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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Pisa Half-Day Trip from Florence Including Skip-the-Line Leaning Tower of Pisa Ticket

See the highlights of Pisa on a day trip from Florence, and use a skip-the-line ticket to climb the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. After traveling through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, explore the city on a walking tour, visiting sites like Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli) and Knights’ Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri). Learn about the history and architecture of monuments like the Church of San Sisto, and then gaze in awe at incredible views from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


  • Half-day trip from Florence to Pisa with fast-track entry to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Explore Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli) with a guide and learn about monuments like Pisa Baptistry
  • Learn about the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Knights’ Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri), if you wish
  • Use a skip-the-line ticket to enter and climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa

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What You Can Expect

Pisa Half-Day Trip from Florence Including Skip-the-Line Leaning Tower of Pisa Ticket

See Pisa Baptistry in Cathedral Square

Meet your guide in central Florence and board your air-conditioned coach to travel west to Pisa. Gaze out at the scenery on your 1.5-hour journey, admiring Tuscany’s stunning landscape, typified by gently rolling hills and villages.

Travel into the center of Pisa and hop off your coach to explore Cathedral Square, home to architectural delights galore. See Duomo di Pisa – the city cathedral – as well as Pisa Baptistry, Campo Santo and the undeniable showstopper: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Stop for photos by the iconic monument, and learn about its history and status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Then, either enjoy some free time to sightsee independently, or continue your tour through town, passing the Church of San Sisto – one of the oldest churches in Pisa. Admire its stone-clad Romanesque architecture, and then head into Knights’ Square – an area that was Pisa’s political center during the Middle Ages. See Scuola Normale di Pisa, a renowned university founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in the 1800s, and stop next to Conte Ugolino Tower to learn about its role in Dante Alighieri’s famous Divine Comedy poem.

Admire the mix of Renaissance and medieval buildings as you amble past the house where the 18th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi once lived. Stroll through Piazza Arcivescovado and gaze in awe at the impressive Palazzo Vescovile, a resplendent palace-turned-hotel.

After a break for a snack or drink in town (own expense), both groups meet back at a pre-arranged point near the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Head past the monument's long entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket, and then walk up the 294-step spiral staircase to enjoy unforgettable views from the top!

Return to your coach and travel back to Florence, finishing your tour with a drop-off at the start point.

Please note: If you have no head for heights, walking difficulties or aversion to enclosed spaces, the Leaning Tower of Pisa climb probably won’t be for you. Use the time to relax at leisure in Cathedral Square, instead.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Well organised and good value for money. The guide was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour guide was great and got a full glimpse of Pisa. Going up into the Tower was amazing and we enjoyed the whole experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great tour! worth with the timing and the guide on bus and at pisa were amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

never did a tour before, it was well worth it !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The meeting spot was very close to the hotel where I was staying. Tour provides enough time to enjoy the beauty of Pisa.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We loved this trip! Local guide was knowledgeable , and the tour was informative and fun! Our guide on the bus was knowledgeable as well. We loved her commentary on the way through Tuscuny as she highlighted interesting sites, cities, etc. Wish we had more time to explore the baptistery... We definitely recommend this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely fabulous, booking procedure so easy and the pick-up and drop off point well positioned.
The coach was comfortable and driver top class. Accompanied by top guides the whole trip was fantastic from start to finish.
Highly recommend this one!!!!.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour and our guide is perfect. Thanks a lot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Tour guide made it entertaining and enlightening

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was great, we left by bus from Florence and travelled in comfort to Pisa. The commentary from our guide along the way was great and the guide we had for the actual tour of the church and Baptist hall was also informative and a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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