Florence (Livorno) Florence Walking Tour Excursion Reviews

Enough cannot be said about Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to many of the greatest artists of the era, from Michelangelo to Leonardo da Vinci. From the famous Duomo to the Uffizi, there is much to see in this storied city.
Again, lots of walking (got 20,000 steps on my fitbit).
Sail Date: October 2018
Again, lots of walking (got 20,000 steps on my fitbit). Excellent tour guide who brought us to a restaurant he recommended for lunch and he pre arranged we all had seats on a busy day in Florence. (Samtheguide.com).
Again, lots of walking (got 20,000 steps on my fitbit). Excellent tour guide who brought us to a restaurant he recommended for lunch and he pre arranged we all had seats on a busy day in Florence. (Samtheguide.com). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Crazy Flore cell.
Sail Date: October 2018
Crazy Flore cell. Lovely city to get lost in
Crazy Flore cell. Lovely city to get lost in Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was the Easy Florence tour.
Sail Date: September 2018
It was the Easy Florence tour. It provides freedom to roam around the historic center of Florence, but the time allowed is short because of port of call time allotment. Our bus stopped at a leather manufacturer for a demonstration of the ... Read More
It was the Easy Florence tour. It provides freedom to roam around the historic center of Florence, but the time allowed is short because of port of call time allotment. Our bus stopped at a leather manufacturer for a demonstration of the manufacturing process and shopping. That was a waste of time and took away from seeing Florence. The stop was nothing more than a tourist trap. There was no real lesson how leather is produced from cowhide. It was just a demo about making purses from previously tanned leather. The prices there were also very high. Avoid this one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Free time to explore the city.
Sail Date: July 2018
Free time to explore the city. It was 38 degrees celsius the day we were there so that was difficult, but it is a lovely historic city similar to Rome.
Free time to explore the city. It was 38 degrees celsius the day we were there so that was difficult, but it is a lovely historic city similar to Rome. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did the Florence with Tuk Tuks, our driver was really kind and took his cues from us.
Sail Date: July 2018
We did the Florence with Tuk Tuks, our driver was really kind and took his cues from us. We were able to travel above the city for some great views.
We did the Florence with Tuk Tuks, our driver was really kind and took his cues from us. We were able to travel above the city for some great views. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Knowing how to disembark and get with our tour was more complicated than I thought it would be for ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Knowing how to disembark and get with our tour was more complicated than I thought it would be for a sponsored excursion. The first stop was at a leather factory that was basically a sponsored shopping stop, they gave a 2 minute talk ... Read More
Knowing how to disembark and get with our tour was more complicated than I thought it would be for a sponsored excursion. The first stop was at a leather factory that was basically a sponsored shopping stop, they gave a 2 minute talk about leather and then had us spend 30min shopping. I would have much rather just had that time in Florence itself. Our tour guide was interesting and full of knowledge though so that part went well! Our main goal was to not have to figure out how to get to Florence from the port, so it worked for us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful guide that truly loves Florence!
Sail Date: June 2018
Wonderful guide that truly loves Florence!
Wonderful guide that truly loves Florence! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best port.
Sail Date: June 2018
Best port. Don't waste time at Pisa--spend the most time you can in this enchanting city.
Best port. Don't waste time at Pisa--spend the most time you can in this enchanting city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
What a great and beautiful city.
Sail Date: May 2018
What a great and beautiful city. So much culture and history. This tour allowed us some free time as well to experience Florence on our own. Great tour.
What a great and beautiful city. So much culture and history. This tour allowed us some free time as well to experience Florence on our own. Great tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We didn't really walk around town in a tour, but instead our bus guide led us into the old town and ...
Sail Date: May 2018
We didn't really walk around town in a tour, but instead our bus guide led us into the old town and set us free with suggestions of where to go. Wished we had more time, but seeing Dante's David and Michelangelo's David in ... Read More
We didn't really walk around town in a tour, but instead our bus guide led us into the old town and set us free with suggestions of where to go. Wished we had more time, but seeing Dante's David and Michelangelo's David in one day is a treat! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Again, very expensive for a ride into town.
Sail Date: May 2018
Again, very expensive for a ride into town. No tour, just a bus ride. I think it was $300 for two people. We walked around town, and of course had to buy clothes due to our continued lost luggage. Nice stores. Very expensive day. ... Read More
Again, very expensive for a ride into town. No tour, just a bus ride. I think it was $300 for two people. We walked around town, and of course had to buy clothes due to our continued lost luggage. Nice stores. Very expensive day. Very crowded. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
I took the 10 hour tour which cost $209.
Sail Date: December 2017
I took the 10 hour tour which cost $209. It included going inside the Academia to see David and the Ufizzi with many Renaissance works of art. The guide was excellent and the walk through Florence was wonderful. We also enjoyed an ... Read More
I took the 10 hour tour which cost $209. It included going inside the Academia to see David and the Ufizzi with many Renaissance works of art. The guide was excellent and the walk through Florence was wonderful. We also enjoyed an included lunch and time to do some shopping. Florentines are known for wonderful leather work and I did purchase some exquisite items. This tour was well worth the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We did "Florence on Your Own" and had a great day.
Sail Date: November 2017
We did "Florence on Your Own" and had a great day. Our tour guide provided a lot of information on the way and was very entertaining.
We did "Florence on Your Own" and had a great day. Our tour guide provided a lot of information on the way and was very entertaining. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
I can't say anything bigger than I SAW DAVID!!!
Sail Date: October 2017
I can't say anything bigger than I SAW DAVID!!!
I can't say anything bigger than I SAW DAVID!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This was a Florence on your own tour where all we got was a return bus transfer from Livorno to ...
Sail Date: October 2017
This was a Florence on your own tour where all we got was a return bus transfer from Livorno to Florence. It was great! Well organized, comfortable, and on time! We were able to see the famous duomo and actually climb all the way to the ... Read More
This was a Florence on your own tour where all we got was a return bus transfer from Livorno to Florence. It was great! Well organized, comfortable, and on time! We were able to see the famous duomo and actually climb all the way to the top. Amazing view, highly recommend if you are able to do it! We also saw the main squares, the ponte vecchio, and ate at a delicious little restaurant "Alimentary Uffizi", which had a delicious meat and cheese platter. Florence might be my new favourite city! Can't wait to return! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
"Michelangelos David & Florence: a fabulous tour with Sami.
Sail Date: October 2017
"Michelangelos David & Florence: a fabulous tour with Sami. Plenty of time to look at the David.
"Michelangelos David & Florence: a fabulous tour with Sami. Plenty of time to look at the David. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Again was rushed saw lots of places, had time on our own but not long enough.
Sail Date: September 2017
Again was rushed saw lots of places, had time on our own but not long enough. Guide rushed us and kept disappearing, no good for those that were with children and slower
Again was rushed saw lots of places, had time on our own but not long enough. Guide rushed us and kept disappearing, no good for those that were with children and slower Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Driven to Florence where we met our guide.
Sail Date: September 2017
Driven to Florence where we met our guide. She walked us around for two hours showing us the main sights in Florence. Afterwards we had ample time to explore Florence on our own!
Driven to Florence where we met our guide. She walked us around for two hours showing us the main sights in Florence. Afterwards we had ample time to explore Florence on our own! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We opted for the cruise line bus into Florence with all of the time to walk on our own.
Sail Date: September 2017
We opted for the cruise line bus into Florence with all of the time to walk on our own. This was far superior to following a guide with a sign! We followed recommendations from reviews online to visit less crowded spots and that worked ... Read More
We opted for the cruise line bus into Florence with all of the time to walk on our own. This was far superior to following a guide with a sign! We followed recommendations from reviews online to visit less crowded spots and that worked perfectly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Our second time in Florence; nice walking tour to review the sites and then free time.
Sail Date: August 2017
Our second time in Florence; nice walking tour to review the sites and then free time. The tour was not well organized in that there was far too much free time after the tour - 4.5 hours of free time is unmanageable.
Our second time in Florence; nice walking tour to review the sites and then free time. The tour was not well organized in that there was far too much free time after the tour - 4.5 hours of free time is unmanageable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Tour guide was really good.
Sail Date: July 2017
Tour guide was really good. She was very entertaining during the 1-2 hour bus ride from the port to Florence. I would recommend only taking tours which include tickets for the statue of David, because the line is very long; you could ... Read More
Tour guide was really good. She was very entertaining during the 1-2 hour bus ride from the port to Florence. I would recommend only taking tours which include tickets for the statue of David, because the line is very long; you could spend all day waiting in line. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
5 hour walking tour with Joy of Florence was great and we used Tuscany by Taxi for our round trip ...
Sail Date: May 2017
5 hour walking tour with Joy of Florence was great and we used Tuscany by Taxi for our round trip transportation
5 hour walking tour with Joy of Florence was great and we used Tuscany by Taxi for our round trip transportation Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
A very good trip.
Sail Date: May 2017
A very good trip. It took just over an hour by bus each way but we had plenty time to walk around the city both with the guide and by ourselves, The only downside was it was very late when we got back and just wish the ship had docked a ... Read More
A very good trip. It took just over an hour by bus each way but we had plenty time to walk around the city both with the guide and by ourselves, The only downside was it was very late when we got back and just wish the ship had docked a few hours earlier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
John gave good suggestions for the On Your Own Tour.
Sail Date: May 2017
John gave good suggestions for the On Your Own Tour. He's very thorough and helped with customized maps.
John gave good suggestions for the On Your Own Tour. He's very thorough and helped with customized maps. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We set up a tour group through ItalyTours.eu, quickly filled with 8 people making the per-person ...
Sail Date: April 2017
We set up a tour group through ItalyTours.eu, quickly filled with 8 people making the per-person cost manageable. Our guide, Celia, was superb. We saw Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, the main cathedral, Uffuzi Gallery, Accademia (with skip ... Read More
We set up a tour group through ItalyTours.eu, quickly filled with 8 people making the per-person cost manageable. Our guide, Celia, was superb. We saw Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, the main cathedral, Uffuzi Gallery, Accademia (with skip the line entry to see David), and lots more. Tour was several hours, but then we had lunch and time to explore on our own as well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line