Liguria Divina: Tour from Cinque Terre to the Ligurian Riviera

Liguria Divina: Tour from Cinque Terre to the Ligurian Riviera

A journey to discover all the beautiful scenery from Cinque Terre to the Ligurian Riviera organized by Nyala Wonder Travel – they will arrange your hotel booking and guided tours of the many tourist attractions of Liguria.

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Give in to the temptation of the most enchanting panoramas, the most intense fragrances, the most compelling colors: the Tour from Cinque Terre to the Ligurian Riviera will turn your dreams into reality. An area of sun and sea, where the fascination of the landscapes is by no means limited to the coast.

This tour will take you from the Cinque Terre, home to excellent wines, passing through Portofino, the most elegant and exclusive resort in Liguria, before reaching San Remo, “The City of Flowers” par excellence, with her incredible fragrances and myriad colors.

You will find yourself in places of exceptional beauty, rich in tradition, culture, history, art, scenery and traditional cuisine – all just waiting to be explored.

Treat yourself to a holiday dedicated to art and the sea: this will be a holiday to remember, and … to repeat!

 

 

 

PACKAGE TOUR Tour from Cinque Terre to the Ligurian Riviera (5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS)

1st day

Arrival in late afternoon in the location you have selected in the Riviera of Ponente and check-in to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

2nd day: A treasure known as “Cinque Terre”

The most powerful perfumes and colors of the Cinque Terre await you as you explore the most evocative and romantic spots on the Riviera di Levante.

After breakfast, an exciting excursion to the stunning Cinque Terre awaits you, where you can see the entire coastline of one of the most beautiful locations of the Riviera of Levante and visit its villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

First stop is the delightful village of Monterosso al mare,  a village at the base of hills covered with vineyards and olive trees.  The vegetation surrounds the village like a warm embrace:  the superb beach, the dramatic cliffs and the crystal clear water make this one of the most welcoming spots on the Riviera di Levante. The medieval Aurora tower, which is located above the hill of the Capuchine friars, separates the ancient and modern parts of the village.  In the church of San Francesco you will find notable works of art among which is a Crucifixion attributed by many people to Van Dyck.

You are free to enjoy lunch in one of the many local restaurants where, as well as tasting some of the excellent Ligurian cuisine, you will be able to try the famous Cinque Terre Doc wine for yourself

In the afternoon you can discover, one by one, the other seaside villages, with the choice of traveling by train or boat, or walking along the footpath on the sea cliff, which in its most renowned stretch is known as Via dell’amore.

Return to hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

3rd day: Portofino and San Remo: old-world charm

Towards the Riviera di Ponente to discover the treasures of Portofino and San Remo.  An exciting experience filled with sun and sea.

After breakfast you will depart for Portofino for an exciting excursion to the most sophisticated resort on the Italian Riviera.  Here you will find the most surprising variety of landscapes in terms of color and scenery, between the natural park of the hill of Portofino and the gulf of Tiguillo.

You will visit the imposing fortress of San Giorgio, also known as Castello Brown. The castle, built in 1554, is surrounded by a flower-filled Mediterranean garden, complete with with rose gardens and pergolas.  The elevated position of the site always controlled access to the inlet, contributing to its former military use.

Lunch time is free for you to sample the delights of the traditional seafood cuisine of the area.

In the afternoon you will embark on a small boat from Portofino for the bay of San Fruttuoso, a little fishing village where you can visit the abbey and the sixteenth-century Torre dei Doria. For many centuries the abbey belonged to the Doria-Panphili family: in 1986 it was donated to the FAI, who have overseen the restoration and re-opening to the public.  At the end of your visit you will return by boat to Portofino.

Onward travel to San Remo for check in to your hotel.  Dinner and overnight stay.

4th day: San Remo: the City of Flowers

An unforgettable day among the most important residences of the city, all of which are surrounded by gardens in full bloom.

Your day will begin in the eastern area of the city with a visit to the Villa Ormond. The villa was built by the Rambaldi family from San Remo, before being taken over by the Parisian Ormond family in 1887.  The recently renovated park is set out in late 19th century French style.  The colorful plants of the garden have been assembled from every corner of the globe: from the Canaries to Japan, from Tasmania to China and from California to Brazil.

Nearby you will be able to visit the garden and interiors of Villa Nobel,  the last home of the Swedish scientist. It is surrounded by a most beautiful park with a rich collection of pavilions and ornamental statues.  The villa has recently been entirely restored and transformed into a museum: you will be able to visit a collection of relics and equipment which belonged to the scientist , his laboratory, and the apartment where he drew up the famous will which instigated the famous prize bearing his name.

For lunch you will be free to taste typical Ligurian fare in one of the authentic trattorias of the city or, if you prefer, you can choose among the many restaurants which provide international cuisine.

In the afternoon you will visit the lovely historic center of San Remo: la Pigna. This area was very close to the heart of Italo Calvino who used it as the setting for his novel “Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno”.  Even today la Pigna retains much of the feel of a medieval quarter. The more inquisitive visitor will be able to find a hidden San Remo, a city of winding stairs and twisting alleyways, of arches and secluded little piazzas. At the very top is the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Costa, protector of seafarers, which provides a spectacular panorama of the city.

Return to your hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

5th day

After breakfast, you’ll have the opportunity of discovering the most engaging and gracious section of the City of Flowers: the elegant Empress walk, with monuments to Garibaldi and the Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, and the famous statue of the Primavera.  You can continue on to the Orthodox Russian Church with Byzantine mosaics, the beautiful Art Nouveau building of the Casino and the elegant Via Matteotti, a true paradise of designer shopping.

You are free for lunch. Return to place of origin.

More information on the Tour from Cinque Terre to the Ligurian Riviera

Our offer includes:

  • Individual entry fees.
  • Accommodation at  our hotels in double rooms with half board.
  • Admission to the Museums and Villas included in the program.

Our offer does not include:

  • Round trip travel, local transfers and anything that is not included under “our offer includes”.
  • Lunches and dinners are  intended to be chosen according to the menu of the day or the tasting menu proposed by the chef.  Beverages and à la carte items are to be paid for on site.
  • The tours suggested in the program are to be considered as free, i.e. without the services of a guide.

Optional services

  • Tour guide to visit the villages.
  • Local transfers by auto or minibus with driver.