3 days exploring the best of Genoa and Portofino's food traditions
Join this exciting 3-days tour that will give you the opportunity to visit Genoa and Portofino, two wonderful gems of the Liguria region. Discover the art and architecture of Genoa, with its old town full of charming alleys, and Portofino, with its romantic bay.
3-Days Private Escorted activity of Genoa and Portofino's traditions highlights:
- Visit Genoa and Portofino, two wonderful gems in the Ligurian Coast
- Explore the wonderful historic centers of those beautiful cities
- Discover the most famous monuments and the ancient cuisine of the region
- Enjoy a tour of Portofino, a wonderful sea-side city with a magical atmosphere
- Learn how to make the famous "pesto" sauce, symbol of the Ligurian culinary traditions
With this 3-day escorted tour you will have the opportunity to visit Genoa and Portofino, two of the most important destinations in Liguria. The package includes 2 overnight stays in a boutique Bed&Breakfast, a guided tour of Genoa and a tasting of pesto in Portofino.
Day 1 - Arrival in Genoa
Independent arrival in Genoa and accommodation in an elegant boutique B&b located in the center of the city.
Day 2 - Private tour of Genoa
The second day of the tour is dedicated to a half-day guided tour of Genoa. Your accredited private guide will lead you to the discovery of the most famous monuments and its ancient cuisine. Admire the prestigious buildings of the 15th century, which have grant the city to be listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the amazingly painted Rolli Palaces.
You will also have the chance to discover more about Genoa's ultra centenarian food tradtion, revealed by the fried seafood and traditional fried croquettes, the friscieu, sold at every corner by the traditional friggitorie, by the old pastry shop whose habituè was once Giuseppe Verdi.
Enjoy a stroll in this fascinating city, rich in flavors and culinary traditions, squeezed between mountains and the sea, a crossroads of peoples and cultures. In the afternoon you will have some free time to explore on your own this unique port city, where you can visit its centuries-old craft-shops and pastry shop.
Day 3 - Portofino and departure
The last day of the escorted tour is dedicated to the visit of Portofino, splendid sea-side town. The package includes a tasting of "pesto" sauce, the typical dish of this region. You will be greeted by a local producer for a special lecture and unique experience.
You will learn the secrets of the famous pesto sauce, using traditional instruments such as the "mortar and pestle".
Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, you can also try local products such as focaccia and other traditional specialties, tasting some great local wines. During the rest of the day you can explore the fantastic villages and the stunning natural landscape of the National Park of Portofino.
Before departure, you will enjoy some free time to explore the city and its harbor.
- Day 1: Arrival in Genoa
- Day 2: Private Tour of Genoa
- Day 3: Portofino and departure
- 2 nights in a 4* hotel in Genoa's city centre
- 2 breakfasts
- 1 half-day tour in the center of Genoa
- 1 pesto cooking lesson in Portofino
- Transfer to reach the meeting point
- Entrance tickets
- Tips (optional)
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
Upon request, we can also organize a private transfer service to reach the Cinque Terre.
Please consider that this tour includes a walking and standing part. We suggest bringing with you hiking shoes, drinking water, sunglasses, hat, camera, and depending on the weather conditions also rain cloths.
Please inform us in advance about any food allergy or dietary restriction.
Due to extraordinary or to unforeseen circumstances, acts of force majeure the tours might be subject to change.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.