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A Guided Tour of Florence

Access from: ​La Spezia


Key info

  • Tour ID: 32454
  • Duration: ​8 hours
  • Pick up point: ​La Spezia Port
  • Activity level: Moderate

Top highlights

  • The Piazza Santa Croce
  • Santa Croce Church
  • Piazza del Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower
  • Piazza della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio)
  • Piazza della Republica

From $87.60pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 32454
  • Duration: ​8 hours
  • Pick up point: ​La Spezia Port
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • The Piazza Santa Croce
  • Santa Croce Church
  • Piazza del Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower
  • Piazza della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio)
  • Piazza della Republica

Itinerary

Suggested Itinerary:

- 8am (approximately) Pick up from La Spezia Port (or the time that has been decided for your tour)
- Arrive into Florence around 10.30am, see some of the wonderful sites including the fabulous architecture pf Renaissance with Brunelleschi Dome and the Bell Tower designed by Giotto, - Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, Palazzo Vecchio and the open museum.
- 1.30pm Visit to the Accademia Gallery with Michaelangelo's David (for those who have booked in advance) for those who have not reserved tickets there will be free time.
- Depart from Florence to head back to La Spezia port at 4.00pm

​You'll be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air-conditioned transportation, ready to start your tour.

Our driver then takes us through the beautiful Tuscan countryside (approximately 2 hours) to the fascinating city of Florence. Built on both sides of the Arno River, Florence has had a significant impact not only on the culture of Italy, but on that of Europe as well. We drive up the Viale dei Colli to the amazing terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo. Here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city, whilst our guide tells us about some of the churches, palaces and bridges we can see from our vantage point. Heading into Florence’s city centre we’ll see sights including:

  • The Piazza Santa Croce
  • Santa Croce Church
  • Piazza del Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower
  • Piazza della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio)
  • Piazza della Republica
  • The elegant Ponte Vecchio (The Old Bridge)

There'll be free time to explore the narrow streets full of shops, café bars and trattorias – or to simply relax and admire the beautiful views across the river.

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes on this tour as there will be a lot of walking involved. After a fascinating day discovering and exploring this corner of Tuscany, we return to La Spezia in plenty of time to join your cruise ship.

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    Key info

    • Tour ID: 32454
    • Duration: ​8 hours
    • Pick up point: ​La Spezia Port
    • Activity level: Moderate
    • Optional extras available

    Top highlights

    • The Piazza Santa Croce
    • Santa Croce Church
    • Piazza del Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower
    • Piazza della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio)
    • Piazza della Republica

    Itinerary

    Suggested Itinerary:

    - 8am (approximately) Pick up from La Spezia Port (or the time that has been decided for your tour)
    - Arrive into Florence around 10.30am, see some of the wonderful sites including the fabulous architecture pf Renaissance with Brunelleschi Dome and the Bell Tower designed by Giotto, - Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, Palazzo Vecchio and the open museum.
    - 1.30pm Visit to the Accademia Gallery with Michaelangelo's David (for those who have booked in advance) for those who have not reserved tickets there will be free time.
    - Depart from Florence to head back to La Spezia port at 4.00pm

    ​You'll be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air-conditioned transportation, ready to start your tour.

    Our driver then takes us through the beautiful Tuscan countryside (approximately 2 hours) to the fascinating city of Florence. Built on both sides of the Arno River, Florence has had a significant impact not only on the culture of Italy, but on that of Europe as well. We drive up the Viale dei Colli to the amazing terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo. Here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city, whilst our guide tells us about some of the churches, palaces and bridges we can see from our vantage point. Heading into Florence’s city centre we’ll see sights including:

    • The Piazza Santa Croce
    • Santa Croce Church
    • Piazza del Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower
    • Piazza della Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio)
    • Piazza della Republica
    • The elegant Ponte Vecchio (The Old Bridge)

    There'll be free time to explore the narrow streets full of shops, café bars and trattorias – or to simply relax and admire the beautiful views across the river.

    We recommend wearing comfortable shoes on this tour as there will be a lot of walking involved. After a fascinating day discovering and exploring this corner of Tuscany, we return to La Spezia in plenty of time to join your cruise ship.

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Air-conditioned transportation
    • Professional, English-speaking guide
    • Free time
    ACTIVITY LEVEL: 3
    Activity Level Scale:
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2 km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    PLEASE NOTE: As coaches are not allowed into the centre of Florence, there will be a 20-minute walk to the coach park at the end of the tour. Additionally, this tour involves a lot of walking on steep, uneven ground and is NOT suitable for guests with walking difficulties or clients in wheelchairs.

    Joining instructions

    Once your cruise ship has ported at La Spezia, you will need to take a shuttle bus to get to the coach park for private company tours. The journey to the coach park will take approximately 3 minutes.
    You will be met by a Cruising Excursions representative who will guide you to your air-conditioned tour bus - which will be waiting in the coach park, approximately 50 metres away - ready to commence your tour.
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