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The first half of this enchanting tour is on foot, starting from Portofino's main square. You will ascend through the narrow streets, passing by beautiful villas, most of them accented with lush, tropical gardens and Mediterranean olive trees. This is a popular, extremely scenic walk, and there are several attractions along the way, the first being the church of St. George, built on the site of an ancient sanctuary. A bit further up the hill are Brown Castle and the Faro, Portofino's lighthouse. The tour's second half is devoted to palm-dotted Santa Margherita, which you will reach by local motorboat. After visiting the Baroque church of Signora della Rosa, you will be free to explore Santa Margherita at your leisure. Life revolves around the waterfront and its two seaside squares, so be sure to spend time there.
Please note: : This tour includes strenuous walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests and not recommended for guests with mobility concerns. Guides will issue motorboat tickets for those guests who would like to return independently back to Portofino from Santa Margherita. Conservative attire is recommended when visiting churches. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.
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