Your chauffeur/guide from DGT will welcome you at La Spezia pier after disembarking your cruise ship by tender, he will welcome you at the parking lot holding a sign with your name on. La Spezia is a tendered port and the start time of your tour is subject to your arrival at the tender pier.
This tour begins with an approximate 90 minutes drive (depending on traffic conditions) in the comfort of a private luxury vehicle. During the scenic journey your chauffeur/guide provides a informative introduction to the places you will see and visit.
Our first destination will be Florence where we will stop first at the Piazzale Michelangelo for a panoramic photo stop of the whole city of Florence.
We will continue along the old Medieval City Walls to reach Ponte Vecchio, known as the golden bridge, next to Pitti Palace, which became the residency of the Medici family. You’ll then go around Florence to see the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Signoria Square and the Pitti Palace, home to many of the world’s most priceless art objects. Your chauffeur/guide will orient you when you stop, give you sufficient time to visit the area on foot, and coordinate your rendezvous. If interested, you will have limited time to visit to the Academy of Fine Arts where the Michelangelo’s David is, or the Uffizi Gallery.
For lunch your chauffeur/guide will be happy to suggest a typical Florentine restaurant, or grab a quick bite to eat on the way and also do some shopping if you wish.
In the afternoon, you will leave Florence and enjoy the 50 minute drive to Pisa where you will have a brief stop by the world famous Campo dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) for photographs and to marvel at the exterior of the Campanile, better known as the Leaning Tower.
After Pisa we will return to La Spezia pier in perfect time to re-embark on your cruise ship.
PLEASE NOTE: The itinerary details are indicative and may need to be changed by the driver in case of heavy traffic or any other unforeseen situation.
This tour length is approximately 9 hours in total and is conducted by an English-speaking driver/guide that will not enter sites but drive you around and show you places, pointing out things while explaining what they are, as well as stopping at the places that require a visit and helping you access them.
A licensed English-speaking local guide in Florence who can accompany you on foot and enter churches, museums and other points of interest with you is available upon request for additional cost.
• Luxury vehicles air-conditioned and fully equipped
• English-speaking chauffeur/guide
• Fuel, tolls, parking fees included
• Personal and courteous service
• Fresh bottled water on board
• All vehicles are fully licesed and insured according to Italian law
• Meals & entrance fees (unless specified on your confirmation voucher)
• Gratuities (entirely at the client’s discretion)