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Lucca and Florence – Private Shore Excursion from Livorno
After having met your driver at the cruiser terminal in Livorno (welcome sign with your name), sit back and enjoy your drive through the Tuscan countryside towards Florence .
Driving up the beautiful Viale Galileo and Viale dei Colli, we reach the marvellous terrace called Piazzale Michelangelo Here you get the most impressive view of the city.
Driving down from the Piazzale passing the old gate to the city, the Porta Romana, we come Pitti Palace, which hosts many galleries and museums and a magnificent park called the Boboli Gardens.
Next we head for the city center, to the Piazza della Repubblica, surrounded by the historical literary cafés, where long ago important intellectuals gathered together.
Following the Via De’Calzaiuoli, which connects Piazza del Duomo to Piazza Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi , etc.) you will be able to admire the best masterpieces of Renaissance art, breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Florence can offer.
Our driver, completely at your disposition, will be more than happy to take you to Piazza Santa Croce to visit the Santa Croce church, where many famous Italians are buried, and then take a must-deserved rest, or to the elegant Ponte Vecchio, meaning “old bridge”, dates back to 1345, when it was built to replace a bridge that was swept away by a horrible flood; today, the bridge is visited by many tourists, and is home to gold and jewellery vendors.
Few cities of comparable size can boast such a profusion and variety of high quality goods with Italian design. The most important street for shopping is Via De’ Tornabuoni with designer boutiques like Prada, Gucci, Armani, Ferragamo, Valentino, Vuitton, Damiani, Cartier, Trussardi, Eleuteri, Buccellati, Coveri, Versace, Tiffany, YSL, Zegna, Desmo, Chopard, Tod’s, Cavalli etc.
We can also see what the local craftsmen have to offer in the small local workshops in the Santa Croce or Santo Spirito neighborhoods, or practice your bargaining skills at the San Lorenzo outdoor market.
In the afternoon, you will leave Florence and enjoy the 50 minute drive to the university town of Lucca where you will have time for photographs and to marvel at the exterior of the Duomo andNapoleon Square. If you are bike lovers you can enjoy a beaitiful bike tour
After your tour of Lucca, relax on the 45 minutes transfer back to your ship in Livorno.

Inclusions
  • Gelato stop at Antica Gelateria.
  • Transportation service: Deluxe Mercedes/Audi car (1-3 people) or Deluxe Mercedes Viano/Opel Vivaro/Ford (4-8 people) with professional English speaking
  • Pick up time will be always at 8.00 am
  • Welcome sign will be always UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN plus your NAME
  • In Livorno port at disembark from your cruise ship meet our selected professional English speaking driver for your private shore excursion tour in Tuscany (Florence and Lucca)
  • Pick-up directly at your ship
Exclusions
  • Extra
  • Gelato
  • Food & beverage
  • Tickets entrance
Additional Information
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infant seats available
  • Stroller accessible
  • Kind note: please give us the name of your ship dock in Livorno (Leghorn)
  • Print your voucher and give directly at your Driver
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offeredPortsLivorno
Booking is cancellable 3 days prior to service date.

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  • aidara.jennabee

    2018-06-14

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    This was one of the highlights of our entire three-week trip around Europe! Our guide, Simona, was absolutely fantastic. We could not have gotten luckier with her. She's so warm and friendly and funny. She made a short detour on our way to Florence to show us Tuscan wine country, and it's every bit as magical as you might expect it to be. If you're in this area for the first time, DO NOT skip out on Florence! I didn't expect to like the city so much, but it has so much character and history and beauty. Simona got us right up to all of the best tourist sights and gave us information about them. We had tickets to the Accademia gallery to see Michelangelo's David, and she even went with us to get our tickets and get us in earlier than we'd planned. Then we drove to Lucca, which is an adorable little walled town, like a quieter Florence with fewer crowds.We were hesitant to book this tour because it had no reviews and was new to Viator, but I'll forever be glad we did because it couldn't have been better. Thank you to Under the Tuscan Sun tours and Simona for making our day amazing!!