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Livorno: Escorted Shore Excursion to Pisa with Leaning Tower

1. 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

2. 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.

Livorno: Private Full-Day Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion

3. 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

4. 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.

Livorno Shore Excursion to Portovenere & Cinque Terre

5. Livorno Shore Excursion to Portovenere & Cinque Terre

Meet your private driver beside your ship at 8:00 AM for the 1.5-hour drive to the delightful fishing village of Portovenere, with its tall and colorful waterfront houses. Enjoy memorable sea views from the promontory where the Church of San Pietro stands. Its Gothic Genovese style dates back to 1256-1277. The church was built on the remains of an early Christian church and Byzantine abbey with parts of a heathen temple from the Roman age. At the foot of the promontory, there is a small grotto named after Lord Byron who took refuge here. From Portovenere, you'll begin your adventure through the five lands of the Cinque Terre, a landscape so unique that in 1998 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A great way to discover this area is from the sea. You'll have the option of departing from the harbor to enjoy a ferry ride (additional cost) to Vernazza, a great stop for lunch at a restaurant set on the cliffs, looking out across the bay (lunch at own expense). The ferry journey will take you past Riomaggiore and Manarola with great photo opportunities from the sea.  Meet up with your driver and visit either Corniglia set up on the hill or enjoy a stroll around Riomaggiore or Manarola. You could continue on to the larger and busier town of Monterosso, but please note it is not possible to stop at all the villages in one day and for this tour, it is best to keep the day as flexible as possible and see where your journey will take you. At some places, you may wish to consider using the train and if the weather and sea conditions are good, the local ferry will be recommended. Wherever your journey takes you, you will return with wonderful memories to your ship in the port of Livorno at approximately 5:00 PM.

La Spezia: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion to Pisa & Lucca

6. La Spezia: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion to Pisa & Lucca

Meet your private driver-guide in La Spezia as close as possible to your ship's arrival for the pleasant hour's drive to the charming medieval city of Lucca. It is a city enclosed and protected through the centuries by an imposing 16th-century wall, which is one of the best-preserved Renaissance defenses in Europe. Discover the city's Roman features with the Church of San Michele in Foro standing on the site of the original Roman forum. It was here that Giacomo Puccini began his musical career as a choir boy. Strolling along the lively shopping street of Via Fillungo, you will arrive at the Church of San Frediano with its 6th-century origins. See the tomb of Saint Zita (1278), mentioned by Dante in the Inferno movie, whose mummified body can be seen through the glass. Discover the unique shaped arena, Piazza Anfiteatro, constructed in the 1st century A.D. under Emperor Claudius with 54 arches and a cave able to hold as many as ten thousand spectators in 18 rows of seats. The Cathedral of San Martino houses the precious holy relic, the Volto Santo, a cedar wood crucifix said to be a true portrait of Jesus sculpted by Nicodemus, an eyewitness to the crucifixion. Also, see the remarkable marble tomb of Ilaria del Carretto and Tintoretto's infamous 'Last Supper.'  The city is filled with artisans and tempting delicatessens offering Tuscan specialties, and Lucca is particularly renowned for its olive oil. Not to be missed are the underground cellars of Enoteca Vanni, offering a tempting selection of wines from all over Italy. Lunch will be at your own cost, and your driver can make recommendations and point you in the right direction. You may even have time to enjoy lunch at a local vineyard on the outskirts of town before taking the short drive to the 11th-century powerful maritime republic of Pisa. Enjoy a driving tour of the city, which will lead you to the heart of one of the most important monuments in Italy, the breathtaking Piazza dei Miracoli with its Baptistry, the cathedral, Campo Santo Cemetery, and of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You'll be free to explore some of the city on foot before meeting up with your driver for the return journey back to your ship in the port of La Spezia.

Livorno: Pisa Pasta and Wine Experience

7. Livorno: Pisa Pasta and Wine Experience

Get to know Pisa on this brief tour accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Visit the highlights of the city, including the Leaning Tower. Visit a pasta factory, and try local wines and ice cream. Get picked up from outside your cruise ship. From there your trip to Pisa will begin with a trip to admire the picturesque Miracle Square. Next, see the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, and the Cathedral. Drive around the the narrows streets of the city, exploring the historic center and the Lungarno roads with its historic buildings. Take a break with some delicious ice cream in the best shop in the city, before moving to the countryside to visit a famous, family-owned pasta factory. Finally, visit a renowned winery surrounded by beautiful scenery. Tour a wine cellar while learning all about the production and tasting the wine. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your cruise ship.

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What people are saying about Livorno

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

Special mention to our guide, Sabrina. In a small group he spoke English, French and Spanish. Everything with a joy, an illusion that sticks to you. It's great!

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.

It was great, but in the name of the activity prior to departure from Porto, but the meeting point does not record the same information.

The experiences and the tour in Lucca were very impressive. The stay in Pisa was also great.