Florence and Pisa On Your Own
September 26, 2023
It was a perfect tour. Rushed but great
Reviewer: Nina Asusa-Simmons
August 08, 2023
If you are interested in touring both Florence and Pisa on your own, this is a great tour. Our guide was on the bus from the time we left the port until we returned to the ship. He gave us information and pointed out notable landmarks on the way to each location as well as giving us tips on being safe. In both locations, he also gave us suggestions on where to go to find various items. While walking back to the bus in Pisa, he spotted 2 pick pockets that had inflitrated another tour group. He reacted very quickly, annoucing to everyone that they were pickpockets and then yelling to them to get out of the group. It was crazy and he literally saved the ladies wearing the back packs from losing their stuff. GREAT TOUR for those looking to have some time on their own in these locations.
Reviewer: Wendy Tomlinson
July 04, 2023
So glad my husband and I did this trip. Seeing Florence was amazing. Our tour guide was terrific. The scariest thing was having to find the bus in Florence. We didn’t have international phones so we had to read a map which helped a little memorize who’s on your bus as we followed a family to the bus. Pisa was great as well. Not mush to see except for the tower so less time was needed. Could have spent a few days in Florence alone.
Reviewer: Melanie C.
June 15 - Sara and Massimo were awesome
June 21, 2023
So well organized. Mass was a great driver and got us everywhere quickly and safely. Sara went above and beyond and took us on a small walking tour and gave good insights on where to eat, how to buy leather, really top notch.
Reviewer: Karen Cima-Thornhill
A great and easy way to see Florence and Pisa
June 06, 2023
This tour is such an easy great way to see these two cities, especially if you are doing it all in one day. Susanna and Luca were both very helpful in driving and guiding us to our destinations. The touring of the cities is basically on your own. However, there were a few groups that were on the bus that did a tour with our guide throughout Florence. They give you approximately 2 hours in Florence and an hour or so in Pisa. It is just enough time to see some cool sites (from outside) and then maybe have lunch. This is a great tour for those who like to do things at their own pace and the tour guides are extremely knowledgeable as well. I would highly recommend this to any of our travel agency's clients.
Reviewer: Tyler Raffety
December 24, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. I was worried I would not be able to find the location where we met our guide/bus. I had no problem - it couldn't have gone smoother. The bus ride was enjoyable and the tour guide did a great job! This tour was $100.00 cheaper than the comparable cruise line tour and worth every penny.
Reviewer: Jana Maron
florence and pisa on your own
November 28, 2019
excellent tour with independent time to go on our own, plenty of time and plenty of guidance with map and direction, best price for your buck
November 13, 2019
We were very pleased with this excursion. I was concerned about connecting up with them but it was no problem - the free shuttle bus took us to the starting point. At the end of the tour we were running late because of traffic so they brought right to the ship. The guide offered great information as we rode in the bus and was very good about answering any questions we had. One thing I would do different would be to not walk all the way to the bridge - it took almost all of our free time to get there and there were very interesting shops and points of interest that were closer. We had just the right amount of time at the Tower in Pisa and again the guide gave us a lot of good information about it. We had scheduled a similar tour though the cruise line but ended up cancelling that one (which cost a lot more) and getting this one instead. We are very happy that we did go on this one instead.
Reviewer: Bob Johnson
Perfect way to see both Florence and Pisa
November 11, 2019
The tour was a perfect way to schedule a visit to both Florence and Pisa in one day from the ship. Because of the distance spent traveling it makes for a long day but you are able to maximize your time. The motor coach transportation was nice with WiFi available. The times at each stop were adequate. The only negative was the drop off/ pick up point in Florence was behind the train station and not very convenient to the old town.
Highly recommend this tour.
November 06, 2019
Perfect way to see both locations on your own especially if you had been there before. Informative and personable guides on the bus. It was especially appreciated when the bus driver dropped us off directly at the ship. We had waited in Pisa for someone who was late and in turn made us short in time for the ships departure time. Highly recommend this tour. You will not be disappointed.
Florence and Pisa On Your Own
October 22, 2019
We were able to get to our central meeting place to catch our coach without any difficulties. The weather in Florence wasn't cooperative but that was beyond anyone's control and it is obvious it is a very beautiful city. We enjoyed the Duomo Cathedral and a cappuccino at a nearby cafe. Our bus hostess Martina gave us some excellent pointers on how best to explore Florence and a map was provided. Free wifi was available on the bus which is a very nice feature.Martina also gave an interesting commentary on the surrounding countryside between Florence and Pisa, indicating points of interest Our time in Pisa was very limited although my husband and I were able to get some good shots with the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We appreciated the ride back right to the Princess Terminal upon our return home.
Reviewer: Jane Chiew
Pleasant bus ride and great tour guide
October 17, 2019
If you use shore excursion that is not provided by the cruise, only drawback I find is that the meeting location is usually a free shuttle ride away from ship...like downtown or entrance of the port. Otherwise I felt it was better. Cleaner bus, better english speaking and happier looking tour guide in my opinion. This Florence and Pisa on your own was a bit compacted but was perfect for me to see most of the florence by foot, visit david statue(fast lane ticket) and have a drink after taking picture at pisa. No time to eat though so brought my own food. They drove us off in front of the boat when we came back.
Reviewer: Mary Jeong
On our own a good way to visit Florence
July 14, 2019
I have to say that I was little worried when I booked this excursion. Finally everything was fine and great to have time to visit what we want and just take the time. I am recommending this excursion.
Reviewer: Yves Proulx
June 21, 2019
For Florence and Pisa this is exactly what we needed. It was great. Bus was nice and comfortable for the beautiful scenic drive to Florence