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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

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

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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

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

Thomas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a very nice trip. The guide was very informative and I learned a lot about Pisa, Florence, and Tuscany. It was raining unfortunately the day that I went but I still climbed the tower and had a good time. We left at 1:30pm from Florence and I think the tour should start earlier because in the winter time, by 5pm it is getting dark. I recommend this trip for a nice three or four hour get away.

Rafael H. O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Wonderful tour with a wonderful guide !

Joan C Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We really enjoyed the tour to Pisa. The commentary on the way was informative without being too much. And the information once we arrived in Pisa from the other guide was also helpful and enlightening. It was a good combination of tour and free time.

allison r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Had a Brilliant time

webboy634

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a great time. It's very well laid out and timed perfectly to get you out there, see everything, take your pictures and then back to Florence. Our guide on the bus was very funny and the guide at Pisa was very knowledgeable. Climbing the stairs for the leaning tower is fairly easy and something you must do. The view is amazing.

Kenna D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were really awed going into the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This tour was very informative, and we had a great, knowledgeable tour guide once we arrived at the Leaning Tower. She gave us all this history and really taught us about the tower and the surrounding churches. We were lucky to have had a such great guide. We recommend this tour.

Chinmoy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Made it very convenient and was very professionally done

Mona

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A dream came true , lovely tour

Monica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Full of so much history and beauty. I will now say, I went up the leaning tower.

Boikea

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent guide

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