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.
 
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Itinerary

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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.
    Genoa
  • 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.
    Camogli
  • 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.
    Portofino
    Linear walk from Camogli to Portofino: 8.5km
 

Accommodation

You stay in two excellent, stylish hotels. For dinner, take your pick of the local restaurants (pay locally).
 
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  • 4 nights: 01 April 2024 - 30 June 2024 & 25 August 2024 - 31 October 2024

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

    Starting Price Single room
    1 Apr - 26 May 2024 £585 £295
    27 May - 26 Jun 2024 £645 £325
    25 - 31 Aug 2024 £645 £325
    1 Sep - 6 Oct 2024 £710 £380
    7 - 13 Oct 2024 £585 £295
    14 - 27 Oct 2024 £520 £275
    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 (0h50) Genoa to Camogli (day 2) and Camogli to Genoa (at end of break)

    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.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli
    'Standard' with seaview: 01 Apr - 29 May 2024 £53
    'Standard' with seaview: 30 May - 30 Jun 2024 £73
    'Standard' with seaview: 25 Aug - 26 Sep 2024 £73
    'Standard' with seaview: 27 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £53
    Superior 'classic': 01 Apr - 29 May 2024 £31
    Superior 'classic': 30 May - 30 Jun 2024 £53
    Superior 'classic': 25 Aug - 26 Sep 2024 £53
    Superior 'classic': 27 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £31
    Superior 'classic' with sea view: 01 Apr - 29 May 2024 £110
    Superior 'classic' with sea view: 30 May - 30 Jun 2024 £135
    Superior 'classic' with sea view: 25 Aug - 26 Sep 2024 £135
    Superior 'classic' with sea view: 27 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £110

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

    Hotel Continental, Genoa (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 25 Apr 2024 £97 £174
    26 Apr - 30 Jun 2024 £81 £145
    25 Aug - 31 Aug 2024 £81 £145
    01 Sep - 14 Sep 2024 £97 £174
    15 Sep - 06 Oct 2024 £114 £209
    07 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 £81 £145
    Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi, Camogli (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 29 May 2024 £150 £209
    30 May - 30 Jun 2024 £175 £252
    25 Aug - 26 Sep 2024 £175 £252
    27 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £150 £209
What is included
  • 4 nights
  • 4 breakfasts
  • route notes and maps
  • GPS navigation
  • notes for walking tour of Genoa
  • return rail from Genoa to Camogli
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