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Essential Collection

Small Group Discovery Tour - Full Day Tour to Florence

Access from: ​La Spezia


Key info

  • Tour ID: 12759
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Giotto’s Bell Tower
  • The Elegant Ponte Vecchio

From $163.52pp

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 12759
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Pick up point: Port
  • Activity level: Gentle
  • Optional extras available

Top highlights

  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Giotto’s Bell Tower
  • The Elegant Ponte Vecchio

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 of 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 2.30pm

You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.

A Full Day is required to see the surrounding town of Florence. Our guided Florence Tour by air–conditioned coaches and mini-coaches meet us at the Port to start our scenic day out. With plenty of photo opportunities this tour covers the essentials of Florence.

Our driver then takes us through the beautiful Tuscan countryside (approx 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 that of Europe as well. We drive up the Viale dei Colli to the amazing terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo. Here you can enjoy a breathless 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 amongst other sights:-

  • 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)

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

Comfortable shoes are recommended for this tour as there will be a lot of walking involved. After a fascinating day discovering and exploring through these charming Tuscan towns we return to La Spezia in plenty of time to rejoin our cruise ship.

 

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    Key info

    • Tour ID: 12759
    • Duration: 7 hours
    • Pick up point: Port
    • Activity level: Gentle

    Top highlights

    • Piazza del Duomo
    • Giotto’s Bell Tower
    • The Elegant Ponte Vecchio

    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 of 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 2.30pm

    You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.

    A Full Day is required to see the surrounding town of Florence. Our guided Florence Tour by air–conditioned coaches and mini-coaches meet us at the Port to start our scenic day out. With plenty of photo opportunities this tour covers the essentials of Florence.

    Our driver then takes us through the beautiful Tuscan countryside (approx 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 that of Europe as well. We drive up the Viale dei Colli to the amazing terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo. Here you can enjoy a breathless 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 amongst other sights:-

    • 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)

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

    Comfortable shoes are recommended for this tour as there will be a lot of walking involved. After a fascinating day discovering and exploring through these charming Tuscan towns we return to La Spezia in plenty of time to rejoin our cruise ship.

     

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Air Conditioned Transportation
    • English Speaking Driver
    ACTIVITY LEVEL: 2
    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

    Joining instructions

    You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.
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