Insider's Guide to Florence

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

Tour code: 2428PISA_LT
Skip the line to see the famous Leaning Tower and other top attractions on this day trip to Pisa from Florence. Led by an expert guide, travel through the Tuscan hills to explore Pisa, passing sites like Knights’ Square and Cathedral Square, where the impressive Baptistery sits. Then soak up incredible views with priority access to the top of the Leaning Tower before making your way back to Florence. 

Highlights

  • 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

Recent Photos of This Tour

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

Your day trip will begin in central Florence, where you’ll hop on your coach and relax on the 1.5-hour ride to Pisa. Watch the scenery change from bustling Florentine streets to the vineyards and rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside.

Upon arrival in Pisa, journey on foot to Cathedral Square with your guide. Admire the impressive Duomo, Baptistery and Campo Santo as your guide provides insightful background on the historic sites around you.

Opt for some free time to explore on your own afterward, or continue your guided tour to one of the oldest churches in Pisa, the Romanesque Church of San Sisto. Spot the Scuola Normale, a prominent university founded by Napoleon in the 19th century, and soak up some knowledge about poet Dante Alighieri with a stop at Conte Ugolino Tower. Learn about the tower's famous role in the Divine Comedy.

Admire the blend of medieval and Renaissance architecture as you stroll past the building where Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi once lived. Gaze up at the impressive Palazzo Vescovile in Piazza Arcivescovado, now a popular hotel.

After a break in town to purchase snacks or beverages, reunite with your guide near the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Make your way to the city’s most famous monument and bypass the lines with your direct access ticket. Head straight up the spiraling 294 steps to admire panoramic views at the top. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to Florence.

Customer Reviews

laura.xo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I had an excellent day at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and enjoyed the climb to the top as well as hearing about the history of the place on the guided tour.

Siddhesh B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour is simply breathtaking. No picture or description does justice to the grandeur of Pisa. You may want to skip going to the top of the tower though, save the money and instead spend the time just gazing at the beautiful tower and the cathedral. High tea at a charming café nearby was the perfect way to end the day.

pam.earl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a great tour. Pisa was amazing. The local guide was fantastic. We were split into small groups with the same language and headsets. We had time to wander at our leisure as well as being given information about the history of the church and its surroundings. We included a climb up the leaning tower as well and it was well worth it. Our guide on the bus from Florence, Deborah, was very good as well.

Alan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic. Great tour with great tour guide

F G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Extremely interesting. Excellent tour guide. Lovely day out.

Jaime

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great Tour Guide, trip was short and sweet

Doris R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Well organized and your tour guide was great.

paul a

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Does what it says on the tin. gets you to Pisa, puts you in the hands of a knowledgable local guide who takes you around the cathedral area. Provides you with timed ticket to access the tower and guides give you the required information needs for a trouble free visit. Gives you more that enough time to appreciate the cathedral and tower. Travel smooth and efficient and to tie. all locations easy to find as explained in voucher.

Arthur S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The trip was great in all aspects except for a screaming 1 yo almost the entire bus ride. Both ways.

italy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

great guide

From USD $ 73.52

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Enter Total Number of Travelers

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message