- 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
What You Can Expect
Hop out of your coach at Piazza dei Miracoli, the central square that’s home to a cluster of Pisa’s best-known sights. Admire the façade of Pisa Baptistry — one of Italy’s largest baptisteries — from the outside, and hear about its blend of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Then, follow your tour leader to the Leaning Tower of Pisa for photos and to learn about its famous tilt.
Designed as a bell tower to complement Pisa Duomo, the monument began to shift on its foundations in the 12th century, before architects had even completed its first three tiers. The tilt of the tower was halted, but the landmark still leans at an intriguing angle and draws visitors from around the world.
Continue to the neighboring Pisa Duomo, and head inside the cathedral to marvel at its elaborately designed interior, seeing highlights such as the nave, pulpit and various sculptures. After your tour of Pisa Duomo, enjoy some free time to enjoy lunch (own expense).
Meet back up with your tour leader at the prearranged time, and continue by coach to the nearby city of Lucca. The Tuscan jewel is lesser known than Pisa or Florence, but you’ll find it to be equally enchanting with an array of Renaissance architecture and Etruscan ruins.
On a walking tour of the city, explore beautiful Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro and see Guinigi Tower as well as Lucca Cathedral, built to celebrate St Martin. Stop for photos outside both of the landmarks, hear tales of their history, and then finish the walking tour with a sample of buccellato, Lucca’s ring-shaped cake. After some free time to explore, return to your coach and finish your day with a drop-off at Piazza Adua in central Florence.
Absolutely fascinating from beginning to end.
The instructions on how to find the meeting point at the station need to be more explicit. The clock is not visible from most vantage points. While it is at the front of the station, it is actually the entrance/exit least used. Under the round or square clocks on the station concourse would be a much better location. We nearly missed the tour as a result, despite having been past the station several times (our hotel was nearby).
Emilio, our guide, was informative. Bus was not cleaned from the previous tour. Garbage was in the back of almost every seat. I suggested that Emiiio tell the tour company. After our first stop, the bus was clean. I guess the guide spoke to the driver. The driver was holding his cell phone and talking constantly while driving. This was very annoying and unsafe. Pisa portion was good. Lunch was, too. I have stayed overnight in Lucca. The short time there was different for me. It's a charming town.