Walking in the Cinque Terre

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8 Days from $2,249

May 2020 - Sep 2020 Departures

​Discover charming towns, delightful cliff-top villages and spectacular coastal scenery as you explore the beautiful Italian Riviera on foot.  

Overview

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host 
  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners 
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together 
  • 3 guided walks
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage


 

Included excursions

  • ​Palmaria island walk with picnic lunch
  • Portovenere 
  • Cinque Terre walk
  • Muzzerone cliff walk with picnic lunch
  • Cinque Terre scenic ferry ride (weather permitting)

Optional excursions

  • ​​Pisa & Lucca
  • Santa Margherita & Portofino walk
  • Hidden Cinque Terre walk

Itinerary

Make your own way to Genoa, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You'll meet your travelling companions over a drink and dinner this evening.​​

Walk 5km/3mi - 2hrs 

​After breakfast we will travel by bus to Portovenere and board a ferry to the island of Palmaria, the largest of the three islands in the Gulf of La Spezia. Boasting a scenic landscape and beautiful beaches, it's here where the first of our guided walks takes place. Along the way we'll stop to enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to Portovenere by ferry. We'll spend some time exploring this lovely town, which is said to have once provided inspiration to the 19th century poet Lord Byron. Highlights are a picturesque harbour lined with brightly coloured houses and an impressive stone-built castle. 

The choice is yours today, you can spend some time at leisure with your travelling companions or join an optional excursion. This one is rather tempting, as it takes you to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. One of four buildings which make up the cathedral complex and what is known as the Field of Miracles, the tower took 176 years to complete and began to lean shortly after construction.
If you opt to join us today you'll also visit Lucca. Said to be one of Tuscany's best-kept secrets, it boasts some of Italy's finest examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture. The town is famous as the birthplace of the composer Puccini and is the home of the Volto Santo relic. This wooden sculpture of Christ is kept in Lucca's beautiful cathedral.

​Walk 7km/4.4 mi - 4hrs

Today we're going to explore the enchanting area known as the Cinque Terre on foot. Five villages perch precariously on the cliffs high above the Mediterranean Sea and are almost all inaccessible by road. We'll follow a trail connecting the villages and will take in amazing views as we walk from Corniglia to Vernazza and then on to Monterosso. If the weather is on our side today, we'll also take a scenic ferry ride. 

​Walk 9km/5.5mi - 4hrs

Our walk today begins at the Sanctuary of Montenero, which offers panoramic views over the Cinque Terre and Palmaria Island. We'll set off towards the spectacular Muzzerone cliff, a wild and beautiful spot towering above the sea, and then head to the imposing castle of Portovenere, a fine example of Genoese military architecture. A picnic lunch is included today.

Optional walk 5km/3 mi - 2hrs 

You're free to relax at leisure today, or why not join an optional walk. Setting off from Santa Margherita, we'll make our way through the towns of Nozarego and Gave to Portofino. What used to be a tiny fishing port is now the Italian Riviera's most exclusive resort offering designer boutiques and a fine selection of cafés and bars. Enjoy some free time to make your own discoveries before we return to Santa Margherita by boat. 

Optional walk 7km/4.4 mi - 3hrs

If you want to head off the beaten track, today's optional excursion is for you. Travelling by train, we'll head back to the Cinque Terre and then walk along one of the lesser-known trails passing vineyards, sanctuaries and ancient houses on our way from Corniglia to Volastra and Manarola. 

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Hidden Cinque Terre walk

Italy - Hidden Cinque Terre walk

from $79

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Travelling by train, we'll head back to the Cinque Terre and then walk along one of the lesser-known trails passing vineyards, sanctuaries and ancient houses on our way from Corniglia to Volastra and Manarola.
The walk is 7km/4.4 miles – approx 3 hours.

Italy - Muzzerone Cliff Walk with picnic lunch

Italy - Muzzerone Cliff Walk with picnic lunch

from $149

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After your transfer from Le Grazie, meet your guide in Santuario Montenero which offers stunning panoramic views over the Cinque Terre. The walk begins shortly after in the direction of Campiglia along the Muzzerone Cliffs giving you plenty of time to admire the sheer cliffs which tower above the sea. After a picnic packed lunch, the journey will continue to Portovenere where you'll end up at the imposing castle back down at sea level where you'll have time to explore the Genoese Military Architecture before getting the bus back to Le Grazie late afternoon.

Accommodation

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Hotel Le Grazie

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Make Your Own Way

Thursday 07 May 2020

8 Days

$2,249

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Make Your Own Way

Thursday 04 Jun 2020

8 Days

$2,399

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Make Your Own Way

Thursday 17 Sep 2020

8 Days

$2,399

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