Private Tour: Historic Pisa by bike

Cultural & Theme Tours in Pisa

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Rent a bike near Piazza dei Miracoli, then set off with a local specialized guide on this private tour through Pisa. Headed for the vital core of the town, you'll experience the sights away from the crowds of tourists. While you ride through the elegant shopping streets and narrow medieval backstreets and alleyways, the old town and its beating heart will be discovered. See places where the university students gather, the market with local products, and traditional shops. Its a joyful ride for the eyes and taste buds! This tour can be combined with a visit to the internal of Monuments in Piazza dei Miracoli.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa, Province of Pisa, TuscanyMeet your local specialized guide at the Piazza Arcivescovado, fairly close to the Leaning Tower. There is just enough time to admire the tower and the three other monuments of the renowned Piazza dei Miracoli before mounting your rented bike to cycle toward the ancient Roman Baths and explore Pisa.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi, Pisa, Province of Pisa, TuscanyWe stop at the medieval Church of San Francesco. If you are interested, it is possible to enter and visit the interior of the church. This is the first of many beautiful medieval churches with remarkable facades that we see as we pedal through town. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Giardino Scotto, Pisa, Province of Pisa, TuscanyIt is a short distance to the Arno River, the longest and most important river of Tuscany. It runs through the town, dividing it into two. As we cycle the streets alongside the Arno, there are many splendid palazzos to admire. Near Giardino Scotto, a public park, we cross the river and continue toward the suggestive Church of Santo Sepolcro, constructed in the Middle Ages by the Knights of Malta formerly known as the Knights Hospitaller. The guide can relate many details regarding this ancient superpower of Pisa.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Statua di Cosimo I de' Medici, Pisa, Province of Pisa, TuscanyWe double back using the bridge Ponte di Mezzo and head to an area of Pisa off the beaten track, the Mercato delle Vettovaglie, the fresh produce and food market. There are also cafes, and pubs where university students like to eat, drink an socialize. It is possible, upon request, to taste typical local products and excellent Tuscan wines, or stop to taste the best gelato in town. As the tour draws to a close, we visit Piazza dei Cavalieri, where the most prestigious Italian university, Scuola Normale Superiore, is located. We then return the bikes to the rental shop and end the tour at the same place you began.Duration: 40 minutes

What’s included

  • Private tour
  • Local guide

What’s not included

  • Bike rental per person: €5.00 first hour, €3.00 second hour, €2.00 third hour
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Optional wine tasting €10.00 per person
  • Entrance fees to churches
  • Entry/Admission - Piazza dei Miracoli

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Family friendly
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