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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence

Explore the Italian gems of Pisa and Lucca on a day trip departing from Florence. Head to Pisa first, admiring the impressive square of Piazza dei Miracoli as your local guide discusses the historic buildings around you. See the Baptistery, the Duomo and the city’s most iconic attraction, the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Afterward, journey to Lucca for a walking tour of the Cathedral and Piazza dell 'Anfiteatro. Top off the day with a sweet slice of Lucca’s signature cake before traveling back to Florence.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Pisa and Lucca from Florence, led by your tour leader
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa’s famous central square
  • Strike a pose for photos outside Pisa Baptistry and the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit Pisa Duomo and gaze in awe at the cathedral’s impressive interior and sculptures
  • Spend the afternoon in Lucca and see Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower and Lucca Cathedral
  • Savor a sample of Lucca’s buccellato cake after a walking tour of the Tuscan city

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What You Can Expect

Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence

Enjoy a walking tour of Lucca in Tuscany!

Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll hop aboard your coach and journey west to Pisa with your local guide.

Arrive at the central square of Piazza dei Miracoli, and hop out to explore by foot. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour past the Baptistery, where you can admire its mixture of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Afterward, head to the city’s iconic attraction: the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Originally intended as a bell tower to accompany the Duomo, hear how the monument began its famous tilt in the 12th century.

Head inside the stunning Duomo cathedral to study the carved pulpit, a masterwork of medieval sculpture, as well as other features of the ornate interior. Then soak up some free time to explore on your own.

After reuniting with your guide, continue to the city of Lucca, one of the lesser-known jewels of Tuscany and home to an impressive collection of Etruscan ruins and Renaissance architecture.

Take off on a walking tour of the city, following your guide to see the Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro, Lucca Cathedral and Guinigi Tower as you hear tales of their history. Treat your taste buds with a sample of buccellato, Lucca’s ring-shaped cake, before exploring independently for a bit.

Your day trip will conclude with drop-off back in central Florence.

Customer Reviews

fontaine_pam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved Pisa we took the infamous cheesy photo holding up the leaning tower. We had fun doing it. Lucca was a great little town with lots of history and had many little restaurants to sit and people watch. The tour guide was very informative. I would recommend this day trip.

neda f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was lovely. The bus ride was very comfortable and the guide was very friendly. Will recommend your company to others.

brigid.hayes

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We were a larger group, perhaps 40, who made the trip from Florence to Pisa and Lucaa. In Lucca we had one of the best guides I've had, I believe her name was Claire, who took the time to lead us through all the monuments in the Miracle Plaza. I came away with an understanding that the monuments were more than just the leaning tower. She also led us through the beautiful cathedral. After lunch on our own, we went to Lucca, a beautiful walled city. Unfortunately the guide for my smaller group did not have strong English skills and would often lose concentration and be unable to give explanations outside of her script she also walked fast and I was constantly losing reception on the whisperer. Lucca is well worth visiting. Both of our local guides used audio whisperers which I prefer. The day was well worth the time and the money.

Jessica C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved this tour!!! Day went without a hitch. Tour guides were entertaining and informative. Thanks for a great time!

David H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had an absolutely excellent experience. Our guide, Valentina, was knowledgeable, fun, and very competent. The bus itself was pleasant, and everything from departure to arrival back in Florence went as expected and according to schedule. This is excellent value for the money, and our family considered it a day very well spent.

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

beautiful site

Daryl B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Fabian P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The trip was fantastic as it brings us to PISA and Lucca, but if you would want to explore the entire PISA, the trip may be too short for you to do everything, and you should pre book ur tickets to go up of the tower of PISA if you are planning to go up there....
Still a good day trip and I would recommend you to do it if you are in florence!

Simone Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We did this tour with a little baby and found everyone very helpful. The half day in Pisa was enough time to see the monuments, get pics with the leaning tower and to have lunch. If you want to climb the the tower, you need to book online first. Lucca was a nice little gem. An enjoyable afternoon

S W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The guides in both cities were well informed and provided a real insight into the two cities. The guide in Lucca, who was extremely good, walked round the city as if on her own which was a little concerning at times.
Overall, highly recommend!

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