Livorno is the third largest port in Italy and the cruise gateway to Tuscany Region! Together with Venice and Civitavecchia ports, one of the most visited ports while cruising in Italy! Being mainly an industrial port, docks are spread out far from the port entrance and Livorno city centre, so the only ways to get out of it, are shuttle buses to the port entrance and then go on your own, or take one of our private tours, where we will welcome you right in front of the ship and you will be immediately in one of our comfortable brand new Mercedes vans, starting a 9 hrs guided tour, to the destinations you choose throughout Tuscany (Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Chianti wine area, Volterra, "The Mall" shopping outlet, ecc) or in the nearby Cinque Terre area, located in Liguria Region.
Why to take a private tour with Shore Excursions in Italy.net: In most of the cases, you are first time visitors and you do not know where to go, what to do in such restricted time your shore excursion allows you, you do not want to be stressed by taking public transportation or being on a big bus with 50 additional passengers, that due to city entrance rules, have to park out of the city walls and then you have to walk to reach the city attractions, you want to make your vacation, the most profitable one: these are just ones to encourage you to take a private tour, being in the hands of a local driver guide, we are in this business since 1998, who will show you the best of the visited places, will give you tips where to go for lunch, shopping and visits and who will drive you back to the ship on time, safely, relaxed and satisfied!
Livorno Shore Excursions:
As follows, some of the tours we provide from Livorno Port. For additional ones, like Bolgheri/Massa Marittima, Pisa/Sangimignano, Florence/Sangimignano, Lucca/Florence, Siena/Sangimignano, ecc...please contact us for suggested itineraries and rates!
We also provide a 9 hours tour from Livorno Port, if weather conditions are good, to Tuscan hills, for a couple of hours horseback ride, then winery lunch and wine tasting plus San Gimignano visit ! Ask for our detailed itinerary!
PISA AND FLORENCE TOUR FROM LIVORNO PORT WITH WINERY STOP POSSIBILITY:
Picking you up at 08.00 am., in front of the ship, will drive you to Pisa, 30 minutes far from Livorno Port, which was a Roman City and then in the
Medieval time, thanks to some important Pisan Families, became such a
beautiful town, another "jewel" of Tuscany: All the 3 most important things are in "The Miracles Field": The Baptistery, the Duomo and the "Leaning" Tower. Possibility to climb the Leaning Tower, prepurchasing the tkts, since 25 days in advance, on the "Opapisa" site, for a 09.15 or 09.30 a.m. climb!
Will drive then, within 1 hour to Florence.
One of the world's most important cultural and historical city is Florence:
Will start the Tour from Michelangelo Square where you have a breathtaking
view over the City of Florence. Will keep driving to Santa Croce Square, where many leather shops are and possibility to visit the Church (Euro 8 each), where all the most important italian artists are buried: (Michelangelo, Galilei, Ugo Foscolo, ecc). Will drive then, if you like, to the Academia Museum (closed on Monday) to see the David by Michelangelo (You should pre purchase the tkts on line to avoid the queue, for a noon entrance, finding the official link in our site's home page). Driving then around the city will stop in the Duomo area to visit it, Giotto Bell Tower, the Signoria Square and Palace, The Old Bridge. You will have free time at disposal for shopping (good leather and gold) and lunch (not incld in the rate) (your Driver will suggest you nice places for a typical local lunch, not incld in the tour rate) or on your own.
Around 03.45 p.m. will drive you to taste the best "gelato" in town and then
will drive back to Livorno Port, in order to drop you off in front of the ship around 05.00 p.m.
Reducing your time in Florence, will have the possibility, on the way back, to make a stop at a "Chianti Colli Fiorentini" winery, for a visit to the wine cellar plus wine and local produces tasting (Euro 15 per person) !!
PISA - LUCCA AND WINERY TOUR FROM LIVORNO PORT:
Picking you up at 08.00 am., in front of the ship, will drive you to Pisa, 30 minutes far from Livorno Port, which was a Roman City and then in the Medieval time, thanks to some important Pisan Families, became such a
beautiful town, another "jewel" of Tuscany: All the 3 most important things are in "The Miracles Field": The Baptistery, the Duomo and the "Leaning" Tower. Possibility to climb the Leaning Tower, prepurchasing the tkts, since 25 days in advance, on the "Opapisa" site, for a 09.15 or 09.30 a.m. climb (you can find the official link in our site's home page, in the "Suggested Links" space).
Will drive then, within 30 minutes to Lucca, one of the nicest Tuscan towns, originally built by the Etruscans, then conquered by the Liguri, Romans and finally in the 1800 ruled by Napoleon. It looks more like a Northern Europe town being re-built by the Austrians and French people.
Birthplace of the italian composer Giacomo Puccini!
Will walk through the intact renaissance time walls, to visit St. Martino Duomo, Napoleon's Palace, San Michele al Foro Church built on top of the Roman Forum, Finlungo main street with the Guinigi Tower and the amphitheatre square built on top of the roman one!
Time for lunch (not included in the rate) in a local restaurant suggested by your driver or on your own.
After lunch and shopping time, will drive for 30 mnts to a little village called Montecarlo, famous for its local wine production (white, red and "Orange" (not Rose'), where you will visit a local winery and will have wine tasting (cost not incld in the tour rate).
Around 04.15 pm. will start driving back towards Livorno Port, in order to drop you off at 05.00 pm. in front of the ship again!
AMPHITHEATRE SQUARE - LUCCA