Eyes of Rome

Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa

Two Must-See Tuscan Highlights in One Day!

Focus

  • Archeology
  • Art
  • History
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

Private driver guide for the day means you don't have to worry about a thing. Every transfer and walking tour will be thought of.

Have the freedom to choose from either entering the Uffizi gallery or the Accademia gallery. Each has great masterpieces to discover!

See the famous leaning tower of Pisa. Get that extra special photo while learning the reason of its unusual stance!

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

12 hours

START TIME

07:30

PRIVATE DRIVER

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

GENERIC INFORMATION

You will be accompanied through this one day tour by your private driver guide. Private guide in Florence and Pisa available upon request.

What's Included
  • Meet & Greet your driver at Livorno Port
  • Round Trip from Livorno with Private English Speaking Driver


Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Blue badge private guide in Florence and/or Pisa (available upon request)
  • Entrance tickets to any desired sites (available upon request)


Sites you’ll visit

  • Port of Livorno
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Church of Santa Croce
  • Duomo of Florence
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • The city of Livorno flourished under the Medici family, who turned it into a prosperous port. In the late 16th century Livorno was officially given the status of city and the architect Bernardo Buontalenti designed the city as an 'ideal town' with a population of 20,000 and a port that could hold 300 ships.
  • A medieval stone bridge that is known around the world for its beautify and uniqueness Locals still work and operate on the unique bridge still to this day and is part of the mysterious "Corridoio Vasariano" - The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) was the only bridge spared by Hitler's strict orders while retreating from his opposition during World War 2. Locals say his decision was to save its beauty, as many building were destroyed either end of the bridge to block the enemy passing.
  • Church of the Franciscans in Florence, one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic architecture. It was begun in 1294, possibly designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, and was finished in 1442, with the exception of the 19th-century Gothic Revival facade and campanile. On many of the interior walls are masterpieces of Tuscan Gothic or proto-Renaissance painting: the Bardi and Peruzzi chapels’ frescoes are by Giotto.
  • This cathedral named in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore is a vast Gothic structure built on the site of the 7th century church of Santa Reparata, the remains of which can be seen in the crypt. The cathedral was begun at the end of the 13th century by Arnolfo di Cambio, and the dome, which dominates the exterior, was added in the 15th century on a design of Filippo Brunelleschi.
  • A square with a panoramic view of Florence, located in the Oltrarno district of the city. This Florentine piazza was designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi and built in 1869 on a hill just south of the historic center, during the redevelopment of the left bank of the Arno river. In 1869, Florence was the capital of Italy and the whole city was involved in an urban renewal.

Tour description

While enjoying your Mediterranean sea cruise vacation, don’t miss the opportunity to visit two of the most iconic cities of Tuscany: Florence, the capital of Renaissance, and Pisa famous for its lining tower.


Starting with our professional meet and greet service from Livorno port, you'll be on your way to walk in the footsteps of Da Vinci and Michelangelo with your private driving guide in no time! Once you arrive in Florence, you'll be shown the highlights of the city during a relaxed walking tour, having time to ask as many questions as you wish and allow your private guide to show you the locals routes through the city.


Other than having a choice to enter either the Accademia gallery, which is home to the original hand carved Michelangelo statue of David, or the grand Uffizi art gallery, holding masterpieces from Caravaggio and Da Vinci, you'll also see Florence highlights such as Ponte Vecchio, the church of Santa Croce, the Duomo and the Piazza of Michelangelo, which is the perfect place to see the sublime skyline of Florence.


A little later in the afternoon, you'll be driven to the small town of Pisa. On the way you'll pass through scenic roads of Tuscany with countless countryside hills to admire. Upon arriving, your guide will explain the intriguing history of the town and also the world famous Pisa tower. After free time to enjoy the sites within the main square, you'll make your final leg of today's trip with a return to the Port of Livorno.


Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge 50 % of your bookingfor no-shows or cancellations made within 168 hours of your tour date. For bookings confirmed through deposit-downpayment, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge the remaining tour balance on the day of the tour on the credit card provided during check out
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 168 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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