Genoa and the Cinque Terre Self-Guided Walking Tour

Starts: Genoa, Italy
Finishes: Manarola, Italy

Visit: Genoa, Ginestra, Nozarego, Levanto, Corniglia, Manarola

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Comfortable

Activity: Walking Tour


The Cinque Terrethe incredible piece of Mediterranean coast made up of five coastal towns clinging between mountains and sea and connected by ancient trailsis just one part of the magnificent Italian Riviera to explore on this selfguided walking tour. Starting in the multifaceted and ancient city of Genoa, a busy port even for the Phoenicians and Ancient Greeks, and finishing in the Cinque Terre National Park, in between is some of Italys most alluring coastal sceneryjet-setting Portofino and the natural parks of both Portofino and Punta Manara. Walks take you to stunning viewpoints: windswept capes or high ridge tops where terraced hillsides unfold down to colorful villages perched on rocky shores. Frequent local trains and ferryboats facilitate a flexible itinerary combine invigorating walks, a harborside stroll, a dip in the sea, or a pause in an ancient chapel. Boutique hotels and a family-run inn offer charm and views to match Ligurias famously mouthwatering cuisinepesto over homemade pasta, fragrant herb-topped focaccia, and some of Italys best-prepared seafood.


    • Follow age-old paths through cork-oak forests along the sea, passing into citrus and olive groves on your way from Manarola to Vernazza.
    • Learn to make the regions most acclaimed specialtypestoduring a hands-on cooking class with a local chef.
    • Stay in a four-star castle in the ancient port town of Sestri Levante, overlooking two beautiful gulfs: the Bay of Silence and the Bay of Fables.
    • Take advantage of the Cinque Terres extensive train and ferry system to tweak and modify your itinerary at will.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 149365
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Comfortable
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Seniors (55+), Independent (Self-Guided)

Starts: Genoa, Italy
Finishes: Manarola, Italy
Duration: 7 days
Physical rating: Basic


  • Breakfast daily and three dinners (Days 1, 3, and 5); house wine included with dinner
  • All accommodations while on tour
  • Local transfers as noted in the itinerary. 
  • Orientation meeting with a representative
  • Luggage transfers between the hotels
  • Detailed Route Notes (mailed to you approximately one month prior to your departure) and maps (provided to you at your orientation meeting)
  • 24-hour tour-related support provided by Country Walkers’ local partner
  • 24-hour One Call International Emergency Hotline and Travel Assistance
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the Country Walkers staff 



Price person (sharing double) $3,198 ($457/day)


$350 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Italy Genoa, Gulf Of Paradise, Punta Manara, Sestri Levante, Santa Margherita, Nozarego, Portofino, Levanto, Monterosso Al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola
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Country Walkers

For over 37 years, Country Walkers has provided active, experiential, and stunning travel experiences on five continents. Based in Waterbury, Vermont, our unique adventures and insider access bring the beating heart of a destination to life with well-crafted itineraries for Guided Walking, Self-Guided Walking, and Private Adventures. All of our walking trips highlight superb cuisine, fine, authentic accommodations and immersive cultural and natural experiences.

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