Private Shore Excursions from Livorno

Shore Excursion to Lucca (5 hours)

Meet your driver after you disembark your cruise ship and proceed to Lucca, a charming fort city with Roman origins, you will have three hours to walk the cobblestone streets and discover why Lucca is a favorite among visitors. Be sure to visit the main piazza which dates back to ancient times, the Church of San Michele in Foro and the Duomo which are excellent examples of Romanesque style, and view the medieval buildings which delineate the Piazza del Mercato where a Roman amphitheater once stood. The city is well known for the aristocratic villas and gardens nestled among the surrounding hills, and for the fortified walls that encompass the city center; walk along the towering fort walls or travel them by bicycle.

Bicycle rental is additional and is to be paid directly. A visit to one of Lucca’s famous gardens can be arranged upon request; additional fee applies.

Shore Excursion to Lucca and Pisa (9-10 hours)

Meet your driver after you disembark your cruise ship and proceed to Lucca, a charming fort city with Roman origins, you will have three hours to walk the cobblestone streets and discover why Lucca is a favorite among tourists. Be sure to visit the main square which dates back to ancient times, the Church of San Michele in Foro and the Duomo which are excellent examples of Romanesque style, and view the medieval buildings which delineate the Piazza del Mercato where a Roman amphitheater once stood. The city is well known for the aristocratic villas and gardens nestled among the surrounding hills, and for the fortified walls that encompass the city center; walk along the enormous fort walls or travel them by bicycle.

After a break for lunch proceed to Pisa to visit the famous Leaning Tower, and upon request we can reserve a guided tour by the resident staff to climb to the top. Tickets will be billed ahead of time and charged by the Tower’s Box Office, children under 8 yrs not permitted. Please indicate this choice at the time of booking.

Lunch and entry fees are to be paid directly. Includes car and driver.

Shore Excursion to Florence Driver Service (9-10 hours)

Our driver will meet you after you disembark and will transfer you to Florence (approximately 1 1⁄2 hours). Here you can either visit the city on your own, have a three-hour guided private tour of your choice or even participate in a hands-on cooking lesson in a professional cooking school. Tour selection should be provided at the time of booking.

Lunch and entry fees are to be paid directly. Includes car and driver.

Optional Florence Touring Half Day (3 hours)

With the exception of the Cooking in Florence tour, one of the following tours may be chosen.

Optional Florence Touring Full Day (6 hours)

Combine any two of the following tours, except the Cooking in Florence tour, for a full day tour.

Tour choices (Please see Florence section for full descriptions):

  • Florence Walking Tour (3 hours)
  • Masterpieces of the Uffizi (3 hours)
  • The Accademia and Medici’s (3 hours)
  • Pitti Palace and the Oltrarno Artisan Quarter (3 hours)
  • The Jewish Heritage Walking Tour (3 hours)
  • The Palazzi of Florence (3 hours)
  • Florence for Kids (3 hours)
  • Florence Cooking Lessons (3 hours)

Please see class description and prices under the “Florence” section

Shore Excursion to Siena and San Gimignano Driver Service (9-10 hours)

Begin your tour through the scenic hills of Tuscany where the first stop is the picturesque city of Siena. Stroll through the city center on your own and visit the historic Piazza del Campo where the famous horserace “il Palio” takes place every summer and brightens the city’s streets with colorful flags and lively festivities organised by each of the city’s competing neighborhoods. The next stop is the charming town of San Gimignano famous for its impressive medieval towers. Enjoy the afternoon with lunch in a local trattoria (to be paid separately) and then stroll the cobblestone streets of this charming town. Make sure to see the Piazza della Cisterna and the Piazza del Duomo. Take a peek at the local wares and wines in the shops that line the town’s characteristic streets, before returning to your cruise ship.

Includes car and driver. San Gimignano may be visited first in some cases.

Optional Expert Guide in Siena (3 hours)

Once in Siena, meet your professional guide for a tour that will offer an overview of the most important historical and artistic sites including the Piazza del Campo where the famous “Palio” horserace takes place every summer. Then visit the Palazzo Pubblico and the Duomo for a viewing of famous works by such artists as Michelangelo, Donatello, and Bernini.

Entrance fees to be paid directly

Shore Excursion to the Cinque Terre (9-10 hours)

Meet your driver as you disembark and enjoy a leisurely drive along the enchanting coastline to the Cinque Terre (about 90 minutes). First stop is Riomaggiore where you can take the ferry or train to Monterosso, Vernazza and Manarola. Take a stroll down the Via dell’Amore (Lover’s Lane) that embraces the shoreline and offers unforgettable views. Take the ferry or train back to Riomaggiore where your driver will be waiting to take you back to your cruise ship.

**Excursions to the Cinque Terre are recommended only for travelers who enjoy walking as there are many steep inclines. Please indicate if you prefer a walking, or more strenuous hiking tour.

Lunch is additional. Includes car and driver. Ferry and train fees are to be paid directly by the client. Please note that some roads may be closed in 2017 due to weather damage.

Optional Expert Guide in the Cinque Terre (6 hours)

Meet your expert guide upon arrival in Riomaggiore for a day of leisurely visits or hiking. Any local trains or ferries to be paid directly onsite.

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