Florence Full Day with Driver Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers

Florence Trip Overview

Pick up right in front of your ship in Livorno will give you the opportunity to travel into the heart of Tuscany and visit this top destination: Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance.
Florence is the cradle of Renaissance that produced some of the most significant thinkers, scientists, philosophers, and artists in Italy, and the overwhelming works of art in Florence attests the historical and cultural impact of that era.
Whether you are fascinated by Italy’s Renaissance history, art, architecture…or prefer to stroll through its fascinating piazzas and shop for Italy’s finest leather goods, gold jewelry, and designer labels, Florence has something special to offer all its visitors.
This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours).
Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee. To comply with these strict laws, Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.

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Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Starts: Florence, Italy
Trip Category: Shore Excursions >> Ports of Call Tours



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What to Expect When Visiting Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Pick up right in front of your ship in Livorno will give you the opportunity to travel into the heart of Tuscany and visit this top destination: Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance.
Florence is the cradle of Renaissance that produced some of the most significant thinkers, scientists, philosophers, and artists in Italy, and the overwhelming works of art in Florence attests the historical and cultural impact of that era.
Whether you are fascinated by Italy’s Renaissance history, art, architecture…or prefer to stroll through its fascinating piazzas and shop for Italy’s finest leather goods, gold jewelry, and designer labels, Florence has something special to offer all its visitors.
This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours).
Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee. To comply with these strict laws, Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce 16, 50122, Florence Italy

A short drive into the historic center will take you to the Basilica of Santa Croce, famous for the impressive funerary monuments of some of Florence’s most illustrious historical figures: Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Niccolo Machiavelli.
Stunningly beautiful works of art that decorate the basilica were created by great masters such as Giotto, Cimabue, Donatello, and Giorgio Vasari among many others.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Piazza del Duomo is where you will have the opportunity to admire Florence’s impressive the trio that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cathedral (Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower), Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistry – whose exteriors are decorated with polychrome horizontal strips of stunning green, white and pink marble.
The cathedral (also known as the Duomo) is one of Italy’s largest churches, and before the modern age, its immense dome was the largest in the world…as you see it today it’s still the largest brick dome to have ever been constructed.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

One of the iconic images of Florence is the Old Bridge: Ponte Vecchio. With charming gold shops resembling jewelry boxes, breathtaking views of the Arno River flanked by aged ochre and sienna buildings, Ponte Vecchio is quite a picturesque setting to behold.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

Next to Uffizi museum is Piazza Della Signoria that features Palazzo Vecchio and a collection of incredible pieces of Renaissance statues in the square and the open-air sculpture gallery inside the arched Loggia Dei Lanzi.
You can enjoy a Tuscan lunch at one of the many different restaurants in the piazza so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Galleria dell’Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122, Florence Italy

A visit to the renown Accademia Gallery to see the original David by Michelangelo, as well as other notable Renaissance masterpieces and paintings is not to be missed.
Please be aware that Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery are closed on Mondays, and on national holidays: January 1, May 1 and December 25.
Please book either Accademia Gallery or Uffizi Gallery admission tickets in advance for the 11:30 AM time slot.

Duration: 2 hours



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