Although quick paced with a substantial amount of walking and climbing, your day will be extremely rewarding. See the highlights of Florence, including Michelangelo's David and climb to the top of Pisa's famous leaning tower. You'll arrive at Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy the wonderful panorama of Florence from this unique terrace. In the historical center of Florence you will begin your walking tour. Visit the Galleria Dell'Accademia, where you'll see Michelangelo's masterpiece: the original statue of David. Visit Piazza del Duomo, the religious center of Florence in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Piazza della Signoria and walk to the Ponte Vecchio for a photo opportunity. You'll have free time for lunch on your own and shopping. Meet back at your bus and head to Pisa where you'll join your guide for a climb up the 294 steps of the world-famous Leaning Tower. In Miracle Square you will view the Cathedral and Baptistery from the outside and enjoy some free time for photo opportunities or shopping.
Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age to climb the Tower. No bags are allowed for the Tower visit for security reasons. Even though the tower has reopened to the public, Italian authorities have strict limitations on the amount of persons allowed in per hour/day. The walking distance between the Field of Miracles in Pisa, and the bus parking area is approximately 15 minutes each way. Please note that on public holidays, most major stores will be closed; however, most leather and souvenir shops will be open. Guests who are planning to visit religious sites during free time or on tour, please dress appropriately; no bare shoulders or shorts are allowed. The walking tour in Florence will cover approximately 3 miles. Due to the intensity of this tour, we do not recommend this excursion for guests with walking difficulties. The Galleria Dell'Accademia is closed on Mondays; this tour will not be available for guests on the Norwegian Spirit April 28th, 2012, September 7th, 2012, nor October 13th, 2012 sailings. Online price is inclusive of the Pre-book and Save offer.
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Customer Reviews for Ultimate Florence & Pisa - David & Tower Climb: Pre-book & Save $20
Review 1 for Ultimate Florence & Pisa - David & Tower Climb: Pre-book & Save $20
Although this shore excursion does go to both Florence and Pisa, it is not worth it. It is not enough time to visit both places and enjoy it. Our guide was good, but we felt rushed the whole time. You need to really pick one place or the other. And this excursion is way over priced for what it offers.
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Review 2 for Ultimate Florence & Pisa - David & Tower Climb: Pre-book & Save $20
The drive into Florence for the stop at the overview was amazing. Walking on the Ponte Vecchio bridge I had to purchase a little gold ring nearby (directed by the guide for 50% off). You will be in awe when you turn the corner to see the Basilica. Take your pictures of the statue of David at the Palazzo because you can't take his photo in the Accademia. Climbing the leaning tower of Pisa is scarey. It feels like it's going to fall over. I tried to walk carefully so I wouldn't cause it to fall. My knuckles were white as I gripped the railing on top and snapped a few pictures of my son who was beaming with joy and practically dancing around.
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Review 3 for Ultimate Florence & Pisa - David & Tower Climb: Pre-book & Save $20
I traveled with:Self
Cruise Date Month:June
Cruise Date Year:2011
Favorite port:Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
I want to go here next:Alaska
Date:June 10, 2011
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This is an excellent choice if you like small groups or like me travel solo. It has a lot of walking but is worth every minute. Our guide Virginia was able to answer all questions and her knowledge of the area's visited was excellent. This tour gives a good overview of the highlights. Pisa was in the morning for our group which enabled us to go up the tower with no long line. by the time we left at 10:00 the square and tower were getting very busy. There is over an hour to eat and go shopping in Florence and good time in Pisa to shop or walk the square.