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Best of Portofino: Boat and Walking Tour, Pesto Cooking and Lunch

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    Stop At: Riviera di Levante, Santa Margherita Ligure Italy

    Meeting in the morning with our professional tour leader in Santa Margherita Ligure near the ferry boat pier and enjoy the unforgettable Italian Riviera coast on the way to Portofino.

    The colors of the painted facades, the blue of the sea and the green of the mountain, will accompany you along this pleasant tour until the famous “Piazzetta”.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, 16034 Portofino Italy

    Then explore Portofino by foot: passing through the small roadways of this magical village, it is possible to see the tall and narrow houses with pastel coloured façades. Continue right up to the Church of S. Giorgio to admire the scenery, take photos from the harbour brimming with boats and yachts.

    The focaccia tasting in the local bakery will make you feel better.

    Finish your Portofino experience with a pesto cooking lesson and then have lunch sitting comfortably on the waterfront at an outdoor table overlooking the liveliness of the shops and boutiques.

    The tour will end here. You have the opportunity to enjoy some free time tasting an ice-cream, exploring the worldwide famous Piazzetta or hiking along the walking trails of the Portofino Natural Park. Then come back to Santa Margherita Ligure by boat with the included tickets.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    16038 Santa Margherita Ligure, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    16034 Portofino, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
    • Pesto cooking class
    • Light lunch in Portofino on the harbour
    • Tasting of the unforgettable Focaccia
    • Professional tour leader
    • Round-trip ferry boat tickets from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino
    • Transportation to/from meeting point
    • Everything not listed in "Inclusions"
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • Subject to favorable weather and sea conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Ferry boat tickets are included and will be collected at the meeting point on the day of the tour
    • Family friendly
    • Comfortable shoes, hat sunglasses are recommended witha bottle of water
    • Light lunch includes the traditional Trofie al Pesto, a glass of wine, water and coffee
    • Lunch is suitable for vegeterians
    • The tour ends in Portofino. You will receive a round-trip ferry boat ticket to come back to Santa Margherita in the same day at your own preference
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    We ended up having a private tour with Francesca and loved everything about it. We took a boat from Santa Margherita to Portofino then enjoyed an informative walking tour. We stopped at the local bakery for some delicious fresh focaccia then learned how to make...More

    Thank JudyHannon
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    After travelling around Italy for a week, our family met up with 16 friends and set out on a 7 days cruise. Our last day before returning home was spent in Portofino with Gabriele and Francesca - what an unforgettable day! I am the Julie...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank tber
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    What a great tour Small group of 6. great ferry ride along the coast. Got to see Portofino with a very knowledgeable local, Gabriel. Then we got to make and eat pesto. Great trip will give us many memories. Highly recommend. 👍👍

    Thank myvida2
    Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

    The walking tour and pesto making experience was so much fun. Our tour guide Francesca was a local who was knowledgeable, friendly and such a delight to be with. It’s really worth it to have a guide to take you around and get you started...More

    1  Thank nancybev2018
    222francescan, Manager at Experience My Portofino, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

    Dear Nancy, thank you for your lovely message. In Portofino they are still smelling the scent of your delicious Pesto!!! Take care and 'Arrivederci'

    Reviewed 21 May 2019

    Francesca and this tour were both wonderful! Highly recommend. Meeting was easy at the ferry and we gained lots of interesting info and cultural insights on the boat ride to Portofino. After stopping for authentic and amazing focaccia (a must!), we then had a nice...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank chrisnass
    GabrieleR1591, General Manager at Experience My Portofino, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Dear Chris, it was an amazing day!!! Hope to see you soon!!! You are not far!!! Thank you very much for your review! Francesca

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