21Jan
Genoa guided walk shore trip from portofino
By: Umberto On: 21 January 2016 In: From Portofino-Santa Margherita Comments: 0

Portofino 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.

Tour details

Available: all year round and fully customizable.

Type of tour: private cruise shore trip with driver-guide***. Cruise ship excursion to Genoa, which has the largest historical center in Europe (UNESCO site); Camogli the village of the white sails; and one between Portofino or Santa Margherita.

Suitable for: individuals and small groups.

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

Duration: 8 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 the shore of Portofino. In case the port of call is Santa Margherita another schedule will be planned.

Itinerary

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

Meet the driver-guide at the cruise facility in Portofino and journey as far as Genoa, called “The Superb“. This town was built by the ancient Romans and developed, throughout the centuries until the discovery of America, relying on trades and commerce across the Mediterranean.

Few hours a surely not enough to explore such a large area full of interesting things to see: the Ducal Palace, the ancient port area, De Ferrari square, Garibaldi street, the medieval alleys, the esplanade of Castelletto. Your driver-guide will set up a car sightseeing tour of these sites, in order to make you have a good sense of this beautiful city.

According to your wishes choose if have lunch in Genoa or move to Camogli. This 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.

On the way back to the ship, according to your port of call, you may choose to visit Santa Margherita or Portofino. The first with a lovely promenade by the sea, the second with the charming square surrounded by colorful ancient houses.

Other possible variants of the schedule

    1. Hire a local guide and decide to explore in dept Genoa and its beauties for the entire day.
    2. Skip Camogli and go directly to Chiavari for lunch. This is a typical Ligurian town, certainly not a tourist place, but full of charm and good eateries.

*** Driver guides are professional chauffeurs also licensed as Tour Escorts by the Italian Law. All my associates are reliable, informative and entertaining.
His/her knowledge of the areas and the whole country is VERY thorough, 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 conditions permit parking the vehicle, definitely escorts guests for a sightseeing walk. 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 allowed explain in the historical city centers and inside a 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.