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Liguria, Undiscovered Villages

Many travelers know Liguria only for its Cinque Terre or Genoa. But the Ligurian coast is a striking landscape of cliffs, beaches, uncompromised seaside towns and remote inland villages that stretches all the way from Cinque Terre to the French border. Its microclimate affords residents a temperate winter (lemon and orange trees along the sea are rich with fruits even in January).

 

Local tour leader Andrea Marchesini grants travelers an insider’s look into two distinct slices of Ligurian life off the main roads and well-traveled paths of this picturesque coastal region. Signature flavors on “Liguria, Undiscovered Villages” include pesto and focaccia, for which the region is famous and local white grapes such as Pigato and Bianchetta Genovese and local reds Ormeasco and Rossese.

 

See here for more info on Liguria region.

 

Liguria, Undiscovered Villages

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 16, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8

 

DATES (7 days)

October 11-17, 2023 

For other dates, info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy: from $3,390

 

Single Supplement: $540

 

For travel in 2021 and beyond, your tour is carbon neutral! In addition, we donate more than 1% of your trip price to food-literacy and environmental non-profits that share our values. (Details here)

Tour Highlights

  • Discover four of the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy. Sites: Varese Ligure, Finalborgo, Cervo, and Laigueglia
  • Tastings of local Slow Food Presidia, and visits to wine, olive oil, gelato, focaccia, farinata, and pasta stamps makers
  • Experience the authentic Mediterranean Diet through local traditional cuisine featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients and learn more about local recipes
  • Enjoy distinctive local white grapes such as Vermentino, Pigato, Bianchetta Genovese and the local reds Ormeasco and Rossese
  • Relax in unique, elegant accommodations distinctively representing the local cultures and traditions
  • Delve into history, traditions and culture in this unique area of south of Italy with local guides
  • Explore the tranquil countryside inland, at times surrounded by olive oil trees or the Mediterranean maquis or simply soak up the sun by the sea

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels and alberghi diffusi
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 5 dinners with either a 3- or 4-course menu (including agriturismi and Slow Food Osterie d’Italia)
  • Entry fee to an archeological museum and 1 to olive oil musem
  • 1 visit to an olive oil producer and tasting; 1 visit and tasting to a gelato maker
  • 1 cooking demo and tasting of focaccia, farinata and pesto
  • Optional hikes and daily walking opportunities
  • 1 wine tasting and visit to local winemaker
  • 1 visit to a pasta stamps maker
  • Ferry and train rides in Portofino area
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all travel as noted in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • Last group transfer to Genova airport
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour 

What's Not Included

  • 5 lunches and 1 dinner on your own  
  • Alcoholic beverages at group meals (including wine and spirits)                  
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Transfer to first hotel in Sestri Levante
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended. See more info here)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts

Itinerary

 

To request the itinerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!

 

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