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

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  • Location: Genoa, Italy
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5292PRTGOAPORTOFINO
When your cruise ship docks in Genoa, enjoy a private shore excursion to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. On this full-day trip, discover Portofino -- a picturesque, crescent-shaped seaside village with pastel houses lining the shore of the harbor. Visit the massive Castello Brown, built in the 16th century, and see the historical Church of St George. Then, explore the fishing village of Santa Margherita Ligure. Walk through quaint, narrow streets past charming fishermen’s houses and be enchanted by the picturesque Mediterranean coastline.


  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
While you're in port in Genoa, head off on a private shore excursion to discover Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. After pickup from the Genoa port, your driver will take you by comfortable vehicle to Portofino, known as one of the most popular resort towns in the Italian Riviera.

Be enchanted by the mixture of landscapes comprised of tall, delicately colored buildings and a deep turquoise sea backed by Monte Portofino. Head to the Piazzetta, the center stage of life in Portofino, and enjoy the sight of yachts and luxury boats bobbing in the harbor once used for fishing boats.

Visit the 16th-century Castello Brown independently, and learn how the castle played an important strategic role in defending Portofino against intruders. Walk to the Church of St George, which preserves the sacred relics of the patron saint of Portofino. Discover the old castle and the baroque Church of San Giorgio and enjoy magnificent views of the Mediterranean coastline with its steep cliffs.

Portofino also offers many elegant boutiques with all kinds of clothing and jewelry. Stop at an Italian café and enjoy delicious pizza and unique wine blends (own expense).

Next, hop back in your vehicle and enjoy a relaxing drive to Santa Margherita Ligure. Explore this ancient fishing village, set between beautiful Rapallo and Portofino, and discover the charming fishermen’s houses. Enjoy leisure time to admire the stunning Ligurian coast and marvel at the emerald turquoise water and picturesque landscapes. At the end of your day trip, your driver will bring you back to your ship in Genoa.

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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Port of Genoa
Departure Time:
9 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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

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

  • Private driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Louis M, USA, September 2015

Great tour. The guides were fantastic. I highly recommend this tour to all

Reviewed by: Maria M, April 2013

Excellent driver, prompt and polite. He knew very much of the history and great places to stop along the way.

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