Livorno Shore Excursion to Florence with guaranteed return on time

Livorno, Italy
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From $42.69

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you are stopping for the day at the port of Livorno and want to visit Florence, this round-trip transfer makes the logistics a snap. Board the bus directly at the cruise port for the non-stop drive to the center of Florence. After a few hours of free time to explore the city’s highlights, you’ll find the bus waiting for you near the Santa Maria Novella train station for the return trip.
  • Hassle-free round-trip transfers from Livorno to Florence
  • Convenient pick-up and dropoff points at the cruise port and city center
  • A complimentary map of Florence’s historic center to explore on your own
  • About 4.5 hours of free time to take in the Renaissance highlights

What's Included

  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Onboard Wi-Fi
  • Map and emergency number
  • Expert escort
  • Florence city center walk with our expert escort
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from Livorno Port to Livorno city center

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Cruise Shuttle Stop
    Piazza del Municipio, 61, 57123 Livorno LI, Italy

    Passengers must take PortoLivorno2000 cruise shuttle bus from the port to the city center (depending on the cruise ship ticket can cost 7€)

Pickup point

  • Cruise Shuttle Stop
    Piazza del Municipio, 61, 57123 Livorno LI, Italy

Start time

09:45 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Via Cogorano, Livorno Passengers must take PortoLivorno2000 cruise shuttle bus from the port to the city center (depending on the cruise ship ticket can cost 7€)

What To Expect


5 hours Admission Ticket Free

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (Pass By)

Ponte Vecchio (Pass By)

Piazza della Signoria (Pass By)

Mercato Centrale (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Departure times are subject to change due to arrival to Cruise ships
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service cannot be used on a different date than the one indicated during the purchase
  • The service provider is not responsible for delays due to events not under its control
  • Please, specify Ship Name and Boarding time
  • Be sure to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before departure time, at the meeting point you will find the staff wearing a GREEN T-Shirt. No refund will be give in case of late coming
  • If your ship makes an itinerary change or schedule change and you arrive in a different port or in a different schedule, please do not assume your tour has been cancelled. your tour will be schedule for the new port or for the new timing. Please call our representative to confirm the new details.
  • Return in time to the ship guaranteed.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • 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.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

This is a perfect way to go into Florence and very affordable.
Drop off near the station in Florence, pick up at same place.
Bus trip was good, an easy way to get to Florence from Livorno.


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I went into it knowing it...
Chad_J, May 2023
I went into it knowing it cost significantly less than most of the tours but I still was just miserable. The tour guide left someone in Florence and then he and the driver spent the drive from Florence to pisa just cussing and yelling about the situation. The bus stopped forever away from anything and we had to walk really far to get to the bus. At the end the guide spent ten minutes trying to get us to follow his YouTube channel. It was annoying. It was fine for the $$ I suppose but next time I will do it with a private guide.
Great value for money
Joanne_R, May 2023
We really enjoyed our trip to Florence. The journey there was very comfortable and the driver and our walking guide were both fantastic.
Great trip, Great value
Paul_C, May 2023
Great experience. Guide did a perfect job including walking tour through Florence. Great value. Perfect amount of time.
Our tour guide was great....
David_C, May 2023
Our tour guide was great. She gave very clear instructions and her cell phone # Incase we had any issues finding our way back to the meeting point for our return trip.
Great tour guide; this is essentially just a bus transfer
Danielle_S, May 2023
Sarah our tour guide was awesome. We joined this tour from La Spezia cruise port. It took us 2.5 hours to get to Florence on the bus with everybody, and we had 3 hours to shop and explore Florence. After that we all went to Pisa which was about an hour from Florence. That was a bit rushed but we had about an hour there and then headed back to the cruise port which was an hour from there. It was a lot of driving but it was worth it as it was an adorable way to have a bus transfer to Florence from the port and we were able to learn along the way with the tour guide.
Horrible and disorganized
Debra_B, May 2023
Terrible experience. We walked in the rain to city center to meet our tour bus. We arrived 20 minutes ahead of schedule and were told to board the bus that was already COMPLETELY FULL. Not one seat available, and there were 4 of us, plus several others that were still arriving. Total disorganization. We and several others ended up standing in the pouring rain for another 40 minutes waiting for a second bus to come. Off to a horrible start. We bought the guided walking tour of Florence, only to be told several times by the guide that she is ‘not our guide, she is just showing us where some things are’ she could not/would not answer any questions about anything. The worst experience we have ever had with a tour.
Excellent for a quick trip too Florence
Kathy_M, May 2023
Alessandro was so thorough in providing a map of Florence as well as walking time estimates from the bus stop to the Duomo…etc. very helpful as we had a quick 3.5 hours on our own. It was our second time to Florence, so perfect for us to enjoy a walk to the Duomo, lunch, a few leather shops and the gardens.
john_a, May 2023
Loved the duoma in Florence guide was great had good time. Was not disappointed and the price was right
Simple, straightforward, and effective
Bracken_A, May 2023
If you need a quick, convenient way to get from Livorno port to Florence, I’d highly recommend this excursion. Simple, comfortable, and affordable. To my surprise and pleasure, they even worked with NCL to make sure they knew fully when we needed to be back to the port!
Need better information.
Pat_D, May 2023
While the bus driver was good - the guide was adequate, at best. I, along with a number of other guests, had a really difficult time finding our way back to the bus. Specific walking directions from the Station should be given. Also, because of her decision to delay the departure time from FLorence, a number of us were stressed by the fact that making our ship departure could be very iffy.
Cheryl_K, May 2023
Our group was large, so we had two men assigned as guides. The first one took off with the group while the second, Frederick, waited for us because we wanted a bathroom break after the 2+ hours on the bus. He was knowledgeable and didn't rush us, so that part was excellent However, the crowds in Florence were massive, which is not the tour's fault. But, we couldn't really experience Florence or go inside much of anything. Also, for those with back problems, be aware that the bus taking us to Florence was old and the ride was very bumpy. The ride back was better -- a bus in better condition. I was told doing this tour on a Monday or Tuesday may be a better experience because crowds tend to be somewhat smaller.
The organisation of the...
Peter_C, May 2023
The organisation of the excursion was very good. They met us as we got of the cruise port shuttle bus.
Nice outing
mwolfg1956, May 2023
Our guide noami was excellent. Sh did a great job with the amount of people she was responsible for. Took us to a great restaurant where some of shared a great meal.
Beautiful Florence
Thomas_Q, May 2023
Excellent instructions on how to find the Tour. Also very punctual. They even returned us to the ship instead of the pickup point.
Cruise Shore Excursion to Florence
David_B, May 2023
Bus picked us up and dropped us off at Cruise port, which was great. Ride to Florence went well, with guide providing interesting bits of info. Once in Florence, we were expecting a walking tour of Florence for an hour or so, then on our own until bus back to port. Tour guide showed us where major attractions were, but gave precious little inforation about what we were seeing. She provide time for photos. We'd been to Florence before, so after second stop on walking tour, we went on our own. Although the walking tour would have been a disappointmemt for first time visitors to Florence, the ride to/from port and time in Florence made this a good shore exursion from the ship.
fun time
Steve_M, May 2023
This excursion was GREAT!!! Glad we went! Would recommend it to others. Wonderful time had by all.......
Safe trip
MJVolpi, May 2023
It was just a transfer, and they got us to and from Florence without issue. We chose to walk to the Basilica of Santa Croce, which was not crowded and were amazed by all the famous Italians buried there.
Loved Ez the most!
Ed_H, May 2023
Our guide was outstanding and the mini van had good air conditioning. We enjoyed our trip every much. Just remember to get on the first tender if your on a ship! Ez was our favorite, but it’s a steep hike to the top, best to be in good shape for all the stairs.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi, thank you for sharing your experience.
Guide bailed on us
Linda_P, Apr 2023
A rude woman took the bus, she had 3 pieces of luggage. Our kind but not logical guide called her a taxi then STAYED with her sending us (about30) in ahead. She finally walked that woman to where we were waiting and delayed things soo much that we entirely missed the walking tour we were soo looking forward too. All our time was eaten up with her bad decision and we did not get what we paid for
No frills transportation
Richard_K, Apr 2023
This is a no frills transportation only bus ride from Livorno cruise terminal to Florence. You are dropped off in a remote area which is a 10 minute walk to the train station. They push hop on/off bus tour which we took because we had no clue where we were. Since the best part of Florence is pedestrian, the bus tour drives you all around the city but can not drive you into it. I’d recommend hiring a driver, at least in Florence, to at least get you into parts of town to see sights without a huge amount of walking. If you just want to get into Florence from Livorno and that’s it, I’d recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi, thanks for your feedback.

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