Florence (Livorno) Florence & Pisa Tour Excursion Reviews

There is no shortage of amazing things to see in Florence—from the famous Duomo to the Uffizi Gallery—and adding Pisa to the mix you're sure to have a packed day.
4 people in comfortable Mercedes van.
Sail Date: October 2018
4 people in comfortable Mercedes van. Driver knowledgeable in history & culture of region. Gave us ground orientation & maps highlighted with places to visit in Florence & Pisa. It was a day long trip about 8 1/2 hours total.
4 people in comfortable Mercedes van. Driver knowledgeable in history & culture of region. Gave us ground orientation & maps highlighted with places to visit in Florence & Pisa. It was a day long trip about 8 1/2 hours total. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
The Florence tour was OK it seemed like they took you to places to spend money so they could get a ...
Sail Date: October 2018
The Florence tour was OK it seemed like they took you to places to spend money so they could get a Kickback. The Pisa tour was lacking any tour guiding you could have gone on your own I should have.
The Florence tour was OK it seemed like they took you to places to spend money so they could get a Kickback. The Pisa tour was lacking any tour guiding you could have gone on your own I should have. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another fabulous day with good guide but got lost in Florence and was most definitely ripped off ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Another fabulous day with good guide but got lost in Florence and was most definitely ripped off with ice cream. However one of the reasons we went on this particular med cruise.Will go back again to enjoy more of florence
Another fabulous day with good guide but got lost in Florence and was most definitely ripped off with ice cream. However one of the reasons we went on this particular med cruise.Will go back again to enjoy more of florence Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Extremely accommodating guide!
Sail Date: September 2018
Extremely accommodating guide! Diego made this tour fantastic, he truly loves his city and it was apparent in his joy in showing us around! He made us feel special and went above and beyond! Would highly recommend
Extremely accommodating guide! Diego made this tour fantastic, he truly loves his city and it was apparent in his joy in showing us around! He made us feel special and went above and beyond! Would highly recommend Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What a beautiful city and our tour guide bought it to life.
Sail Date: September 2018
What a beautiful city and our tour guide bought it to life. Be ready for s lot of walking
What a beautiful city and our tour guide bought it to life. Be ready for s lot of walking Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Hard to communicate with booking agency, but Luigi, our driver, worked hard to get us where we ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Hard to communicate with booking agency, but Luigi, our driver, worked hard to get us where we wanted to go. We didnt think we wanted to go the leaning tower of Pisa, but he talked us into it - glad he did! It was amazing!
Hard to communicate with booking agency, but Luigi, our driver, worked hard to get us where we wanted to go. We didnt think we wanted to go the leaning tower of Pisa, but he talked us into it - glad he did! It was amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We enjoyed the excursion but quite a long drive to Pisa
Sail Date: August 2018
We enjoyed the excursion but quite a long drive to Pisa
We enjoyed the excursion but quite a long drive to Pisa Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice time at Pisa, lovely day in Florence sightseeing eating drinking shopping.
Sail Date: July 2018
Nice time at Pisa, lovely day in Florence sightseeing eating drinking shopping.
Nice time at Pisa, lovely day in Florence sightseeing eating drinking shopping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We had hired a private driver (very specifically, not a guide according to the company's website) ...
Sail Date: July 2018
We had hired a private driver (very specifically, not a guide according to the company's website) for this port. While they say their drivers are not guides; they are. They just cannot accompany you inside the museums. Our driver, ... Read More
We had hired a private driver (very specifically, not a guide according to the company's website) for this port. While they say their drivers are not guides; they are. They just cannot accompany you inside the museums. Our driver, Simona, was fabulous. We had early tickets to the Academia to see The David, and she not only got us right there, but made sure we knew exactly how and where to exchange our vouchers for the tickets, and where we would enter (a small roped off area without a line). After the museum, we met up with Simona, and did an absolutely fabulous walking tour of Florence. Since we had time, we made a stop in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower, and get a gelato. I am so glad we did. I don't care how many pictures you have seen of The David and the Leaning Tower, IT IS NOT THE SAME. We used Rome in Limo, and requested an upgrade to a van, even though there was only four of us, we did not want to be split up in a sedan (total cost 550 Euros). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We wanted to try a private excursion for comparison purposes.
Sail Date: July 2018
We wanted to try a private excursion for comparison purposes. Pros - small group in a luxury van, comfy seats, good guide once we met up with her in Florence Cons - not clear as to where to go or meet like the NCL excursions, if small ... Read More
We wanted to try a private excursion for comparison purposes. Pros - small group in a luxury van, comfy seats, good guide once we met up with her in Florence Cons - not clear as to where to go or meet like the NCL excursions, if small group is annoying (which ours was not) you are stuck with them- we got lucky! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice bus, great guide (Daniella), and enough time at both locations.
Sail Date: July 2018
Nice bus, great guide (Daniella), and enough time at both locations. Even though it was 'on our own', she gave us historical/educational information at both locations and we took her advice for lunch in Florence and it was ... Read More
Nice bus, great guide (Daniella), and enough time at both locations. Even though it was 'on our own', she gave us historical/educational information at both locations and we took her advice for lunch in Florence and it was delicious and quick. Great day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fab excursion...
Sail Date: June 2018
Fab excursion... we opted for Florence and Pisa on your own but you actually get a guide for the bus who then walks you to the tower in pisa( 10 min walk), then takes you to Florence and again takes you to a central location ( about 15 min ... Read More
Fab excursion... we opted for Florence and Pisa on your own but you actually get a guide for the bus who then walks you to the tower in pisa( 10 min walk), then takes you to Florence and again takes you to a central location ( about 15 min walk)... stunning city, my fav if the cruise Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Florence Pisa was another CBM tour and while it was good, it was hard to live up to the last 2 ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Florence Pisa was another CBM tour and while it was good, it was hard to live up to the last 2 tours , however still a really nice tour. We originally were going to do the ship tour on this port, however they didn’t have a tour to ... Read More
Florence Pisa was another CBM tour and while it was good, it was hard to live up to the last 2 tours , however still a really nice tour. We originally were going to do the ship tour on this port, however they didn’t have a tour to both Florence and Pisa, so we went with CBM. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Long walk from/to bus in Pisa - fast pace.
Sail Date: May 2018
Long walk from/to bus in Pisa - fast pace. Not enough information for free time
Long walk from/to bus in Pisa - fast pace. Not enough information for free time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great trip, lots of walking, but an amazing experience enjoying the sites.
Sail Date: May 2018
Great trip, lots of walking, but an amazing experience enjoying the sites.
Great trip, lots of walking, but an amazing experience enjoying the sites. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lovely places to visit.
Sail Date: May 2018
Lovely places to visit. Guide around Florence was very knowledgeable but we couldnt hear what she was saying a lot of the time due to interference on the headsets. Would have been nicer to do as a smaller group if P&O could organise ... Read More
Lovely places to visit. Guide around Florence was very knowledgeable but we couldnt hear what she was saying a lot of the time due to interference on the headsets. Would have been nicer to do as a smaller group if P&O could organise that for next time!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We booked Florence and Pisa on our own; having the bus rides to/from each place was great, and we ...
Sail Date: May 2018
We booked Florence and Pisa on our own; having the bus rides to/from each place was great, and we really liked having time to explore on our own.
We booked Florence and Pisa on our own; having the bus rides to/from each place was great, and we really liked having time to explore on our own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Both days in Florence were great - tour of Pisa was wonderful and the walking tour the next day was ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Both days in Florence were great - tour of Pisa was wonderful and the walking tour the next day was great - our guide gave us lots of information and we were on our own but well prepared because of her and had a fabulous day!
Both days in Florence were great - tour of Pisa was wonderful and the walking tour the next day was great - our guide gave us lots of information and we were on our own but well prepared because of her and had a fabulous day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We did Florence on our own and Pisa.
Sail Date: April 2018
We did Florence on our own and Pisa. We had visited Florence before and saw David and the Uffizi. This time we waited in line for an hour to see the Duomo. It was drab, colorless and boring. Left in less than 5 minutes. Wish I would have ... Read More
We did Florence on our own and Pisa. We had visited Florence before and saw David and the Uffizi. This time we waited in line for an hour to see the Duomo. It was drab, colorless and boring. Left in less than 5 minutes. Wish I would have known, we would have gone to see Santa Croce again. Much better sight to visit! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The tour was very good, but you wonder why so much hype for this leaning tower.
Sail Date: March 2018
The tour was very good, but you wonder why so much hype for this leaning tower. The excursion was very good despite that.
The tour was very good, but you wonder why so much hype for this leaning tower. The excursion was very good despite that. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It was nice to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Sail Date: February 2018
It was nice to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This was the most crowded of all excursions, but still nice.
It was nice to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This was the most crowded of all excursions, but still nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Weather was miserable but guide got us to Pisa early enough to avoid storm and to Florence for ...
Sail Date: November 2017
Weather was miserable but guide got us to Pisa early enough to avoid storm and to Florence for entrance into see statue of David. Only a 25 min wait. We lucked out. Beautiful city.
Weather was miserable but guide got us to Pisa early enough to avoid storm and to Florence for entrance into see statue of David. Only a 25 min wait. We lucked out. Beautiful city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We walked out from the ship into the port building at 10am after breakfast.
Sail Date: October 2017
We walked out from the ship into the port building at 10am after breakfast. In the small port building, a few tour operators were soliciting and answering questions. One van driver wanted 2 more persons to fill up the 8-person van for ... Read More
We walked out from the ship into the port building at 10am after breakfast. In the small port building, a few tour operators were soliciting and answering questions. One van driver wanted 2 more persons to fill up the 8-person van for round trip to Florence and Pisa for €50 each. After weighing our options we agreed and made the 6 waiting people very happy. My guess is that it would be easier to round up 8 people to share van before 9am when the majority of 4000+ passengers were disembarking. Van arrived 11:30am in Piazza Giovanni which is the tourist hotspot where 3 iconic church buildings are clustered. We were given a map and told to meet at 2:30pm for trip back to Pisa. We wanted to see Statue of David which is not shown on the map. Told by a fridge magnet vendor to head towards Accademia, which we learned later is in fact the Art Gallery which housed the real Statue of David. Somehow we managed to walk way past the building as it is not well marked and lost our way for a good 15 minutes. Eventually, after finding Accademia, we decided to skip the line and the price in favour of exploring the surrounding shops and streets around the 3 iconic church buildings. After a nice coffee break to rest our feet with a good serving of gelato, cake and cappuccino, we were lucky to stumble upon Piazza Signoria. Oh boy, was it ever a real find. It is a square which no tourist should miss, in my humble opinion. This plaza has many gorgeous sculptures in open air including the replica of Statue of David which to our eyes is good enough (hence no longer wish to see the real one). Our mission was accomplished. All 8 of us were ready for the van driver at 2:15pm. We arrived at Pisa around 3:30pm and told we have 50 minutes to look around. The Pisa plaza is very spacious and pleasing to linger and wonder. The Tower of Pisa looks brand new with white-washed marble. Did not have time to pay and line up to climb to the top. We left Pisa at 4:30pm and arrived at pier around 5:15pm. A drama unfolded when the driver cannot accept credit card and I did not have the cash. So he drove us to an ATM a short distance away and luckily the ATM worked with my bank card as well as MasterCard. Balcony stateroom is a joy to experience the docking, sailing and going-ons. On this day, an unlucky group committed the unspeakable sin of missing-the-boat, all played out before our eyes. Around 7pm the scheduled sail time, there was an announcement for some passenger names to report to the Service Counter. Shortly after, from our balcony on deck 13, we saw luggage being loaded onto a solitary taxi on the now deserted concrete pier, gangplank had been raised and now lowered. We speculated among ourselves on what could have happened, perhaps missing an earlier train from Florence or Pisa or some unfortunate incidence. At 7:30pm, Epic was pulling away from the concrete pier very slowly inch by inch. At 7:40pm, a taxi sped through the port area and screeched to a halt at the loading pier beside Epic which was now about 4 or 5 feet in the water away from the pier. Four frantic passengers jumped out and waving furiously in the air. What could they do and what will they do? This is the worst port to missing the boat as the next port of call is Cannes in France. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Small mini van of 8 ,getting us up close to things , no time wasting with large coach parties
Sail Date: October 2017
Small mini van of 8 ,getting us up close to things , no time wasting with large coach parties
Small mini van of 8 ,getting us up close to things , no time wasting with large coach parties Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Bus journey only 3 hours Florence 1 hour Pisa.
Sail Date: October 2017
Bus journey only 3 hours Florence 1 hour Pisa. Bus was late waiting for people at Pisa and missed last shuttle bus but the Tour company got permission to deliver us straight to the port on time.
Bus journey only 3 hours Florence 1 hour Pisa. Bus was late waiting for people at Pisa and missed last shuttle bus but the Tour company got permission to deliver us straight to the port on time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line