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Genova : Boat Tour to Camogli, San Fruttuoso, & Portofino

1. Genova : Boat Tour to Camogli, San Fruttuoso, & Portofino

Experience a full-day boating excursion and discover three of the most charming villages in Liguria: Camogli, San Fruttuoso, and Portofino. You can choose to visit all 3 villages, or just stop and enjoy one or two of them when booking. The ferry connects the charming fishing villages of Camogli and San Fruttuoso while offering visitors a boat trip around Golfo Paradiso with stunning views and unforgettable sights. Depart from Genova in the morning aboard the motorboat Città di Camogli and enjoy panoramic coastal views on your way to the harbor of Camogli. If you choose to visit San Fruttuoso, you will find a charming fishing village located on the promontory of Portofino and the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. After leaving the dock from Camogli, passengers will catch sight of beautiful views of the tiny village. Next, you'll be able to admire the majesty of Portofino mountain, the pudding-stone landmark outcrop of Punta Chiappa. Then you'll pass the exclusive hamlet of San Fruttuoso, followed by the famous Hermit's Grotto and the Cala dell'Oro. Both of these locations are protected areas where boats are prohibited. In Portofino, you will find the awe-inspiring blue sea, the lush green vegetation at the edge of the cliffs, and the elegance of villas along the coast. Passengers often sight striped bottle-nosed dolphins and the other dolphins that live in these coastal waters.

From Genoa: Roundtrip Boat Tour to Portofino

2. From Genoa: Roundtrip Boat Tour to Portofino

Spend the afternoon exploring Portofino, just a short trip down the coast from Genoa. Check out the amazing scenery along the way and explore the charming and unique village for the afternoon. Depart from Genoa's Porto Antico Calata Mandraccio and head to Portofino. As you travel along the coast, admire the beautiful cliffs and coastal scenery. Camogli, the San Fruttuoso Bay, the Portofino Promontory, and the white lighthouse on the cliff await you. The natural beauty of the area is sure to amaze. In Portofino, visit the square, the famous boutiques, and admire the unique views in front of the church of San Giorgio. Maybe treat yourself to gelato before returning to Genoa later in the afternoon.

From Genoa: Full-Day Cinque Terre Sightseeing Cruise

3. From Genoa: Full-Day Cinque Terre Sightseeing Cruise

Embark on a day's outing and explore the wonders of Liguria, or the Italian Riviera, by boat. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you're transported to the historic seaside village area known as Cinque Terre. Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and soak up the charming Ligurian culture. Begin your tour with a morning departure from Genoa. Your first stop will be Camogli, located on the Golfo Paradiso. Take in the stunning, colorful coastline of this seaside town against the beautiful, blue-green waters of the Ligurian Sea. Your tour continues onward to Monterosso, where you'll disembark and have three hours to explore the town before moving on to the rest of the celebrated Cinque Terre area. Visit Vernazza, Corniglia, Riomaggiore, and Manarola, then watch the towns slip past you as you cruise back to Genoa.

From Genoa: Full-Day Tour of Genoa and Portofino

4. From Genoa: Full-Day Tour of Genoa and Portofino

Genoa, the largest medieval town in Europe, maintains the charm of the ancient maritime republic. Your day will start in the ancient harbor, renovated in 1992 by the architect Renzo Piano. Here, your friendly and professional guide will lead you through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways of the old town to discover the many attractions of this city on an inspiring walking tour. After free time for lunch, hop-on your air-conditioned coach for a scenic ride following the Tigullio Gulf, nicknamed the Dolphins Gulf due to the large school of dolphins that are often spotted there, to reach the colorful village of Santa Margherita Ligure. Here, take the boat for a mini-cruise to the charming fishing village of Portofino, a half-moon shaped seaside village whose beauty has been narrated across the millennia by writers and poets such as Guy de Maupassant. The journey will end with a return by boat to Genoa.

Genova: Segway Tour

5. Genova: Segway Tour

Visit the most historically significant sites of the largest medieval historic center in Europe on a segway tour. Enjoy a fast, easy, and fun way to see the beauties of the city of Genova. Explore the hidden alleys of the old town and the beautiful noble streets with an experienced guide. Take in the medieval atmosphere and learn about the culture, art, traditions, and gastronomy of the city.

From Genoa: Camogli Day Trip by Ferry

6. From Genoa: Camogli Day Trip by Ferry

Hop aboard a ferry in Genoa and take a 1-hour trip to Camogli, a typical fishermen's village. Avoid the road traffic and enjoy more time to explore the area. Soak up the coastal atmosphere of the Golfo Paradiso before returning to Genoa at the end of the day. While in Camogli, admire the tall and narrow houses that overlook the beach, and wander down the narrow streets of the village. Stop for focaccia and fresh fish (at your own expense) at one of the local restaurants.

Genoa: Guided Panoramic City Tour with Funicular & Snack

7. Genoa: Guided Panoramic City Tour with Funicular & Snack

In Genoa sea and mountains are two sides of the same coin: the city climbs up the surrounding hillsides connected to the sea through picturesque ancient paths. Thanks to public cable railways and lifts it’s possible to get to the high city in a short time and enjoy fantastic panoramas. Going up and down the "Creuze" you'll be able to see Genoa from different panoramic viewpoints, then you'll visit a medieval district and listen to original songs that will explain the history of the city and the personality of the inhabitants. From the highest point, you'll get down to the center again passing by a really nice area with colorful houses, gardens, trees, and flowers.

Genoa Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

8. Genoa Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Explore Genoa with this interactive smartphone tour. Make your way through the city while solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Stroll by the oldest church in the city at St. Syrus’s Basilica and see where Christopher Columbus once lived. Solve a puzzle outside of 10 top city sights. Follow clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. View the city at your own pace. Learn interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want. You can start playing anytime. You'll visit the St. Syrus Basilica, Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana, Piazza Fontane Marose, Santa Maria delle Vigne, the San Giorgio Palaces, Genoa Cathedral, the Doge’s Palace, Piazza De Ferrari, Soprana Gate, and the Christopher Columbus House, where the tour ends.

Genoa: Discover the secrets with a Storyteller

9. Genoa: Discover the secrets with a Storyteller

Explore the picturesque medieval district of Carmine where you'll listen to a song about the lively atmosphere of the past and then you'll admire the beautiful Renaissance noble palaces in Via Lomellini. Pass by Sottoripa, a historical street where trade began to flourish since the Middle Ages. Stop by the Embriaci Tower, the tallest in Genoa, and visit the colorful square of Campopisano where you'll listen to other songs about legends and important historical facts. Walk along the legendary Redbeard walls and learn about history through music and finally get to Porta Soprana, one of the gates of the old town, very close to Christopher Colombus house.

Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa and City Guided Walking Tour

10. Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa and City Guided Walking Tour

Walk around the city of Genoa with a local guide on this two-hour city tour. Learn about marine life and biodiversity in the Aquarium of Genoa as well. From Porto Antico, enter the medieval urban fabric of the city, with a particular focus on the Collina di Castello. Reach the Cathedral and the structures built in the Baroque period, touching the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of the Genoese. Then, head over to the modern part of the city, identifiable with Piazza De Ferrari. Make your way to the Aquarium of Genoa for an immersive and engaging experience with innovative sets, latest generation digital installations, and a completely renewed light and sound design. Interact with the staff who take care of the animals every day, and discover the secrets and curiosities of the ocean.

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What people are saying about Genoa

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 15 reviews

It was very good. The only "deficit": On the way back from Portofino to Genoa, there were complications due to the weather. Announcements were made in the boat itself about how to proceed. Unfortunately everything in Italian. There were several people present who could not speak Italian and the statements therefore led to a great deal of confusion. Improvement: Have the statements also carried out in English.

Excellent service that allows you to stop and leave at pleasure from each stage. You can visit the Abbey of San Fruttuoso but also swim in a blue sea in both CAMOGLI and SAN FRUTTUOSO and eat an ice cream in Portofino. The only drawback: it is difficult to have lunch in San Fruttuoso, you need to book. Wonderful day.

Excellent and absolutely recommendable, if anything it would be perfect to be able to spend more time in Portofino. Also, we had read comments that San Fruttuoso was not worth it but we loved it, especially the beach.

Punctual departure, excellent staff who politely made you get on board. Even the time to visit the three locations was sufficient ... Well done, you deserve a five-star rating.

Very complete excursion, we manage our time thanks to various shuttles available