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Florence to Pisa Tour

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Pisa is one of Italy’s most famous cities, known for its incredible architecture and the world-renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa, which has become a major drawcard for visitors.

Pisa can easily be enjoyed in half a day with many of its famous landmarks conveniently being in one place – the sprawling Piazza del Duomo. Most people enjoy strolling around the square and admiring the stunning cathedral, Baptistery and Camposanto Monumentale.

The grassy lawn that fills the piazza is also the perfect spot to relax, enjoy the atmosphere of Pisa and grab some touristy pics. Strolling along the idyllic Arno River or enjoying some local cuisine are worthy additions to your Pisa experience.

Whether you’re looking for a tour of the city’s unforgettable landmarks, a walk up to the top of the tower, or photo opportunities galore, we’ve put together a list of the best tours for a memorable trip from Florence to Pisa.

Know Before You Book:

  • Tour requires a lot of walking – remember to wear comfortable shoes
  • Strict dress code for entering places of worship
  • If cathedral lines are too long, a tour round the Piazza dei Cavalieri is offered

Highlights:

  • Seeing the Pisa Duomo, Baptistery, Camposanto
  • Option for climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Photo opportunities
  • Fun and informative guided tour
  • Experience the atmosphere of Pisa

Leaning Tower statue

On a tour of Pisa from Florence, you will enjoy a walkabout through the bustling and historic city of Pisa, complete with some truly amazing landmarks.

The city’s golden boy is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, which has become a household name over the years. Admire it from the ground or take the heady climb up 249 stairs for a stunning panoramic view of the Piazza dei Miracoli (or Piazza del Duomo).

Then comes a visit to the incredible Pisa Duomo, which is one of the most ornate cathedrals in Italy. From its breathtaking golden ceiling to its vast history, this is one of the major attractions on a Florence day trip to Pisa. For the ultimate photo of the cathedral and some top-notch architecture, enjoy a walk around the Baptistery.

With the help of your trusty guide, you’ll be able to enjoy the historic sights and picturesque views of Pisa. Along with these classic tourist hot spots, a meander through this world-famous city could also include a taste of cecini (a delicious type of bread), a laid-back photo op on the lawn or a stroll past Clock Palace.

Enjoy these sights and more on one of the fantastic half-day trips, skip-the-line Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets or private Pisa tours from Florence!

Prices 2019

The prices of Pisa day trips from Florence range between approximately USD $40 and go up to USD $97. This depends on whether you book a group bus tour, a private tour or a skip-the-line-tour, all of which come with a guide and free entrance to the cathedral.

Compare prices across the ticket providers below, including the added option of an extended tour to Lucca:

Pisa Duomo exterior

Times for a Florence – Pisa Tour

The departure times for a Florence to Pisa train/bus/car tour depend on the option you choose. Most of the half-day tours happen in the afternoon and usually depart from Florence at 13h30. For the private tour, your leaving time will be confirmed after booking. In terms of Pisa attractions, all popular landmarks will be open during the time of your tour.

Best Time to go

While Pisa’s many attractions are beautiful throughout the year, the best time to visit the city is in the offseason. This occurs in April to June as well as September to October when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds at Pisa’s popular monuments.

How far is the Leaning Tower of Pisa from Florence?

On a tour from Florence, it usually takes 1.5 hours via bus, but it can take 50 minutes by car as well. Florence is approximately 86 km from Pisa and, if you’re wondering how to get to Pisa from Florence, most tours travel along a scenic route through the Arno Valley.

Types of Tours From Florence to Pisa

Being the popular city it is, there are a number of tour options from Florence to Pisa. The first is a public tour which offers a guided walkabout through the Piazza del Duomo. The second option is a private tour where you can customize the itinerary to your interests. The final tour includes a skip-the-line ticket to the Leaning Tower of Pisa as well as a guided tour around the piazza.

Pisa Duomo interior

Florence to Pisa Day Trip (Half-day Ticket)

Begin a memorable half-day tour with a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside. This fun and informative tour includes a 2-hour guided walk past Pisa’s greatest monuments. You’ll have the opportunity to see the Pisa Duomo, Baptistery, Camposanto Monumentale and the iconic Leaning Tower.

Following the ‘must see’ tour of the central square, enjoy a walkabout through the Piazza dei Cavalieri, a political hub in the Middle Ages. Then, admire the Church of San Sisto, which is one of the oldest churches in Pisa. You’ll also have some much-needed free time for photo-taking.

This tour is well-suited for any history enthusiasts (or anyone wanting to snap a pic of Pisa’s iconic landmarks) looking for a well-priced tour of Pisa.

What we liked: Includes earplugs for groups larger than 5.
INCLUDES:
  • Transport on an air-conditioned bus
  • Licenced tour guide
  • Guided tour

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance ticket to the Leaning Tower
  • Entrance ticket to the Baptistery

This unforgettable tour is jam-packed with gorgeous views, amazing photo opportunities and some of the best sights in Pisa. Enjoy an afternoon in Pisa as your lively guide takes you from the towering monuments in the Piazza dei Miracoli to some of the underrated spots in the city.

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Camposanto Monumentale lawn

Private Pisa Tour From Florence

Enjoy a relaxed and comfortable drive from Florence on a private small-group tour to Pisa. Accompanied by your trusty guide, stroll past the incredible Leaning Tower and admire the Baptistery.

For an extra price, you are able to purchase a ticket to the Baptistery which includes priority access entrance to the Pisa Duomo.

Enjoy an extended tour past the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa’s acclaimed university) as well as a stroll through the historical quarter. Admire the incredible Piazza Arcivescovado where you’ll find another historical gem, the Palazzo Vescovile.

This tour is perfect for someone looking for something special as you can tailor the tour to your interests and ask as many questions as you like.

INCLUDES:
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver
  • Knowledgeable guide

EXCLUDES:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to the Leaning Tower
  • Food and drink

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Leaning Tower of Pisa

Florence to Leaning Tower of Pisa Skip-the-line Tour

If you are looking for the experience of climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then this is the tour for you.

Lead by a fantastic guide, admire the famous sights of the Piazza del Duomo, then use your priority access ticket to enjoy a memorable climb to the top of the tower. Take in panoramic views from the tower’s heady attic, then enjoy free time for exploring even more while you get the pictures you’ve been dying to take.

This is the perfect tour for adventurous travelers, photographers and architecture buffs.

INCLUDES:
  • Transport via air-conditioned bus with wi-fi onboard
  • Live commentary
  • Professional local guide
  • Leaning Tower entrance fee

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink

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9.3Expert Score
A trip to Pisa is a definite ‘must’ on your Tuscan travels. You get the chance to see stunning and historic landmarks, and you don’t need much time to do it. However, it does involve a great deal of walking as well as some extra charges. In the end, it’s an enjoyable and worthwhile addition to your Italian itinerary.
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Level of activity
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PROS
  • Travel through beautiful Tuscany
  • See the major sights of Pisa
  • Entrance into incredible landmarks
  • Can be enjoyed in a few hours
CONS
  • Some attractions not available during busier hours
  • Food and drink not included
  • Involves a lot of walking
  • Entrance into some buildings requires an extra charge

Specification: Florence to Pisa Tour

Accessible

Wheelchair accessible (but this tour takes place over a large area)

Duration

4 – 6 hours

Includes

Guided Tour, Transport from Florence to Pisa

Excludes

Entrance tickets, Food and drinks, Gratuity (optional)

Meals & Drinks

Meals not included (available for purchase)

Pickup

Not included

Suitable For

Architecture buffs, Families, History enthusiasts, Photographers, Tourists

Photos: Florence to Pisa Tour

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