Come along to this private walking tour in Santa Margherita Ligure to visit the charming villas and then we will take a panoramic trip to the colorful bay of Portofino. After the eventful tour, we will take another tour to the amazing San Fruttuoso, where a medieval Abbey is built on the pebble beach.
Delightful Private Walking Tour in Santa Margherita
You will meet your local private guide in Santa Margherita Ligure railway station or at your hotel in Santa Margherita. This walking tour really highlights the picturesque villages in the heart of Portofino Natural Park: Santa Margherita, Portofino and San Fruttuoso. The tour starts in the picturesque village of Santa Margherita Ligure, where it was once called the "salotto" of the entire Tigullio Gulf.
Its famous troump d'oeil painted palaces will fascinate you. As you walk among the charming villas, take note of the surrounding elegant gardens and parks. From Santa Margherita's harbor, you'll be taken to Portofino by boat (weather and sea conditions permitting; otherwise, you'll take the public bus) that will offer you a panoramic view of the Italian Riviera.
The colourful Portofino: a trip of a lifetime
One of the major attractions of the Ligurian Coast, the wonderful village of Portofino is certainly one of the main attractions not to be missed in Northern Italy. It is a tourist destination of great popularity due to its natural heritage but also for the elegant atmosphere and the chic shops that characterize the colorful streets of the city center.
Like a pearl set in the lush greenery of the promontory, Portofino is a colorful bay on the Italian Riviera which is on everyone's list of places to visit! This center of élite tourism, once a small fishing village and still optimally preserved, is not only the playground for rich and famous but because of its position and preserved park and marina it offers a different kind of outdoor experiences! In this place, if you want, you can taste the famous Genoese focaccia that comes in many version and ingredients.
The Virgin Cove of San Fruttuoso
Nestled between Camogli and Portofino, the picturesque town of San Fruttuoso is one of the most charming destinations in the region of Liguria. You will take another boat to San Fruttuoso** to reach to this virgin cove of the most intense blue water with a medieval abbey built right on the pebble beach.
The image sets to the time where San Fruttuoso remained untouched by time and people. The Abbey was restored and now being protected by the Italian National Trust, it is definitely a unique place to be. At the end of this fantastic and unique eXPerience, you will return to the departure point.
**In case of bad weather or sea conditions, public boats can be cancelled and it won't be possible to reach San Fruttuoso. Alternatively, you will visit the picturesque fishing village of Camogli with a short train round trip from Santa Margherita Ligure.
Other eXPeriences in Liguria
We also suggest you the Private Tour of Cinque Terre, with Wine Tasting, the Private Tour of the Portofino Gulf by boat from Lavagna, with lunch included, the Private tour and hiking in Portofino Natural Park, with lunch included, the Private Boat Tour in Portofino Gulf, with aperitif on board and the Private tour from port of La Spezia to Portofino, San Fruttuoso and Rapallo.