Portofino Food & Wine Tour

Ultra luxury private food and wine tours of Portofino and the Italian Riviera


Overview of Portofino Food & Wine Tour

Liguria is one of the loveliest and most startlingly picturesque regions of Italy. The coast here is divided into Riviera di Ponente (west of Genova) and Riviera di Levante (east of Genova). Riviera di Levante is home to captivating seaside villages such as Rapallo, Santa Margherita, and Camogli. Further south is the simply darling Cinque Terre hamlets of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, not forgetting beautiful Portovenere just below the Cinque Terre.

Genova has the nearest international airport, Italy’s largest port, and a beautiful medieval center. The coastline is breathtaking, with pastel-colored villages crowned with medieval churches and abbeys rising on dramatic rocky outcrops, and vineyards and olive groves descending vertically down to the sparkling turquoise sea. Lush pine forests hug the coastline, shading the many trekking paths between villages.

The jewel of the Riviera di Levante is the charming village of Portofino and the base for this luxurious food and wine-focused tour. You will stay at the most elegant hotel in Portofino, a once in a lifetime experience. On your private catamaran, you will explore alluring villages and inlets only reachable by sea. You will dine at an array of “ristoranti” and “trattorie,” from elegant to cozy and traditional- many with stunning views. Ligurian cuisine is the epitome of the Mediterranean diet and characterized by its use of fresh herbs and vegetables such as basil, bay leaves, fennel, marjoram, zucchini (courgette), eggplant (aubergine), seafood (anchovies, fish soups, cuttlefish, mussels, octopus, sea bass) and of course extra virgin olive oil and fragrant wines.

Local specialties of the area include Focaccia Alla Genovese (delicious flatbread), Focaccia di Recco (with fresh cheese), Pansoti (pocket pasta filled with herbs, and vegetables) and trofie pasta, Pesto alla Genovese, chickpeas tart (called farinata). Learn more about Ligurian cooking in your private cooking class this short break. Wine, as always, is a focus on our tours, and you will have the chance to visit a beautiful winery inland from the charming town of Lerici. Here you will discover sparkling wines aged in the abyss of Ligurian sea and taste the fabulous local Sciacchetrà wines produced in Cinque Terre. Are you looking for luxury, pampering, and excellent food and wine? Contact us for more information on this fantastic tour of Portofino.


  • Ultra Luxurious Hotel Portofino
  • Private Boat Tour
  • Cooking Class Cinque Terre
  • Wine Tasting Italian Riviera

Suggested Tailored Wine Tour Itinerary

  1. Genova - Recco – Camogli - Portofino

    Dine overlooking the harbor in Portofino
    Dine overlooking the harbor in Portofino

    Relax and Enjoy the Italian Riviera

    • 5* Ultra Luxury Hotel
    • Traditional lunch with paired wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  2. Portofino – Sestri Levante – Monterosso – Rapallo - Portofino

    Pesto making demonstration

    Pesto show & Wine Tastings

    • 5* Ultra Luxury Hotel
    • Full breakfast, traditional lunch with wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  3. Portofino - Portovenere – Cinque Terre - Castelnuovo Magra -Portofino

    Bella Vernazza, , Cinque Terre
    Bella Vernazza, , Cinque Terre

    Excursion to Portovenere & boat tour to Cinque Terre

    • 5* Ultra Luxury Hotel
    • Full breakfast, wine tasting, light lunch on board with wine
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes
  4. Portofino - Genova

    Buon Viaggio!
    Buon Viaggio!

    Private Cooking Class & End of Tour

    • None
    • Full breakfast, cooking class with lunch with wines
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes


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More information

If you would like us to customize an exclusive luxury tour, contact us and let us know your travel plans. We offer luxury food and wine tours for private groups of a mininium two guests. In addition, all of our private, chauffeured tours are available year-round upon request.

Cellar Tours Private Luxury Food & Wine Tours

Cellar Tours

Welcome to Cellar Tours, the premier Luxury Travel Specialist since 2003. Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate food and wine vacation experience, with exclusive Mercedes chauffeured tours that showcase the best of local cuisine and wines.

Our team specializes in crafting bespoke, custom-designed vacations, events, and incentives tailored to your unique tastes and preferences. Travel is not just about seeing new places - it's about creating unforgettable memories and indulging in the finer things in life.

As members of Slow Food, OTAVA (Travel Agency Association in Spain), and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), we promote sustainable tourism and support local communities. We work closely with top-rated hotels, restaurants, and wineries to provide you with the highest level of service and attention to detail.

Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a corporate retreat, let Cellar Tours be your guide. With our passion for food and wine, extensive knowledge of local culture, and dedication to exceptional customer service, we're confident we can exceed your expectations.

Contact us today to start planning your dream vacation – we can't wait to hear from you!

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