Walking in the Cinque Terre

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8 Days from £1,249

May 2020 - Oct 2020 Departures

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

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Your holiday at a glance

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MAX GROUP SIZE 25

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host 
  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 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
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports


 

Included excursions

  • ​Palmaria island walk with picnic lunch
  • Portovenere 
  • Cinque Terre walk
  • Cinque Terre scenic ferry ride (weather permitting)
  • Santa Margherita & Portofino walk​ 
  • Sample local delicacies in a historical mill

Optional excursions

  • ​​Pisa & Lucca
  • Muzzerone cliff walk with picnic lunch
  • Hidden Cinque Terre walk

Your itinerary

​You'll fly to Genoa today and on arrival we will transfer you to your hotel. We'll get to know one another better over a welcome 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. 

​Optional walk 9km/5.5mi - 4hrs

You're free to relax at leisure today, or why not join an optional walk. ​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. Today's walk is strenuous with rocky terain and steps, and is best for seasoned walkers. A picnic lunch is included. 

Walk 5km/3 mi - 2hrs 

Setting off from Santa Margherita, we'll make our way through the towns of Nozarego and Gave to Portofino with a stop at the Il Mulino del Gassetta for lunch.

The Gassetta Mill is a restored historic mill which has been bought back to life as a resturant. It is part of the wider La Portofino project, that seeks to recover abandoned land, and revitalise it using traditional methods of farming and environmental sensitivity. This includes the production of local honey, and a craft beer, made from hops grown in the area. 

Portofino used to be a tiny fishing port and is now the Italian Riviera's most exclusive resort offering designer boutiques and a fine selection of cafes 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. 

Today we will transfer you to the airport in Genoa for your flight back to the UK. ​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday 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 holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Pisa and Lucca

Italy - Pisa and Lucca

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Head to Pisa to see its famous Leaning Tower. This bell tower resides in the Field of Miracles beside an amazing collection of religious buildings. Head inside the cathedral to see the marble pulpit created by the great sculptor Giovanni Pisano and nearby you’ll see a bronze lamp that according to a popular story Galileo was watching sway gently when the law of the pendulum occurred to him. Whether this tale is true or not, Galileo grew up here, so surely he was inspired by his surroundings. Continue to the perfectly preserved walled town of Lucca where you’ll find fine examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture, charming piazzas and even a tree-topped tower on a stroll through its historic centre.

Please note: Entrance fees are payable locally at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the cathedral.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Must See

Italy - Hidden Cinque Terre walk

Italy - Hidden Cinque Terre walk

from £44

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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 £85

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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.

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8 days

Thursday 07 May 2020

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£1,129

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8 days

Thursday 04 June 2020

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£1,209

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8 days

Thursday 17 September 2020

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8 days

Thursday 01 October 2020

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London (Gatwick)

Thursday 07 May 2020

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£1,249

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Thursday 07 May 2020

Departs

07:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:00 Genoa (Cristoforo Colombo

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British Airways - BA

Thursday 14 May 2020

Departs

11:00 Genoa (Cristoforo Colombo

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12:00 London (Gatwick)

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London (Gatwick)

Thursday 04 June 2020

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£1,329

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Thursday 04 June 2020

Departs

06:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:00 Genoa (Cristoforo Colombo

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British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Thursday 11 June 2020

Departs

11:00 Genoa (Cristoforo Colombo

Arrives

12:00 London (Gatwick)

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London (Gatwick)

Thursday 17 September 2020

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£1,329

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Thursday 17 September 2020

Departs

06:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:00 Genoa (Cristoforo Colombo

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British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Thursday 24 September 2020

Departs

11:00 Genoa (Cristoforo Colombo

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12:00 London (Gatwick)

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London (Gatwick)

Thursday 01 October 2020

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£1,299

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Thursday 01 October 2020

Departs

07:05 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:10 Genoa (Cristoforo Colombo

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British Airways

Inbound
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Thursday 08 October 2020

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11:00 Genoa (Cristoforo Colombo

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12:00 London (Gatwick)

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