Accessible Florence Highlights Cruise Excursion

An accessible Florence excursion is a top priority for nearly all first-time cruise passengers in Livorno. With so much to see in this wonderful Renaissance city, your day will be filled with spectacular sightseeing, art, history, and food. You’ll get to visit some of the most famous landmarks in Italy while also enjoying a drive through the beautiful Tuscan country-side.

The Accessible Florence Highlights Cruise Excursion starts with a professionally licensed tour guide greeting you with a wheelchair accessible van at the cruise dock.  After a scenic one and half hour drive to Florence, you’ll stop at Piazzale Michelangelo where you will have a great view of the city. From here you will hear about the history and culture of Florence and Tuscany including the most important places and artists like Dante Alighieri, Michelangelo, Rafael, Giotto, Tiziano, the Medici family, and others.

Some of the places that you’ll see and hear about on this handicapped accessible Florence excursion are the Duomo cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Santa Croce church, Piazza della Repubblica, and the famous Ponte Vecchio. If you’d like to see a non-tourist part of Florence, your tour guide can bring you to Fiesole, one of the hills of Florence where you can admire the residential area and a beautiful view of the city from above.

Your tour will include a reservation into the world famous Uffizi Gallery or to the Accademia (home of Michelangelo’s David). Let us know which one you would like to see when you make your accessible Florence cruise excursion reservation. Visiting both the Uffizi and Accademia is possible, but if you do you won’t have time to see anything else in the city.

If you would like to visit other sites in addition to Florence during your Livorno excursion, you may want to consider the Florence & Pisa Handicapped Accessible Cruise Excursion or the Florence, Pisa, and Tuscan Winery Handicapped Excursion.

 

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Tour Highlights

– Piazzale Michelangelo
– Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
– Giotto bell tower
– Piazza della Signoria
– Ponte Vecchio
– Piazza Santa Croce
– Piazza della Repubblica
– Michelangelo’s David OR Uffizi Gallery (seeing both is possible but you won’t be able to see anything else in town)

Accessibility Description

The Accessible Florence Highlights Cruise Excursion gets a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it uses a wheelchair accessible van, the terrain in the Florence city center is flat, and the tourist attractions are not very far apart. The reason it did not receive a 5 star rating is because of the sometimes uneven paving stones that cover the streets in Florence. If you would like a more accessible tour, you can choose the Pisa & Lucca Accessible Van Cruise Excursion.

Your tour route will involve some mild cobblestones (shown on the left) and will avoid the severe cobblestones (shown on the right) as much as possible:

The Accessible Florence Highlights Cruise Excursion is designed for wheelchair users and uses a route that has sidewalk ramps.

If you choose to visit the Uffizi Gallery on your accessible Florence excursion, your guide will escort you to the wheelchair ramp shown on the left and get permission for you to use the elevator shown on the right.

If you choose to visit the Accademia (home to Michelangelo’s David), your guide will escort you to the accessible entrance shown below.

Tour Details

Tour duration: 8 to 9 hours
Cost:  €1000 for 1-2 people, €1150 for 3-4 people, €1200 for 5-6 people. Includes 1 hour guided tour inside Accademia or Uffizi with licensed city guide. Add €100 to total if arriving in La Spezia cruise port.
* 50 euro off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package
Days of the week the tour is offered:  7 days a week
Meet-up time:  8:00 am
Meet-up place:  Livorno cruise dock
Dress code:  Covered knees and shoulders
Maximum number of people on tour: The van has room for 2 wheelchairs plus 5 seats OR no wheelchairs and 8 seats
Entrance tickets: Not included. Some entrance tickets are free for disabled visitors if they have an ID card from their home country stating the percent of their disability.
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Entrance tickets, snacks/meals, and gratuities.

 

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Read about:

Florence Accessible Travel – main page
Pros and Cons of Florence Disabled Access
11 Florence Wheelchair Travel Tips
11 Keys to Success for Florence Disabled Travel
Accessible Guided Tours in Florence
Accessible Shore Excursions from Livorno & La Spezia
How to get from Livorno to Florence with a Disability
Tuscany Accessible Van Transfers
Florence Mobility Scooter Rentals
Best and Worst Aspects of Disabled Travel in Italy
Top 10 Experiences for Disabled Visitors to Italy
12 Wheelchair Travel Tips for Italy
Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers
Florence Accessibility Guide by John Sage 
Florence Trip Planning by Sage Traveling – Travel with Ease!

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