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The Italian Riviera, Portofino & The Cinque Terre 2017

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAFIRIVP

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Revel in the glamour and scenic highlights of the Italian Riviera as you explore by road, rail and boat.

Revel in the glamour and scenic highlights of the Italian Riviera as you explore by road, rail and boat.

PRICE FROM ? £1059 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
  • Carrara Marble Quarry,museum and wine-tasting
  • Travel by train to the Cinque Terre
  • Scenic cruise to Portofino and visit Santa Marghe​rita

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Pisa
  • ​Depart on your scheduled flight to Pisa today. On arrival you'll transfer to your hotel in the Tuscan resort of Ronchi for your seven-night stay. Relax before enjoying dinner here this evening.
  • DAY 2 Carrara
  • ​Today we include a visit to Carrara to see how the area's beautiful white or blue-grey marble is quarried. You'll visit the quarry itself, where the shimmering marble is a spectacular sight, and a marble workshop where you'll see how this high-quality material, which was used to create some of the most remarkable buildings in Ancient Rome, is used in sculpture today. We also include a visit to the Marble Museum where you'll see statues, archaeological finds and machines used to process marble. Later, you'll head to a winery for a wine-tasting.​
  • DAY 3 Pisa & Lucca
  • ​Spend today at leisure enjoying the facilities at your hotel or exploring Ronchi at your own pace. Alternatively, why not join our full-day optional excursion by coach, which takes you firstly to Pisa where you will see the famous Leaning Tower. 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.

    After admiring this world-famous landmark you'll continue to Lucca, which boasts some of Italy's finest examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture and is said to be one of Tuscany's best kept secrets. The town is famous as the birthplace of the composer Puccini. It is also the home of the Volto Santo relic – a wooden sculpture of Christ – which is kept in its beautiful cathedral.​

  • DAY 4 Cinque Terre
  • ​Today's included full-day excursion by train takes you to the enchanting area known as the Cinque Terre. This translates as Five Lands and refers to the five villages which perch precariously on the cliffs high above the Mediterranean Sea and are almost all inaccessible by road.
  • DAY 5 Lerici & Portovenere
  • ​Enjoy some free time in Ronchi. You could explore the surrounding area, spend a lazy day on the beach or relax by the swimming pool.

    Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion, which begins in the beautiful village of Portovenere, sat atop a rocky peninsula in the 'Gulf of Poets', an area once very popular with writers such as Byron, Shelley and DH Lawrence. Highlights are a picturesque harbour lined with brightly coloured houses and an impressive stonebuilt castle. Next, you'll head to the beautiful seaside town of Lerici, home to an imposing castle, a small historic centre and a crescent-shaped piazza.

  • DAY 6 Portofino & Santa Margherita
  • ​After breakfast join us on our included three-quarter-day tour to Portofino, which we reach by local boat service along a pretty coastal stretch. What used to be a tiny fishing port is today the Italian Riviera's most exclusive resort offering designer boutiques and a fine selection of cafés and bars. Take a stroll among its snaking streets to the Church of St Giorgio, which is a short distance from the harbour. From here the views across the bay are quite spectacular.

    You'll also visit the picturesque seaside resort of Santa Margherita, which is home to a lovely palm-fringed harbour that's a magnet for small yachts.

  • DAY 7 Ronchi
  • ​Spend today at leisure exploring the resort of Ronchi, or enjoying the facilities at your 4-star hotel, which is just steps away from the sea on the beautiful Versilian Riviera. This evening you'll dine in a local restaurant.​
  • DAY 8 Pisa/UK
  • ​After breakfast today you'll transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​
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Accommodation

    • Hotel Villa Maremonti
    • The Hotel Villa Maremonti is a beautiful 4 star Tuscan Villa located on the coast of Versilia just a short distance from the iconic Cinque Terre. This beautiful Tuscan Villa was built during the 1900s, occupied by a family up until 1972 when the restoration started from its former residence into a stunning boutique hotel. This hotel is wonderful for both exploring and relaxing, aswel as being in an ideal location it is equipped with an outdoor swimming pool. This small boutique hotel bring contemporary comfort and style to the bedrooms, with just 19 in total. Each bedroom boasts the traditional charm of a Tuscan Villa with private facilities.

      Please note: Hotel does not have a lift
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Optional Excursions

  • ​Explore Pisa and the walled town of Lucca
  • Visit charming Lerici and beautiful Portovenere

Pre-bookable excursions: The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package from just £132 per person.

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Further Information

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