Tours tha include Cinque Terra

I am planning a tour but want to choose from any Rick Steves' tours that include Cinque Terra. Please let me know all the tours that include Cinque Terra.

Posted by bronwen
maplewood, new jersey, usa
775 posts

Al - the TOURS link in the blue menu bar above will help you. Just at a glance I see Best of Europe, Heart of Italy, My way: Italy, Italy in 17 days.

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
21451 posts

Al, These are some of the tours that include visits to the Cinque Terre: > Best of Europe, 21 days > Best of Europe, MY WAY, 14 days > Heart of Italy, 9 days > Best of Italy, 17 days > Italy, MY WAY, 13 days > Village Italy, 14 days I believe this is all of them. Note that on at least one of the tours (Village Italy), tour members stay in Levanto rather than one of the "official" five towns. That's not a problem, as it's only 4M:30S from there to Monterosso. Levanto is also a wonderful and picturesque town with a beautiful beach. Happy travels!

Posted by MARTHA
14 posts

Al, if you are wanting to hike Cinque Terra in the near future, be advised that the majority of the trails are closed. We are in CT now (Oct 21-23, 2012) and were told the entire main trail was closed a month ago due to a landslide. We met some tourists who said they walked part of the trail anyway and climbed over the landslide but would not recommend it. Just FYI.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
11639 posts

Al, your question sounds like you think you are directing it at the staff of ETBD, Rick Steves' Europe. You're not - we are a semi-anarchic non-collective of diverse locations, experience and types of people; volunteers all. What we all share is a love for travel and a desire to help each other. The ETBD organization provides the Helpline but does not participate in the discussions here. We'll still help as best as we can.

Posted by Tim
Knoxville, TN, USA
3640 posts

You want to go to Cinque yourself thousands of dollars and jump on the train yourself and go. It's just a few towns on the cliffside with train stations. When the train gets to the village where you're going then get off the train.