Day 1 – Fly from USA or Canada
Day 2 – Arrive Rome
Day 3 – Rome
Day 4 – Train to Monterosso
Day 5 – Monterosso
Day 6 – Monterosso
Day 7 – Train to Florence
Day 8 – Florence~Private full-day Tuscany tour
Day 9 – Fly to USA or Canada
$1,850 per person, double occupancy
April 1 – October 31* — 2015 and 2016
LAND ONLY (airfare NOT included)
Fly into Rome and out of Florence
* Prices are for travel which begins and ends within dates shown.
Note: Due to the nature of this package, which uses very small hotels on the Cinque Terre, we need plenty of lead time to put it together. Be sure to check with us for availability prior to purchasing your flights. The Cinque Terre, on Italy’s Riveria Coast is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destination – book early!
Most people fly into Rome for trips to the Cinque Terre. It isn’t that Rome is convenient to the Cinque Terre, but it does have one of the two major airports — along with Milan — that’s easiest to line up in flight schedules to Italy. If you’re interested in spending some time in Rome, this plan works well.
You start with 2 nights in Rome, though we can add as much Rome time as you want. Then you board a train for a journey of about 4.5 hours, mostly along the coast of Tuscany, to Monterosso, the largest of the 5 Cinque Terre villages, where most of the accommodations are located. In the course of your 3 days and nights at Monterosso, you can handily explore this area, using trains to get between the various communities. We also recommend taking the boats, for views you can only get from the water, and for the opportunity to visit Portovenere, another popular destination that is just beyond the Cinque Terre to the south.
After your 3 nights at Monterosso, you’ll go by train back into Tuscany, this time going to Florence for your final 2 nights in Italy. The Florence stay provides an exit point for your Cinque Terre trip, near an airport for flying out of Italy. It also provides the opporunity to include our most popular service, a private Tuscany tour, taken from Florence south into the Chianti countryside. It’s just you and your driver-guide for Tuscany, so you control the pace and the emphasis. The tour can include a Chianti winery if you so choose.
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