21Jan
Portofino private tour
By: Umberto On: 21 January 2016 In: Driver-Guide Comments: 0

Genoa shore excursion with private driver to Camogli, Chiavari, Portofino and Santa Margherita.

Private tour with English speaking driver to the Italian Riviera.

Tour details

Available: all year round and fully customizable.

Type of tour: private shore trip 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.

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, a hat/cap, sunscreen.

Meeting place: pick up and drop off at the port of Genoa.

Itinerary

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

Meet the driver-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 lunch in a local osteria then, in the afternoon move to Santa Margherita.

Here have a stroll along the 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.

Afterward return to Genoa, if possible a short sightseeing tour of Genoa will be done before returning to the ship.