Private Florence food discovery tour from La Spezia port caters to cruise passengers seeking an authentic Italian experience. We pick you up at your cruise ship and return you in time for your sailing. We bring Florence‘s delights to you in a special experience that combines an exciting day of local treats and culture. From street art to street food we will show some of those special places only the locals know about! Discover the city’s highlights and delights accompanied by a passionate food expert driver/guide. Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Florence. Your local driver/guide assists you through the day so that you experience Italian food culture as the locals do. 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
* Florence Food Market and Deli Shops
* Piazza della Signoria
* 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 friendly and informative driver/guide provides a comprehensive introduction to the wonderful world of Tuscan food and the places you will see. Your first stop is Piazzale Michelangelo a stunning terrace featuring panoramic views over the city ancient walls. Learn the stories behind the palaces, fountains and piazzas you pass, as you dive into the historic heart of Renaissance Florence. Next go offbeat and discover flavorful neighborhoods. Your personable driver/guide takes you behind the scenes at some of the local favorite food artisan shops. Explore secret culinary corners and historical markets where Florentines do their daily shopping. Blend in with the locals. Meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers. Discover the best ice-cream shops to taste the differences in flavor and texture as gelato was invented in Florence during the Renaissance! Try the food YOU crave. Food is one of the best aspects of Florence and we do not want to limit your options rather than offering preset foods at each stop, your driver/guide introduces various edibles and recommends delicious choices that you can sample if you like. At the end of your private Florence food discovery tour your personal driver/guide transfers you back to La Spezia port in time to board your cruise ship.

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

* Mercedes Benz GL Class 4×4 Luxury SUV

This private guided cultural food tour experience can be organized from Monday to Saturday because Florence food markets close on Sundays.

Tastings are NOT included in the price of this tour. Every tour experience is custom so that you try the food YOU crave. Therefore, food from local eateries, tastings, meals and drinks are EXTRA and are set by the vendors. Prices will depend on your choice. Food is one of the best aspects of Florence and we do not want to limit your options. Rather than offering preset foods at each stop, your private driver/guide introduces various edibles and advise on local specialties. YOU are free to decide how much and what you want to try and pay on the spot for what you prefer to eat and drink.

FOR OUR GUESTS COMFORT THIS PRIVATE GUIDED SHORE TRIP IS NOT BE 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 tastings included in your private Florence food tour?

Tastings are NOT included in the price of this tour as they vary according to your interests. Food from local eateries, tastings, meals & drinks are extra and set by the vendors. Prices will depend on your choice and must be paid on the spot.
Each touring experience is unique which is why our private tours are personalized and not standard tours therefore, you are free to decide how much and what you want to try and pay on the spot for what you prefer to eat and drink.

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.