Viareggio, Liguria, the Cinque Terre & Nice
Stay in the charming Tuscan seaside town of Viareggio before continuing to Liguria, a region of stunning land and seascapes, and of course, home to the Cinque Terre then wind things down with a stay in Nice
12 nights from £999 pp
Depart: UK Airports
Steep cliffs, dense pine woods, hidden coves, picturesque villages clinging to hillsides, is it any wonder poets and writers have drawn so much inspiration from these parts...
Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £999pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £1299pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on the choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.
Fly direct to Pisa. On arrival transfer by rail to the Tuscan seaside resort of Viareggio where you will spend 3 nights.
Viareggio: Renowned for its Mardi Gras Carnevale, Viareggio's party spirit is quite infectious. The faded grandeur of the art-nouveau facades echoes the town's 1920's and 30's heyday.
Viareggio: A further day to enjoy the beachfront cafes and restaurants.
Make your own way to the railway station for the included rail journey from Viareggio to La Spezia where you will spend 3 nights. Journey time is approximately 1 hour. Choice of departure times.
La Spezia: Sitting just to the east of the Cinque Terre, La Spezia is an ideal location from which to explore the 'five lands'. The train is the easiest way to get to the Cinque Terre. There are trains running frequently all year round between the five villages during the day. The Cinque Terre National Park has adopted a service card system that enables people to use the services supplied by the Cinque Terre National Park Authority, and that represents a kind of self-financing. The proceeds of the Cinque Terre Cards are mainly used to upkeep and restore the territory, as well as to provide transportation services within the territory. We recommend that clients buy the newly introduced Cinque Terre Treno MS Card which allows entry to the park and use of the trains. This card is only available to purchase locally. Please contact us for further details.
La Spezia: Another day to continue your explorations of the Cinque Terre National Park.
Make your own way to the railway station for the included journey to Genoa where you will spend 2 nights.
Genoa: Italy's largest seaport is a city of contrasts. A working city with a gritty edge, that also surprises with a maze of narrow streets that lead to Via Garibaldi and the wonderful Unesco-listed Palazzi dei Rolli.
Make your own way to the railway station for the included rail journey to Nice where you will spend 4 nights. Journey time is approximately 3 hours.
Nice: If you can steal yourself away from the seafront baroque mansions and the elegant Promenade des Anglais, you will no doubt want to explore the old town with its lively restaurants and bohemian bars or head to the chateau with its stunning panoramic views.
Nice: Nice boasts more museums than any other French city outside Paris and is home to outstanding Chagall and Matisse collections.
Nice: Why not hop on a train and explore further afield? Both Cannes and Monaco are easily accessible by train and well worth investing a little time to explore.
Join the private transfer from your hotel to the airport for the return flight to the UK.
Your Holiday Price Includes
Direct flights from UK airports to Pisa returning from Nice
3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Viareggio
3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in La Spezia
2 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Genoa
4 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Nice
Rail travel from Viareggio to La Spezia, La Spezia to Genoa, Genoa to Nice
Return airport transfers (by rail from Pisa airport to Viareggio. Private taxi transfer in Nice.)
UK Air Passenger Duty
Services of Our 24 hour duty manager
Your Holiday Hotels
Our opinion... A charming family run hotel.
Location... The hotel is situated in a quiet area, surrounded by the Pineta di Levante, just a short distance from the beach, the harbour and the famous seaside promenade of Viareggio.
Accommodation... The rooms are equipped with private bathroom, hairdryer, toiletries, telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar, air conditioning and minibar.
Facilities... The property has a beautiful garden where you can relax, an American Bar with experienced baristas who prepare a wide variety of cocktails and a restaurant serving traditional Tuscan cuisine.
Our opinion... A charming hotel in an ideal location for exploring the Cinque Terre.
Location... The Cinque Terre are only 5 minutes away by train.
Accommodation... Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and unlimited Wi-Fi internet access. We also provide a daily Mini-bar and in-room safe for your valuables.
Facilities... The hotel has a bar where you can enjoy coffee, afternoon tea, snacks or an aperitif.
Transport... La Spezia is easily accessible by direct train from all major Italian cities. Once you arrive, exit at Piazza della Stazione and turn left onto Via Paleocapa. The entrance to the Hotel Firenze e Continentale is just a short walk away from you, at the 7th street of this street.
Our opinion... Excellent location to explore Genoa on foot.
Location... Located in the centre of Genoa, walking distance from the Old Port and the Aquarium of Genoa.
Accommodation... Rooms are comfortable and come with, free WI-FI high-speed connection, LED LCD TV, Minibar with a wide choice of drinks, snacks and candies, tea and coffee making facilities.
Facilities... Breakfast room serving buffet breakfast.
Transport... Metro station close by. Piazza Principe railway station is approximately 15 minutes walk away.
Our opinion… A charming hotel offering traditional charm with modern comfort.
Location… The hotel lies within a few minutes walk from an array of shops in the pedestrianised zone, the famous Promenade des Anglais and the nearest beach as well as the pretty old town.
Accommodation… The air-conditioned rooms are all soundproofed and feature an en suite bathroom, a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, Internet access, a minibar, central heating, a double bed and a safe.
Facilities… 24-hour reception, safe, currency exchange desk, lift, cafe, bar, a TV lounge and breakfast room
Transport… The hotel lies within a few minutes walk from the public transport network.