21Jan
Portofino private tour
By: Umberto On: 21 January 2016 In: From Portofino-Santa Margherita Comments: 0

The 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.

Tour details

Available: all year round and fully customizable.

Type of tour: private cruise ship excursion with driver-guide***. Shore excursion to the Italian Riviera and Portofino, visit the charming villages located in the Gulf of Tigullio and surroundings.This tour does not include hiking along the footpaths in the Natural Park of Portofino if you are interested to walk one of the trails, just let me know it, I design a custom itinerary tailored upon your needs.

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

Meet the guide 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 Santa Margherita.

Here have a stroll along ther scenic promenade along the sea and take a look at the lovely square of St. Margaret of Antioch church, then, after a good gelato you may choose to return to Portofino by ferry. In approx. 20 min. trip admire the promontory of Portofino, and the beautiful villas built on the cliffs across 1800 and 1900.

Portofino 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.