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Shore excursions from Portofino and Santa Margherita

In the area of Tigullio Gulf cruise ship may dock both in Portofino and Santa Margherita, or better they both are tender port becuase the cruise ships have to anchor at a safe distance from the shore.

Shore excursions are arranged on departure from both ports of Portofino and Santa Margherita, here below you find all the cruise shore trips available from the port of St. Margherita and Portofino.

CTTours organizes exclusively private shore excursions, but if you lwish to organize a shared shore trip, feel free to do it on your own and inform us once you created your party.
From Portofino and Santa Margherita cruise ports are available day trips to the main tourist attractions of the region easy to reach in the range of max two hours drive:

  • Cinque Terre
  • Camogli, Chiavari, Portofino, Santa Margherita
  • Genoa and the Riviera
  • Pisa and Lucca

In case you wish to organize an excursion to a destination not listed below, or you desire to set  a custom made day trip from the ports of Santa Margherita and Portofino, don't hesitate to contact us

The services are provided by English speaking driver-guides, you will meet him/her at the cruise facility located on the pier where you get off the tender.

Driver guides are professional chauffeurs fully licensed for the commercial transportation of people (NCC), they are reliable, informative and entertaining. He/she has a good knowledge of the areas and the whole country, during the trip provides relevant information about the history, the culture, the spirit of the region and relative sights. During the tour he/she drives guests as close as possible to each town center, if timing and conditions permit parking the vehicle, he/she escorts guests for a walk or attend them for ticket purchase. Otherwise he/she provides maps, timetables (if necessary) and information for making guests enjoy the area at their own pace.

He/she can point out the right restaurants or will simply ensure that guests get out of their trip whatever you are looking for, fun, culture, sights, landscapes, shopping etc.
Remember that he/she is not a tour guide, the only one allowed to explain (by the law) in the historical city centers and inside museum, churches, etc."

Local tour guides are available on request. They are professionals examined and licensed by the Province to accompany tourist during the visit of a certain area. They deeply know our town and surrounding areas; they have knowledge of art, archeology, history but even of local foods&wines, uses and traditions.


In case you prefer to receive an all inclusive quotation of the tours listed below (guides, car transfer, meals, tasting, tickets, etc etc) please send an email at or visit their website

This is the travel agency I coop with as travel designer and on which I rely for techical organization and invoicing of services.

CTTours joined the TRAVEL SAFELY with NCC drivers project

CTTours joined the TRAVEL SAFELY with NCC drivers project

Dear Client,

Any time you hire a chauffeur service (rented vehicle with driver) remember to check that they are an authorized N.C.C. (Noleggio Con Conducente).

An authentic N.C.C. will bear a distinctive plaque on the rear bumper of the vehicle, bearing the number of their license and the name of the municipality that granted it, and will display the initials "N.C.C." in the windshield.

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Shore excursion from Portofino and Santa Margherita to Cinque Terre

Monterosso the only beach of 5 TerreCruise shore trip to 5 Terre from Portofino and Santa Margherita.

Private cruise day trip to Monterosso, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia from Portofino and St. Margherita.


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Shore excursion from Portofino and Santa Margherita to Portofino, Santa Margherita, Camogli

Italian-Riviera-PortofinoThe gems of the Riviera shore trip from Portofino and Santa Margherita.

Private day trip to Santa Margherita, Portofino, Camogli, Chiavari, Sestri Levante. The so-called gems of the Riviera.


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Genoa and the Riviera shore excursion from Portofino and Santa Margherita

Genoa-Ducal-PalacePortofino and Santa Margherita cruise shore trip to Genoa and Italian Riviera.

Private cruise day trip to Genoa, Camogli and the town of the Riviera from Portofino and Santa Margherita.

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