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Shore excursions from Portofino

Portofino and Santa Margherita cruise tours, here below you find all the shore trips available from the port of St. Margherita and Portofino.

In the area of Tigullio Gulf cruise ship arrive both in Portofino and Santa Margherita, both towns are tender ports because the cruise ships have to anchor at a safe distance from the shore.

CTTours organizes exclusively private shore excursions, but if you wish 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 shore excursions from porotfino and santa margherita


  • 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.

shore excusions from portofino and santa margherita

Driver guides are professional chauffeurs fully licensed for the commercial transportation of people, they are reliable, informative and entertaining.
He/she has a good knowledge of the areas and the whole country, during the trip provides 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/village and provides (if necessary), maps, timetables 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 to 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.


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 on technical organization and invoicing of services.

NCC service

CTTours joined the Travel Safely Project with NCC drivers.

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.