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Private Italian Riviera Tour

Portofino - Village
Rapallo - Golfo di RapalloRapallo - LungomarePortofino - Night ViewPortofino - Day ViewPortofino - HarborCamogli - Trompe L'oeil detailCamogli - Santa Maria Assunta BasilicaCamogli - HarbourRapallo - Castle

From: $181.06

tour duration

7 Hours

start time

10:00 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

April to October

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your full day Private Italian Riviera Tour will take you on a fascinating journey to discover the lovely towns of Rapallo, Portofino and Camogli!

Your driver and your guide will meet you at your accommodation in Genova to take you on a full day excursion. The journey will start immediately while you enjoy the enchanting views from the car.

Your fist stop will be the charming Rapallo. This beautiful village is famous for its unique location, lovely streets and buildings and amazing food! Artists and writers from all over the world decided to spend here their winters or to retire in this little paradise! Your guide will unveil in front of your eyes the little gems hidden in this city. After your tour you will taste the delicious local food! Enjoy the typical pesto sauce, bruschette, cheeses and cold cuts.

After the tasting you will have some free time. We suggest to enjoy a mouth-watering lunch in one of the many characteristic Rapallo’s restaurants or to keep exploring the town!

Be sure to be back on time to continue your tour to Portofino!

The lovely fisherman village of Portofino is well known around the world for its unique harbour and its popularity among famous visitors! The town was built around a very small harbour; its houses are all painted in bright colors. Many luxurious villas were built here during the 19th and 20th centuries by the European aristocracy. Your guide will help you to discover the lovely city centre, with its characteristic buildings and charming churches. 

At the end of the tour you will meet again your driver that will bring you to your next destination: Camogli. This is a charming tiny fisherman village located on the Golfo Paradiso; it is part of the Portofino Marine Protected Area. Enjoy the tour of this lovely town; Camogli will offer you stunning views from its harbour, colourful houses, beautiful Churches and a lovely little medieval castle!

At the end of your tour your driver will bring you back to your hotel in Genoa.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Expert local English speaking guide

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Visit of Rapallo

– Visit of Portofino

– Visit of Camogli

– Food Tasting

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Rapallo

– Portofino

– Camogli

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travellers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
7 hours

Return details:

Drop-off at your accommodation

Rapallo

Rapallo - Golfo di Rapallo
Rapallo - PanoramaRapallo - LungomareRapallo - Castle

Rapallo is a lovely village located on the charming Ligurian Sea coast, close to the famous town of Portofino.

Rapallo was founded around the 8th century BC; it is still uncertain if the first settlement was Greek or Etruscan. After the Roman domination the city passed under the Republic of Genoa.

Unfortunately during the 16th century Rapallo was attacked and devastated many times from the sea. In order to protect the village and its inhabitants the Castello sul Mare, Castle on the Sea, was built.

in 1815 Rapallo became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia; in 1861 it was annexed to the newly born Italian Kingdom.

Thanks to its lovely location and its mild climate the town became very popular among the rich Europeans. Many gorgeous Villas where built in the hills located right behind the village. Artists and writers from all over the world decided to spend here their winters or to retire in this little paradise!

One of the first Italian Golf Courses opened here in 1930.

Things to see

After enjoying the breathtaking panoramas and lovely streets and buildings, tourists can visit many interesting historical sites.

Rapallo can counts on two charming castles, the Castello sul Mare and the Castello di Punta Pagana, both built between the 16th and 17th centuries. Interesting are also the Tower of the Fieschi and the Torre Civica, both erected during the 15th century, or the beautiful Porta delle Saline, the only gate that survived from the roman fortification. There are also several delightful churches worth a visit!

Cinque Terre

Manarola - Cinque Terre - view
Vernazza - Cinque Terre - viewVernazza - Cinque Terre - boatsManarola - Cinque Terre - housesRiomaggiore - Cinque Terre - sea viewCorniglia - Cinque terre - viewRiomaggiore - Cinque Terre - sea

A large area located on the Italian Riviera in Liguria, the Cinque Terre spreads over lush hills and the turquoise coast, and encompasses the villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The land, coast and villages are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

The only ways to reach or explore Cinque Terre is by way of trains, ferries and hiking trails. Part of the appeal of the area is its relatively untouched and urbanization-free appearance, the villages having retained their rural charm throughout the centuries.

Things to see

Monterosso and Vernazza are the oldest villages, having been built during the 11th century. The others appeared later due to strong influences from the Republic of Genoa. These villages were relatively small, relying on fishing as their main industry, then later wine. During the 16th century, several forts and towers were built or renovated to defend against Turkish raids, a number of these structures still standing today.

The Cinque Terre area experienced a sharp decline during the 17th century, in part due to the villages’ isolation from the rest of the country. This did not change until the mid-1900s, when tourism developed and grew; today, the Cinque Terre National Park is one of the most popular attractions in Northern Italy, capitalizing on ecotourism and food & wine tourism