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Christmas in Liguria

From £1,799.00
Duration 7 Days
Departures from: Dec 2022 - Dec 2022
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From £1,799.00
Duration 7 Days
Departures from: Dec 2022 - Dec 2022
Tour Overview

As you spend Christmas on the beautiful Italian Riviera you'll explore the chic resorts of Rapallo and Portofino and discover the delightful clifftop villages known as the Cinque Terre. A sightseeing tour of Genoa, with its UNESCO-listed palaces, and a festive Christmas lunch in your elegant hotel are two more highlights. You can also opt to admire the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the medieval walled city of Lucca on a fascinating optional day out.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £150 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways 
  • 6 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 13 meals: 6 breakfasts, Christmas Day lunch, 6 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful Italian Riviera resorts of Rapallo and Portofino
  • Tour of the historical port city of Genoa and its UNESCO-listed palaces
  • Explore the stunning Cinque Terre 
  • Enjoy a stroll in Chiavari on Christmas Day

Airport Travel Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can now choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a price reduction* off your holiday. Details on how to book will be included in your confirmation invoice on booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information.

Itinerary

Day 1 UK – Pisa

Make your own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur service (if you've pre booked) for your flight to Pisa today. On arrival we will transfer you to your elegant hotel in Chiavari, a beautiful seaside resort on the Italian Riviera.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Rapallo & Portofino

​Look forward to a day of exploration in lovely surroundings, as you enjoy an included excursion today. Your discoveries begin in the beautiful riviera town of Rapallo, which boasts a small medieval castle, seaside promenade and a historic centre.
You've plenty of free time here to stop for a spot of lunch if you wish before we visit Portofino, which we'll reach by boat. What used to be a small fishing village is today an exclusive resort favoured by Italy's rich and famous. A walk along the cliff past the church of San Giorgio will reward you with unrivalled views of its picturesque harbour lined with pastel-shaded houses.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Genoa

​You'll discover the large port city of Genoa today on an included guided tour. In the birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus, you'll wander through medieval alleyways and admire the UNESCO-listed Palazzi dei Rolli. These magnificent palaces were built in the Strade Nuove district between the 16th and 18th centuries as residences for aristocratic families, as well as to host visiting dignitaries.
You'll have free time for lunch and to explore Genoa further at your own pace. It is home to a wide range of museums and art galleries, as well as Italy's largest aquarium, where you can discover more than 500 species of fish.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Christmas Eve Cinque Terre

​After breakfast you'll head to the area known as the Cinque Terre. These five enchanting villages are perched high on cliffs above the Mediterranean Sea and are accessible only by train, boat or footpath. On your included excursion you will take the train to visit a few of them.
Back at the hotel, enjoy dinner and an evening of live music.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Christmas Day Chiavari

​Enjoy a relaxing start to Christmas Day with a leisurely breakfast and a stroll around Chiavari with your Tour Manager.
As you walk along the seafront promenade, you might see locals out buying cakes and pastries to enjoy on this special day.
Back at the hotel we'll be served a traditional festive lunch. S​pend the afternoon relaxing, before dinner this evening.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Boxing Day Chiavari – at Leisure

​Today is free for you to spend just as you wish. You can relax at the hotel or explore lovely Chiavari further. 
However, if you'd like to discover more of Italy, why not join an optional excursion, which begins as we admire the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. One of four buildings that make up the Field of Miracles, this iconic landmark took 176 years to complete and began to lean shortly after construction.
Next, you'll continue to the well-preserved walled town of Lucca, which is renowned for its medieval and Renaissance architecture. It is also famous as the birthplace of the composer Puccini and home of the Volto Santo Crucifix, which is kept in the exquisite cathedral.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Pisa – UK

After breakfast, we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre booked).

Meals included: B

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Hotel Monte Rosa

This family-run hotel is located in the beautiful medieval town of Chiavari, close to the seafront on the Ligurian Coast. Facilities include a bar and restaurant. Guest rooms feature en suite facilities with a shower or bath, air-conditioning, hairdryer, TV, mini-bar, safe and wi-fi.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Italy - Pisa and Lucca at Christmas

Italy - Pisa and Lucca at Christmas

Head to Pisa to see its famous Leaning Tower. This bell tower resides in the Field of Miracles beside an amazing collection of religious buildings. Head inside the cathedral to see the marble pulpit created by the great sculptor Giovanni Pisano and nearby you’ll see a bronze lamp that according to a popular story Galileo was watching sway gently when the law of the pendulum occurred to him. Whether this tale is true or not, Galileo grew up here, so surely he was inspired by his surroundings. Continue to the perfectly preserved walled town of Lucca where you’ll find fine examples of medieval and Renaissance architecture, charming piazzas and even a tree-topped tower on a stroll through its historic centre.

Please note: Entrance fees are payable locally at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the cathedral.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Must See
Head to Pisa to see its famous Leaning Tower. This bell tower resides in the Field of Miracles beside an amazing collection of religious buildings. Head inside the cathedral to see...

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