Highlights
  • Two distinct and beloved regions of Italy in one amazing trip
  • Hike the Cinque Terre's spectacular coastline, with brightly colored cliffside villages
  • Outstanding seafood by the Mediterranean and simple hearty fare in Chianti
  • Stroll through archetypal Tuscan villages, vineyards and cypress-flanked lanes
  • Taste crisp Ligurian white wines and full-bodied Tuscan reds

To prepare for this trip, practice stopping suddenly while you walk. So you'll be ready for the remarkable views. Then pick the most delectable vino you can find. Finally get your fill of just-off-the-boat fresh seafood, friendly people, warm sunlight, the azure sea, cypress trees and hill towns. You've got a good start.

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Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour

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Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! March 2015

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This was our third Backroads trip. It was a 10 day bike trip on the south island of New Zealand. Amazing! Very well organized! Great guides! All the details are carefully taken care of! Even when the unexpected happened (an earthquake!), our guides had a bus replace the train trip that was cancelled (due to damage to the railroad tracks) and it was done quickly. I would recommend Backroads to all my active friends :)
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Highly recommended March 2015

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I've taken two Backroads camping trips with my teenage son. It's our summer bonding time and has proved to be a better experience than I could have imagined. Highly recommended. Everything is done for you except riding the bikes! We've been to the San Juan Islands and Yellowstone/Tetons. This year, hopefully Alaska!
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Absolutely incredible Trips March 2014

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I've taken over 15 Backroads trips and each one was absolutely incredible. Each trip leader has been fabulous -- and the itineraries are simply amazing. The best way to see the world is via Backroads. Trust me.
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The most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip March 2014

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I recently had the most amazing experience on the Backroads Singles-Solos Wine Country to San Francisco Biking trip. I'm not a biker but everyone was supportive of each other regardless of experience level. The routes took us through some of the most beautiful roads in the Bay Area. My favorite part was the food as there were freshly-prepared meals three times a day. A+.
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Itinerary

Days 1-2: Explore two distinct regions of Italy in one amazing trip

Hike through the dramatic landscape to Portovenere, taking in sweeping vistas of the Golfo della Spezia  Feast on fresh seafood on Palmaria Island Get to know the Cinque Terre's spectacular coastline, a World Heritage site, by foot and train  Well-groomed paths lined by ancient stone walls lead from stunning Riomaggiore through cliffside Manarola, quiet Corniglia and colorful Vernazza to inviting Monterosso al Mare.

Day 3: Pass trompe l'oeil-adorned villas

En route to pretty Portofino, playground of the rich and famous  A walk along Portofino's postcard-perfect waterfront is a must before heading inland to Chianti.

Day 4: Stroll through quintessential Tuscan villages

Vineyards and cypress-flanked lanes  Enjoy the distant views of Siena as you walk from historical Badia a Passignano Abbey to Greve in Chianti, and perhaps shop for local delicacies  A classic Tuscan landscape, with vistas of the medieval hamlet of Montefioralle, spreads out before you Sip regional wines at a fun and informative tasting.

Days 5-6: Savor full-bodied Chianti reds

Tuscany's simple hearty fare  Bold balsamic vinegars dance across your tongue in ancient ridgetop Radda, the epicenter of Chianti Classico  Visit Volpaia, a medieval village-turned-winery  Soak up grand pastoral panoramas from the strada bianca (white road), surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.

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$ 533 per day
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 600
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 480
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Trip Excludes
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Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Accomodations

Hotel Belvedere: Portovenere (1 night)

This modest seaside hotel offers superb vistas of Palmaria Island and the Gulf of La Spezia from its terrace and balconies.

Hotel Continental: Santa Margherita Ligure (2 nights)

Enjoy expansive views of the bay of Santa Margherita and old town from this art nouveau-style hotel.

Villa Le Barone: Panzano in Chianti (2 nights)

Owned by the same family since the 1500s, this former manor house offers vistas of the surrounding countryside, olive groves and vineyards of Chianti Classico. (pool, tennis)

Start City
Pisa
End City
Florence
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees may vary based upon departure date

156+ days, then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

126-155 days, , then the cancellation fee per person is $200**

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31-60 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 60%

0-30 days, then the cancellation fee per person is 100%

Note: ** Rather than paying the cancellation fee, you may choose to keep your trip deposit ($600) in a holding account to use on a future Backroads trip with no expiration date.

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