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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.

Genova: Segway Tour

2. 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.

Aquarium of Genoa Ticket and Whale Watching Cruise

3. Aquarium of Genoa Ticket and Whale Watching Cruise

The exhibition gallery at the Aquarium of Genoa consists of over 70 exhibits and about 12,000 specimen of 600 species, from all the seas of the world. From the rarest species such as manatees – marine mammals that may be at the origin of the legend of mermaids – to the most famous ones such as dolphins, penguins, and sharks – the great predators of the sea; but also jellyfish, seals, and multi-coloured tropical fish species. For the whale-whatching excursion, sail via the sea mammals’ routes in the Pelagos Sanctuary. The boat excursion departs from Genoa, from the pier next to the Aquarium, and lasts 4 hours as you try to see the sea mammals in their natural habitat. Guiding the public through this unique experience will be a marine biologist who, during the excursion, unveils to the participants all the secrets of how to spot the animals, and illustrating the correct behavioural conduct for the observation of the Cetaceans without disturbing them. This educational and fun experience is at the same time suitable for both adults and children who are curious lovers of adventure and nature. Do not forget to bring your camera and sunglasses. The experience is available from March to November.

From Genoa: Full-Day Tour of Genoa and Portofino

4. 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 Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

5. Genoa Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City 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. You'll visit the St. Syrus Basilica, Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana, Piazza Fontane Marose, Santa Maria delle Vigne, the San Giorgio Palaces, Genoa Cathedral, the Doge’s Palace, Piazza De Ferrari, Soprana Gate, and the Christopher Columbus House, where the tour ends.

From Genoa: Camogli Day Trip by Ferry

6. From Genoa: Camogli Day Trip by Ferry

Hop aboard a ferry in Genoa and take a 1-hour trip to Camogli, a typical fishermen's village. Avoid the road traffic and enjoy more time to explore the area. Soak up the coastal atmosphere of the Golfo Paradiso before returning to Genoa at the end of the day. While in Camogli, admire the tall and narrow houses that overlook the beach, and wander down the narrow streets of the village. Stop for focaccia and fresh fish (at your own expense) at one of the local restaurants.

Genoa: Discover the secrets with a Storyteller

7. 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: Aquarium of Genoa and City Guided Walking Tour

8. Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa and City Guided Walking Tour

Walk around the city of Genoa with a local guide on this two-hour city tour. Learn about marine life and biodiversity in the Aquarium of Genoa as well. From Porto Antico, enter the medieval urban fabric of the city, with a particular focus on the Collina di Castello. Reach the Cathedral and the structures built in the Baroque period, touching the architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of the Genoese. Then, head over to the modern part of the city, identifiable with Piazza De Ferrari. Make your way to the Aquarium of Genoa for an immersive and engaging experience with innovative sets, latest generation digital installations, and a completely renewed light and sound design. Interact with the staff who take care of the animals every day, and discover the secrets and curiosities of the ocean.

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What people are saying about Genoa

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We saw a curious sperm whale, a school of striped dolphins leaping out of the water in our wake and 2 schools of tuna jumping in the waves. It was an exciting experience!

Saw a whale and lots of dolphins. The crew was perfect. Much told about the animals and driven carefully. Leave the dolphins after 20 minutes.

Nice experience - it may seem long and boring to navigate but then when you see the animals in the wild it passes you everything is great

Try it even if you are never sure of spotting cetaceans. In this case dolphins and dolphins showed up and played in the waves.

Adorei a visita nas 3 cidades, barcos pontuais e tempo necessário para fazer a visita com tranquilidade.