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Travel Advice and Information for Existing Bookings

Lucca, Portofino & the Cinque Terre

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Experience more with so much included

  • Discover Lucca, birthplace of Puccini, on a guided tour
  • Take a private boat cruise along the Cinque Terre
  • Experience the majesty of Pisa’s historic centre on a guided tour, visiting the cathedral and the marble baptistry
  • Explore Genoa and find out more about its illustrious maritime history on a guided tour
  • Sail to Portofino, with its breath-taking waterfront and celebrity visitors

 

 
At a Glance
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7 nights in 4 to 4-star superior accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
Daily breakfast & 3 dinners
 

 

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Overview

No distance at all separates Lucca and Pisa from Portofino, the Cinque Terre & Genoa, but the treasures they offer make for a diverse experience. In Pisa’s Square of the Miracles there’s the Leaning Tower, cathedral and baptistry, but much less well known are the colourful villages that cling to the Ligurian coastline.

Take in two of Italy’s most desirable regions: Tuscany and the Italian Riviera. They’re delightfully different from each other, but both are evocatively scenic. First, we visit Tuscany, always a favourite destination for art, architecture and stunning countryside, staying in Lucca, the birthplace of Puccini. It’s one of Tuscany’s most graceful towns, with a historic quarter nestling inside preserved Renaissance walls. Then discover Porto Venere, the Cinque Terre’s unspoilt villages with their riot of colour, and Portofino’s stunning harbour, plus of course Genoa, with its fascinating mix of medieval alleyways and imposing Palazzi.. This tour offers contrasting cultures, centuries of history and ravishing landscapes, all crying out to be experienced.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes: 

  • Return flights from a selection of regional airports, plus all hotel transfers
  • Seven nights in four-star and four-star superior accommodation inclusive of all local taxes, with breakfast and three dinners  (one will be taken at a local restaurant)
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Language: Italian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Italy

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Cinque Terre & Portofino by Boat

Important note: Visiting the Cinque Terre and Portofino by boat is subject to weather conditions. If safety concerns mean we can’t sail to the Cinque Terre on Day 6, we’ll travel by rail instead, visiting a selection of villages. If we’re unable to sail to Portofino on Day 7, we’ll travel there by the only other method of transport allowed – local bus.  When assessing the weather, the captain’s decision to sail or not is final, so please consider this when booking this tour.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Hotel Information

  • The use of air-conditioning in hotels in Italy is at the hotel’s discretion and is normally restricted to the summer months (mid-May to mid-September), depending on the temperature.
  • Where hotels feature a swimming pool, it will be open during the summer months depending on weather conditions.
  • Whilst we do our best to ensure an exceptional experience, the views from the sea facing rooms may at times be partially obstructed. 

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Arrival airport or train station First hotel location Transfer time Final hotel location Departure airport or train station Transfer time
Pisa Airport Lucca 40 mins Genova Pisa Airport 2 hrs 30 mins