Livorno port to Lucca and Florence

The walls and the Colossus

  • 08:00 Meet the driver and move to Lucca
  • 08:45 Lucca (meet the guide - 2 hours)
  • 11:00 Departing to Florence
  • 12:00 Florence (Accademia or Uffizi or meet the guide)
  • 16:00 Departing to Livorno
  • 17:15 Arrive at the ship

This private shore excursion offers an opportunity to combine Florence, the capital city of Tuscany with the charms of Lucca.

Lucca and its charming athmosphere

Leaving directly from your cruise ship, the drive to Lucca takes about 45 minutes. The medieval treasure of Tuscany, Lucca is entirely enclosed within its sturdy city walls. Elegant and immaculately-kept, the city possesses an endless number of striking churches; the Cathedral of San Martino and the dazzling San Michele. Its many piazzas include the delightful square once the site of a Roman Amphitheatre; the wider Piazza Napoleone opened up by Napoleon’s sister, Elisa. You will also have a chance to see the charming tree-lined avenue along the top of the city walls; the Fillungo, Lucca’s main shopping street with its cobbles and carefully-preserved old shopfronts.

Florence at a glance

After a couple of hours in Lucca, you will proceed to Florence, a drive of about 1h 15m. Capital of the region of Tuscany, Florence is a treasure trove of art and architecture; you will admire the whole town centre for the first time from the glorious viewpoint at Piazzale Michelangelo. An alternative point of view is from the beautiful Romanesque church of San Miniato; the Monte stands above the square, overlooking Florence.

Once in the heart of the city, top of the list for first-time visitors to Florence will no doubt include the Ponte Vecchio; the bridge is famous for its traditional jewellery stores; the marble-clad Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence’s cathedral (known simply as the “Duomo”) with its astonishing gravity-defying Cupola. In the same square stand two other masterpieces; the recently-restored octagonal Baptistry and the soaring 14th-century Bell Tower. Another must-see is without a doubt Michelangelo’s sculpture of David, the giant white marble statue of the biblical hero; the artist began it when he was only 26. The original stands in the Accademia Gallery, but you can also see a copy of Michelangelo’s masterpiece in Piazza della Signoria, another landmark stop on your visit to Florence.

Food-enthusiasts might also like to visit the Mercato Centrale, the fascinating indoor food market of Florence. The opportunity to taste most of the genuine products from countryside farms.

Your drive back to the port of Livorno will take about 1h 15m

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up to 3 pax
up to 4-6 pax
up to 7-8 pax

English speaking driver:

The English speaking driver is a professional driver that has an extensive geographical and technical knowledge; he provide our clients with maximum comfort and confidence on the road. The English speaking driver is also extremely familiar with main destinations in Tuscany and Italy; he allow our clients designing an itinerary if they prefer playing it by ear directly with them to better suit their interests and preferences. He could act as your mobile concierge.


Smart Driver:

Is a professional driver with excellent local knowledge who will provide you with an overview of local history; show you the main sights from the vehicle; arrange museum tickets (subject to availability); on your request make lunch recommendations; he cannot take you on a walking tour of the city, into museums, churches or other sights, or give in-depth historical, artistic and architectural information. Enjoytuscany smart driver act as your mobile concierge!



Our private shore excursion / private excursion to Lucca and Florence is designed to help you to experience the best-known and most significant sights, but we are happy to tailor-make your itinerary to suit your own tastes and interests (within the limits of the time available, of course!). The excursion can also be combined with a private guided walking tour of Lucca (suggested 2 hours) and / or Florence (3 hours) with a local licensed guide.

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Max pax: 8
  • smart driver+full comforts vehicle
  • 1/3 pax: 550,00
  • 4/6 pax: 640,00
  • 7/8 pax: 720,00
  • english speaking driver+ full comforts vehicle + 3 hours guided tour of Florence
  • 1/3 pax: 500,00
  • 4/6 pax: 570,00
  • 7/8 pax: 640,00

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