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Exclusive Private Shore Excursion from La Spezia port to Florence

Exclusive Private Shore Excursion from La Spezia port to Florence

By Ciao Florence Tours and Travels
Once disembarked at the port of La Spezia, you will find your personal driver awaiting you at the prearranged time to reach Florence, a city full of history and romance. Our tour starts at one of the city's most charming places, PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO, the famous panoramic terrace from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view. You can wander to the PIAZZA DUOMO, passing beneath the breathtaking Cathedral, and its dome, the architectural masterpieces by Brunelleschi. Here, you will also find GIOTTO'S BELL TOWER and the BAPTISTERY with its valuable gilded bronze doors (including the famous Gates of Paradise). Continue on to the beautiful PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA, the throbbing heart of civic life in the city. There you can admire the architecture of the PALAZZO VECCHIO and the famous statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi. Continue your walk along the Arno River up to the famous PONTE VECCHIO, and walk amidst the historic and luxurious goldsmith workshops of Florence.

Ages 1-90
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Private transportation
  • Pick up & drop off at the port
  • Professional driver
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza della Repubblica
What's not included
  • The skip-the-line tickets are optional and you have to book them in advance
  • Please note that the cost of the skip-the-line tickets depends on the museum you want to visit.

  • Largo Michele Fiorillo, 19124 La Spezia SP, Italy
    When you arrive at the port of La Spezia, and as soon as you descend from your cruise, you will have to take the shuttle bus that will take you to the cruise terminal where our driver will be waiting for you.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6367P58

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6367P58

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    • Ciao Florence Tours and Travels
      Florence, Tuscany, Italy
      Joined in December 2011
    • Claire C
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      Great Trip a must do
      Full day trip that ran like clockwork. Beautiful sites knowledgeable guide. Lovely fun wine tasting too. Highly recommend you won’t regret it.
      Written February 21, 2024
    • donnads2024
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      Wonderful tour!
      We loved the tour. Everything was great, including the transportation and the achedule. Roberto our tour guide was fantastic.
      Written February 19, 2024
    • Anniegottago
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      A quick and effective way to see and taste Tuscany!
      This is a fabulous way to see Tuscany in a day. Bear in mind that there is a lot of walking so if you have some challenges with mobility, this is perhaps not the trip for you. However, for most people, it is a great balance between seeing some beautiful sites, Taking in the pleasures of Tuscany, tasting typical food, and drinking more than an expected number of wines. all the towns visited has their own beauty. You park on the outskirts and walk in so do be prepared for this, especially if the weather is inclement. We loved the day!
      Written February 18, 2024
    • sep412
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      I was a bit hesitant about this tour because the reviews were mixed, but it was really quite good & well-organized. We loved Pisa and the tour guide was great there. We had time to climb the Leaning Tower going straight to the ticket office after free time. You would have to pay for that ticket separately - I thought it was worthwhile. The tour guide at Lucca was not so great - mumbled and rushed through the whole thing and didn't seem interested. But we got to see some cool stuff nonetheless. The transportation was very well-organized, everything on time and as described. The tour guide gave some info while on the bus as well. We got back to Florence before 6pm.
      Written February 16, 2024
    • lomonte311
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      Great places to see in one day! I liked very much the experience and the friendly guides. The wine tasting was good and fun.
      Written February 13, 2024
    • Kasialondon79
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      Value for your money
      Great value for your money! We booked the night before after checking the weather (in low season so check in time for summer) everyone leading the tour was enthusiastic and passionate, learned fun facts and of course enjoyed the wine and views! Id recommend for your travel pals and also as a solo traveler as you meet people from all parts. Also gave us great photo tips!! Well done pue tour guide Nathn and Lucca the driver!
      Written February 13, 2024
    • rebeccavearly96
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      Amazing wine tasting and views
      Such an amazing day out. We went first to Monteriggoni to start the morning in the quiet town, then to sienna where we chose to have the self guided tour as we are slower walkers (recent injury). Our host Constantine was amazing, accommodated our slow walking needs, funny, engaging and very informed. The company have links to a local restaurant to arrange a 3-course lunch in Sienna for a good price to allow you to enjoy the free time and not rush to find a spot. The wine tasting was amazing with 4 wines, more lunch and tasting of oils and balsamic. San gimignano was lovely and we arrived with time to explore and shop before enjoying a sunset drive back to Florence in February. We got back around 19:00. Highlight of our trip travelling around Tuscany Thank you! And also thanks to our driver Lecca for navigating the beautiful Tuscan hills effortlessly
      Written February 13, 2024
    • marathongirl1066
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      Multi language tour
      I was disappointed that this English speaking tour was also a Spanish speaking tour so everything was repeated in both languages. This was misleading when I booked. Thoroughly enjoyed visiting the medieval towns and doing the wine tasting.
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    • liamdE218DL
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      Amazing journey
      Ariana and Mario were the best! Mario was an amazing driver who navigated very rige roads and Ariana was an incredible multi-lingual tour guide for our group. I would recommend this tour with these two to any of my friends or family. The tour was for sorrento, positano, and amalfi.
      Written February 10, 2024
    • forresterf2024
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      Amazing Trip. Well worth the journey.
      Sara was amazing and helpful. Really enjoyed the trip learned a lot, saw even more and she was always willing to give tips on what else to see. Highly recommended.
      Written January 28, 2024
    • Jacquilyn J
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      No one showed up was at meetup very disappointed want a refund
      0 no one showed up never got a message or email wasted a whole day of my trip disappointed sad day because I could have done something else!
      Written January 27, 2024
    • Camper31243196387
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      La Spezia trip.
      Very unique place. You can get there by boat. Also you will see other small town from the boat. Worth every penny. Must to see. Strongly recommend.
      Written January 22, 2024
    • 925kaleys
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      Awesome day exploring the gems of Cinque Terre!
      We had a wonderful full- day exploring three of the five gems of Cinque Terre! Our guide was very organized and navigated us from the La Spezia port to train center then on the train through the towns. She provided information about the towns, information, and recommendations on where to explore and lunch spots. We went in November and had the towns to ourselves! Great balance of guided trip with free time in each town to explore. Highly recommend for those coming on a cruise and optimizing your time there!
      Written January 16, 2024
    • H742FYcarolinam
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      In love with the tour
      Attention!!!if you are reading this review , booking this tour is the best investment that you can make , I loved every bit of it , Constantino and Gabriel were excellent!!! Constantino is super fun and care about the tourists a lot, don’t think about it and book this tour , he speaks 5 languages don’t be afraid to have fun with these two ! I loved it Constantino!
      Written January 15, 2024
    • mikesU9907MQ
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      The tour company charged our credit card and didn’t show up
      We were given very specific details on where to meet for the tour, we were there a half an hour early, I walked around for a half an hour trying to find the tour company but they were nowhere to be found. They called me at the designated time, and told me that the meeting point had been changed but it was too late to go there, it was my fault because I couldn’t find them, and it was my problem to try and get a refund.
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    Exclusive Private Shore Excursion from La Spezia port to Florence provided by Ciao Florence Tours and Travels