Pisa Half-Day Trip from Florence Including Skip-the-Line Leaning Tower of Pisa Ticket

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Pisa Half-Day Trip from Florence Including Skip-the-Line Leaning Tower of Pisa Ticket information and booking

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$74
Duration
5 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Piazza Stazione, Florence
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:15pm
Time of departure
1:30pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

See the highlights of Pisa on a day trip from Florence, and use a skip-the-line ticket to climb the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. After traveling through the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, explore the city on a walking tour, visiting sites like Cathedral Square (Piazza dei Miracoli) and Knights’ Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri). Learn about the history and architecture of monuments like the Church of San Sisto, and then gaze in awe at incredible views from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Meet your guide in central Florence and board your air-conditioned coach to travel west to Pisa. Gaze out at the scenery on your 1.5-hour journey, admiring Tuscany’s stunning landscape, typified by gently rolling hills and villages. Travel into the center of Pisa and hop off your coach to explore Cathedral Square, home to architectural delights galore. 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, or continue your tour through town, passing the Church of San Sisto – one of the oldest churches in Pisa. Admire its stone-clad Romanesque architecture, and then head into Knights’ Square – an area that was Pisa’s political center during the Middle Ages. See Scuola Normale di Pisa, a renowned university founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in the 1800s, and stop next to Conte Ugolino Tower to learn about its role in Dante Alighieri’s famous Divine Comedy poem.Admire the mix of Renaissance and medieval buildings as you amble past the house where the 18th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi once lived. Stroll through Piazza Arcivescovado and gaze in awe at the impressive Palazzo Vescovile, a resplendent palace-turned-hotel.After a break for a snack or drink in town (own expense), both groups meet back at a pre-arranged point near the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Head past the monument's long entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket, and then walk up the 294-step spiral staircase to enjoy unforgettable views from the top! Return to your coach and travel back to Florence, finishing your tour with a drop-off at the start point.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.

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-line entrance fee: leaning tower of pisa

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks