A private tour looking for true life in "ligurian" style.
Your private tour takes you to discover the true ligurian life close to the world famous Portofino.
We visit Santa Margherita Ligure, not only the "gate" to Portofino, a lovely village by the Tigullio Gulf, pleasant to be discovered in your private tour with a local guide. Afterwards we visit Camogli, the gem of the Paradise Gulf, standing at the other side of the Portofino Promontory.
It is a line of pastel colored sea-front facades and green shutters, hanging fishing nets, brightly colored fishing boats, a sun-beaten promenade, a baroque parish church and marble Madonna's votive offering niches, shady cafes and traditional bakeries.
Your private tour starts at Santa Margherita with a visit to the village, with its baroque parish church and the colorful facades houses.
A short walk takes us to the local railway station and in a few minutes train travel we arrive in Camogli on the opposite side of the Portofino Promontory.
Walking down to the medieval alleys we enter the very heart of the village with its fishing port, parish church, castle, and we discover the real atmosphere of Liguria. A local snack will be provided before we wend our way back to the train station and on to Santa Margherita.
This tour can be carried out by taxi or private car or minivan. Pick up point can be quoted from Portofino pier.
A boat ride can be arranged and quoted on request.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Santa Margherita Ligure - Information office
or at request your hotel or your ship tender arrival in that village
End location: Santa Margherita Ligure - Information office
Duration: 4 hours
Please inform me if you are on a cruise ship calling in Santa Margherita and please check the ship's departure before booking a afternoon tour. In case of ship re-positing in Genoa this tour can be done if you inform me in advance. A different duration and an additional charge are to be considered.
Professional, licensed tourist local guide + local snack(focaccia or farinata - seasonal recipe - or ice cream samples) + train tickets round-trip from Santa Margherita
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - personal expenses ( e.g. at a café )
This tour can be a shore excursion ONLY for ships calling at Santa Margherita.
Pick up and drop off at tender arrival is included if you mention the name of your cruise ship.
If you are on a cruise ship calling in Portofino you can reach Santa Margherita by taxi.
At request a guide pick up in Portofino can be quoted for your convenience.
This tour could be a day trip from Genoa (travel info on request).
The tour can be carried out also by taxi or by minivan - 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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What a pleasure Sandra was! Working with us to design our tour as we meandered through the Italian Riviera. Sitting on the shore line of Portofino sipping Limoncella spritzers & eating fresh focaccia & cheese bread ... what a day! It did help that the weather was spectacular & the traffic was light ... but this only added to our overall satisfaction. We never felt that we were being held to the tour time limit. Sandra took us to places that were not scheduled adding to the relaxed day. Book this tour!