- Mountain trails and coastal paths
- Sample wine praised by the Romans
- Taste traditional Genovese spaghetti
- Explore elegant Portofino
- Visit 1,200-year-old Abbey of San Fruttuoso
The ancient trade routes of the Roman Empire are our territory for this unique Walk through the World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre or Five Lands. We trek cliff-top footpaths overlooking the Mediterranean and picturesque harbor towns of the Italian Riviera.
Passing through olive groves, pungent pine forests and quiet mountain pastures, we discover the towering cliffs of the Portofino National Park, a 1,200 year-old monastery and a giant vineyard amphitheatre at Volastra.
Enjoy a taste of the high-life at Portofino as we explore the prettily-painted old harbor and admire the yachts.
Sunday Overnight: Grand Hotel Portovenere
Monday Overnight: Hotel Miramare Sestri Levante
Tuesday Overnight: Hotel Miramare Sestri Levante
Wednesday Overnight: Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi
Thursday Overnight: Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi
Friday Overnight: Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi
(Single Supplement $655.00)
Departure: Santa Margherita Ligure Rail Station
Hotels - Where we stay
Grand Hotel Portovenere
Overlooking the picturesque medieval fishing village and harbor of Portovenere, this historic building, a former convent, has been carefully renovated to create an elegant and beautiful hotel. Rooms are decorated in tones of sea green, sand and yellow in a mix of contemporary and classic styles, to reflect the light and colors of the sea. Sit in the Palmaria restaurant on the beautiful terrace and take in the view while enjoying a candlelit dinner prepared by Executive Chef Enrico Faccenda and his team, who use the best of local produce to provide a unique culinary experience. All guest rooms have a balcony and are equipped with air conditioning and heating, satellite TV, free wi-fi, hair-dryer, safe and mini-bar.
Hotel Miramare Sestri Levante
Hotel Miramare is located in the cobbled streets in the heart of Sestri Levante amid a pot pourri of different perfumes, tastes and artforms from the past and shop windows exuding a blend of colours and light. The hotel has been built in the classic Ligurian architecture facing the Bay of Silence, offering elegance, a warm atmosphere and familiarity. Room amenities include ensuite bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, personal safe, hairdryer and airconditioning. The inside of the Restaurant "Baia del Silenzio", located on the beautiful sandy bay, offers the perfect atmosphere for dinner by candle light. The interior garden filled with typical Mediterranean vegetation can be accessed via the private sandy beach.
Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi
In the quaint fishing village of Camogli, stands one of the most charming hotels in Liguria. Its story began in 1565 when a family of aristocratic Dogi, which governed a great part of Italy, decided to build a villa as their retreat. Many of the frequent visitors were Cardinals and Priests, which inspired the Dogi to build a beautiful little chapel at the villa which still exists. Many years later the property was bought by the noble family of Emilio De Ferrari who transformed the estate into a park and hotel. Views, which are nothing short of spectacular, can now be enjoyed from the hotels private beach, terrace bar and restaurant. Other facilities include a health club, tennis courts and an outdoor seawater swimming pool with sun terrace. Bedrooms are tastefully decorated with period furnishings and air-conditioning plus private bathroom, hairdryer, satellite TV and mini bar.
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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation
- Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
- A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
- Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
- Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
- Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
- All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
- Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
- First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
- All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
- Wine with dinner
- On-trail snacks and refreshments
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants