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Pesto Cooking Private Tour ~ 1 Day


  • Private Day Tour
  • From: Genova / Portofino / Santa Margherita Ligure / Rapallo
  • Pesto cooking class
  • Boat sightseeing of Cinqueterre
  • Tour Code: WTPCL20

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Pick up from your location and departure to Riomaggiore; The birth of the village, according to tradition, dates back to the 8th Century. The village has an urban layout made up of a series of footpaths which follow the outline of the land. These steep footpaths allow direct access to the upper floors of some of the houses, the oldest of which are tower-like and built vertically in parallel clusters.

Here, created by an old private cellar, the “Osteria” is a typical Italian tavern in Cinqueterre that offers a simple and tasty menu all based on the traditional Ligurian cuisine. Start your pesto cooking class with a glass of prosecco, just in time to wear an apron and the lesson begins.

We will begin by demonstrating how to prepare tiramisu, pesto, and gnocchi or fresh pasta (excluding stuffed pasta), followed by your hands-on experience and make everything on your own. At the end, time to relax, sit at the table with a glass of white wine from Cinqueterre, and enjoy a spectacular meal made by the best chef; you!

After, enjoy a guided tour and discover Cinqueterre with a private boat and your personal local guide. Vernazza, a path with breathtaking views winding along Mediterranean groves and partly deserted fields and vineyards, reaches its peak on the route leading to Vernazza. This village was founded around the 1st Century, and in time acquired deep-rooted maritime traditions.

By boat you can reach Monterosso al mare, this village is protected by hills covered with vineyards and olive groves and is surrounded by vegetation. Its beautiful beaches, steep rugged cliffs and crystal-clear waters make this one of the most charming resorts on the Ligurian Riviera of the east. The medieval tower “Aurora”, located on the hills of the Cappuccini, separates the ancient part of the village from the modern part. In the church of Saint Francis “San Francesco” works of great importance such as the Crucifixion, believed by many to have been painted by Van Dyck, are preserved. The restaurants offer the chance to try the local Ligurian dishes (ex° pasta al pesto) accompanied with the famous Cinque Terre wine (Vermentino).

At the end of the day, your private vehicle will pick up from Monterosso and bring you back to your location


  • Private vehicle with English speaking driver
  • Pesto cooking class
  • Private boat
  • Water on board
  • Local guide
  • Tolls and parking
  • Luggage handling

Not Included

  • Flights, Tips and gratuities
  • City Tax (paid locally)
  • Items & expenses of a personal nature and any items not mentioned in the “ Includes”.

2020 Rates

2 Pax$1250
3 Pax$899
4 Pax$759
5 Pax$679
6 Pax$595
7 Pax$549
8 Pax$515

Optional Additional on Request:

  • Lunch in a typical restaurant


Rates are per person in CAD ($) and indicative of Euro price, subject to change. Minimum 2 passengers.
All rates and hotel availability subject to change. High season surcharges may apply.

To book this tour, or speak with one of our representatives call Toll Free: 1.866.370.2277 OR click to email.