Active Gourmet Holidays
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Cinque Terre, Italy - 5 nights
Available April to October 

 

If you are looking for a memorable adventure in the Cinque Terre this very well be the escape for you! This region is on every Italy lover's bucket list - a region rich in picturesque villages, delicious and simple local cuisine, stunning landscapes and beautiful beaches. Stay in a boutique hotel conveniently situated in the heart of Manarola, one of the 5 villages that comprise the Cinque Terre and a village that strictly forbids cars, making it ever the more quaint! 

During your stay you will partake in a cooking class with a beautiful view, guided hikes, wine tasting and more, all the while staying in a charming boutique hotel. You will have enough free time to do some exploring on your own, relax and read a book, shop and wander around your new surroundings.

 

Want to stay longer? Let us know and like most of our tours, we can customize this tour to fit your needs! 

 

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY

   

DAY ONE

 
WELCOME TO BELLA ITALIA!

 
Arrival on your own to Manarola train station. Suggested arrival time is 3pm. Check-in to your boutique accommodation which is only a 5-7 minute walk from the train station. 

 

Take your time to relax after your long trip to this special part of the Italian Riviera and start to feel the Italian way of living!

 

Overnight in Cinque Terre.

 

DAY TWO

 

CINQUE TERRE HIKE & TASTE 

 

After breakfast, you will meet your local insider for a unique and authentic hiking experience in Cinque Terre. Enjoy a short and easy hike and taste traditional recipes. Together with your expert hiking guide you will hike through terraced vineyards and steep trails overlooking the Mediterranean sea. 

 

You will tackle these breathtaking paths until reaching the top of the hill from where you will enjoy the Cinque Terre's unique atmosphere and views of the villages from the top. In about a couple of hours you will be immersed in the Cinque Terre quintessence for a memorable experience. 

 

At the end of the walk you will reach the picturesque village of Corniglia. Here you will enjoy a tasting of local wines paired with typical appetizers and a choice of Km0 products such as cheese, focaccia, and local anchovies. 

 

Afternoon at disposal. Overnight in Cinque Terre. 

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Light Lunch 

 

DAY THREE

 

SECRET CINQUE TERRE FOOD & WINE TRAIL
 

 

Have a sustainable tourism experience discovering the hidden side of Cinque Terre, away from crowds. Breathe a quiet country atmosphere, at just 10 minutes train ride from Monterosso. Accompanied by your local and passionate guide, explore the beautiful village of Framura nestled on a hill that slopes down towards the sea. 

 

From the top of the village, in front of a magnificent panorama, walk on an easy paved path passing through colorful houses, vineyards and gardens until reaching the picturesque tiny port. Along the way enjoy a gourmet stop with local specialties and do a wine tasting of the wines of a local winemaker. You will learn about the Cinque Terre wines and support the hard work of local producers. This is a very fun and authentic experience!

 

Afternoon at disposal. Overnight in Cinque Terre.

  

Meals Included: Breakfast, Light Lunch

 

DAY FOUR

 

NOT JUST CINQUE TERRE: THE ROMANTIC PORTOVENERE & HIKE IN PALMARIA ISLAND

 

Today you will have a wonderful day in Portovenere and then hike on Palmaria island! 

 

Accompanied by your private hiking guide you will follow a ring trail around the island passing through Mediterranean vegetation, admiring beautiful beaches, cliffs and the best panorama of the village of Portovenere, with its row of tall and colorful houses, the Medieval walls that still surrounds it and the unique church of San Pietro perched on a cliff. 

 

This is an itinerary off the beaten path, perfect also in summer since you will have the possibility to take a dip in one of the nice coves that you will encounter during your walk. 

 

Crossing the channel by boat, you will be back to Portovenere and visit this unique hamlet.

 

Overnight in Cinque Terre. 

 

Meals Included:

 

DAY FIVE

 

COOKING LESSON WITH A VIEW
 

 

Get in touch with the real soul of Cinque Terre through its tastes! Today you will be welcomed in a lovely location just above Monterosso village. Here you will have a cooking lesson where you will learn the secrets of traditional Ligurian recipes based on fresh, local ingredients such as hand-made pasta with the traditional pesto, the typical focaccia, vegetable pies and local fish. After the lesson you will be able to enjoy the four-course meal you will have prepared in this stunning location in a relaxed atmosphere where you will feel like one of the family. 

 

Enjoy the afternoon at your disposal to relax or go shopping. Overnight in Cinque Terre. 

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

DAY SIX

 
ARRIVEDERCI 


After breakfast, check-out and departure. 

 

If you have some more time we suggest enriching your trip with a hiking day in Portofino National Park.  

 

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

*The content or order of the itinerary may change depending on dates, availability of services or activities, local festivals/holidays, weather constraints, etc. 

 

*Menus are samples and may vary according to the season 

 

 

GROUP SIZE

 

A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour in limited to a maximum of 6 participants. Please inquire about larger groups.

 

(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)

 

 

 

HOW TO ARRIVE

 

 Manarola Train Station: 5-7 minute walk to the boutique hotel.

 La Spezia: Closest large town from Manarola. It can be easily reached by train from Pisa or Genoa or Milan. It takes just a few minutes from La Spezia to Manarola.

*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.

 

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION


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CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

 

 

CLIENT REMARKS

 

Furnished upon request.
 

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MAP*

This exciting region is depicted below. You can also access Google MapsTM by clicking HERE

 

 

*In some cases mapping may give clients a general sense of location due to changes in venue. Please inquire about specific location.

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A TASTE OF PERU FOR FOODIES

"Thank you so much for organising what turned out to be the holiday of a lifetime. Everything was first class from the luxury accommodation and transportation to our fantastic tour guides and spectacular excursions. While we went without a true understanding of Peruvian cuisine, we were blown away by the variety and quality of the produce and techniques used in the restaurants selected for us. We are already looking on the website for our next destination!" - Brenda A. and Lynne A., Glasgow, Scotland

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