At a glance
After stopping for a simple lunch in the village of Colonnata, continue to Portovenere on the Gulf of Poets, where you’ll instantly see why this stunning Roman-Byzantine town was named for the goddess Venus.
Rise early if you wish for a hot air balloon ride over the lush Tuscan landscapes, followed by a champagne breakfast.
Join your guide for one of the world’s most spectacular coastal hikes through terraced vineyards overlooking the sea from Monterosso to Vernazza.
Eats & entertainment
12 included meals.
On your arrival, enjoy cocktails and canapés on Hotel Plaza Lucchesi’s rooftop terrace for a warm welcome to Florence, with a 360 degree view of the city.
Lunch on your own in a sidewalk cafe, alive with the flavors of local wines, citrus, olives, and the catch of the day.
Hike along Cinque Terre National Park’s coastal paths amidst breathtaking views.
Go inside an artisan’s workshop and studio with a Restoration Specialist; learn the rich history of Florence’s artisan guilds.
Take a guided tour of the quarries where Carrara marble has been mined since Roman times.
Discover the new Opera Duomo Museum in Florence on a guided tour.
Lucca is a cyclist’s dream. Led by a local guide, zip down its narrow lanes, across ancient piazzas, and even atop its massive city walls.
Join concert pianist Gregorio Nardi at his Palazzo Bargellini, where you’ll enjoy a personal tour, a recital on a Steinway Grand piano, lively discussions on history and local politics, and an apertivo.
Small groups averaging 18 guests for a more personal travel experience
Includes a 2-night stay with sea-view rooms at the only full-service hotel set within Cinque Terre National Park
Wine and olive tasting in Tuscany & a cooking class in the art of making pasta
Private, early-opening visit to Florence’s Basilica di Santa Croce, final resting place of Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini and more