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Genoa and Cinque Terre Rail Journey

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Discover Genoa, a medieval City in the heart of Liguria, and Cinque Terre, Italy’s most idyllic seaside cluster of villages. The national park encompasses about 11 miles of the rocky coastline from north to south: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
Italy
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Rail
Walking / Hiking
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Highlights

Overstay in one of the Cinque Terre villages

Private excursion of  Cinque terre

Wine tasting in a Monterosso's farm

Cinque Terre train card

Revel in the spectacular scenery of Cinque Terre, Genoa and Portovenere on this fascinating 8-day rail journey. Explore the port of Genoa, Italy's largest seaport and the capital of Liguria region. The city is brimming with stunning art and notable architecture. Visit the oldtown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the opulent Royal Palace and Palazzo Rosso. From Genoa, board your train to Monterosso and venture to the famous Cinque Terre. It comprimes of five villages: Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore and Vernazza which are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.You will also visit the picturesque village of Porto Venere departing by boat that will allow you to admire the breathtaking Ligurian Coastline from the sea.

 

 

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Included

2 nights in Genoa
5 nights in Monterosso or Manarola
Private transfer from Genoa airport to hotel in Genoa
Private transfer from Cinque Terre hotel to Genoa airport
Private transfer from Station to Cinque Terre Hotel
1st class fast train from Genoa to Cinque Terre
Return boat Cinque Terre to Portovenere
Daily breakfast
Walking tour with private guide in Genoa
Private Excursion of Cinque Terre with Guide
Private tour of Portovenere with Guide
Visit of Monterosso with wine tasting in a farm

Itinerary

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Day 1
Genoa Airport → Genoa

Arrival at Genoa Airport and transfer to your hotel in Genoa. After the check in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Genoa at 4* Starhotel President or similar.

Genoa Airport → Genoa
Genoa
Day 2
Genoa

After the breakfast at the hotel, your tour of discovery begins with a private city tour.

The 113 hectares Historic Centre of Genoa is one of the most extended medieval Historic Centre of Europe and isthe most densely populated. The Genoese Historic Centre is a maze of alleys (caruggi) that unexpectedly end up in small squares, that, as well as the churches that dominate them, belonged to important noble families. in the afternoon, free time to relax and do some shopping.

Overnight stay in Genoa at 4* Starhotel President or similar.

Breakfast
Genoa
Genoa
Day 3
Genoa → Cinque Terre

After breakfast, make your own way to the train station and board your train to the Cinque Terre.

Take a private transfer from the train station to your hotel and check-in. In the afternoon, free time to spend in the beautiful Cinque Terre area.

Overnight stay in the Cinque Terre area in a boutique hotel.

Breakfast
Genoa → Cinque Terre
Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre
Day 4
Cinque Terre

After breakfast, meet with your private guide for your full day excursion.

Between Punta Cavo di Montenero and Punta Mesco there are the famous Cinque Terre, a unique geographical area, rich in tiny peninsulas and bays. In 1997 the area was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO.

Departure from Monterosso train station and arrival in Riomaggiore, visit of this village characterized by high and colourful houses, winding alley and tiny squares.

Proceed by the Cinque Terre express train and arrival in Vernazza, visit "La Perla" of the Cinque Terre, the village is located in a splendid position,perched on one spur surrounded by the sea. The colorful houses, the medieval fortifications and the church of S. Margherita constitute an urban-architectural complex of considerable impact visual. The small square overlooking the sea is one of the most evocative of the Cinque Terre.

Continue by train in the direction of Manarola, visit of the village stain of bright colours among the green of the vineyards and of the terracing, among the most famous images of the Cinque Terre, stands out that of the Marina di Manarola immortalized by Punta Palaedo.

Return to your hotel by train and overnight at your hotel. 

Overnight stay in the Cinque Terre area in a boutique hotel.

Breakfast
Cinque Terre
Vernazza, Cinque Terre
Day 5
Cinque Terre

After breakfast, meet with the guide at your Hotel and visit the "biggest" of the Terre. The station is located on the seafront of the "new" country called "Fegina" through a beautiful promenade along the seafront it arrives in the country "Vecchio", from here after a short ascent of 5 minutes we arrive at the estate of one of the most active farms in the area, where you will be tasting some DOC wines while enjoying typical products of the area.

In the afternoon, visit the Convent of the Cappuccini Friars, that was awarded the 1st place in the FAI ranking "Places of the heart" 2015 edition. Return to your hotel and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight stay in the Cinque Terre area in a boutique hotel.

Breakfast
Cinque Terre
Corniglia, Cinque Terre
Day 6
Cinque Terre → Portovenere → Cinque Terre

Meet with the guide at your Hotel, departure by boat to Portovenere, the long coastal navigation will give way to admire the entire coast of the Cinque Terre from the sea, arrival in Portovenere and visit one of the villages that inspired many poets including Lord Byron,who was in love with the rocky outcrop dominated by the famous Church of San Pietro, regarded today as one of the most magical places in the whole Liguria.

Return by boat to your hotel Monterosso.

Overnight stay in the Cinque Terre area in a boutique hotel.

Breakfast
Cinque Terre → Portovenere → Cinque Terre
Monterosso, Cinque Terre
Day 7
Cinque Terre

After breakfast, enjoy one full leisurely day to relax or continue to explore by yourself this marvellous area. 

Overnight stay in the Cinque Terre in a boutique hotel.

Breakfast
Cinque Terre
Manarola, Cinque Terre
Day 8
Cinque Terre→ Genoa Airport

After breakfast, check out and private transfer from your Hotel in the Cinque Terre to Genoa Airport.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Currency
EURO
2021 Packages - Book Now
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7 nights
from AUD3,901
per person, twin share
Italy
Genoa
Monterosso
Cultural, Rail, Walking / Hiking
Independent Holiday Packages, Rail Packages
1st April –31st October 2021

Hotel options

Hotel Villa Steno
Hotel Villa Steno

Villa Steno is a  3 stars boutique and family-run hotel with 16 rooms, located in the heart of Monterosso old town. It is at only 4 minutes walking from the beach and the hiking path to the other Cinque Terre towns.

Guests at Hotel Villa Steno can enjoy a wonderful view of the sea and of the old town of Monterosso and relax into the quiet of its location surrounded by lemon, orange and olive trees.

Hotel Marina Piccola
Hotel Marina Piccola

The hotel Marina Piccola was born in Manarola, an old village of the ligurian east coast, in the late 1970s from the recovery of an old fisherman's house on the sea and then expanded in 2003, it has always been one of the reference points of the Cinque Terre. Furnished with taste and classic elegance, the 13 rooms of the hotel are bright and quiet and from some you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the sea. Located in via Birolli, the main road leading to the sea, it is easy to reach both the train station (5 minutes on foot) and the parking lot (10 minutes on foot).  

Starhotels President
Starhotels President

In the heart of Genoa, opposite to the railway station, the Starhotels President reflects the refined elegance of the city that is its home.

  • All of the 188 rooms provide guests with comfort, spacious interiors and refined décor.
  • La corte by Eataly restaurant delights diners with dishes inspired by the culinary traditions of Liguria.
  • The lounge-like atmosphere of La corte by Eataly restaurant creates the ideal venue to enjoy a good coffee, a quick lunch or a cocktail.

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