Pick up at the beginning of the tour will be from the port of Livorno. Pick up will be at 8.00 am, as it will probably not be possible to disembark earlier and it will allow you not enough time visiting if we pick you up later than that. If your ship arrives at port at 8.00 am please specify, and we will pick you up at 8.30 am. For pick up at 7.30 am you have to request a permission to your ship for early disembark.
After pick up we suggest to stop in Pisa first. The drive from the port to Pisa will be around 30 minutes, and once you’re in the city you’ll be able to see the leaning tower and take pictures. We suggest not to climb the tower, otherwise you’ll spend too much time there and therefore you won’t be able to see the main sites in Florence, but if you really want to climb it we can arrange it for you.
After spending around 45 minutes in Pisa you’ll procede to Florence, that you’ll reach in around another hour. Once in Florence you’ll be able to visit first the Academy Gallery to see the statue of the David. We will make sure to have you skip the line there.
After that you’ll be able to stop for a visit of Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and of course if you want you can see also the most important churches and historical buildings of the city. We always suggest to stop by the Duomo, and if you want you can also visit it from the inside, otherwise you can just spend some leisure time in the square to take pictures of Giotto’s Bell Tower.
The driver will be able to suggest where to go for lunch, or if you prefer you will have free time to enjoy lunch on your own, maybe while walking around for some shopping.
If you’re interested you can also see the leather market in Florence, and before leaving the city we suggest to drive up to Piazzale Michelangelo for a wonderful view of Florence. In that square you can also find the replicas of important statues, including the David, so we highly suggest to have this stop at least on the days the Academy Gallery is closed.
Please note that if you want you can also see other museums in Florence. If you want you can visit the Uffizi Gallery instead of the Academy Gallery, or if you prefer you can visit them both. Please note by the way that a visit inside the Academy Gallery will take around 1 hour, while a visit inside the Uffizi Gallery will take around 2 hours.
After leaving Florence you’ll be back to the port in around 1 hour and 30 minutes. We always aim to have you there 9 hours after pick up, so usually it will be by 5.00 pm.
Please note that the museums are closed on Mondays, so if your ship arrives at port on that day you will have to visit different sites.
Please note also that on the first Sunday of each month the museums will have a free entrance. This means that it will not be possible to skip any line at the entrance, therefore we suggest not to tour inside on those days.
As for the leaning tower in Pisa, when booking the tickets online it will be necessary to select the day and time for the tour, and the booking can only be done from 20 to 12 days before the tour, not earlier not later than that. We can help you do it on your own, or if you prefer we can book the tickets for you. The cost will be 18 euro per person including the reservation fee.
Please note that access to the leaning tower is forbidden for kids under the age of 8, and every person under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an older person. It’s also suggested not to climb the tower for people with problems walking long distances and people with heart problems, as the climb will be 297 steps.
We will be able to book the tickets for you in advance to enter the museums, wether you’d like to visit the Academy Gallery or the Uffizi Gallery. Since we will make the reservation for you in advance, you’ll be able to skip the line at the entrance. This means that you’ll be inside in just a few minutes instead of waiting in line for hours.
By the way please consider that even if we book the tickets in advance for you, you will still have to pay for those tickets the moment you get inside.
Even if the driver will be able to give you the most important notions about the city of Florence and its history, if you want to take in more details we can suggest to hire a private walking guide for the museums. If you’re visiting both the Academy Gallery and Uffizi Gallery we suggest to hire a guide for 3 hours at the cost of 180 euro.
If you want to have a guide for a different amount of time please let us know and we will be glad to give you a price.
If your ship is staying in port for 2 days and you’d like to spend the night in Florence before having a second tour of Tuscany on the following day, the driver will leave you inside the city of Florence at the end of the day. The price will not change.
For every different drop off location you can let us know and we will give you a price accordingly.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. We select only the most experienced and reliable drivers, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Please specify in the NOTES field of your reservation if you need child seat and the child’s age.
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Extra hours €50,00 Euros per hour.
Rates in Euro, In the price are included tolls, parking and VAT, are not included gratuites, licensed guide, tickets to monuments or museums, food and drinks and any eventual extras.