Portofino Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Portofino
Having been a beloved destination for wealthy and glamorous holidaymakers for over two centuries, the Italian Riviera is synonymous with luxury and elegance.
The jewel in the region's crown is the wonderfully picturesque town of Portofino, perhaps most famous for the pastel-coloured houses that line its cliffs. While the town's extremely photogenic scenery is its biggest draw, there are ample other reasons why Portofino holidays are so special.
Home to chic art galleries, an excellent dining scene and an array of designer boutiques, this charming seaside town offers plenty to keep day-trippers busy. Nature lovers will delight in discovering the abundant protected flora and fauna on Portofino tours, while those interested in exploring the region's history won't want to miss visiting the 16th-century fortress and museum. An evening stroll along the pretty harbour lined with luxury yachts makes a fitting end to a day spent exploring this beautiful former fishing village on one of our spectacular Portofino escorted tours.
Things to do in Portofino
From dining by the waterfront to boating around the coast, Portofino holds so much in store for you.
The quaint little Church of San Giorgio has a history dating back to the 12th century, although it was reconstructed in 1950 after it fell victim to a bombing in World War II. While its interior is rather modest, its terrace offers stunning panoramic views over the bay.
Nearby Paraggi Beach makes an excellent addition to Portofino tours. Known for its crystal-clear emerald waters and colourful corals, it's a popular swimming spot for locals and tourists alike.
A 30-minute walk from Portofino's centre will bring you to the town's lighthouse. While the lighthouse itself is still active, the real attraction here is the cafe inside, which has a terrace offering beautiful views of the Ligurian Sea.
Things to see in Portofino
From splashes in the bays to sunset aperitivo, Portofino will have you living La Dolce Vita.
Food and Drink in Portofino
There's plenty to look forward to when it comes to local cuisine in Portofino
Look out for traditional dishes such as minestrone soup, ravioli, and mushroom pie, as well as the plentiful fresh seafood on offer.
Fancy a meal with a view? Then be sure to book a table at La Terrazza in Hotel Splendido to be treated with breath-taking views over the bay. Here, anything that you eat starts will seem like the best meal you've ever had
For later in the evening, Portofino's piazzetta, or 'small square', is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine al fresco while indulging in a spot of people watching next to the town's harbour.
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