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Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from La Spezia

a cruise excursion in Florence

Duration: 9 hours
Languages: EN
  • Local prices from local partners
  • Timely return to your cruise ship
  • Cruise friendly cancellation policy

After having met your driver at the cruise terminal in La Spezia, sit back and enjoy your drive through the Tuscan countryside towards Florence. Driving up the beautiful Viale dei Colli, we reach the marvelous terrace called Piazzale Michelangelo (named after the artist who sculpted the original David statue). Here you get the most impressive view of the city.

Nearby you can also see the white and green marble façade of the S. Miniato al Monte church - one of the purest examples of the Florentine Romanesque style. After leaving the church, we follow an uphill road, bordered by the ancient city walls, until we reach Forte Belvedere, built around 1590 by the Grand-duke Ferdinand to protect the Medici villas. Driving down from the Fort, passing the old gate to the city, the Porta Romana, we come Pitti Palace, which hosts many galleries and museums (Gallery of Modern Art, Costume Gallery, Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Coach Museum, Silver and Porcelain museums, etc) and a magnificent park called the Boboli Gardens. Next we head for the city center, to the Piazza della Repubblica, surrounded by the historical literary cafés, where long ago important intellectuals gathered together. Following the Via De'Calzaiuoli, which connects Piazza del Duomo (S. Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell tower) to Piazza Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, etc.) you will be able to admire the best masterpieces of Renaissance art, breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Florence can offer.

Our driver, completely at your disposition, will be more than happy to take you to Piazza Santa Croce to visit the Santa Croce church, where many famous Italians are buried, and then take a must-deserved rest, or to the elegant Ponte Vecchio, meaning "old bridge", dates back to 1345, when it was built to replace a bridge that was swept away by a horrible flood; today, the bridge is visited by many tourists, and is home to gold and jewelry vendors. For the shopping lovers or the hungry soul, there are also many shops and "trattoria" to dive into, so everyone in the group can satisfy their desires whether it be a smart leather jacket, or a scrumptious plate of pasta!

Few cities of comparable size can boast such a profusion and variety of high quality goods with Italian design. The most important street for shopping is Via De' Tornabuoni with designer boutiques like Prada, Gucci, Armani, Ferragamo, Valentino, Vuitton, Damiani, Cartier, Trussardi, Eleuteri, Buccellati, Coveri, Versace, Tiffany, YSL, Zegna, Desmo, Chopard, Tod's, Cavalli etc. We can also see what the local craftsmen have to offer in the small local workshops in the Santa Croce or Santo Spirito neighborhoods, or practice your bargaining skills at the San Lorenzo outdoor market.

In the afternoon, you will leave Florence and enjoy the 50 minute drive to the university town of Pisa where you will have a brief stop by the Field of Miracles for photographs and to marvel at the exterior of the Campanile, better known as the Leaning Tower. This famous Bell Tower leans over 16 feet out of perpendicular! Efforts to stabilize the building are made constantly together with a continued monitoring process of the structure.

Time permitting, you will also see Lungarno and Cavalieri Square. After your tour of Pisa, relax on the 50 minutes transfer back to your ship in La Spezia.

Important!! If you are interested in the Accademia Museum (David) and/or the Uffizi Gallery, please advise us at the time of the booking so we can provide you the skip the line tickets in order to avoid waiting in lines and maximize your time.

Please note:
The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.

Why this excursion?

  • Luxury vehicles
  • English-speaking drivers
  • All taxes, tolls, fuel, parking fees included
  • Courteous and personal service
  • Shore excursions can be customized within reason
  • All vehicles are fully insured according to Italian law
  • Skip the line reservations can be made for the museums upon request

Important remarks

  • Available: all year round
  • Tour length: 9 hours
  • Pick up - drop off location: at your ship in the La Spezia Port
  • Pick up time (suggested): 8.00am (according to your ship schedule)

OPTIONALS (IF INTERESTED)

  • Skip the line tickets for the Accademia Gallery (David) in Florence (closed on Mondays)
  • Skip the line tickets for the Uffizi Museum in Florence (closed on Mondays)
  • Licensed guide at disposal in Florence (3 hours) to give you more specific and detailed tour of the city/museums/attractions

CANCELLATIONS

  • No charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 15 days prior to the service date
  • Cancellations made 7 days prior to the service date: 50% charge
  • Cancellations made 48 hours prior to the service date: 75% charge
  • Cancellations made 24 hours of less or no show: 100% charge

Included

  • Luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance

Not included

  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees, if required - unless otherwise specified
  • Gratuities

Start location

This excursion starts at La Spezia cruise port directly at your ship gangway

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