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Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore the Italian Riviera while in port in Genoa with this full-day excursion to Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. Escorted by a private driver, travel first to the seaside town of Portofino to explore the Church of St George, Castello Brown and other top sights at your leisure. Then head to the village of Santa Margherita Ligure for views of the Ligurian coast and quaint streets lined with fishermen’s houses. Your private driver will return you back to port at the end of the day.
  • Full-day private shore excursion to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure from Genoa
  • See top attractions in Portofino, such as Castello Brown and the Church of St. George
  • Enjoy leisure time in Santa Margherita Ligure and admire the picturesque Ligurian coast
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience and flexibility to explore at your own pace
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship
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Private driver
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Port pickup and drop-off
Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your driver will be waiting for you, on the pier, holding a sign with your name on it.

Ports

  • Port of Genoa, Via della Mercanzia, 2, 16149 Genova GE, Italy


Begin your day along the Italian Riviera with pickup from your cruise port in Genoa. Meet your private driver and journey first to Portofino by comfortable coach.  

See the pastel hues of the waterfront buildings as you enter the popular resort spot. Head to the central Piazzetta, and take in the turquoise waters of the harbor, bustling with boats of every shape and size.

Part ways with your driver and enjoy some free time to explore, stopping at the Castello Brown, dating back to the 16th century, or at the Church of St George, home to the sacred relics of Portofino's patron saint. Discover the old castle and the baroque Church of San Giorgio and take in unbeatable views of the Mediterranean coastline.

If you’re looking to check out some Italian fashion, peruse the local boutiques brimming with clothing and jewelry. Consider relaxing with some lunch at a café before reuniting with your driver.

Then, relax with a smooth ride to Santa Margherita Ligure. Nestled between Rapallo and Portofino, see how this ancient fishing village has maintained its old-world charm. Stroll past the fishermen’s houses and admire the landscape of the Ligurian coast.

After your day out on the Riviera, conclude with transportation back to the Genoa port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Genoa port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Santa Margherita Ligure
Santa Margherita Ligure
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Castello Brown
Castello Brown
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of San Giorgio
Church of San Giorgio
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Portofino
Portofino
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Prestige Rent

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure.

Traveler Tips


  • "The Church on the hill is worth the hike up the hill." See review
  • "Recommend visiting the Castello Brown castle and taking your time to enjoy the views up there." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Beautiful places, great service
Fabian S
, Jul 2019
Amazing views on the way there and gets better when you arrive. The italian riviera is one of a kind. Alessio, our driver was informative, professional and helpful. His recommendations on places to see and eat were right on. The price is a big high but worth the convenience of your own time and space. We had 2 young kids with us and it was a special day. Recommend visiting the Castello Brown castle and taking your time to enjoy the views up there.
star-4
While this tour is still worth it...
David B
, Jul 2018
While this tour is still worth it, we would have hoped for a better guide. He was friendly enough, but just kind of dumped us in the locales without giving much history or commentary about the areas. It was a wonderful day spent, but could have been better. It was more like a transport than a guide...
star-5
Portifino is right out of the...
Nicole F
, Apr 2018
Portifino is right out of the movies. I've traveled quite a bit and it's one of the most beautiful places I've seen. So small yet packed with such beauty. Francisco was a great guide and flexible to make our day exactly whatever we wanted to do. Santa Margherita was nice but a bit more touristy but definitly worth a look. The Church on the hill is worth the hike up the hill. Thanks for the wonderful memories!
star-5
We had a wonderful day with our...
reneewaas
, Jul 2017
We had a wonderful day with our guide. Picked up on time from our cruise ship and spent time in Portofino, walked the Red Carpet to Santa Margherita Ligure and had lunch. So much fun!
star-5
Wow this has to be the highlight of...
OZYMIKE2
, Jul 2017
Wow this has to be the highlight of the Italian coast,Our driver Mateus was great and took us to the best places along the coast,The bay of Portofino was beyond expectations,you have to be there to realize how nice it is photos do it no justice,then off to St Margherita for more photos,the place was amazing shops restaurants by the sea, the scenery along the coast was excellent we stopped at a restaurant by the waters edge and had a beautiful lunch.After that more site seeing and then back to the ship on time for dinner.We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and we recommend it very highly.
star-5
Great tour. The guides were fantastic...
Louis M
, Sep 2015
Great tour. The guides were fantastic. I highly recommend this tour to all
star-5
Excellent driver, prompt and polite...
Maria M
, Apr 2013
Excellent driver, prompt and polite. He knew very much of the history and great places to stop along the way.

Product code: 5292PRTGOAPORTOFINO

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