Your private tour to the highlights of Genoa and the Italian Riviera. Get the most in an experience designed for your stay.
Your private tour takes you to discover the surroundings of your ship's port of call: Portofino and the Italian Riviera plus Genoa.
We meet at Genoa's Maritime Terminal and by private car we reach the Riviera by highway and coastal road.
Driving along the roman via Aurelia you enjoy the view on sea cliffs and on a promontory rich in vegetation and dotted by exclusive mansions and traditional houses.
We pass through the charming coastal village of Santa Margherita: not only the gate to Portofino but a place of painted colorful "trompe l'oeil" facades and unexpected baroque churches.
We visit Portofino, one of the wonders of the world, wrapped by the green and the blue of a breathtaking nature and the sparkling boutiques.
A pause and a snack will be done during the tour.
Back to Genoa and after a panoramic driving, we reach the medieval part of the city where we see the house of Christopher Columbus, Palazzo Ducale, Piazza De Ferrari, Cathedral San Lorenzo and Rolli palaces before driving back to the port.
Your private tour starts from the Cruise terminal.
A modern a/c private car with driver will take us to Portofino passing through Rapallo, San Michele di Pagana and Santa Margherita.
The ride is by highway and panoramic costal and hairpin turns roads.
In Santa Margherita we visit the very hearth centre with pedestrian alleys and the baroque church of Saint Margaret.
We visit Portofino with the famous Piazzetta, the alleys and the panoramic terrace by the church of San George.
Back to Genoa a panoramic drive through the city includes the view on the old walls and the modern districts. A photo stop at the house of Columbus, Palazzo Ducale, Piazza De Ferrari and Strada Nuova (Rolli Palaces) are part of the walking tour. During the tour we will pause for a local refreshment.
Your car takes us back to the ship.
Please note: comfortable shoes are necessary. Uneven soil in Genoa ( pedestrian area) and Portofino. Coastal roads with some curves.
Please note: The tour can be also carried by minivan for 4/6 partici
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Genoa Cruise Terminal
End location: Genoa Cruise Terminal (or other points on request if you want to continue your stay in the city on your own).
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
On week ends the traffic can be dense.
private transportation by a/c car - type Mercedes Class E with driver
Professional licensed local tourist guide + local refreshments + private a/c car with driver from port to Riviera and Genoa's downtown and return to the port.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - Some cash for your personal expenses (e.g. in a café)
Your personal expenses and extra food or refreshments you might choose.
Please note: The tour can be carried also by minivan for 4/6 participants - quotations on request
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am not a licensed hiking guide
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It is my pleasure to give my highest recommendation to Sandra. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and pleasant. But, more than that, she brings with her a warmth of personality that makes one feel like they are spending the day with a good friend. Furthermore, Sandra was very perceptive and sensitive to our needs -- be it tasting local cuisine, getting the best photograph, or finding the most memorable sights. One thing's for sure: The next time I'm in Italy, Sandra is my first call!