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From Livorno: Shore Excursion to Florence & Pisa

1. From Livorno: Shore Excursion to Florence & Pisa

Discover the "Cradle of the Renaissance" and the beautiful miracle square at your own pace with a round-trip transfer service from Livorno. Your journey will be in a comfortable GT coach with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi, driven by a multilingual assistant for your convenience. You'll receive a free map of Florence and Pisa, as well as receive an emergency number so that everything goes smoothly. Your first destination will be Florence - you will be dropped off at the Piazzale Montelungo next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station, enjoy your free time to explore the sites that interest you the most at your own pace. Leave Florence and travel to Pisa in the afternoon, where you will have at least 70 minutes to visit the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, one of Italy's most famous monuments. After, enjoy a scenic transfer back to Livorno.

Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

2. Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

See the iconic Leaning Tower and the Duomo on this day trip to Pisa and Florence from Livorno. Travel via an air-conditioned bus end savor a tasting of local products. Follow your guide to the city’s main attractions and get free time to explore both cities at your own pace. After meeting your tour guide, begin your trip to Florence in a fully equipped and comfortable bus. Step into Florence, home to several masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Walk down its winding alleys and explore the city's iconic monuments and art galleries. Start your tour in Piazza Repubblica and follow in the footsteps of Dante Alighieri. Listen to insightful commentary as you visit the Piazza della Signoria and cross the arch bridge of Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. Enjoy free time to explore the city on your own with plenty to see, including the Accademia Gallery Museum where you can admire Michelangelo's David, or see the Florence Cathedral in Piazza del Duomo. Next, make your way to Pisa. Pass through the Santa Maria gate to Piazza dei Miracoli. Marvel at the impressive marble monuments and the green grass where you can relax or take photos of the famous Leaning Tower. Climb the Leaning Tower or go to the medieval Roman Catholic Cathedral of Pisa. Right next to the Leaning Tower, admire beautiful works of art.

From Livorno: Bus Transfer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

3. From Livorno: Bus Transfer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

See the Tower of Pisa and other marble monuments of the Piazza dei Miracoli ("Square of Miracles") in Pisa with a convenient round-trip bus transfer from Livorno city center. Journey to the Renaissance city of Pisa, where you will have 2.5 hours to explore the Leaning Tower of Pisa and landmark attractions of the Piazza dei Miracoli on your own. Get a free city map to help you find your way. Considered one of the finest architectural complexes in the world, the square is an open-air museum to European medieval art. After 2.5 hours in Pisa, hop back on the bus to Livorno and get dropped off at your departure point.

Livorno: Aquarium Entrance Ticket

4. Livorno: Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Spend the day exploring the Aquarium of Livorno which is located in a building with a strong historical, artistic and architectural value in the city and enjoys a splendid location, located on the seafront of Livorno within the Terrazza Mascagni.  On the ground floor, explore 33 different display tanks, an observation tunnel and a tactile pool. On the first floor, come into contact with a world of insects, amphibians and reptiles and admire the fascinating leaf-cutter ants. See the newly-arrived zebra sharks, the wonderful green tortoises, Napoleon fish, friendly little seahorses as well as a family of jellyfish.

Livorno: Escorted Shore Excursion to Pisa with Leaning Tower

5. Livorno: Escorted Shore Excursion to Pisa with Leaning Tower

As your cruise arrives in Livorno, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a half-day shore excursion exploring Pisa, a beautiful city approximately 30 minutes from the port. Once in Pisa, you will enjoy a short walk with your expert guide to Miracle Square, where you will find the most precious jewels of Pisa. To access, you'll pass through the Santa Maria gate, one of the entrances of the old wall that used to surround the city. From there you will be enchanted by the beautiful construction, including the white marble of the cathedral and baptistery, and the green grass where you can lie down to admire the astonishing monuments which surround you. You will be free to explore this treasure of Tuscany at your own pace and discover its secrets and history with the stories that your tour leader will tell you during your bus ride. At your tour's conclusion, you will be returned to the port of Livorno.

From Livorno Cruise Port: Bus Transfer to Pisa and Lucca

6. From Livorno Cruise Port: Bus Transfer to Pisa and Lucca

Discover the medieval town of Lucca and its fortified walls independently on a full-day trip from Livorno. Upon arrival in Lucca, take a tour of the most iconic landmarks and buildings including the Torre Guinigi, the Anfiteatro Square, and the San Frediano Church. At the end of the tour, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, grab lunch at a local cafe, or shop for souvenirs at the market. You can opt to add on a traditional lunch for your trip to Lucca, and if you'd prefer to explore on your own, you can choose the Low Cost Option which only includes the transfer. Depart Lucca for Pisa at 2:30 PM, and arrive in the historical heart of the city approximately 30 minutes later. Fall in love with this iconic location and visit the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the most popular attraction in Pisa. Spend some free time admiring the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, and the Baptistery, or exploring the local area.

From Livorno: Florence Shore Excursion with Tasting

7. From Livorno: Florence Shore Excursion with Tasting

Discover Florence's rich culture on this shore excursion designed especially for cruise ship passengers. After meeting your tour leader at the meeting point, begin your trip to one of the most beautiful and famous cities in the world. Discover this Tuscan paradise and be amazed by the art and history that you find in each of its alleys. Start the day with a tasting of typical Tuscan products in a traditional restaurant for the perfect boost before you begin your exploration. Enjoy the rest of the day to discover Florence's delights at your own pace. During your free time, admire the majesty of the Duomo, one of the most impressive buildings in Italy, and stroll through the city's beautiful squares including the Piazza Repubblica and Piazza Della Signoria. Travel through time at the Ponte Vecchio, one of the most beautiful and treasured symbols of the city. You will also have enough time to visit the Accademia Gallery, where you can admire Michelangelo's David. Meet your tour leader at the end of the day and head back to Livorno.

Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

8. Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

Begin your excursion with a 30-minute drive to Pisa, stopping first at the Miracles Field, where you’ll see the famed Leaning Tower of Pisa, along with the Duomo and Baptistry. You’ll have time to take photos here and shop for souvenirs.  Florence is a 1-hour drive away, and on arrival you’ll stop at Michelangelo Square for breathtaking views of the major sights of Florence. Your driver will also stop at Santa Croce Church, known best for the tombs of Italian notables such as Michelangelo and Galileo. In the heart of Florence, Repubblica Square, is where you'll experience the major attractions of the city, such as the Duomo, the Porcellino Market and the Old Bridge. After lunch and shopping, depart around 4:00 PM for the drive back to Livorno and your ship. If you’d like to try some of Italy’s best gelato, your driver will make a stop along the way.

Livorno: Private Full-Day Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion

9. Livorno: Private Full-Day Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion

Your private driver will pick you up directly at the port where your ship will dock. Drive to Pisa and enjoy some free time to enjoy the Square of the Miracles at your leisure. Then continue to Florence, where your private guide will be waiting for you. Here, you'll discover the historical city center, touching all the highlights of this unique city such as the cathedral, Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, Signoria Square and Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping. If you like, a reservation can be made for the Accademia Gallery. This gallery is particularly famous for its sculptures by Michelangelo such as the "Prisoners," "St. Matthew" and "David," the most beautiful man of Florence. If you prefer paintings, a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery can be offered. Discover artistic heritage with paintings by Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. Travel back to the port with your private driver.

Livorno: Florence and Pisa Shore Tour

10. Livorno: Florence and Pisa Shore Tour

After disembarking from your cruise ship and being greeted at the pier by your guide, you will make your way to Pisa. Upon your arrival at Pisa, your first visit will be to the cathedral complex in the magnificent Piazza dei Miracoli. It is a large square which is home to the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, and the beautiful Cathedral. There you can see with your own eyes the incredible tower that was designed as a bell tower for the neighboring cathedral, which would have stood 185 feet high. There are 297 spiral-staircase steps inside the tower leading to the top. If you wish to climb the tower, don't hesitate to ask your guides to reserve the skip-the-line admission. Your tour in Florence will begin as you visit the Piazzale Michelangelo terrace, which portrays a glorious panorama of the city. Once in the old-town pedestrian center, you will encounter the immense Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore. This Cathedral is one the major attraction for tourists, and is one of the largest churches in Italy. Until the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed, thanks to the genius of Brunelleschi who completed it in 1432. Moving on, you will see Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery, and the Piazza della Signoria. After viewing the scenic and iconic Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) on the Arno river, you'll continue to the enormous Piazza Santa Croce. In Roman times, this place was used to execute heretics, but the square now boasts numerous charming boutiques. The Galleria dell'Academia is one of the top museums in Florence mainly because it is the home to Michelangelo's David sculpture. Once having completed your tour of the Accademia, you will enjoy a relaxing drive across the Tuscan region on your way back to the Port of Livorno.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 28 reviews

We visited Florence and Pisa. It was an amazing trip. Everything was well organized, the bus was comfortable and the driver Stefano was careful and responsive to his tourists' needs. Finally he even drove us directly to our ship. The tour guide Alessandro was the most valuable asset of the trip. He was highly educated and knowledgeable person. His history excurses and the sense of humor made his explanations very interesting. The most impressive was the Alessandro's ability to easily switch to different languages. He was fluent in 3 other languages in addition to his Italian. His personal qualities were also on display when he went on to find lost tourists saving other tourists time. Try to book your trip when Alessandro is on duty.

Both the driver Ylenia and the guide Luis made us spend a fantastic day. They knew very well all the history of the monuments and the city. They took us to more unknown places and to eat at a very good restaurant. Thank you because you made us spend a very good day

Meets right where cruise shuttle drops off . Easy to find guides etc. super friendly staff. Long walk from bus in pisa if you have any mobility issues.

Valter was very willing to customize the day to meet our requests. He was extremely knowledgeable.

We had the best tour guide and she’s only 20 years old. Great tour!