Day trip to Pisa and Lucca

the leaning tower and a beautiful town
  • Type tour


  • Duration

    8 hours from 09:00 AM

  • Meeting point

    Hotel Lobby or Apartment street level

What You'll do in this tour

You will start out at 9am from the lobby of your centrally located hotel with our driver guide who will pick you up in a comfortable late model air-conditioned van and head through the countryside. The first stop, Lucca, enclosed in its 16th century walls, is a delightful town with surprises around every corner.  From the traditional local tasty pastries to the open Piazza dell'Anfiteatro where a Roman Amphitheater once stood. Make your way through the small streets lined with medieval buildings and towers that now house fashion boutiques and jewelry shops. You will not want to miss the Basilica of San Frediano where you can view the Ascension Mosaic from the XIII century. The city`s charm is on display during a walk or bike ride on the tree-lined immense 16th century walls.

Depending on your tastes and budget your driver guide will take you to a well-hidden, local establishment for a typical lunch.  Generally clients enjoy a lunch at a typical Tuscan trattoria in the area of Lucca. Following lunch, we will make our way to Pisa.   Here you have the chance to explore the surrounding area of Pisa and have time for photos and perhaps a climb of the tower itself if arranged with advance reservation. The visit to Pisa includes the Piazza dei Miracoli where you can admire the city`s Romanesque architecture of the Cathedral, Baptistery and the Leaning Bell Tower. These buildings laid out on the sprawling green lawns are the most beautiful and important examples of Tuscan Romanesque architecture in all of the history of art.

The countryside in this area is beautiful and along way we can tailor the stops during the day based on your interests and what is possible. We can also include a stop or two for a cappuccino or gelato.  The length of this tour is 8 hours and your driver guide will drop you off at your hotel following the tour.  

Additional Information to Note:

  • This tour starts from your centrally located Florence area hotel. If you will be arriving by train and without luggage, we can also arrange to meet you at your arrival train platform into SMN station.
  • This tour does not include a walking guide, but just an english speaking driver that will assist for any need during the day and will give you general information about the locations you are visiting. If you wish to have a walking guide in Pisa or Lucca please ask our office and we will be happy to assist you.
  • We may opt to reverse the order of this day.
  • Maximum capacity of up to 7 people in your immediate group.  8 people may be possible with advance notice. Please ask for pricing.
  • Approximate tour time is 8 hours and additional time can be added at an hourly rate. Please talk to your driver guide to be sure that it is possible and ask us for pricing.
  • If you want to climb the Leaning Tower, the tickets must be arranged by you about a month to three weeks before your tour date based on when dates are released.  We are not able to make this particular reservation for you. The best time to schedule the climb up the tower on this day trip is generally 3pm. We will let you know if otherwise, please check with us if you are unsure. The link to purchase tickets is: http://boxoffice.opapisa.it/Torre/index.jsp
  • Let us know if you plan to bike along the walls as we can arrange this in advance if you'd like.
  • Headsets, admission fees, walking guide,lunches and gratuities are not included in the price of the tour.
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