Are you travelling on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea stopping in Livorno or La Spezia?
This is the place to plan ahead your day in Florence, Pisa or Lucca with my private shore excursions. Most of the cruise ships sailing in the Mediterranean Sea stop in Livorno which is an hour and 15 minutes far from Florence, while La Spezia is a little further to the north, a couple of hours from Florence.
All cruise ships companies organise bus tours to Florence or Florence and Pisa that you can conveniently purchase once you get on board. They sell tours with 40 or even 50 people on big buses that have to stop in precise areas of the city so that you can get off and walk for 20 minutes to reach the city center. I can assure you that walking for 20 minutes under the sun of a Florentine summer is not my idea of vacations! Yes, the positive side of purchasing shore excursions directly from your cruise ship company is that you can do it easily when you're on board, but their prices are relatively expensive compared with what you get...However, there is another possibility if you prefer to visit the best of Florence, Pisa or Lucca without stress. You could consider the option of a private guided tour of Florence from your cruise ship.
The real fact is that you only have one day to see Florence and you should use it as best as you can. So, why don’t you visit Florence, Lucca or Pisa with a private shore excursion that will be customized according to what you want to see and experience? You only have to send me a few lines telling me which city you want to visit, how many people intend to take the tour and if you are travelling with kids, so that I can create the best tailor made private tour fo you!
You can choose to have a private English speaking driver to pick you up at the pier. He/she will accompany you to Michelangelo square in Florence for the most memorable view of your trip and after that, you will get off right in the center of the city, a few steps from the Cathedral, where you will meet your local guide for a fun tour of the key places of the city. Another option is to reach Florence, Pisa or Lucca on your own using public transports (ask me how and I will send you all information!) and meet your guide directly at the station to start your private guided tour.
Let me know if you are interested in a wine or food tasting during your guided tour or if you want to add a visit of the Uffizi museum in Florence or the Accademy to see Michelangelo's David. I will take care of booking the museums tickets in advance in order to have priority entrance, so that you won't stress yourself searching online or paying extra money for this service. I guarantee I will do my best to make your private shore excursion with me the most memorable experience of your cruise! On my website you can find a section dedicated to private guided tours from cruise ships, however every tour you may be interested in can be planned according to your arrival time and your needs. If this is your first time in Florence I recommend you the tour of Florence in one day . In case you have already been to Florence, why don’t you try a private shore excursion to Lucca and Pisa?
Don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. for any questions or requests you may have, I will be very glad to help you planning your best day trip to Florence and Tuscany!