Shore excursion to Pisa and Florence for cruise passengers includes pick up and return from/to the port in Livorno.
Your day-trip begins with a private car pick-up directly from your ship at the Livorno dock.
We’ll drive you to Pisa for a quick visit to Piazza Duomo (Leaning Tower, Cathedral; about 45 minutes stop); then drive straight to the center of Florence to meet mee: your private guide!
We’ll start with a historical presentation from the foundation of Florentia as a Roman colony up to its growth in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance as one of the most important capitals in Europe.
I’ll tell you about the many men and women who were protagonists of the greatness of Florence such as the Medici for politics, Michelangelo for art, Dante for literature, Galileo for the sciences. . . just to name a few among the most universally known.
We’ll visit together the religious and political centers of Florence and the most important museums of the city: the Accademia and the Uffizi, where I will tell you about artists who led the evolution of the Western art.
I am not going to give you a lecture – unless you want to – I will be informative but I won’t overdo with too many dates and names, I will make your visit fun with anecdotes and legends, you will have time to enjoy a typical local meal, a coffee or an ice cream: I know you are here on holiday and your holiday is meant to be relaxing and fun.
Tour duration: approx. 9 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch);
Meeting point: Livorno Port (driver with a sign of client’s name before the exit of the ship);
Meeting time: 8.00 AM;
Private guide (5 hours service in Florence): included;
Roundtrip transportation (chauffeured limo or minibus): included;
Entrance fees with priority access: included;
Driving times: from port to Pisa 45 minutes; from Pisa to Florence 1 hour and 15 minutes; back to Livorno Port 1 hour and 15 minutes;
Meals and drinks: not included.
. Pisa: Leaning Tower and Cathedral (outside)
. Florence: We’ll visit the religious and political centers of Florence:
– Duomo (outside; we’ll talk about the famous Brunelleschi’s Dome)
– Giotto Bell Tower (outside; beautiful samples of Gothic architecture in Italy)
– Baptistery (outside; with its famous bronze doors)
– Academy Gallery (inside; to see the David and other statues by Michelangelo)
– Uffizi Gallery (inside; paintings by Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffaello)
– Piazza Signoria (open air collection of statues and Palazzo Vecchio)
– Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge over the Arno River)
With me as your guide it will be easier for you to listen the tour despite the everyday crowd, and I’ll be happy to accommodate your requests going faster through parts that you are not interested in, or stopping longer to see what is more relevant for you.
The tour is private: for your party only!
No lines to get in to the museums and monuments!
Contact us for a quotation.