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FLORENCE IN FULL

 

One of Joe Banana’s English speaking drivers will be waiting for you at the gangway of your cruise ship holding a sign with your group’s name on it and will then escort you to your vehicle to start this unforgettable shared shore excursion.

 

You will be chauffeured about 1 hour and then arrive in Florence.

 

Your driver will take you along the Viale dei Colli and then you will arrive at the marvellous terrace called Piazzale Michelangelo (named after the artist who sculpted the original David statue).

 

Here you will have one of most beautiful views of the city. Nearby you can also see the white and green marble façade of the S. Miniato al Monte church - an example of the Florentine Romanesque style. After leaving the church, you will follow an uphill road, bordered by the ancient city walls, until you will reach Forte Belvedere, built around 1590 by the Grand-duke Ferdinand to protect the Medici villas.

 

From the Fort Belvedere you will drive through the old gate of the city - Porta Romana. You will come to the imposing Pitti Palace, which hosts many galleries and museums (Gallery of Modern Art, Costume Gallery, Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Coach Museum , Silver and Porcelain museums, etc) and a magnificent park called the Boboli Gardens.

 

Then you will drive to the city center, to Piazza della Repubblica , surrounded by the historical literary cafés, where long ago, important intellectuals gathered together. Following the Via De'Calzaiuoli, which connects Piazza del Duomo (S. Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell tower) to Piazza Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi , loggia dei Lanzi) you will be able to admire the best masterpieces of Renaissance art, breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Florence can offer. 

 

Our driver, completely at your disposal, will be more than happy to take you to Piazza Santa Croce to visit the Santa Croce church, where many famous Italians are buried, and then take a must-deserved rest. For those who would like to shop or the hungry soul, there are also many shops and "local trattoria" to dive into, so everyone in the group can satisfy their desires whether it be a leather jacket or a scrumptious plate of pasta! Shopping can be a unique experience in Florence .

 

Walking through its ancient medieval streets, exploring the city's renowned tradition of crafts and family-run businesses. Few cities of comparable size can boast of such a profusion and variety of high quality goods with Italian design.

 

The most important street for shopping is Via De' Tornabuoni with designer boutiques like, Gucci, Prada, Ferragamo, Armani, Vuitton, Valentino, Cartier, Trussardi, Eleuteri, Buccellati, Coveri, Versace, Tiffany, YSL, Zegna, Desmo, Chopard, Tod's, Cavalli etc. You can also see what the local craftsmen have to offer in the small local workshops in the Santa Croce or Santo Spirito neighbourhoods, or practice your bargaining skills at the San Lorenzo outdoor market.

 

At this point, you could choose to visit the Academy Museum to take in the original David statue by Michelangelo (the David statues found at Piazzale Michelangelo and in Piazza Signoria are both copies and pale in comparison!), or ride up to visit the ancient Etruscan town of Fiesole above Florence to admire another view or explore the old Roman Amphitheatre.

 

After this wonderful day you will drive back to the ship.

 

We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites. 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Available: All year round

Tour Duration: 8-9 hours

Pick up/Drop off Location: At your ship in Livorno Port

Pick up Time : 8.00 am (according to your ship's schedule)

 

INCLUDED

  • Luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees, if required - unless otherwise specified. 
If you plan to enter the Accademia or Uffizi, we suggest booking skip the line tickets in advance.
You can do so using the following websites: 
 
 

 

FLORENCE MUSEUMS ARE CLOSED ON MONDAY'S.

It's very easy to book or join a shared tour, only (2 clicks), please click on the calendar, choose the date you're in port, then click on "Create Group" button.

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Individual Prices per Group
Number of Passenger(s) Price per Person
1 Pax 520 euro
2 Pax 260 euro
3 Pax 175 euro
4 Pax 150 euro
5 Pax 120 euro
6 Pax 100 euro
7 Pax 90 euro
8 Pax 80 euro

IMPORTANT INFO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • The tours and the itineraries CANNOT be changed. As it is a sharing tour, we provide the tours as described on our website (unless everyone in the vehicle agrees to a different itinerary).
  • We recommend that guests always be on time and follow our driver's suggestions regarding timing throughout the day, in this way everyone will have a wonderful tour and we'll be 100% certain there will be no complains or recriminations.
  • Once you have joined an open tour or created a new group, your information (name, mobile phone, email address) will be given to the other participants in the group.
  • Everytime new party joins or cancels partecipation in the group you will receive a new automated voucher, with the guest's information, number of participants and the new price you'll pay per person.
  • Above 8 passengers from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno, Taormina, Catania and Messina ports we can either provide a Mercedes Sprinter minibus or multiple luxury minivans (according on the availability we have), while from Civitavecchia, Livorno and La Spezia ports we always provide multiple minivans with the maximum number of 8 guests in each minivan.
  • Unfortunately the minibuses cannot enter the city centre and you'll automatically waste a lot of time walking to destinations, while by minivan, you can get directly to your point of interest, without wasting any time.
  • Payment will be made at the end of the day in euro cash directly to your driver/guide.
  • At the moment we do not accept credit cards for payment, credit card is requested only to guarantee your services.
  • Cancellation policy is 7 days prior the service, after these terms the full amount due (based on your booking) will be charged on your credit card in the event of late cancellation or no show.
  • If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, it will be our pleasure to help you. info@joebananalimos.net

GROUPS CLOSING SOON

#NAP012#
Amalfi Coast by Boat
  • Date of the tour: 3 July 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 23 June 2020
  • Group name: EX ZULLO GROUP
  • From: Naples Port
  • Name of the ship: Allure of the Seas
  • Max pax: 12 - Still available: 10
#NAP016#
Pizza Class, Pompeii, Olive oil
  • Date of the tour: 11 July 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 1 July 2020
  • Group name: BURKE GROUP
  • From: Naples Port
  • Name of the ship: Carnival Legend
  • Max pax: 21 - Still available: 18
#NAP007#
Fifty Shades of Lemon All Inclusive
  • Date of the tour: 23 August 2020
  • Time of the tour: 08:30 AM
  • Closing on: 13 August 2020
  • Group name: CARLSON GROUP
  • From: Naples Port
  • Name of the ship: Enchanted princess
  • Max pax: 6 - Still available: 4
#CIV002#
Best of Rome Without Vatican
  • Date of the tour: 17 September 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 7 September 2020
  • Group name: EX-REZENDES GROUP
  • From: Civitavecchia Port
  • Name of the ship: Carnival Legend
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#SOH002#
The Amalfi Coast in full
  • Date of the tour: 6 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 26 September 2020
  • Group name: LABARBERA GROUP
  • From: Sorrento Hotels
  • Name of the ship:
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 6
#SOH008#
Gastronomic Tour
  • Date of the tour: 7 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 27 September 2020
  • Group name: LABARBERA GROUP
  • From: Sorrento Hotels
  • Name of the ship:
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 6
#LAS002#
Chianti Region with wine tasting/lunch
  • Date of the tour: 28 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 09:00 AM
  • Closing on: 18 October 2020
  • Group name: OBRIEN GROUP
  • From: La Spezia Port
  • Name of the ship: Allure of the seas
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#CIV006#
Tuscania, Etruscans and Rome Lakes
  • Date of the tour: 29 October 2020
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 19 October 2020
  • Group name: OBRIEN GROUP
  • From: Civitavecchia Port
  • Name of the ship: Allure of the seas
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#LIV006#
Pisa, Florence and Chianti including Lunch and Wine Tasting
  • Date of the tour: 27 April 2021
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 17 April 2021
  • Group name: PINTO GROUP
  • From: Livorno Port
  • Name of the ship: Carnival Magic
  • Max pax: 16 - Still available: 14
#SAL004#
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast lunch included
  • Date of the tour: 8 July 2021
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 28 June 2021
  • Group name: EDWARDS GROUP
  • From: Salerno Port
  • Name of the ship: Sea Princess
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 2
#CIV003#
Rome Including Guide and Tickets
  • Date of the tour: 21 October 2021
  • Time of the tour: 07:30 AM
  • Closing on: 11 October 2021
  • Group name: WHIPPLE GROUP
  • From: Civitavecchia Port
  • Name of the ship: RCCL Allure of the Seas
  • Max pax: 8 - Still available: 4