Tours & activities by Reid Bramblett from Viator

  • Location: La Spezia, Italy
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
From USD $127.42

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Head out on an independent shore excursion from the La Spezia port to the towns of Florence and Pisa, breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Tuscany can offer. Your private driver will take you first to the historic center of Florence, where you can explore and appreciate its artistic and cultural treasures at your leisure. Then head to Pisa to see the Field of Miracles and be enchanted by its world-famous landmark, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Prefer to see Florence and Pisa with a guide? Upgrade to include a guide in addition to the driver, and receive a skip-the-line ticket to either the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery or the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence!


  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
After meeting your driver at the port in La Spezia, sit back and enjoy your drive into the Tuscan countryside toward Florence. Driving up Florence’s beautiful Viale dei Colli, you'll reach the marvelous terrace called Piazzale Michelangelo, named after the artist who sculpted one of the city’s most famous pieces of art – the original David statue. From the terrace, enjoy panoramic views of Florence and the Arno Valley.

Follow an uphill road until you reach Forte Belvedere, built around 1590 to control the Florentine population in case of internal riots. Then visit Pitti Palace, home to many galleries, or stroll through the magnificent Boboli Gardens – with this independent tour, the choice is yours!

Next head off to Piazza della Repubblica and admire its triumphal arch, known as the Arcone. During this time in Florence, you decide what to do next. Perhaps walk through the Piazza del Duomo to see its magnificent Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower (any entrance fees at own expense).

Your shore excursion then continues to Pisa, roughly 40 minutes away. Stop by the Field of Miracles and marvel at Pisa's famous landmark, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Although it was designed to be perfectly vertical, it started to lean during construction. Your itinerary in Pisa is also flexible, so perhaps take a walk to Piazza dei Cavalieri, where you can admire the historic Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in Italy. After a wonderful day full of sightseeing, your driver will take you back to your ship in the La Spezia port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the La Spezia port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Port in La Spezia
Departure Time:
9 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Independent Tour
Code: FLO001

Independent Florence and Pisa trip with driver

USD $127.42
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Guide and Accademia Gallery
Code: FLO002

Florence and Pisa trip with guide and driver; includes an Accademia Gallery skip-the-line ticket

USD $193.86
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Guide and Uffizi Gallery
Code: FLO003

Florence and Pisa trip with guide and driver; includes an Uffizi Gallery skip-the-line ticket

USD $193.86
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La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

La Spezia Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Day Trip

  • Private driver
  • Expert guide (if option selected)
  • Skip-the-line gallery ticket (if option selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please note that on Mondays, the Accademia and the Uffizi are closed, but you can upgrade to include admission to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio instead
Upgrade Options with Guide
To make the most out of your time in Tuscany, upgrade your tour to include a guide (in addition to your private driver). A guide can offer insight to the places that you visit and tell you more about the history Florence and Pisa. This option comes with a skip-the-line ticket to your choice of Florence’s world-famous art galleries – either the Uffizi or Accademia. On Mondays, the Accademia and the Uffizi are closed, but you can upgrade to include admission to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio instead.
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Juan H, August 2016

Excellent driver, Luigi was professional and extremely knowledgeable of Italy. He arrived on time, was very accomodating and the van was awesome. He truly made my families experience to Florence and Pisa amazing!!!

Reviewed by: dgcarr, August 2016

If you have 1 day in port to visit Florence, this is the way to go. Our driver, Carlo, was marvelous. Very knowledgeable and engaging. Showed us a lot of sites to and from Florence and gave us a tour around the city. Our guide was Bridgett. Wonderful lady, very gracious and enjoyable. Showed us through the museums, basilica's and walked the center of Florence. Well worth the money.