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Trip to Genoa, the top 9 activities (museums, tours and combo tickets) to do to explore the Ligurian Capital

Mainly known for its Aquarium, which is the biggest one in Italy, Genoa has much more to offer to visitors. Just think of its historic centre, considered the largest one in Europe and declared a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO, its noble palaces, its coastal and inland walks and of course its gastronomy.

—> What to do and see in Genoa <—

In this article I want to share with you the 9 most recommended activities by tourists. I refer to museums, monuments, walking tours and combo tickets that allow you to discover Genoa’s points of interest and lesser-known places.

For each of them I highlight key information and links for online booking. Most of the activities can be cancelled for free up to 24 hours in advance.

 

 

 

 

1. Skip-the-line ticket for the Aquarium of Genoa

Validity: 1 day

Prices: adults, 27€; seniors (over 65), 23€; children (4-12y) 19€; infants (0-3y) gratis

What’s included: priority entrance and selection of the starting time of the visit

Online booking: available here.

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2. Entrance ticket to the Lighthouse of Genoa

Validity: 1 day, from Friday to Sunday

Prices: adults, 8€; children (7-12y), 6€; infants (0-6y), gratis

What’s included: selection of the starting time of the visit, free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance

Online booking: visit the related website.

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3. “Triple-Attraction maritime experience” combo ticket

Validity: 1 day

Meeting point: Aquarium of Genoa

Prices: adults, 42€; senior (over 65), 37€; children (4-12y), 31€; infants (0-3y), gratis

What’s included: entrance tickets to the Aquarium of Genoa, the Galata Maritime Museum and the submarine S518 Nazario Sauro, a full refund up to 24 hours in advance

Online booking: available here.

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4. Palazzi dei Rolli and Genoa’s Royal Palace guided tour

Duration: 3 hours

When: 10 am, from Wednesday to Saturday

Prices: 89€, at least 3 participants are required for this activity

What’s included: guided walking tour of Palazzi dei Rolli (UNESCO World Heritage Site), entrance ticket and guided visit of Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace), free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance

Online booking: check this website.

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5. Genoa private walking tour with a local guide

Duration: 2,5 hours

When: at 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm

Meeting point: in front of restaurant “I 3 Merli” (Calata Cattaneo, 17)

Prices: from 200€ (saving money with more participants)

What’s included: private tour across Genoa’s historic centre and harbour, free cancellation

Online booking: available here.

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6. Biosfera entrance ticket

Validity: 1 day (depending on seasonal opening times)

Prices: adults, 5€; senior (65+) and children (4-12y), 3.50€

What’s included: entrance ticket and full refund if cancelling up to 24 hours in advance

Online booking: check this website.

 

 

 

7. Segway tour across Genoa

Duration: 1-2,5 hours

When: at 12 pm (2,5 hours tour), 2:30 pm and 4 pm (1 hour tour)

Meeting point: near the panoramic lift “Bigo”, in front of restaurant “I 3 Merli”

Prices: 1 hour tour, 30€ per participant; 2,5 hours tour, 60€ per participant

What’s included: personal segway, tour guide, helmet, waterproof clothes in case of bad weather

To know before booking: this activity is not suitable for pregnant women, children under 16y, people with back problems, people with mobility impairment, people under 99 lbs (45 Kg) or over 264 lbs (120 Kg)

Online booking: available here.

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8. Genoa’s Hop-on Hop-off bus tour

Tour duration: 1 hour

When: from 9 am to 5 pm, , buses run daily every 30 to 60 minutes

Meeting point: Piazza Caricamento/Aquarium of Genoa

Prices: 24-hours ticket, adults, 19€; children (5-15y), 10€; 48-hours ticket, adults, 22€; children (5-15y), 10€.

What’s included: multilingual audio commentary with headphones on board, free WiFi and free mobile app, full refund up to 24 hours in advance

Online booking: visit this website.

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9. Genoa’s Galata Maritime Museum entrance ticket

When: Mon-Sun, from 10 am to 7:30 pm (march-october); Tue-Fri, from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 7:30 pm (november-february)

Prices: adults, 13€; disabled people and over 65, 11€; children (4-12y), 8€; infants (0-4), gratis

What’s included: entrance ticket, flexible schedule and free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance

Online booking: available here.

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