Join this private walking tour from the picturesque village of Santa Margherita Ligure to the Portofino's Marine Protected Area. Try a relaxing kayak excursion: discover breathtaking beaches as well as ancient traditions!
A delightful tour from Santa Margherita Ligure
The regione of Liguria is a land rich in natural beauties, and it offers a wide variety of landscapes that harmoniously goes from the sea to the mountains. Here there are a lot of destinations of great interest to visit in the region, such as the countless charming villages and towns perched on the Ligurian Coast, where you can discover breathtaking beaches as well as ancient traditions and great food.
You will begin your walking tour from the heart of the picturesque village of Santa Margherita Ligure, which was once called the "salotto" of the entire Gulf Tigullio, buildings colorfully painted in bright colors, the troump d'oeil painted palaces and charming villas surrounded by elegant gardens and parks. A classy beautiful resort town, Santa Margherita is popular amongst the well to do Italians. You will meet your private guide at Santa Margherita railway station or at your centrally located hotel in the city.
Hidden Cove of Portofino
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. Portofino 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. For those visiting the Liguria region, a stop in Portofino is a prerequisite.
From Santa Margherita, you'll reach Portofino, a small fishing village which is now the center of élite tourism. The high class and world famous vacation resorts' overlooking the picturesque harbour was brought to the world's stage by famous celebrities and artistic visitors. The clear inviting water, the brightly coloured buildings, the dense Mediterranean vegetation on hills is one of the many features that highlight the beauty of Portofino. You'll catch sightings of the 14th century Castello Brown, Church of St. Martin and St. George that sites perching on the cliffs and the Gothic styled Oratory of Satan Maria Assunta.
Memorable kayak experience of Portofino's Marine Protected Area
The day continues with a kayak tour. With the professional instructor you will have the chance to admire the village and its uncontaminated coast from a different perspective. It's an excursion for all, that lasts about an hour and a half in company of a kayak instructor and your environmental guide.
You will immerse yourself in this natural aquarium experiencing a unique eXPerience, discovering the hidden treasures: for example, you can admire the Posidonia oceanica grassland, a sea grass that grows on seabeds with little accentuated slopes and where different species of fish are hidden like scorpion fish , sea bream and sea bass. At the end of the eXPerience, you will return to the starting point.
Other eXPeriences in Liguria
We also suggest you the Private Walking Tour in Santa Margherita, Portofino and San Fruttuoso, departing from Santa Margherita, the Private Tour of Cinque Terre, with Wine Tasting, the Private Tour of the Portofino Gulf by boat from Lavagna, with lunch included and the Private tour and hiking in Portofino Natural Park, with lunch included.