Shore Excursion: your first time in Genoa


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

The biggest medieval downtown in Europe

Walk with me through the medieval history of Genoa: few steps around to know something more about a city full of history, connected with the one of the more famous Venice and Pisa and where you can still admire the Gothic Cathedral, the Doge Palace, the old noble families road with gardens, painted facades and beautiful yards, the ancient port from where Christopher Columbus left from


From the main cruise port of Genoa the guests walk (20 minutes) or take the subway (5 minutes) to downtown to visit the main attractions of Genoa: from the Ancient Port and the Aquarium, through the very narrow lanes to the small squares with gorgeous facades, to Via Garibaldi with the "golden" Palazzi of the noble families, to the Cathedral of Saint Laurence, to the Doge Palace. . . After some free time to taste some good focaccia or a coffee or a cappuccino, time to stay in town on your own or subway back to the port

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 3 hours


Guests will move around by foot and public transportation (bus or subway from the port to downtown and back)

What’s Included

Other: Half day guided tour with Francesca, local subway tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 euros - Lunch, snacks, coffees

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch, snacks, coffee


I am not a driver. I can arrange a vehicle if required.

A Recent Review of this tour

This was an excellent tour of Genoa. It covered all the important highlights, was informative but also fun and interesting. Highly recommend it!
Robin Leinen

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