Delight in breathtaking oceanfront scenery and calming sea breezes as you leave Genoa for the Ligurian coast to independently explore two seaside villages. Stroll along packed beaches in Santa Margherita, a popular resort town where visit 16th-century castles, watch boats bob in the harbor, or relax in Villa Durazzo's gardens. Enjoy a short boat ride to idyllic Portofino, with its dazzling azure bay waters, brightly hued frescoed houses, gothic oratories, and charming cafes.
• Santa Margherita: Admire 16th-century castles, roam Villa Durazzo's lush gardens, or relax beachside at this popular seaside village.
• Portofino: Arrive by boat to the upscale yachting harbor town, brimming with vibrant villas, gothic churches, and glittering sapphire waters.
• Free Time: Enjoy one hour of independent exploration in Santa Margherita, before spending two hours freely roaming Portofino's waterfront streets.
• THIS TOUR IS OPERATED BY A TOUR OPERATOR THAT HAS BEEN THIRD-PARTY VERIFIED TO AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD.
What To Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
What To Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes with non-slip soles
• Conservative attire required at religious sites
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
• An escort will be on coach to answer questions.
• Tour does not include lunch or entrance fees.
• No exposed shoulders or knees at religious sites.
• Guests failing to meet return bus are responsible for finding their own way back to ship.
• Drive to St. Margherita approximately 45 minutes; boat ride to Portofino approximately 30 minutes.
• Mariner of the Seas: Tour only for guests debarking in the port of Civitavecchia.