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La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

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    What to Expect
    Begin your excursion with pickup from your cruise port in La Spezia, where you’ll meet your private driver and take off through the Tuscan countryside.
    Arrive first in Florence, driving up the Viale dei Colli toward Piazzale Michelangelo, a stunning terrace featuring panoramic views over the Arno Valley.
    From here, follow your own itinerary with the help of your personal driver. Take a scenic stroll through the Boboli Gardens or admire the art collection inside the Pitti Palace, once home to the powerful Medici family.
    Head to the Piazza del Duomo for an up-close look at the city’s most iconic architecture. Gaze up at the Duomo, the accompanying Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower (admission fees at own expense). Consider walking over to the Piazza della Repubblica next, another bustling hub of shops and cafés. Admire the triumphal arch, or pause for an Italian espresso to relax and refuel.
    Afterward, hop back in the car for the 40-minute ride to Pisa. Head to the Piazza dei Miracoli, home to the Cathedral, Baptistery and the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa. Afterward, opt for a trip to Piazza dei Cavalieri to see the historic Scuola Normale, before concluding your trip with transportation back to La Spezia.
    To upgrade your ticket to include guided tours in each city and skip-the-line museum tickets, see the Itinerary section below.
    Worry-free Shore Excursion:
    We will ensure your timely return to the La Spezia port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    We began out cruise with Franchesco as our private guide for Florence and Pisa. He set the bar super high and our other 5 guides simply couldn't compare. Fabulous tidbits about the sights we were visiting as well as the ones we were passing on...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank mttaylor9
    Reviewed 12 February 2019

    I truly enjoyed this excursion. Pickup was quick and right outside the cruise ship. Although it is a long ride to Florence, we were given explicit instructions on how to maximize our time, deal with going to the restroom and when to start heading back....More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank hymack66
    Reviewed 4 November 2018

    While our group loved all the sites we experienced during our tour the day we visited Florence, our driver made the day extraordinary. He was so friendly, knowledgeable, and knew the out of the way places to get the best coffee, home made gellato, and...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Jody F
    Reviewed 9 August 2018

    This was the best excursion we did on our week long Mediterranean cruise. Our driver and guide, Alessio, was there waiting for use as soon as we pulled into port. He was super knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. The entire family, including my parents and two...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank merebly
    Reviewed 21 July 2018

    Our ship docked in La Spezia, and we spent the day mostly in Florence with a quick stop in Pisa. Our tour guide Francesco was tremendous! He was very knowledgeable about the area having lived in Florence his whole life. Very friendly, got us to...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Mike G
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