- Eurostar to Paris and onward rail travel as specified in the itinerary
- 1 night hotel stay (2 persons sharing room) with breakfast in Geneva
- 4 nights’ hotel stay (2 persons sharing room) with breakfast in Sestri Levante
- Cinque Terre Train and Trekking Card
- Flight from Genoa to the London (rail option available)
Day 1: London – Geneva
On the Eurostar to Paris and then transfer onto a high-speed train and whiz through France towards Switzerland in just over three hours, all the while admiring the beautiful lake and mountain scenes out your window. On arrival in French-speaking Geneva, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. Overnight in Geneva (Meals: No Meals)
Day 2: Geneva – Sestri Levante
After breakfast, make your way to the train station and board a service bound for Milan. This route, which winds through the Simplon Pass, is one of the most scenic in Europe. Relax whilst the train follows the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy before arriving in Milan and changing onto the service to Sestri Levante. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a four-night stay. Overnight in Sestri Levante (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 3: Cinque Terre & The Ligurian Coast
Today make use of your Cinque Terre card by taking the train or bus to explore the area or access one of the many trekking paths. Sestri Levante itself is a lovely little Riviera town extending around two bays, the Bay of Silence and the Bay of Fables (named for Hans Christian Andersen who lived here for a time). Amble around the winding streets, stop for an ice cream or unwind on the wide public beach. Overnight in Sestri Levante (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 04: Cinque Terre & The Ligurian Coast
Riomaggiore is one of our favourite village due to its charming multi-coloured houses which are arranged over the hillside overlooking the sea. Be prepared to walk up the village’s steep staircases to visit the castle for views over the city, or the less ambitious can relax on one of the beaches around the village. Overnight in Sestri Levante (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 05: Cinque Terre & The Ligurian Coast
As well as visiting the Cinque Terre villages we recommend a day trip to the nearby town of Portofino. This historic fishing village is a picturesque place to spend the day and can be reached by train or by boat during the summer. Lunch at one of the harbourside restaurants, or wander along the village’s tiny streets to discover hidden gems including art galleries and jewellery shops. Overnight in Sestri Levante (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 06: Sestri Levante – Departure
After your final breakfast in Sestri Levante, make your way to the train station for the journey to Genoa. Once in Genoa, transfer to the airport before flying back to London. Prefer the train to flying? Why not travel home along the tracks with a night in Turin? We would be happy to make these arrangements for you. (Meals: Breakfast)
Geveva, Hotel Cornavin • 4 Star – The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.
Geneva, Hotel Cristal • 3 Star – Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes’ walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.
Geneva, Hotel Les Nations • 3 Star – Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.
Sestri Levante, Grande Albergo • 4 Star – Welcome to the Grand Albergo Hotel! Overlooking the sea promenade of Sestri Levante, The Grande Albergo is now a landmark in tourism and the Gulf of Tigullio.
At a Glance
Cinque Terre Via The Alps
6 Days from £1069 pp
- Starts: London Ends: Genoa
- Departs: Any day
- Tour Type: Independent
- Hotel Rating: 3/4 star hotels
- Meals: Breakfast: 4
- Visiting: Geneva, Sestri Levante & Cinque Terre
- Countries: Switzerland & Italy
Enjoy a night in Geneva en route to Italy. Take in the spectacular scenery of the Simplon Pass from Geneva to Milan and explore the vibrant towns and villages of the stunning Cinque Terre.