Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Hop off at the first stop, Piazza Caricamento, where pastel buildings cover steep hillsides above the long, curving waterfront. This striking cityscape can be admired from a variety of viewpoints during the tour of this fascinating city.
Next, get on the Bigo, a panoramic lift which offers you the chance to have a 360-degree overview of the city, the historical center and the sea – you might even catch sight of Corsica.
Your Genoa tour allows you to hop on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top, double-decker bus. Get on and off at eight stops throughout central Genoa and see all of the city’s top attractions. Please see the itinerary section below to view the list of stops. The tour departs every 60 minutes from each stop. The tickets are valid for 48 hours from first use.
You can hop on and off to discover the city at your own pace. Take a stroll through Via Garibaldi and admire the impressive baroque buildings, or visit the Aquarium, one of Genoa's proudest attractions, where you can admire sharks and dolphins up close.
This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk of the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in Genoa. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
- Hop-on hop-off tour
- Recorded commentary
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
A good way to get an overview of the city. Some wait to exchange the vouchers and board at the first stop, but very good overall.
The buses were on time with stops clearly marked. An attendant announced each stop with its corresponding stop number, making navigation easy. A major complaint, however, was that it seemed only about half of the audio plugins were operational. That left some unhappy people on a crowded tour bus.
This is a go to for us when we’re not sure what to do, they way you can hear about the city and then choose
Best way to see everything if you cant walk far
Hate to be a bringdown, but remember, this is Genoa -- it's not Paris, or Florence, or Manhattan. The bus takes you around a neighborhood along the port and describes a number of sights. There are a few moderately interesting things to see, and a tourist-oriented shopping arcade naturally where you can buy souvenirs and snacks, or sit down and have lunch. If your family comes from Genoa, or you really need to see where Columbus hung out, by all means do this. Although I am a big fan of many of Viator's tours, in this case you might be better off walking into town -- maybe 10-15 minutes -- with a guide book and ambling around on your own.
We enjoyed the ride and the introduction to Genoa and it's history. Did you know that denim was developed there - then exported to US to become jeans? Lots of things to see and do in Genoa, including the Palazzo Reale and the Museum of 3 palaces. Great introduction to help us decide what and where we wanted to spend our time.