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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 at approximately 6:30 PM.

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.

Genova: Segway Tour

4. 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: Full-Day Tour of Genoa and Portofino

5. 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.

Genoa: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

6. Genoa: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and 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. Start your tour from San Siro, in the center of Genoa. Visit the Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana with its unique architecture and explore Piazza Fontane Marose and the magnificent buildings that surround it. Photograph Santa Maria delle Vigne with its distinct white facade and wonder at the imposing Palazzo San Giorgio with its original interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Lorenzo with black and white stripes and frescoes inside, which houses unique holy relics. Marvel at the palazzo Ducale mansion and admire the Piazza de Ferrari, famous for its bronze fountain.

From Genoa: Camogli Day Trip by Ferry

7. From Genoa: Camogli Day Trip by Ferry

A 4 hours and 30 minutes excursion from Genova to Camogli a typical fisherman's village not so far from genova. with is tall, narraw and coloroud hoause, with the stone beach along the promenade. taste the focaccia with capuccino, our famous breakfast. spend your time to visit Camogli, the little harbour the castle, and walking along the narrow little way The "carruggi". Camogli wait you to show you his very old history of fishermen and old sea traditions. come with us, with our boat to discover Golfo Paradiso villages.

Genoa: Guided Panoramic City Tour with Funicular & Snack

8. 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: 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: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone tour

10. Genoa: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone tour

Do you want to learn interesting information about 10+ of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends (not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore Genoa? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore Genoa in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. Start your tour from San Siro, in the center of Genoa! Visit the Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana with its unique architecture and explore Piazza Fontane Marose with the magnificent buildings that surround it. Photograph Santa Maria delle Vigne with its unique white facade and let yourself be lost in the imposing Palazzo San Giorgio with its unique interior and imposing exterior. Learn about the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Lorenzo with black and white stripes and frescoes inside, which houses unique holy relics. Still the palazzo Ducale mansion will fill the memory of your mobile phone, as it is the heart of Genoa. Admire the Piazza de Ferrari famous for its bronze fountain. The imposing Porta Soprana will captivate you, while Christopher Columbus' House it will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour since it will show you the house of the most famous Genoese ever born!

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What people are saying about Genoa

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 15 reviews

If I had toi gouvernement on this trip again, I'd stay longer in Camogli and Portofino. St Fruttuoso is crowded and overpriced. The trip itself went smoothly, you should however arrive at least 20 minutes in advance to get a decent seat.

First time on a Segway! The guide was super helpful I. Getting us used to it. Thoroughly enjoyed riding these around and so much information!

Very well organised and ferries on time. Fantastic views and beautiful villages. Snorkelling in camogli was amazing

Beautiful cities, the first one Camogli was nice, the trip was worth it 100%

A wonderful boat trip to beautiful villages. Worth the effort!