Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa & Florence in One Day

Livorno, Italy

From $150.47

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


Leave your cruise ship at Livorno port, and see the sights of Pisa and Florence with a local guide. This full-day shore excursion checks off all that you would want to see: Tuscan scenery, the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa, and enjoy free time in Pisa to explore the monuments of the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, the Field of Dreams. Discover Florence’s history and sights on a tour, Florence Duomo and the iconic Ponte Vecchio.
  • Full-day shore excursion to Florence and Pisa from Livorno
  • Marvel at top Florence sights including the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, and hear expert commentary from a guide
  • Enjoy free time at the Field of Dreams to see the Baptistery, the Duomo, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Relax with round-trip transport in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What's Included

  • Port pick.up and drop-off
  • Professional guide with over 8 passengers, otherwise an English-speaking driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guaranteed on-time return to the pier
  • Small-group tour -- no more than 35 passengers per bus with an average of 20
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Porto di Livorno
    Calata Sgarallino, 1, 57100 Livorno LI, Italy

    Once off the shuttle look for a representative holding a "DriverInRome"‎ sign.

Pickup point

  • Porto di Livorno
    Piazza dell'Arsenale, 8, 57123 Livorno LI, Italy

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Take the shuttle provided by the port of Livorno to COACH PARKING (the "scambiatore") which is a few minutes' ride inside the port. Do NOT take a shuttle to the city center, pay directly on the spot 5 euro for the ride. Please allow at least 15 minutes from the time you disembark to get to coach parking as the number of shuttles can be limited.

What To Expect

When your cruise ship docks at the port of Livorno, meet your guide and step aboard your transport for the journey to Pisa. After a stop at Piazza dei Miracoli to see the city’s three key sights: the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo, and Baptistery. Make the most of your free time here to sightsee independently, and perhaps strike a pose for the perfect photo by the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Proceed to Florence, passing through stretches of scenic Italian terrain, arrive in the Tuscan capital for your tour.

Admire the Renaissance architecture that flanks the picture-perfect streets, and stretch your legs on a stroll around Piazza del Duomo. The square is home to Florence Duomo, also known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, so turn your attention to its colorful marble exterior and its crowning glory: the terracotta cupola, Brunelleschi's Dome. Learn how the iconic cupola was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, a 13th-century architect, and took some 170 years to complete.

Your next stop is Piazza dell Signoria, home to a copy of 'David,' the celebrated statue by Michelangelo. Amble through Loggia dei Lanzi, an open-air area of sculptures to see examples of Florentine art in the great outdoors.

Walk onward to the Ponte Vecchio, the age-old bridge that has become of the city’s most iconic sights. Pose for photos, and then stop by the strikingly beautiful Basilica of Santa Croce.

Lunch at your own expense in Florence.

In the afternoon, return to your vehicle for the ride back to port.

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.

Livorno (Pass By)

Piazzale Michelangelo

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Basilica of Santa Croce

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza della Repubblica

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Piazza della Signoria

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ponte Vecchio

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Piazza dei Miracoli

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Leaning Tower of Pisa

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: If there are less than nine people on the tour, transport will be in a minivan and the tour will be led by an English-speaking driver. If the group exceeds nine people, transport will be in a minibus that will include a separate driver and guide.
  • This is a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the pace of the group.If you have limited mobility we suggest to book a private tour for your best enjoyment.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is the possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In this case, you will be offered an alternative tour or full refund.
  • If you are not ready to depart at the assigned time, we cannot wait for you beyond a reasonable period of time, nor can we promise to fulfill the itinerary, nor promise to extend the duration of the tour.Please allow enough time to catch the shuttle and meet us at the designated spot on time.
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the name of their ship, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time.
  • Order of stops may vary.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Being a shared tour, it's important to respect the time allotted at each stop by your driver. We kindly ask that you return to the vehicle at the appointed time so that we can stay on schedule.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

I highly recommend this tour especially when you only have a limited amount of time (one day) in the area.
Our tour bus was available at the terminal and provided a smooth trip.
Although you spend a lot of time in transportation, the bus is large and air conditioned and Stephanie makes you feel comfortable for the entire tour.


272 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Good tour but LOTS of walking. Would not recommend for anyone with any walking difficult.
RANDY_A, May 2023
For the first time in my life I am having trouble walking, It is a different world. given that, You need to more clearly identify the amount of walking invoved in this tour, especially to see TheTower, It is very difficult to manage for a handicapped person. If you could offer a tour that includes golf cart transportation to at least the entry way would be much better. The same with the city tours - I am sure handicapped people would be willing to pay additonal funds to be able to really enjoy the tour.
Excellent tour
LENNOX_W, May 2023
Stephanie did a great job guiding us through the tour She was very knowledgeable and pleasant in the way she did her job I would recommend this tour especially if she is the guide
Great tour!
Valeriy_L, Apr 2023
Everything was great! We loved learning fun facts about Italy from our guide and looking at all the architecture.
A great introduction to Florence, Pisa and Tuscany with a great guide.
Vicki_G, Nov 2022
Things started off with a bit of confusion about the shuttle compared to the description as "free" in the tour. (Yes you must pay 5 Euros each person to take a shuttle to the bus parking lot) Once we arrived at the meeting point it was all good. Stephania was a wonderful tour guide - friendly, helpful, kind, full of vast amounts of information and funny, too.
Great excursion with personable guide
Thomas_G, Oct 2022
Engaging, funny and helpful guide. Perfect scheduling and itinerary for both cities. Given options in Florence for free time or continuing to walk with guide - worked out very well to allow for a shopping break.
The tour was fine, the...
Susan_C, Oct 2022
The tour was fine, the driver snd guide were good. But it was a misleading and error in the the meeting instruction. The meeting instruction stated that take free shuttle to the coach parking to join the tour. But the Viator agent said there is no free shuttle to the coach parking. We had to pay Ur$5.00 pp to take the shuttle, if we did not pay, we could not go to the tour. A very unfriendly agent to be met in the morning. We paid ur$10 for 2 people to take the shuttle to meet the tour. It ruined my morning. The guide and the driver were fine. We should be reimbursed the Ur$10.00
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello, Susan. We're sorry that the agent on the dock was unpleasant but we must point out that this has nothing to do with us. The behaviour of staff at the port of Livorno is beyond our control. We've made note of the conflicting information regarding the shuttle; this is a tech glitch we are seeking to resolve with Viator. Apologies for the confusion. As a measure of goodwill, we'd be pleased to reimburse you for the cost of the shuttle. We will be in touch to arrange it.
Great Day
Jill_H, Oct 2022
Stephania was a great tour guide. I learned all sorts of interesting things about Italy in general and Tuscany specifically. Pisa was beautiful, and Florence was fantastic. Florence is unique from the other Italian cities we visited because it is a small city that has retained almost 100% its Renaissance feeling throughout. I feel like I walked the streets that the Medicis and Michelangelo walked. It was a great day.
Fabulous tour of beautiful cities
Michelle_M, Oct 2022
Stephania is a fantastic tour guide. She is so much fun!! It was a wonderful day. We saw so much in Florence and Pisa. She made it such an enjoyable day.
Awesome day in Florence and Pisa
Jennifer_E, Aug 2022
We arrived at Livorno via cruise ship and was a little late getting off the ship but the tour waited until we found the bus. Our tour guide, Stephania, was so awesome. There were a few difficult people on our tour but Stephania kept the tour going and did her best to make sure we got to see as much as possible. I highly recommend this tour, especially Stephania.
A good sight seeing
MohamedS_R, Jul 2022
A good excursion but too much time spent in Florence with little time on our own to shop and relax We had to rush Pisa
Great day in Florence with Stephania
Karen_V, Jun 2022
Stephania was amazing. She shared much history with us of everyplace we visited as well as on the bus ride. She made sure we were safe, always together and great advice on where to go, eat, etc The only bad experience was getting to the coach which is not a reflection of Stephania but what was organized. We were told to take a shuffle from the cruise ship but there was no shuttle to the defined meeting point. We needed to take a taxi for 15 euros. If it wasn’t for the available taxis we may have missed the your.
Whew! A great tour well worth the money!
Buddy_G, Jun 2022
You sure get your money’s worth with this tour! Full day tour to see Pisa and Florence, as well as the countryside in between. Laila our guide, and Luciano our driver were very professional, and Laila was a great timekeeper - be on time, and let’s go! ONE IMPORTANT DETAIL: Our tour DID NOT leave from the ship dock outside our Royal Caribbean ship. You need to take the FREE PORT SUPPLIED BUS to the first stop, which is a parking lot for buses just outside the port. There, you will meet the tour. DON’T take the bus to the second stop (which is the city center), you want to get off at the first stop. The buses only run about every 20 minutes, so give yourself time as well. Outside our ship there was a little booth with a port representative where we asked about the free shuttle. GREAT tour and much smaller than the ship excursions with huge groups!
Our driver was about 20...
PENNYL_B, May 2022
Our driver was about 20 minutes late and we were told to ride a “free” shuttle to the meeting place. When we got there, we had to pay 5€ per person for about a 2 mile ride. We enjoyed the Florence tour, but the guide was so long that our time to be on our own was shortened by 30 minutes. Pisa was great.
SandraMilena_B, May 2022
Love it! Florence and Pizza fantastic places to visit! Our guides Damian’s and Marco were the best! Highly recommend to visit these places.
Breathtaking Tour
Patricia_H, May 2022
Absolutely awesome tour from start to finish! Valero is the best! The places we saw were breathtaking. He is friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. He made sure we were well informed regarding the itinerary. Bridget was also wonderful. Her love of Florence and passion of its history was very apparent. I would highly recommend this tour!
1 Day tour Pisa/Florence
John_D, Nov 2019
It was a great tour. Our guide Marco was great, very knowledgeable and friendly! Marco went out of his way to make it interesting.
Pisa and Florence tour
Nigel T, Nov 2019
Marco was an excellent tour guide, he was very informative, jovial and made the day one to remember. The tour content was good and as described and we had plenty of free time to wander round at both venues. The size of the tour was fine and the size of bus limited the walking to and from the bus. Overall a memorable tour made more so be Marco and the driver.
Outstanding Tour guide and tour of Pisa/Florence
cpcadkm, Nov 2019
Our tour guide Stephanie made our day complete. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and caring. Out of the 3 ports of call we liked this one especially because of Stephanie. The tour was very interesting and beautiful. We will definitely use Viator again. Thank you for the experience.
Well worth it!
rickth0ms0n27, Nov 2019
We enjoyed this tour very much and were quite impressed with our tour guide Stephania who was very knowledgeable being from Florence. She had a great sense of humour and she kept the group well organized. Learned from that Canada was actually the producer of Genoa salami We started at Pisa in the morning to avoid the larger crowds arriving later. We were given about an hour to go around the Pisa square etc.,as well as walk down adjoining streets. We continued late morning to Florence and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk through the streets of Florence seeing the amazing architecture and sculptures. We also had time to dine on our own at the Galleria which had many fine shops and small vendors. A future trip to stay longer in Florence would be suggested to see more of this beautiful city.
Great tour!
Robyn_P, Nov 2019
Stefania was our guide and she was a total champion. Her knowledge and passion for the region was on display. We learned so much about Tuscany, Pisa, and Florence, and had such a great time in the process! One of our other guides made a comment that telling stories and sharing knowledge is the easy part of a tour, and that keeping track of everyone is the real challenge. That is very true and I admire and appreciate how determined and organized Stefania was! We got a late start when a couple arrived almost an hour after our scheduled start time, claiming they were prevented from disembarking from our ship (they were consistently late/got lost/disappeared all day so it's more likely they just got a late start and told a lame lie instead of being adults about it), but Stefania promised she would have us back to our ship in time, and she did! Also, when the aforementioned couple disappeared on our way to our bus in Pisa, it was pouring rain and Stefania walked back and managed to find them so we could get on our way to Florence. She went above and beyond to keep everyone together. Thank you Stefania, it was a pleasure spending the day with you!
If you are looking for the best tour of Pisa/Florence
Heather_S, Sep 2019
Stephanie our tour guide was AMAZING on Sept 19, 2019. She made everyone feel like she was giving them a private personal tour. She remembered names, answered every question, had great insight on what to do, gave us enough time and was one of the best tour guides I've every had. I was in a group of ten and we LOVED her and everyone wants to recommend her again and again.
A great day with Katia in Florence and Pisa
KALIEJH_C, Sep 2019
This was the first stop on our cruise and was our daughter's birthday. She had been wanting to go to Florence for a long time and the tour did not disappoint. From the very beginning of the tour, things were very well organized. The company had representatives at the ship to direct us to the correct shuttle bus to reach our tour guide (much less stressful meeting point than some of our other tours). Our tour guide was Katia and she was fantastic! The tour group consisted of about 25 people and she did a great job managing the large group, making it feel much smaller and intimate. She provided incredible insight into Italian history and culture during the bus ride to both Pisa and Florence, making the time go by quickly. She was very well organized, utilizing headsets so that everyone could hear her as we toured the busy streets of Pisa and Florence. I appreciated that she gave us as much free time as she could in each location and made great recommendations for lunch, gelato, and shopping in Florence! Definitely a tour we would highly recommend!
Excellent tour fully recommend itt
Rosemary_W, Sep 2019
Tour was great very informative and well organised. Will definitely be booking another one in the near future
Great tour!
siqian, Sep 2019
Our guide Stephanie was great, knowledgeable and was with us the entire time and gave us ample free time in Florence for lunch and shopping. We were given clear instructions on where to meet once we got off the cruise and the drop off was right by the cruise. Would recommend for those on a cruise looking to explore both Pisa and Florence in one day!
Leslie_R, Aug 2019
Tour guidance was wonderful.. was extremely knowledgeable in areas of where we were.. it was a very pleasant tour
Great tour!
sandyhardin2019, Aug 2019
We had a great guide, Stephanie! She really knew her stuff and she was very organized!! She was able to handle a big group with people going in different directions. She was very friendly too. She had a great voice that sounded good in the head set and she spoke English very well. I highly recommend.
Pisa and Florence in One Day
Laurel_J, Jul 2019
I enjoyed being taken care of for the day. We had an excellent guide that was very friendly and was fun to be around. We started out in Pisa and took lots of pictures. Then is was on to Florence. We did a lot of walking and learned a lot about the history of the architecture. Steffani was a great tour leader. The bus ride and scenery were great too.
Pisa and Florence - big family group
Maria_S, Jul 2019
Our big group of 20 people (a family of grandparents, parents and kids from 5 to 28:) had a great experience on this tour. Our guide - Eliza, and the driver - Titian, were great! Thanks to Viator team for finding Eliza! Not only she speaks Romanian (and the grandparents were able to understand all the information presented) but she is also very energetic, friendly and knowledgeable! We enjoyed Pisa and Florence! We have to go back and see Florence again!
Great tour of the Leaning Tower and Florence
Edward_P, Jul 2019
We went on a tour in the middle of the heat wave that is crashing over Europe. Our tour guide, Stefania, was fantastic-- she is a native of Firenze (Florence) and was able to steer us to just the right places. We went to the Leaning Tower first thing in the morning after leaving the cruise ship and spent about an hour there-- you have to walk for about ten minutes from where the buses park. Stefania gave us all headsets so we could easily hear her talk. After our time at the Leaning Tower, we headed on to Florence. I was a little worried that in Florence we wouldn't get a chance to go inside the Uffizi (Botticelli's paintings) or the Academia (the original David), but those fears proved to be unfounded-- Stefania walked us through Florence for about an hour, pointing out many historical details about what is an absolutely astonishing city-- the Duomo Cathedral is certainly one of the top 5 most impressive buildings I have ever seen. We then had an hour and half for lunch; we went to Ristorante la Grotta Guelfa, where my daughters enjoyed delicious (and reasonably priced) pizza. Afterwards, we spent another hour walking slowly through the city as Stefania explained many other things about the city-- the history of the city with the Medicis, the history of the Ponte Vecchio bridge, and more. From there, it was about an hour and twenty minutes back to the cruise ship. All told, a long but really great day.
Great Tour! 100% recommended.
Marcela A, Jun 2019
We had a very smooth tour, our bus was ready for us at the port terminal. Our guide Stefania was very knowledgeable and we had a great time. We got to see the most iconic places of each city, definitely 8 hours is not enough time to see and experience everything there is to see in these cities, but even with that limitation the tour was fantastic!

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