On this Genoa and Portofino full-day tour you will see the best of the Italian Riviera and discover the many historical memorials, museums, extraordinary architecture and divine seaside landscape of these two beautiful cities! By taking this excursion, you will have the ability to spend as little or as much time in each of the Genoa and Portofino attractions.
In Genoa you will see the Piazza De Ferrari, the main square of Genoa, famous for the amazing fountain. Within walking distance, you will see the Opera house and the inspiring historical building the Palace of the Doges.
The Romanesque - Renaissance style cathedral St. Lawrence is next to visit which is also located nearby in the heart of Genoa. The driver will then take you for a walk along the street of Via Garibaldi known for its ancient palaces where you will see some of the most important buildings like Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Grimaldi and Palazzo Reale.
After visiting Genoa you will depart for the charming fishing village Portofino. The trip from Genoa to Portofino is about 1 hour so you will have time to relax in the comfort of your hired luxury vehicle and just admire the beauty and nature of the Mediterranean coastline.
Discover this enchanting resort with an impressive harbor and charming houses painted in pastel colours, situated on the waterfront. Portofino has been popular as a holiday destination for Italian celebrities, so it's an ideal place for people spotting or just soaking up the scenery. Visit Castello Brown which dates back to the 16th century.
If you're lucky and the day is clear, you will be able to enjoy the amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea and the lavish Corsica mountains. Before you depart for Genoa you will have some time to try some of the local cuisine and sample some of the Italian fine wine in a local picturesque restaurant.
Discover the two glorious towns of Savona and Genoa, world-famous for their wealth of medieval and religious history, beautiful coastal scenery and remarkable architecture. The English speaking driver/ guide will pick you up from Savona harbor and whisk you away for an enchanting tour.
As you are distancing from Savona port you will find that the medieval part of Savona is still lingering. The biggest attraction of Savona is the remarkable fortress of Priamar dating from the 16th century overlooking the ocean. This enchanting fortress is housing an art gallery, 4 museums, and a hostel.
Inside Aldermens' palace in Piazza Brandale you will find fascinating paintings, sculptures, and frescoes. La Torretta tower is yet another symbol of Savona that you will visit and then you will carry on to visit the Rintocchi e Memorie monument at Piazza Mameli (built in memory of the soldiers who died during the First World War).
After the visit of Savona, you will depart for Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. Enjoy the 45 minutes picturesque and very pleasant drive in the comfort of your luxury vehicle. In Genoa, you will visit all the main attractions like Piazza De Ferrari, located very near to the Carlo Felice Opera and the Palace of the Doges, the Romanesque-Renaissance style Cathedral St. Lawrence and the Church of Saint Andrea.
Your driver will take you along the old Strade Nuove or Via Garibaldi to see the numerous prestigious baroque buildings built along these streets where Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Grimaldi are located. You will also see the Old Harbour as well as the ancient part of the port of Genoa.
Enjoy and explore the beauty of Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino on a full day tour from Genoa. This incredible adventure will be arranged according to your itinerary with a professional English-speaking driver.
The little village of Portofino spreads out like a moon arch around the still waters. Your driver will take you to the "Piazzetta", the center stage of life in Portofino. Admire the luxury yachts in the harbor which was once used for fishing boats and now for one of the most famous and exclusive resorts in the world.
A five-minute walk will bring you from the harbor to the Church of San Giorgio that houses relics of the dragon-slayer St. George. From here you will stop at the Brown Castle. Also called the Giorgio Fortress, this castle was built in 1554 in a dominant position. To get to the lighthouse you will continue walking along the same path to the very top of the promontory until you reach the "Punto del Capo" and the lighthouse.
After Portofino, your driver will take you to Santa Margherita Ligure - another ancient fishing village that has become an exclusive vacation spot. Here you will have a chance to admire the Ligurian coast - the emerald green water and picturesque landscapes and the immense 16th-century castle.
Take this favorite shore excursion to the “five lands” Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore from Genoa Port with unforgettable views of hills, sea, and vineyards. Each village is unique in its own way and all are part of a national park system, known as Cinque Terre, protected by UNESCO.
Discover Monterosso al Mare and its amazing beaches. Visit the medieval castle perched on a hill and the beautiful marble made church St. John the Baptist. Continue to the picturesque seaside village of Vernazza where you will visit the exciting Rustic Church Santa Margherita di Antiochia made in a Gothic-Ligurian style and the Castello Doria.
Corniglia is located high above the sea, surrounded by picturesque vineyards and terraces. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the church of St Peter built in a Baroque style with Gothic and Ligurian elements.
Manarola is characterized by brightly colored tower houses and is the oldest town in Cinque Terre. Among the arresting scenery, you can enjoy a visit to the Piazza Capelini located at the higher part of the village decorated with mosaic.
Riomaggiore is the first and the largest village of all with the famous Vial dell Amore or the lover’s lane. Visit the church of San Giovanni Battista located in the upper part of the town, and the picturesque port full of colorful boats.
This private tour of Monte Carlo and the southeast of France is a great opportunity to explore the splendid French Riviera. Drive along the French coastline and enjoy the splendid scenery. Visit the luxurious Monaco and feel like a celebrity. Learn the secret of perfumes in the medieval village of Eze.
Discover the glorious Prince’s Palace located in the Monaco’s old city, the official residence of the prince of Monaco. Afterwards, continue to the famous casino square where you can see not only the beautiful architecture of the building but also the inspiring gardens and fountains.
Stroll along the beautiful streets of Monaco and admire the luxury of the city. Visit some of Monte Carlo's luxury boutiques and do some shopping. You will also have the chance to drive along the legendary Monaco formula 1 circuit.
Continue to the picturesque town of Eze. This medieval village sits high above the sea featuring breathtaking panoramic views. Take a tour of a traditional perfumery and learn how perfumes are made.
There is plenty to see and if some of the attractions you’d like to see are not listed here, please let us know and we will work together with you to create the perfect itinerary for you.
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Discover Genoa centuries-old food shops and learn to prepare authentic Pesto. Along with an experienced guide, you'll have an amazing walking tour of the medieval center of the city while discovering its food shops, where everything has remained as it was. An old friggitorie, serving the famous thin, unleavened pancake called farinata. Explore historical bakeries preparing the delicious focaccia, and much more. Read more...