Genoa and Portofino - day trip from Milan ★★★★★(7)

  • Coach
  • Boat
  • Full day
  • Headphones
  • Tour guide

Your trip

Discover Genoa, a city with a glorious past! Spend your morning in the Birthplace of Christopher Columbus which today is one of the most charming cities in Northern Italy. Finish your day in Portofino, the pearl of the Ligurian sea with its quintessential feel and crystalline green waters.


  • Guided walking tour of Genoa
  • Boat cruise from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino
  • Free time to explore charming Portofino 
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Pick up from centrally located hotels (if option selected) 

The biggest medieval town in Europe, Genoa maintains the charm of the ancient maritime republic. The Ancient Harbour renovated in 1992 by the architect Renzo Piano and the labyrinth of narrow alleyways in the old town are just two of the many attractions of this city. On arrival in Genoa downtown, a professional guide will show you the heart of the city on an inspiring walking tour.
After free time for lunch, visit the colourful village of Santa Margherita Ligure on the Tigullio gulf, nicknamed the Dolphins Gulf due to the lange school of dolphins that are often spotted there. Here you take the boat for a mini-cruise to the charming fishing village of Portofino, a half-moon shaped sea side village whose beauty has been narrated across the millennia by writers and poets such as Guy de Maupassant.
The journey ends with the return by boat to Santa Margherita, where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan.


Tour in english only every Thursday and Saturday
- Milan Visitor Center / Zani Viaggi Agency: Largo Cairoli, 18 (MM1 Cairoli - MM2 Lanza)- View Google Map

PICK UP(if option selected)
Starting from 6:00 am it is possible to have the pickup from centrally-located hotels

10 hours

Returns to original departure point


- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Guided tour of Genoa
- Boat trip from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino
- English speaking guide - Hotel pickup (if option selected)

- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified

- Our Pick up service takes place in the center of Milan. The bus takes approximately one hour to Pick up all of the passengers, subject to traffic conditions and the number of passengers booked for that particular tour. For this reason, pick up times are shown as an interval "Starting from 6:00" means that we will pick up you at your hotel at 6:00 or after in order to be in time for the beginning of the tour. - Times subjected to organization and/or traffic problem


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7 Reviews

- 25-09-2018 -


The tour has been well organised. The tour leader from Zani Viaggi was very good and we learned a lot of interesting information on the way. We liked the itinerary and enjoyed the allocated free time in Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. The tour guide in Genoa was very knowledgeable as well and gave a good tour of the city. I would definitely recommend this tour to other travellers.

- 20-09-2017 -

Anonymous ATAIWAN

The timeline of each spot are quite scheduled. We have lots of spare time to do whatever we want. The only disadvantage is that the guide leader(not including tourist guide of Genova) looks like not quite enthusiastic to communication with customer ...

- 27-09-2016 -

Giuseppe D

Che piacevole giornata! Grazie a tutti. Aggiungerei la possibilità di fermarsi un giorno in più. Cordialmente

- 24-08-2016 -


Gita interessante con il mio gruppo di amici. Tutto molto ben organizzato

- 18-08-2016 -

Beatrice RITALIA

A parte il caldo davvero torrido è stata una giornata molto positiva. E' un tour che mi permetto di consigliare. Tutto è migliorabile, ma noi ci siamo trovati davvero bene

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