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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

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Spend a day exploring the Italian cities of Florence and Pisa while in port in Livorno. With private pickup from your cruise, see the iconic Florence Duomo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa before returning to your ship at the end of the day. Upgrade your ticket to include a 3-hour tour in Florence with a private guide and skip-the-line entry to the Accademia and Uffizi galleries.
  • Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip
  • See Florence's top attractions, including the Ponte Vecchio
  • Add an upgrade for skip-the-line entry into either the Accademia Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery or the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio plus private guide for 3 hours
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Port pickup and drop-off
Private professional English-speaking driver
Private transport by air-conditioned sedan or minivan
ONLY IF OPTION RESERVED:3-hour tour in Florence with private guide & Accademia skip-the-line tickets
ONLY IF OPTION RESERVED:3-hour tour in Florence with private guide & Uffizi skip-the-line tickets
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Livorno - driver will be waiting on the pier where your ship is docked, holding a sign with the lead traveler name on it
Your driver will be waiting on the pier where your ship is docked, holding a sign with the lead traveler name on it
Your shore excursion will begin with private pickup at your cruise port in Livorno. Hop aboard your coach and travel 30 minutes to Pisa, where you’ll stop to explore the city’s top attractions independently. Pass the Cathedral, the Baptistery and take your photo with the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Afterward, enjoy a scenic, 1-hour ride through the hills of Tuscany on the way to Florence. Sneak a panoramic view of the Renaissance city with a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo before driving down into its center.

Admire the architectural gems of Florence’s historic center, including the Santa Croce Church, where famous Italians such as Michelangelo and Galileo are buried, as well as the Ponte Vecchio. No visit is complete without a stop to see the Florence Duomo, crowned by Brunelleschi’s Dome, as well as Giotto’s Bell Tower and the bronzed doors of the Baptistery. Enjoy free time to wander independently, perusing the shops, people-watching at cafes or visiting a museum. Your tour will conclude with private transportation back to your cruise port in Livorno.

Upgrade your ticket to include a private, 3-hour tour while in Florence, including skip-the-line entry into Florence’s top museums, either the Uffizi or Accademia galleries.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Livorno port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi
It is famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the Modern period). The collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance period include some absolute masterpieces: Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, in addition to many precious works by European painters (mainly German, Dutch and Flemish). Moreover, the Gallery boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorns the corridors and consists of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Ponte Vecchio
The bridge spans the Arno at its narrowest point where it is believed that a bridge was first built in Roman times, when the via Cassia crossed the river at this point. The Roman piers were of stone, the superstructure of wood. The bridge first appears in a document of 996. After being destroyed by a flood in 1117 it was reconstructed in stone but swept away again in 1333 save two of its central piers, as noted by Giovanni Villani in his Nuova Cronica. It was rebuilt in 1345.Giorgio Vasari recorded the traditional view of his day that attributed its design to Taddeo Gaddi — besides Giotto one of the few artistic names of the trecento still recalled two hundred years later. Modern historians present Neri di Fioravanti as a possible candidate. Sheltered in a little loggia at the central opening of the bridge is a weathered dedication stone, which once read Nel trentatrè dopo il mille-trecento, il ponte cadde, per diluvio dell' acque: poi dieci anni, come al Comun piacque, rifatto fu con questo adornamento. The Torre dei Mannelli was built at the southeast corner of the bridge to defend it. The bridge consists of three segmental arches: the main arch has a span of 30 meters (98 feet) the two side arches each span 27 meters (89 feet). The rise of the arches is between 3.5 and 4.4 meters (11½ to 14½ feet), and the span-to-rise ratio 5:1. It has always hosted shops and merchants who displayed their goods on tables before their premises, after authorization of the Bargello (a sort of a lord mayor, a magistrate and a police authority). The back shops (retrobotteghe) that may be seen from upriver, were added in the seventeenth century. During World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was not destroyed by Germans during their retreat on the advance of the liberating British 8th Army on 4 August 1944, unlike all other bridges in Florence. This was allegedly, according to many locals and tour guides, because of an express order by Hitler. Access to Ponte Vecchio was, however, obstructed by the destruction of the buildings at both ends, which have since been rebuilt using a combination of original and modern design.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Basilica of Santa Croce
The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 meters south-east of the Duomo. The site, when first chosen, was in marshland outside the city walls. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo, the philosopher Gentile and the composer Rossini, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories
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Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre pendente di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt. The tower is situated behind the Pisa Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in the city's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo), after the cathedral and the Pisa Baptistry. The tower's tilt began during construction in the 12th century, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed in the 14th century. It gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The height of the tower is 55.86 metres (183.27 feet) from the ground on the low side and 56.67 metres (185.93 feet) on the high side. The width of the walls at the base is 2.44 m (8 ft 0.06 in). Its weight is estimated at 14,500 tons. The tower has 296 or 294 steps; the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase. In 1990 the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but following remedial work between 1993 and 2001 this was reduced to 3.97 degrees, reducing the overhang by 45 cm. It lost a further 4 cm of tilt in the two decades to 2018.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Galleria dell'Accademia
The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, or "Gallery of the Academy of Florence", is an art museum in Florence, Italy. It is best known as the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David. It also has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300–1600, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance. It is smaller and more specialized than the Uffizi, the main art museum in Florence. It adjoins the Accademia di Belle Arti or academy of fine arts of Florence, but despite the name has no other connection with it.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore; in English "Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower"), is the cathedral of Florence, Italy (Italian: Duomo di Firenze). It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design of Arnolfo di Cambio and was structurally completed by 1436, with the dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.[1] The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink, bordered by white, and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris. The cathedral complex, in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major tourist attraction of Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy's largest churches, and until the development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.
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Piazzale Michelangelo
This Florentine piazza was designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi and built in 1869 on a hill just south of the historic center, during the redevelopment of Oltrarno, the left (South) bank of the Arno river. In 1869, Florence was the capital of Italy and the whole city was involved in an urban renewal, the so-called "Risanamento" or the "Renovation" of the city's neighborhoods. Lungarni (riverside walkways; "lungarno", singular) were built on the riversides. On the right bank, the fourteenth-century city walls were removed and turned into the Viali di Circonvallazione, mimicking the French "boulevard" design, six lanes wide and lined with trees. On the left bank winding up the hill of San Miniato the Viale dei Colli was built, a tree-lined street over 8 kilometers long ending at the Piazzale Michelangelo which was built as a terrace with a panoramic view of the city. Bronze cast of David facing Florence from the center of the square The square, dedicated to the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, has bronze copies of some of his marble works found elsewhere in Florence: the David and the four allegories of the Medici Chapel of San Lorenzo. The monument was brought up by nine pairs of oxen on 25 June 1873. Poggi designed the loggia in the neoclassical-style that dominates the whole terrace, which today houses a restaurant. Originally it was intended to house a museum of works by Michelangelo, never realized. In the wall of the balcony, under the loggia, there is an epigraph in capital letters referring to his work: Poggi turned this into his monument in 1911. The view captures the heart of Florence from Forte Belvedere to Santa Croce, across the lungarni and the bridges crossing the Arno, including the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Bargello and the octagonal bell tower of the Badia Fiorentina. Beyond the city are the hills of Settignano and Fiesole. The Piazzale Michelangelo can be accessed by car along the tree-lined Viale Michelangelo, constructed at the same time, or by walking the stairs or going up the ramps from the Piazza Giuseppe Poggi, also known as the "Poggi Ramps" in the district of San Niccolò.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Campanile di Giotto
Giotto's Campanile is a free-standing campanile that is part of the complex of buildings that make up Florence Cathedral on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy. Standing adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry of St. John, the tower is one of the showpieces of Florentine Gothic architecture with its design by Giotto, its rich sculptural decorations and its polychrome marble encrustations. The slender structure is square in plan with 14.45 metre (47.41 ft) sides. It is 84.7 metres (277.9 ft) tall and has polygonal buttresses at each corner. The tower is divided into five stages.
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Duomo di Pisa
The square of the Duomo of Pisa - dominated by the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Bell Tower and Graveyard (the Campo Santo) - represents an architectural whole characterized by a really surprising stylistic accordance, to the point of having been compared by Le Corbousier to the acropolis of Athens. The choice of materials, with an almost absolute supermacy of the white marble, and the constant presence of blind arches at the base and practicable small loggias in the upper orders lead to the thought of single project, almost the expression of the group of artists that works well together in the same building site in a relatively short lapse of time. Still, this is the result of long process that saw various architects, sculptors and painters taking turns, in the space of more than three centuries, and amongthem some leading personalities who have marked their epoch. Each visitor entering this space is rapt in the sudden vision of the four monuments, a vision that looks 'miraculous', quoting the fortunate definition coined by D'Annunzio. The buildings seem to spring up from a wide regular lawn, which however dates back to the XIX century, when th square was redesigned in neo-medieval slant, clearing it from many more or less poor buildings and from the vegetable gardens that were still tended there. Also because of these uses, the one of Pisa has no comparison with other medieval squares of the cathedral that, from Parma to Modena, from Siena to Perugia, see the structure of the city radiating from them. Nevertheless, this unusual decentred area has been the spiritual, and not only, heart of the city of Pisa.
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Museo di Palazzo Vecchio
The Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) is the town hall of Florence, Italy. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue as well as the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi. Originally called the Palazzo della Signoria, after the Signoria of Florence, the ruling body of the Republic of Florence, it was also given several other names: Palazzo del Popolo, Palazzo dei Priori, and Palazzo Ducale, in accordance with the varying use of the palace during its long history. The building acquired its current name when the Medici duke's residence was moved across the Arno to the Palazzo Pitti.
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Cupola del Brunelleschi
Consisting of two interconnected ogival shells, the cathedral's octagonal dome was erected between 1418 and 1434 to a design which Filippo Brunelleschi entered in a competition in 1418 but which was only accepted, after much controversy, in 1420. A masterpiece capable of withstanding lightning, earthquakes and the passage of time, it continues to enchant all those who observe it from afar. The dome has a diameter of 45.5 metres. The competition that the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore ran in 1418 was won by Brunelleschi, but work did not get under way until two years later and was not completed until 1434. The cathedral of Florence was consecrated by Pope Eugene IV on 25 March 1436. Brunelleschi's astonishingly innovative approach involved vaulting the dome space without any scaffolding by using a double shell with a space in between. The inner shell (with a thickness of more than two metres) is made of light bricks set in a herringbone pattern and is the self-supporting structural element while the outer dome simply serves as a heavier, wind-resistant covering. The dome is crowned by a lantern with a conical roof, designed by Brunelleschi but only built after his death in 1446, while the gilt copper sphere and cross on top of the lantern, containing holy relics, was designed by Andrea del Verrocchio and installed in 1466. The inner shell of the dome was frescoed by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari from 1572 to 1579, the subject matter chosen, namely the Last Judgement, reflecting the iconography adopted in the baptistry. The frescoes on the inner shell of the dome were the object of a thorough restoration between 1978 and 1994.
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  • If you require wheelchair access, please request at time of booking. Only foldable wheelchair are allowed
  • Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking
  • Please note that on Mondays, the Accademia and the Uffizi are closed, but you can upgrade to include admission to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio instead
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
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  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "There's not much else to see or do there but if it's your first time, you obviously need to check that box off." See review
  • "Of course you could spend days in Florence, and we only had a few hours, so there is much you don't have time to do." See review
  • "Found it to be a little too expensive (because it was private) but now I figure we could have probably done the same with a bigger group for less cost." See review


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Francesco and Florence must do
, Jul 2022
Francesco was fabulous. He knew so much about the city, gave us information I never knew, even though I’ve been there before and took us to places that we would’ve never found without him. I highly recommend him and this tour. Also the tour operator was very good to deal with we had last-minute changes on our port and they worked with us the entire time.
Great Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip
, Dec 2019
This excursion was great! The driver and guide was very knowledgeable and gave us time for pictures. We are extremely pleased with all four Viator excursions we booked on our Mediterranean Cruise. It was so nice to be in a smaller group where you could hear everything the guide was telling you and the group could move along at their own pace. We will always book Viator excursions in the future.
Absolutely Perfect Day
, Nov 2019
We had Alessio take us for the day and it was an amazing experience. He looked after us so well, from the moment he picked us up to the moment he dropped us off. We had terrible weather for the day but it didn't matter at all.Alessio was very informative and so very friendly, I am glad we chose this tour. The car was lovely and clean and very comfy. I would highly recommend doing this tour.
It was okay!
, Nov 2019
The vehicle was very nice, the driver Luigi was professional and well-mannered. It was basically a ride to Florence with a couple of stops before we were left to explore the main squares. Then it was a ride to Pisa for pictures and then back to our ship. Found it to be a little too expensive (because it was private) but now I figure we could have probably done the same with a bigger group for less cost.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear mcplatorre and thank you for take the time to share your personal opinion; obviously I’m sorry to read the service received was just ok, because as you’ve mentioned, you have received exactly what promised/advertised: a very nice Mercedes vehicle with a professional, well-mannered and knowledgeable English speaking driver at complete disposal of your party, for 9 hours. Regarding the question of the big bus tours, I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced this kind of services, but we are on this business from over 25 years, so we know very well the differences with our private tours: your private English speaking driver is waiting for you right in front of your ship gangway, and as soon as you disembark, we drive you directly to the really heart of Florence (no time waste or big walking distances); once in Florence you will stop and see, the highlights of the city and the driver can arrange the itinerary in order to suit your specific needs so you can maximize your time and focus only on attractions/sites/etc. you are interested in. Then you can drive directly to Piazza dei Miracoli, the main Square of Pisa and be dropped off at approx. 30 meters from the Leaning Tower and all the other attractions, before to come back to your ship. Private tours are the best option in terms of privacy, comfort, use of time, itinerary customization, etc. Using a big bus tour, as soon as you disembark you need to catch a shuttle to reach the parking where all the big buses are allowed to wait for clients, and once there you have to wait for all the other participants (normally the standard group size is approx. 60 people); just to give you an idea if you will disembark at 8am and you are lucky that all the participants arrive on time, you will leave Livorno at 8.45am (you’ve missed the first 45 mins of your day). The ride to Florence with a big bus is slower compared to the one with a private small vehicle and then you must include at least one 20 minutes stop for restroom (you’ve missed other 45 mins of your day). Arrived in Florence, big buses are not allowed to enter/stop into the heart of the city center and you will be dropped off at approx. 20 minutes by walk from the main sites; same thing on the way back to the bus (you’ve missed other 40 mins of your day). Don’t forget that being on a big bus tour, for the whole stay in Florence you will move from point to point by walk only, and this could be tiring and not comfortable with hot temperature or bad weather. Same thing to go to Pisa: bigger driving time, stop for restroom, bigger walking distance from the bus parking to the Leaning Tower (back and forth) and bigger driving time from Pisa to the ship (you’ve missed the last hour of your day). In other words, with a big bus tour, you have wasted more than 3 hours (more than 30%) of the time at your disposal, for driving times, walking distances, stops for restrooms etc. Last but not least, if your party size is 6/8 people, sharing the cost of a private vehicle, the per person price of our private tours, could be even cheaper than a big bus tour. That being said we thank you again for your opinion and we really hope to see you soon and for the next time, to have a more in-depth experience, we suggest to reserve the version of our private Florence and Pisa shore excursion, inclusive of a local tour guide in Florence with skip the line tickets to visit the Accademia Gallery or the Uffizi Museum.
Excellent tour and service
, Aug 2019
We had a great time!!; the service was excellent and the personal was very skilled and professional.
Thank you Guido
, Aug 2019
Guido was amazing!!!!! We had a fantastic time. He was professional and courteous, and our guide of Florence was equally awesome. They made our cost a memorable one
A Welcome Relief
, Jun 2019
This was our second to last stop on a 10-day cruise. We had taken a number of ship-arranged bus excursions at previous stops but had arranged this tour on our own and it turned out great. Our driver Luigi was very engaging and informative. After the drive to Florence, he turned us over to our guide "J", who took us on a fabulous walking tour of Florence and it's museums. His knowledge of the artwork we saw and the history of the city greatly enhanced our visit. Luigi then picked us up and took us to a couple of other scenic spots in the city before heading to Pisa. He was able to drop us off right next to the tower and after our visit there take us back to the ship. I would highly recommend both individuals to anyone looking to take this tour.
Incredible Experience
, May 2019
Our private excursion to Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, and Positano was a truly unforgettable experience! Our driver and guide Paola was fantastic! He was personal and knowledgeable and made our trip one we will cherish! Positano was one of my favorite places. Words and pictures do not even begin to show how exquisite this place truly is. I highly recommend Raphael Tours!
Best excursion of our cruise!
, May 2019
We had 8 people in our group, so we filled up the van, and the tour became a private, personalized experience for us. The van was a comfortable Mercedes 8-passenger van, and Francesco, our driver/guide, was awesome! He shared interesting stories and bits of information, and made sure we saw all that we wanted to see: all the major venues in Florence, Pisa, and a few specialized side stops in Florence and the Tuscan countryside that we were interested in. He was able to get us through traffic, navigate the crowded streets of Florence, and showed us right where to go so we could see what we wanted to see without wasting time wandering. We would never have been able to do all that we did in a large group on a bus. We were able to see the Piazza Michelangelo, Cattedrale di Santa Maria, Basilica di Sante Croce, Piazza della Republica, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, and Palazzo Pitti. The only museum we went inside was the Galleria dell'Accademia, where we saw the David, which was spectacular. We had pre-purchased scheduled tickets for that, and Francesco made sure we got there on time and showed us where to go claim our tickets. Francesco knew good places to shop, to eat lunch, and the best gellato ever! He was very friendly and personable, and made the excursion so fun! Of course you could spend days in Florence, and we only had a few hours, so there is much you don't have time to do. But we loved Florence and what we were able to see and do. If you can get Francesco as your driver/guide, we highly recommend this excursion!
Excursion in Pisa and Florence.
, Oct 2018
Excellent guide Francesca. It would have been nicer to have guide included in Florence. Visit to Pisa was good. Florence was not as productive.
This was a rockstar tour made best by...
, Sep 2018
This was a rockstar tour made best by our outstanding driver Alessandro who was super knowledgeable, friendly, responsible, and engaging who English very fluently. We also opted to get a guide while in Florence along with tickets to Accademia so we could see David. Rosanna was also very knowledgeable about not only the art seemed like she might even have an art history degree but the city and its history. Between the two of them, we definitely fell in love with Florence and want to return ASAP. We then drove up to Pisa to see the tower. There's not much else to see or do there but if it's your first time, you obviously need to check that box off.
Thank you Paulo!!
, Sep 2018
Paulo was waiting for us when we disembarked the cruise Ship. He was very friendly and showed us many sights. He took us to various vistas so we could get some beautiful pictures. We had plenty of time in Pisa and Florence (LOVED Florence!). Paulo gave lots of recommendations and the kids agreed with his choice of a gelato stop! He was a save driver and his car was very clean. Thanks Paulo!
It has been 2 years since we did...
, Jul 2018
It has been 2 years since we did this tour, but we are still talking about it and hope to be able to return to the area in the near future. Our personal driver was Luigi, who was very professional and an excellent driver, well informed about Firenze, Pisa and areas. The vehicle we travelled in was spotless and very comfortable. Luigi introduced us to Giacobbe, our walking guide, who took us to well-known sites such as the Galleria dell'Accademia WOW to everything, especially awestruck by David!, the beautiful Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, a walk along Ponte Vecchio to look at jewellery and other shops. There was time for some walking on our own and shopping for leather goods as well. Luigi took us to the incredible lookout point Piazzale Michelangelo where we took beautiful photos of Florence and the pontes crossing the Arno River, and Pisa for a short, self-wallking tour of the area. We felt so comfortable with Luigi that we felt we had been friends for years..
A fun day in Florence.
, Jul 2018
Our driver picked us up at the port where he drove us directly to Florence. We met up with our tour guide at the Galleria Dell’ Accademia. Our tour guide was very sweet, but we had a hard time hearing her. After she walked us through Florence to all the locations described in the tour. Once the tour ended we had about an hour of free time to have lunch and shop. We ended our tour at the Leaning Tower of Piza. This was a short stop and that is all that it needs to be. Overall, we had a wonderful time.
, Jul 2018
Our private driver Leonardo was absolutely amazing!!! He was so pleasant and a wealth of information. We had an amazing time in beautiful Florence. A truly magical day! We recommend Leonardo to anyone who wants a memorable experience!
Driver on time at port with name...
, Jun 2018
Driver on time at port with name sign Vehicle in excellent condition Driver knowledgeable and created custom itinerary based on our desires Driver discussed port return time with us and kept to time schedule
Ok tour. Not much to see other than...
, Nov 2017
Ok tour. Not much to see other than tower and few churches.
Alex was our driver. He was on time...
, Oct 2017
Alex was our driver. He was on time polite and friendly. His tour of Florence began with a scenic overview of the city. I wish we had him for longer. Emma was our museum guide. Her knowledge of art was amazing! She was friendly, polite and answered all of our questions. Highly recommend her and this tour. I wish we had more time.
As a family of 6 4 adults and 2...
, Oct 2017
As a family of 6 4 adults and 2 children we spend a great day with our informative driver/guide exploring the cities of Florence and Pisa. Our private tour gave us a wonderful opportunity to see and do everything we wanted to do in Florence and also visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa before returning to your ship at the end of the day. A great tour, well worth the money.
Two vans met our families on time at...
, Oct 2017
Two vans met our families on time at the port. They were very friendly and very safe about their driving. Our tour guide in Florence was extremely knowledgeable! She had such passion for the history and art of the area. We learned a lot!

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