A unique experience which brings you from the amazing white beaches with emerald seas of Sardinia to the famous Cinque Terre villages perched on beautiful cliffs filled with vineyards and olive groves till Portofino. Two great Italian destinations for on memorable trip! Go futher and read more.
A trip thought for those who don’t want to miss the beautiful, but very different landscapes of Cinque Terre and Sardinia. All in one trip at the best!
A trip of 8 days – 6 nights
1 DAY – Arrival in Cinque Terre
Private transfer from La Spezia railway station to your accommodation in Cinque Terre. You’ll be welcomed at your boutique accommodation which we have selected for its authentic atmosphere and the owners’ hospitality.
Take your time to relax after your long trip to this special part of the Italian Riviera and start to enjoy Cinque Terre atmosphere!
In the evening you’ll have a suggested list of places where to eat and which are our favorite.
2 DAY – Cinque Terre tour and Wine
Meeting with your local private tour guide at your hotel in Cinque Terre.
In the morning you will visit the two iconic villages of Cinque Terre: Manarola and Vernazza. You’ll wander among the tiny squares and side alleys of the villages, you’ll walk among the famous terraced vineyards of Manarola, and reach the picturesque Vernazza with a romantic walk till the capuchin cloister.
In the afternoon you’ll be welcomed by a local producer who will show you his amazing terraced vineyards overlooking the sea and protected by Unesco. You’ll hear more about the history of this unique wine, how is produced and you’ll have the possibility to taste it with some typical specialties handmade just for you. Tasting the Cinque Terre wine is something not to be missed. We think the wine in this area speaks about The Cinque Terre, the local people who hardly work this land from centuries with passion and fondness.
After visiting the vineyards you will taste typical Cinque Terre wines, paired with some local traditional recipes (for example salted anchovies, vegetable cake, focaccia, pesto sauce).
3 DAY – Tastes of Portofino
Meeting with your local private tour guide in Santa Margherita Ligure railway station.
Tour of the picturesque villages in the heart of Portofino Natural Park: Santa Margherita and Portofino. The tour starts in the picturesque village of Santa Margherita Ligure, once called the “salotto” of the entire Gulf with its troump d’oeil painted palaces, will fascinate you. You’ll live “la dolce vita” walking among charming villas surrounded by elegant gardens and parks. From Santa Margherita you’ll reach Portofino with a panoramic trip by public boat (weather and sea conditions permitting; otherwise you’ll take the public bus). Portofino is a small fishing village which is now the center of élite tourism. You’ll visit the tiny village with its spectacular castle, the church perched on the cliff and the luxury boutiques.
Your day continues with an exclusive experience in Portofino: you will reach a private terraced garden just above the village (10 minutes walk). From there you will enjoy an amazing view of the village and its bay. Among olive and lemon trees, herbs and vines, you’ll meet a local chef who will teach you to prepare the famous presto sauce with mortar and pestle. At the end you will taste the pesto you will have prepared and some traditional local specialties such as focaccia, paired with a glass of wine from Portofino.
4 Day – Arrivederci Day!
After breakfast, check-out and private transfer to La Spezia railway station. Today it’s the “arrivederci” day. We will look forward to meeting you again.
Ferry from Livorno to Olbia port or airport, Sardina. Night on board (not included)
5 Day – Welcome to Sardinia!
Arrival in Sardinia (Olbia airport or Port ). Meeting with your private driver and transfer to one of the authentic and fascinating Sardinian accommodations, located in Gallura region, called ‘stazzi ‘ which offer accommodation and restaurant, rural style.
Time to relax after your trip. A typical dinner is waiting for you in the evening.
6 Day – Costa Smeralda, its turquoise seas, white beaches and archeological site will enchant you!
Meeting with your private local tour guide and private driver for a tour of Costa Smeralda. A VIP destination, the stage of the most exclusive summer fun and mostly famous for its pearly-white beaches and weird, wind-whipped licks of rock tapering into emerald seas. Despite the superficial fluff, the Costa Smeralda is quite stunning: the Gallura’s granite mountains plunge into emerald waters in a succession of dramatic fjord like inlets, unique and it is dotted with some the most important historical, architectural and archeological remains. Visit of a Nuraghe archaeological site included.
7 Day – Sailing in the archipelago of La Maddalena
Transfer to the port of Low Sardinia for an unforgettable and exclusive excursion, full day, on a vintage sailing ship (maximum 20 people) in the archipelago of La Maddalena, protected National Marine Park. You will visit the most beautiful beaches like Spargi, Budelli with its ‘pink beach’ nature reserve since 1991. We will enter in the “Porto della Madonna”, to swim through its crystal and clear waters , a ‘natural swimming pool’. Enjoy a delicious lunch prepared on board by the crew.
In the evening return to the Hotel.
8 Day – Authentic Sardinia!
Meeting with your private local tour and private driver. Today you’ll visit the mountainous region known as ‘Barbagia’ Region. The historical and geographical most pristine Sardinian territory and genuine preserver of the Sardinian language and traditions. You will visit the most famous villages such as Orgosolo, the town of murals; Mamoiada, with its carnival characters Mamuthones e Issohadores; and Oliena, dominated by white limestone of the Monte Corrasi. Just outside the village, it is worth visit the karst spring of Su Gologone from which flow the pure and iced-waters.
In the late afternoon return to your hotel.
Private transfer to the airport or port of Olbia
“Anna, made my trip so smooth and worry free. Making sure that everything was easy and organized. She was always there whenever I needed something. And so personable too”
“We had a great experience with BeautifuLiguria - they are very professional! I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful stay we had in your beautiful region! Grazie.”