Full day shore excursion to Florence and Pisa from Livorno with tasting
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Stop At: Centro Storico, 50122, Florence Italy
Get ready to live a day surrounded by art and beautiful Renaissance landscapes! Let yourself fall in love with one of the most beautiful and artistic cities in the world, Florence! Stroll through its alleys full of history and enjoy its charming monuments
Duration: 3 hours
Pass By: Piazza della Repubblica, Florence Italy
One of the most elegant squares in Florence, full of bar and elegant cafes
Pass By: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy
An authentic open air museum, where the majestic Palazzo Vecchio stands as well as the Loggia dei Lanzi, housing incredible statues among which Cellini's Perseus
Pass By: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy
The oldest bridge of Florence, ad even the most picturesque! Discover with your guide how this mavellous building was spared from the bombings during the World War II
Pass By: Piazza San Giovanni, 50123, Florence Italy
Also known as Duomo Square, this is the heart of Florence itself, housing the marvellous Cathedral with the unmistakable Brunelleschi's Dome, the Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery.
Stop At: Piazza dei Miracoli, Piazza del Duomo, 56126, Pisa Italy
The most beautiful square of Pisa, housing the world celebrated Leaning Tower, the magnificent Cathedral and the Baptistery
Duration: 1 hour
- Pick up at the shuttle bus arrival point
- Comfortable journey by GT coach with air conditioning
- Expert tour leader
- Tasting of local products
- Possibility to buy local products
- Free time in Florence
- Free time in Pisa
- Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
- Entrance to Churches or Museums
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Florence and Pisa are both UNESCO world heritage sites, where tour buses must, by law, park in designated areas which means that people have to walk from the designated bus parking to the sites that are visited.
- Most travelers can participate
- If your ship arrives later than 9 am, please contact us to see if there's a solution for you
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Great tour for the price, the tour guide explained about where we visited on the bus. We had free time to explore on our own.
A comfortable bus and great guide, I cannot remember her name but it was the tour on July 31st. We enjoyed Florence and Pisa and some good information along the ride. She kept everybody on time so we had no worries about making it back to our ship on time.
we were given some info and highlights in Florence then advised that we had 2 hours to look around on our own. same format in pisa for 40 minutes.
A big thank you to Alessandro who was our guide in Florence and Pisa. My traveling companion said his name was Alexander but the card from Shore Emotion said Alessandro. What a wonderful, fun-loving guy who was very patient with 3 older ladies. One of my companions fell after getting off the bus so she was in no shape to do a walking tour of Florence so my two companions were left in front of one of the Cathedrals that had plenty of shopping and restaurants to enjoy while I enjoyed a personal tour with Alessandro who escorted me all over Florence and gave me all the history of the area. Pisa was our next stop with hail and rain but it did not dampen our spirits. I really got some wonderful photos of sunny Florence and rainy Pisa. A big "Thank You" for our wonderful experience on our tour and wish you a lifetime of happiness to you and your new bride!
First of all, let me say that every person on the bus had the same impression I did about what this tour entailed. That is, a guide taking you round the sights of Florence and Pisa, with those little headsets on so that you can hear them properly, and giving you information about what you're seeing. That's NOT what this tour is, despite the fact that it says it's fully guided! When we disembarked at Florence, we had to take a port bus to the meeting point, which cost 5 Euros for a return journey. The bus dropped us off right at the meeting point, and the guides were clearly visible. We did have to wait around 40 minutes because one of the guests was late, which of course meant we had 40 minutes less in Florence! On the coach, we were given some information about Florence but I have to admit that it was hard to stay awake for this. I had expected the coach journey to be around an hour, but it took 1 hour and 40 minutes. When we arrived in Florence, we had to walk about 20 minutes to the starting point. Apparently this is because the coaches can't stop anywhere right in the centre. I'd therefore suggest you consider a small group tour as the smaller buses can then take you in closer. The itinerary had said we'd have a tasting of a cookie in the market after doing the city tour. However, we did the tasting first, and instead of the market, we went to a small restaurant. They considered this an upgrade as instead of just a cookie, you got to taste Tuscan red wine and 2 small dishes (Pappa Al Pomodoro and Panzanella). I didn't consider this an upgrade though as I'd wanted to see the market and I don't drink wine! The guide then took us to the meeting point, just outside the duomo. He told us we had 2 hours to explore and he'd meet us back there. As lots of people had complained about the fact it should be guided, he did take people around some key sights. However, as he wasn't expecting to do this, he wasn't prepared with information, and without the headsets, I couldn't hear him. We therefore decided to just explore on our own. I can't give you the detail of what we did because there aren't enough characters allowed, but you won't be able to go inside any buildings or museums as you don't have enough time given the long queues. It was a 20 minute walk back to the bus, then a 1hr 20min drive to Pisa, followed by 15 min walk. Again, you don't have enough time to go into buildings/climb the tower really.
This was a very good tour with plenty of time to visit Florence and a chance to see the Leaning Tower in Pisa. Alice was very organized and very informative of the history and what was happening. She did a great job keeping track of everyone and got us back to our ship in plenty of time. The only thing I would caution is there really isn't much of a tasting. The portions of food were okay but the wine was barely a swallow, hardly enough to even tell what you were drinking. Overall a good way to sample the two cities.
Karl was great and this tour was fantastic. You get the opportunity to see the city and learn form someone who has lived there and knows there way around. The food was very good and the wine of course is also. This is a nice way to learn about the city and the people who live there not only in Genoa but the area. We had four people on our tour and they all had a great time.