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  • Location:Genoa, Italy
  • Duration:Valid for 48 hours

Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Spend your time in port in Genoa by exploring the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, savoring the excellent cuisine and seeing the beautiful sights with your ticket (valid 48 hours) aboard an open-top, double-decker bus. See all the top Genoa attractions as you hop on and off at eight conveniently located stops around the city. The double-decker bus tour provides an opportunity to discover a variety of magnificent viewpoints in this fascinating city.


  • Genoa hop-on hop-off bus tour shore excursion
  • Experience the top attractions in Genoa like the Bigo, the Ducal Palace or Via San Lorenzo
  • Enjoy on-board commentary as you see Genoa's main sights
  • Ticket is valid for 48 hours after first use
  • Set your own itinerary and explore the city at your own pace

What You Can Expect

Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Have you always wanted to follow Christopher Columbus’ trail? When you’re in port in Genoa, you can do just that and discover this magnificent city, famous for its history as a rich and powerful trade center in Europe. Genoa has a multitude of treasures hidden down tiny alleyways, excellent cuisine and beautiful sights, such as the Ducal Palace or Via San Lorenzo.

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.


Genoa Hop-On Hop-Off Tour stops:
  • Piazza Caricamento
  • Piazza Fontane Marose
  • Piazza De Ferrari
  • Diaz (Caravelle)
  • Verdi (Stazione Brignole)
  • XX Settembre (Monumentale)
  • Via Roma (Corvetto)
  • Acquaverde (Stazione Principe)
  • Stazione Marittima

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Would do again, in a flash. Great value

Mavis R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Genoa is a very hilly city and the hop on hop off bus is a great way to get around. You need to do a bit of research before you go as there are some great sights to see on almost every stop and some beautiful churches which are not listed in the map provided. Audio guide was good and the commentary informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Very easy to hop on and off the bus, which because it was a cruise day(in port) ran every 20 minutes instead of the usual 30 minutes. Very friendly staff and a good way to see the beautiful city of Genoa.
Did the whole tour first (one hour) to decide where to stop off at next time round.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

very good easy to find just outside the main port building nice cheap way to see the city

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Great service you can see the city and make sure the bus is going to be there for you at any time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Wonderful way to see the city without walking excessively or paying for an esorted tour. Pickup point is very close to the Port so it ifs a doable tour for people with disabilities or other mobility issues. Cost of the tour if you purchase your ticket from the bus tour operator is $15 euros. The seating is comfortable and the open top level of the bus can be covered when it is raining. The audio describing the points of interest was great but not so good on a tour in Mallorca. Overall, great value.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Great option for a quick overview of the city and sights!

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Enjoyed the tour. Had the same problem with this tour as with EVERY tour with hop on hop off through Europe. It is not clear where to catch the bus. No maps that can be seen are printed on the internet and often if there is a location listed- it is so general as to not be able to be found. I would not buy tickets in advance for any of the tours. Look up the tours locally and buy the ticket on the bus. There are several companies and you should go with the first one you find, not do a scavenger hunt for a bus in a strange city.

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