Unexpected beauties in the town of Cristopher Columbus and the Charm of Portofino
Full day tour (7 hours). Drive along the riviera and visit of the charming village of Portofino. After this stop, panoramic drive to Genoa and through the most elegant districts , photo stop in Castelletto, for a stunning view over the town. The tour continues with drop on and drop off in the most beautiful spots : Via Garibaldi, heart of the Unesco site with the richness of its "Palazzi", their frescoes and gilded decorations, Piazza De Ferrari, elegant architecture of the 20th C. Columbus's house (Yes! He was born here. . . ); the imposing Palazzo Ducale, and the stories of the ancient republic; the Cathedral and its treasures, Palazzo San Giorgio, the story and Glory of the ancient Marine Republic, creating the bases of our modern economy. A little stroll between the old typycal alleyways will make you feel the charm of the largest medioeval city center of Europe. Upon request a "cappucino" stop or local food & wine taste or lunch can be arranged.
From your meeting point, we'll drive through the riviera to reach Portofino. After this stop, panoramic drive to Genoa, the elegant area of "castelletto" to the panoramic Stop. Then we'll reach the city center : Via Garibaldi, De Ferrari Square, Columbus' house, and the medieval alleyways between the cathedral and the old port.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Grand Hotel Savoia Genoa
End location: Grand Hotel Savoia Genoa
Duration: 7 hours
Extra hours if requested 80 €; starting time can be arranged as needed.
Private minivan car professional driver, new, clean and air coonditioned .
Tour guide and private car from the meeting place for all the duration of the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euro - food and wine taste if requested.
Cappuccino stop or local food tasting on request, depending on your need. Extra hours (after 7) if needed.
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Natascia was a lovely guide for our family of four, met us at the port and took us on a tour of Genoa. We loved her love of history and language and art and her passion for Genoa and we also enjoyed the visit to Portofino with great history and delicious gelato specialties while enjoying the beauty of the small, lushly planted port. She was very thoughtful about where our disabled traveler could go and what was the best way to see the most considering her limitations. Highly Recommended!