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Genoa & the Portofino Peninsula

Liguria - glittering seas & delicious seafood
Contrast historic Genoa, which you can explore thanks to our notes for a city walking tour, with the beautiful coastline of the Portofino Natural Park, for which we also provide walking notes. There’s ample opportunity to savour the fresh fish and seafood which features widely on menus.
Genoa & the Portofino Peninsula . 4 nights
Genoa & the Portofino Peninsula . 4 nights

Holiday information


A short break in Liguria

The great port of Genoa is the perfect place to experience a true flavour of the delightful Ligurian Riviera that stretches all the way from France down into Tuscany. As an important Renaissance city state, many great artists were attracted here and their legacy in its palaces, cathedral and squares meant that Genoa was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2006. It is also an area of delicious seafood, pesto and unusual white wines such as Sciacchetrà.
Offering endlessly changing scenery and some of Europe’s finest coastal walking, this delightful short break explores the unspoiled Portofino Peninsula, where warm, wooded mountains tumble steeply down to the Mediterranean, and fishing ports nestle in the little bays and sandy coves. From the heights of Monte Portofino, there are extensive views over the azure waters of the Gulf of Tugillio and down to the pretty villages of Portofino and Camogli.

Book now for autumn 2020 or summer 2021

Our flexible booking arrangements, commitment to safety and financial protection mean that you can book with confidence. We are also keeping our prices the same next year, so you can book for summer 2021 at 2020 prices.

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  • Arrival in Genoa
    Night 1: at Hotel Continental (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of exploration.
  • Explore Genoa
    Enjoy a day discovering Genoa's hidden gems on our city walking tour (notes provided). The main features of central Genoa include the Piazza de Ferrari, around which are sited the Opera and the Palace of the Doges. There is also a house where Christopher Columbus is said to have been born. The Old Harbour, or 'Porto Antico', is the historic centre of the city and contains many restored buildings including the cotton warehouses and the Museum of the Sea, plus an aquarium and the Bolla, or 'Sphere'. To enjoy a leisurely stroll, follow the Corso Italia, a promenade that runs for 2.5 kilometres overlooking the sea towards the promontory of Portofino and the small lighthouse of Punta Vagno.
  • Travel to Camogli
    Today you take the train (1hr) down the coast to the handsome fishing port of Camogli. A medieval castle still keeps watch over the narrow streets of tall, pastel-painted houses, many of which are embellished with trompe l’oeil pillars, cornices and other stonework. You have two nights here at the magnificent Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi.
  • Linear walk from Camogli to Portofino: 8.5km, 3.5hrs
    Spend your last day exploring the Portofino National Park. This rocky peninsula, described as one of the most attractive landscapes in Italy, is covered with a typical Mediterranean vegetation of herbs, with stands of sea-pine, yew and olives leading down to the blue Mediterranean. Much of the peninsula – including the hamlet of San Fruttuoso – is only accessible on foot or by sea. You walk first from Camogli via San Rocco to Portofino, and then take the boat to San Fruttuoso, where you can visit the Benedictine abbey or cool off in warm weather with a dip in the sea before returning to Camogli by boat.


You stay in two excellent, stylish hotels. For dinner, take your pick of the local restaurants (pay locally).

Summer 2021

We are keeping our prices the same, so you can book for summer 2021 at 2020 prices.
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  • 4 nights: 01 April 2020 - 30 June 2020 & 25 August 2020 - 31 October 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    1 Apr - 26 May 2020 £445 £225
    27 May - 26 Jun 2020 £495 £260
    25 - 31 Aug 2020 £495 £260
    1 Sep - 6 Oct 2020 £545 £295
    7 - 21 Oct 2020 £445 £225
    22 - 27 Oct 2020 £395 £210
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: rail between Genova and Camogli (day 2) and return rail from Camogli to Genova (0h50).

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Continental, Genoa (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 08 Apr 2020 £62 £110
    09 Apr - 18 Apr 2020 £75 £135
    19 Apr - 30 Jun 2020 # £62 £110
    25 Aug - 31 Aug 2020 £62 £110
    01 Sep - 14 Sep 2020 £75 £135
    15 Sep - 06 Oct 2020 £88 £163
    07 Oct - 29 Oct 2020 £62 £110
    # Add £22pp/n (£44pn in a single room) for stays 19-20 May 2020
    Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 29 May 2020 £115 £160
    30 May - 30 Jun 2020 £135 £195
    25 Aug - 26 Sep 2020 £135 £195
    27 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 £115 £160

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Milan or Rome.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Genova (Genoa) (via Paris) Air France 
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    Gatwick - Genova (Genoa) British Airways 
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    Heathrow - Genova (Genoa) British Airways 
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    Luton - Genova (Genoa) easyJet 
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    Stansted - Genova (Genoa) Ryanair 
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    Manchester - Genova (Genoa) (via Paris) Air France 
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    Southampton - Genova (Genoa) (via Paris) Air France 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Milan or Rome.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service (£60 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

What is included
  • 4 nights
  • 4 breakfasts
  • route notes and maps
  • notes for walking tour of Genoa
  • return rail from Genoa to Camogli

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