14Jan
Portofino bay
By: Umberto On: 14 January 2016 In: From La Spezia-Portovenere Comments: 0

La Spezia cruise shore trip to Portofino and other towns of Tigullio Gulf.

Private shore day trip available also from Portovenere to Portofino, Santa Margherita, Camoglia, Chiavari.

 Tour details

Available: all year round and fully customizable.

Type of tour: private cruise ship excursion with driver-guide***. Cruise excursion to the Italian Riviera and Portofino, visit the charming villages of located in the Gulf of Tigullio and surroundings. This tour does not include hiking along the footpaths in the Natural Park of Portofino.

Suitable for: individuals and small groups.

Transportation: A/C minivan with English speaking private driver-guide.

Duration: 9 hrs.

Activity Level: easy (Walk on flat terrain for short distances).

Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

Meeting place: pick up and drop off at La Spezia cruise facility. In case the port of call is Portovenere another timing and meeting point will be planned.

shore tripfrom la spezia to santa margherita and portofino

Itinerary

This is an example of itinerary, feel free to require a further customization of the cruise excursion that better fits to your wishes or needs.

Meet the driver at the cruise facility in La Spezia and journey as far as Camogli. It is an ancient fishermen village, built around 1000 years ago on a tiny island and later connected to the ground for enlarging the living area. later stroll along the imposing Palazzata, a tall and long line of buildings built right in front of the sea. Then move to Chiavari, a medieval merchant town where experience the real Ligurian everyday life. Enjoy a lunch in a local osteria then, in the afternoon move to Portofino.

This is considered the pearl of the Italian Riviera, the name originates from Portus Delphini (the port of dolphins) and the location was perfect for a trading port, for fishing and the security if the inhabitants. Enjoy the ambiance of the main square, or walk up to St. George church.

Before heading back to La Spezia, you could also enjoy a lovely ferry ride from Portofino to Santa Margherita. In approx. 20 min. trip admire the promontory of Portofino, and the beautiful villas built on the cliffs across 1800 and 1900. Once got off the ferry, have a stroll along ther scenic promenade along the sea and take a look at the lovely square of St. Margaret of Antioch church.