day 01 Milan-Genoa
Departure at 08.30 am from Milan to Genoa (departure is also possible directly from Genoa joining the group at 10.30). Seaport, one of the largest of the Southern Europe, the first in Italy; 6th city of the country, this town has an important history, as a Maritime Republic. Its historical centre has grown around the dock, is full of narrow and characteristic streets and has a medieval origin. Visit of the modern zone of “Ancient Port”, restored for the 500 years of America discovery by Christopher Columbus. Here we find the Aquarius, the second biggest in Europe. Free time for lunch. Accommodation in hotel and free evening for personal interests.
day 02 Genoa-San Remo-Genoa
Depart to San Remo, defined as the city of flowers and sun, and is known all over the world for the Italian Song Festival. This little town of the Riviera of Ponente (West Riviera) offers many activities and beautiful beaches. Its famous Casino is situated on the top of the most elegant street of the town. Enjoy some free time for lunch. In the afternoon we return to Genoa, travelling along the Rivera of Ponente, and passing through several characteristic villages.
day 03 Genoa-Portovenere-Cinque Terre-Genoa
Visit Portovenere, a fisherman’s village located at the end of the Gulf of La Spezia. Take a ferry to Cinque Terre (weather permitting. If the ferry is not running, we will travel by minibus). A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these 5 fishermen villages are unique and known for their beautiful landscapes and the medieval style of the buildings. Return to Genoa in the afternoon.
day 04 Genoa-Rapallo-Portofino-Santa Margherita Ligure-Milan
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Rapallo, famous tourist centre. Upon arrival, we invite you to try a slice of focaccia, typical local bread with its amazing variety, only produced in this area. Then, we head to Portofino. Around a little square, you can have a nice view of a group of high, coloured and picturesque houses. In the small port, during the high season, you can see expensive yachts from every part of the world. Finally, we will stop in Santa Margherita, famous seaside city of Riviera di Levante (Eastern Riviera), located in the Tigullio Gulf and free time for lunch. In the afternoon, return to Milan.
Inclusions: twin share in 3 star & 4star hotel, breakfast daily, small group tour, twin share, deluxe coach, fully escorted from 9 participants (from 1 to 8 participants, only a driver guide speaking English), Focaccia with cheese tasting, services and taxes.
Hotel: Genoa-Starhotel President (or similar)
Excluding: entrance fees, meals and city taxes to be paid to directly to the hotel.