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On our popular Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion from the cruise port of Livorno or La Spezia, you will have the opportunity to travel into the heart of Tuscany and visit these top destinations: Pisa to admire the famous “leaning tower of Pisa” and Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance.
For up to 4 Persons from La Spezia Port: 800 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from La Spezia Port: 900 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from La Spezia Port: 1,000 EUROS
Enjoy a Visual Journey to PISA and FLORENCE on our TOUR VIDEO:
Your Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion begins with a relaxing journey through Tuscany begins with your first top in Pisa, one of the most iconic cities in Italy famous for its “leaning tower of Pisa”.
You will visit the impressive Piazza dei Miracoli (the Square of Miracles) that displays most significant architectural monuments, witness to Pisa’s historic wealth and power.
You will have free time to admire the iconic “Leaning Tower”, the beautiful Cathedral, and the Baptistery. The stunning square with breathtaking architecture is not only recognized as one of the leading centers for medieval art, but it also earned the prestigious title a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Here you will see many people standing “just so” with their arm extended in front of them to prop up the leaning tower. Have fun being creative with YOUR great photos in front of the tower!
Your Pisa and Florence tour continues through Tuscany’s characteristic landscape to the Renaissance city of Florence.
Italy’s cradle of Renaissance is also Tuscany’s treasure chest of the world’s most priceless and famous works of art. The historical, artistic, cultural and scientific impact of Florence on the world around it is overwhelming, and its heritage unparalleled.
You will have the opportunity to see and visit some of Florence’s splendid squares, museums and churches.
A short drive into the historic center will take you to the Basilica of Santa Croce, famous for the impressive funerary monuments of some of Florence’s most illustrious historical figures: Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Niccolo Machiavelli.
Stunningly beautiful works of art that decorate the basilica were created by great masters such as Giotto, Cimabue, Donatello, and Giorgio Vasari among many others.
Piazza del Duomo is where you will have the opportunity to admire Florence’s impressive the trio that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cathedral (Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower), Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistry - whose exteriors are decorated with polychrome horizontal strips of stunning green, white and pink marble.
The cathedral (also known as the Duomo) is one of Italy’s largest churches, and before modern age, its immense dome was the largest in the world...as you see it today it’s still the largest brick dome to have ever been constructed.
One of the iconic images of Florence is the Old Bridge: Ponte Vecchio. With charming gold shops resembling jewelry boxes, breathtaking views of the Arno River flanked by aged ochre and sienna buildings, Ponte Vecchio is quite a picturesque setting to behold.
Next to Uffizi museum is Piazza della Signoria that features Palazzo Vecchio and and a collection of incredible pieces of Renaissance statues in the square and the open-air sculpture gallery inside the arched Loggia dei Lanzi.
You can enjoy a Tuscan lunch at one of the many different restaurants in the piazza so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.
A visit to the renowned Accademia Gallery to see the original David by Michelangelo, as well as other notable Renaissance masterpieces and paintings is not to be missed.
For important information on Accademia Gallery admission tickets, please read the Please Note section below.
From here you will join your Driver for a relaxing drive back to your cruise ship.
Thank you for booking our Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion, and for choosing Stefano Rome Tours for your Rome Day Tours and Italy Private Excursions. We look forward to showing you our beautiful Italy!
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** TOURING FROM LA SPEZIA? La Spezia Port is farther away from Pisa and Florence than Livorno Cruise Port, therefore additional driving time is required to and from your destinations. The additional driving time would reduce your overall sightseeing time available in Pisa and Florence in order to accommodate the ship's docking schedule in La Spezia. Please see below the Meeting Point to meet your driver at La Spezia Port.
Payment for this Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.
We kindly ask that cancellations be made at least 7 days in advance in writing via E-Mail. Cancellations by phone, text, or 3rd party who is not the person who booked the service are NOT accepted.
** PREPAID SERVICES can only be Refunded the Net Rate we receive from your prepayment. Net Rate is the actual service price minus the fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card that are not reimbursed to us in case of refunds. We can only refund the portion we receive from the PayPal/CC company.
Please allow up to 24 hours for email correspondences in response to email inquiries and tour reservation requests.
We reply to ALL emails and booking requests we receive. If you don't receive correspondence from us within 24-48 hours please CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER, or send us an email from a different E-mail account.
Please be aware that Museums are closed on Mondays, and on national holidays: January 1, May 1 and December 25.
It is also NOT possible to visit museums on 1st Sunday of Each Month as these are "free museum days" . Without advance no-line tickets, the lines and wait times to enter can be very long.
On these dates when museums are not possible to visit, your museum visit will be substituted with other sites in Florence that best suit your interests and desires.
* Please book your ACCADEMIA GALLERY no-line admission tickets in advance for the 11:30 AM time slot.
Not reserving your museum visit in advance may result in a lengthy wait in line and the chance of missing the museum visit. Please book your tickets here and bring your Vouchers with you on the tour date.
It is not possible to visit both Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery in one day without missing out on much of Florence. Accademia Gallery takes about 1 hour to visit. Uffizi Gallery takes about 2 hours to visit. Our clients prefer to book the Accademia Gallery in order to have more time to enjoy other sites in Florence.
* Entrance into the church of SANTA CROCE is approximately 5 euros per person to be paid upon arrival
To have sufficient time to enjoy Florence, your Pisa visit will NOT include climbing the leaning tower of Pisa.
To climb the tower of Pisa required admission tickets to be booked in advance online, and reducing the time spent sightseeing in Florence.
For Shore Excursions from Livorno, your driver will meet you on the Pier next to your Ship at your Tour starting time, holding a sign with the NAME in your reservation.
Please do NOT leave the ship area, and do NOT take a shuttle bus to exit the port.
For shore excursions from La Spezia, due to the port's small size and security restrictions, vehicles are NOT permitted to enter the port of La Spezia. Cruisers are required to take a shuttle bus from their ship and exit the cruise port. Your driver will meet you at the Bus Stop holding a sign with the name in your tour reservation.
This Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion provides an English speaking Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide. Your driver will be happy to provide general touristic information while at the vehicle, but will not be able to accompany you to sightsee away from the vehicle.
Italy has strict laws and regulations aimed to protect official licensed guides that makes it unlawful for Drivers to act as tour guides or accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Italy’s laws, Drivers are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on their own away from the vehicle.
On this Pisa and Florence Tour by car you will SELF TOUR (unaccompanied by your driver) when away from the vehicle.
You will be dropped off as close to the sites as possible in accordance with municipality and traffic laws.
If you prefer to have a licensed local tour guide for a walking tour of Florence's historic center, we can make arrangements for you as a courtesy service to our clients at additional Tour Guide Fees. Tour Guides are paid separately at the end of the tour service in Euro funds. Please inquire via E-Mail for Tour Guide Fees and information to reserve a private licensed tour guides in Florence.
SAVE a lot on this Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion from Livorno or La Spezia by sharing your tour with fellow cruisers for up to 8 guests per minivan! It’s easy: just place an ad on Cruise Critic roll call and invite others to join you. Share the fun and the expense. LEARN MORE ABOUT TOUR SHARING
Reviews from our Customers
Service and drivers were excellent. Punctual, professional, and courteous! I would highly recommend your services and will definitely book with you again. Thank you for enhancing the trip and travel experience!!!
Our Tuscany driver provided expert driving, interesting historical information, and excellent service on our full-day tour of Pisa and Florence from the port of Livorno. He has helpful in getting us to the key sites (even helping us (most critically) exchange our reservation for real tickets at the Accademia in Florence) and providing pointers on getting around by foot. Wolfgang did offer us a chance to drive through the Tuscan countryside as we approached Florence, rather than zip directly to the city on the highway. We were glad we took this option to see the countryside in its glory...
So very happy with our tours and will definitely recommend!
We loved our driver, Tony. He took us from Livorno to Pisa and Florence and back to Livorno. He was patient with us, explained highlights of the countryside along the way, and drove at a very reasonable speed. We felt very comfortable. He treated us with utmost respect, was very courteous and we would ask for Tony again were we to book a tour in the area. Thanks so much for the wonder of that day.
Tony was very professional and knowledgeable. We truly enjoyed our day trip to Pisa and Florence with him. He was a very attentive, skilled and safe driver. We would definitely recommend him and your company! Thank you very much.
Great service. From the beginning, the communication was punctual, friendly and courteous and that was mainly through email. We had driver's on two different days for tours, one in Pisa/Florence and one in Rome. The first day in Pisa/Florence we had Tony who was extremely punctual, very friendly and nice and did a superb job in taking us everywhere we needed to go and even made good restaurant recommendations. They got us back to our ship in plenty of time. I would highly recommend using Stefano Rome Tours and I would use them again next time I am back.
We are a group of 10 people and used your services for our stops in Italy in Naples, Civitavecchia and Livorno. Our drivers were great and very professional. We are very impressed with the way your company does business. Great job!
Thanks Steffano for your attentions in Livorno, was a great experiences , thanks for your professionalism, and your help in our schedule. Great tour and great driver/tour guide !!
Stefano Rome Tours is Top Notch for Shore Excursions
We booked 2 tours with Stefano Rome Tours ahead of scheduled stops on a Mediterranean Cruise. In both cases that drivers met us at the cruise port (despite a late arrival) dressed impeccably and with a Mercedes Mini-Van. We had one shore excursion from La Spezia to Pisa and Florence and another from Naples to Positano, Sorrento and Pompeii. From booking to the actual tours, the service of all staff from Stefano was excellent. Both drivers were informative and accommodating and kept us on schedule to complete our tours. I would strongly recommend them and booking them as an outside tour compan ...
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We used Stefano Rome Day tours on two consecutive days when our cruise ship visited CIVITAVECCHIA and LIVORNO ports. They were fast and efficient in answering e-mails and their web site provides an excellent insight into the tours they can offer. The second day a little more hectic with visits to Florence and Pisa but just as wonderful. Our drivers on both days were first class and Tony our driver to Florence in particular was very knowledgeable without bombarding us with too much information. The transport on both occasions was extremely comfortable and roomy and in first class condition ...
Great service. Great company. From the beginning, the communication was punctual, friendly and courteous and that was mainly through email. We had driver's on two different days for tours, one in Pisa/Florence and one in Rome. Both were extremely punctual, very friendly and nice and did a superb job in taking us everywhere we needed to go and even made good restaurant recommendations. They got us back to our ship in plenty of time. I would highly recommend using Stefano Rome Tours and I would use them again next time I am back.