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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $1201 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $1349 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $1497 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $1646 USD
Licensed Guide (For 3 hours in Florence) $408 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout


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Sit back and relax as you travel the two hours to Florence in comfort and style. The time will fly by as you make your way through countryside lush with vineyards and olive orchards. Your first stop will be an overview of the town from Piazzale Michelangelo, on the top of the hill.

When you arrive in Florence, head first to Santa Croce Church, where Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini are all buried. Then your driver will park in the Piazza del Duomo to survey the superb cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the second largest church in the world.

You are now in the middle of the walking area, only five minutes from the best shopping area in town. Check out the Piazza della Signoria--with Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Museum, and Ponte Vecchio, the famous 14th century covered bridge--home of Florence's gold shops! Here you can wander through the fashionable boutiques or sample a bit of Tuscan cuisine.

Remember that the driver is always at your total disposal to show you any place you wish--for example, the Accademia Gallery, home to the original statue of Michelangelo's David, or the huge Pitti Palace, a large, mainly Renaissance palace located on the south side of the Arno, a short distance from the Ponte Vecchio. Or perhaps you'd like to visit Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, located in the cathedral, and home of Michelangelo's Pietà (1548-55).

On return, detour to Pisa, where you will park in the middle of the famous "Field of Miracles." This square is the site of Pisa's Baptistery, Campo Santo, Duomo, and, of course, the Campanile, better known as the Leaning Tower. Make sure to bring your camera!

After you leave Pisa, you will head back to your cruise ship.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • English-speaking driver
  • Licensed guide while in Florence if purchased in advance
  • Visit to:
  • Santa Croce Church
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Piazza della Signoria--Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Museum, and Ponte Vecchio
  • Accademia Gallery, Pitti Palace, and/or Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (optional, selected during check out)
  • Pisa's Field of Miracles---Baptistery, Campo Santo, Duomo, and the Leaning Tower
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (9 hrs)
  • 8:30 AM (9 hrs) For ships arriving at 8am.
  • 9:00 AM (9 hrs) For ships arriving at 8:30am.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Your English-speaking driver will not enter sites with you, but will give running commentaries of what you are seeing and make sure you have enough time to visit each site. You will be supplied with a map of the center of Florence with emergency phone numbers and a timetable for the churches and museums.
• Entrances are not included in the tour cost, but must be reserved in advance if you wish to visit certain museums. We will ask for your selections during check out. Tickets to the Accademia are about 20€ per ticket per person and to the Uffizi are about 24€ per ticket per person. You will pay this fee in cash directly to the driver at the time of the tour.
Please note that if you are making a last-minute booking, especially during the high season, we cannot guarantee that you will have tickets reserved. Pre-reserved tickets are non-refundable.
• Food, beverages, entrance fees, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.
• The entrance fees for Santa Croce are 8 Euro for adults (over 18) and 6 Euro for teenagers (ages 11-18). Children (under 11) are free.
You can choose to add a licensed guide who will be with you for 3 hours in Florence.


• On Mondays, some museums, including the Accademia and the Uffizi, are closed. You may visit Museo dell'Opera del Duomo instead.
• Please note that pre-reserved tickets are non-refundable. If you don't use your reserved tickets, you will still be charged the full cost of the ticket.
• Please note that on the first Sunday of each month many tourist sites in Italy have free admission. This can often result in long lines. If you are staying at a hotel, it may be beneficial to avoid booking a tour involving inside visits to major attractions on these days. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
• Modest dress is required in all Italian churches. If you expect to enter a church during your tour, please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tops, skirts above the knee, or revealing clothing. If preferred, you may wear a shawl to cover your shoulders. This applies to children as well.