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“Better to walk it”
Review of City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing
Ranked #19 of 43 Tours in Genoa
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Reviewed May 13, 2017

I picked the bus up from the port area, , it was only a 50 minute round trip, it was not worth he money , you could walk the same route in 1 .15minutes,
They only have 1 bus , so if you are getting off and on you may have to wait a long time .frankly I thought it was a waste of money

Thank josepht305
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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We went on this tour to get a feel for the city, hoping to learn some of the history too, however, we were disappointed with the quality of the commentary, it was too fast and too brief and made assumptions that you knew about local history.

I feel Genoa has more to offer than this very poor example of a tour. We have found out more just wandering the streets chatting to friendly locals.

1  Thank hollyhawk1986
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

The Genoa tour was awesome. Having the freedom to hop on and off at multiple stops was great. The ability to hear the tour info through provided earbuds in English was very helpful.

Thank Destry H
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

We arrived at the cruise ship terminal and decided to try the HOHO bus. It was a great way to get an overview of the city. We took it for a full loop around the city, then later got off at the venues we wanted to explore some more. Had a lovely day walking around town and using the bus. Like other reviewers, the WIFI wasn't working. Greatly enjoyed Genoa.

Thank GlendaNCC-1701
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Reviewed October 8, 2016

We went to Genoa as a day visit from a cruise. We had initially planned to do a bus tour, to find out where the best sights were. As we came out of the port 2 people came over with details for Genoa City Tour Bus. They inferred we would have a hop on hop tour and so we paid them 10 Euros each for this. We got on the bus just outside the port and it started off. The commentary did describe some of the best sights. We never saw the bus actually stop to let people on or off. We thought we would arrive back at the port and could then go around again and get off when we wanted. However the bus stopped some considerable distance from the port and said we should all get off, after a 45 minutes journey.
We walked back to the port, hoping to find another Genoa City Tour Bus there to start again. However after a long wait, I asked in the information kiosk about this company. The lady said the tour we had paid for was not a hop on hop service and that we should have paid 15 Euros and go with the official Hop on Hop bus service, which have red buses and leaflets.
Therefore I would not advise or recommend other tourists to use Genoa City Tour Bus, as we were misled as to its service and so it is not value for money.
As for the city itself, it has some beautiful looking buildings but many are very dirty with grime. If they were cleaned they would look wonderful. There are some nice sights but in areas there is a lot of litter, dogs’ mess and a very noticeable large immigrant population, many trying to sell you goods as you walk along.

3  Thank tonyb16
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Emanuele M, Direttore at City Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mr Tony,
This is not genova city tour's page.
This is citysightseeing Genova and we are the real hop on hop off company.
I'm really sorry for your bad experience but I think it's not fair to give us bad review.
I hope you will ask to Tripadvisor to cancel your bad review.

Kind regards,

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