Day 01: Arrive in Genoa or Pisa Your days of grand adventure tours in this stunning region will begin shortly after your plane lands. Once you disembark, be sure to proceed through the passport control area and collect your bags from customs. After you’re cleared to go, your Italy adventure will begin with your driver who will meet you outside and transfer you to your hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure. Be sure to settle in with a welcome drink before enjoying the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 02: Ruta di Camogli to Portofino Today’s sport tours will take you on a grand six-hour hike through this beautiful countryside. After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll meet your private guide in the lobby. A short private transfer will take you to the Ruta di Camgli where your adventure will begin. You’ll get to walk along the ancient forest trails of the Monte Portofino Natural Park before exploring the bay of San Fruttuoso and its Benedictine abbey. Your tours for the day will end in the highly chic Portofino, which is considered the most exclusive resort area of the Italian Riviera. Once the day’s tours end, you’ll be shuttled back to Santa Margherita Ligure by ferry to enjoy the rest of the day and an overnight stay at your leisure.
Day 03: Rapallo to Sestri Levante Before heading out on today’s adventure tours, fuel up on breakfast at the hotel. Your private walking guide will meet you in the lobby for a transfer to the gondola station where you’ll enjoy a cable car ride to the sanctuary of Montallegro. From this elevation, you’ll enjoy magnificent views all the way down to Rapallo. After a brief stop at Montallegro, you’ll follow a ridge path to Chiavri. Along the way, you’ll get to see incredible views of the Ligurian Apennines. Once in Chiavari, you’ll have time to explore the medieval streets, arched walkways and marble floors before taking a short transfer to Sestri Levante, which will be your home base for the next two nights. Upon arrival, the rest of the day in Sestri Levante will be at your leisure.
Day 04: Sestri Levante Today’s tours will begin with breakfast at the hotel before your private guide will help you explore the beauty of Sestri Levante. This ancient maritime and merchant center boasts quaint, pastel-colored homes and boasts a gently curving peninsula with two stunning bays. It is also home to a splendid stretch of beach. An optional walk you may choose to take brings you through cork oak and Mediterranean macchia to Punta Manara. This destination boasts a Saracen tower that offers a brilliant view of the Gulf of Tigullio. The rest of the day is at your leisure with an overnight stay in Sestri Levante.
Day 05: Sestri Levante to Framura, Levanto After breakfast at the hotel, your walking guide will meet you in the lobby for an adventure that involves a transfer to Moneglia first. The day’s tours include a route that will bring you past beautifully colored villas and uphill through vineyards and olive groves. You’ll also enjoy stunning sea views along the way. The seascape will open up before you as you make your descent toward Deiva Marina. This area is home to a charming beach that boasts incredibly blue waters. In the late afternoon, you’ll transfer to Levanto. The rest of the day will be enjoyed at your leisure with an overnight stay in Levanto.
Day 06: Levanto to Riomaggiore Your guide for the day’s tours and your driver will meet you after breakfast at the hotel. On your way to your next stop in Cinque Terre, you’ll get to walk a stunning coastal route that covers sea-facing terraces and traverses through woodlands and maquis on the bluffs of Puna Mesco. Here you will find is the perfect spot to take in a picnic lunch before taking the path that leads to Monterosso, the first of the five villages of Cinque Terre you’ll get to explore. Here you’ll have time to enjoy a drink as you take in the beauty of the beachfront, awaiting your transfer to your Cinque Terre hotel.
Day 07: Cinque Terre Your guide for today’s luxury tours will meet you after breakfast for a comprehensive tour of Cinque Terre. You’ll enjoy a combination of walks, train rides and boat trips as you explore the villages that make this picturesque region so postcard perfect. The day’s tours include all transportation and a luxury private guide. Your guide will enrich your experience with tales about each quaint village before you return to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 08: Cinque Terre Today’s tours will require you to say goodbye to the beauty of Cinque Terre. After breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you to spirit you away to your next hotel in Portovenere. Your driver will stop in Riomaggiore so that you may enjoy the scenic nine-mile walk to Portovenere. This important fishing port once served as a favorite destination for Shelley and Byron. Its towering castle and medieval churches are also sights to behold. You’ll arrive in Portovenere in the late afternoon and spend the night.
Day 09: Palmaria Island Today’s adventure will begin after breakfast when your walking guide will meet up with you for a water taxi ride to the island of Palmaria. This destination now serves as a nature reserve and boasts a distinct circular path the provides incredible view of the Gulf of Poets and other islands nearby. You’ll enjoy a picnic on the island before heading back to Portovenere for a relaxing afternoon and overnight stay.
Day 10: Depart via Pisa or Genoa Your Italy tour comes to an end on this day after breakfast at the hotel. You’ll enjoy a private transfer to your airport of choice before embarking on the journey home.