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Peaks, Ports & Palazzi

From piazzas and palazzi in Turin to the splendid scenery of Romano Canavese, to Piedmont vineyards and picturesque Portofino, Genoa’s medieval lanes, and clifftop Cinque Terre villages, this is a tour of colour and culture, from Alpine slopes to Ligurian Sea shores

Travelling from Turin, on a vibrantly varied journey through Piedmont and Liguria, this tour of northwest Italy includes excursions by road, rail, and sea, to Roman ruins and regal palaces, mountain peaks and medieval towns, famous resorts and fishing villages. In Turin we visit the fabulous Egyptian Museum and Palazzo Carignano, leaving your afternoons at leisure to explore this surprisingly unsung city, matching majestic heritage with modern art and medieval artefacts; and we travel to Mount Superga’s crowning basilica, and the flamboyant Reggia palace at Venaria Reale. Continuing to rural Romano Canavase, and onward through blissful alpine scenery to the foot of Mont Blanc, we visit convivial Courmayeur and Aosta, bi-lingual and boasting a bevy of Roman and medieval monuments. Monferrato’s vineyards mark our crossing from Piedmont to Liguria, where Genoa is our base, the wealth suggested in its ‘La Superba’ epithet still proudly on show in the grand, palazzi-peppered, Via Garibaldi. Perhaps we save the best for last as we tour Liguria’s crescent-shaped coastal strip, to charming Rapallo and stylish Santa Margherita Ligure, charismatic Portofino and the quintet of Cinque Terre villages clinging to vertiginous cliffs. 

Overview

  • Turin  - 3 nights
  • Romano Canavese  - 2 nights
  • Genoa  - 3 nights
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Tour Highlights

  • The 16th-Century Palazzo Reale Royal Residence
  • The Alpine Town of Aosta & its Eponymous Valley
  • Italian Wine Tasting in Monferrato
  • UNESCO Listed Palazzi dei Rolli in the Heart of Genoa
  • Sail from Santa Margherita Ligure to the Famous Portofino
  • Tour the Picture-Perfect Clifftop Cinque Terre Villages

From piazzas and palazzi in Turin to the splendid scenery of Romano Canavese, to Piedmont vineyards and picturesque Portofino, Genoa’s medieval lanes, and clifftop Cinque Terre villages, this is a tour of colour and culture, from Alpine slopes to Ligurian Sea shores

Accommodation

Grand Hotel Sitea - Turin

A traditional 4-star hotel centrally located near the main Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo, a few minutes walk to Piazza Castello. Restaurant, bar, gym and WiFi (free). 120 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and TV.

Villa Matilde - Romano Canavase

A historic villa in the Piedmont countryside dating back over 300 years. A unique restaurant converted from stables, outdoor pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 43 rooms with pieces of original period furniture and hairdryer.

Grand Hotel Savoia - Genoa

A 5-star classic hotel in central Genoa. Restaurants, bar, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 117 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Genoa before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements

Grand Hotel Savoia
(per night) £115
Single supplement £105
Departure transfer (to Genoa airport) £40
Departure transfer (to Turin airport) £235

Grand Hotel Savoia - Genoa

A 5-star classic hotel in central Genoa. Restaurants, bar, gym, spa and WiFi (free). 117 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Gatwick

September
September 26 (Thursday)
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, entrance fees, transfers, 8 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, itinerary as described, services of local guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government and local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

 

Notes:
An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €5 per person per night.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • Single Supplement
  • £595
Flight Options
  • British Airways Club Europe
  • On request, please call

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