HIGLHIGHTS OF THE TOUR La Spezia Shore Excursion to Pisa and Florence
1. Explore the outstanding Miracles Square and the Leaning tower of Pisa
2. Personal English-speaking guide and walking tour of Florence
3. Free time to enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch
4. Special visit of Michelangelo square in Florence
5. Guaranteed return on time to your ship
DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR:
Enjoy the best full-day shore excursion departing directly from your Pier in La Spezia Port to the amazing cities of Pisa and Florence. Experience art, culture, history and food in Tuscany with our experts of travel.
After a relaxing drive in our luxury air-conditioned minivan, our first stop will be in the birth town of Galileo Galilei: Pisa. Here you will have the chance to explore at your own pace the breath-taking Miracles Square, with imposing monuments like Baptistery, Cathedral or Dome, and of course the most important, the Leaning Tower. Once in Pisa, you will discover that all white buildings are leaning, due to the composition of the soil. If climbing the Tower of Pisa in on your personal list of things to do, tell us in advance and we will book the entrance tickets for you! In this way, you will not have to queue and you will enjoy your free time in Pisa to the fullest!
Our next stop is the enchanting Cradle of Renaissance, the amazing city of Florence, where your personal English-speaking driver will show you some of the best restaurants to enjoy the best traditional Tuscan lunch (not included). You will then meet your private guide to start a special guided walking tour to discover the most important sites of Florence, together with hidden corners away from the crowds. The Dome complex, a true Renaissance treasure, with the breath-taking Cathedral, the famous Bell Tower and the incredible Baptistery will definitely amaze you. You will admire the renowned bronze doors, so called “The Gates of Paradise”, of the Baptistery full of relief details of the Old Testament. You’ll continue to get to the Old Bridge, Ponte Vecchio, full of jewelry shops. Once they belonged to fishmongers, tanners and butchers.
You will then reach Piazza della Signoria filled with realistic statues and Neptune fountain, where you will admire the famous Palazzo Vecchio, the city hall of Florence. If you would like to enter and visit the Accademia Gallery, tell us in advance so that we will provide you with the important Skip the line tickets! In this way, you will quickly enter the renowned art gallery and see some of the most famous and beautiful statues in the world, like the David Statue of Michelangelo.
We will then make sure to get you in time back to your ship, you will just have to relax and enjoy the views of the beautiful Countryside areas of Tuscany and Michelangelo square!
DETAILS OF THE TOUR:
Pick up and Drop off Place: At disembark of your Cruise ship in La Spezia Port.
Length of the Tour: 8 hours approx.
Departure Time: You can request any start time you’d like (we suggest between 8:00 – 8:30 am)
What is included: Transportation in a luxury air-conditioned minivan, private English-speaking tour guide in Florence, door-to-door experience: sit in the back, relax and enjoy the view, English speaking driver**/tour leader.
*SKIP THE LINE pre-booking for the Accademia Gallery and Leaning tower are to be requested at the moment of booking.
Available: All year round
THINGS TO NOTE:
* Customize your tour. We can pre-book skip the line tickets for the Accademia Museum for you as well as Entrance Tickets for the Leaning Tower in Pisa.
** Please note that the driver/tour leader will be very happy to provide general introduction and information. He is not allowed to guide inside a city center, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches.