Genoa Portofino Walking Tour Excursion Reviews

Take a guided stroll through the idyllic streets of the charming village of Portofino in Genoa. Relish yourself in a naturally beautiful and picturesque environment, while learning of the intriguing culture.
The boat was overcrowded, but the views for the hour + cruise were amazing, and once in Portofino ...
The boat was overcrowded, but the views for the hour + cruise were amazing, and once in Portofino we had time on our own to explore. Will definitely return.
The boat was overcrowded, but the views for the hour + cruise were amazing, and once in Portofino we had time on our own to explore. Will definitely return. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Came back from Portofino and tried to get directions and suggestions for downtown Genoa.
Came back from Portofino and tried to get directions and suggestions for downtown Genoa. All we got was keep walking along the water. Very hap hazardous and not pleasant. We turned around, came back and sat and watched and heard ... Read More
Came back from Portofino and tried to get directions and suggestions for downtown Genoa. All we got was keep walking along the water. Very hap hazardous and not pleasant. We turned around, came back and sat and watched and heard MSC's cargo containers being loaded. Not impressed with Genoa. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Again, money for value was just not here.
Again, money for value was just not here. We paid a fortunate with the cruise line to go to Portofino and spent three hours on an overcrowded tugboat (roundtrip) to only spend an hour in Portofino. Our other family members got off the ... Read More
Again, money for value was just not here. We paid a fortunate with the cruise line to go to Portofino and spent three hours on an overcrowded tugboat (roundtrip) to only spend an hour in Portofino. Our other family members got off the ship, taxied to the train station and took a train to Portofino spending three hours on the ground there for a third of the price we paid. Beware MSC excursions are expensive and with very little value. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Portofino is the most beautiful place we have ever seen, yet the tour was short.
Portofino is the most beautiful place we have ever seen, yet the tour was short. They only gave us 50 minutes to walk around and take us back. We could have had more time there, I don't know why they rush us so much.
Portofino is the most beautiful place we have ever seen, yet the tour was short. They only gave us 50 minutes to walk around and take us back. We could have had more time there, I don't know why they rush us so much. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Great tour.
Great tour. Portofino was beautiful and it was great to see. We probably won't want to go there again.
Great tour. Portofino was beautiful and it was great to see. We probably won't want to go there again. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not good at all, Portofino is a pretty little place but we were only there for 70 minutes out af a ...
Not good at all, Portofino is a pretty little place but we were only there for 70 minutes out af a trip by bus and ferry which took about 5 hours in total. Terrible value for approaching 70 euros p.p.
Not good at all, Portofino is a pretty little place but we were only there for 70 minutes out af a trip by bus and ferry which took about 5 hours in total. Terrible value for approaching 70 euros p.p. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
3 hours of small boat travel with 80 minutes in Portofino makes it seem not worth the journey.
3 hours of small boat travel with 80 minutes in Portofino makes it seem not worth the journey. I think that a tour of Genoa would be a better alternative.
3 hours of small boat travel with 80 minutes in Portofino makes it seem not worth the journey. I think that a tour of Genoa would be a better alternative. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
An hour's ferry ride took us to Portofino from Genoa.
An hour's ferry ride took us to Portofino from Genoa. While the guide was sometimes difficult to understand, this was a pleasant experience.
An hour's ferry ride took us to Portofino from Genoa. While the guide was sometimes difficult to understand, this was a pleasant experience. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
its nice, but little bit overcrowded
its nice, but little bit overcrowded
its nice, but little bit overcrowded Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Portofino was by far my favorite excursion on the entire cruise.
Portofino was by far my favorite excursion on the entire cruise. The boat ride there was a little rough but it was well worth it.
Portofino was by far my favorite excursion on the entire cruise. The boat ride there was a little rough but it was well worth it. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Great just to walk around Portofino and into the little shops and restaurants.
Great just to walk around Portofino and into the little shops and restaurants. The boat ride to Portofino was, although cramped on the boat, was interesting to experience.
Great just to walk around Portofino and into the little shops and restaurants. The boat ride to Portofino was, although cramped on the boat, was interesting to experience. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
A small and beautiful village.
A small and beautiful village. The harbor was surrounded by traditionally painted houses.
A small and beautiful village. The harbor was surrounded by traditionally painted houses. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Reason is was terrible, is the tour company defaulted and never took us to Portofino.
Reason is was terrible, is the tour company defaulted and never took us to Portofino. We had been guaranteed we'd be taken by bus if weather did not permit going by small watercraft. It didn't happen, and passengers were ready
Reason is was terrible, is the tour company defaulted and never took us to Portofino. We had been guaranteed we'd be taken by bus if weather did not permit going by small watercraft. It didn't happen, and passengers were ready to revolt. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We hired the excursion supposedly it was going to be done from the port taking a boat to portofino, ...
We hired the excursion supposedly it was going to be done from the port taking a boat to portofino, but it was not possible because the sea was somewhat revolted and we made it by bus. Supposedly they would warn us the day before if it ... Read More
We hired the excursion supposedly it was going to be done from the port taking a boat to portofino, but it was not possible because the sea was somewhat revolted and we made it by bus. Supposedly they would warn us the day before if it would do with the boat or not and nobody warned us of anything. Because otherwise we would have done it and we would have asked for the money back. But of course they take advantage of it. The tour was fine, because Portofino is beautiful, but no thanks to the guide who was going too fast, on some streets of Margarita Island running (literal) so as not to miss a small boat. Nor thanks to the shipping company that did not notify us of the changes Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Enjoyed seeing the beautiful small towns.
Enjoyed seeing the beautiful small towns. What we thought Italy would be like
Enjoyed seeing the beautiful small towns. What we thought Italy would be like Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Portofinos is a tourist trap and very expensive, the transfer is a little too far for the end ...
Portofinos is a tourist trap and very expensive, the transfer is a little too far for the end result although the place is beautiful. Went back to port and got a rip off taxi into genoa. Loved the town although sit closed on a sunday
Portofinos is a tourist trap and very expensive, the transfer is a little too far for the end result although the place is beautiful. Went back to port and got a rip off taxi into genoa. Loved the town although sit closed on a sunday Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Beautiful.
Beautiful.
Beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Too crowded.
Too crowded. Princess should have controlled the amount of people who signed up. Only really poor experience.
Too crowded. Princess should have controlled the amount of people who signed up. Only really poor experience. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful place.
Beautiful place. We booked a tour that was supposed to go to Portofino by speed boat from Genoa but that was cancelled due to rough seas so we went by bus to St Margherita and got a ferry from there. Beautiful places.
Beautiful place. We booked a tour that was supposed to go to Portofino by speed boat from Genoa but that was cancelled due to rough seas so we went by bus to St Margherita and got a ferry from there. Beautiful places. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Portofino is beautiful and well worth the visit.
Portofino is beautiful and well worth the visit. We decided to use the Princess shore excursion for this as there might not have been time for us to go on our own
Portofino is beautiful and well worth the visit. We decided to use the Princess shore excursion for this as there might not have been time for us to go on our own Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Pretty place but waited in heat for two hours for ferry
Pretty place but waited in heat for two hours for ferry
Pretty place but waited in heat for two hours for ferry Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fulvio was exceptional !
Fulvio was exceptional ! Took us to the Splendido Hotel for a fabulous lunch. Very informative and fun.
Fulvio was exceptional ! Took us to the Splendido Hotel for a fabulous lunch. Very informative and fun. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took a tour that took us through the fantastic little towns of Rapallo, Santa Margherita, and ...
Took a tour that took us through the fantastic little towns of Rapallo, Santa Margherita, and Portofino. Must see.
Took a tour that took us through the fantastic little towns of Rapallo, Santa Margherita, and Portofino. Must see. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Portofino is a beautiful little city.
Portofino is a beautiful little city. The only painful thing was the long trip to get there. The bus ride was over an hour and then we had to take a boat to Portofino. By the time we got there, we only had a little over an hour to enjoy ... Read More
Portofino is a beautiful little city. The only painful thing was the long trip to get there. The bus ride was over an hour and then we had to take a boat to Portofino. By the time we got there, we only had a little over an hour to enjoy it. We left the group and sat along the water to have a nice lunch with a bottle of wine. Good excursion, just not enough time to explore. Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises