Private Shore Excursion to Tuscany from Livorno and La Spezia Cruise Ports
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starting time:8:00 AM
For up to 4 people from Livorno Port: 700 Euros
For up to 6 people from Livorno Port: 800 Euros
For up to 8 people from Livorno Port: 900 Euros
For up to 4 people from La Spezia Port: 800 Euros
For up to 6 people from La Spezia Port: 900 Euros
For up to 8 people from La Spezia Port: 1,000 Euros
On this shore excursion from the cruise port of Livorno or port of La Spezia, you have the opportunity to visit 2 of Tuscany’s most famous cities: Pisa and Florence.
A prominent ancient port city (called “Portus Pisanus” while it was a Ancient Roman colony) Pisa is recognized worldwide for its famous leaning tower - the bell tower of the Cathedral.
In Pisa, you will visit Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of the Miracles), a spacious square where Pisa’s most sacred and renowned buildings are located: Pisa’s impressive Duomo (cathedral), the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, and Campo Santo (the monumental cemetery).
While here, you will have ample opportunity to photograph the monuments and enjoy this bustling square. Overall visit time: 40 minutes
Florence is the capital of Tuscany, and the birthplace and symbol of the Renaissance that has gifted the world with celebrated artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael and Sandro Botticelli... prominent thinkers and writers like Machiavelli and Dante, and revered scientists like Galileo.
You will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the greatest and most influential Florentines as you explore the historic center and discover Florence’s most important heritage sites.
On this tour, you will enjoy these Must-See sites in Florence:
What better way to start or end a visit to Florence that a stop on Piazzale Michelangelo for a splendid panoramic overview of the city that has graced innumerable postcards.
One of the most visited squares in the world, Piazza del Duomo is dominated by 3 religious monuments:
* Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi dome
* The richly decorated Giotto’s Campanile (Giotto’s Bell Tower)
* The octagonal Baptistery of Saint John whose famous bronze doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti were named by Michelangelo the “Gates of Paradise”.
This 15th century basilica is the largest Franciscan church in the world and also referred to as “The Temple of the Italian Glories” as it’s also the burial place of some of Italy’s most illustrious Italians including Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli to name a few.
The basilica also contains artwork by famous artists such as Donatello, Vasari, Giotto and more.
Piazza della Signoria is named after the 14th century Palazzo della Signoria (today known as Palazzo Vecchio - the “Old Palace”) that dominates the spacious square.
This square is a perfect example of why many refer to Florence as an outdoor museum.
On the corner close to Palazzo Vecchio is Loggia dei Lanzi, a covered terrace recognized by its wide arches and its open-air exhibition of fabulous bronze and marble sculptures depicting classical and mythological themes.
Translated to “Old Bridge”, Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone arch bridge that spans the Arno River.
Initially occupied with butcher shops, nowadays you’ll find it filled with upscale jewelry shops, artists, and souvenir vendors.
An interesting aspect about this bridge is Vasari’s Corridor, an enclosed passageway commissioned by Cosimo I de’Medici to connect Palazzo Vecchio (Florence’s Town Hall) with Palazzo Pitti (the private residence of the Medici family).
The Gallery of the Academy of Florence is the famous art museum that displays the original statue of David by Michelangelo along with other of his sculptures, as well as and masterpiece works of art by well known artists like Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Giambologna, making it a perfect museum to visit on a day trip to Florence.
At the end of your fun filled Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion, you will enjoy a relaxing drive back to your cruise ship at the port of Livorno, or return to the port of La Spezia.
The listed price of the tour is per vehicle, not per person. Rome Chauffeur accepts online prepayment via PayPal or Credit Card at the time you confirm your tour, or you may pay on the Date of Service in Euro funds at the end of the tour made directly to your Chauffeur. If at any time you need extra funds on the day of your tour, your chauffeur will be happy to help you locate an ATM machine.
Cancellations must be made at least 3 days prior to your Date of Service. Prepaid services canceled last minute less than 3 days or are No Show on the Date of Service are NOT Refundable.
Cancellations must be made in writing via E-Mail followed by an official cancellation confirmation E-Mail from our office in order for your cancellation to be valid. Cancellations are NOT accepted by Phone, Text, Or through 3rd Party individuals such as hotel clerks, friends, or concierge services.
* CANCELLATION FOR PREPAID SERVICES: Only NET RATE will be issued on prepaid services. Net Rate is what we receive from your prepayment after PayPal / CC takes out their fees which they don't reimburse us in case of refunds. Therefore, we are only able to refund what we receive from you after PayPal/ CC takes out their fees.
Your professional English-speaking Tour Chauffeur will meet you on the pier next to your ship holding a sign with your name at 8:00 AM and will return you to the ship by approximately 5:00 PM.
La Spezia Port does not permit access to vehicles inside the port. ALL cruisers are obliged to make use of the Port Shuttle to exit the Port. Your Chauffeur will meet you at the "Bus Stop" outside the port gates, holding a sign with the name in the booking.
* This tour is NOT offered from Rome due to the great distances of Pisa and Florence from Rome that cannot be achieved in a day tour.
MUSEUM INFORMATION and PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS
We suggest visiting the famous Accademia Gallery if you prefer to have more time to visit sites in Florence as the Accademia is a shorter museum visit.
Please book your Accademia Gallery Museum Tickets in advance for the 11:30 AM time slot at the link below, and be sure to bring your Ticket Vouchers with you on the Tour as they will be required: FLORENCE MUSEUM TICKETS
Academia Museum (as are most museums in Italy) are closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1, and December 25.
It is also NOT possible to visit the Museums on the 1st Sunday of Every Month as these are "Free Museum Days" with no possibility for Skip The Line tickets and wait times are very long.
If your tour falls on days of closure or on "Free Sunday", the museum visit will be replaced with different sites in Florence according to your interests and desires.
* You may substitute a visit to the Uffizi Gallery with Accademia Gallery (and shorten your sightseeing time at other locations), but due to time restrictions, it’s not possible to visit both on the same day.
** Admission Tickets to Santa Croce Basilica: Tickets to visit this remarkable church are approximately 5 Euros per person and can be purchased on arrival.
This tour provides an English-speaking Chauffeur who is not a licensed Tour Guide. In Italy only locally licensed tour guides have permission to guide and accompany guests to sightsee. In order to comply with the laws, Chauffeurs are obliged to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee.
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Reviews from our Customers
Our driver in Tuscany was very professional, with a great knowledge about the history of Pisa and Florence. This is our 2nd visit and he provided additional information that we didn't get from our first trip (with a different provider). We will highly recommend him for other visitors!
July 02nd, 2019
Guiliano was awesome in Rome!!! Massimo was awesome in Naples!!! Tonio in Livorno was super great!!! Would recommend Rome-Chauffeur to anyone!!! Thank you very much!!!!!
June 14th, 2018
Tony was fantastic! Spoke good English and very informative. We booked online as we were coming in on a cruise ship. He picked us up on time and had us back on time! We were able to see so much hassle free and able to avoid long lines. Absolutely amazing!
July 19th, 2017
Excellent one-day tours from cruise!
We started with the Pisa and Florence excursion with Stefano, who could not have been more perfect. He is everything you could ever want in a driver and I highly, highly recommend him. He was very careful driving, extremely polite, gave us information about Tuscany as he drove, pointing out sites and giving us trivia-like facts along the way. He helped us skip the line at the Galleria for my mom, gave us great instructions for what to see when he couldn't follow us into Florence-center, and when we ran early he included a side trip to one of his favorite churches overlooking Florence (the San ...
May 26th, 2016
Pisa and Florence from Livorno
We used Rome Chauffeur to get from our cruise ship to both Pisa and Florence. Our driver, Stephan (from Lucca) was great. He was helpful, professional, and very friendly. We were able to really see a lot in a day because we used a private driver... well worth the money!! It was only slightly more than taking a big shore excursion bus booked through the cruise line and we had total control of our itinerary, which was a real blessing when my daughter started feeling sick. Stephan found us a pharmacy and we were able to take it easy for a little while until my daughter felt better. We would have ...
September 09th, 2015
Rome and Florence Visits
We have had the most phenomenal service from Rome Chauffeur for two of our cruise ports - Florence and Rome. Our chauffeur who provided the trip to Pisa/Florence was excellent .... informative and exceeded our expectations in terms of what we saw and the amount of knowledge he had about the area. Excellent Service
August 22nd, 2015
Amazing tours of Florence and Rome
Both drivers picked us up from cruise ports on time holding a name plaque. The Mercedes vehicles were both immaculate. Our chauffeur took us to Pisa and Florence and has a extensive knowledge of both areas and historical sites. He put over all the information in a very friendly and interesting way for all our party (6 adults). As my dad needed a wheelchair he always found the best places to drop us off and pick us up. Nothing seemed too much trouble.
August 11th, 2015
Excellent Tour and Guide
My family shared an excursion with others found on the Cruise Critic website's rollcall looking to share a tour. We briefly stopped by Pisa and then went on to Florence. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. He was professional and punctual. He customized the tour to meet our needs. The cost of the tour was 580 euros which was shared by 8 of us. I would strongly suggest sharing a tour to save money since you are paying for the vehicle. We did separate from the others on tour with us to visit the Accademia gallery which had been prearranged with skip the line ticket ...
April 20th, 2021