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  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Duration:  4 days (approx.)
Combine rugged coastal scenery with chic seaside towns on a 4-day tour of Liguria in northern Italy! After leaving Milan, head to Genoa – Liguria’s capital – where your 4-star hotel awaits for the duration of the tour. Explore the Ancient Port of Genoa on a walking tour with a local guide, and enjoy an excursion to the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre region as well as the stately towns and in-vogue villages of the Italian Riviera, like San Remo, Portovenere, Portofino and more. Numbers are limited to 25 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your friendly guide.

Highlights

  • 4-day Liguria tour from Milan with 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Discover the coastal highlights of the gorgeous Italian Riviera
  • Visit the Ancient Port of Genoa and Spinola Wharf on a tour of Genoa
  • Admire the seaside scenery of the Riviera di Ponente on an excursion to San Remo
  • Spend free time in elegant villages of the Riviera di Levante like Portofino
  • Explore the idyllic villages of the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I think this is a fantastic way to make the most of the Liguria region – an area that includes the beautiful Cinque Terre.

What You Can Expect

4-Day Liguria Tour from Milan: Cinque Terre, Genoa, Italian Riviera

Visit Camogli, with its stately Ligurian architecture

Your 4-day Liguria tour introduces you to the coastal delights of Liguria in northwest Italy. Straddling the coastline from the French border down to Tuscany, the region is home to the so-called Italian Riviera, typified by sandy beaches and laid-back seaside towns. With a 4-star hotel in the region’s main town of Genoa as your base, your tour includes excursions to towns that sit both east and west of it along the Italian Riviera.

Travel west along the Riviera di Ponente coastline to visit the town of San Remo. Then, head east of Genoa to rugged Riviera di Levante, where mountains stretch down to meet the sea. The area was once notoriously hard to access, with some villages only accessible by boat. Your tour takes the hassle out of finding the best way around with all your transport worked out for you. Visit fishing-villages-turned-chic-resorts such as Portovenere, Camogli, Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure, and explore the charming villages that cling to the cliffs in the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre.

Please note:
The listed price does not include a city tax, payable at the time of hotel check-in. The tax is required by the hotels and is not within our control.
Hotels are subject to availability at time of booking. In the rare event that the mentioned hotel is unavailable, you will be accommodated in another centrally located hotel of the same star rating.
During Salone Nautico Boat Show Event that takes place in October (dates are not confirmed yet) overnight will be in the East Riviera of Rapallo or Santa Margherita Ligure instead of Genova

Itinerary

Day 1: Milan – Genoa (B)
Leave Milan in the morning, and travel west to the city of Genoa in Liguria. The birth town of explorer Sir Christopher Columbus, the city has a rich maritime history, and you’ll learn about its past on a tour of the Ancient Port of Genoa. Explore the port’s ‘modern zone,’ seeing sights like the glitzy Spinola Wharf as well as one of Europe’s largest aquariums (entrance own expense).

Enjoy some free time for lunch, and then check in to your hotel where you can enjoy dinner, if you wish.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel Moderno Verdi in Genoa

Day 2: Genoa – San Remo – Genoa (B)
After breakfast, travel west along the north Italian coast to the elegant old seaside town of San Remo. Known for being the host of the annual Italian Song Festival, San Remo is a melting pot of both French and Italian culture, due to its close proximity to France. Take a stroll down the promenade or browse the boutiques near San Remo Casino.

After some free time for lunch (own expense), travel back to Genoa, passing along the pretty Riviera di Ponente – a stretch of coastline with glorious sandy beaches and shabby chic coastal towns. Finish your excursion with a drop-off at your hotel, and spend your evening at leisure.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel Moderno Verdi in Genoa

Day 3: Genoa – Portovenere – Cinque Terre – Genoa (B)
Enjoy breakfast, and then head out to Portovenere, a quaint fishing village just south of the Bay of La Spezia. Make the most of your free time in the town, perhaps taking a walk down along the water’s edge, admiring the candy-colored pastel houses on one side of you, and colorful fishing boats bobbing on the other.

Meet your guide and hop aboard your ferry to travel to the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO-listed stretch of coastline that’s home to five picture-perfect fishing villages etched along the cliff face. On board you will pass Riomaggiore and Manarola. Dock in the town of Vernazza, and then explore at leisure. Either stay in idyllic Vernazza, or hop between villages using the local trains, at your own expense. Each Cinque Terre village has plenty of cafes and alfresco restaurants that are perfect for a relaxed lunch.

Return to your ferry at a pre-arranged time and cruise back to Monterosso. Board the train that will take you to Levanto and then swap to a coach to head back to Genoa, and spend the remainder of your evening doing whatever you please.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel Moderno Verdi in Genoa

Day 4: Genoa – Camogli – Portofino – Santa Margherita Ligure – Milan (B)
Check out of your Genoa hotel after breakfast and travel south to the coastal town of Camogli. The handsome little town has long been a favorite vacation spot for Italians with sandy beaches and elegant architecture, typical of the old-school Liguarian towns.

After enjoying free time to look around and soak up the sights, continue south to the chic seaside resort of Portofino. Favored by Italy's rich and famous, Portofino is the ideal place to people spot or simply soak up the scenery. Stroll around the harbor or maybe visit Castello Brown (own expense), the city’s 16th-century castle.

Just across the gulf is Santa Margherita Ligure, a coastal town where the waters are frequented by dolphins. Enjoy some free time for lunch at one of the town’s renowned seafood restaurants, overlooking the bay, and then return to the coach for your journey back to Milan.

Your 4-day tour then finishes at the start point in central Milan.
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