Private Shore Excursions from Livorno

Absolute Italy - Customizing Italian Travel - Lucca, Tuscany

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 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.

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.

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.

Optional Florence Touring Half/Full Day (3/6 hours)

One/two of the following tours may be chosen:

  • 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)
  • Florence for Kids (3 hours)
  • Florence Cooking Lessons (3 hours)

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 organized 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.

Optional Siena Walking Tour (2 hours)

Once in Siena, meet your professional guide for a tour that will offer an overview of the most important historical and artistic sites of Siena.

 

Absolute Italy - Customizing Italian Travel - Cinque Terre, Italy

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).

Enjoy a day of exploration on your own with tips from your driver during stops in Manarola, Vernazza and Corniglia. Return to your cruise ship at the end of the day.

*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.

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.

Our areas of specialty include private tours & transfers in Florence, Milan, Rome, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast and Capri, Venice, Portofino, Livorno, Naples, Sorrento, Civitavecchia. We also manage numerous luxury villa rentals in Tuscany and Umbria as well as apartments in Florence.

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