Cinque Terre - Luxury tours from Portofino

Private luxury tours and shore excursions starting from Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure and Rapallo

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Cooking course in Sestri Levante

Cooking course in Sestri Levante

Enjoy a unique culinary experience: a professional cooking class with one of the most well-known cooks of Liguria in his restaurant "La Scaimadda dei Vinaccieri Ballerini" right in the centre of Sestri Levante. Private transfer by car or minivan from the Portofino area to the restaurant.

During the morning you will prepare fine meals of the Ligurian cuisine. You learn how to prepare the original Genovese Pesto with the traditional mortar and many more regional specialties. The cooking class is followed by a gourmet lunch. After the lunch you will have some free time to visit Sestri Levante and its famous bay "Baia del Silenzio". At 4 pm you will return to the hotel or the cruise ship by car or minivan.

  • Price 2 people: 255 EUR/person.
  • Price 3 people: 220 EUR/person.
  • Price 4 people: 215 EUR/person.
  • Price 5 people: 205 EUR/person.
  • Price 6 people: 195 EUR/person.
  • Price 7/8 people: 190 EUR/person.

Price includes: transfer by car or minivan with English speaking driver from the Portofino area to the restaurant and back, professional cooking course and gourmet lunch in the restaurant.

Additional service on request: on the way back from Sestri Levante, you can stop for a couple of hours in Chiavari to do some nice shopping in the main centre.


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Motor yacht tour to the Cinque Terre

Motor yacht tour to the Cinque Terre

Enjoy an amazing day on an exclusive motor yacht and see the picturesque Cinque Terre. In the morning meet the English speaking hostess in one of the harbours of the Portofino area. You will embark on a private motor yacht and you will see the beautiful coast of Eastern Liguria. The cruise continues to the unique Cinque Terre coast.

Get off at the picturesque village of Vernazza and have lunch in a famous restaurant on the beautiful piazza, near the harbour. The seafood lunch includes starters, a first course, a second course and a dessert, 1/4 l of local wine per person and water. Return by boat to the Portofino area late afternoon.

  • Price 2 people: 1290 EUR/person.
  • Price 3 people: 890 EUR/person.
  • Price 4 people: 690 EUR/person.
  • Price 5 people: 590 EUR/person.
  • Price 6 people: 490 EUR/person.
  • Price 7 people: 430 EUR/person.
  • Price 8 people: 390 EUR/person.

Price includes: private tour with motor yacht with skipper for max. 8 hours, English speaking hostess, fuel, drinks and snacks on board, lunch with 4 courses including 1/4 l wine and water.

Alternative itineraries are possible, for example a tour around the promontory of Portofino, with lunch in San Fruttuoso. Please take note that the tour can take place only if weather and sea conditions allow, the decision is up to the skipper.


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Hiking tour to San Fruttuoso

Hiking tour to San Fruttuoso

The most authentic way to discover the natural beauty around Portofino is to go on foot. The Natural Park of Portofino is a great place for hiking and features a lot of beautiful trails leading through varied Mediterranean vegetation. You will enjoy a unique panorama over the steep coast. Pick up at your hotel with a private car or minivan and transfer to Portofino where you'll meet your professional hiking guide.

You will start your hike directly in Portofino. After about 2 hours of hiking on a beautiful trail you will reach the picturesque bay of San Fruttuoso with its ancient abbey. The place can be reached only by foot or by boat, there is no road to San Fruttuoso. In this hidden bay you will enjoy a seafood lunch in one of the lovely restaurants. Possibility to visit the abbey. Return to Portofino by public boat in the afternoon.

Important: please bring good hiking shoes, a hat and sufficient drinking water. To participate in this program, a good fitness level is necessary.

  • Price 2 people: 295 EUR/person.
  • Price 3 people: 230 EUR/person.
  • Price 4 people: 180 EUR/person.
  • Price 5 people: 165 EUR/person.
  • Price 6 people: 155 EUR/person.
  • Price 7 people: 140 EUR/person.

Price includes: English speaking hiking guide, transfer by car or minivan with English speaking driver to Portofino, lunch with 3 courses, 1/4 l wine and water, boat ride with public boat from San Fruttuoso to Portofino/Santa Margherita Ligure.

The entrance fee to the abbey is not included.

Please take note that the tour can take place only with good weather and sea conditions. In case of wind and rough sea the boats are not running and the itinerary may be modified.


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Hiking and wine in the Cinque Terre

Hiking and wine in the Cinque Terre

One of the most authentic Cinque Terre experiences with a beautiful hike off the beaten track. In the morning a private driver will take you from the Portofino area to Levanto, where you will meet your professional English speaking hiking guide. You will catch the train to Corniglia together. After a visit of this characteristic village you will hike through the famous terraced vineyards. The stunning views over the sea and the tiny villages will make you speechless.

In the hamlet of Volastra you will meet a local winegrower and you will enjoy a wine tasting with snacks in his little cellar. After this unique experience a long, romantic stairway through olive groves takes you down to the picturesque village of Manarola, where you will have some free time. During the hot summer months you can jump into the refreshing water in the small bay of Manarola. In the afternoon you will take the public ferry boat to Monterosso and see the wonderful Cinque Terre coast from the sea. In Monterosso your driver will wait for you and take you back to the Portofino area.

Important: please bring good hiking shoes, a hat and sufficient drinking water. To participate in this program, a good fitness level is necessary. The total hiking time is about 2.5 hours.

  • Price 2 people: 550 EUR/person.
  • Price 3 people: 380 EUR/person.
  • Price 4 people: 320 EUR/person.
  • Price 5 people: 260 EUR/person.
  • Price 6 people: 220 EUR/person.
  • Price 7/8 people: 200 EUR/person.

Price includes: English speaking hiking guide, transfer by car or minivan with English speaking driver between the Portofino area and Levanto/Monterosso, boat ride with the public ferry boat from Manarola to Monterosso, wine tasting with snacks, train ride Levanto-Corniglia.

Please take note that the tour can take place only with good weather and sea conditions. In case of wind and rough sea the boats are not running and the itinerary may be modified.


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Classic Cinque Terre tour

Classic Cinque Terre tour

You will be picked up by our car or minivan and transferred to the Cinque Terre, to the village of Monterosso. The drive takes about 1.5 hours. You will meet your professional English speaking guide in Monterosso. Depending on your wishes and the weather conditions you are free to plan your visit of the Cinque Terre with your guide.

You can just enjoy the atmosphere of the little villages, hopping from one to the next by train or by public boat. You can decide to spend longer time in one of them and have a wonderful lunch in a typical trattoria with local seafood specialties. You can do a wine tasting if you'd like. Your guide will explain history and traditions of the villages to you. The car will bring you back in the afternoon from Monterosso or Levanto to the Portofino area.

  • Price 2 people: 510 EUR/person.
  • Price 3 people: 350 EUR/person.
  • Price 4 people: 300 EUR/person.
  • Price 5 people: 250 EUR/person.
  • Price 6 people: 210 EUR/person.
  • Price 7/8 people: 190 EUR/person.

Price includes: English speaking tour guide for max. 7 hours (for guided visits, not for hiking), transfer by car or minivan with English speaking driver from the Portofino area to Monterosso and return, entrance fee to the Cinque Terre National Park and all train rides between Levanto and La Spezia.

Additional service on request: Wine tasting in a typical wine bar in Monterosso. Tasting of 3 different Cinque Terre DOC wines with local snacks. 15 EUR/person.