From € 3000 per person

Authentic Liguria tour

Prepare yourself to discover the colorful Liguria region, known also as the Italian Riviera, its authenticity and charm made of ancient villages, amazing landscapes, culinary traditions, great culture and more. Go ahead to read more!

Why Choose It

A trip designed for those who want to go deeper in a slow and boutique way, exploring a region which maintains its authentic essence.

  • Private local experienced and knowledgeable tour guide as per itinerary
  • English speaking BeautifuLiguria’s tour leader throughout trip
  • Boutique and selected accommodation
  • Artisans workshop visit
  • Art and culture tour
  • Ancient villages tour
  • Cinque Terre and Portofino tours
  • BeautifuLiguria welcome kit
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  • A magic journey of 7 days / 6 nights
  • Travel dates:

OCTOBER 7-13, 2018

  • Number of participants: min 6 – max 12 people*
  • Price per person 3000 euros
  • Single Supplement 360 euros
* Departures are guaranteed at the same price for a minimum of 2 participants but with 2 to 5 guests booked, the trip runs with private local tour guide, without the tour leader.


  • 6 nights in a boutique hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure with breakfast (double occupancy)
  • transfers with private driver as per itinerary
  • train and ferry tickets to travel between Cinque Terre villages and Portofino – San Fruttuoso
  • english speaking BeautifuLiguria’s tour leader throughout trip
  • experienced and knowledgeable private local tour guide as per itinerary
  • pesto lesson followed by rich tasting
  • visit of local artisans workshops
  • 1 light dinner, 1 farewell dinner, 2 typical lunches
  • city tax

Not included

  • Airfare to/from Italy
  • transfers beyond those mentioned above
  • travel insurance
  • meals and beverages other than those mentioned above
  • personal spending money
  • room upgrades and extras

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What You Can Expect

1 DAY – Welcome to Liguria!

Welcome to your Liguria golden tour, a territory also known as the Italian Riviera. Private transfer and check-in at your charming accommodation in the Italian Riviera, in Santa Margherita Ligure, right next to Portofino village. Our local greeter will welcome you to Liguria. Relax after a long trip and start feeling the Italian atmosphere!

Light dinner in the evening. You’ll be welcome to taste ligurian specialties, wine included of course!

2 DAY – Let’s start from the Cinque Terre

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local private tour guide at the hotel and start an authentic private tour of Cinque Terre villages. With your private driver, you’ll transfer to Cinque Terre. You’ll start your visit of Cinque Terre villages and enjoy an authentic experience through this area and its people.

You’ll visit Riomaggiore with its church and stunning castle, you’ll walk among the famous terraced vineyards of Manarola, the perched village of Corniglia and reach the picturesque Vernazza village.

Lunch in Cinque Terre with typical ligurian dishes.

Late in the afternoon, you’ll return to the hotel with your private driver

Free dinner in the evening

3 DAY – Portofino, San Fruttuoso and pesto!

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local private guide and together you’ll visit Portofino with its tiny port, colorful houses, the castle and the tempting, luxury boutiques, then reach San Fruttuoso bay by public boat and visit its incredible, unique medieval abbey standing right on the beach (there’s no way to reach this bay if not by foot or by boat).

The day continues with anauthentic pesto lesson in the terraced gardens of a Portofino local producer. You’ll learn the secrets of the green sauce and have a tasting buffet overlooking the bay.

Free dinner in the evening

4 DAY – A taste of Genoa historical center

After breakfast, you’ll meet your private driver to transfer to Genoa. Here you’ll meet your private tour guide for a walking tour of the historical center of Genoa, discovering its monuments, narrow alleys and ancient food shops! Wandering through the “Carrugi” alleys is a unique experience and we believe that by just walking through these maze of historical streets, you’ll find the “real” Genoa essence. You’ll discover the largest medieval old town in Europe, walk along its authentic medieval alleyways, stop in the squares and in the renaissance streets of the historical town. Together with our insider you will discover the most famous monuments of the town!

During your tour you’ll discover the ultra-centenarian food shops of the historical center and you will taste some of the most typical local products: friscieu (fried croquettes filled with herbs), farinata, fried fresh seafood eaten at the counter or to take away, focaccia and more!

Lunch in a noble palace.

Free afternoon to go shopping in Genoa and then back to your hotel by private driver.

Free dinner in the evening

5 DAY – Artisans tour in the Italian Riviera

After breakfast, you’ll meet your private tour guide and private driver at the hotel and together reach and visit some ancient workshops in Chiavari village. Chiavari is an underestimated, very authentic small town in the Portofino Gulf. You will visit the old town centre. This village is characterized by its famous narrow arcaded streets called “Carruggi”, which are lined with elegant and exclusive old shops as the pasticceria, and where a bustling market is also held every Friday. Here you will see some ancient local artisan’s workshop such as the one who still continues a very old tradition: he makes by hand the wooden stamps used to produce the typical local pasta shapes known as Corzetti. Here you can also taste some typical Ligurian street food for lunch such as “farinata”, a chick pea cake.

Afternoon at your disposal and then private transfer to your hotel

Free dinner in the evening.

6 DAY – Free day

After breakfast, you can take your time to relax as you like. Of course we can give you a suggested list of experiences not to miss, but it’s up to you.
You can relax on the beach reading a book, swimming in the clear blue water of the Mediterranean sea or do shopping!
In the evening farewell dinner.

7 DAY – Arrivederci day!

Today is the arrivederci day! After breakfast, check-out from your accommodation.. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Liguria. We can assist you if you need a private transfer on this day.

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What Clients Say


“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”


Chicago, USA


“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.”



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