The essence of Cinque Terre in 5 days

  • Duration 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Bonassola / Monterosso
  • Distance 25 km / 16 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $824

Overview

Take a charming holiday in 5 UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns in Italy.

Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are some of Italy's best-kept treasures, with stunning landscapes, nestled among towering cliffs and surrounded by beautiful hills and vineyards.

You will have an experience that will allow you to get to know all the charm of Italy: eat a gelato in Vernazza, incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea, beautiful beaches and delicious food.

  • Go on dreamy walks among colourful coastal villages.
  • Rest in cosy accommodation that will make you live the Italian culture.
  • Discover the natural beauty of the Cinque Terre National Park.
  • Walk along coastal paths and enjoy the exquisite cuisine in the region.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Baggage transfer service
    • 3-day Cinque Terre card and train pass
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Unspecified meals
    • Trip to Bonassola and Monterosso
    • Tourist taxes (if paid locally)
    • Personal equipment
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during and after walks
    • Private transfers

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

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    Travel & Transfers

    We recommend starting your holiday in Genoa, and then taking a train to Bonassola, this journey takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

    Another option will be to fly to Pisa or Florence, then travel by train through La Spezia.

    You can buy your train tickets directly at the ticket office or online. If you wish, for an additional cost you can schedule private transfers.

    Your holiday will end in Monterosso. At its central station, you can take a train back to Genoa via Levanto; or back to Pisa or Florence via La Spezia.

    If you prefer, you can schedule a private transfer, with an additional charge on your reservation.

    FAQs

    Cinque Terre is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, so we recommend you make your reservation as soon as you take the decision to do the trip. This way you will have a better option to travel on the stipulated dates.

    This trip is available from April to October. The spring months between April and June offer warm weather and fewer travellers.

    In the autumn months (September and October), you will find a cooler climate and a landscape with autumn colours.

    The months of July and August can be much hotter for walking. If you travel during these months, we recommend starting your journeys very early, in order to avoid the midday sun.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    To get the most out of this trip, you need to be fit and lead an active life, so that you feel comfortable walking on terrain with plenty of ascents and descents.

    Keep in mind that this tour may not be appropriate for people who aren't used to walking or who suffer from dizziness.

    Comfortable walking shoes and clothing, along with sunscreen that should never be lacking.

    According to the time of year you travel, wear a waterproof and windproof jacket and trousers.

    In our information package, we will give you a detailed list of all the elements that you will have to take on your walk.