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  • Location: Pisa, Italy
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Explore Pisa on a comprehensive 1.5-hour tour with access to the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. After a walking tour of Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli), seeing monuments like Pisa Baptistry, explore the city’s historical quarters and visit the Church of San Sisto and Knights’ Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri). Then, get ready to enter to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and climb the monument’s 294 steps to enjoy breathtaking views from the top!


  • 1.5-hour Pisa tour with entrance to the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli)
  • Learn about top city attractions like Pisa Baptistry, Campo Santo and Duomo di Pisa
  • See the 12th-century Church of San Sisto and visit Knights’ Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri)
  • Avoid the queues with a skip-the-line ticket to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a UNESCO-listed site
  • Climb to the top of the tower to see dramatic Pisa vistas

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What You Can Expect

Cultural Walking Tour of Pisa with Leaning Tower of Pisa Entry Ticket

Learn about the history of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Meet your guide in the center of Pisa and set off to explore Cathedral Square, home to architectural delights aplenty. See Duomo di Pisa – the city cathedral – as well as Pisa Baptistry, Campo Santo and the undeniable showstopper: the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Stop for photos by the iconic monument, and learn about its history and status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Then, either enjoy some free time to sightsee independently before meeting your guide back at the tower, or continue exploring the town with your guide, passing through the medieval quarters. Admire the area's statuesque Romanesque architecture, and then head into Knights’ Square – a site that was Pisa’s political center during the Middle Ages. See Scuola Normale di Pisa, a prestigious university founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in the 1800s, and stop next to Conte Ugolino Tower to learn about its role in Dante Alighieri’s poem Divine Comedy.

Admire Renaissance and medieval buildings while wandering past the house where the 18th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi once lived. Walk through Piazza Arcivescovado and gaze in awe at the impressive Palazzo Vescovile.

Then, both groups meet back at a pre-arranged point near the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Head to the entrance and then walk up the 294-step spiral staircase to reach the top.

After spending time at the top of the tower, admiring the views of Pisa, head back down the stairs to finish your tour.

Please note: If you have no head for heights, walking difficulties or aversion to enclosed spaces, the Leaning Tower of Pisa climb probably won’t be for you. Use the time to relax at leisure in Cathedral Square, instead.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

great time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

One of the highlights of my trip! We took the train from Florence to Pisa, which cost 10 Euros each way. Train ride was around an hour, then we walked to the city center, which took about 20 minutes. The tour was great and gave us insight into the history of Pisa. Going up in the Leaning Tower was incredible!

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