Duration: 8 hours
*This tour operates from March to October.
Have the day to live “La Dolce Vita” on this full day tour of the quaint villages of the Italian Riviera: Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, and San Fruttuoso.
Meet your guide at your hotel in Genoa. Then walk or take a taxi to Genoa train station to board your train for a 30-minute ride to Santa Margherita Ligure. Once at the village of Santa Margherita Ligure, you will have the chance to walk among elegant villas with their exquisite gardens and parks. While strolling through this charming town, take a closer look at the gorgeous “Trompe D’Oeil” painted palaces. These fascinating, vivid paintings trick the eye into believing what you’re seeing is real.
Next stop on your journey is the historical fishing village, Portofino, the center of elite tourism. While traveling by public boat or by public bus (depending on the weather condition), enjoy the incredible views of this tiny, colorful village. Once you arrive, you will have the pleasure of discovering the spectacular Brown Castle, San Giorgio Church, and luxury boutiques.
Moving down the coast, you will travel by public boat to San Fruttuoso, an amazing cove, to admire the medieval abbey built directly on the pebble beach. This stunning abbey was restored and protected by FAI, the Italian National Trust. Once discovering these stunning villages, you will never want to leave! If the public boat to San Fruttuoso gets canceled due to the weather and sea conditions, you will visit the picturesque fishing village of Camogli. At the end of the tour, take a short train ride back to Genoa.
Exact time will be provided in final documents.
- Round-trip train tickets Genoa-Santa Margherita Ligure
- Private English-speaking guide at disposal for 8 hours
- Public boat or bus tickets
- Gratuities (optional)
- Transfers from/to Genoa train station