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From Monterosso: Cinque Terre Kayak Tour

1. From Monterosso: Cinque Terre Kayak Tour

Explore the charming villages of Cinque Terre with this tour along the Italian Riviera coastline. The tour will start on the beach of Monterosso towards Vernazza paddling alongside an expert guide, you will pass hidden coves, rugged cliffs and the bright, pastel hues of the five villages.  Coasting the amazing cliffs of this area, you will reach the beach of Guvano and then Corniglia. Pause to stretch out on the beach or cool off with a swim before continuing on your journey. An exclusive experience to visit the Cinque Terre National Park off the beaten track during the less crowded seasons. The surprising mild temperatures between autumn and spring and the incredible variety of colors are the key to a unique experience: visit the Cinque Terre from a different perspective. A lunch break in Vernazza will be the best solution to relax facing the sea and explore this little village.

Piedmont: 2-Hour Winery Visit with Wine Tasting

2. Piedmont: 2-Hour Winery Visit with Wine Tasting

Visit the Piedmont wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and tour a famous winery. Enjoy a wine-tasting of famous vintages, such as Dolcetto & Gavi, Barolo, Moscato, and Brachetto. Located in Barolo, near the beautiful medieval village of Castiglione, is a family-run winery. Visit the winery to learn about winemaking techniques and traditions. Follow the friendly winery owner as they accompany you through the vineyards and continue to the cellar. While in the cellar taste 12 different wines paired with local cold cuts and cheese. Also, enjoy trying local olive oil and two different Italian liqueurs. 

Cinque Terre Sunset Boat Tour

3. Cinque Terre Sunset Boat Tour

Departing from Monterosso, enjoy a welcome drink as you sail across the Cinque Terre, all the way to Riomaggiore and Punta Montenero on the south-east side of the National Park. Take a swimming break in a secluded bay, diving into the clear waters of the Ligurian sea. Once you're all back on the boat, navigate towards Punta Mesco, across the most north-western point of Cinque Terre National Park. Admire the fascinating landscape of lights and colors, and if you are lucky, spot some dolphins breaching the sea surface. In a unique atmosphere that only this picturesque bay at sunset can offer, enjoy a savory, rich Italian "aperitivo" made with fresh, regional ingredients.

Piedmont: Truffle Hunting and Winery Tour with Tasting

4. Piedmont: Truffle Hunting and Winery Tour with Tasting

Join an experienced truffle hunter and his trained dogs to get an introduction to the magic and mystery of the world of truffles. Learn the difference between black and white truffles as you search for them in the wood. Get back to nature on a walk through the hills of the Langhe as you stroll between the wine region of Barolo and the Bussia area. Continue in your own car to a local winery, where you will visit the cellar and vineyards with the winemaker. Then, you will taste produce made in the local area. Enjoy cold cuts, cheeses, and grissini paired with local wines such as Barolo.

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Full-Day Boat Tour

5. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Full-Day Boat Tour

Spend a full day navigating the beautiful landscape of Cinque Terre at a close range, with a peaceful boat trip along the coast. Meet your guide and depart from the Mirabello port of La Spezia. During the tour, visit Golfo Della Spezia, Portovenere, Palmaria island, Le Rosse, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Take the opportunity to plunge into the refreshing waters for a swim or a snorkel. Feel free to stop as many times as you like wherever you like.  Arrive in Monterosso at lunchtime and enjoy a 1.5-hour stop to explore the town and find somewhere to eat lunch. After the break, meet your crew back at the boat and set sail back towards La Spezia. 

Manarola: Cinque Terre Wine Tasting

6. Manarola: Cinque Terre Wine Tasting

Discover a hidden gem in Manarola and taste the world-famous Cinque Terre wines. Try 3 different varieties while tasting local delicacies and learn about the history and tradition behind the wine-making processes. Visit a former wine cellar located in the center of Manarola, near the little harbor. Completely renovated, the Bar-Enoteca is a place where people meet, drink wine, listen to good music – sometimes live – and enjoy delicious local food. Here you’ll try three exceptional varieties of local wine. First, the Cinque Terre white wine DOC, followed by a Cinque Terre red wine IGT, and finally a tasting of the famous Sciacchetrà, the sweet wine known around the world. The wine tasting will be accompanied by some light snacks. You’ll enjoy an evening of taste and culture in a region famous for it.

Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa Entry Ticket with Snack

7. Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa Entry Ticket with Snack

Immerse yourself in the largest exhibit of aquatic biodiversity in Europe with a visit to the Aquarium of Genoa. Discover the world's fascinating seas and waterways, including all their creatures. Tuck into a snack at the Tender Café inside the aquarium, refueling with a drink and a butter donut. Walk through the aquarium's spectacular settings and learn about the secrets, curiosities, and interesting anecdotes about our world's oceans. End your visit with a hot or cold drink and a light snack at the aquarium's café, which has a splendid terrace overlooking the port of Genoa.

Private Truffle Hunt with Wine Tasting

8. Private Truffle Hunt with Wine Tasting

Italy's Piedmont region is a gastronomic hotspot, and on this private tour, you'll have the opportunity not just to taste but to hunt for one of its most famous culinary products: the truffle.  Go behind-the-scenes and join a truffle hunter and his dog on a walk through the woods in search of these hidden treasures. Depending on the season, this 1-1.5-hour hunt will lead you in search of the White Truffle of Alba (in season from late September to January) or the black Scorzone truffle (in season during the Summer months). Truffle hunting involves walking on paths that can be slippery, muddy, and occasionally steep, so appropriate footwear is strongly recommended.  After the truffle hunt, learn the secrets of Barolo winemaking in a visit to a family-run winery. Sample 4-5 types of Barolo and discover what makes this local wine special.

Turin: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

9. Turin: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

You will begin your day food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. You can immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, where you will learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During your lesson, your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with your Cesarina-guide helping you along the way. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils, and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. After your cooking class, you will of course get to taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home some handy Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Riomaggiore: Vineyard & Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

10. Riomaggiore: Vineyard & Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Vineyards overlooking the sea and Triple A wines: in the wonderful scenery of the Cinque Terre near to Riomaggiore there is a landscape and an enological reality that is not at all trivial, born from the dedication of its winemaker, a native of Riomaggiore. The result of his extreme dedication to work, his respect for tradition and continuous research, will not stop to continuously surprise us: first with a breathtaking scenery: an entire hillside descends abruptly from about 250 meters to the sea. From this very particular context, special wines are created that transmit the true character of tradition, including the sweet sciacchetrà  and white wines that give salty sensations combined with the perfume of Mediterranean scrub. Then new wines, the result of experimentation... including a rosé and a red, all organic production. An experience that will leave its mark and that will leave you with an indelible memory of the Cinque Terre.

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What a delightful experience! Before this class we were just mild fans of pesto, but now we can’t wait to make this for friends and family! Now we know what quality pesto is supposed to taste like, not the jarred things at grocery stores or the mess that we’d whip together in our blender. Our host was so sweet and the pesto bites and wine tastings were so delectable. A highlight of our trip to that area, even better than our time in Cinque Terre!

Very nice food cooked on the spot by welcoming host Daniele. Was interesting to hear more about the city and the customs from someone who lived there for long time. Would recommend!

Excellent activated! Ideal for a day of relaxation: boating, swimming, a walk in Monterosso with enough time for a restaurant.

I proposed to my partner on this cruise! It was absolutely beautiful, the staff were so lovely, and the food was excellent

Small group with excellent mix of activities and engaging guide