Tour Of Genoa And Day Trip To Portofino From Genoa

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Overview

Discover Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, a city with a glorious past. Spend your morning in is one of the most charming cities in Northern Italy. Also visit Portofino, the pearl of the Ligurian sea, and see its crystalline green waters.

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Genoa, the largest medieval town in Europe, maintains the charm of the ancient maritime republic. Your day starts in the Ancient Harbor, renovated in 1992 by the architect Renzo Piano, where your friendly and professional guide will lead you through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways of the old town to discover the many attractions of this city on an inspiring walking tour.

After free time for lunch (not included), hop on your air conditioned coach for a scenic ride following the Tigullio gulf, nicknamed the Dolphins Gulf due to the large school of dolphins that are often spotted there, to reach the colorful village of Santa Margherita Ligure. Here you take the boat for a mini-cruise to the charming fishing village of Portofino, a half-moon shaped sea side village whose beauty has been narrated across the millennia by writers and poets such as Guy de Maupassant.

The journey ends with the return by boat to Genoa.

Inclusions for Tour Of Genoa And Day Trip To Portofino From Genoa

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach 
  • Guided tour of Genoa 
  • Boat trip from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino 
  • English speaking guide

Exclusions for Tour Of Genoa And Day Trip To Portofino From Genoa

  • Gratuities (optional) 
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is casual

Times subjected to organization and/or traffic problem

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Overall, we enjoyed our tour.Gave us an opportunity to see more of the Liguria region. Since it's new, thought there are a few kinks to work out. Since booking our tour, we were not informed, by email or other means, the meeting site had changed. Just as we were talking to the contact number, the bus pulled up, looking for us. We missed 20 minutes We thought it was a small tour for up to 18. We were combined with a tour group from Milan, so there were approx 30 people. The Genoa tour was informative, pointing out interesting historical sites and facts about Genoa,It lasted approx 1 1/2 hr, combining walking and bus riding. The female guide was very good. Bus ride comfortable. Sainta Margherita, we had a deliecious lunch at one of several places, . A few shops. Portifino, too. Both have high points to view village and sea.Small enough, felt we had enough time to walk around on our own. Was not told much about either village bythe guide. Area to meet to get on boat, crowded. Made it a little confusing. But we enjoyed the boat ride back to Genoa, seeing the coast.

  • My husband and I enjoyed this trip. At the beginning of the tour there was confusion as to the meeting place. The guide in Genoa was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Because of sea conditions we weren't able to take the boat to Portofino or back to Genoa, which was a disappointment but beyond the control of the tour. We ended up squeezing onto a public bus for the windy drive to Portofino. Both Santa Margharita and Portofino was well worth the trip. Since the boat trip was unavailable, on the return trip the tour put us in a car back to Genoa, which was appreciated as it was quicker.

  • Outstanding and enjoyed the boat ride back to Genoa. Portofino is absolutely beautiful.

  • First the good: both guides one for Genoa, one for the rest of the tour were very good, informative, and helpful. The sites were very nice and interesting. The trip back to Genoa by ferry boat, about 90 minutes along the coast with a couple of stops, was beautiful. Overall, I would recommend this tour.
    Now the bad: communication was a problem. The tour company changed the meeting point for starting the tour, and claimed they emailed everyone meeting in Genoa a couple of days earlier. However, those of us meeting the tour there were on our cruise ship that week, and not checking emails! We only found out where to meet because one of the other people in the group had a phone and called to see where they were. They could have easily stationed one of the guides at the original meeting point to direct us to the right place, but didn't, then more or less blamed us for making the group late! To top it off, when I eventually was able to check my email account, there was no email from them after all.
    After this rocky start, it WAS an enjoyable day, and I don't regret it at all, but they need to work on their communication and procedures.

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