Florence (Livorno) City 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. View the city through the eyes of a local as you explore its plethora of statues, cobblestone streets and world-famous landmarks.
Florence was interesting because of the leaning tower of Pisa and the city walk.
Sail Date: July 2018
Florence was interesting because of the leaning tower of Pisa and the city walk. Seeing both places really woke you up and helped understand the true way of life in Italy. Try as much food as possible. The food in Florence is awesome and I ... Read More
Florence was interesting because of the leaning tower of Pisa and the city walk. Seeing both places really woke you up and helped understand the true way of life in Italy. Try as much food as possible. The food in Florence is awesome and I wanted to take it home. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We wanted ship transport to and from Florence so we could wander, shop and have lunch.
Sail Date: July 2018
We wanted ship transport to and from Florence so we could wander, shop and have lunch. All accomplished.
We wanted ship transport to and from Florence so we could wander, shop and have lunch. All accomplished. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This was more of a ride to Florence and back with a two view stops added along the way.
Sail Date: June 2018
This was more of a ride to Florence and back with a two view stops added along the way. Same $350 for all 3 of us so not sure if this one made sense. Since this car was also a Taxi, he actually ran the meter. It came out near the same. ... Read More
This was more of a ride to Florence and back with a two view stops added along the way. Same $350 for all 3 of us so not sure if this one made sense. Since this car was also a Taxi, he actually ran the meter. It came out near the same. Still, nice driver and way less then the ship price Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The weather was bad, raining and cold.
Sail Date: November 2017
The weather was bad, raining and cold. Instead of canceling the tour the the buses left the port and proceed to the tour destination. Upon arrival I told the tour operator that our party of 4 did not want to get off the bus and walk in the ... Read More
The weather was bad, raining and cold. Instead of canceling the tour the the buses left the port and proceed to the tour destination. Upon arrival I told the tour operator that our party of 4 did not want to get off the bus and walk in the rain that we had two weeks ahead of us on the ship and did not want to come down with a cold walking around in the rain. After much discussion we were forced off the bus and walked 8 blocks to the town square. Since we did not want to walk around for 4:30 hours in the pouring rain we sat in a restaurant and then in a pub till she returned to escort us back to the bus in the rain. My wife and I both came down with terrible colds and spent much of the cruise in our stateroom. My feel bad for the passengers that had the joining staterooms since we were coughing thru the night for the remainder of the cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took one hour bus tour of Livorno which was hit by flood in Sept 2017.
Sail Date: October 2017
Took one hour bus tour of Livorno which was hit by flood in Sept 2017. Unfortunately not all the stops were available. The downtime shopping area is top tier with many fine shops.
Took one hour bus tour of Livorno which was hit by flood in Sept 2017. Unfortunately not all the stops were available. The downtime shopping area is top tier with many fine shops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a cab from the quayside 'Toscanancc' and our cab driver was great.
Sail Date: July 2017
Took a cab from the quayside 'Toscanancc' and our cab driver was great. He drove his 7 passengers around and parked and left us to return on our own time. He had maps for us to explore the city as we wanted. He talked to us ... Read More
Took a cab from the quayside 'Toscanancc' and our cab driver was great. He drove his 7 passengers around and parked and left us to return on our own time. He had maps for us to explore the city as we wanted. He talked to us about the scenery and locations, albeit heavily accented. He had AC and WiFi in the cab. Charged us 34 euros pp for the day. Much cheaper than the cruise line. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The tour guide made us stand in the sun at the tower to explain what she had already told us on the ...
Sail Date: May 2017
The tour guide made us stand in the sun at the tower to explain what she had already told us on the bus.
The tour guide made us stand in the sun at the tower to explain what she had already told us on the bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The company was great.
Sail Date: November 2016
The company was great. We did not have time to enjoy Florence and Pisa. If we return we would only spend time in Florence.
The company was great. We did not have time to enjoy Florence and Pisa. If we return we would only spend time in Florence. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Livorno and Pisa Tuscany bus
Sail Date: October 2016
Livorno and Pisa Tuscany bus
Livorno and Pisa Tuscany bus Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Florence is fabulous -- from the architecture to the art museums.
Sail Date: October 2016
Florence is fabulous -- from the architecture to the art museums. Our guide was knowledgeable, but not very accommodating -- just walk fast and keep up. Lunch was disappointing -- sit where we tell you (despite the lack of space and an ... Read More
Florence is fabulous -- from the architecture to the art museums. Our guide was knowledgeable, but not very accommodating -- just walk fast and keep up. Lunch was disappointing -- sit where we tell you (despite the lack of space and an otherwise empty restaurant) and too bad, you can't sit with your party, rude guide and rude restaurant owner. The two museums we saw were outstanding -- the Academia and the Uffizi -- just wish there was more time. Both were quite stunning -- and if you've only seen pictures of Michelangelo's David, prepared to be amazed -- the size and the incredible detail of this statue defies description. Our afternoon at the Uffizi (even the ceilings are stunning) was the highlight for me. We had a different guide -- he was not just knowledgeable, but had wonderful stories and information about the paintings, who commissioned it, the artist, and other wonderful details that really made these beautiful paintings and sculptures come alive. The churches and the other buildings are stare-worthy -- just wished for more time... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Short distance walking.
Sail Date: September 2016
Short distance walking. Free time for shopping too.
Short distance walking. Free time for shopping too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We're not huge art people, so we wanted to just go into Florence and explore.
Sail Date: September 2016
We're not huge art people, so we wanted to just go into Florence and explore. We're huge shoppers so the famous leather market and food market in Florence was a huge draw. I started a shared tour with Joe Banana Limo and we had 2 ... Read More
We're not huge art people, so we wanted to just go into Florence and explore. We're huge shoppers so the famous leather market and food market in Florence was a huge draw. I started a shared tour with Joe Banana Limo and we had 2 other couples join us on our roundtrip transfer to Florence. Driver was on time and very friendly. He even stopped on a hill top for us to take photos of Florence before dropping us off in the city. Would definitely use Joe Banana again! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
My favourite stop of the cruise.
Sail Date: September 2016
My favourite stop of the cruise. A coach takes you from the ship to either the train station or the car park outside the port and we were picked up by our excursion company which was all a bit hectic as there were about 6 ships in! ... Read More
My favourite stop of the cruise. A coach takes you from the ship to either the train station or the car park outside the port and we were picked up by our excursion company which was all a bit hectic as there were about 6 ships in! Once in Florence we had a 10minute gentle walk into the heart of the city (coaches are not able to enter the centre). Most people then went off on their own to explore but we had a guide who walked us around the key sights sharing information and ensuring we saw all the most superb things, and boy there is so much to see! It is a breathtaking place, compact and easy to walk round. Once the guide finished we were free to have lunch and stroll around on our own and shop in the leather markets or visit the museums (tickets in advance would be needed). A must see location. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
great
Sail Date: August 2016
great
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Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent bus ride to Florence with good tour guide telling us all about it on route.
Sail Date: August 2016
Excellent bus ride to Florence with good tour guide telling us all about it on route. Did the city ourselves. Easy to find everything.
Excellent bus ride to Florence with good tour guide telling us all about it on route. Did the city ourselves. Easy to find everything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
From the title of the excursion we had expected no tour commentary, but had probably an hour or ...
Sail Date: August 2016
From the title of the excursion we had expected no tour commentary, but had probably an hour or more of commentary on bus each way and then taken to 'buying spots' for drop off and pick up....not quite what we expected as we had ... Read More
From the title of the excursion we had expected no tour commentary, but had probably an hour or more of commentary on bus each way and then taken to 'buying spots' for drop off and pick up....not quite what we expected as we had wanted some quiet free time exploring without commentary Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Ok
Sail Date: August 2016
Ok
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had booked a tour to Florence, but it was so hot and crowded in Rome, that, after discussing it ...
Sail Date: August 2016
We had booked a tour to Florence, but it was so hot and crowded in Rome, that, after discussing it with the Land Discoveries staff, we canceled it. The boat ride around to canals of Livorno was quite nice and interesting, laid back. We ... Read More
We had booked a tour to Florence, but it was so hot and crowded in Rome, that, after discussing it with the Land Discoveries staff, we canceled it. The boat ride around to canals of Livorno was quite nice and interesting, laid back. We discovered that August is sale month in Italy and Livorno had some excellent shopping. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara Club Cruises
Nice
Sail Date: August 2016
Nice
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Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Just over an 1/1.5 hours and we got nearly 4 hours in Florence to ourselves.
Sail Date: August 2016
Just over an 1/1.5 hours and we got nearly 4 hours in Florence to ourselves. Despite cobblestones Florence is very easy to get around main sights, although we went on a Sunday and didn't go inside cathedral etc
Just over an 1/1.5 hours and we got nearly 4 hours in Florence to ourselves. Despite cobblestones Florence is very easy to get around main sights, although we went on a Sunday and didn't go inside cathedral etc Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fantastic guide made such a difference to Florence and Pizza tour- Laura from cruising excursions ...
Sail Date: July 2016
Fantastic guide made such a difference to Florence and Pizza tour- Laura from cruising excursions was great
Fantastic guide made such a difference to Florence and Pizza tour- Laura from cruising excursions was great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Picked up on time and had a full day seeing everything we needed.
Sail Date: July 2016
Picked up on time and had a full day seeing everything we needed.
Picked up on time and had a full day seeing everything we needed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Lovely visit.
Sail Date: July 2016
Lovely visit. Guide was good and took us to a landmark we could easily find again before leaving us to explore this beautiful city on our own.
Lovely visit. Guide was good and took us to a landmark we could easily find again before leaving us to explore this beautiful city on our own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great coach, air conditioned and on time.
Sail Date: July 2016
Great coach, air conditioned and on time. You are dropped off in Florence and told when to report back. Basic but good.
Great coach, air conditioned and on time. You are dropped off in Florence and told when to report back. Basic but good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great trip to Florence where we had five hours free time.
Sail Date: July 2016
Great trip to Florence where we had five hours free time. Very knowledgeable guide who explained the best places to visit.
Great trip to Florence where we had five hours free time. Very knowledgeable guide who explained the best places to visit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises