I just returned from Italy where I used a great private limo service for transportation and for private tours in Rome and Livorno. I would highly recommend them. The company is Rome in Limo and their website is www.romeinlimo.com.
Does anyone have any past experiences, good or bad with a private diver/tour guide for the Livorno/Tuscany port?
Go online and look for Papillion Tours. We used Sabrina with this company at the Livorno port and she was great. They are very flexible in designing your tour and very prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. Spoke English very well and even gifted us with a bottle of wine at the end of our tour. We saw Florence and Pisa and she prearranged for our tickets to the Acadamia Gallery to see The David and we went straight in (past the long line). She took us to a small restaurant in Florence, introduced us and got us a table with a nice waiter who spoke perfect English. (The Lasagna was delicious).
Been there - done that:
2005 Holiday, Sensation, Conquest,
2006 Conquest, Celebration, Holiday,
2007 Freedom Grand Med, Holiday
2008 Fantasy & Sensation,
2009 Fantasy, Holiday & Dream Grand Med
2010 Fantasy and B2B Elation
2011 Monarch of the Seas
2012 Booked - Breeze from Barcelona 12 days
My employer and his wife just returned from a cruise onboard Millennium. They toured Florence, Livorno, and Chianti with romeinlimo and their driver was Carlo. They described him as "terrific", with good suggestions, well dressed, excellent English, very personable, they really enjoyed their day with him.