Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion
This day excursion is designed for those looking to see the most noted sites in Pisa and Florence.
Pricing: please get in touch with us for a quote.
We will greet you at the Port of Livorno at 8.30 a.m. and in 35 short minutes you will have the chance to admire one of the world’s most famous and cherished landmarks – The Leaning Tower of Pisa, which took over 177 years to build and has been leaning since construction began in 1173. Don’t let the fame of the Tower distract you from the overall beauty of the other architectural marvels in the Square –Piazza dei Miracoli is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is also home to the city’s other two main attractions, the Cathedral and the Baptistery.
After one hour you’ll re-board your minivan for a scenic 90-minute ride through the Tuscan countryside that will take you to experience the breath-taking beauty, charm and artistic marvels of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance.
Your first stop will be Piazzale Michelangelo, a famous square with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence that has been depicted in countless postcards and snapshots.
Your tour continues to explore the city’s most important artistic treasures: Piazza Santa Croce, where you can get up close to the final resting place of many legendary Italian characters, including Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli; Ponte Vecchio, Italy’s most famous and fascinating bridge; Piazza della Signoria, with Palazzo Vecchio overlooking the square and a copy of the statue of David welcoming you at its entrance; Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, the main church of Florence, with the world-famous dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.
After approximately three hours filled with memorable sightseeing activities your tour concludes with a walk back to your minivan and a scenic return to Livorno and your ship (usually expected at 5.30 p.m.).