Portofino tours include explorations of wine regions like the Cinque Terre, diving excursions in the Marine Protected Area, and cruises of the Mediterranean to places like Genoa and Santa Margherita Ligure. There are guided group tours as well as private Portofino tours for those people who wish to go it alone. There are luxury options for virtually everything in Portofino, and tours are no exception. And even though this popular vacation destination is most closely associated with designer shopping, fine dining, yachts, and luxury hotels, there is also a fine selection of cultural sites, as well as plenty of opportunities to explore the breathtaking coastline and countryside of northwestern Italy.
One of the most popular itineraries for Portofino Italy tours is of the historic part of the city. The Piazzetta (or main town square) is a great starting point from which to venture out to the Castello Brown and Chiesa di San Giorgio. Virtually everything is expensive in Portofino, but one thing that is not is the natural beauty of the port town itself. You can always opt for one of the guided Portofino tours, but this town was made for walking. Also, there is something beautiful around every turn, from the boats in the harbor and the waterfront lined with pastel houses and hotels to the turquoise sea itself. The best way to get to know Portofino is to set out on your own by foot. You can even take a nature trail that will lead you all the way to nearby Santa Margherita Ligure.
The Castello Brown was built in the 1600s to ward off invading Turks into northwestern Italy. It has remained an important cultural attraction from centuries and visitors to Portofino can tour the formidable structure daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. between the months of April and October.
The Castello Brown and the underwater statue of Christ of the Abyss in San Fruttuoso Bay are the two most notable attractions and the centerpieces of many Portofino tours. You can also hike across the breathtaking Monte Portofino Promontory, which leads to the Bay of San Fruttuoso. This vacation destination is a place where you make your own tour and forge your own adventures and excursions. You can hike the lovely countryside or charter a boat to explore the picturesque Mediterranean coast of the Italian Riviera.
This area of the Italian Riviera is one of the most enviable places because of its close proximity to other destinations like Camogli, Genoa, and Santa Margherita Ligure. Many people choose to take a daytrip to Camogli to the north or Santa Margherita Ligure to the east. You will have no problem working out details for your tours, as every hotel offers a multilingual staff that is prepared to assist with the needs of the international travelers that pass through Portofino. Whatever you have on deck, you are guaranteed to have a memorable time in this lovely part of northwestern Italy.