The Square of Miracles and its spectacular monuments: the Cathedral, Baptistery and Monumental Graveyard
The world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa
Lucca and its medieval city walls
Free time to explore Lucca and Pisa
Optional guided walking tours of Lucca and Pisa
Led by a local and professional guide
Operates: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Duration: 9 hours
Child: €25 (4 – 12 years)
Note: entry to the Cathedral of Pisa is free and during busy days, long queues may prevent us from visiting inside. In this case, we will offer you a tour of Piazza Cavalier.
This tour is available in English and Spanish. Other languages are also available, for French and Portuguese on Thursday for a minimum of 2 passengers and German and Italian on Saturdays for a minimum of 2 passengers. Please select your preferred language at the time of booking.
Meet your guide at Piazzale Montellungo Bus Terminal next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station by 8:45am
Travel through the Tuscan countryside on comfortable coach transport to Pisa
Explore the Piazza dei Miracoli and admire the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Continue the journey to explore the stunning walled city of Lucca before returning to Florence
The Leaning Tower might be one of the most recognisable buildings on earth, but the city of Pisa offers much more than just this single instantly familiar structure. This one-day adventure sets out to explore not only the most popular monuments of Pisa but also the nearby town of Lucca where you’ll discover some incredible art and culture too.
Throughout the day, you’ll be led by a professional guide that will swiftly have you boarding our comfortable coach and making a quick escape from Florence. Arriving in Pisa, we’ll head straight for its famous square, the Piazza dei Miracoli or the Square of Miracles. It’s widely considered one of the most astounding architectural complexes that you can still visit – and it’s easy to see why when you admire the four ‘Miracles’ that are spread out here.
Constructed in elegant white marble, feast your eyes upon the Baptistery, the Camposanto and the Leaning Tower before we head to Pisa Cathedral for a guided tour. This stunning Roman Catholic structure dates back to medieval times and is often considered a leading example of Pisan Romanesque architecture. Once we’ve explored the four major landmarks, you’ll have some spare time to head into the streets of Pisa and investigate the eclectic range of restaurants, cafes and shopping boutiques.
After you’ve taken a rest, we’ll depart for the city of Lucca. Surrounded by four-kilometres of ancient castle walls, the city is also famous for its wealth of churches that include many of the region’s most stunning. However, the castle walls remain its greatest distinguishing feature, having been transformed into overgrown lush green spaces over the last couple of centuries. Currently, the towering walls make for a charming walk through the city as they provide awesome lookout points over the rest of the landscape and quaint streets below.
Lucca might not be the biggest city in this part of Tuscany, but it does have some outstanding landmarks that you must see. Don’t miss the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower or the San Martino Cathedral, which dates all the way back to 1060. As we bring our day out to an end, before we head back to Florence, we can’t leave Lucca without trying Buccellato – a sweet cake that the locals simply love.
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Led by a local and multilingual expert
Entrance fee to Pisa Cathedral
Delicious Buccellato cake tasting
Free time to explore both Lucca and Pisa
Traditional Tuscan Lunch: Delicious 3 course lunch with wine – €13 per adult / €6.50 per child
Guided Walking Tours: Guided tour of Lucca and Pisa – €10 per person / €5 per child
Please meet the tour at Piazzale Montellungo – Bus Terminal, next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. You will be given full instructions once you have completed the booking.