4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS TASTE OF CINQUE TERRE
MP_TASTECT 4D3N ROME 01 APR 2020 - 31 OCT 2020
TRIP DESCRIPTION

Arrival daily at La Spezia, Italy.

 

The Cinque Terre is a National Park in the region of Liguria, on the north western coast of Italy, which is visited every year by more than 2 million tourists from all over the world. The main attractions are the five villages from which the park itself takes its name. They are renowned both for the beauty of their landscapes and their architectural gems, as well as the vast number of walking trails that connect them at various altitudes.

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Rome or Milan - La Spezia - Riomaggiore or Monterosso (Cinque Terre)

Self arrangement to La Spezia - the easiest way to reach is by train from Milan (3hrs) and/or Rome (3-4hrs).

Pick up at La Spezia train station and transfer to Riomaggiore (19km) or Monterosso (30km) by private vehicle. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Hotel standard check in time 2pm.

Riomaggiore is the first stop on many Cinque Terre visits. Peeling buildings line up down a steep ravine to a tiny harbour. Their pastel glow at sunset, best appreciated from the sea, is one of the Cinque Terre’s most romantic sights. A botanical garden and bird watching centre sits on a rocky promontory up the hill from its pebbly beach.

Monterosso is the biggest (about 1500 inhabitants) and the oldest of the Cinque Terre’s villages. It is divided into 2 parts: the old and the new village. The biggest beach of the entire coast is situated here: because of this, it is the most visited town, and then in evenings there are much more entertainment activities here than in the other villages.

The territory of the Cinque Terre National Park is comprised of five small villages (south to north): Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.

NOTE: Please to collect your 2Days Cinque Terre MS Card and informations with Driver | Rates do not include city taxes, which you will pay directly to the hotels upon check-in or check-out, according to local procedure.

Transfer Private Transfer
Hotel Villa Argentina - Riomaggiore | Hotel Cinque Terre - Monterosso
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Riomaggiore or Monterosso (Cinque Terre)

Use your Cinque Terre Card to explore this beautiful area at your own pace by train or by boat or by walking.

The Cinque Terre is also renowned for the walking trails that cross them, leading from one village to another. We suggest starting in Riomaggiore and walking to Manarola along the Via dell'Amore (The Way of Love) is the most famous and romantic stretch of the Cinque Terre coastline. It connects the picturesque villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola and is only about 1 km long.

Villages Highlights:-

  • Riomaggiore - Castle of Riomaggiore was intended as a protection against barbarian attacks. Its construction began in 1260 by Marquis Turcotti, and was completed during the times of the Genovese Republic. It is open to public. Behind it there is a terrace with benches, and it has a view on the Azure trail and seaside. It is a very romantic place.
  • Manarola - The grapevines that surround Manarola produce the Cinque Terre wine, Sciacchetrà. The bustling main street and waterfront promenade are still lined with fishing boats and other such reminders of everyday village life. Punta Bonfiglio, a short uphill hike, has fabulous views and a playground with a bar (or a bar with a playground, depending on your priorities).

  • Corniglia - Sitting atop a 100m-high rocky promontory surrounded by vineyards, Corniglia is the only village that lacks direct access to the sea, although steep steps wind from a rocky cove and its waterfront train station far below. Its tranquil, tangled streets lead to a broad and breezy sea-facing terrace, the only vantage point from where you can clock (and photograph) all five villages at once.

  • Vernazza - Vernazza’s small harbour has long been its raison d’etre, but it is Piazza Marconi with its sea-facing amphitheatre of pastel houses that brings on the sighs. The village’s trademark caruggi (narrow lanes) rise almost vertically from here, a maze of stairs and tiny terraces, with big blue sea views popping at every turn.

  • Monterosso - Monterosso is the only village that has a proper strip of beach, which in summer fills with sun loungers and Italians working on their tans. Known for its lemon trees and plump anchovies served right off the boat, it’s the furthest north of the villages.

Getting around with Cinque Terre Card:-

  • Access to all trekking/walking paths. Cinque Terre is the ideal place for touring on foot! In this part of Liguria there are countless hiking trails and all the villages are connected by a minimum of two trails.
  • To any of the Cinque Terre villages by schedules Train and boat. All the Cinque Terre villages have ports except Corniglia.
  • There are no bus connections between the villages of the Cinque Terre, but in each village there is a local bus that leaves from the center.

NOTE: See more informations at incinqueterre.com | CT Card must be punched BEFORE boarding a train at one of the special automatic machines at the station when taking the first train ride.

Transfer by Train and/or Boat and/or Park buses (2D Cinque Terre Card)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Villa Argentina - Riomaggiore | Hotel Cinque Terre - Monterosso
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Riomaggiore or Monterosso (Cinque Terre)

Today is at your disposal, used your CT Card to explore Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre travel tips:-

  • Bring a refillable water bottle and look out for the water fountains in each village.
  • For an authentic takeaway snack, look out for a friggitoria, where bite-sized seafood is piled into a paper cone.
  • Pass on the bread – Some restaurants will charge you extra for bread or breadsticks on the table but not tell you about it until the check comes, and you’ve polished it off. Send it back if you don’t want to be tempted.
  • Do order the Cinque Terre DOC wine; it’s a dry, aromatic delight and you’ll also be supporting local vignerons.
  • Sunset Drinks: Every village faces the west so you can enjoy a nice sunset from just about anywhere. So grab a drink at one of the many restaurants/bars or pour yourself a drink and enjoy the views.
  • Do Some Shopping: Cinque Terre isn’t the best place shopping but you’ll be able to pick up some regional specialties (pesto, wine, olive oil, etc.) from a number of shops in town.
  • In Monterosso, you can visit the ruins of a 16th-century castle built as a defense system after a Saracen attack. The ruins lie near the cemetery on San Cristoforo Hill.
Transfer by Train and/or Boat and/or Park buses (2D Cinque Terre Card)
Meals Breakfast
Hotel Villa Argentina - Riomaggiore | Hotel Cinque Terre - Monterosso
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Riomaggiore or Monterosso - La Spezia

After breakfast at own leisure. Hotel check out time 1000am.

Your arrangements conclude today with a private transfer to La Spezia train station.

If you've got a little time to spare while in La Spezia, suggest you to see one or two of the Churches - Santa Maria della Salute, Our Lady of the Snows, Saint John and Augustine, Santa Maria Assunta and Evangelical Baptist Church. Or to see Cathedral of Cristo Re and/or Castle of San Giorgio. View the Post office edifice and Maggiani Edifice. Or to visit one of the Museum in La Spezia - Archaeological Museum of the Castle of San Giorgio, "Amedeo Lia" Museum and The Giovanni Podenzana Museum of Ethnography and Diocesan.

Transfer Private Transfer
Meals Breakfast
Print Trip Details
Trip Inclusive
  • 3 nights accommodation in Riomaggiore or Monterosso
  • Daily breakfast
  • Round trip private transfer La Spezia train station to Riomaggiore or Monterosso
  • 2 days Cinque Terre Card including:-
  • - Map of the Cinque Terre area
  • - Access to all trekking/walking paths
  • - Train and boat schedules
  • - Use of the Bus Services among the villages (within village)
  • - Recommended excursions and useful tourist information
  • - Unlimited train travel on 2nd class (except for the IC/ICN/FB trains) in the route from La Spezia - Cinque Terre - Levanto
  • - Discounts at La Spezia Musuems
  • - WiFi internet connection and Use of the stations toilets
Trip Exclude
  • International and/or Domestic air ticket
  • Personal Expenses and Travel Insurance
  • Lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon tea, boat/ferry cruises, visit and entrance fees other than those specified on trip pages.
  • City Taxes :- The fees applied will be approx EUR €1.00-€2.00. City Tax based on per person per night. This tax must be paid by the guests directly to the hotel before the end of the stay.
General Terms
  • Rates quoted based on dynamic pricing and are subject to change without prior notice and/or upon confirmation.
  • Hotel room are subject to availability.
  • The itinerary is for reference only and is subject to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.
  • No bookings are accepted less than 40 working days prior to departure.
  • No refunds are given for any unused portion of this package or during tour.
  • Full payment is required in order for process booking if booking received less than 50 working days prior to departure. Seats subject to available.
  • 12fly of Malaysian Harmony shall not be liable for any loses or expenses incurred due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes beyond its control, such losses and expenses shall be borne by the clients.
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Payment Terms
  • Deposit for this package is minimum MYR 1000.00 per person.
Package Remarks
  • General travel period: April until October 2020 (Travel must be completed by 31 October 2020).
  • Hotels City Taxes are subject to change and has to be paid upon check in/out.
  • Please ask for prices on extra night accommodation.
  • Important Notes: Must call 24 hours prior to tour depart to reconfirm pickup time. Details and contacts will be provide once booking has been made and confirm.

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