10 hour excursion?! Long day in Florence and Pisa but we broke it up by having lunch in one of the Borgia family’s homes. Opulent room. Good lunch but not something you’d swoon over, although elements were quite good. Probably should have gone into the baptistry in Pisa to hear the acoustics.
Tour guide samtheguide.com was funny and informative, and kept everyone together and on schedule. He alerted us to possible pickpockets and told us who wasn’t a danger even though they might look it, and who to keep an eye on in Florence. Water was provided.
for €38 a bus met us in Livorno and drove us to Florence and then Piza. Our guide Appolonia was great and helped with my elderly mother. It took the stress out of the day but if I had been solo, I would have managed the trip by train.
Fantastic, with the best tour guide of the cruise! Julia (spelling?) grew up in Florence. She told us that there are ancient frescoes all over the city; they're so common, in fact, that there was one in her school gym, and they were chipped by volleyballs hitting the walls! She gave great information on so many things in both Florence & Pisa, and she was so funny!
We had a group of 8 people and drove down to Pisa first for a short visit. On to Florence and had a visit to the Hill to see the city. We went into Florence and had lunch (this might have taken a little too much time away). Some did the Accademia and others just walked around. This is a good city to do a little shopping etc.
Well this would have been a five..if we'd actually booked this trip. Booked Pisa/Wine 4 hrs (we prefer half days where available). Unbeknown ours had been canx & theyd kindly placed us here with no warning. Our 4 hr trip to Pisa was now 10 hrs. We'd had a quick scope of tix, seen Pisa & thought nothing else. At least we got to see Florence which was beautiful. If you like your history & architecture this is for you. Excellent guides. Pisa also worthwhile and tower itself much more attractive than I'd expected. Pisa is a bit of a one-trick pony though. See tower, have photo taken holding it up-job done. Really good day. MORAL: check tickets for accuracy....it was funny afterwards!
The tour was mainly by bus. We did stop at a local restaurant for lunch. The tour was 10 and a half hours long. I found Pisa to be very clean and well organized for the vast number of tourists that visit. The tour of Florence was nice and interesting.
We stopped at Pisa for a short time. Our next stop had to be skipped due to an accident on the highway, then the driver dropped us off in Florence. It was Monday, so the museums were closed. We walked around and window shopped. We ate lunch at an outdoor cafe and had the best gelato I've ever had. If you want to shop, this is the place to do it.
Comfortable bus ride to Pisa first, then Florence. Quick time in Pisa but enough for photos, roaming around, and soaking up the world-famous tower and surroundings. On to Florence and after the tour guide led us to the meeting point inside the city we were turned loose to wander on our own. Great time exploring this beautiful city with plans to return.
We used Share a Shore Excursion in Livorno and stopped in Pisa for quick pictures then headed to Florence. I absolutely recommend shareashoreexcursion.com! David was our drivier/guide and he was wonderful! Knowledgeable and helpful. He detoured us through the rolling hills of Tuscany on the way back to the ship.
Great tour day with Ricardo. We had 8 of us on the tour which made it easy to tour around quickly and see a lot. We had an amazing itinerary and saw a lot in one day (including my family had an hour at a museum seeing the statue of David - breathtaking and well worth it!). Ricardo was an excellent tour guide and was very informative and friendly. The communication with the company leading up to the tour was a bit sparse but it all worked out in the end.
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