Private tour

From La Spezia: Private Shore Excursion to Pisa & Florence

Activity provider: Luccalimo

From La Spezia: Private Shore Excursion to Pisa & Florence

Activity provider: Luccalimo

From US$ 986.95 per group up to 7

Enjoy a customized private shore excursion from La Spezia with your own personal English-speaking driver. Discover the magnificent cities of Pisa and Florence on a guided day trip.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group


  • Marvel at the breathtaking Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Take a great photo from Piazzale Michelangelo, across the Ponte Vecchio and the Renaissance Duomo
  • Visit Michelangelo's "David" at the Accademia with skip-the-line tickets
  • Taste your way around the authentic central food market with real Italian gelato
  • Stroll San Lorenzo Market and shop for leather goods and souvenirs
Full description

Meet your private driver/guide for the 2-hour drive to Florence approaching the city through vineyards on the outskirts of the Chianti region and arriving in Piazzale Michelangelo which offers beautiful views across the Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, and Giotto's bell tower. Once in the city center, discover the city's prominent landmarks without too much walking as your driver gives you historic and cultural background information. Visit the splendid Gothic church of Santa Croce with the tombs of famous artists and writers such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Dante as well as its renowned leather school.

Enjoy a stroll around the lively and colorful market of San Lorenzo, where you will also find the Medici chapels and the Loggia dei Mercanti. Discover the splendid piazzas of Piazza del Duomo with the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto's bell tower, Piazza della Repubblica - a lively shopping area and beautiful Piazza della Signoria with the Palazzo Vecchio.

Wander past the huge Uffizi Gallery and across the Ponte Vecchio with its exquisite jewelry stores towards Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. Break for lunch (at your own expense). Your driver will make suggestions and point you in the right direction. You may even be tempted to taste your way around the authentic central food market overflowing with cheeses, salami, prosciutto, bread, pasta, olive oil, wine and gelato. 

At around 14:30, it will be time to take you on the relaxing and comfortable journey to Pisa to the 11th century powerful maritime republic. Enjoy a driving tour of the city which will lead you to the heart of one of the most important monuments in Italy, the breathtaking Piazza dei Miracoli with its Baptistry, cathedral, Campo Santo Cemetery and of course, the Leaning Tower. At around 16:00, your minivan will be waiting for you to take you on a relaxing and comfortable journey back to your ship in the port of La Spezia with arrival at around 18:00.

  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver/ guide
  • Private sedan or minivan up to 8 passengers
  • Water and tissues
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Your driver will be waiting for you in the main car park area of the port of La Spezia. To get to this area, you will first have to use the cruise ship’s free shuttle directly below your ship and take the 2-minute ride to the main car park area. They will be holding a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If you would like to visit either the Accademia or Uffizi Gallery in Florence it is recommended that you pre-book your tickets online. Upon confirming your booking you will receive detailed information on how to purchase skip-the-line tickets
  • If you wish to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa, pre-booking is recommended and upon confirming your booking you will receive detailed information on how to purchase skip-the-line tickets
  • It is highly recommended that you pre-book your tickets for Michelangelo's David in the Accademia Gallery in advance, to avoid waiting in long lines
  • With your own private driver entirely at your disposal throughout the day, your tour will be flexible and if there is anything in particular that you would wish to see or do, please make this known and best efforts will be made to incorporate this into your day
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide ship name and list of passengers at time of booking
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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Our driver, David, was amazing! He was on time, professional, knowledgeable and fun! He also helped me retrieve my phone which I left at a restaurant in Florence. His quick thinking action helped me get my phone back, and even after the detour we arrived at our final destination on time. I would highly recommend him for any of your driving needs!

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September 19, 2022

Our guide was outstanding. Wonderful person and clean comfortable new Mercedes’ Van to take us

July 12, 2022

Driver was on time to pick us up, the vehicle was like new, and the tour was worth every dime.

June 29, 2022

Product ID: 98112