Visit the Exclusive Pearls of Liguria by Boat
Duration 12h : 45m
20 participants maximum
• Self-guided visit of Portofino and San Fruttuoso
• Free time to take a swim in the sea
Discover the beauty of Portofino and enjoy views of the port as you savor an appetizer in the town square. Take the boat to San Fruttuoso to visit the extraordinary Abbey of San Fruttoso di Capodimonte and enjoy a swim and some time at a nearby beach.
The splendid bay of Portofino is like a jewel set in the lush greenery of the Promontory. With its tall, colourful houses huddled in a semicircle around the Piazzetta, or town square, Portofino, once a typical Ligurian fishing village, is now one of the world’s most acclaimed resorts. An exclusive destination attracting international tourism, its atmosphere still offers a taste of bygone days with the timeless traditions connected to the sea and the painstaking artisan crafts which embody the colours and scents of Liguria. Upon arrival you will be offered a tasty appetizer in the small square overlooking the little port. A visit to the Church of San Giorgio or Brown Castle, a stroll down to the lighthouse or a hike along any of the numerous pathways over the mountain down to the village of San Fruttuoso offer delightful sensations, enhanced by the views of spectacular nature drenched in Mediterranean sunshine. Subsequently the boat arrives in San Fruttuoso, a small fishing village located in a splendid bay at the foot of Mount Portofino, reachable only by sea or on foot, following the trails of Portofino Park. The extraordinary spot is dominated by the Abbey of San Fruttuoso di Capodimonte. This splendid monument, now part of the heritage of FAI - the Italian Environment Found - has extremely old origins, dating back to the 8th century. Around the abbey develop a small beach, a church, the tower of the Doria and a few fishermen’s cottages that are reflected in emerald blue sea, on a dark green background of pine trees. Here we have free time for a nice relaxing bath in the limpid and crystalline water or sunbathing on the beach. An underwater statue of Christ, known as the Christ of the Depths, protector of divers, stands at the bottom of the Bay.
• Drop off service: € 6,00 per person
• Lunch in a traditional restaurant: € 25,00 per person (50% discount for children available)
The itinerary may be changed due to acts of force majeure, such us strikes, bad weather etc.
*This tour is only available between June 1st and September 30th 2016.
The tour includes:
Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
Expert multilingual escorts
Welcome drink in Portofino
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
Stazione di Santa Maria Novella, Via Luigi Alamanni, 2, 50123 Firenze, Italia
Meeting point: Florence, inside Santa Maria Novella train station, in front of the pharmacy with the green cross
Departure time: 07:15 am (check in closes 15min before departure)
Return point: Florence, Santa Maria novella train station
Return time: around 08:00 pm