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Livorno: Aquarium Entrance Ticket

1. Livorno: Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Spend the day exploring the Aquarium of Livorno which is located in a building with a strong historical, artistic and architectural value in the city and enjoys a splendid location, located on the seafront of Livorno within the Terrazza Mascagni.  On the ground floor, explore 33 different display tanks, an observation tunnel and a tactile pool. On the first floor, come into contact with a world of insects, amphibians and reptiles and admire the fascinating leaf-cutter ants. See the newly-arrived zebra sharks, the wonderful green tortoises, Napoleon fish, friendly little seahorses as well as a family of jellyfish.

Shore Excursion to Florence from Livorno

2. Shore Excursion to Florence from Livorno

Discover the "Cradle of the Renaissance" at your own pace with a round-trip transfer service to Florence from Livorno Port. Benefit from the services of a multilingual assistant and free Wi-Fi aboard the bus for maximum convenience. Get dropped off on Piazzale Montelungo next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station upon arrival in Florence at 11:00 AM. Then, enjoy approximately 4.5 hours to explore at your own pace. Board the bus back to Livorno at 3:45 PM and get dropped off at the bus stop to catch the shuttle service back to the cruise terminal on arrival.

Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

3. Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

After meeting with your tour leader, you will begin your trip to Florence in a fully equipped and comfortable bus. En-route, you can prepare to enjoy a day surrounded by art and beautiful Renaissance landscapes. Allow yourself fall in love with one of the most beautiful and artistic cities in the world, Florence. You can stroll through its alleys full of history, and enjoy its charming monuments. Next, discover the most beautiful squares such as Piazza Repubblica. You can take a tour through the streets where the father of the Italian language, Dante Alighieri, used to walk, discover Piazza della Signoria, and take pictures of the emblematic Ponte Vecchio, without a doubt one of the most precious symbols of the city. If you are an art lover, you can optionally visit the Accademia Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world. There you can admire David, one of the majestic works of art by Michelangelo. If you prefer, you can visit the complex of the Duomo of Florence, an impressive Renaissance construction that will surely take your breath away. After your magical trip to Florence, you will go to Pisa. There, you can explore Piazza dei Miracoli (which you will access through the Santa Maria gate), one of the entrances of the old wall that used to surround the city. Be amazed by the impressive marble monuments and the green grass where you can lie down to admire the famous Leaning Tower, which you can climb if you wish! If time permits, you can go to the beautiful cathedral of Pisa, located next to the Leaning Tower, where you can admire beautiful works of art.

From Livorno: Shore Excursion to Florence & Pisa

4. From Livorno: Shore Excursion to Florence & Pisa

Discover the "Cradle of the Renaissance" and the beautiful miracle square at your own pace with a round-trip transfer service from Livorno. Your journey will be in a comfortable GT coach with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi, driven by a multilingual assistant for your convenience. You'll receive a free map of Florence and Pisa, as well as receive an emergency number so that everything goes smoothly. Your first destination will be Florence - you will be dropped off at the Piazzale Montelungo next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station, enjoy your free time to explore the sites that interest you the most at your own pace. At 2:30 PM, you will leave Florence and travel to Pisa for 3:30 PM, where you will have at least 70 minutes to visit the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, one of Italy's most famous monuments. At 4:45 PM the bus leaves Pisa to arrive back at Livorno at 5:15 PM. With this transfer service, focus on enjoying these two beautiful cities instead of worrying about transportation.

Livorno: Escorted Shore Excursion to Pisa with Leaning Tower

5. Livorno: Escorted Shore Excursion to Pisa with Leaning Tower

As your cruise arrives in Livorno, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a half-day shore excursion exploring Pisa, a beautiful city approximately 30 minutes from the port. Once in Pisa, you will enjoy a short walk with your expert guide to Miracle Square, where you will find the most precious jewels of Pisa. To access, you'll pass through the Santa Maria gate, one of the entrances of the old wall that used to surround the city. From there you will be enchanted by the beautiful construction, including the white marble of the cathedral and baptistery, and the green grass where you can lie down to admire the astonishing monuments which surround you. You will be free to explore this treasure of Tuscany at your own pace and discover its secrets and history with the stories that your tour leader will tell you during your bus ride. At your tour's conclusion, you will be returned to the port of Livorno.

From Livorno: Bus Transfer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

6. From Livorno: Bus Transfer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

See the Tower of Pisa and other marble monuments of the Piazza dei Miracoli ("Square of Miracles") in Pisa with a convenient round-trip bus transfer from Livorno city center. Benefit from a shuttle bus service from the port to the city center for connecting transfers, and a convenient pick-up point just a few meters from the cruise shuttle bus stop. Then, journey to the Renaissance city of Pisa, where you will have 2.5 hours to explore the Leaning Tower of Pisa and landmark attractions of the Piazza dei Miracoli on your own. Get a free city map to help you find your way. Considered one of the finest architectural complexes in the world, the square is an open-air museum to European medieval art. After 2.5 hours in Pisa, hop back on the bus to Livorno and get dropped off at your departure point.

Livorno: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

7. Livorno: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

See the sights of Livorno aboard the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and get an introduction to the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea. Marvel at the sights of the city, planned as an ideal town in the 16th century. Journey alongside canals that date back to the days of the Medicis. See the Roman-era towers and Renaissance architecture of the historic city center and explore Livorno's maritime history in the active port, where a large fishing fleet can be spotted. Experience the cosmopolitan vibe of the city at landmark locations such as the Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Grande.

From Livorno: Florence Shore Excursion with Tasting

8. From Livorno: Florence Shore Excursion with Tasting

Discover Florence's rich culture on this shore excursion designed especially for cruise ship passengers. After meeting your tour leader at the meeting point, begin your trip to one of the most beautiful and famous cities in the world. Discover this Tuscan paradise and be amazed by the art and history that you find in each of its alleys. Start the day with a tasting of typical Tuscan products in a traditional restaurant for the perfect boost before you begin your exploration. Enjoy the rest of the day to discover Florence's delights at your own pace. During your free time, admire the majesty of the Duomo, one of the most impressive buildings in Italy, and stroll through the city's beautiful squares including the Piazza Repubblica and Piazza Della Signoria. Travel through time at the Ponte Vecchio, one of the most beautiful and treasured symbols of the city. You will also have enough time to visit the Accademia Gallery, where you can admire Michelangelo's David. Meet your tour leader at the end of the day and head back to Livorno.

From Livorno Cruise Port: Bus Transfer to Pisa and Lucca

9. From Livorno Cruise Port: Bus Transfer to Pisa and Lucca

Discover the medieval town of Lucca and its fortified walls independently on a full-day trip from the cruise terminal at Livorno. Upon arrival in Lucca, take a tour of the most iconic landmarks and buildings including the Torre Guinigi, the Anfiteatro Square, and the San Frediano Church. At the end of the tour, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, grab lunch at a local cafe, or shop for souvenirs at the market. You can opt to add on a traditional lunch for your trip to Lucca, and if you'd prefer to explore on your own, you can choose the Low Cost Option which only includes the transfer. Depart Lucca for Pisa at 2:30 PM, and arrive in the historical heart of the city approximately 30 minutes later. Fall in love with this iconic location and visit the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the most popular attraction in Pisa. Spend some free time admiring the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, and the Baptistery, or exploring the local area.

Livorno Shore Excursion to Portovenere & Cinque Terre

10. Livorno Shore Excursion to Portovenere & Cinque Terre

Meet your private driver/guide beside your ship at 08:00 AM for the 1.5-hour drive to the delightful fishing village of Portovenere, with its tall and colorful waterfront houses. Enjoy memorable sea views from the promontory where the Church of San Pietro stands. Its Gothic Genovese style dates back to 1256-1277. The church was built on the remains of an early Christian church and Byzantine abbey with parts of a heathen temple from the Roman age. At the foot of the promontory, there is a small grotto named after Lord Byron who took refuge here. From Portovenere, you'll begin your adventure through the five lands of the Cinque Terre, a landscape so unique that in 1998 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A great way to discover this area is from the sea. You'll have the option of departing from the harbor to enjoy a ferry ride (additional cost) to Vernazza, a great stop for lunch at a restaurant set on the cliffs, looking out across the bay (lunch at own expense). The ferry journey will take you past Riomaggiore and Manarola with great photo opportunities from the sea.  Meet up with your driver and visit either Corniglia set up on the hill or enjoy a stroll around Riomaggiore or Manarola. You could continue on to the larger and busier town of Monterosso, but please note it is not possible to stop at all the villages in one day and for this tour, it is best to keep the day as flexible as possible and see where your journey will take you. At some places, you may wish to consider using the train and if the weather and sea conditions are good, the local ferry will be recommended. Wherever your journey takes you, you will return with wonderful memories to your ship in the port of Livorno at approximately 05:00 PM.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Where to Stay in Livorno?

    Stay near the bustling Nuova Venezia. Located in the city center, the neighborhood hosts a range of activities year round. You don't have to look too hard to find local fruit and vegetable vendors, and at night watch as the quarter comes alive with the low hum of Italian voices regaling stories to one another.

  • How to Get Around Livorno?

    There are fifteen bus lines in Livorno and tickets are available at local newspaper kiosks. The city buses are one of the cheapest ways to cover the most ground in Livorno. Of course, you can also take taxis or walk around the town.

  • When to go to Livorno?

    June through October are the hottest months in Livorno and while you may find yourself roasting in July and August if you're not a fan of the high 90s range of temperatures, Livorno has a lot to offer all summer long. From concerts to cabarets, summer in Livorno means never a dull moment. You can even catch rowing races from April through August.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    April through October are lively in Livorno. The city is nice year round, but temperatures decrease a bit in winter months and you might get more sun and music in the summer months. Still, even in the rainy fall and early spring, Livorno has that famous Tuscan charm.

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What people are saying about Livorno

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 931 reviews

I had the BEST time EVER, the guide was SUPER knowledgeable and made sure we had an amazing time. We felt well taken care of. I have been on many excursions and this was definitely the best. I would highly recommend and I'm definitely looking into booking more excursions in the future! It was definitely worth the price and I made it back to my cruise in time!

I really like the excursion. We have time to see the highlights of Florence and our guide walk with us through the most important places in the city. The wine was delicious. I think it is the best option if you are a cruise passenger and have limited time to visit the city.

The tour is very well planned. From the ship to the return to the ship without a problem. Very well thought out. The only negative point was everything in English, German was booked. You could understand the guide very well.

Florence is one of the most beautiful cities I ever been to! I really suggest this excursion because you'll have the time to see the highlights of the city. Our guide was organized and entertaining.

Florence is a wonderful city! Our guide was amazing, she gave us all the required information to enjoy the tour. We arrived perfectly on time back to our ship.