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Cinque Terre and Portofino boutique tour

Experience the special atmosphere of the best fishing villages of the Italian Riviera! From the wild beauty of the Cinque Terre to the small and elegant Portofino, discovering hidden gems like Camogli and San Fruttuoso. Enjoy the ethos of the Italian “dolce vita” – slow living with a boutique touch.

Highlights

Why choose this trip

A boutique trip created for travellers who want to combine the most famous spots of the Italian Riviera – Cinque Terre and Portofino – in a unique trip.

DAY

01

Welcome to the Italian Riviera

Today is your arrival day. Benvenuto! Unwind and start soaking up the Italian “dolce vita” atmosphere!

We will lovingly choose one of our favourite boutique hotels for you, far from the crowds, with great service and in a convenient position. We want you to be able to discover for yourself all of the charm of the Ligurian villages, combined with a lively and still authentic atmosphere.

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02

Portofino exclusive hike and boat with lunch in San Fruttuoso

Today you will experience the unique natural setting of Portofino’s Natural Park, both by land and sea. With your expert private guide, hike along the marvelous trail from Portofino to San Fruttuoso, a setting which seems like a balcony, suspended between the sea and the sky. 

San Fruttuoso is a hidden bay that can only be reached on foot or by boat, with just a very a few fishermen’s houses together with a magnificent medieval abbey which stands on the beautiful pebble beach. Here you can swim, relax and taste the freshest of fish in a fabulous restaurant with tables on the rocks right overlooking the water. 

In the afternoon, you will be picked up by a private boat – a traditional Ligurian wooden boat called a gozzo – with which you will sail along the suggestive coast to reach the picturesque village of Portofino, one of the most beautiful of the whole Riviera. You’ll be fascinated by the arches of the colourful houses reflected in the mirrorlike water of the gulf and charmed by the lovely “piazzetta” which overlooks the water, known for its luxury boutiques and trendy restaurants and cafes.

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03

Enchanting aperitivo in Portofino

Today you’ll reach charming Portofino, where in the beating heart of the village, its famous ‘piazzetta’, you will enjoy an aperitivo made from locally sourced ingredients. Refreshing cocktails made with artisan liqueurs, distilled by small, family-run producers using the finest Ligurian ingredients: basil, Genoese roses, lemon verbena and chinotto.

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04

Camogli sunset boat tour with aperitivo

Today you will be in one of the most authentic villages of the Portofino gulf: Camogli.

You will fall in love with this picturesque village, with its rows of tall and colourful houses all lined up along the beach and encircling the small port. The name of the village means ‘home of the wives’ because here traditionally the menfolk were almost all fishermen and sailors – always at sea, with only the wives remaining at home to populate the town.

You’ll enjoy an elegant tour to catch the last rays of the sun, sipping a glass of chilled local wine on board a private wooden motorboat in perfect ‘dolce vita style’. 

Admire Camogli from another perspective and start your cruise slowly, crossing past the wild hamlet at Punta Chiappa and the “Cristo degli Abissi”, a famous underwater statue on the seabed in the bay of San Fruttuoso that you can admire just by snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters. On board expect an aperitivo with typical delicacies and  Ligurian wine!

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05

Cinque Terre with lunch among the vineyards

Welcome to Cinque Terre, where your boutique accommodation away from the crowds awaits.

 

Explore the Cinque Terre villages with your private tour guide: spend the morning visiting Vernazza and Manarola, two of the most iconic villages. For lunch you will reach a gorgeous wine estate, nestled just above the village of Monterosso. In this true oasis of peace and tranquility, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, you will enjoy a relaxing lunch of local specialties, logically paired with the excellent Cinque Terre wines produced here. Take your time to relax on the lawn, sipping a Limoncino prepared with the exact same lemons you see around you. After lunch, take a stroll through the narrow streets of the village of Monterosso until you reach the bright promenade and the Capuchin convent, from which you will enjoy a magnificent view of the bay.

DAY

06

Beyond the Cinque Terre: sailing along Portovenere, Lerici and Tellaro in the gulf of poets

Today you’ll discover the beautiful Gulf of Poets and its amazing villages of Portovenere, Lerici and Tellaro and sail along the wild coast, exploring tiny islands. You’ll hop on to a comfortable motorboat in Monterosso and enjoy a beautiful tour of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto islands. You’ll admire the impressive cliffs, grottos and fortresses of this beautiful stretch of coast, beloved by poets and writers such as Byron and Shelley, then disembark in the unique village of Portovenere with its castle and church, perched high up on the cliff. Take a walk around the narrow alleys and then climb up to the church up on the rock and admire the breathtaking view. Then you will continue by boat, crossing the gulf to reach Lerici, dominated by its beautiful castle overlooking the water. Take a dip in one of the most beautiful coves and continue your sail along the jagged coast. The best view of the tiny village of Tellaro is to be admired from the sea, so it will definitely be a wow moment!

DAY

07

Arrivederci day!

Arrivederci day!

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