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.
We did the hop on hop off bus that was booked through my cruise but operated by city sightseeing ...
We did the hop on hop off bus that was booked through my cruise but operated by city sightseeing buses. I wish I could get my money back as soon as we got on the bus our tour guide said it was coming to the end of season so there was less ... Read More
We did the hop on hop off bus that was booked through my cruise but operated by city sightseeing buses. I wish I could get my money back as soon as we got on the bus our tour guide said it was coming to the end of season so there was less buses which mean I booked for buses to come to stops every 30 mins but he told us it'd be every hour so he highly recommended that we didn't take the buses and just walk fortunately my group was young so we had no problem walking but we did talk to 2 older ladies who waited for buses and they said they waited and hour and half for a bus to show up. It was upsetting to pay for a service that we didn't get to use other than the transport from ship to city which would've been significantly cheaper taking the train at that point Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Livorno on Foot and by Boat This was a surprise.
Livorno on Foot and by Boat This was a surprise. We toured the city by boat. It is like being in Venice with all the canals weaving through the city. Boat tour was relaxing and walking tour was good with a wine stop.
Livorno on Foot and by Boat This was a surprise. We toured the city by boat. It is like being in Venice with all the canals weaving through the city. Boat tour was relaxing and walking tour was good with a wine stop. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Perfect day walking through an amazing city with the most beautiful art and architecture.
Perfect day walking through an amazing city with the most beautiful art and architecture.
Perfect day walking through an amazing city with the most beautiful art and architecture. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Simona was excellent, she drove us around all day and explained the sights as we went.
Simona was excellent, she drove us around all day and explained the sights as we went. She even took us into the Tuscan hills to see a vineyard and for a quick photo opportunity. She booked lunch for us as well! All in all excellent trip ... Read More
Simona was excellent, she drove us around all day and explained the sights as we went. She even took us into the Tuscan hills to see a vineyard and for a quick photo opportunity. She booked lunch for us as well! All in all excellent trip for four of us it was €480 - which was excellent value! Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Florence was interesting because of the leaning tower of Pisa and the city walk.
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
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We wanted ship transport to and from Florence so we could wander, shop and have lunch.
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
Sail Date July 2018
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.
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
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The weather was bad, raining and cold.
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
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took one hour bus tour of Livorno which was hit by flood in Sept 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
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a cab from the quayside 'Toscanancc' and our cab driver was great.
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
Sail Date July 2017
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 ...
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
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The company was great.
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
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Livorno and Pisa Tuscany bus
Livorno and Pisa Tuscany bus
Livorno and Pisa Tuscany bus Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Florence is fabulous -- from the architecture to the art museums.
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
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Short distance walking.
Short distance walking. Free time for shopping too.
Short distance walking. Free time for shopping too. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We're not huge art people, so we wanted to just go into Florence and explore.
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
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
My favourite stop of the cruise.
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
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent bus ride to Florence with good tour guide telling us all about it on route.
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
From the title of the excursion we had expected no tour commentary, but had probably an hour or ...
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
We had booked a tour to Florence, but it was so hot and crowded in Rome, that, after discussing it ...
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Just over an 1/1.5 hours and we got nearly 4 hours in Florence to ourselves.
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fantastic guide made such a difference to Florence and Pizza tour- Laura from cruising excursions ...
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
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line