FASCINATING CRUISE AMONG THE GEMS OF THE RIVIERA DI LEVANTE

  • Port

    Genoa

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Swimming, Shopping, Lunch not included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR65.0

  • Duration in hours

    6.5

  • Shore excursion code

    02R2

Description

The Riviera di Levante features many gems ready to be showcased: what better way to admire them if not from the sea on a private cruise? Among cliffs and wooded slopes, the magnificent fishing towns of Portofino and Camogli appear perfect before us to be discovered on foot leisurely as well as the fascinating outline of the Abbey of San Fruttuoso that seems to emerge from the blue waters.



What we will see
  • Private cruise along Riviera di Levante
  • Portofino and Castello Brown
  • Stop at sea in front of the Abbey of San Fruttuoso
  • Camogli and Dragonara castle


What we will do
  • We get on a private boat to and enjoy a lovely cruise along the coast of Riviera di Levante and its wonderful bays.
  • As the boat glides through the blue waters, we admire the amazing views appearing before our eyes in an elegant combination between man-made and natural wonders set in a landscape made of wooded slopes slipping into the sea, colourful fishing towns and inaccessible cliffs.
  • We drop anchor at the lovely town of Portofino overlooking a small bay, one of the symbols of Liguria and Mediterranean tourism famous for its elegance and dolce vita.
  • Once there, we have some free time available to explore the town centre at leisure: we can stroll along the seafront where colourful picturesque houses frame the famous square and harbours, lose ourselves among the alleyways and wonder around the shops.
  • Those who prefer to go for a walk can climb to the top of the hill via a panoramic flight of steps leading to Castello Brown, a magnificent manor with a never-ending park that dominates the bay of Portofino .
  • We continue our cruise and pass by the spectacular Abbey of San Fruttoso, a centuries-old abbey facing a scenic natural inlet that began as a Benedictine monastery, was turned into a pirate cove, then into a fishermen's house and finally owned for centuries by the Doria princes.
  • We moor in the harbour of the enchanting town of Camogli where we remain fascinated by the beauty of the pastel façades framing the seafront.
  • We can visit the town at leisure strolling around its picturesque alleyways, climbing up to Dragonara Castle, a fortress perched on a cliff, or making the most of our stop to savour a few local delicacies such as focaccia ligure, whose aroma wafts out from the many cafés and bakeries.
  • Two hours later, we get back on the boat to return to Genoa and bid farewell to the splendid Italian Riviera.

What you need to know
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.