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French and Italian Rivieras

Discover the French and Italian Rivieras on an extraordinary nine-night journey!

Cinque Terre
Oct 1 - 11, 2024
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AHI Travel

Tour Manager

Debbie M. Vargo

Trip overview

Discover the illustrious beauty and chic cultures of the French and Italian Rivieras on a nine-night journey. Stay in Nice, France, and Sestri Levante, Italy, experiencing the best of these coveted European destinations. Begin in Nice, a celebrated Côte d'Azur highlight with an atmospheric old town, Belle Époque architecture and garden-wrapped villas. Encounter glamorous Monaco and its lavish Monte Carlo district. Marvel at the stunning Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, home to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild; step back in time in medieval Èze and visit Villefranche-sur-Mer. Journey north to explore the heart of historic Genoa; then the adventure continues in charming Sestri Levante. From here, you’ll encounter Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure and the dreamy Cinque Terre, a landscape of tiny hamlets and rocky cliffs. Incredible culinary experiences include dinner by the Bay of Silence and an Italian cooking lesson. This small-group journey features first-class hotels and a generous meal plan.

Tour highlights

  • Four nights in Nice, France, at the first-class Hotel Aston La Scala.
  • Five nights in Sestri Levante, Italy, at the first-class Hotel Vis a Vis.
  • Deluxe motor coach transfers during the Land Program.
  • Nine breakfasts, three lunches and four dinners, including Welcome and Farewell Dinners; tea or coffee with all meals, plus wine with dinner.
  • Enrichment by expert speakers enhances your insight into the region.
  • Engaging excursions showcase the local culture, heritage and history.
  • AHI Connects: Local immersion.
  • Electives and free time to pursue your individual interests.
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions to mingle with fellow travelers.
  • AHI Sustainability Promise: We strive to make a positive impact wherever we travel.
  • A personal VOX headset to hear your English-speaking guide clearly.
  • Tipping of guides and drivers.
  • Complimentary travel mementos.

*All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change. 


Day 1 - Depart US

Day 2 - Nice

Day 3 - Nice

Day 4 - Èze | Monaco | Monte Carlo

Day 5 - Villefranche-sur-Mer | Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Day 6 - Genoa | Sestri Levante

Day 7 - Sestri Levante

Day 8 - Portovenere | Manarola | Vernazza

Day 9 - Sestri Levante

Day 10 - Rapallo | Portofino | Santa Margherita

Day 11 - Return to US

Preferred Travel Insurance

USI Travel Insurance Services is the preferred provider of travel insurance for The Ohio State University. We highly recommend that you review this information and consider insurance to protect yourself and your investment. USI is a comprehensive plan that offers three options, allowing you to select the coverage that best suits your needs. You can find additional details, request a quote and purchase a plan online at or by calling 1-800-937-1387.

The insurance that AHI Travel includes is very helpful, but limited in scope. Please visit to see an explanation of their Travel Assurance package and what it does and does not include.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AHI Travel.

  • Cancellation received up to 90 days prior to trip departure will incur a $300 per person administrative fee.
  • Cancellation received 89 to 60 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 25% of the entire cost of the trip per person.
  • Cancellation received 59-45 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 50% of the entire cost of the trip per person.
  • Cancellation received 44 days prior to departure to the time of departure (or no show) will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip.

If a tour is canceled by AHI Travel before the date of departure for reasons other than Force Majeure and the cancellation is not caused by your fault or negligence, you will have the choice of accepting one of these options from AHI Travel:

i) transfer to another date of the same tour, if available; ii) book another tour of equal or greater value, if available (you will be responsible for paying any difference in price); or iii) book another tour of lesser value, if available (with a refund payable to you for the difference in price); or iv) receive a full refund for the land-only portion of the applicable tour.


Reservations made prior to 120 days before a tour´s scheduled departure date may be canceled within 7 days following the reservation date for a full refund. Reservations made within 120 days prior to a tour´s scheduled departure will not qualify for the grace period.


Purchases of optional excursions, pre- and/or post-tour extensions, additional hotel nights, private transfers or other trip options become fully non-refundable 44 days prior to departure. Air transportation purchases are subject only to penalties assessed by the airlines.