Day Trips

THE “SPARKLING CHIC” ITALIAN RIVIERA ( PORTOFINO & SANTA MARGHERITA & RAPALLO )

HIGHLIGHTS
One of the wonders of the world, you won’t miss it, will you? Simply doing nothing, seated at the best café at the Piazzetta in Portofino, a catwalk for both the internationally famous and the “commons”, wrapped by the green and the blue of a breathtaking nature and the sparkling boutiques. Follow your guide and listen to her whispered stories of barons, princes and VIPs; let her take you to the best spot to shoot unforgettable photos, to hidden corners, to a terrace facing the open sea and the untouched cliffs…your unique memories.
-Set sail from Portofino on a coastal ferry sailing from village to village. Enjoy the view from the sea of mansions and hotels nestled in the Mediterranean maquis of the Natural Park.
-In the charming coastal village of Santa Margherita, the gate to Portofino, be surprised to discover a place of painted colorful “trompe l’oeil” facades, unexpected baroque churches and sailor’s chapels…as well as seafood restaurants and “aperitivo time” cool spots.
-Pretend to be one of the foreigners on an 18th century Gran Tour, stay a while in Rapallo, a town that is simply a thin line by the sea yet still full of memories of the Belle Époque and stories of pirate’s assaults.

  • Tour price: euro 250.00 (1 to 4 guests)
  • Inclusion: English speaking, licensed tourist local guide (other languages on request) + boat ride to Portofino/Santa Margherita/ Rapallo (round trip) + sweet tasting.
  • Languages: The tour can be requested in English, Spanish, Italian
  • Exclusions: Other transportation (such as private taxi boat)
  • Duration: Approximately 4 hours
  • Meeting Point: Portofino’s pier. Transportation from Genoa or other pick up points will be quoted on request.
  • Operating days: Every day
  • Please note: Not suitable for persons with walking difficulties. This tour could be quoted skipping one of the places according to time available

THE SECRET ITALIAN RIVIERA ( THE PARADISE GULF )

HIGHLIGHTS
-Looking for true life in the “ligurian” style. Trust the locals and reach Camogli with us, a long wall dotted by hundreds of green shutters and a pastel colored sea-front lit in gold by the setting sun. Hanging fishing nets, brightly colored fishing boats, a sun-beaten promenade, shady cafes and traditional bakeries where a tasty “focaccia” is not to be missed.
-Feel the faith of the sailors in the votive offerings to the Virgin Mary and in the gilded decoration of the parish church of the village “cà-mogli”, the house of the wives.
-Shoot the best pictures of the Paradise Gulf from above and take in the whole eastern coast and the Portofino Promontory in one glance.

  • Tour price: from euro 190.00 (1 to 4 guests)
  • Inclusion: English speaking, licensed tourist local guide (other languages on request) + focaccia or farinata (seasonal recipe) or ice cream tasting.
  • Languages: The tour can be requested in English, Spanish, Italian
  • Exclusions: Transportation is not included and is quoted by our partners on request (minivan, car etc). A luxury car with driver quotation could be from euro 370.00. Lunch is not included, nor are other foods or drinks of your choice. No entrance fees required.
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours
  • Meeting Point: Portofino pier or other pick up points quoted on request (the tour is also possible from Genoa downtown).
  • Operating days: Monday to Saturday
  • Please note: Not suitable for persons with walking difficulties. Uneven soil and steps in the pedestrian area of Camogli.

THE SECRET ITALIAN RIVIERA ( THE TIGULLIO GULF )

HIGHLIGHTS
-Ribbons of winding roads tie together the coastal villages:
we drive you along the roman via Aurelia and you just enjoy the view.
Chiavari, the shopping arcade with its medieval style will attract you, the Art Nouveau style shop windows, the colors of the local fruit and vegetables in the daily market and the crispy “farinata”, which may just be coming out of the flames of a wood oven.
San Salvatore Basilica at Lavagna, a stone gem in marble and slate, surrounded by olive groves, rises from a peaceful plain. A journey into the past: Popes, Emperors and echoes of a famous medieval wedding
Sestri Levante, with its beaches and trattorias, the small town found at the mouth of the magic Tigullio gulf. It is located around 2 small bays, one of which, The Bay of Fables, is dedicated to Hans Christian Anderson who spent many holidays in this idyllic spot.

  • Tour price: from euro 190.00 (1 to 4 guests) this tour could be quoted skipping one of the places according to time available.
  • Inclusion: English speaking, licensed tourist local guide  (other languages on request) + focaccia, farinata ( seasonal recipe ) or ice cream tastings
  • Languages: The tour can be requested in English, Spanish, Italian
  • Exclusions: Transportation is not included and is quoted by our partners on request (minivan, car etc). A luxury car with driver quotation could be from euro 370.00. Lunch is not included, nor are other food or drinks of your choice. No entrance fees required.
  • Duration: Approximately 4 hours
  • Meeting Point: Portofino pier or other pick up points quoted on request (the tour is possible from Genoa downtown too).
  • Operating days: Monday to Saturday
  • Please note: Not suitable for persons with walking difficulties.

ALL THE BEST IN YOUR SHORE EXCURSION

– Your private tour to the highlights of Genoa and the Italian Riviera.
– Official local guide and private trasportation
– Pick up and drop off from your cruise ship.
– The highlights of Portofino and the costal villages plus the best of Genoa’s old town
– Panoramic driving and photo stops in a flexible program
Get the most in an experience designed for your stay.

  • Tour price: Quotation on request
  • Languages: The tour can be requested in: English, Spanish, Italian
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Meeting Point: Genoa Cruise Terminal ( on request other ports of call )
  • Operating days: Every day