Sanremo and the hamlets of the West Riviera

About this trip

This short trip will let you immerse yourselves in the glamorous and elegant atmosphere of the sunny towns of Sanremo and Bordighera, famous for the  Liberty Style villas, the casino and the exotic gardens. But you will also experience the authentic atmosphere of Medieval villages where it looks like time hasn’t passed by.


  • Immerse yourselves in the special Mediterranean light that fascinated Impressionist painters
  • Take a stroll in Sanremo among ancient villas and the maze of narrow alleys of the old center
  • Discover amazing inland villages such as Dolceacqua and Apricale
  • Explore the exotic Hambury gardens overlooking the sea
  • Visit the atelier of one of the most famous Italian impressionist painters, Pompeo Mariani. 

Why choose it

This trip is ideal for those who want to experience the different souls of the Italian Riviera: the elegant Mediterranean style of the coastal resorts and the simple and authentic atmosphere of the amazing inland villages.

Day 1 – Welcome to Sanremo

Today is your arrival day. Benvenuto! Check-in at your boutique accommodation in Sanremo. Relax after a long trip and start feeling the Italian atmosphere!

Take a stroll in the elegant roads of the center or explore the alleyways of the ancient Pigna neighborhood.

For dinner, we suggest you try the famous red shrimps of Sanremo in one of our preferred restaurants. Overnight in Sanremo.

Day 2 – Let’s go inland and discover the villages of Dolceacqua and Apricale

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider and explore together the inland valleys dotted with olive trees and vineyards.

This is the area where they produce the delicate extra-virgin olive oil from Liguria and one of the few red wines of the region, the Rossese. Driving along the river (private driver not included), you will admire a beautiful landscape of rolling hills till reaching the beautiful village of Dolceacqua dominated by the castle and made unique by the ancient humpback bridge painted by Monet.

During your tour, you can’t miss tasting local wine in a wine cellar of the village. Overnight in Sanremo.

Day 3 – A unique tour in Bordighera village and at Hanbury gardens!

Your private guide will pick you up at the hotel and together you’ll reach Bordighera's beautiful village with its exotic gardens and noble villas. The special Mediterranean light of this side of the Riviera fascinated many painters and today you will visit the authentic atelier of one of the most famous Italian impressionist painters, Pompeo Mariani.
In the afternoon you’ll explore the beautiful Hanbury gardens. The area where the gardens are situated has a perfect climate all year around. It was so perfect that an English gentleman, Sir Thomas Hanbury, decided to make his dream come true right in that place!

In the afternoon departure or continue your trip with a beautiful tour to Montecarlo. Overnight in Sanremo.


Important information

  • This is a private trip idea and can be fully customized.
  • Daily departures available all year round by request.
  • Suggested duration: 3 days / 2 nights.

This trip is not suitable for people with mobility problems.

What’s included

  • 2 nights in one of our selected boutique accommodations with breakfast
  • Private tour Dolceacqua and Apricale villages
  • Wine tasting
  • Private tour of Bordighera and the Hambury Gardens
  • Entrance ticket to Hambury Gardens
  • all our assistance and care before and during your trip

What’s not included

  • Transfers (if you don’t have a car, we’ll provide transfers by a private driver)
  • meals and beverages other than those mentioned above
  • city tax
  • travel insurance
  • airfare to/from Italy


This is a tailor-made trip. There are a number of factors that could influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the mean of transportation you prefer and the number of private tours and activities.

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