Genoa, Turin, Portofino & Reggia di Venaria

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Acqui Terme

Scheduled flight to Italy from your preferred airport – transfer with our tour manager in our private executive coach to the 3* Hotel Valentino just outside the beautiful spa town of Acqui Terme.

Day 2 – Guided tour of Genoa

Guided walking tour of Genoa, European Capital of Culture in 2004 and the birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus, takes in sights such as Piazzo San Matteo, the Church of Gesù and Palazzo Ducale, the residence of the Dukes of Genoa – free time at leisure to explore the port and narrow streets, shop or take a leisurely lunch before returning to our hotel.

Day 3 – Portofino & Rapallo

Travel along the Ligurian coast to beautiful Portofino where once only fishing boats docked in the narrow inlet, but now a berth for fabulous luxury yachts – time to explore Rapallo, a haven for writers such as DH Lawrence and Ezra Pound, with its 16th century castle and a chance to enjoy the funicular ride up the hill to Montallegro for wonderful views of the Tigullio Gulf.

Day 4 – Turin & Reggia di Venaria

Optional guided walking tour of Turin, the capital of Piedmont but whose centuries old ties with France give it a strong Gallic flavour, takes in the 17th century Palazzo Reale, the Duomo, the ancient Roman centre and Piazza San Carlo, a jewel of Baroque architecture – guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Reggia di Venaria, one of the largest royal residences in the world, designed and built for the Royal House of Savoy from 1675 by Amedeo di Castellamonte and boasting a wonderful art collection with beautiful frescoes.

Day 5 – Certosa di Pavia

Certosa di Pavia (Charterhouse of Pavia) to the south of Milan, one of Europe’s most extravagant monasteries, was originally commissioned by the Duke of Milan, Galeazzo II Visconti, in 1396 as the family mausoleum and took one hundred years to build, and our guided tour gives a fascinating insight into the lives of the Carthusian monks.

Day 6 – Acqui Terme

Morning free at leisure before we transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight home.

Tour Features

Half board accommodation

Full programme of included excursions

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to Italy

Executive coach in Italy

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Acqui Terme

Genoa – guided tour

Piazzo San Matteo

Church of Gesù

Palazzo Ducale

Portofino & Rapallo

Turin

Baroque palace of Reggia di Venaria

Monastery of Certosa di Pavia – guided tour

Hotel

Five nights on half board basis at the 3* Hotel Valentino just outside the beautiful spa town of Acqui Terme. Well located to explore the surrounding area, the hotel has a restaurant, bar and wellness centre and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Genoa, Turin, Portofino & Reggia di Venaria

Date of tour: June 2014

Margaret & I would like to express our sincere appreciation for the hard work you both put into making our holiday to Italy a great success. The holiday was well run by our Tour Manager, Sue, and she managed to overcome the inevitable small difficulties that will typically arise when taking a party of 30+ people abroad. We had an excellent driver, Diego, and the hotel and its staff were first class.

NR, Newbury

Date of tour: June 2014

We have recently returned from a trip to Genoa, Turin and Portofino, staying in Acqui Terme. Please say thank you to all the staff at the hotel, Sue our guide and all the staff at Tailored Travel for making this an excellent holiday. The hotel is clean, comfortable and the food was good. We were made to feel very welcome. Sue, our guide looked after us well, and made the holiday very enjoyable. Thank you. I would certainly recommend this holiday to other U3A groups!

MB, Newbury

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor this tour
for your group

Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • with less dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group