Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting
- Duration: 8 hours
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Caught the shuttle bus (there is a cost which you can pay on the bus) from the cruise ship. Dropped us in Livorno where staff were waiting for us. Enjoyable and informative coach trip to Florence (If you haven't got people talking around you all the time) (You aren't allowed to move seats). A sip of wine and a morsel of food took time which would have been better spent walking around Florence. Guide was very helpful telling us a route to take through Florence. In Pisa we weren't there long enough to get tickets to visit the Cathedral (timed tickets ours were for 5.15pm but we had to meet up again at 5pm). Ticket office is on you right as you enter the Cathedral square.
Our guide was very nice. A small group is so worth it. Accolades for having a microphone in the car, I would recommend an over the ear fixed mic so when he moves his head you can hear the whole sentence. He was knowledgable and accommodating. Our ship was late, we wanted to stay longer in Florence but he had another tour so we couldn't. In hindsight, I think I would have taken the ship bus to Florence and used a guide once there so we could spend more time there as it is not close to the port.
This was an AWESOME choice and about $200 cheaper than fellow cruise travelers who ONLY got to see Pisa! Rosey (the tour guide) was INCREDIBLE and she was patient, and VERY knowledgeable about the area, the sites, and provided a GREAT map that allowed us to see Florence at our own pace for a couple hours. I would certainly go again if I have the opportunity! I can't say enough good things about the company, the professionalism and the experience.
Our guide was very sweet and offered information on the sites. We had a nice tasting in Florence to start off (which was a surprise!). It did not take long so we were all in. Then we explored on our own, and then off to Pisa. I was fine to have this be shorter (1 hour). Thank you!
This was the 3rd time we used Get Your Guide on this trip and it did not disappoint! I only regret not getting a guide for Pompeii and only utilizing GYG for transportation. Florence and Pisa would not have been nearly as great without our superb guide!!!