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Genoa: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

4.1 / 5

46 reviews

Activity provider: World City Trail
Other experience

Genoa: City Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Activity provider: World City Trail

From US$ 6.97 per person

Discover the highlights in Genoa with a smartphone scavenger hunt and walking tour. Complete attraction-based riddles and see sights like St. Syrus’s Basilica and the house of Christopher Columbus.

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  • Combine the fun of solving riddles with a city tour
  • Learn history and facts about the city as you explore
  • Discover hidden gems like the house where Christopher Columbus lived
  • Take photos of Genoa Cathedral and the Doge's Palace
Full description

Get to know Genoa at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity.

Solve a puzzle outside of 10 top city sights. Follow clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle.

At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game.

Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. View the city at your own pace. Learn interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want. You can start playing anytime.

Start your tour from San Siro, in the center of Genoa. Visit the Palazzo Grimaldi della Meridiana with its unique architecture and explore Piazza Fontane Marose and the magnificent buildings that surround it.

Photograph Santa Maria delle Vigne with its distinct white facade and wonder at the imposing Palazzo San Giorgio with its original interior and imposing exterior.

Learn about the Romanesque Cattedrale di San Lorenzo with black and white stripes and frescoes inside, which houses unique holy relics. Marvel at the palazzo Ducale mansion and admire the Piazza de Ferrari, famous for its bronze fountain.

  • Mobile app and login credentials
  • Self-guided tour
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Entrance fees

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Meeting point

Begin your tour at St. Syrus’s Basilica. Log in to the app and find the exact location of the first step. There will be no one waiting for you at the starting point and you can begin your tour at any time. The activity time below is indicative.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This activity requires internet access.
  • Please download World City Trail app from App store or Playstore.
  • Use your booking reference for serial number. (GYGXXXXXXXXX)
  • Read carefully the information included in the blue field of the confirmation email of your purchase.
  • The ticket and the app from GetYourGuide are not needed for this activity.
  • There is no time limit for this activity. You can complete it at your own pace.
  • The puzzles are related to the outdoor areas of the attractions, you do not need to enter or pay a ticket. Entrance is purely your choice.
  • Minimum charge of 2 persons applied
Customer reviews

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4.1 /5

based on 46 reviews

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Interesting tour, although I did not understand one task. I made many interesting discoveries by browsing the streets of Genova, so I recommend solving the tasks over several days and following your spontaneous intuition. It can be paused. Please point out that you absolutely have to have a battery with you (GPS on, through the whole day). Tour recommendation: -port area (old wooden ship, museum/globe/bigo -outside, so no obligation to buy); Ship tour-> Discover the Lanterna area; ->Elevators such as Balbi, Righi, Observatory, etc.

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January 2, 2023

It's a fun way to get to know the city and its history a little better. The disadvantage is that Google Maps sometimes has some difficulty in locating you precisely because of all those high buildings and that you occasionally make extra meters back and forth, but otherwise it was also fun for our 8-year-old to do.

August 30, 2022

This game was very interesting and informative. Everything close by, great to walk to. Unfortunately, some sights are being renovated, so not easy to find. And some tasks a bit difficult, but thanks to the solve function you can just keep going. We thought it was great and can recommend it.

April 22, 2022

Product ID: 407969