Pisa and the Leaning Tower Half-Day Trip from Florence
- Led by a local guide
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
- Great overview and orientation of the city
Walk around Cathedral Square, home to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pose for photos by the tilting monument, which has captivated sightseers for centuries, and learn all about its history from your guide. The square is also home to Pisa Baptistry, Campo Santo and Duomo di Pisa, so listen to your guide explain each one as you walk around.
After your tour of Cathedral Square, choose from one of two different options. Either enjoy free time to discover Pisa at your own pace or continue sightseeing on a guided walk to Knights' Square. Pass the Church of San Sisto, the oldest church in Pisa. See the house of Conte Ugolino who is mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy. Then enter Knights' Square itself, seeing the prestigious Scuola Normale di Pisa, part of the city's university that was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte. Admire the square's Renaissance buildings and marble statues, and hear how it was once the political center of medieval Pisa. Continue past an ancient house where the 18th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi once lived, and then finish your walking tour with a visit to Piazza Arcivescovado to see Palazzo Vescovile.
If you opted to spend your afternoon at leisure, simply return to the meeting point at the pre-arranged time to meet your tour escort and return to the coach.Travel back to Florence, and then finish your day trip with a drop-off at the start point.
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Pisa and The Leaning Tower Tour from Florence
- Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)
- Live commentary on board
- Tour escort
- Professional guide in Pisa
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Optional gratuities
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- A dress code is required to enter places of worships and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Samuel H, July 2016
The bus was prompt and the guide gave some information on the bus which was useful once at Pisa. At Pisa we met a second guide who was informative and entertaining.
Reviewed by: Kaushal R, USA, July 2016
Our tour guides were fantastic. We were picked up on time and driven through the lovely countryside to Pisa, where we were handed over to the lady who guided us through the Square of Miracles. She was FANTASTIC. Very funny and helpful and gave us a lot of information in a way that even my 8-yr-old still remembers. We had enough time after the tour to walk up the tower if we wanted and shop for a bit before it was time to drive back. However, since the lines are usually long at both the ticket office and the tower, I recommend you buy your tower tickets beforehand, so you can skip atleast one line. We skipped the whole thing, cause it was 300 steps and we'd walked enough the past week, so spent our free time shopping, relaxing and taking cheesy pictures of the leaning tower like every other tourist. But the tour was great. Only slight complaint was that the a/c on board the bus was not very effective, so it was a tad warm inside, but hopefully, that was fixed.