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See Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa while in port in La Spezia on this full-day, independent excursion. Head first to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, with a private driver and explore the Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace or other top attractions at your leisure. Afterward, travel to Pisa to see the Piazza dei Miracoli and snap some pictures with the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Upgrade your ticket to include guided tours in both cities, as well as skip-the-line tickets to the Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia in Florence.


  • Full-day independent shore excursion to Florence and Pisa from La Spezia with a private driver
  • See top Florence attractions like Pitti Palace or stroll through the magnificent Boboli Gardens
  • Visit attractions like the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Upgrade to include a guide and a skip-the-line ticket to either the Accademia or Uffizi galleries
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

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

La Spezia Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Day Trip

Begin your excursion with pickup from your cruise port in La Spezia, where you’ll meet your private driver and take off through the Tuscan countryside.

Arrive first in Florence, driving up the Viale dei Colli toward Piazzale Michelangelo, a stunning terrace featuring panoramic views over the Arno Valley.

From here, follow your own itinerary with the help of your personal driver. Take a scenic stroll through the Boboli Gardens or admire the art collection inside the Pitti Palace, once home to the powerful Medici family.

Head to the Piazza del Duomo for an up-close look at the city’s most iconic architecture. Gaze up at the Duomo, the accompanying Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower (admission fees at own expense). Consider walking over to the Piazza della Repubblica next, another bustling hub of shops and cafés. Admire the triumphal arch, or pause for an Italian espresso to relax and refuel.

Afterward, hop back in the car for the 40-minute ride to Pisa. Head to the Piazza dei Miracoli, home to the Cathedral, Baptistery and the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa. Afterward, opt for a trip to Piazza dei Cavalieri to see the historic Scuola Normale, before concluding your trip with transportation back to La Spezia.

To upgrade your ticket to include guided tours in each city and skip-the-line museum tickets, see the Itinerary section below.

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.


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.

Customer Reviews

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Leonardo did a superb job on our tour to Pisa and Florence. He drives a really nice MB Luxury van. Safe driver and very professional. Nice guy.

Donald N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Judy was a wonderful tour guide. We did the half day tour and were very pleased with the content. Pick up and drop off from the port was convenient and comfortable. Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

One of our best tours! We only had 1 day from our ship and we received the best! The company, Prestige Rent provides superb service. Our driver, Francesco, was excellent. He gave us great information as we rode through the countryside! It made our ride very enjoyable. We then met our walking tour guide, Emilio. WOW! He was an impressive young man and we learned so much about Florence in a short period of time! We definitely saw the best of Florence. His knowledge and communication was great! We went right past the lines into the Accademia Museum. Francesco met us promptly after our tour and took us to Michelangelo Square for the views of the city and then on to Pisa. An excellent driver and guide! We were back to our ship in plenty of time. Highly recommend!

Barbara W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent experience


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had an amazing experience with this tour. Our driver Leonardo is local and very knowledgeable about the place. He was like a tour guide to us too, very informative . He showed us around the beautiful and popular places of Florence . We had lunch in Florence and did a little of shopping. Then headed to Pisa. He dropped us close to the tower. We are very thankful to Leonardo because he was able to fit a lot of sights in a short amount of time. I definitely recommend this tour and request for Leonardo as a tour driver.

Shauna S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our guide was awesome! He was very friendly and knowledgeable!

Bruce Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Everything was top rate 1st class! Both our driver and guide were extremely knowledgeable and professional! We saw many highlights, had great food and a fantastic time! Both the guide and driver were flexible and got us back to the ship on time. I will use Viator for all future excursions! Fantastic company !

Karen G

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

This was the third tour on our trip. How convenient it is to be picked up at your port and taken privately to the placed you want to see. Our guide was very friendly and was informative.

Martie E

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2013

Our tour guide was great - we did not go to pisa, but drove by and walked the streets. There were 9
of us in a private tour and we felt the day was very informative and special.

Penny H

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2014

This tour is too short to accomplish if you are coming into port from La Spezia. The drive is beautiful but takes to long to leave any time to enjoy Florence. Our driver did his best to keep us moving and out of traffic so we didn't loose any time in traffic. He was very friendly and arrived on time

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