- Round-trip private transportation from your Livorno Cruise pier!
- Air-conditioned and fully licensed private transportation!
- English-speaking private certified driver/guide!
- Free time in Florence's Historic District!
- Photo stop in Pisa for the Field of Miracles and its leaning tower!
- Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy the unique sights of Florence and the surrounding area!
Your time in Florence and Pisa is precious so don't waste your day with an overcrowded cruise ship-sponsored excursion. Enjoy a more personal, small group excursion that even includes the mandatory photo stop in Pisa. See the best Florence has to offer with your private driver and private transportation!
This small group excursion is for up to 8 participants. For larger groups, please see our Livorno Florence and Pisa with Private Guide Excursion
Directly at the pier, you will meet your English-speaking driver who will serve as your narrator/guide and set out in your air-conditioned transport for the 90-minute journey to Florence. The driver will give commentary while you are in the vehicle only, not on site.
On arrival to the city's historic area, your driver will get you as close to the must-see sites as possible in this predominantly pedestrian-only area. After seeing the sites, return to the same spot and your driver will take you on to the next stop. See the Gothic architecture of Piazza del Duomo with its Cupola, a powerful symbol for both the city and its tradition. See the exterior of the Baptistery and its impressive handmade doors.
Stroll the Piazza della Signoria, known as Florence's political heart, and see the Palazzo della Signoria. This monument was designed in 1298 for the seat of the Republican government.
Nearby is the oldest bridge in Florence, Ponte Vecchio. Although reconstructed after the flooding of 1333, the bridge still offers great architectural views and interesting photo opportunities.
Take time to sample some authentic Italian cuisine for lunch. Your driver will be able to offer suggestions. Lunch is at the guest's expense.
Do not forget to visit the Square of Santa Croce, one of the city's largest squares used for popular typical celebrations. There you will see the outside of the Basilica of Santa Croce, one of Florence's largest churches as well as the resting place of some of Italy's influential famous such as Gioacchino Rossini, Galileo Galilei, and the artist, Michelangelo. The approximate time in the historic district is 5 hours.
Head back to your transportation and journey to Pisa. On arrival to the city, you will disembark and walk approximately 20 minutes each way to the Field of Miracles best known for the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Enjoy photo opportunities and some free time. The approximate for the Pisa stop is 70 minutes. From here, you will return to your cruise pier, approximately 30 minutes from Pisa.
Please note that you should anticipate large crowds at all sites.