- 08:00 Meet the driver and move to Pisa
- 08:45 Pisa and Miracoli court
- 09:30 Departing to Florence
- 10:45 Florence view from Michelangelo square
- 11:00 Accademia Gallery with your reserved admission tickets
- 12:15 Central Piazza della Repubblica and time for lunch
- 15:45 Departing to Livorno port / your hotel
- 17:00 Arrive at the ship / your hotel
To get the most from your shore excursion / private excursion, an early start is recommended.
Pisa and Galileo age
Leaving directly from your cruise ship / your accommodation, you will soon be in the heart of Pisa. Driving along its stunning river bank we arrive at what is probably the most famous square in the world, Piazza dei Miracoli. The site including the Leaning Tower, the 12th-century bell tower for which Pisa is so renowned near the Cathedral and the circular Baptistry all standing proudly together in this historic World Heritage site. The more energetic may want to take the challenge of climbing the 296 steps to the top of the Tower of Pisa for an original view of the surrounding Piazza (advance reservation necessary here after you have agreed with by mail us for the appropriate timing : https://www.opapisa.it/en/tickets/a-few-words-of-advice-before-you-buy-your-ticket/
Florence and its uncompareable athmosphere
From Pisa, your excursion continues to Florence at a first glance from the glorious viewpoint at Piazzale Michelangelo.
Once in the heart of the city, top of the list for first-time visitors to Florence will no doubt include 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 as the recently-restored octagonal Baptistry and the14th-century Bell Tower. Firstly Michelangelo’s sculpture of David, the giant white marble statue of the biblical hero which the artist began when he was only 26. The original stands in the Accademia Gallery (http://www.b-ticket.com/b-ticket/uffizi/default_eng.aspx). You can also see a copy of Michelangelo’s masterpiece in Piazza della Signoria, another landmark stop on your visit to Florence.
the Ponte Vecchio – the bridge over the Arno fortunately spared by the WWII bombings and famous for its traditional jewellery stores. we drive you to Piazza Santa Croce where you can spend a short time browsing the leather stores or exploring Santa Croce church. There Michelangelo, Galileo and other illustrious Italian figures are buried. Then drive further into the very heart of Florence where you will be dropped to explore the central streets further on your own. If you wish, you may choose to stay with your private van to drive between your chosen sites around Florence.
Florentine flavours and colours
Of course, no excursion to Tuscany would be complete without a taste of local Tuscan cuisine. Food-enthusiasts might also like to visit the Mercato Centrale, the fascinating indoor food market of Florence, while shopping fans will find plenty of tempting stores, from designer labels to local crafts.
Our private shore excursion / private excursion to Pisa 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 Florence with a local licensed guide.
Your drive back to the port of Livorno will take about 1h 30m
- 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
- 1/3 pax: 500,00
- 4/6 pax: 600,00
- 7/8 pax: 660,00
- english speaking driver+luxury sedan ( Mercedes Benz S class Premium )
- 1/3 pax: 770,00