- Full-day trip to Genoa and Portofino from Milan
- 2-hour Genoa walking tour with your knowledgeable guide
- Roundtrip boat ride from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino
- See Portofino at your own pace, and enjoy its stunning Mediterranean scenery and chic ambience
- Transport by air-condioned, luxury coach
After your Genoa walking tour, spend some time exploring independently. Your guide can offer recommendations for a relaxing lunch (own expense) or you can decide to check out more Genoa attractions. Some of the fascinating sites you could visit include the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, Piazza de Ferrari and the Palace of the Doges.
In the afternoon, continue to Santa Margherita Ligure, just southeast of Genoa. This beautiful, old-fashioned seaside town sits on a part of the coast known as the Dolphin Gulf, named for the schools of dolphins often seen in the area. Here, take a scenic boat ride across the gulf to the fishing village of Portofino.
Spend approximately two hours exploring Portofino at your leisure, and discover the beauty of this small resort featuring a stunning harbor and pastel-colored waterfront houses. Favored as a holiday destination by Italy's rich and famous, Portofino is the ideal place to people spot or simply soak up the scenery. Head to Castello Brown, the city’s 16th-century castle. If you visit on a clear day, you'll be rewarded with views across the Mediterranean Sea of the lush mountains of Corsica.
Reviewed by Mahsa K, May 2013
Reviewed by Mitch, October 2012
Althoug the weather was not perfect, the trip was great. There were only six of us in the group and it felt like it was very personable. Our guide, I believe his name was Eddie, was great with a good sense of humor. It also was very informative and we learned a lot about the history of Genoa. Our only issue was that our tour ended in a small shop where they hoped we would buy something. It felt like we ended up in the gift shop.