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Genoa Shore Excursions - Best of Genoa


 



This 7 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Hotel or Port of Genoa
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Interior Visits- Genoa Aquarium

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Tour Number:
IGENO-02

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Aquarium, Culture, History, Walking
Length: 7 Hours
Walking: Difficult
Mobility: Folding wheelchairs OK, some sites may be inaccessible (advance notice required)
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Genoa Shore Excursion - The focus of this tour is the port city of Genoa. You enjoy a walking tour of the old town, photo stops at panoramic overlooks and a visit to the city's famous aquarium, the largest in Europe.

Your first stop today is the Aquarium of Genoa which can be an emotional experience as you grapple with the concept of the immensity of the ocean and the richness it holds beneath. This unique experience unlocks a universe teaming with life and full of mysterious and strange creatures. Seals, dolphins, penguins, sharks, and fish of all shapes and colors accompany you along your path of discovery in this marine world.

Following the aquarium visit you enjoy free time for lunch in a local pizzeria or restaurant (meal not included).

After lunch you begin your city tour with a stop at the panoramic terrace of Castelletto where you enjoy views over the historical center of Genoa, the port and the Lanterna (lighthouse) which is considered the symbol of the city.

Next you'll enjoy a walking tour of the old town starting at the House of Columbus near the medieval gate of Porta Soprana. You visit the popular square called Piazza De Ferrari which is the contemporary heart of the town and includes the Carlo Felice Opera House and some beautiful fountains. You also see the Ducale Palace, with its neoclassical facade, which was the seat of the government of the Republic of Genoa.

Then you walk to the Piazza San Matteo, the best preserved example of a medieval residential quarter. San Matteo was the square of the Doria family area, and still maintains most of its medieval look, including beautiful palaces, porticoes, and traditional black and white striped facades.

Churches seen include Saint Andreas, which is considered a masterpiece of Genovese baroque architecture, the most important period in Genovese art and the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. Built in the 13th century, it is a good example of gothic architecture. Several renovations throughout the ages have also left their mark, and with the variety of art shown one next to the other your visit gives you a virtual course in Italian Art history.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Genoa tours and Genoa Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Genoa tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Drive to Aquarium - 15 Minutes
  • Visit Genoa Aquarium - 2.5 Hours
  • Free Time for Lunch - 1.5 Hours
  • Genoa Tour - 2.5 Hours
  • Return to pier or hotel - 15 Minutes