Explore the enchanting villages of the Cinque Terre, experience the alternate perspective and dynamic rugged landscape of the ‘Five Lands’ by boat, where colourful houses and ancient vineyards cling to steep terraces. Enjoy an authentic Pesto demonstration in breathtaking surroundings, make your own pesto the traditional way and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
• 4 hours
Soak up a stunning panorama of Liguria’s Cinque Terre coastline on this full-day sailing adventure from La Spezia. Glide across the Gulf of Poets and along the terraced hillsides, colorful villages and rugged parklands of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed portion of the Italian Riviera. Learn how to sail from your skipper, stop to swim and enjoy a light lunch of Ligurian specialties with wine on board. Numbers are limited to 10 on this small-group sailing tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
• 7 hours
Explore the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, savor the excellent cuisine and see the beautiful sights with this 48-hour ticket aboard an open-top, double-decker bus. See all the top Genoa attractions as you hop on and off at eight conveniently located stops around the city. The double-decker bus tour provides the opportunity to discover a variety of magnificent viewpoints in this fascinating city.
• 2 days
Spend your time in port in Genoa by exploring the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, savoring the excellent cuisine and seeing the beautiful sights with your ticket (valid 48 hours) aboard an open-top, double-decker bus. See all the top Genoa attractions as you hop on and off at eight conveniently located stops around the city. The double-decker bus tour provides an opportunity to discover a variety of magnificent viewpoints in this fascinating city.
• 2 days
Experience Italy’s enchanting Cinque Terre coastline from the sea on this 5-hour kayaking trip from Monterosso. With a guide, paddle along this exquisite stretch of coast, awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for its beauty. For an evening adventure, try the sunset option with a stop in a cove for wine and snacks. Both experiences are aimed at all levels of kayakers, including beginners and experts, and includes use of the main kayaking equipment. Numbers are limited to eight for a small-group experience.
• 5 hours
Trek through Genoa to discover the best places, hidden spots, best bars, small osterias, secret old shops, secluded squares: taste the real Focaccia and pesto (it was invented here) and the superb trofie at our preferred Restaurant. Be impressed by the phenomenal beauty of the ancient palaces, see the First " Jeans " textile, indeed were invented here... you will see. Drink tasty wine in real 'old style' bars in the old part of the city and wonder in front of the magic of an ancient Templar Hospital.
• 7 hours
Head out on an independent shore excursion from the La Spezia port to the towns of Florence and Pisa, breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Tuscany can offer. Your private driver will take you first to the historic center of Florence, where you can explore and appreciate its artistic and cultural treasures at your leisure. Then head to Pisa to see the Field of Miracles and be enchanted by its world-famous landmark, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Prefer to see Florence and Pisa with a guide? Upgrade to include a guide in addition to the driver, and receive a skip-the-line ticket to either the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery or the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence!
• 9 hours
Don't miss the opportunity to make traditional Genovese pesto sauce with a charismatic Italian teacher to be there for hands-on instruction. Prepare the typical ligurian Pesto sauce made of fresh aromatic basil and good olive oil in the traditional way using a marble mortar, then lean back enjoying the tasting of what you've made together with a glass of wine and some local snacks.
• 1 hour
Learn how to cook a 3-course Italian meal with Ligurian slow-food flair. With your expert cook guiding you from the start, visit a marketplace in the harbor town of La Spezia and pick out the freshest fish and vegetables — think mussels, sea bream, juicy tomatoes and bright green asparagus. Ingredients in hand, stroll through picturesque streets to a charming ‘osteria’ (small eatery) where, in a small group of no more than 10 people, you’ll receive highly personalized cooking instruction in the kitchen. Then, feast on the fruits of your labor.
• 3 hours
Delve deep into the Italian countryside and discover centuries of winemaking heritage on this 3-hour Cinque Terre wine tour in Riomaggiore. Soak up scenic views of the Italian Riviera during the bus ride from Riomaggiore to Montenero. Wander among rows of grapes in a picturesque hilltop vineyard. Learn of the UNESCO-listed region’s traditional winemaking techniques from your guide. Stroll back down to Riomaggiore for a tasting session in a local wine cellar and discover complex fruit flavors at play. Your tour size is limited to eight to ensure a personalized experience.
• 2 hours