My wife and I will be on the Golden Princess sailing 5/28/01 from Barcelona to Istanbul. One of the ports, Livorno, Italy, is far away from main cities (e.g. Florence/Pisa), and people usually have to buy the ship excursions to visit popular attractions.
We have reserved a taxi van that can accomodate up to 6 people, for a whole day tour (approx. 8 hours), for a total of US$280. If you are interested in sharing the cost (which would be around $47 per person if we have six people), please email me. The places that we will visit during this 8-hour trip are:
In Florence: Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Della Signoria, Uffizi Museum, Pitti Palace, Academy Gallery (to see Statue of the David), Santa Croce Church, Piazzale Michelangelo.
In Pisa: Leaning Tower.
Compare this with those excursions that the ship offers and see how good and cheap it is.
- We won't pay the driver until he brings us back to the ship at the end of the tour.
- The driver is not a tour guide. He will take us to those places and we will be on our own to explore.
- We're looking for from 2 to 4 more people to share the cost. So the cost per person will depend on how many more people will join us.
Contact me if you have any questions.