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7 Days / 6 Nights

September 30 - October 6, 2018


Portofino / Bellagio / Varenna 


Tour Questions?  Call: 626.616.3448

Wine Tasting in Santa Margherita

Cinque Terre

Bellagio on Lake Como

Join us to the glittering turquoise Mediterranean Sea of the Italian Riviera and explore the coastal villages of the Cinque Terre and Portofino... experiencing Italian local village life, culture and cuisine. Then travel to stunning Lake Como in Northern Italy's Lombardi Region


The first three nights we’ll stay in Santa Margherita Ligure, a beautiful and charming Italian Riviera resort town on the Mediterranean. We'll visit the five villages of the Cinque Terre, traveling by ferry if weather permits. We'll take a day trip to picturesque Portofino.


Midweek we will travel by train to stunning Lake Como and stay in the quaint lakeside village, Bellagio. We’ll stay in a lovely hotels right on the lake. You can choose to stay in a charming boutique or premiere signature/luxury hotel.


We’ll take ferry boats visiting Lake Como's magnificent villas and enchanting gardens – Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello.


We'll take an Italian cooking class and have lunch with a celebrated Lake Como chef... enjoy local Italian wines and cuisine.


Group pleasure walks are organized along the Mediterranean and Lake Como.


The trip is ideal for friends, couples, families and solo travelers desiring a wonderful week on the Italian Riviera and at Lake Como!


The Cinque Terre & Lake Como Discovery Trip is Designed to Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation experience in two of Italy’s most picturesque regions – Italian Riviera and Lake Como.

  • Friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Many activities, including structured morning group activities and walks, villas and garden tours, cooking class and lunch, boutique shopping, ferry boat rides and sightseeing.

  • Personal time to enjoy breathtaking views from waterside cafes, visiting gardens, villas and museums, relaxation and shopping.

  • Pleasure walks led by WalkEurope's president, Tom Harter.

  • Recommended restaurants should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join tour host for local-cuisine group meals.

  • Connoisseur servicesupport – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service, for a fun and worry-free vacation!​ 


What's Included:

  • Six nights in a choice of personally selected hotels.
    Charming Boutique Hotels:
  • Italian Riviera (3 Nights) - Stay in lovely boutique hotel located in the heart of Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy. The hotel is a short walk from the Mediterranean Sea. Cheerful, modern and delightful.
  • Lake Como (3 Nights) - Stay in charming historic Bellagio family-owned hotel facing the lake, located in the old part of town by the ferry landing. Decorated rooms with antiques. Enjoy a meal or sip an aperitif on the hotel's wisteria-covered terrace with a view of the lake and mountains.

   Premiere Signature/Luxury Hotels Upgrade Option:

  • Italian Riviera (3 Nights) - Stay in a Santa Margherita prestigious and elegant resort luxury hotel overlooking the Liguerian Sea, built at the beginning of the twentieth century with an art nouveau atmosphere.
  • Lake Como (3 Nights) - Stay in one of Lake Como’s most prestigious and luxurious 5-star hotels overlooking Lake Como. The hotel garden offers guests one of the most stunning views of the world!  
  • Daily buffet breakfasts at the hotels.
  • Welcome Reception – featuring local Italian wines and cheeses.
  • Group pleasure walks along Santa Margherita's seaside promenade and along Lake Como shoreline.
  • Day trip to Cinque Terre’s five villages – Monterosso al Mare... Vernazza... Corniglia... Manarola... and Riomaggiore. Take an early morning ferry along the Italian Riviera coastline from Santa Margherita to Cinque Terre... travel village-to-village by ferry (weather permitting).
  • Day trip to Portofino.
  • First class train ticket from Santa Margherita to Lake Como.
  • Ferry rides on Lake Como and tours of the region’s magnificent villas and enchanting gardens: Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello.
  • Italian Cooking Class – cooking lesson and lunch with celebrated Lake Como chef.
  • Italian Wine Tasting Session.
  • Cocktail Hour Soirees - enjoy before dinner aperitifs and local wines hosted by WalkEurope.
  • Farewell Dinner – with provincial Italian cuisine and wines.
  • Entrance fees for villas, gardens and parks for all group activities and day trips.
  • Ground transportation, ferry and train tickets and group transfers between Santa Margherita Ligure and Bellagio.

Arrival & Departure Cities:

Arrival City: Santa Margherita, Italy (Airports - Genoa or Milan)

Departure City: Bellagio, Italy (Airport - Milan)


Trip Cost:

Charming Boutique Hotel Option:

  • $3,470 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $890       

Premiere Signature/Luxury Hotel Upgrade Option:

  • $4,890 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $2,230


Space Is Limited -- Available on 1st Reserve Basis -- Reserve Early!

Small Group Tour - Limited to 15 persons.

Recommended WalkEurope Trip Combinations:

Travel for 2 or 3 weeks combining your Cinque Terre & Lake Como Tour with...


Southern Italy Grand Tour

September 16 - 22, 2018

Click here for trip description.

Heart of Italy Grand Tour

September 23 - 29, 2018

Click here for trip description.

Note: Trips are subject to meeting six person participation; itinerary subject to changes.

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