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Things to Do in Genoa

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 27 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

Genoa Aquarium Entry Ticket

Genoa, Italy
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 29.11


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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Concerts & Special Events

A Concert in Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 23.29


Enjoy the best of Italian classical music and opera in one of the most ancient and well-preserved historical building of the city: the Inferior Church of San Giovanni di Prè. Genova in Concerto - the soundtrack of your memorable holiday between sky and sea under the Lanterna.

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Concerts & Special Events

Special Concert Featuring Renaissance and Baroque Music Including Tour Of Villa Del Principe

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 70 minutes
Priced From: USD 40.76


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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Cooking Classes

Genoa Pesto Demostration with Ligurian Aperitif

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 55.90


Start with a market tour and enjoy 30 minutes of cooking demonstration where a local expert will show you how to prepare basil pesto and how to choose the perfect ingredients. Taste the traditional recipe and learn all the tricks! Match the tasting with local products as olive oil, savory starts and many more; all seasonal and fresh ingredients.

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Day Cruises

Portofino private boat tour

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 189.23


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 103.64


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 407.57


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

Ancient Tastes of Genoa Including Food and Drink Samples

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 57.76


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 52.17


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 17.47


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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Food Tours

Private Half-Day Genoa Food Tour and Pesto Class

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 144.11


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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Full-day Tours

Genoa Walking Tour: Discover Hidden Treasures and Street Food

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 173.51


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 17.47


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 173.51


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 ' focaccia... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

7 Days Gran Tour Sardinia and Corsica

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 1921.40


7 days and 6 nights leaving from Genoa. Overnight by ferry. Discover the wildest and oldest of all the Italian region. Visit of the legendary beaches of Stintino, Capo Caccia and its landscape and Alghero. Through the region of Gallura, you'll visit Santa Teresa and Capo Testa slleping in Palau. Excursion to Costa Smeralda, islands Caprera and La Maddalena. Continuation to Corsica: Bonifacio, Ajaccio, Corte and Bastia. Return... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

6 Days Sardinia Tour from Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 1589.53


6 days and 5 nights leaving from Genoa. Overnight by ferry. Discover the wildest and oldest of all the Italian region. Visit of the legendary beaches of Stintino, Capo Caccia and its landscape and Alghero. Through the region of Gallura, you'll visit Santa Teresa and Capo Testa sleeping in Palau. Excursion to Costa Smeralda, islands Caprera and La Maddalena. Return to Genoa 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 135.86


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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Ports of Call Tours

Genoa Shore Excursion: Genoa Independent Sightseeing Experience with Private Driver

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 116.45


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 135.86


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 17.47


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

Genoa private walking tour with a local guide

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 348.18


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 348.18


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

Private Arrival Transfer: Genoa Airport to City or Riviera Hotels

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 13.97


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 13.97


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 13.97


<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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Private Transfers

Genoa Transfer: Cruise Port to Genoa or Riviera Hotel

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 13.97


<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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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Small-Group Aperitif Wine and Food Tasting in the City Center of Genoa

Genoa, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 41.34


Enjoy a 1.5-hour wine and food tasting in the city center of Genoa. Taste three Ligurian wines as well as a tasting of delicious foods. You will even learn about the winemaking process from a local expert.

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