Castle of Rapallo

Portofino & the Tigullio Gulf: Private Guided Day Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Discover the beauty of Portofino and the traditions of this ancient fishing village
  • Admire the colorful houses of Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Try local products such as pesto, focaccia, marinated anchovies, and white wine
The Tigullio Gulf boasts beautiful villas, exotic gardens, luxurious hotels, and exclusive restaurants. Enjoy a private full-day group tour of the area, exploring ancient Portofino, colorful Santa Margherita Ligure, and the fortified town of Chiavari.
What to Expect
The meeting point for this 7-hour private group tour is in Rapallo, in front of the main pier where the ferries depart. You’ll take a public boat to Portofino, an ancient fishing village, that was a natural port of strategic importance during the Roman period.

Admire the village as the boat docks. You’ll see oaks and pines lining the rocky coast, colored houses, and beautiful gardens that are all typical Mediterranean elements that have inspired artists from around the world.

Once in town you can choose to take a walk up to the Church of Saint George, to the Brown Castle, and to the lighthouse or sit and enjoy a drink or a gelato in the famous piazzetta.

From Portofino you’ll continue by boat or public bus to Santa Margherita Ligure. Admire the colored houses that surround the Baroque Church of Saint Margaret and the narrow alleys lined with shops. Many sailing races begin from the harbor here.

You’ll find many possibilities for a tasty lunch. Pizza and focaccia, pasta with pesto and green beans, homemade pasta with zucchini and shrimp, and grilled local fish are all on offer!

In the afternoon you’ll continue by train to Chiavari, a small town built around a river and fortified by the powerful Republic of Genova in the Middle Ages. You’ll see many of the ancient porticos, marble columns, doors with slate sculptures, and well-maintained old shops that house pasticcerie, bars, bakeries, and pharmacies.

The tour ends at the Chiavari rail station.
What's Included
  • 7-hour guided tour
  • Local certified guide
What's Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
Meeting Point

The meeting point is in Rapallo, at the main tourist pier where the ferries depart. The guide will be holding a sign bearing your name.

From $296 Per group up to 30

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