Become acquainted with Genoa as you soak up sites, history and its culture on a city tour.
We walked from the ship across the street to the Villa del Principe, home of Andrea Doria, where we toured the beautifully maintained/restored rooms and admired the lovely artwork and ceilings. We took the subway to the Cathedral in order to go inside before it closed at noon. The tour continued on, but we decided we had walked enough and we took the subway back to the ship.
Provider: Independent Operator
Tour was OK, but nothing spectacular. The day we went it was raining & hard to take good pictures through the plastic covered windows of the tour bus.
The Aquarium is a nice feature(though I would say it is a nice addition if you have small children). It is rated as Europe's largest, small in comparison to the ones I have visited in Chicago & New England's East coast aquariums. Then again it is Europe, so things are smaller.
I have done the Portofino walking tour in the past & would recommend it to adults w/o kids. Though the aquarium is worth it if traveling with younger children & those wanting a relaxing self-paced day.
For younger adults I would recomend also touring the city by foot, many things to see, shops & historical buildings within walking distance of the Aquarium. Buses leave regularly from the parking lot outside of the Aquarium back to the ship-no charge.
The tour was less expensive than others on the trip and was a nice way to end our cruise. The trademark colorful buildings along the water's edge tiering up the hills make for beautiful and picturesque views.
Provider: MSC Cruises
Long que for bus, none to correct the que. Waited almost one hour for City tour by bus. City tour was interesting with stops for photo. We left the bus to wisit aquarium, but there were too many people waiting for access, so we walke to see the old ship.
Provider: MSC Cruises
The Monaco tour was really nice and more interesting than I thought it would be. Long bus rides though. And not enough free time. Unfortunately we couldn't go in the casino because it was reserved for VIPs at some big tennis tourney. But we did get a bird's eye view of the tourney itself from the bus.
Provider: Costa Cruises