Make the most of your time when you dock near Tuscany's capital. Immerse yourself in the art, architecutre, and years of history that define Italy's Cradle of the Renaissance on this private shore excursion through Florence, with private transfer and professional tour guide.
See the best of Florence in one shore excursion! Meet your professional driver at Livorno Port and head to the historical center of Florence, the entirety of which is declared a World Heritage Site. Enjoy a tour including the famous Cathedral, Baptistery of St. John, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. Acquaint yourself with the life and work of the artistic icon Dante and appreciate the fine art and ornate architecture that characterizes this Cradle of the Renaissance.
You will meet your professional tour guide in Florence, after a private transfer by car or minivan. Enter the imposing Cathedral of Saint Mary the Flower and marvel at the treasure it holds. Often referred to as the Duomo of Florence, it is one of Italy's largest churches and a Renaissance architectural masterpiece. The cathedral's dome remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.
Another holy highlight of the tour is the Baptistery of Saint John, an octagonal building which exemplifies the Florentine Romanesque architectural style. One of the oldest buildings in the city, many famous Italians were baptized here.
Appreciate the one-of-a-kind Ponte Vecchio, the city's oldest bridge which crosses the Arno River. It is unique because, as was once the style, ancient craft shops are built along the bridge itself. This is sure to be the most interesting bridge you've ever crossed!
Stroll through the Piazza della Signoria, a square lined by the preeminent Palazzo Vecchio - the city's town hall - and other palaces. Adorned with marble statues and intricate fountains, it is a lovely sight whose beauty is a symbol of Florence. Piazza della Signoria has long been the social and political hub of the city, so listen closely as your knowledgeable guide explains its fascinating role in Florentine history.
Finally, the tour will end in the Dantesque district, named for the famous Dante. Your guide tell you about the life and work of this artistic genius, which is reflected in the district itself.
For your convenience, the tour ends back at the Livorno port. Remember that since this is a private tour, you should feel free to ask your guide as many questions as you'd like and stop to take pictures whenever you want! The tour's hours are also flexible, so you can schedule it for whenever you have time on shore.
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.