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Guide was very good. Load and very knowledgeable. We were put with a very large bus tour group but it went well. The walk into town to see one building was long and probably not worth the effort on such a hot day. They delivered the skip the line tickets as promised and we walked up the tower.
Well organised and good tour guide. long enough and my only complaint would be that you still had to queue even though you had pre-paid skip the line tickets.
Tour guide in French was excellent. Really interesting and she spoke perfect French.
We just wished the tour was more than just the Tower, Cathedral and Piazza dei Cavalieri
Good tour, but pick up late and a bit chaotic to start with whilst large group divided!!
There is so much more to Pisa then we realized. This was a really good tour.
Believe me this is all there is to see in Pisa. We drove from south of Siena for what we could see in about an hour on our own. While the guide was extremely good (once we found him- we were where we were told to be and had to call back to the tour operator twice; we were 20 minutes early, yet had to catch up with him during the tour) and funny, as well as informative there just was not that much to see. But, if you are spending more than 45 minutes to get there, don't go unless you REALLY want to see the tower.
The six of us joined the tour during the middle of a longer tour, so we really didn't know what was going on. It was very mixed up at the beginning. The tour guides need to speak up....we didn't have headsets, and they need to seek shade (there was plenty around) to give their talks.
Tour guide was fun and interesting but would have liked more site visits. We only visited the site of the Leaning Tower and one other piazza. Pisa has other sites to offer too.
We waited by the arch, following Viator instructions. As we were tacked onto an coach tour, the tour started without us as the guide met the coach in the coach park. We did catch up but were not given a 'tour sticker'. This caused a slight delay at the door of the Dumo. What we thought and paid for was a 1 1/2 hour tour. This in fact started at 3.30 and finished at 4.00. This, we thought did not do our ticket price justice as our guide was very knowledgeable about the tour route. I am sure she had more interesting facts that she could have shared. Tower. On the day that we visited there were plenty of tickets for sale, but I do appreciate that this is not always so. We enjoyed our climb to the top of the tower and the views from the top.
A short walking tour that tells you the history of the square and it's building followed by a short walk to another square and some more history. You are then given your ticket for the tower tour and told where to go for that. There was some interesting history but I could've learned it all from the guidebook and the signs around the square.
It took me a while to find the group because of the masses of other groups. Also, the website said that you get a tour of the cathedral, I took that as you go in the cathedral. I thought the info was good but it was only 30 minutes when it said an hour and a half.
Totally boring they should just sell the ticket for leaning tower of pisa. Not worth doing the walking tour.
I recently did a tour of Italy and had 6 tours lined up. Out of all 6 tours, this was by far the worst. I understand 1 star is harsh, but when half of the entire group (which consisted of 15-20 people) was complaining, that is never a good sign. The tour guide herself was "OK" but really never gave any intimate stories that you cant get out of history books, however there were several problems with this tour.
1) Skipping the Line for the Leaning Tower of Pisa - Its not necessary skipping the line, but a "scheduled time" which isn't explained to you until the END of the tour, in which we do on our FREE TIME. Besides, if there is a long line, it goes by fairly quickly.
2) The tour doesn't take you in the Baptistry or Cathedral. Sure, she explained the history of both buildings, but its terrible that we had to go buy separate tickets to enter both building.
3) there was no tour of the cemetery. again, you have to buy separate tickets... its actually very interesting, if we knew what we were looking at.
Overall, I would highly suggest not doing a tour at the Leaning Tour of Pisa. If you find a cheap tour and want to know the history... sure... at 45 dollars per person, you get an hour history lesson.
We were very disappointed with this tour, the meeting point was very vauge, no signs or anything telling us where to meet exactly, eventully found the guide who was will another group that had come up from Florence, so we joined them. The guide gave a short talk about the Baptistery then about the Cathedral, she then moved onto Piazza dei Cavalieri (as we had visited earlier that day, we did not bother going again) We were handed our tickets to go up the tower at 4.30, We think it is very poor value, when you can easily do it yourself without a guide, and still don't need to queue that long! We think that we paid a lot of money for something we could have easily done ourselves, you pay a guide to give you in depth knowledge, not a five minute cursory outline.