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

Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence

Discover the elegant cities of Pisa and Lucca, on a Tuscany day trip from Florence! With an expert tour leader, explore the Pisa square of Piazza dei Miracoli to see Pisa Baptistry and the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Pisa Duomo to learn about its history, and then spend the afternoon in nearby Lucca, one of Tuscany’s lesser-known gems. Enjoy a walking tour, seeing Piazza dell 'Anfiteatro, Lucca Cathedral and more, and finish with a slice of 'buccellato,' Lucca’s signature cake.


  • 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!

Leave central Florence by air-conditioned coach and travel west with your tour leader to the Tuscan city of Pisa. Located near the Liguarian border, the city is famed for its UNESCO-listed monument, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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.

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

beautiful site

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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!


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

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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