Cinque Terre, Portofino, PortoVenere
Pre-Trip  to Tuscany and Florence Trip

  1. Porto Venere
    Porto Venere
  2. Waterfront Houses of Portofino
    Waterfront Houses of Portofino
  3. Manarola
  4. PortoVenere
  5. Cocktails on the Harbor
    Cocktails on the Harbor
  6. The Land of Foccacia Bread
    The Land of Foccacia Bread
  7. Portovenere's Church of St. Lawrence
    Portovenere's Church of St. Lawrence
  8. Vernazza A Photographer's Dream
    Vernazza A Photographer's Dream
  9. Unique Handmade Gifts
    Unique Handmade Gifts
  10. Fabulous Seafood
    Fabulous Seafood
  11. The Castle of Porto Venere
    The Castle of Porto Venere
  12. The Church of San Pietro
    The Church of San Pietro
  13. One of the Cinque Terre Villages
    One of the Cinque Terre Villages
  14. Colorful Fishing Boats
    Colorful Fishing Boats
  15. Portofino

per person
double occupancy

4 Days
Sept. 25-29, 2018

4**** Luxury
Boutique Hotel

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​​Trip Details and Highlights

Towns Visited:
Porto Venere, Portofino and the four of the five villages known as the Cinque Terre (Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, and Riomaggiore). Note: The fifth village is Corniglia and the only way to get there is to hike up the hill several hundred steps.

​September 25-29, 2018
​Dates are flexible for custom trips

4 Nights in Porto Venere at a 4**** boutique hotel overlooking the water and town of Porto Venere. This is the ideal location and the best (in my opinion) of all the towns in the area. It is the first town you reach when driving making it easier to return to Florence to meet up with the group. I've stayed at the hotel on two previous trips, the staff is very accommodating, with great service and the restaurant is very good with excellent views of the harbor and town of Porto Venere. 

Cinque Terre translates to "Five Lands" and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These postcard perfect villages are perched along  rugged cliffs commonly referred to the Italian Rivera along the Ligurian coast. Monterosso is the largest of the five towns and the only one accessible by car. The other four villages are only accessible by foot paths, boat, or train. Each town has pastel colored buildings, bright fishing boats, steep winding streets, a few restaurants and local artists.  To come and see this area for a day will only make you want to return and  do it justice. Four days allows plenty of time to leisurely appreciate this beautiful area of Italy. Cinque Terre seems to get all of the press, but Portofino and Portovenere are truly magical. If I had to choose, I would choose these two towns over the Cinque Terre in a heartbeat.

Whatever your travel style is, rely on us to organize your perfect trip to the Linguria area of Cinque Terre for boat trips, shore excursions, restaurants, and private tours of the island.

Suggested Cinque Terre, Portofino and Portovenere Experiences:
  • ​Hire an Italian boat captain for a private tour of the area just before the sunsets.  In between taking some amazing photos of the area, enjoy an aperitivo with some prosecco  served by your captain
  • Take the ferry to Portofino for the day and visit Brown's Castle followed by lunch on the harbor
  • Walk on the beach in Monterosso and dip your toes in the Mediterranean
  • Find a spot on the harbor in Porto Venere and watch the sailboats passby
  • Visit the Church of San Pietro that appears to be rising out of the rugged rocks
  • Walk thru Castello Doria for some of the best views overlooking the clear blue sea. 
  • Take the ferry or train to the other tiny villages and wander the quaint streets

Have a question? Feel free to give us a call at 214-558-7748 or email us.  

What's Included in the Trip 
  • Assistance with travel planning such as airline tickets, private boat excursions, restaurant reservations,  concierge services
  • Premium rental car (including insurance) to get you from the Florence airport to Portovenere (about 2 hours drive)
  • 4 Nights at a 4**** luxury boutique hotel in Portovenere (covered parking is available at the hotel)
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Pre-loaded GPS to assist with getting you from the airport to the hotel. 

What's Not Included the Price
  • Airfare and airport taxes 
  • Travel insurance is not included by highly recommended
  • All transportation not expressed as included is not included
  • Entry fees to museums/galleries and other places where ever entry fees apply
  • Medical expenses
  • All personal expenditures
  • Extra charges at the hotel such as laundry, room service or other incidental charges
  • Hotel tourism tax
  • Expenses related to unforeseen travel conditions, weather conditions, flight delays, train delays, airport blockages, terrorism and strikes.
  • Any travel expense not specified to be included is not included

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