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Pisa, the Cinque Terre & Portofino

8 days from only £1,339pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Guided tour of Pisa’s historic centre with visits to the Cathedral, Italy’s finest Romanesque building and beautiful marble Baptistery
  • Private boat cruise along the Cinque Terre, visiting three of the five villages nestled on one of Europe’s most outstandingly beautiful coastlines
  • Guided tour of Lucca, birthplace of Puccini
  • Panoramic tour of the rolling Tuscan countryside and visit the enchanting villages of Campiglia Marittima and Castagneto Carducci
  • Visit to a working vineyard and enjoy an included wine tasting
  • Visit by boat to stunning Portofino, Italy’s most exclusive town with its extraordinarily picturesque waterfront
  • Services of our experienced tour manager
  • Seven nights in four star-accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast and dinner
  • Return travel from a selection of regional airports and transfers to and from your hotel included

Selected departures up to October 2019 & April to October 2020

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At a Glance
7 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Half board
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

This tour explores two of Italy’s most desirable regions, Tuscany and the Italian Riviera, delightfully different from each other yet fascinating and evocatively scenic in their own way. Staying in seductive Lucca, the birthplace of Puccini. Lucca is one of Tuscany’s most graceful towns, nestling inside its outstandingly preserved renaissance walls, once Roman it has welcomed visitors to its picturesque historic quarter for centuries.

Pisa, home to the apparently gravity-defying tower – Italy’s unofficial trade mark – offers much more within the city. It’s breathtaking cathedral and Baptistery for majesty and beauty rival the world’s finest, but wander from here and you soon lose the crowds, discovering that Pisa is a true medieval gem. It’s maze of characteristically tiny streets and intimate plazas lined with traditional food shops and atmospheric family-run restaurant will delight you. Plus, the university, where Galileo once taught, is one of Europe’s oldest.

Yet despite its popularity, Tuscany safeguards some magnificent scenic surprises, just waiting for the discerning traveller. We explore wonderful, almost secret villages unchanged for centuries where medieval streets tumble down the hillside, plus taste Bolgheri’s stupendous wines – in short, a real undiscovered Tuscany.

Northward lies the gorgeous, rugged western coastline of Italy, where the word beautiful just does not suffice! A favourite amongst Italians, and largely kept to themselves, you don’t meet too many other tourists in delightful Portovenere, the Cinque Terre’s charming unspoilt villages with their riot of pastel colours, or Portofino’s exclusive and stunningly beautiful harbour favoured by Europe’s elite. The natural beauty here is astonishing - umbrella pines protrude horizontally from sheer cliffs interspersed by calm bays, and rugged headlands protrude into the glass-like, azure Mediterranean.

What better way to explore how these elements come together and create one of the world’s most irresistible natural spectacles than by boat? Especially suited to the Cinque Terre’s car free villages, we explore these picturesque hideaways, navigating the spectacular coast.

Your Itinerary

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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, Seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast and dinner (including one in a local restaurant), entrances to the Cathedral, Baptistery and Camposanto in Pisa, and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Not included - should you wish to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the approximate cost is €18 which is payable locally.

 

 

Useful Information

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 Santa Margherita Pisa Airport 2 hrs

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Language: Italian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Italy

Cinque Terre & Portofino by Boat

For safety reasons, visiting the Cinque Terre and Portofino by boat is inevitably subject to weather conditions. If we are prevented from sailing to the Cinque Terre we will travel by rail visiting a selection of villages. If we are prevented from sailing to Portofino we will travel by local bus- the only other possible method allowed. This takes approximately 10 minutes. In this case, a refund of £27 and /or £4 per person per the respective tour will be given. Should these circumstances occur the Captain’s decision is final. Please consider this when booking this holiday.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty 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. 


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