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Liguria & Piedmont

4.5
(3 Reviews)
From $3,486 AUD
  • 7 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Milan, Genoa, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Porto Venere, Cinque Terre, Laigueglia, Finalborgo, Serralunga di Crea, Turin, Superga, Venaria Reale, Asti, Alba, Grinzane Cavour, Fénis, Courmayeur, Aosta

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Group Tours, Packages & Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

See the highlights of Liguria and Piedmont on this action-packed 7-day fully escorted tour

  • 7-day tour with the choice of 4-star or 5-star hotel accommodation
  • Visit the Ancient Port of Genoa
  • Admire the seaside scenery of the Riviera di Levante on your travel to Santa Margherita
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre
  • Travel to Italy’s first capital, Turin
  • Explore the historic towns like Acqui Terme, Asti, Alba and Venaria
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Departure at 8:30am from Starhotels Ritz in Milan, to Genoa (departure is also possible directly from Genoa, joining the group in the lobby of hotel Best Western Moderno Verdiat at 10:45am). Seaport, one of the largest of the Southern Europe, has an important history as a Maritime Republic. Its historical centre has grown around the dock, is full of narrow and characteristic streets and has a medieval origin. Visit of the modern zone of “Ancient Port”, restored for the 500 years of America discovery by Christopher Columbus. Here we find the Aquarius, the second biggest in Europe. Free time for lunch. Accommodation in hotel and free evening for personal interests. Overnight in Genoa.

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be invited to taste focaccia, a typical local kind of bread in both versions, regular and with cheese. Departure to Rapallo, famous tourist centre. Visit of the old town where a long promenade ends with the beautiful castle of Dragut. Then, travel to Santa Margherita, beautiful seaside city of Riviera di Levante (Eastern Riviera), located in the Tigullio Gulf. Lunch at your own. In the afternoon, visit of Portofino. Around a little square, you can have a nice view of a group of high, coloured and picturesque houses. In the small port, during the high season, you can see expensive yachts from every part of the world. Finally, return to Genoa with a panoramic road. Overnight in Genoa.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Porto Venere, a fishermen village located at the end of La Spezia Gulf. Take a ferry to Cinque Terre (if the atmospheric conditions doesn’t permit the boarding, the visit will be done with a panoramic itinerary in min­ibus). These 5 fishermen villages symbolize a group unique in the World for its beautiful landscape and the medieval style of their buildings. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, return to Genoa. Overnight in Genoa.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and outgoing to the western coast of Liguria. Arrival to Laigueglia, a picturesque and little village of fishermen with its nice corners and small beaches. Visit. Later, departure to Finalborgo, a typical medieval village at the bottom of the mountains where the Alps meets the Apennines. Lunch at your own. Departure in the afternoon to Turin, capital of the region, crossing the North of Monferrato with short stop in Crea, where we will visit the local Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage. Arrival to Turin, overnight at the hotel. Overnight in Turin.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day dedicated to visit the town. Departure to Superga, the second hill of the region. Here, visit at the Basilica, built at the beginning of the 1700 by command of the King of Sardinia, Victor Amadeus II as the dedication to the Virgin in order to celebrate the victory of the Piedmont Army versus France and Spain. Continue to the famous Savoy Route, including the Royal Palace, in Venaria, the greatest abode of the Royal Family. This imposing structure inspired the French architects during the project of renovation of the Palace of Versailles, near Paris. Built in the second half of the 1600 by command of the Savoy Duke Charles Emmanuel that gave it as a gift to his wife, the palace presents the main central building as well as the largest park of the region. Lunch at your own. In the afternoon, visit of Turin. First capital of the Kingdom of Italy, main centre of car factory FIAT, cultural and university centre, it is nowadays the fourth biggest town of the country for inhabitants and the third for industrial development. The visit of the downtown includes Piazza Castello, with Palazzo Madama, old Roman gate and the Royal Palace; the Mole Antonelliana, the major landmark of the city, built by the architect Alessandro Antonelli in 1873: it houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, the National Museum of Film; the Cathedral which hedges in the Shroud, a linen cloth bearing the image of a man who appears to have been physically traumatized in a manner consistent with crucifixion, Jesus, according to the catholic tradition; Piazza San Carlo, with its galleries in typical Piedmont style; walk through Via Roma and Garibaldi and free time to enjoy the everyday life of this amazing city. Overnight in Turin.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, in the Langhe you will be invited to taste a glass of an extraordinary local red wine: Barolo. Morover, you will discover products made with both white and black truffles. Departure to Asti. The city presents Roman and baroque style and tracks of the Middle Age and of the Renaissance. In the world, it is known due to its top-production of wines, of which the most important one is the Asti Spumante. Visit of the downtown: Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, Piazza Roma with the monument to Italy, the Red Tower, of the Roman age, the baroque palaces and the Middle Age towers. Later, continue to Alba, town considered as the capital of the Langhe, district of hills and strong production of wines, known also as the regional leader in the ambit of buying and selling of truffles and chocolates (Ferrero, the multinational factory in the production of tea, chocolate, biscuits all over the world). Founded in the pre-Roman age, Alba had an important role in the Middle Age. Visit of the Cathedral, the old town centre with the road of business, Vittorio Emanuele and Cavour and the City Hall Palace. Lunch at your own. In the afternoon, through an amazing trip among hills and vineyards, arrive to Grinzane Cavour, that houses the castle with the same name and some of the main wine bars of the area. There, the first Italian Prime Minister, Camillo Cavour created the myth of the Barolo and La Morra, a small village of the Middle Age. It grounds its richness on the so called “Red gold”, the Barolo. Visit of the old town with great views towards the Langhe hills. Then, back to Turin. Overnight in Turin.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Fenis to look up to the castle, built in the XII century, located in the highest valley of the region. Built by command of the family Challant because of a reason of prestige, now it represents one of the most charming masterpieces of that age in all Northern Italy. Then, departure to Courmayeur, a small village located at the bottom of the Mont Blanc, the last Italian place before the frontier with France. Entered in the collective imaginary due to its 11 km long tunnel between Italy and France under the Mont Blanc, it presents a unique and wonderful landscape among the best and most fascinating peaks of the Western Alps. Free time in the beautiful old town. Continuation to Aosta, capital of the autonomous region of Aosta Valley, the smallest region of our country, located in the middle of the highest mountains of the Alps. Old town, founded before Christ and partially built by the Romans according to the typical style of a Roman camp (core and parallel streets). Still today Roman tracks are extremely evident: Arch of Augustus, the Praetorian gates, the old entrances of the city and the modern district with the modern works, as the Cathedral and Piazza Chanoux with the City Hall. Free time for lunch before returning to Milan. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation options in superior (4*) or deluxe (5*) hotels

English speaking guide

Touring as per itinerary

6 Breakfasts

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling are not included in the tour price

Entrance fees to sights are not included and are to be paid locally

Drinks are not included in meals

Other meals, snacks and drinks

Passport or visa Fees

Pre and post tour accommodation

Any other items of personal nature

Pricing & Availability

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Hotel List (or similar)

Best Western Moderno Verdi Hotel Genoa
Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 5, 16121 Genova GE, Italy
Tel: +39 010 553 2104
Rating
4
Best Western Moderno Verdi Hotel Genoa
Starhotels Majestic Torino
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 54, 10123 Torino TO, Italy
Tel: +39 011 539153
Rating
4
Starhotels Majestic Torino
Grand Hotel Savoia Genoa
Via Arsenale di Terra, 5, 16126 Genova GE, Italy
Tel: +39 010 27721
Rating
4.5
Grand Hotel Savoia Genoa
Grand Hotel Sitea Torino
Via Carlo Alberto, 35, 10123 Torino TO, Italy
Tel: +39 011 517 0171
Rating
4.5
Grand Hotel Sitea Torino

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours; therefore coach changes may be required.

The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

A government tourist tax may need to be paid locally upon arrival at your hotels.

Note: During low season, between November and March, the ferry service at Cinque Terre does not operate. Travel will be conducted by a bus or minivan between La Spezia and Manarola (in place of Porto Venere) and by train from Manarola to Monterosso via Vemazza. During the high season between April and October, the ferry services will operate weather permitting. In case conditions are unfavourable, the activity will be replaced with the low season alternative as specified above.

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Reviews for Liguria & Piedmont

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Tim
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Review for: Art Cities & Tuscany with Rome

We were lucky to have such an amazing tour director- really the best of the 3 trips we had with Sun Island!
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Annette
Rome to Venice

Review for: Rome to Venice

I had the pleasure of taking this tour over 4 days departing from Rome taking in Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua and ending in Venice. All destinations were beautiful with incredible history. Sabrina was our wonderful tour guide and was very knowledgeable, professional and kind. Alberto our lovely bus driver delivered us safely to our destinations and they were a great team.
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Jodie
We booked a short 5 day tour

Review for: Amalfi & Capri

We booked a short 5 day tour through Sun Island Tours. Rome return (Visiting the Amalfi Coast with a stop in Pompeii. The guide was great, She even helped us with the next leg of our trip (different operator). I forgot the bus driver name but he was very good and helpful. Guide Paula leaded the group through Naples and Pompeii, she was great. The drivers to and from Amalfi were very good. Amalfi Coast & Capri were incredible as imagined.

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Liguria & Piedmont

4.5
(3 Reviews)
From $3,486 AUD
  • 7 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Milan, Genoa, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Porto Venere, Cinque Terre, Laigueglia, Finalborgo, Serralunga di Crea, Turin, Superga, Venaria Reale, Asti, Alba, Grinzane Cavour, Fénis, Courmayeur, Aosta

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours, Packages & Tours

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