Genoa City Tour Excursion Reviews

Become acquainted with Genoa as you soak up sites, history and its culture on a city tour.
Too much time spent on the palace of Dorian.
Sail Date: May 2019
Too much time spent on the palace of Dorian. Not for kids. Bus city tour was very short and instead we could have had more free time to walk in the city centre. Our return was not very well organized as we were told to embark on a small ... Read More
Too much time spent on the palace of Dorian. Not for kids. Bus city tour was very short and instead we could have had more free time to walk in the city centre. Our return was not very well organized as we were told to embark on a small boat, waiting 35 minutes for a journey of 3 minutes (the reason behind that was reducing the cost for the cruise company as they grouped 5 groups together instead of each group returning with their own coach back to the ship). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Booked city sightseeing, there were a couple of their reps after you step out of the cruise port, ...
Sail Date: April 2019
Booked city sightseeing, there were a couple of their reps after you step out of the cruise port, cost €18 each and was hop on and off around the city. stop to meet the bus is around a 5 min walk from the port, but you may have to ... Read More
Booked city sightseeing, there were a couple of their reps after you step out of the cruise port, cost €18 each and was hop on and off around the city. stop to meet the bus is around a 5 min walk from the port, but you may have to wait for a couple of busses to get on the top deck as can get busy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Again, a mixture of English speaking and German.
Sail Date: January 2019
Again, a mixture of English speaking and German. Genoa is interesting and enjoyed seeing Christopher Columbus birthplace.
Again, a mixture of English speaking and German. Genoa is interesting and enjoyed seeing Christopher Columbus birthplace. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We took the Hoho.
Sail Date: October 2017
We took the Hoho. Hard to find the bus stop. A relatively short trip, about one hour for the full tour.
We took the Hoho. Hard to find the bus stop. A relatively short trip, about one hour for the full tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This excursion is one which I would like to single out as a special one.
Sail Date: August 2017
This excursion is one which I would like to single out as a special one. The price was good, and the itinerary was excellent too. I saw what I thought it is must see in this beautiful place and did not worried about the time. Everything ... Read More
This excursion is one which I would like to single out as a special one. The price was good, and the itinerary was excellent too. I saw what I thought it is must see in this beautiful place and did not worried about the time. Everything was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Caught the little tour train around the port, was ok!
Sail Date: July 2017
Caught the little tour train around the port, was ok!
Caught the little tour train around the port, was ok! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
My wife and granddaughter took the tour, I stayed on board the ship.
Sail Date: June 2017
My wife and granddaughter took the tour, I stayed on board the ship. She took a lot of pictures, one I like in particular was the 13th-century St. George Palace. She saw a little house known as Casa di Colombo. This is where Columbus spent ... Read More
My wife and granddaughter took the tour, I stayed on board the ship. She took a lot of pictures, one I like in particular was the 13th-century St. George Palace. She saw a little house known as Casa di Colombo. This is where Columbus spent his childhood and the site was restored as part of the White House Millennium Project "Save America's Treasures." She said the tour guide was difficult to understand. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Genoa is 45-50 minutes from the cruise port of Savona.
Sail Date: February 2017
Genoa is 45-50 minutes from the cruise port of Savona. We had a pleasant walk through the old town and a good guide. Also wine and cheese tasting in an old mansion. We had time to shop, but it was Sunday; not many shops were open.
Genoa is 45-50 minutes from the cruise port of Savona. We had a pleasant walk through the old town and a good guide. Also wine and cheese tasting in an old mansion. We had time to shop, but it was Sunday; not many shops were open. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
excellent excursion in the city center, beautiful and little known
Sail Date: November 2016
excellent excursion in the city center, beautiful and little known
excellent excursion in the city center, beautiful and little known Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Good tour, we were lucky with the weather.
Sail Date: September 2016
Good tour, we were lucky with the weather. I think the river cruise would have been a totally different experience on a dull day
Good tour, we were lucky with the weather. I think the river cruise would have been a totally different experience on a dull day Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Fantastic experience.
Sail Date: September 2016
Fantastic experience. A few of the excursions we used the hop on-hop off buses which is a great way to see the sites.
Fantastic experience. A few of the excursions we used the hop on-hop off buses which is a great way to see the sites. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Hop-on/hop off bus tour of city
Sail Date: September 2016
Hop-on/hop off bus tour of city
Hop-on/hop off bus tour of city Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great tour
Sail Date: August 2016
Great tour
Great tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Again, in Genoa we chose to see Genoa for a half a day rather than taking the whole day to travel ...
Sail Date: July 2016
Again, in Genoa we chose to see Genoa for a half a day rather than taking the whole day to travel elsewhere. It was very interesting and, again, gave us some time on the ship to relax.
Again, in Genoa we chose to see Genoa for a half a day rather than taking the whole day to travel elsewhere. It was very interesting and, again, gave us some time on the ship to relax. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The wander around the old town was fine (Via Garibaldi etc) but after that, we were left to our own ...
Sail Date: July 2016
The wander around the old town was fine (Via Garibaldi etc) but after that, we were left to our own devices. It was OK but not much more and we could have taken the shuttle bus in and done this by ourselves.
The wander around the old town was fine (Via Garibaldi etc) but after that, we were left to our own devices. It was OK but not much more and we could have taken the shuttle bus in and done this by ourselves. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took a two hour train to Milan and had a private walking tour and then jumped back on the train.
Sail Date: July 2016
We took a two hour train to Milan and had a private walking tour and then jumped back on the train. Not enough time but was fab!!
We took a two hour train to Milan and had a private walking tour and then jumped back on the train. Not enough time but was fab!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was an awesome day.
Sail Date: June 2016
This was an awesome day. Lorenza was a great guide, she loved her city and was willing to share it with us.
This was an awesome day. Lorenza was a great guide, she loved her city and was willing to share it with us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Shore excursion genoa is great
Sail Date: February 2016
Shore excursion genoa is great
Shore excursion genoa is great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This tour was not that good.
Sail Date: October 2015
This tour was not that good. The streets in Genoa were very loud and we really needed headsets to hear our guide. Unless you stayed right on top of her you just weren't able to get the information about all the buildings. The tour ... Read More
This tour was not that good. The streets in Genoa were very loud and we really needed headsets to hear our guide. Unless you stayed right on top of her you just weren't able to get the information about all the buildings. The tour description says you get a taste of traditional bruschetta and focaccia bread. This consisted of a couple of tables set up with baskets of bread and a table with a lady pouring wine. People were milling all over and we were given about 15 minutes to use the facilities, have a drink, and grab a bite to try. Not really that impressed. They could at least make this a sit down stop and you could be served. We also weren't given any free time in the shopping area and were then given about 45 minutes in the waiting area of the port. There are no shops here. I ended up not getting any souvenirs here because it was all junk. Skip this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very informative
Sail Date: August 2015
Very informative
Very informative Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Reasonable price on an open top bus.
Sail Date: August 2015
Reasonable price on an open top bus. Gorgeous place and well worth a visit
Reasonable price on an open top bus. Gorgeous place and well worth a visit Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The Hop-on Hop-off is a quick way to get around the city but it is so much better to walk through ...
Sail Date: June 2015
The Hop-on Hop-off is a quick way to get around the city but it is so much better to walk through the city and explore the narrow turns. If you get the chance (like we did), try out the exhibition called Dialogue in the Dark. It allows ... Read More
The Hop-on Hop-off is a quick way to get around the city but it is so much better to walk through the city and explore the narrow turns. If you get the chance (like we did), try out the exhibition called Dialogue in the Dark. It allows you to experience the challenges blind people face everyday. Well worth the visit. The Dialogue in the Dark is located next to the maritime museum and a short walk from the cruise terminal. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Beautiful historic city, lots to do but we were only on port a short time and it was also Sunday, ...
Sail Date: April 2015
Beautiful historic city, lots to do but we were only on port a short time and it was also Sunday, so must shops shut but we did window shopping. The bus tour was good and stopped at some very interesting spots. would like to return to ... Read More
Beautiful historic city, lots to do but we were only on port a short time and it was also Sunday, so must shops shut but we did window shopping. The bus tour was good and stopped at some very interesting spots. would like to return to Genoa. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Nothing is open on Sunday in Genoa.
Sail Date: May 2014
Nothing is open on Sunday in Genoa. Take that into account and take a beach day or a boat trip. It was tough even seeing the churches because it was Sunday. Overall you can walk it - skip the tour.
Nothing is open on Sunday in Genoa. Take that into account and take a beach day or a boat trip. It was tough even seeing the churches because it was Sunday. Overall you can walk it - skip the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice, brief tour of the city followed by an extended on-your-own visit of the aquarium.
Sail Date: December 2013
Nice, brief tour of the city followed by an extended on-your-own visit of the aquarium. Prompt shuttle back to ship. The aquarium is really extensive. A brief city tour is really all that's needed here, in my opinion.
Nice, brief tour of the city followed by an extended on-your-own visit of the aquarium. Prompt shuttle back to ship. The aquarium is really extensive. A brief city tour is really all that's needed here, in my opinion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises