Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan

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  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2872GENOVA
See the best of the Italian Riviera on your Genoa and Portofino full-day trip from Milan! After a guided walking tour of Genoa, explore the best bits of these contrasting coastal towns at your leisure. Combine maritime history at Genoa with glamorous Portofino seaside scenery on this memorable day trip from Milan!


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Leave Milan early in the morning and enjoy a comfortable two-hour drive by luxury coach to the coastal town of Genoa (known in Italian as Genova), approximately two hours south of Milan. As the birthplace of Sir Christopher Columbus, Genoa has an interesting history, and you’ll learn all about the city's intriguing past during a two-hour guided walking tour. Known locally as ‘La Superba’ (the ‘Superb One’), Genoa boasts a rich maritime history and countless landmarks!

After your Genoa walking tour, spend some time exploring independently. Your guide can offer recommendations for a relaxing lunch (own expense) or you can decide to check out more Genoa attractions. Some of the fascinating sites you could visit include the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, Piazza de Ferrari and the Palace of the Doges.

In the afternoon, continue to Santa Margherita Ligure, just southeast of Genoa. This beautiful, old-fashioned seaside town sits on a part of the coast known as the Dolphin Gulf, named for the schools of dolphins often seen in the area. Here, take a scenic boat ride across the gulf to the fishing village of Portofino.

Spend approximately two hours exploring Portofino at your leisure, and discover the beauty of this small resort featuring a stunning harbor and pastel-colored waterfront houses. Favored as a holiday destination by Italy's rich and famous, Portofino is the ideal place to people spot or simply soak up the scenery. Head to Castello Brown, the city’s 16th-century castle. If you visit on a clear day, you'll be rewarded with views across the Mediterranean Sea of the lush mountains of Corsica.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Milan, near Sforza Castle
Departure Time:
12 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan

Genoa and Portofino Day Trip from Milan

  • Professional guide
  • 2-hour Genoa walking tour
  • Roundtrip boat ride from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fees to attractions
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Donna L, September 2015

Both Genoa and Portofino are lovely cities and the buildings are so colorful. Our guide gave some history and was very good at keeping us all on time. I didn't know what to expect when I booked this tour but am so glad I did. The tour company is very organized. This was the 2nd tour I had booked with them and I was happy with their customer service.

Reviewed by: romank4, September 2015

Genova and Portofino are very different but very interesting for visiting cities. Local tour guide in Genova was very informative.

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Tour code: 2872GENOVA