Portofino 8 days

Day 1 – Welcome to the Park of Portofino !!

Arrival in the Park of Portofino. Welcome Meeting with an insider of Dafne Viaggi.

Day 2 – Hike from Santa Margherita to Portofino

Easy path suitable for everybody (about 2.5h, elevation gain and loss of about 250m), which allows you to discover the eastern side of the promontory, with panoramic views over the bay of Paraggi, the Abbey of Cervara and across the Gulf of Tigullio. The route also runs through the area above the valley of the mills until you reach the Mill “Gassetta” and the village of Portofino.

Day 3 – Kayaking and Snorkeling

Discover the Park of Portofino by the sea from the Bay of Paraggi with green and crystal clear water! From the kayak you can see steep cliffs of conglomerate covered by scrub and pine trees and colorful tower shaped houses, while, with masks and fins, you will discover the beautiful backdrops of the Marine Protected Area.

Day 4 – The Forts of Genoa and the city center

Genoa has the largest medieval old town in Europe, enclosed by massive walls built in the seventeenth century to protect the port. The area in front of the old harbor is characterized by narrow streets overlooking the sea and from here, with the historic funicular, you will climb up towards the walls and forts built on the mountain slope. A scenic road, built in the past for military purposes, offers wonderful views of the city and the promontory of Portofino.

Day 5 – Hike from Camogli to the War World Two “Bunkers” to Punta Chiappa

From the village of Camogli, unique for its traditions and stories of sailors, you climbs a steep path of bricks up to San Rocco di Camogli, one of the “gates” to the regional park and its trails. From here you continue to the “Bunkers”, where you can visit the fortifications of World War II, recently restored, and then continue downhill towards Punta Chiappa (a total distance of approximately 3 hours, elevation gain and loss of about 250m), an outcrop of hard conglomerate extends towards the deep sea. From there you can continue with the public boat to San Fruttuoso or return to Camogli.

Day 6 – Day on your own

A day on your own dedicated to visit what is most interesting for you or simply to relax and enjoy the beaches of the Eastern Riviera (we will provide a file with more suggestions).

Day 7 – Sestri Levante to Punta Manara

A romantic and magic village: Sestri Levante is actually enclosed between two bays, the Silence Bay and the the Fairy Tale Bay. From the village, visited in the past by many artists and writers, you climb to Punta Manara to admire the panoramic view from where still stand the ruins of a watchtower, then return to Sestri or continue to Riva Trigoso.

Day 8 – Departure

 

Total price per person (based on 2 people)

Low Season: € 770

High Season: € 960

 

The fee includes:

• 7 nights in B & B or Hotel ** / *** in Santa Margherita Ligure (or Gulf of Tigullio) with B & B

• Meeting with Our operator introduction to the tour

• Information material, book and map of the Park of Portofino

• Availability 24/24 of Our local insider

• Detailed descriptions of the path for days 2, 4, 5, 7

• Transfers by train for days 4, 5 and 7

• Transfer by boat for day 2

• Transfer by funicular for day 4

• Kayak Excursion for day 3

The price does not include:

• Lunches, Dinners, entrance fees to museums and everything not mentioned in “the price includes”

 

PROPOSAL 2 –  8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

Day 1 – Welcome to the Park of Portofino !!

Arrival in the Park of Portofino. Welcome Meeting with an insider of Dafne Viaggi.

Day 2 – Hike from Santa Margherita to Portofino

Easy path suitable for everybody (about 2.5h, elevation gain and loss about of 250m), which allows you to discover the eastern side of the promontory, with panoramic views over the bay of Paraggi, the Abbey of Cervara and across the Gulf of Tigullio. The route also runs through the area above the valley of the mills until you reach the Mill “Gassetta” and the village of Portofino.

Day 3 – Kayaking and Snorkeling

Discover the Park of Portofino by the sea from the Bay of Paraggi with green and crystal clear water! From the kayak you can see steep cliffs of conglomerate covered by scrub and pine trees and colorful tower shaped houses, while, with masks and fins, you will discover the beautiful backdrops of the Marine Protected Area.

Day 4 – The Forts of Genoa and the city center

Genoa has the largest medieval old town in Europe, enclosed by massive walls built in the seventeenth century to protect the port. The area in front of the old harbor is characterized by narrow streets overlooking the sea and from here, with the historic funicular, you will climb up towards the walls and forts built on the mountain slope. A scenic road, built in the past for military purposes, offers wonderful views of the city and the promontory of Portofino.

Day 5 – Hike from Camogli to the War World Two “Bunkers” to Punta Chiappa

From the village of Camogli, unique for its traditions and stories of sailors, you climbs a steep path of bricks up to San Rocco di Camogli, one of the “gates” to the regional park and its trails. From here you continue to the “Bunkers”, where you can visit the fortifications of World War II, recently restored, and then continue downhill towards Punta Chiappa (a total distance of approximately 3 hours, elevation gain and loss about of 250m), an outcrop of hard conglomerate extends towards the deep sea. From there you can continue with the public boat to San Fruttuoso or return to Camogli.

Day 6 – Traditional cuisine

To discover the traditions of a region there is nothing better than to try the local cuisine and discover the typical products! The day is dedicated to the preparation and tasting of some regional dishes with the guidance of professional chefs. In the afternoon a tasting of wine from Tigullio and the Western Liguria.

Day 7 – Sestri Levante to Punta Manara

A romantic and magic village: Sestri Levante is actually enclosed between two bays, the Silence Bay and the the Fairy Tale Bay. From the village, visited in the past by many artists and writers, you climb to Punta Manara to admire the panoramic view from where still stand the ruins of a watchtower, then return to Sestri or continue to Riva Trigoso.

Day 8 – Departure

 

Total price per person (based on 2 people)

Low Season: € 960

High Season: € 1,150

 

The fee includes:

• 7 nights in B & B or Hotel ** / *** in Santa Margherita Ligure (or Gulf of Tigullio) with B & B

• Meeting with Our operator introduction to the tour

• Information material, book and map of the Park of Portofino

• Availability 24/24 of Our local insider

• Detailed descriptions of the path for days 2, 4, 5, 7

• Transfers by train for days 4, 5 and 7

• Transfer by boat for day 2

• Transfer by funicular for day 4

• Kayak Excursion for day 3

• Cooking classe, wine tasting and lunch for day 6

The price does not include:

• Lunches, Dinners, entrance fees to museums and everything not mentioned in “the price includes”