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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Genoa and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Genoa activities? We have 36 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

Skip-the Line Genoa Aquarium Entry Ticket

Genoa, Italy
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 32.79


Welcome to the largest Aquarium in Europe. The Genoa Aquarium will take you through a fascinating journey through the largest exhibition of biodiversity and ecosystems in Europe. You will discover 12,000 specimens belonging to 600 animal species and 200 plant species, but above all, you will live a unique experience above and below the sea surface, to remember forever.

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Galata Maritime Museum Entry Ticket

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 15.13


An extraordinary adventure to discover six centuries of life on the sea. A glass and steel cladding designed by the Spanish architect Guillermo Vasquez Consuegra gives a new life to the oldest building in the Darsena area, the former arsenal of the Republic of Genoa, where galleys were built, armed and launched.Galata Maritime Museum was opened in 2004, when Genoa was awarded European Capital of... Read More

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Genoa Aquarium, Tropical Garden, Panoramic Lift and Biosphere Combo Ticket

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 1 year
Priced From: USD 41.62


Get the most of a few of Genoa's most famous attractions by purchasing this combo ticket including a visit to: Genoa Aquarium, Tropical Garden 'A beating of wings', Bigo Panoramic Lift and Biosphere. The ticket will be valid for 1 year from your first access to one of the  attractions,... Read More

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Genoa Aquarium and Galata Maritime Museum Including Nazario Sauro Submarine Combo Ticket

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 1 year
Priced From: USD 50.45


Get the most of a few of Genoa's most famous attractions by purchasing this combo ticket including a visit to Genoa Aquarium and Galata Maritime Museum, including the S 518 Nazario Sauro Submarine. The ticket will be valid for 1 year from your first access to one of the  attractions,... Read More

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Concerts & Special Events

Concert and Tour of the Private apartments of Villa Del Principe in Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 41.62


Music, art and culture for a special concert in Genoa. The ticket provides the entrance fee to an exclusive concert in the private chapel with historical instruments, followed by a guided tour in English of the magnificent private apartments of the Princess. The event introduces you to the... Read More

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Concerts & Special Events

Paganini Opera: Concert and Tour in Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 42.88


Guided tour and concert in the prestigious Strada Nuova museums, with Paganini's music concert, a special way to visit Genoa. <br />During the tour of Palazzo Bianco, Palazzo Rosso and Palazzo Tursi you will listen the famous music by Paganini. You will see paints, frescoes, sculptures, tapestries and other wonders by Caravaggio, Veronese, Canova, Rubens and other artists. The Concert Hall of Palazzo Rosso hosts the... Read More

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Concerts & Special Events

Palazzo Ducale: Concert and Tour in Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 70 minutes
Priced From: USD 41.62


Tour and concert in the most important Palace of Genoa. A multi-sensorial experience, accompanied by music&nbsp;performed on&nbsp;original instruments of Baroque time. The tour, in English language, will be held throughout the most exclusive locations, like the Grimaldina Tower, the prisons*, the&nbsp;large Halls and the arcades. The final concert held in the exclusively reserved Cappella del Doge. Don't miss the... Read More

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Cooking Classes

Traditional Home Cooking Class in Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 87.02


Live an authentic culinary experience in Genoa. Learn to cook traditional homemade pesto and other local delicacies in beautiful Nervi district. Learn about local cuisine as you prepare your own lunch or dinner. Cook a refined menu of Italian specialties!

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Cooking Classes

Genoa: cooking class in a noble palace

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 220.71


Learn the most traditional Genoese recipes in an amazing Reinasance palace.

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Day Cruises

Portofino private boat tour

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 914.36


On board of a private motorboat you will discover Portofino gulf and its natural protected area from a different perspective, from the sea. You'll explore the most secluded coves where you will have the possibility to swim in the clear blue water. You will admire the impressive cliffs and the untouched Mediterranean vegetation of this protected area. You will reach the amazing cove of San Fruttuoso, with the medieval... Read More

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Day Trips

Tour of Genoa and Day Trip to Portofino from Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 112.25


Discover Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, a city with a glorious past. Spend your morning in is one of the most charming cities in Northern Italy. Also visit Portofino, the pearl of the Ligurian sea, and see its crystalline green waters.

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Food Tours

One week Italian Language Course and Gourmet Package

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 441.41


A week to combine a pleasant vacation with an effective Italian course and at the same time to have the opportunity to live a complete experience of the Italian life by putting into practice what you have learned during the course. After 4 hour classes in the morning, you will enjoy several... Read More

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Food Tours

Private Half-Day Genoa Food Tour and Pesto Class

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 173.41


Discover centuries-old food shops and learn to prepare authentic pesto with this private 4-hour tour and cooking class in Genoa. Enjoy a walking tour of Genoa's historic center, exploring historic bakeries, an old friggitorie, and more. Learn from locals how to make authentic pesto with a mortar and pestle.

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Do Eat Better Experience - Food Tours in Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 63.06


The Do Eat Better Experience food tour is a walking tour around the historical center of the city. The tourist is guided by a 'Foodie', a local 'buddy' able to explain every detail of the selected restaurants, their preparations, and the relevant history/curiosities. Furthermore, the Foodie also gives samples of local history and culture and point at major touristic attractions while passing by.<br />Do Eat Better... Read More

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Food Tours

Ancient Tastes of Genoa Including Food and Drink Samples

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 78.19


From the old port to straight inside Genoa's heart, join this tour following the tastiest route in the city to discover the best and most traditional flavours this city has to offer. Cuculli, focaccia, pesto, gelato, and chocolate are just some of the bites that will conquer you palate.... Read More

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Food Tours

Boccadasse District Tour Including Pesto Making Lesson, Pesto and Gelato Tasting

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 70.63


Imagine a lovely fishing village built out of pastel-coloured houses, carved into green hills along the Mediterranean Sea. No, it's not a fantasy, it's Boccadasse, just a short ride beyond Genoa's city centre. On this food tour, you'll take a trip to the village where you'll learn the true way to... Read More

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Food Tours

Genoa Old Delicacies and Confectionery Tour

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 18.92


Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delicious excursion to discover the candied creations of Genoa's most famous confectioner, Pietro Romanengo. Dive into the shop's sugary history, sample tasty treats, and watch the mesmerizing processes that are behind the art of confectionery.

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Full-day Tours

Genoa Walking Tour: Discover Hidden Treasures and Street Food

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 187.92


Trek through Genoa to discover the best places, hidden spots, best bars, small osterias, secret old shops, secluded squares: taste the real Focaccia and pesto (it was invented here) and the superb trofie at our preferred Restaurant. Be impressed by the phenomenal beauty of the ancient palaces, see... Read More

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Genoa City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 48 Hours
Priced From: USD 18.92


Explore the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, savor the excellent cuisine and see the beautiful sights with this 48-hour ticket 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 the opportunity to discover a variety of magnificent viewpoints in this fascinating city.

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Motorcycle Tours

Genoa Scooter Day Trip - Discover the Most Beautiful Squares and View Points of Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 187.92


Discover the most beautiful spots of this amazing city; you will see architectural treasures, stunning views, amazing paintings, the Crusader Testimonials, Liberty Style Palaces; drive through the roads of the center, up and down the hills through winding roads. Eat the most sensational &quot;... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

6 Days Sardinia Tour from Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 1551.25


6 days and 5 nights leaving from Genoa or Rome. Overnight by ferry. Discover the wildest and oldest of all the Italian region. Visit of the legendary islands Caprera and La Maddalena, excursion to Costa Smeralda. Through the region of Gallura, you'll visit Santa Teresa and Capo Testa Capo Caccia and its landscape and Alghero. Sleeping in Palau and Alghero. Return to Genoa or Rome by night ferry.

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Ports of Call Tours

Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Cinque Terre

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 147.14


The moment your cruise ship arrives in port in Genoa, your private shore excursion to Cinque Terre begins. Discover the unique landscape with dry-laid stone walls, winding paths, enchanting beaches between cliffs and turquoise waters. Explore the UNESCO protected territory and visit the charming... Read More

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Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa Independent Sightseeing Experience with Private Driver

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 126.12


While in port in Genoa, take a private sightseeing shore excursion to explore this beautiful Italian city. Known as 'La Superba,' Genoa is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and one of the most important maritime cities in Italy. On your full-day private tour, take a stroll along the UNESCO... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Genoa Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 147.14


When your cruise ship docks in Genoa, enjoy a private shore excursion to Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. On this full-day trip, discover Portofino -- a picturesque, crescent-shaped seaside village with pastel houses lining the shore of the harbor. Visit the massive Castello Brown, built in... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

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

Genoa, Italy
Duration: Valid for 48 hours
Priced From: USD 18.92


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... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Vertical Genoa urban walking

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 78.82


Experience a unique urban walking tour of Genoa town. Guided by your local insider, follow ancient alleys climbing up on the hills surrounding Genoa, enjoy incredible views of the town from the top and try historical funicular and lift, to end up  in the magnificent Via Garibaldi, known as the golden street and listed in the Unesco World Heritage Sites!

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Genoa private walking tour with a local guide

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 377.09


Join this private walkin tour to discover the city of Genoa, one of Italy's best kept secrets. Marvel at its Medieval buildings, the XVI century frescoed palaces, its Baroque votive chapels and the beautiful churches overlooking truly picturesque squares.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Genoa and its music tradition in a private guided tour

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 377.09


Through this 2.5-hour private tour led by a local guide you will discover the historic center of Genoa through the places, the squares and the palaces that relate to the great musicians who have visited and lived in the city.

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Private Transfers

Low Cost Private Transfer From Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport to Genoa City - One Way

Genoa, Italy
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 90.80


Enjoy our private transfer service from Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA) to your hotel or private address in the centre of Genoa for the lowest price.

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Private Transfers

Low Cost Private Transfer From Villanova D’Albenga International Airport to Genoa City - One Way

Genoa, Italy
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 272.41


Fast and flexible private taxi transfer from Villanova D'Albenga International Airport (ALL) to a location of your choice in the city centre of Genoa for the lowest price.

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Private Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Genoa Airport to City or Riviera Hotels

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 15.13


Start your Genoa vacation in style by booking this private arrival transfer from Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport to your hotel in central Genoa or on the Italian Riviera. Your friendly and professional driver will greet you upon your arrival and drive you directly to your hotel in the comfort of a... Read More

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Private Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Genoa or Riviera Hotels to Genoa Airport

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 15.13


Enjoy a hassle-free finish to your Genoa vacation with this private departure transfer from your Genoa or Italian Riviera hotel to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. When it's time to leave, your friendly and reliable driver will meet you in your hotel lobby and help you with your luggage. Then,... Read More

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Private Transfers

Genoa Transfer: Riviera or Genoa Hotel to Cruise Port

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 15.13


<span style='line-height: 1.5;'>Ensure peace of mind with this stress-free Genoa cruise transfer. Arrange a private driver to pick you up from your central Genoa or Italian Riviera hotel and drive you in style to the Genoa cruise port (Porto Antico). This convenient private transfer service... Read More

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Genoa Transfer: Cruise Port to Genoa or Riviera Hotel

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 15.13


<span style='line-height: 1.5;'>For a hassle-free cruise transfer in Genoa, arrange for a private driver to pick you up from the Genoa cruise port and drive you in style to your hotel in </span><span style='line-height: 1.5;'>Genoa or on the Italian Riviera: Camogli,... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Genoa Transfer Airport to Hotel

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 15.00


Be welcomed in <strong>Genoa</strong> by an<strong> hassle-free arrival or departure</strong> <strong>private transfer service</strong>. Meet your driver at <strong>Genoa Airport,</strong> and be peacefully transferred to your hotel in the centre of Genoa. These private vehicles can accommodate up to 8 passengers.

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Private Transfer Genoa Airport to Savona Hotel or Port

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 60 to 70 mins
Priced From: USD 37.00


Be welcomed in <strong>Genoa</strong> by an<strong> hassle-free arrival or departure</strong> <strong>private transfer service while travelling to Savona Hotel or Savona Port</strong>. Meet your driver at Genoa Airport, and be peacefully transferred to... Read More

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