Genoa Camogli is a small village in Liguria on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.   The beauty of land and sea at sunset, Genoa

Tale of Two Rivieras: Basking in the Cote d’Azur & Cinque Terre Tour

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Countries Visited

France, Italy

Places Visited

Nice, Genoa, Levanto, Pisa

Suggested Duration

10 Days

Savor the quintessential luxuries of the French and Italian Rivieras during your 10-day tour that will immerse you in the opulence of the former Genoese Republic. Combine the grandeur of the past with the comforts of the contemporary world as reflected in the encompassing beauty of the land and the sea. Squeeze your fingers around a plump grape from a secluded vineyard on the Ligurian Mountains, and then wander along the cobblestone streets to find the thriving local markets. Uncover majestic...

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the natural and cultural charms of the famous five towns of the Italian Riviera known as Cinque Terre
  • Traverse the Ligurian coastline by private boat to reach the secluded shores of Abbey San Fruttuoso
  • Stroll along the ancient trails that connect the five towns of Cinque Terre
  • Indulge in the local wines of Cinque Terre during a private vineyard and cellar tour
  • Bask in the gorgeous architecture, opulent history, and stunning beaches of Nice in France
  • Discover the depth of color and range of artistic interpretation of famous French master Matisse at the Musee Matisse
  • Wander through the grandeur and lavish setting of Monte-Carlo in the Principality of Monaco
  • Witness the stunning Italian palaces of Genoa that date back to the height of the Genoese Republic in the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Uncover the wonders of Pisa, from the remarkable churches to sacred grounds, along with the renowned Leaning Tower
  • Relish the beauty, charm, luxury of the French and Italian Rivieras
  • Traverse villages filled with local culture and remarkable history in southern France and western Tuscany

Detailed Description

The extravagances of the French and Italian Rivieras offer unforgettable treasures. Your custom tailored tour will trace the breadth of the former Genoese Republic that once conquered the seaside, building castles and towers along the shore to demonstrate its wealth and protect its assets. Villages inland from the shores look over the splendor of the coast between the South of France and western Italy and offer panoramas of vineyards, olive orchards, mountain ridges, and pebbled beaches. Your flight will land at Nice’s International Airport where you will meet your private transfer at baggage claim. Your hotel is located near the heart of the historical city center and offers you comfort and luxury near the vibrant life of Nice.

Wake the next day for your private tour of the city’s graceful architecture, enthusiastic culture, and colorful museums, including the Matisse museum, the Chagall Museum, and Castle Hill. The next day, you will discover the tranquil and inspiring villages around Nice and utilize the knowledge of your local guide to discover Saint-Paul de Vence, Eze, and Villa Ephrussi. Your private transfer will meet you at your hotel the following day and escort you southward towards the heart of the Genoese Republic. En route, you will stop in the Principality of Monaco to immerse yourself in the opulence of the famous streets of Monte-Carlo. Once in Genoa, you will enjoy an in-depth tour of the city’s elaborate history.

The following day you can enjoy a leisurely morning along the streets of Genoa before you venture to the seaside town of Levanto. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the beaches and castles of the Levanto at your preferred pace. Continue the next day as you catch a train to Monterosso al Mare, the most northerly town of Cinque Terre, to embrace the quiet streets and luxurious coastline once protected by the Genoese Republic. Traverse the trails between Monterosso and Vernazza, visit the church and enjoy the panoramic views. The following day, you will complete your discovery of Cinque Terre as you visit the remaining towns and indulge in the local culture through a wine tour along the hills of Manarola.

Wake the next morning to board your private boat that will take you to the secluded shores of Abbey San Fruttuoso. Delight in the pebbled beaches and historical architecture before you continue to the town of Portofino, the gem of the Italian Riviera. The following day, your private transfer will lead you inland from Levanto to reveal the serene splendor of Tuscan towns en route to Pisa. Wander through the cobblestone streets of Casale Marittimo, Barga, and Lucca before you reach Pisa. See the splendor of the Leaning Tower, the Piazza dei Miracoli, and the majesty of the monuments beyond the well-known architecture. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at the hotel and escort you to Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,745 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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