Immerse yourself in history and art in Florence and receive a private tour of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Visit one of Florence's most acclaimed museums, the Uffizi Gallery, and visit the city's landmarks together with a professional tour guide, on this amazing shore excursion from Livorno.
Experience art, history, and culture in the heart of Florence. Meet your reliable driver at Livorno Port and drive through picturesque Tuscany to the birthplace of the Renaissance. See the top sights of Florence, including Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio, and visit one of Florence's top museums, the Uffizi Gallery. Comfortable, air-conditioned transportation and private, experienced local guide are included in this amazing shore excursion.
With skip-the-line tickets, enter the Uffizi Gallery right away with your knowledgeable guide. Since this is a private tour, feel free to let the guide know if you have any particular interests or preferences and your tour can be tailored to these!
In this house of artistic wonders, admire masterpieces by Donatello, Giotto, Raphael, Michelangelo, Cimabue, Botticelli, and more Renaissance era geniuses. In fact, the Uffizi Gallery contains a wide range of artistic works, spanning the 12th to the 18th centuries. Listen as your professional tour guide explains the incredible artistic hertiage present in the museum, and be on the look out for world-famous paintings like the "Birth of Venus" and "Primavera."
In addition to magnificent works of art, the Uffizi Gallery also houses the incredible Uffizi Palace. Though originally intended to be offices for royal families, the palace began to display paintings and sculptures collected by the House of Medici, a prominent Italian political family. Take your time absorbing the beauty in this palace, where it is rumored that artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo gathered to work and admire its beauty.
After the gallery, stroll through the historic center of Florence. Visit the Cathedral, also known as the Florence Duomo, and marvel at Brunelleschi's Dome. Pass through Piazza della Signoria, location of the seat of government in Florence and marvel at Ammanati's intricate Fountain of Neptune
See the Ponte Vecchio, a one-of-a-kind bridge with shops built into its sides. Other highlights include the Baptistery of Saint John, a unique octogonal basilica in the Florentine Romanesque style and one of the city's oldest buildings, and Giotto's Bell Tower, a showpiece of Florentine Gothic architecture.
After the tour is over, meet your driver and head back to Livorno Port to continue your cruise.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
From 1 to 4 passengers, you will travel by car. From 5 to 8 passengers you will travel by minivan. The price above refers to the minimum price per person, which will occur in the event of a group of eight people sharing the same vehicle.
The English-speaking driver will pick you up at the port of Livorno, at the terminal where cruise-ships dock. You will meet your guide directly in Florence.
At the end of the excursion you will be taken back to the port of Livorno in time to board your cruise-ship.