italy: Portofino & Cinque Terre

Moderate Terrain: 3-5 Miles Daily

Italy: Portofino & Cinque Terre

Along the mild and marvelous Italian Riviera—where wooden fishing boats bob beside candy-colored waterfronts—a string of five villages has beguiled travelers since the days of Dante. In this region of fragrant macchia, crooked medieval streets, peaceful terraced gardens, and ancient stone steps, you’ll walk from hillside grape arbors to ancient village ports. You’ll follow a trail that winds up from Monterosso through lemon and orange groves to spectacular views of the Ligurian Sea. In Corniglia, experience the most untouched of the “five lands,” a hilltop village in yellow and orange wreathed in vineyards. From a patio in Portovenere, listen to the chiming of bell towers give way to the wild chorus of cicadas as evening falls, watching small boats chug out to sea by lantern light. With a year-round temperate climate ideal for walking, fine beaches, and quaint ports, the Cinque Terre offers a sensuous experience unlike any in Italy.


Tour Highlights:
  • Cross the Gulf of Poets—which once inspired Byron, Shelley, and Petrarch—in a vintage wooden speedboat as sunset paints the coast, and toast the view with a chilled aperitivo.
  • Relish the culinary experience of a lifetime in a local restaurant whose acclaimed chef serves fresh seafood from the neighboring docks.
  • Walk to a medieval abbey above the Bay of Fruttuoso before reaching the jet-set resort of Portofino, rewarding yourself with paciugo, a blend of gelato and fresh berries.
Flight + Tour Combo

10 days, 9 nights

FROM $5,298 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Genoa | 2 nights $298
Florence | 2 nights $498*

Tour Only

7 days, 6 nights

FROM $4,348 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Meeting in Santa Margherita Ligure

Begin your adventure with an afternoon walk to picturesque Portofino. Admire the colorful fishing boats bobbing in its fabled emerald-green inlet, wander the narrow, boutique-lined streets, or climb to the lighthouse for dazzling vistas.

Accommodation: Hotel Metropole, Santa Margherita Ligure

A family-run hotel ideally located on the seaside promenade, complete with bar, restaurant, gardens, pool, and private beach. Rooms are divided between the main building and the Villa Porticciolo, and most have a terrace or balcony. Additional amenities include a Turkish bath, small gym, and massage services.

Day 2

Ruta to San Fruttuoso

This morning’s hike follows a spectacular trail in the Regional Park of Portofino. Linger over enchanting bay views, then descend to San Fruttuoso, a secluded haven in a protected rocky cove. Swim in the bay’s clear blue waters or visit the 10th-century abbey before walking or boating back to Portofino.

Accommodation: Hotel Metropole, Santa Margherita Ligure

A family-run hotel ideally located on the seaside promenade, complete with bar, restaurant, gardens, pool, and private beach. Rooms are divided between the main building and the Villa Porticciolo, and most have a terrace or balcony. Additional amenities include a Turkish bath, small gym, and massage services.

Day 3

Cinque Terre: Corniglia to Vernazza

After a breathtaking coastal train ride, today’s walk takes you into the idyllic heart of the Cinque Terre-five remote coastal villages accessible only by boat, rail, and footpath. Your walk follows cliffside stairways and narrow trails through citrus and olive groves, passing beautifully terraced vineyards buttressed by hand-built stone walls.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Argento, Levanto

Perched above the graceful curve of Levanto’s stunning waterfont, Park Hotel Argento enjoys a panoramic view of the coastline and ancient village below. A modern property in a quiet setting, it offers a swimming pool, wellness center with sauna and Turkish bath, and a restaurant and bar. Guest rooms are spacious and luminous.

Day 4

Levanto to Monterosso

Spend your morning exploring pretty Levanto before you begin the day’s walk, a climb through olive groves and vineyards for amazing bird’s-eye views of the Cinque Terre. Your home tonight is a four-star hotel in Levanto, where you can unwind poolside before a dinner of local specialties.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Argento, Levanto

Perched above the graceful curve of Levanto’s stunning waterfont, Park Hotel Argento enjoys a panoramic view of the coastline and ancient village below. A modern property in a quiet setting, it offers a swimming pool, wellness center with sauna and Turkish bath, and a restaurant and bar. Guest rooms are spacious and luminous.

Day 5

Corniglia to Manarola via Volastra

Climb through the vineyards to Corniglia, perched majestically on a promontory above the sea, then descend to Manarola, the center of local wine production. Dine tonight in the Roman-Byzantine town of Portovenere, once frequented by Dante, Petrarch, and Byron.

Accommodation: Hotel Paradiso, Portovenere

Situated on the Gulf of Portovenere, the Hotel Paradiso features comfortable guest rooms with views of the sea and nearby Apuan Alps, as well as a fine restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

Day 6

Isola Palmaria

Enjoy stunning scenery on Palmaria, savoring the perfume of sage, broom, and myrtle as you stroll through silver-green olive groves and pine forests. Weather permitting, you may also explore Palmaria’s sparkling grottoes by boat. This evening’s highlight is a sumptuous farewell dinner at an elegant waterfront restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Paradiso, Portovenere

Situated on the Gulf of Portovenere, the Hotel Paradiso features comfortable guest rooms with views of the sea and nearby Apuan Alps, as well as a fine restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

Day 7

Departure from Florence

After breakfast, transfer to Florence where you’ll begin your journey homeward or continue exploring this renaissance capital on your own.

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Day 1

Meeting in Santa Margherita Ligure

Begin your adventure with an afternoon walk to picturesque Portofino. Admire the colorful fishing boats bobbing in its fabled emerald-green inlet, wander the narrow, boutique-lined streets, or climb to the lighthouse for dazzling vistas.

Accommodation: Hotel Metropole, Santa Margherita Ligure

A family-run hotel ideally located on the seaside promenade, complete with bar, restaurant, gardens, pool, and private beach. Rooms are divided between the main building and the Villa Porticciolo, and most have a terrace or balcony. Additional amenities include a Turkish bath, small gym, and massage services.

Day 2

Ruta to San Fruttuoso

This morning’s hike follows a spectacular trail in the Regional Park of Portofino. Linger over enchanting bay views, then descend to San Fruttuoso, a secluded haven in a protected rocky cove. Swim in the bay’s clear blue waters or visit the 10th-century abbey before walking or boating back to Portofino.

Accommodation: Hotel Metropole, Santa Margherita Ligure

A family-run hotel ideally located on the seaside promenade, complete with bar, restaurant, gardens, pool, and private beach. Rooms are divided between the main building and the Villa Porticciolo, and most have a terrace or balcony. Additional amenities include a Turkish bath, small gym, and massage services.

Day 3

Cinque Terre: Corniglia to Vernazza

Today’s walk takes you into the idyllic heart of the Cinque Terre (five remote coastal villages accessible only by boat, rail, and footpath), following cliffside stairways and narrow trails through citrus and olive groves, and passing beautifully terraced vineyards buttressed by hand-built stone walls. After lunch in Vernazza’s waterfront piazza, enjoy free time in this picturesque village before continuing on to Levanto. Your home tonight is a four-star hotel where you can unwind poolside before a dinner of local specialties.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Argento, Levanto

Perched above the graceful curve of Levanto’s stunning waterfont, Park Hotel Argento enjoys a panoramic view of the coastline and ancient village below. A modern property in a quiet setting, it offers a swimming pool, wellness center with sauna and Turkish bath, and a restaurant and bar. Guest rooms are spacious and luminous.

Day 4

Levanto to Monterosso

After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a beautiful walk to Monterosso, the largest of the “Five Villages.” Enjoy a special lunch in town and an afternoon of independent exploration.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Argento, Levanto

Perched above the graceful curve of Levanto’s stunning waterfont, Park Hotel Argento enjoys a panoramic view of the coastline and ancient village below. A modern property in a quiet setting, it offers a swimming pool, wellness center with sauna and Turkish bath, and a restaurant and bar. Guest rooms are spacious and luminous.

Day 5

Corniglia to Manarola via Volastra

Climb through the vineyards from Corniglia to Volastra, perched majestically on a promontory above the sea, then descend to Manarola, the center of local wine production. Dine tonight in the Roman-Byzantine town of Portovenere, once frequented by Dante, Petrarch, and Byron.

Accommodation: Hotel Paradiso, Portovenere

Situated on the Gulf of Portovenere, the Hotel Paradiso features comfortable guest rooms with views of the sea and nearby Apuan Alps, as well as a fine restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

Day 6

Isola Palmaria

Enjoy stunning scenery on Palmaria, savoring the perfume of sage, broom, and myrtle as you stroll through silver-green olive groves and pine forests. Weather permitting, you may also explore Palmaria’s sparkling grottoes by boat. This evening’s highlight is a sumptuous farewell dinner at an elegant waterfront restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Paradiso, Portovenere

Situated on the Gulf of Portovenere, the Hotel Paradiso features comfortable guest rooms with views of the sea and nearby Apuan Alps, as well as a fine restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

Day 7

Departure from Florence

After breakfast, transfer to Florence where you’ll begin your journey homeward or continue exploring this Renaissance capital on your own.

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Flight

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Arrival

Arrive in Genoa, Italy

Upon arrival at Genoa’s Cristoforo Colombo Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer will be provided to the Hotel Bristol Palace, approximately 30- minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Hotel Bristol Palace, Genoa

An elegant turn-of-the-century palazzo in the center of Genoa, the Hotel Bristol Palace is perfectly situated for travelers hoping to make the most of Genoa’s Old Town. Having undergone a recent renovation, this four-star accommodation combines classic white-marble elegance and countless modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and an excellent concierge.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Italy: Portofino & Cinque Terre tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. A representative will meet you at 11:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Hotel Bristol Palace for the 45-minute transfer to Santa Margherita Ligure, the meeting point for the tour. Your guide(s) will meet you at 2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hotel Metropole. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Please refer to the Italy: Portofino & Cinque Terre (7-day/6-night) itinerary for full tour details.

Begin your adventure with an afternoon walk to picturesque Portofino. Admire the colorful fishing boats bobbing in its fabled emerald-green inlet, wander the narrow, boutique-lined streets, or climb to the lighthouse for dazzling vistas.

Accommodation: Hotel Metropole, Santa Margherita Ligure

A family-run hotel ideally located on the seaside promenade, complete with bar, restaurant, gardens, pool, and private beach. Rooms are divided between the main building and the Villa Porticciolo, and most have a terrace or balcony. Additional amenities include a Turkish bath, small gym, and massage services.

Day 2

Ruta to San Fruttuoso

This morning’s hike follows a spectacular trail in the Regional Park of Portofino. Linger over enchanting bay views, then descend to San Fruttuoso, a secluded haven in a protected rocky cove. Swim in the bay’s clear blue waters or visit the 10th-century abbey before walking or boating back to Portofino.

Accommodation: Hotel Metropole, Santa Margherita Ligure

A family-run hotel ideally located on the seaside promenade, complete with bar, restaurant, gardens, pool, and private beach. Rooms are divided between the main building and the Villa Porticciolo, and most have a terrace or balcony. Additional amenities include a Turkish bath, small gym, and massage services.

Day 3

Cinque Terre: Corniglia to Vernazza

After a breathtaking coastal train ride, today’s walk takes you into the idyllic heart of the Cinque Terre-five remote coastal villages accessible only by boat, rail, and footpath. Your walk follows cliffside stairways and narrow trails through citrus and olive groves, passing beautifully terraced vineyards buttressed by hand-built stone walls.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Argento, Levanto

Perched above the graceful curve of Levanto’s stunning waterfont, Park Hotel Argento enjoys a panoramic view of the coastline and ancient village below. A modern property in a quiet setting, it offers a swimming pool, wellness center with sauna and Turkish bath, and a restaurant and bar. Guest rooms are spacious and luminous.

Day 4

Levanto to Monterosso

Spend your morning exploring pretty Levanto before you begin the day’s walk, a climb through olive groves and vineyards for amazing bird’s-eye views of the Cinque Terre. Your home tonight is a four-star hotel in Levanto, where you can unwind poolside before a dinner of local specialties.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Argento, Levanto

Perched above the graceful curve of Levanto’s stunning waterfont, Park Hotel Argento enjoys a panoramic view of the coastline and ancient village below. A modern property in a quiet setting, it offers a swimming pool, wellness center with sauna and Turkish bath, and a restaurant and bar. Guest rooms are spacious and luminous.

Day 5

Corniglia to Manarola via Volastra

Climb through the vineyards to Corniglia, perched majestically on a promontory above the sea, then descend to Manarola, the center of local wine production. Dine tonight in the Roman-Byzantine town of Portovenere, once frequented by Dante, Petrarch, and Byron.

Accommodation: Hotel Paradiso, Portovenere

Situated on the Gulf of Portovenere, the Hotel Paradiso features comfortable guest rooms with views of the sea and nearby Apuan Alps, as well as a fine restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

Day 6

Isola Palmaria

Enjoy stunning scenery on Palmaria, savoring the perfume of sage, broom, and myrtle as you stroll through silver-green olive groves and pine forests. Weather permitting, you may also explore Palmaria’s sparkling grottoes by boat. This evening’s highlight is a sumptuous farewell dinner at an elegant waterfront restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Paradiso, Portovenere

Situated on the Gulf of Portovenere, the Hotel Paradiso features comfortable guest rooms with views of the sea and nearby Apuan Alps, as well as a fine restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

Day 7

Departure from Florence

After breakfast, transfer to Florence where you’ll begin your journey homeward or continue exploring this renaissance capital on your own.

Post-Night

Tour Departure from Florence

After enjoying breakfast, a complimentary small-group transfer brings you to the Hotel Silla in Florence for your post-tour night. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)

Accommodation: Hotel Silla, Florence

Hotel Silla is a small, three-star former villa dating back to the 17th century, situated on the left bank of the Arno River. The hotel is conveniently located in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, only a 10-minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio and Florence’s historic center.

Departure

Ciao! This morning, a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci Airport based on your departure time.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Genoa

2 nights from only $298

  • Two nights at the Grand Hotel Savoia (Note: 2016 guests stay at Hotel Bristol Palace)*
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Italy with an additional two nights in Genoa with its labyrinthine caruggi alleyways and color-saturated buildings, it’s no wonder Genoa was made a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover why during an extended stay here, perhaps touring its magnificent medieval cathedral and complex of renaissance palaces, the Palazzi dei Rolli. Staying in an excellent four-star hotel in the heart of Genoa, you’re ideally situated to take advantage of the city’s many highlights.

Single Supplement: $198

Flight + Tour Combo plus Pre-Tour Extension Dates: April 27-May 8, 2016, May 11-22, 2016, September 7-18, 2016, September 14-25, 2016, October 5-16, 2016

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Post-Tour Extension: Florence

2 nights from only $498*

  • Two nights at the Hotel Balestri (Note: 2016 Guests stay at Hotel Silla)†
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two breakfasts

Delight in the world-renowned art, history, culture, and cuisine of this legendary city on the Arno River. From the layer-cake jewelry shops of the medieval Ponte Vecchio to the Medici art treasures of The Uffizi, you’ll have time to experience it all while staying in a former 17th-century villa steps away from the city’s historic center. Stroll through the Galleria dell’Accademia to witness Michelangelo’s David and numerous other renaissance masterpieces. Sample local vintages in a quiet wine bar. Spend an afternoon admiring the spectacular architecture of The Duomo, an ornate masterpiece of pink, white, and green marble.

Single Supplement: $398

Flight + Tour Combo plus Post-Tour Extension Dates: April 29-May 10, 2016, May 13-24, 2016, September 9-20, 2016, September 16-27, 2015, October 7-18, 2016

*2016 price is $298 / Single +$198.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at the Hotel Bristol Palace in Genoa and one night at Hotel Silla in Florence†
  • Two breakfasts
  • 7-day/6-night Italy: Portofino & Cinque Terre guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Genoa
2 nights from only $298

Florence
2 nights from only $498*

Learn More

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OR Call 800.234.6900

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Flight

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Genoa, Italy

Upon arrival at Genoa’s Cristoforo Colombo Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer will be provided to the Grand Hotel Savoia approximately 30-minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Grand Hotel Savoia, Genoa

An elegant turn-of-the-century palazzo in the center of Genoa, the Grand Hotel Savoia is perfectly situated for travelers hoping to make the most of Genoa’s Old Town. This five-star accommodation combines classic elegance and countless modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, a chic spa and fitness center, and an excellent concierge.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Italy: Portofino & Cinque Terre tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. A representative will meet you at 11:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Hotel Bristol Palace for the 45-minute transfer to Santa Margherita Ligure, the meeting point for the tour. Your guide(s) will meet you at 2:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Hotel Metropole. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Please refer to the Italy: Portofino & Cinque Terre (7-day/6-night) itinerary for full tour details.

Begin your adventure with an afternoon walk to picturesque Portofino. Admire the colorful fishing boats bobbing in its fabled emerald-green inlet, wander the narrow, boutique-lined streets, or climb to the lighthouse for dazzling vistas.

Accommodation: Hotel Metropole, Santa Margherita Ligure

A family-run hotel ideally located on the seaside promenade, complete with bar, restaurant, gardens, pool, and private beach. Rooms are divided between the main building and the Villa Porticciolo, and most have a terrace or balcony. Additional amenities include a Turkish bath, small gym, and massage services.

Day 2

Ruta to San Fruttuoso

This morning’s hike follows a spectacular trail in the Regional Park of Portofino. Linger over enchanting bay views, then descend to San Fruttuoso, a secluded haven in a protected rocky cove. Swim in the bay’s clear blue waters or visit the 10th-century abbey before walking or boating back to Portofino.

Accommodation: Hotel Metropole, Santa Margherita Ligure

A family-run hotel ideally located on the seaside promenade, complete with bar, restaurant, gardens, pool, and private beach. Rooms are divided between the main building and the Villa Porticciolo, and most have a terrace or balcony. Additional amenities include a Turkish bath, small gym, and massage services.

Day 3

Cinque Terre: Corniglia to Vernazza

Today’s walk takes you into the idyllic heart of the Cinque Terre (five remote coastal villages accessible only by boat, rail, and footpath), following cliffside stairways and narrow trails through citrus and olive groves, and passing beautifully terraced vineyards buttressed by hand-built stone walls. After lunch in Vernazza’s waterfront piazza, enjoy free time in this picturesque village before continuing on to Levanto. Your home tonight is a four-star hotel where you can unwind poolside before a dinner of local specialties.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Argento, Levanto

Perched above the graceful curve of Levanto’s stunning waterfont, Park Hotel Argento enjoys a panoramic view of the coastline and ancient village below. A modern property in a quiet setting, it offers a swimming pool, wellness center with sauna and Turkish bath, and a restaurant and bar. Guest rooms are spacious and luminous.

Day 4

Levanto to Monterosso

After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a beautiful walk to Monterosso, the largest of the “Five Villages.” Enjoy a special lunch in town and an afternoon of independent exploration.

Accommodation: Park Hotel Argento, Levanto

Perched above the graceful curve of Levanto’s stunning waterfont, Park Hotel Argento enjoys a panoramic view of the coastline and ancient village below. A modern property in a quiet setting, it offers a swimming pool, wellness center with sauna and Turkish bath, and a restaurant and bar. Guest rooms are spacious and luminous.

Day 5

Corniglia to Manarola via Volastra

Climb through the vineyards from Corniglia to Volastra, perched majestically on a promontory above the sea, then descend to Manarola, the center of local wine production. Dine tonight in the Roman-Byzantine town of Portovenere, once frequented by Dante, Petrarch, and Byron.

Accommodation: Hotel Paradiso, Portovenere

Situated on the Gulf of Portovenere, the Hotel Paradiso features comfortable guest rooms with views of the sea and nearby Apuan Alps, as well as a fine restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

Day 6

Isola Palmaria

Enjoy stunning scenery on Palmaria, savoring the perfume of sage, broom, and myrtle as you stroll through silver-green olive groves and pine forests. Weather permitting, you may also explore Palmaria’s sparkling grottoes by boat. This evening’s highlight is a sumptuous farewell dinner at an elegant waterfront restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel Paradiso, Portovenere

Situated on the Gulf of Portovenere, the Hotel Paradiso features comfortable guest rooms with views of the sea and nearby Apuan Alps, as well as a fine restaurant with an outdoor terrace.

Day 7

Departure from Florence

After breakfast, transfer to Florence where you’ll begin your journey homeward or continue exploring this Renaissance capital on your own.

Post-Night

Tour Departure from Florence

After enjoying breakfast, a complimentary small-group transfer brings you to the Hotel Balestri in Florence for your post-tour night. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)

Accommodation: Hotel Balestri, Florence

Hotel Balestri is a sophisticated, four-star boutique hotel overlooking the Arno River. This recently renovated historic property is conveniently located in the historice center and just a 5-minute walk from the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio bridge.

Departure

Ciao! This morning, a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci Airport based on your departure time.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Genoa

2 nights from only $298

  • Two nights at the Grand Hotel Savoia (Note: 2016 guests stay at Hotel Bristol Palace)*
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Italy with an additional two nights in Genoa with its labyrinthine caruggi alleyways and color-saturated buildings, it’s no wonder Genoa was made a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover why during an extended stay here, perhaps touring its magnificent medieval cathedral and complex of renaissance palaces, the Palazzi dei Rolli. Staying in an excellent four-star hotel in the heart of Genoa, you’re ideally situated to take advantage of the city’s many highlights.

Single Supplement: $198

Flight + Tour Combo plus Pre-Tour Extension Dates: April 27-May 8, 2016, May 11-22, 2016, September 7-18, 2016, September 14-25, 2016, October 5-16, 2016

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Post-Tour Extension: Florence

2 nights from only $498*

  • Two nights at the Hotel Balestri (Note: 2016 Guests stay at Hotel Silla)†
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Two breakfasts

Delight in the world-renowned art, history, culture, and cuisine of this legendary city on the Arno River. From the layer-cake jewelry shops of the medieval Ponte Vecchio to the Medici art treasures of The Uffizi, you’ll have time to experience it all while staying in a former 17th-century villa steps away from the city’s historic center. Stroll through the Galleria dell’Accademia to witness Michelangelo’s David and numerous other renaissance masterpieces. Sample local vintages in a quiet wine bar. Spend an afternoon admiring the spectacular architecture of The Duomo, an ornate masterpiece of pink, white, and green marble.

Single Supplement: $398

Flight + Tour Combo plus Post-Tour Extension Dates: April 29-May 10, 2016, May 13-24, 2016, September 9-20, 2016, September 16-27, 2015, October 7-18, 2016

*2016 price is $298 / Single +$198.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at the Hotel Bristol Palace in Genoa and one night at Hotel Silla in Florence†
  • Two breakfasts
  • 7-day/6-night Italy: Portofino & Cinque Terre guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Genoa
2 nights from only $298

Florence
2 nights from only $498*

Learn More

Ready to take the next step?

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OR Call 800.234.6900

Dates & Prices

Tour Only

2016 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Sep 11 - Sep 17 $4,198 $498
Sep 18 - Sep 24 $4,198 $498
Oct 9 - Oct 15 $4,198 $498

Flight + Tour Combo

2016 Dates NEW YORK Change Departure Airport
Flight + Tour Combo
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Flight + Tour Combo
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Single Supplement
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Sep 9 - Sep 18 $5,498
$698
Sep 16 - Sep 25 $5,498 $698
Oct 7 - Oct 16 $5,498 $698

Tour Only

2017 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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May 7 - May 13 $4,348 $448
May 21 - May 27 $4,348 $448
Sep 10 - Sep 16 $4,348 $448
Sep 17 - Sep 23 $4,348 $448
Oct 8 - Oct 14 $4,348 $448

Flight + Tour Combo

2017 Dates NEW YORK Change Departure Airport
Flight + Tour Combo
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Flight + Tour Combo
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Single Supplement
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May 5 - May 14 $5,298
$698
May 19 - May 28 $5,798 $698
Sep 8 - Sep 17 $5,498 $698
Sep 15 - Sep 24 $5,498 $698
Oct 6 - Oct 15 $5,498 $698

Private Adventure

Make this Tour a Private Adventure

You can transform this itinerary into an exclusive experience for you and your fellow guests. Enjoy all the same walks and inclusions as on our traditional tours, in the company of the same expert guides. Simply gather your friends, choose your preferred departure date, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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Private Adventure Inquiry
2017 Dates Number of Travelers
6 - 11 12 - 18 Single Supplement
Apr 15 - Oct 31$4,548$4,348$448

Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Alessandro Gullo
Alessandro Gullo

Alessandro Gullo is a native of Italy with Sicilian ancestry. Educated in the US as well as Italy, he is a certified guide of historic monuments in Umbria. He combines his charming personality with a vast knowledge of culture, art, history, food and wine on many of our Italian tours.

Marzia Borghi Roger
Marzia Borghi

Passionate naturalist Marzia Borghi grew up on her grandparents’ farm in the historic town of Volterra, Italy chasing pigeons around the yard and exploring the scenic Tuscan landscape. She studied linguistics at the University of Pisa and spent years teaching Italian at a prestigious university near London before returning home to Pisa, where she worked as a researcher for the European Union. In addition to being a certified walking guide for Country Walkers, Marzia works at the Tuscan Archipelago Islands National Park on the island of Elba.

Christopher Wellington
Christopher Wellington

Having lived in Italy for more than thirty years, Christopher Wellington combines a deep love of his adopted country with wide-ranging knowledge of its past and present. A history graduate of Cambridge, he taught English and religion before moving into guiding. He is fascinated by the art and architecture of Italy, and how it has grown out of the countryside and life of the people, the source, too, of his interest in the food and wine of each region. He guides in the Italian Lakes, Cinque Terre, and Piedmont.

Angelica Turi
Angelica Turi

Angelica Turi has been working in the field of art restoration in her hometown of Florence for many years, specializing in paintings on canvas and icons. She is equally comfortable in the Tuscan countryside where her family has been producing wine and olive oil since the mid-19th century. An outdoor enthusiast, Angelica has a deep appreciation of the fine food and wine of Italy, which she gracefully shares on many of our Italian tours.

Keegan Alagna
Keegan Alagna

With his American mother and Sicilian father, Keegan Alagna grew up in a bilingual home in the Umbrian countryside near Assisi. From his childhood on a working farm to post-graduate work in geology, he has always pursued his passion and curiosity for the outdoors, through teaching, guiding, and exploring. He brings his depth of knowledge of geology, nature, Italian history and culture to his walking tours and to his position as a board member on Italy’s premier outdoor group—the CAI, the Club Alpino Italiano.

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Europe:

Italy: Sicily

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From $6,448 USD

13 days, 12 nights

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Europe:

Italy: The Lakes

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From $5,698 USD

10 days, 9 nights

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Europe:

France, Italy & Switzerland: The Mont Blanc Circuit

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12 days, 11 nights

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