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Full-Day private tour of Portofino and Genoa

Portofino is an exclusive and elegant tourist resort visited by all the celebrities of the 20th century. This town is located in a beautiful bay, which is protected from the sea. Portofino deserves more attention, walk through the city, climb up the hill to the old castle, where opens a breathtaking view of the entire Ligurian coast. All the most beautiful things in this city must be viewed from above.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional licensed guide
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a private vehicle
    • Entrance tickets
    • All fees and taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Church of San Giorgio
    • Entry/Admission - Castello Brown
    • Entry/Admission - Faro di Portofino
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Castello d'Albertis
    • Entry/Admission - Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea
    • Entry/Admission - La Casa di Colombo
    • Entry/Admission - Lanterna di Genova
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Church of San Giorgio, Portofino Italy

    Meet your guide at your hotel or at the cruise ship port.
    From Genoa, along the picturesque Ligurian coast, you will go to Portofino – a small but luxurious resort town. You will learn its history, walk along the bright streets, meet numerous boutiques, expensive restaurants, and colorful houses. You will see Chiesa di San Giorgio - Catholic Church, located on the promontory of Portofino. According to the tablet, located in the Church, the Shrine was built in the Romanesque style in 1154. Although the excavations carried out during the reconstruction of the Church after the Second world war, were found the remains of an ancient chapel, once located on this site, which may relate the history of the Church to the era of the Lombards in Liguria.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Castello Brown, Via della Penisola 13a, 16034 Portofino Italy

    Take a walk along the promenade, watching the yachts, and enjoy the views from the postcards. You will visit Castello Brown. The Castle itself was built in the 15th century and has been used for harbour defense during the centuries. It was in 1867 that the Castle fell into private hands when it was purchased by, the English Consul Montague Yeats Brown. He transformed it from a fortress into a stunning villa under the expert advice of the architect Alfredo de Andrade and the engineer Pietro Tamburelli.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Faro di Portofino, Via della Penisola, Portofino Italy

    You will visit Portofino Lighthouse. Portofino Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in Portofino. The lighthouse was built in 1917 and consists of a white quadrangular tower, 12 feet (3.7 m) high, with balcony and lantern, attached to a 2-storey white keeper's house. The lantern, painted in grey metallic, is positioned at 40 metres (130 ft) above sea level and emits one white flash in a 5 seconds period, visible up to a distance of 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi). The lighthouse is completely automated, powered by a solar unit and is operated by the Marina Militare with the identification code number 1675 E.F.
    After that, you will have time for lunch.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Castello d'Albertis, Corso Dogali 18, 16136, Genoa Italy

    After lunch, you will be heading back to Genoa, a city with a rich past and historical heritage.
    You will have a walking tour of the main sights of Genoa. Albertis Castle stands a short distance from the main harbour and houses the Museum of World Cultures. The castle itself was created in a Gothic Revival style and was built in 1886. It is actually built on the site of a previous 12th century fort and preserves the forts original foundations. The castle offers great views of the Ligurian Sea and the surrounding city. Inside the building is the wonderful museum of world cultures. This collection includes a range of findings from around the world by Enrico and Luigi Albertis such as weaponry from the Sudan and China, and artefacts from the Mayan civilization.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 16121, Genoa Italy

    Just a few meters from the massive cathedral of San Lorenzo, Chiesa del Gesu is one of the oldest churches in Genoa, originally dating back to the 6th century. While the outside of the church was completely rebuilt in 1894 when the Doge's Palace was strongly renovated, it still houses one of the most gorgeous ceilings in the city. Gilded in gold, and covered in richly-colored paintings, visit the Chiesa at sunset to see everything beautifully illuminated by a natural, ethereal glow.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: La Casa di Colombo, Via di Porta Soprana, 16121, Genoa Italy

    The house is located outside Genoa's 14th-century walls. During the Renaissance, the area became subject to intense building, mainly consisting of public housing. Columbus was born in 1451, and historical documents indicated that Columbus lived here between approximately 1455 and 1470. Currently, the building operates as a museum, under the management of the "Porta Soprana".

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Old Port, Calata Molo Vecchio 15 Magazzini del Cotone, Modulo 5, 16128, Genoa Italy

    Soaked in history and rich in local color, Old Port houses museums, movie theaters, cafes, restaurants, and shops. Renowned architect Renzo Piano redeveloped this area in the 1990s, restoring the historic buildings, like the old cotton warehouse, and creating new landmarks that have become the city’s biggest tourist draws. Genoa remains an important port on the Mediterranean, and this busy harbor is filled to the brim with yachts, ferries, cargo ships, and boats of all sizes.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lanterna di Genova, Rampa della Lanterna, 16126, Genoa Italy

    The Lanterna di Genoa is an ornate ancient lighthouse that has stood since the 12th century but over time has been reconstructed. It stands as the main lighthouse of the harbour and is an iconic landmark of the city. After the tower of Hercules and the Kopu lighthouse, it is the oldest in the world. A large icon of the city of Genoa is present on one side, and the top is crowned with a large glass light. Standing at 76m high it towers over the surrounding area and can be seen for miles.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, 16123, Genoa Italy

    Piazza De Ferrari is the main square of Genoa. Situated in the heart of the city between the historical and the modern center, Piazza De Ferrari is renowned for its fountain, which was restored in recent years along with a major restyling of the square. Today next to Piazza De Ferrari are numerous office buildings, headquarters of banks, insurances and other private companies, making of this district the financial and business centre of Genoa, so that the Genoese popularly refers to it as the "City" of Genoa. At the end of the 19th century, Genoa was the main financial centre of Italy along with Milan, and Piazza De Ferrari was the place where many institutions were established, like the stock exchange, the Credito Italiano, the branch offices of the Bank of Italy, founded in 1893.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Matteotti, Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 16123, Genoa Italy

    Although situated right next to the Piazza De Ferrari, the Piazza Matteotti is a wonderful location in its own right and features a range of historical buildings and sights. Doges Palace sits at one of the of square and is a truly opulent building framed by a series of stone columns, whilst at the other end sits the fabulous San Lorenzo Cathedral. Furthermore, markets are often held here and you can pick up a great bargain after haggling with the locals. Finally, there is also the Church of Saint Ambrogio which is a fantastic building which an ornate interior.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Torri di Porta Soprana, Ravecca47n, Genoa Italy

    Porta Soprana is the best-known gate of the ancient walls of Genoa. After major restorations carried out between the 19th and 20th centuries, it has regained the appearance it supposedly had at the time of the construction of the so-called Barbarossa walls (1150 ca.).

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, West from Piazza Fontane Marose Maddalena, Genoa Italy

    You might expect a street laid out in the 16th and 17th centuries as a setting for palaces of Genoa's richest and most powerful families to be a grand broad avenue, but Via Garibaldi is little more than a lane. It seems even narrower because it is hemmed in on both sides by the grandiose facades of side-by-side palaces. This little street, which lies north of Piazza Ferrari and above the sailors' quarter, is worth walking down even if none of the palaces is open to tour. Its facades present a succession of carved and painted embellishments, frescoes, grand arcades and loggias, balconies, courtyards, and entrances crowned by crests of noble families whose homes these were. So outstanding is this assemblage that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can tour three of these -- Palazzo Rosso, Palazzo Bianco, and Palazzo Tursi - on a single ticket to see the interiors and their superb art collections.
    After the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel or cruise port.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
    • Stazione Marittima, Ponte Dei Mille, 1, 16126 Genova GE, Italy
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • 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
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-224720P341

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