Genova, city with a glorious past, nowadays is one of the most fascinating center of the North of Italy. The Ancient Harbour reevaluated by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano and the typical "caruggi" (narrow alleys) of the old town will welcome you to discover the charm of this Ancient “Repubblica Marinara”; then take a break in a pearl of the Ligurian Sea: Portofino
Available in English, from April 1st to October 31st, on Thursday and Saturday.
Time: 7:30; duration: 12 hours.
Departure: Foro Bonaparte n. 76, at the corner with Via Cusani
Children under 4 years old free.
Departure with at least 6 people booked, maximum 50.
- Guide in indicated language
ATTENTION: tour includes entrances to places of worship: no shorts and sleeveless tops. Comfortable shoes advised.
Not included: tips and personal extras.
Cancellation policy: No penalties for bookings canceled at least 2 working days before date of tour. 100% penalty for cancellation within 2 working days, no-show or late arrival on departure.
Genoa and Portofino
Discover the charm of Genoa, historical port city with a glorious past, nowadays one of the most fascinating centers of northern Italy. Often shadowed by other Italian cities, the city offers a multitude of hidden gems, such as the picturesque alleys (caruggi) of the old town. One of the four “Repubbliche Marinare” (Sea Republic, together with Pisa, Venice, and Amalfi), Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center. Genoa's ancient harbor was recently renovated by famous Italian architect Renzo Piano.
Your day excursion begins with a visit to the historical center of the birthplace of explorer Christopher Columbus, with its terracotta-roofed houses, beautiful churches and seaside villas, a quintessential Italian experience. After your guided tour of the heart of Genoa, you'll have free time to have lunch and explore on your own.
In the afternoon, your excursion will continue with a visit of the lovely fishing town of Santa Margherita Ligure, set on the Gulf of Tigullio between Rapallo and Portofino. Fashionable but much quieter than Portofino, life in Santa Margherita Ligure centers around the lovely harbor with its palm trees, where boating and simple sunning are the order of the day. The town has a 16th century castle and the 17th century Basilica di Santa Margherita.
You'll then take a boat to Portofino, a half-moon shaped sea side village whose beauty has been narrated across the millennia by writers and poets such as Dante, Lordy Byron, and Guy de Maupassant. Boutiques, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants line the tiny streets and await your visit. The Church of St. Martin (Divo Martino) and the Castello Brown hilltop fortress are some of the main sights – but its greatest asset is the beautiful bay it graces. You'll have free time to explore on your own, after which a boat will take you back to Santa Maria Ligure where your bus to Milan will be waiting for you.
- Guided walking tour of Genoa
- Boat cruise from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino
- Free time to explore charming Portofino
- English speaking tour leader
- Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 2 business days before the visit.
- No refund is possible for a cancellation less than 48 hours before the visit, and for no-shows.