Private Genoa City Highlights
Private Genoa City Highlights
Departing from the Port of Genoa, this daylong private tour takes you along the breathtaking coast of the Italian Riviera, through the Medieval fishing village of Camogli, and into the heart of historic Genoa. Ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for a personalized tour of Italy's countryside.
Your personal driver will pick you up to begin your sightseeing trek along the coast of the Ligurian Sea on the Italian Riviera. In less than an hour, you will arrive in Camogli, a quaint Medieval village of fishermen and sailors. In Camogli, you'll find centuries old buildings painted in bright hues of pink, yellow, and green lining the shore. Walk through the village among the fragrant wild rosemary and lavender, citrus and olive trees, under boughs of myrtle and laurel. Stop to purchase a sample of the village's famous focaccia bread, heralded as the best in the world, before boarding a ferry for a short ride across the bay to San Fruttuoso.
Once there, you'll discover the secluded seaside Abbey of San Fruttuoso, originally built in the 10th century by Greek monks. Wander its ancient terraces and take in the spectacular view of crystal blue water and dramatic cliffs beyond the cove. You'll have time to purchase a leisurely lunch at one of the village's picturesque cafes for an authentic taste of one of Italy's most charming regions.
In the afternoon, meet your driver for your trip back up the coastal road to Genoa, where you'll have the opportunity to view the city's most important sites. Situated in the heart of Genoa, the Piazza Ferrari is an incredible and newly restored fountain. Wander into the Palazzo Ducale, a 13th century palace that was once home to the Doges of Genoa during the Holy Roman Empire. Currently, it's a museum where you can marvel at the restored frescoes and incredible art exhibits. Take a stroll along the cobblestones of the Via Garibaldi in the historical center of Genoa and stop at one of the many cafes housed in the 16th century palazzos that line the street. Finally, take in the view from the Belvedere Catelletto, a raised walkway along an ancient aqueduct featuring gorgeous panoramas of Genoa. Then meet your driver for the short trip back to the Port of Genoa.
This daylong private tour of Genoa and Camogli is a must during your stop along the Ligurian Sea. Be prepared to be charmed by the astonishing scenery, historic architecture, and wonderful cuisine found only in Genoa.
Please Note: Please note, a visit to Camogli is included in this tour from April to October. From November to March, the stop in Camogli is not included as the boats for San Fruttuoso are not in operation during this time. Instead, guests who take this tour during this time, are given extra free time in the city of Genoa. Each group of 8 guests will be accommodated in a minivan. You will notice an increase in price for groups over 8 passengers, as larger groups will be accommodated with a larger vehicle. You are welcome to split larger groups and book multiple minivans (maximum 8 guests per minivan) if you do not require your group to travel on one larger vehicle.
This tour does not include entry fees, admissions, or the ferry to San Fruttuoso. The approximate cost for the ferry is 10 EUR per person, and should be paid directly when boarding the ferry.
This was an excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had so much information for us. He took us all over and showed us so many beautiful places. We enjoyed it a lot!