Shore Excursion Details

Florence Hop on Hop off & Audio Guided Walking

Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy

Florence Hop on Hop off & Audio Guided Walking


  • 8 hours
  • Family Recommended

See Florence’s highlights at your own pace by riding a double-decker bus around town, hopping on and off whenever you please at the attractions you find most intriguing. After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely and immensely scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside and on to Florence. In time, you will stop in historical St. Croce Square, a wonderfully atmospheric gathering place where you can easily walk to landmarks such as Santa Croce Basilica. Built in the late 13th century, the church contains the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo, so it will be well worth visiting. You might also want to stroll over to the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge that spans the Arno River and then linger over a Tuscan lunch before beginning the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour. Then, using the complimentary bus pass, you can explore the sites in Florence that are most appealing to you. More than 12 designated stops are available on the bus route. Simply hop on one of the buses and then hop off when it reaches an attraction that interests you. For instance, you might hop off near Michelangelo’s exquisite statue of David in the Accademia Gallery, and see masterpieces from artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio in the Uffizi Gallery. Nature lovers will enjoy the Boboli Gardens behind the Pitti Palace during the sightseeing route. You will also learn all about Florence's history with an audio-guided walking tour of the historic center.

Need to Know:

Note: As the HOHO buses are shared with non-cruise tourists; Guests can expect long lines and wait times between buses. No restrictions on this tour, however, there is a total of 3 hrs driving from Livorno to Florence and Florence to Livorno, guests are required to wear comfortable shoes when choosing this tour. Due to the length of the tour, is not recommended for guests on wheelchairs. The Audio Guided Walking tour of the historic center is accessible with the free App "Sightseeing Experience" and is available in 5 languages. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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