Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region and is one of the most beautiful, colorful, romantic and culturally rich cities in Italy. Florence is renowned for its vast museums which contain some of Michelangelo’s most famous works. Located in the beautiful Renaissance-influenced Tuscany, both Florence and Pisa offer spectacular sights. In Pisa stands the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, located in the Piazza del Duomo, where medieval art is picturesque and plentiful.
Many churches, such as St. Francis and San Nicola, are situated in Pisa. Florence, also known as the Cradle of Renaissance, houses many known artefacts and monuments such as the Santa Maria del Fiore, Ponte Vecchio, and Michaelangelo’s original masterpiece Statue of David. Both are stunning cities that hold history and culture within their ancient stones. The surrounding Tuscan countryside was the inspiration for many Florentine masterpieces, the enduring beauty of the richness of its treasures and their robustness of its cuisine. The city is located 1.5 hours away from the port of Livorno.
Prior to arriving in Florence, stop in the Piazzale Michelangelo and admire one of the most impressive views of the city, nestled in the Arno valley and surrounded by the Chianti hills to the south and the Fiesole hills to the north. Also view the Monuments of Michelangelo (1875) with a bronze reproduction of the four statues depicting Day, Night, Dawn and Dusk, dominated by the Statue of David, which is located in the Academia Museum in the heart of Florence. The driver will then continue driving towards the centre of Florence and stop at an agreed location. You will have time to explore the famous historical sites, have lunch in a traditional local restaurant and walk along the sleek shopping boulevards consisting of stores specializing in fine leather and jewellery.
Here you will have the opportunity to stroll through the town, shop, take pictures and have lunch (recommendations will be made on the day).
The tour will start with a visit of Lucca. Our driver will show you this charming town where its architecture will capture your sight. Massive city walls, bell towers, churches and wonderful squares make Lucca being totally unique.
Walk inside the Roman Amphitheater, take a picture of The Duomo (San Martino)and the Church of San Michele, drink a coffee in Napoleon’s Square and shop in the main Via Fillungo (Fillungo Road). Lucca is also the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, one of the most famous Italian composer, which masterpieces gave the name to many local Cafes. The tour will continue with Florence, known as the Heart of Renaissance with its museum hosting more than 300.000 works of art. The city of the Medici and the Lorena families, Florence is simply amazing and really difficult to describe in words. Our driver will show you the main attractions including the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (The Dome), St.John’s Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Santa Croce Square, Signoria Square with its sculptures and you might opt to visit one of the famous museums such as the Academy of Fine Arts (Michelangelo’s David) or Uffizi Gallery (Botticelli’s Birth of Venus), see details below. Before heading back to the port our driver will take you to Michelangelo’s Square Lookout to take some pictures of Florence from one of the highest points. Get your camera ready!
WALKING GUIDE: We offer a private, licensed walking guide in Florence to escort you through the city while giving you additional information on the many incredible historical monuments located in this beautiful city. The cost for a 3 hours private tour is 210 Euros to be paid only in cash to the driver at the end of the tour. Note: Admission fees to monuments and museums will have to be purchased on site; cost not included. MICHELANGELO’S DAVID MUSEUM: We can reserve “fast track” tickets for this museum at no extra charge. Tickets will have to be paid directly on spot. UFFIZI GALLERY: We can reserve “fast track” tickets for this museum at no extra charge. Tickets will have to be paid directly on spot.
End of the tour
After the tour you will be driven back to the port /hotel/resident/B&B
- Pick up time: 8 am or as per your confirmation.
- Return time: 4-5pm or as per your confirmation.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE RESERVE ALL RIGHTS TO CHANGE THE ORDER OF ITINERARY. IF NECESSARY AT OUR DISCRETION DUE TO NATURAL CAUSES(ENVIRONMENTAL) OR POLITICAL REASONS(STRIKE/PROTEST)
One of our professional, knowledgeable English speaking driver guides will be at the gangway of the port at 8am with your name on a sign.
- Ports (Pick up is normally 8am or otherwise agreed upon)
Our escort driver will be waiting at the gangway of your cruise ship or outside the cruise ship terminal. The escort driver will be holding up a sign with the group’s name on it. The email that accompanies the voucher you receive at the time of booking will indicate the meeting point for each specific port. We recommend that you meet onboard before exiting the ship. This way you are all together when meeting your escort driver and the tour can commence much more efficiently. Otherwise, the wait time for others will be 20minutes, after which time the tour will proceed.
As for La Spezia Port
Please note you will need to take a complimentary shuttle bus (do not take the shuttle bus going to the city. You want the one to La Spezia) less than 5 minutes where the passenger pick-up is. Please note that the shuttle bus will take you to the exit of the cruise terminal. There the Escort driver will be waiting with your name on a sign.
The escort driver will be waiting at the arrival lobby holding a sign with the name in which the reservation was made under or otherwise stated.
Escort driver will be waiting at the lobby of the hotel. Normally pick up is 8:30am or otherwise stated.
The escort driver will be waiting outside the main doors of the building.
FirenzeFirenze, FI, Italia
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- Luxury, private air-conditioned vehicle.
- Full day tour 9 hours
- Round trip transportation from/to the port/ship
- Comfortable air conditioning minivan
- Professional tour guide-driver
- English speaking driver
- Visit of Lucca highlights
- Drive across Tuscany
- Visit of Florence highlights
- Stop in Michelangelo’s Square lookout
- Free Wi-Fi on board
- Free water on board
- Fuel, tolls and taxes
- Lunch and wine tasting E30-E35 per person to be paid directly on spot(optional)ask your driver to reserve a table if interested
- Gratuities ranging between 10-20 percent (optional but appreciated)
- No admission to any sites
- Museum entrance fees
- For groups of more than 8 people from Livorno port and La Spezia Port we only provide multiple minivans with the maximum number of 8 people in each minivan. This is because minibuses are prohibited from entering the town center. Therefore, a waste of time will incur walking to the destinations, by minivans you will get to your destination directly without wasting time.