Day Tour

Portofino and charming surroundings (8 Hours)

I.D.I Travel - Italian Dream Inc.

Portofino, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 07 May 2019

Portofino and charming surroundings (8 Hours )

Portofino, Italy

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Your private driver and guide will make you discover the extraordinary beauty, the quiet, precious, and secluded atmosphere of this place, a combination of intimate style and international tradition. Portofino inspires meditation and tells, through its silent languages, in a perfect natural scenery, many of the events concerning this most rare corner of the Mediterranean and the people involved in them. It tells things about nature and man which, if accurately observed, can be viewed from a privileged stage, cosy and unobtrusive enough not to encroach upon the scene with the flow of events. Visit Camogli, a rare jewel set along the Liguria Coast, is a small typical fishing village situated in a protective cove with a quaint harbor. It is famous for its pastel-colored houses and the beautiful baroque Basilica of S.Maria Assunta. From Camogli, by boat, we will reach the bay of San Fruttuoso. Getting closer to the port, the bay appears with the imposing Benedectine Monastery and the Doria Tower; here we will visit the 13th century Abbey, now Museum, and the tombs of the family Doria. After the visit, we will reach by boat the famous pearl of the Italian Riviera: Portofino. World-renowned as a playground for artists and international VIPs, Portofino is unique for its charm and natural scenic beauty. In Roman times it had a strategic position on the sea and was known as "Portus Delphini". People sit and chat at the little café tables in the small square, breathing a magic atmosphere. Reach then Santa Margherita Ligure, a delightful resort with its bustling harbor and little churches, palm lines esplanades, Grand Hotels, elegant villas and attractive views.

About Us

ABOUT US: Renowned for creating the utmost in unique travel experiences, I.D.I. Travel boasts extensive knowledge in crafting the perfect Italian vacation. Whether your clients desire an intimate dinner with Michelangelo’s famous David as the backdrop or a brisk day out truffle hunting, the company can realize your clients’ wishes. Centrally located just outside Venice with branches throughout the country, I.D.I. has fostered long-standing partnerships with the owners of Italy’s leading hotels and villas, as well as the country’s finest guides, artists, chefs, winemakers and designers. These relationships afford I.D.I. private access to exclusive wineries, along with special events at historical sites and museums. In addition to its extensive travel itineraries, I.D.I. also maintains a fleet of luxury vehicles with experienced drivers for all your clients’ travel needs during their Italy vacation.

Insider Tip

Private boat evening excursion to Borromean Islands-Evening walk at Valley of Temples -Ski Trip on the Etna Volcano. To visit Capri, make sure you arrive in the evening and spend at least two night.

Terms & Conditions

The client’s credit card will be charged in the local currency (Euro) and will be exchanged by the client’s bank at the exchange rate applicable on the day the bank processes the charge.   For this reason, there may be a variation in the U.S. price quoted and the actual rate processed on the client’s credit card Immediately upon booking I.D.I. will charge your credit card 30% of the total amount of all travel fees.   Full and complete payments for travel are due no less than 60 days prior to the first provided service and your credit card will be charged accordingly. Bookings made within 60 to 15 days prior to the first provided service require full payment within 7 days of booking.   Bookings made within 14 days of the first provided service require full payment within 24 hours of booking.   Bookings are subject to cancellation if deposit/payments are not received within the periods stated above and cancellation fees will be imposed as set forth below. Any changes to the itinerary will be charged according to the schedule above.   Any changes to the itinerary made while on location in Italy will be charged and paid at the moment to I.D.I. Payment can be made by Credit Card or Wire Transfer To enable the wire transfer payment to be processed efficiently please note on the wire transfer order the name of the travelers and your agency name Wire Transfer Information is as follows: International Bank Routing Number: UNCRITB1A40 Inter. Bank Acc. Number: IT 08 O 02008 61800 000097190508 Italian Bank Routing numbers: ABI 02008-1 – CAB 061800-9 Bank Name: UNICREDIT BANCA SPA Telephone Number:+39.041.5936299 Bank Address: Piazza Duca D’Aosta, 20-Mogliano Veneto (Treviso) Name on Account at Receiving Bank: I.D.I S.r.l. CIN: O as in  Ohio CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event the client wishes to cancel the travel plans made through I.D.I. the following penalties will apply (the percentages below are percentages of the entire cost of the travel arrangements made through I.D.I, not the amounts paid to date) All dates listed below are business days, meaning Monday through Friday between 9a.m. and 5p.m. calculated by the date and time in Italy: • 10% from confirmation to 45 days before the first provided service; • 30% from 44 to 25 days before the first provided service; • 50% from 24 to 15 days before the first provided service; • 75% from 14 to 7 days before the first provided service; • 100% if 6 business days or less from the first provided service.

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By: Mike

Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2013

Our adviser arranged all of our transfers, tours and guides through IDI Travel. Every detail worked as planned and the quality of the guides and drivers was top notch. Late afternoon of every day before a tour or transfer, IDI telephoned the hotel to advise about the time for meeting the next day and to inquire about our satisfaction with the trip, They delivered for us.
Travel Advisor:  Erin Logsdon
Not Recommended

not recommended

By: artour

Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2014

Although I gave very specific written instructions 7 months before the trip about the art I wanted to see, my requests were ignored often by IDI Travel and only the day before each visit did they contact me to say that I wouldn't be seeing the sites I had requested. In addition, the guides were sometimes great, and other times too rigid, rude and uninformed.

amalfi coast drive

By: mike and emily

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2014

very nice knowledgable driver for a tour of the beautiful amalfi coast. he was polite and interesting and took us to a few local places that we would not have found on our own.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman

Amazing Italian/Sicialian trip

By: Goldie

Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2015

Everyone was very helpful and professional

very good service

By: aschachter

Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

excellent guides will use again next time in italy

Reliable and professional

By: Family of 6

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2015

We were pleased and impressed with every single tour guide and driver. We will use IDI again.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

They Do Italy Right

By: Cros3

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2015

I wish there were 2 thumbs I could click above as far as recommendation. IDI provided the perfect itinerary for our family. Every detail was perfectly coordinated and we had guides that I would recommend to anyone, We encountered one slight issue with one of our hotels during our trip and IDI was all over it and the problem was rectified immediately to our full satisfaction. I was thoroughly impressed!!! We had a "lot of moving parts" to our journey and I.D.I never lost a beat, they were on top of everything!!
Travel Advisor:  Robin Fox

Trip review

By: Russ P.

Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2015

Superb planning from overseas and outstanding support during the trip, including in response to several unexpected developments. This was a first-rate experience.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz

Wonderful vacation

By: Betsy14

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2015

IDI helped our travel agent Marlene Singer plan a fantastic trip to northern Italy in August. All went without a hitch- car rental, train tickets, hotel reservations and opera tickets.
Travel Advisor:  Marlene Singer

did not use.

By: Jay55

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2015

Cancel my trip.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Baserga

Best trip ever!

By: cathboylan

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2016

The company was absolutely fabulous - everything was so well organized, every driver was on time, easy to find, spoke English, was kind, professional, and so helpful. We had the same tour guide for all our day trips, and she was just incredible! So smart, resourceful, explained things so well, so passionate about Roman history, she had answers to every question we asked! I cannot say enough good things about her, she brought everything about ancient Rome to life for us! I will never be able to return to Italy without her as our tour guide. We got great recommendations from all the staff regarding restaurants, coffee, and gelato. Everything went so smoothly without one misstep, cannot say enough good things.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Moynihan
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Very Helpful

By: BC1981

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2016

A few changes or additions were made to our trip once we arrived in Italy and they were always very responsive and willing to help. They helped gladly and did everything to make requests happen.

All of the best

By: Micheleg

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2016

We had two last minute additions to our travel party and I.D.I. was able to add them to all of our excursions and help find hotel rooms at the last minute for us. We loved our driver who met us in Palermo and stayed with us the whole two weeks. He was patient, courteous, helpful and playful with our children. Everyone loved him. At all of the excursions, our tour guides were very informative and again kid friendly. Everyone treated us amazingly and made all of our day trips were memorable for our family. Thank you for making a family vacation to another country so seamlessly easy and extraordinary.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Moran

On time and had very good people work with us in Italy

By: Melahaye

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2016

IDI did a good and professional job . We did find that pricing was sometimes out of line. We were quoted around 1200 euros for a private boat to Capri but booked a semi-private boat for 350. They were hesitant to break down their pricing per service offered until we refused to commit without the individual costs. All in all, they did a good job.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz

Perfect Experience

By: Diana

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

Our private tour of the Vatican and Basilica was exceptional. Due to their connections, we never waited in line and had detailed explanations of the artwork, altars and church history. Although pricey, it made for a memorable experience.
Travel Advisor:  Maureen Roemmick
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Italy Trip

By: Tom Ivy

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Italian Dream was an outstanding tour operator. All tours were entertaining and educational. All drivers were early and their vehicles were very clean and comfortable. All guides were knowledgeable and spoke very good English. I highly recommend IDI to anyone traveling to Italy.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Crews
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Tour operator evaluation

By: Sleeves

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017

Very capable guides, on time transport in comfortable vehicles, and invaluable, excellent assistance at departure airport.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod
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Trip to Italy

By: Masha

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2017

We were very happy with the agency. All of the tours and guides were very interesting (we especially liked Barbara in Florence) and our needs were most definitely satisfied. We enjoyed the mask-making workshop in Venice, and the cooking class in Sienna, although I thought it was a bit long. Everyone was very polite and considering of our needs. No complaints.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale
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Would Use Them Again

By: Mac

Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2017

They were great. We had a snafu with the rooms in Rome (we needed 1 room with twin beds and 1 with a double bed). We were given 2 rooms with double beds. The Rome hotel was booked up and could not switch us. I contacted IDI and they contacted the rest of our hotels to make sure the rooms would be what we needed. That night, after dinner, there was a hand written note in my room with an apology for the misunderstanding and a bucket with a bottle of Prosecco and 2 glasses. The other room also had a hand written apology and a box of chocolates and a box of cookies. They called us at the next 2 hotels to make sure everything was ok. All of the hotels they put us in were excellent. We loved each of them and would return to them. I will use IDI again when I return to Italy.
Travel Advisor:  Kathleen DiMeglio
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Italy Trip - Tour Operator Review

By: Paul

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Overall very good. We had a momentary concern on Monday July 3 when our tour guide told us that the Gotte di Catullo was closed; however it turns out that she was mistaken and that we were able to tour it. The only other issue was the fact that our room at the Grand Hotel Majestic in Bologna did not seem like it was a Superior Room. Additionally the air-conditioning did not work.
Travel Advisor:  Kathleen DiMeglio


By: kathye

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

Everyone we dealt with was professional, timely and very nice.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale
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Italy Trip

By: Lou

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2017

I.D.I. was outstanding. I had a couple of issues while we were in Italy, I called them, they handled the issue immediately and then phoned me a day later to check if I was satisfied. Everything that was on my itinerary they handled perfectly. If I go back to Italy I will use I.D.i.
Travel Advisor:  Mindy Milliron
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By: Christina

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

From the moment we arrived to the time we left we were treated like royalty. Great itinerary, superb hotels, and guides who were prompt and interesting picked us up and took us on tours. We had pasta making and mask making classes that were also a lot of fun and a nice break for the kids from museums. Really top notch and highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Kathleen DiMeglio
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Italy trip

By: Margie

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Super nice people
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Tour Operator

By: Daisy

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Our tour operator was fantastic. He was very informed and articulate. He went the extra mile to make sure we had a great time. He was extremely patient with the whole group. He was organized. He had a wonderful personality and watched out for our well-being. I honestly don't know how he did it.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Cain

IDI was great!

By: lovetotravel

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2017

We had a great experience with IDI. They were always on time, had great drivers, and worked well with our hotel to be sure all of our excursions ran smoothly. Felt like we had first class treatment and were in good hands.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Harris
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Italy trip

By: Angela

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

I.D.I Travel and their entire team, our tour guide, drivers everyone simply did an awesome job. This was our first trip to Italy and they made everything effortless for us. I would use them again and would recommend them to my friends.
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By: Janeycant

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Trip exceeded our expectations....only negative... pick up for airport return home.... needed to at least an hour earlier than it was, luckily we got pushed thru, because of time of our flight....without airport greeter we would not have made flight.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Crews

Italian "dream" vacation

By: Amy

Reviewed on: 01 Dec 2017

Rita is a planner, a fixer of problems, doesn't know the words "no, I'm sorry we can't do that," and a master of her trade. Her employees, and those she contracts with, are top notch and flexible. We pretty much put our life in their hands for almost three weeks, and it was one of the best journeys I can remember.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Daniel

Thank you

By: Peggy

Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

Excellent personable friendly interesting knowledgeable guides and driver.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Klippel
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Trip to Italy

By: Susam

Reviewed on: 28 Mar 2018

I.D.I. travel provided wonderful experiences during our trip to Italy. They were always right where they were supposed to be - ready to get us to our hotel, train station, or to various sites. Guides and drivers were exceptional, making this trip a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend this company!
Travel Advisor:  Florence (Flo) Banks
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Vatican and St Peter's visit

By: Cliff

Reviewed on: 30 May 2018

The guide provided by I.D.I Travel was a pleasure to meet and tour the Vatican museum and St Peter's. He confirmed our meeting place and time with a phone call to our hotel the day before to ensure we were all on the same page which was very much appreciated. During the tour the pace was good and we got the best parts of both places while still getting the depth and breadth of the art and history of each. His knowledge of the history and the techniques the artists used was excellent as was his ability to offer anecdotes to add color to the discussion. In all we were very pleased and would recommend the tour operator.
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre
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Italy tour

By: Jenny Pruitt

Reviewed on: 28 May 2018

Amazing the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and the pickups at train airport etc were flawless
Travel Advisor:  Joe Gagnon
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Tour Operator Review

By: Dan

Reviewed on: 29 May 2018

I.D.I Travel not only put together an amazing itinerary, but also kept in touch with me during the trip, making sure there were no problems, and reminding me of the activities for the following day. The trip was truly an Italian Dream. Starting in Rome,then to the beautiful coast of Amalfi,then to the picturesque city of Florence,back to the countryside of Tuscany,and ending in beautiful Venice.The hotels were first class with some upgrades included.Every personal tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable.I would call this " The Perfect Trip ".
Travel Advisor:  Alan Abelson
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By: Frankie

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2018

We were so pleased with this organization. All drivers were on time to the minute, as well as the tour guides! The tour guides were very educated in the cities we were in, and were true professionals. The hotels were all 5 Stars and terrific--each one was excellent. I highly recommend I.D.I. Travel-Italian Dream Inc.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson
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By: Brooks

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2018

HI- Davide was the onsite tour operator that coordinated with Shelley Rapp, my travel planner. Davide secured great guides and operators. Everything was wonderful and smooth. He was available by phone and email while we were in Sicily and checking int throughout the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Rapp
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Italy 2018

By: Travel Chic

Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2018

First class service all the way. They helped plan a memorable trip for my family. We have young children (8 and 10) and they helped plan a trip that could be enjoyed by all. I never would have expected to go white water rafting in Italy but we did and it was amazing. The staff that IDI uses are also amazing. They were friendly and so knowledgeable about their locations. Would definitely use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Rapp
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I.D.I Travel

By: Cooper A

Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2018

Amazing! This tour group is so organized. From the time we got off the plane in Rome, I knew we were in good hands. Everything could not have gone more smoothly! Each and every driver was professional and consistently on time or early. When we made stops in little towns, they would make lunch recommendations and tell us not to miss things. The tour guides were fantastic. They exceeded our expectations. One of the highlights of our trip was the evening Florence walking tour. Our night tour of the Uffizi felt like we had the place to ourselves. If you are planning a trip I highly recommend you use I.D.I.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz
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Yours in Italy

By: Drflo

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

Every aspect met beyond expectations
Travel Advisor:  Dee Dyer
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Prompt and Professional

By: Dunlace

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

All arrangements were professional and their personnel prompt.
Travel Advisor:  Bette Prochaska
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IDI was great

By: Austin B

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

IDI was good. I would work with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Smothers, CTA
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Italian Dream Inc.

By: Mike

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

We could not have been more pleased with I.D.I. Gianluca was fantastic! He is personable and I am not sure you could meet a nicer person. His excursions were well planned out and the places he took us to were top notch. He is well informed and is willing to give you as much information and history as you want about a particular region or locality. We had a busy trip (not too busy) but it allowed us to see so much of Sicily that we returned with a very full and rich experience. We loved meeting his family! The whole trip felt like a family trip with him. He took us to some of the best wineries and restaurants that we have ever been to. The cities we stayed in were beautiful and the hotels were comfortable to luxurious and in beautiful locations. I highly recommend I.D.I. if you go to Italy. We loved it!!!
Travel Advisor:  Myrna Arroyo