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Make the most of your time in port in Genoa to see this busy and beautiful coastal city with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket good for 48 hours. Take in the views of the city from the open top of a double-decker bus, hearing audio commentary along the way, and disembark at any one of the eight stops to explore the city further and at your own pace. It’s the ideal way to discover Genoa.


  • See the best of Genoa during a shore excursion with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour
  • Set your own pace for exploring Genoa's main sights
  • Visit attractions such as the Ducal Palace, the Bigo and Via San Lorenzo
  • Get on and off the bus as many times as you want during your 48-hour ticket

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

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

While you’re in port, explore the city of Genoa the easy way with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Join the tour at any one of the eight stops along the route, enjoying the commanding view from the open-air top deck, listening to audio commentary about the city’s history and landmarks along the way.

Disembark at any stop along the route in order to visit a nearby attraction. At the Piazza Caricamento stop, for example, venture to the waterfront for a ride on the “Bigo,” Genoa’s panoramic lift that offers incredible views over the whole city and sometimes even out to Corsica.

See what makes this historic center a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the palazzos-turned-museums of Via Garibaldi to the aquarium (of which the city is very proud). Your bus ticket is valid for 48 hours, and you’re free to get on and off as many times as you like during that period, making this an excellent way to see Genoa at your leisure.

Buses leave from each stop listed below every hour. Please refer to the itinerary section below to see a complete list of stops.

This shore excursion begins within a 10-minute walk from the Genoa cruise port, so it’s up to you to decide what time to return to your ship. Please give yourself enough time to not only enjoy the excursion but also get back to port in time. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great bus, easy to find

Catherine A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Deb D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Would do again, in a flash. Great value

Mavis R Australia

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.

Lillian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

Clare W

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.

Alex V

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

Maria O

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

Jim T

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 2016

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.

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