Florence best highlights tour from La Spezia port covers the Renaissance city must-see outdoor sights and hidden gems with your own expert driver/guide. Experience Florence beyond the museums. Get a great overview and orientation of the city. Your friendly local driver/guide is at your disposal for the whole length of the tour making the most out of your precious holiday time. We pick you up at your cruise ship and return you in time for your sailing. This private guided shore trip is designed for cruise passengers who want to tour best Florence highlights at their own pace. Contact us for pricing and availability.

* Private Guided Chauffeured Shore Trip
* Private Licensed Professional Driver/Guide
* Full Day Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Port Pick Up & Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Florence Piazzale Michelangelo
* Piazza della Signoria
* Piazza Santa Croce
* Basilica of the Holy Cross (outside)
* Piazza del Duomo
* Dome (outside)
* Giotto’s Bell Tower (outside)
* Baptistery of St. John (outside)
* Ponte Vecchio Bridge
* Best Photo Ops
* Duration: 9hrs

Begin your private shore excursion with pickup from La Spezia port. Your personal driver/guide takes off through the Tuscan countryside on the way to Florence (approx. 90 minute drive traffic pending). During the scenic journey your expert driver/guide provides a comprehensive introduction to the places you will see. Hear the secret stories that bring the city wonders to life. Your first stop is Piazzale Michelangelo a stunning terrace featuring panoramic views over the city ancient walls. Next you drive into the heart of Renaissance Florence. The core of the city stretching from the Piazza del Duomo south to the Arno River is as dense with artistic treasures as anyplace in the world. Marvel at the Basilica of the Holy Cross in the picturesque Piazza Santa Croce. Discover Piazza del Duomo hosting the Cathedral, the Baptistery of St. John and Giotto’s Bell Tower. Enjoy Piazza della Repubblica once the Ancient Forum now a popular meeting place for artists and locals. Stroll the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Explore Piazza della Signoria an outdoor sculpture gallery. See among other sites the imposing Palazzo Vecchio the fortified palace where the Medici family ruled, and a copy of Michelangelo David in the outdoor setting for which it was originally designed. At the end of your Florence best highlights tour your personal driver/guide transfers you back to La Spezia port in time to board your cruise ship.

Please Note:  Your private licensed professional local driver/guide provides insider information about the sights however, he/she cannot escort you inside churches and/or museums as in Italy such services are restricted to local professional guides who are licensed for these sites. If you want a private guided skip the line tour inside the Academia or Uffizi galleries consider upgrading to include one of our Florence licensed professional tour guides (in addition to your private driver/guide).

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

* Skip the Line Academy of Fine Arts Gallery Private Guided Tour
* Skip the Line Uffizi Gallery
Private Guided Tour
* Mercedes Benz GL Class 4×4 Luxury SUV

FOR OUR GUESTS COMFORT THIS PRIVATE GUIDED SHORE TRIP IS NOT OPERATED BY COACH. We never use vehicles larger than 7-person capacity on this trip. Because we specialize in personalized experiences we use luxury air-conditioned Mercedes Benz cars and minivans to tour our guests throughout the trip. Discover Italy close up in a Mercedes Benz minivan of up to 7 people that takes you into the very heart of the city. Cars and minivans can get closer to the main points of interest than larger buses. Larger buses and coaches are forbidden entry onto many of the town’s streets. You will definitely walk less and see more! Therefore, this high-quality option gives us access to most areas without concerns regarding traffic restrictions. Each minivan accommodates up to 7 guests. We can caravan more than one minivan for larger groups (Example: A party between 8 to 14 guests in two minivans, and a party of 15 to 21 guests in 3 minivans, etc.).

Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking.

Do you combine people to share the tour?

All our tours are private, luxurious, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.

Are your private vehicles licensed and insured?

Yes. All of our vehicles are officially licensed and insured.

Are your private vehicles non-smoking? Air conditioned?

Yes. All of our vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned.

Do we stop for lunch during our private La Spezia shore trip?

Yes. In a city with so much great food it would be crazy not to. The duration of the tour includes time for breaks to grab a quick snack and/or lunch but is not included in the price. Some people like to grab a quick pizza or a snack, and some people like to sit down for a nice relaxing Italian meal.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional and not included in your tour price, but are a nice way of showing satisfaction for good service.