On this private, full-day shore excursion for cruise passengers, you’ll discover two of northern Italy’s most picturesque coastal towns: Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. Enjoy panoramic views over the Ligurian coastline from Castello Brown, stroll through Portofino’s scenic central square, “La Piazzetta,” and grab a meal or a gelato in the colorful fishing port known to locals simply as “Santa.”
If you are staying in Genoa or passing by with a cruise, you cannot miss the chance to visit Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. You will visit these towns thanks to the help of a local that will guide you along this journey. Reach Santa Margherita Ligure by train and spend some leisure time in this amazing town overlooking the sea. Taste some freshly baked Focaccia, which is a typical flat bread of the Ligurian coast. Once you finish your tour of Santa Margherita Ligure, catch the ferry to the Portofino. While on the ferry don’t forget to look outside, enjoy the breeze and marvel at the spectacular views of Santa and Portofino from a unique point of view. As you arrive in Portofino you will have some time to stroll around the Piazzetta and go up to Brown’s Castle to marvel at the stunning view from land. This tour is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit two of the most exclusive towns of Italy in just one day!
Spending a day at sea discovering some of the most beautiful and famous villages of the Ligurian Riviera, on a wooden boat typical of this area is a unique possibility for those who really want to empathize with this magical atmosphere.Sun baths and diving into the sea, accompanied by love and deep knowledge of the place, will make a simple trip in a unique and unforgettable experience, a way to capture the true essence of these places set between land and sea.
You will have an AUTHORIZED LOCAL GUIDE, prepared and passionate at your disposal, to discover not only the history and art of Genoa, but also its traditions, culinary specialties (and you will have a little taste of it!) And the life of all days of a magnificent city, but which preserves its most beautiful treasures with great reserve.
Visit the five towns of Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Monterosso. These centuries-old fishing villages feature colorful homes that cling to seaside cliffs, trattorias serving seafood delicacies, lively marinas, and family-owned vineyards. Along the way, your guide explains unique features and folklore associated with each island.
Enjoy a day trip on the Ligurian Coastline, visiting the unique village of Portofino and the charming center of Santa Margherita Ligure.Or you will be staying at a hotel, you will be able to pick up a local driver.Explore the little harbor and the Piazzetta with its picturesque colored houses. The San George church, or the Castle Brown, which is the best view of the steep cliff that draws the coast. Stop for lunch and relax before driving with Santa Margherita Ligure: walk along the ancient fisherman's port, you can still see the old fisherman's houses, which exist with the luxury modern hotels.After some time to spend through the streets of "Santa", your driver will take you back to Genoa port or hotel.
At the first village you will stop, it seems to go back in time! Riomaggiore, where your driver drops off, is a gem, with its alleys, its castle and its typical colored houses Walk along the famous Via Dell'Amore - the path of love- connecting Riomaggiore to Manarola, the second village of the journey, an urban jewel, rich as it is of typical Genoese tower. After some time in this picturesque village, your driver will pick you up to drive to Vernazza, probably the most charming of the Cinque Terre. Here you will have lunch at one of the typical restaurants.After lunch, you will take the route to Corniglia, the “balcony” of Cinque Terre, the only one among the five villages, which is the sea, but on a precipitating hill to the sea.Time to reach the last stop of this wonderful trip: Monterosso, and you will be in the best possible way to drive along the waterfront.
When your cruise ship docks in La Spezia, take a full-day shore excursion to Portofino that highlights the colorful villages of the Italian riviera. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned van to Camogli, Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure, and have plenty of time to explore each place at your leisure. Your guide ensures a fun and informative day out, and your timely return to La Spezia.
7 days and 6 nights leaving from Genoa or Roma. Overnight by ferry. Discover the wildest and oldest of all the Italian region. Visit of the legendary islands Caprera and La Maddalena. Excursion to Costa Smeralda. Through the region of Gallura, you'll visit Santa Teresa and Capo Testa, the beaches of Stintino, Capo Caccia and its landscape and Alghero. Continuation to Corsica: Bonifacio, Ajaccio, Corte and Bastia. Return to Italy by daily ferry. Sleeping in Palau, Alghero, Bonifacio and Bastia.
Explore the city of Genoa with ease on a Segway during this small-group sightseeing tour. Learn about the importance of this historic port city as you zoom around historic landmarks including the Old Port district, the UNESCO-listed Caruggi area, and the Ducal Palace. End your tour with a relaxed walk along the seafront in the Porto Antico. All necessary equipment is provided and no previous Segway experience is necessary.
Discover Europe's largest medieval historic center, with the amazing Segway, in an hour ! Let our staff accompany you on a unique adventure, crossing the ancients alleys, visiting the most important places and the most significant monuments, in complete safety and practicality. The best way to get a complete overview of the whole Genoese center, in a short time.
Genoa one of the most important and rich cities during the Age of the Republic of Genoa was the homeland of duke Andrea Doria, the home town of the famous explorer Christopher Columbus and of the compositor Paganini: this city is really interesting, folklore and tradition meet themselves in this famous italian sea city: a melting pot of culture and history is waiting for you! in Genoa you can satify your desire to see an ancient town as well as discover a modern and fast running working city in the state of the art as nowadays Genoa proposes itself to the world. Genoa is also the town where was born one of the most famous Italians in the world, Christopher Columbus the discoverer of America. During this guided tour you will also see the place where Christopher Columbus the discoverer of the New World used to live in Genoa and where he learned to sail before he became a famous conquerer. This is a private guided tour for your group only or only for you if you are a single tourist.
The Medieval Genova, the mysterious and the oldest Genova, and the "movida" district. An Alternative tour to discover little secrets hidden in the maze of alleys of Europe's largest pedestrian centre. A way to immerse yourself in history and legend, visiting also the most important monuments and places.
Savona is a seaport and a municipality in the Liguria Region. It is a cruise embarkation point and provides access to the beautiful coastal territory. Walking through the narrow streets of the historical centre of Savona, we will find out together the oldest eateries, with their delicious and traditional dishes, enriched by delicately-flavoured extra-virgin olive oil (typical from this side of Liguria). The tourist is guided by a "Foodie", a local "buddy" able to explain every detail of the selected restaurants, their preparations, and the relevant history/curiosities. Do Eat Better Experience tours are a mix of high-quality gastronomy as a way of showing Italian culture and lifestyle and a walking experience together with a local friend. This is the reason why we accept small groups only: we want to focus on a genuine exchange and give to each tourist the highest attention possible. Please, note that the tour is always run in English and Italian; other languages upon request.
The exclusive tour only in the Christmas period! This special times brings magic Cinque Terre. Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! What is the story of the Christmas tree? Who was the first to decorate it in the world? What magical things can happen during the Christmas period? Have you heard about Christmas spells? You will hear miraculous Christmas legends about Cinque Terre. You will visit the old-fashioned Christmas Market and the traditional "Presepe" in the city. What makes it so popular? What local products is must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Cinque Terre.
Spending a day at sea discovering some of the most beautiful and famous villages of the Ligurian Riviera, on a wooden boat typical of this area is a unique possibility for those who really want to identify with this magical atmosphere.Sun baths and diving into the sea, accompanied by love and deep knowledge of the place, will make a simple trip in a unique and unforgettable experience, a way to capture the true essence of these places set between land and sea.
6 days and 5 nights leaving from Genoa or Rome. Overnight by ferry. Discover the wildest and oldest of all the Italian region. Visit of the legendary islands Caprera and La Maddalena, excursion to Costa Smeralda. Through the region of Gallura, you'll visit Santa Teresa and Capo Testa Capo Caccia and its landscape and Alghero. Sleeping in Palau and Alghero. Return to Genoa or Rome by night ferry.
Visit the wonderful Genoese residences of the he Golden Century and join this guided tour of the Rolli Palaces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Palazzo Reale.In 1576, the Senate of the Republic of Genoa created lists, the "Rolls of public housing", which included the main noble palaces of the city. In the previous years the families of the Genoese aristocracy had renovated many of the old buildings in the historic center; while the most important families had built sumptuous new residences in Strada Nuova.Given that it was not possible to receive state guests at Palazzo Ducale, the owners of the palaces listed in the rolls were given the “honour” to receive diplomats, dignitaries and aristocratic visitors to the Republic in their dwellings, including all the associated expenses.The model of public hospitality created in Genoa was unique, and thanks to the City’s international guests, such as the famous Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens.
Death has always been described as something scary, unknown, dark, miserable; if andwhen we leave this world, a place like this one is waiting, a place full of magic silences, treesgently moving by the breeze, an extreme art beauty, flowers in a no time atmosphere… ThenI will have no fear to pass away.
Our people came from Genoa and know very well what we can suggest, where to go, how to do!Our city is very particular, our houses were built from sea and mountain and the small street (that we call "Vicoli") are very traditional.Visiting all the place we can chat, visit and shop the oldest boutique of our city where you could buy what you will never find in your life all around the world We have in our life different culture that you will find everything, in the food, in the building and in other beautiful places! Come to see it with us!
Lower Piedmont is very well known for its wine and food culture. This is why we give you access to some of the most traditional wineries and food artisans in the area. You will not only visit the wineries and taste the wines, but you will also speak and interact directly with the people that make the wine.Lower Piedmont is also the region of the white truffle, and depending on the season, we can arrange a truffle hunting demonstration done by local truffle hunters.This is also the place where the Montebore Cheese and the Salame Nobile del Giarolo are produced. We can also arrange a visit to the local producer of these two great specialties where you will learn the cheese and salami making process.We build bike tours that are tailored to your interests.
During this walking tour, you will get to see some of the most popular tourist attractions of Genoa along with a local- professional guide who will be exclusively with you.The walking tour would last for about two hours and can be customized accordingly to your taste and preferences.The tour timings are flexible and can be amended depending upon availability.In case of any special request, please do let us know and we would try our best to accommodate accordingly.