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Whale Watching: Cetacean Sightings

It is a wonderful experience to depart from Genoa and safely watch whales in the Ligurian Sea, where they can be seen up close in the protected marine area called Pelagos Sanctuary. What an unforgettable excursion for pupils and teachers, who will be able to admire the marine mammals in their natural habitat. On board, an expert biologist will keep the children company, helping them to recognise the animals.

Learning Objectives: to see animals living freely in their natural habitat, learn about the marine ecosystem, and to gain more awareness about respecting the environment.

Target audience: all types of schools and grade levels.

Participation fees: € 22.50 per student; 1 free ticket for teachers and guardians for every 10 paying students; € 30.00 for extra teachers and guardians.

Notes: departure at 12:00. Duration of about 5 hours. Trips offered from February to June. The trips are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Upon request, alternative dates can be arranged for a minimum of 80 paying students. Upon request, departures can also be arranged from Savona and Imperia for a minimum of 100 paying students. The trips will only be made in favourable weather and sea conditions and if a minimum number of 50 participants is reached.

San Fruttuoso and Portofino

Liguria seen from the sea is beautiful! With this day trip, you will forget about traffic and long waits in the car, instead admiring the various views along the coast. There are small villages that alternate with the most important towns, as well as beaches and coves where you can appreciate the colour of the sea in all shades of blue. The day trip includes a free roaming visit to San Fruttuoso before continuing to Portofino. Departing from Genoa, you reach San Fruttuoso, a town which is accessible only by boat, after about 50 minutes. There are no roads to get there--only a few paths to walk on in the shade of dense vegetation. Our boat docks at an exclusive landing pier, next to a small beach where tourists can swim and enjoy a coffee in the small bar overlooking the sea. You can visit the famous Abbey of San Fruttuoso, a humble former home of fishermen, which later transformed into a pirate hideout and then finally became the property of the Doria Genoese princes. You can visit the entire monastery including the Cloister, the Sala Capitolare and the Church. The boat then proceeds to Portofino, the most famous village in Liguria. It is rich in local businesses with outdoor areas overlooking the small public square, renowned for its fashionable shops.

Learning objectives: learn about the formation of the Ligurian Coast and its characteristics, as well as the historical and cultural aspects of the places visited.

Target audience: all types of schools and grade levels.

Participation fees: € 17.50 per student; 1 free ticket for teachers and guardians for every 10 paying students; € 18.00 for extra teachers and guardians.

Notes: departure at 10:00, 11:00 or 14:00. Duration of about 4 hours. Available from January to December. It is possible to stop in both locations for about 40 minutes or choose to visit only one for about 90 minutes. The trips will only be made in favourable weather and sea conditions and if a minimum number of 40 participants is reached.

Port of Genoa Tour

Since 1955, our tourist boats have allowed visitors to discover the most interesting and curious aspects of one of the largest ports in Europe in a small amount of time (about 70 minutes). While navigating in the perpetually-calm waters of the three port docks (Porto Vecchio, Avamporto and Porto Nuovo), students will be given lots of information regarding the many work activities carried out on the docks. The tour will also allow you to enjoy a privileged view of the enchanting landscape of Genoa "La Superba" with its palaces, churches, historic centre, the elevated forts, the airport and its historical symbol, The Lantern.

Learning objectives: learn about the operational activities carried out on the port docks and the historical and cultural aspects of the city of Genoa.

Target audience: all types of schools and grade levels..

Participation fees: € 5.00 per student; 1 free ticket for teachers and guardians for every 10 paying students; € 5.50 for extra teachers and guardians.

Note: departure time is to be agreed upon with the school. Trips take place every day; the weather and sea conditions do not affect regular operations. The trips will only take place with the minimum number of 20 participants.

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