Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Shopping, City
Kid Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of car; some adjustments might be done along the walk.
Maximum travelers: 2
Italian (fluent), French (advanced), English (fluent)
Unexpected beauties in the town of Cristopher Columbus
Half day tour (3 hours). Panoramic drive through the most elegant district and photo stop in Castelletto, for a stunning view over the town. The tour continues with drop on and drop off in the most beautiful spots : Via Garibaldi, heart of the Unesco site with the richness of its "Palazzi", their frescoes and gilded decorations, Piazza De Ferrari, elegant architecture of the 20th C. ; Columbus's house (Yes! He was born here. . . ); the imposing Palazzo Ducale, and the stories of the ancient republic; the Cathedral and its trasures, Palazzo San Giorgio, the story and Glory of the ancient Marine Republic, creating the bases of our modern economy. A little stroll between the old typycal alleyways will make you feel the charm of the largest medioeval city center of Europe. Upon request a "cappucino" stop or local food & wine taste can be arranged, not to live the place without knowing the famous Focaccia or Pesto sauce.
From your meeting point, we'll drive through the elegant area of "castelletto" to the panoramic Stop. Then we'll reach the city center : Via Garibaldi, De Ferrari Square, Columbus' house, and the medieval alleyways between the cathedral and the old port.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting point can be arranged in the port if you are on a cruise, in your hotel, at the train station, or in Piazza Caricamento, near the old port, the main touristic hub.
End location: Upon request we can end back where we started, or where needed if you continue your stay in Genoa.
Duration: 3 hours
Extra hours if requested; starting time can be arranged as needed.
Private car with professional driver, 2 people; Minivan required up to 7 people, ask for prices. New, clean and air coonditioned cars.
Tour guide and private car from the meeting place for all the duration of the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - food and wine taste if requested.
Cappuccino stop or local food tasting on request, depending on your need. Extra hours (after 3) if needed.
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Excellent overall tour! Natascia is very knowledgeable and a super tour guide!!