Florence and Pisa On Your Own
Florence and Pisa On Your Own
You know who you are, you like to set out for adventures on your own and love the thrill of discovering new destinations. Make your way to Florence and Pisa both in one day while being transferred to all destinations with a secure return to the port and your ship at the conclusion of your tour.
Depart from Livorno and travel for approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes to arrive in Florence. Your comfortable and panoramic journey on your air-conditioned coach includes free maps, free Wi-Fi on the bus and assistance on board and at the stops in Italian, English and Spanish. You will be given approximately 3.5 hours for self-exploration and discovery in this amazing city. Your arrival point will be the central train station, Santa Maria Novella (Piazzale Montelungo). Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”
From Florence you will travel to Pisa, ride in comfort on this scenic ride lasting approximately 1 hour. You will have approximately 1 hour once you have arrived where you can photograph and immerse yourself in this most iconic city. Your arrival point in Pisa will be the parking area Pietrasantina, a few minutes walking distance from Piazza dei Miracoli (torre di Pisa). Pisa is best known for its iconic Leaning Tower, this structure was already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Find also in the piazza the Baptistry, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily, and the Caposanto Monumentale cemetery.
You will return to Livorno after your time in Pisa arriving approximately 45 minutes later and be dropped off near the port area and your waiting ship.
Please Note: Timing is subject to change on any given day due to traffic patterns and amount of traffic. The service provider is not responsible for delays due to events out of their control.
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
Reviewer: Bob Johnson
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.
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.
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.
Reviewer: Jane Chiew
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.