Duration: 9 hours
The private Shore Excursion to Pisa and Florence leaves from the dock of your ship at 8:00am where you meet one of our English speaking driver-guide waiting for you holding a sign with your name on. This excursion combines a brief visit to Pisa to admire ‘Piazza dei Miracoli’ and the famous ‘Leaning Tower’, then continuing on to Florence.
Upon reaching the city you stop at Piazzale Michelangelo for a spectacular view of Florence, the entire Arno Valley and the Ponte Vecchio crossing the Arno River. You then visit the Church of Santa Croce where Michelangelo is buried. You can have some free time for shopping before going to ‘Accademia Museum’ (Reservation required – Closed on Mondays) to visit the David by Michelangelo or to the ‘Uffizi Gallery’. After the Museum you reach the main square of the city, S. Maria del Fiore, with the Cathedral, the Giotto bell tower and the Baptistery. A stroll along the narrows streets visiting Palazzo Vecchio (residence of the Medici family) and “Ponte Vecchio”, famous for the ‘Gold market’. You can stop for an optional lunch to enjoy the traditional tuscan cuisine and your driver-guide will give you suggestion for every need. If there is have enough time you can visit Palazzo Pitti and S. Lorenzo district famous for its leather market. At the end of the tour you will drive back to your ship in a comfortable 75 minutes ride.
- please, dress respectfully to visit the holy buildings: cover your knees and shoulders;
- if possible wear or take with you comfortable shoes even if walking is limited, not like coach tours where you have to walk most of the day;
- watch out for your wallet and bags; it is recommended not to wear valuable jewelry.
Admission Fees including reservation:
- Entrance to Accademia Museum 12 Euro per person (closed on Mondays);
- Entrance to Uffizi Gallery 12 Euro per person (closed on Mondays).
Price includes private vehicle with driver-guide.
Payment DOES NOT include meals, entrance fees and gratuity.
For more passengers we use additional vehicles due to the strict Italian laws and regulations about public transportation carrying more than 8 people, in any case don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote.
Note that the driver-guide will not enter sites although giving explanations from the vehicle of what you are seeing. Only Official Licensed Guides are allowed to escort you inside places and, on your request, we can provide such service at an extra cost. The vehicle will accompany you for the entire tour.
To book our services you have the choice to pay with Euro cash money at the end of service or to pre-pay the total fee by credit card with an additional 15%. We don’t accept credit cards as a form of payment on the day of service, we only accept cash in Euro and/or US$; if US$ we will give you the exchange rate of the day before the service increased by 5 cents.