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Explore the Italian gems of Pisa and Lucca on a day trip departing from Florence. Head to Pisa first, admiring the impressive square of Piazza dei Miracoli as your local guide discusses the historic buildings around you. See the Baptistery, the Duomo and the city’s most iconic attraction, the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Afterward, journey to Lucca for a walking tour of the Cathedral and Piazza dell 'Anfiteatro. Top off the day with a sweet slice of Lucca’s signature cake before traveling back to Florence.
  • Day trip to Pisa and Lucca from Florence, led by your tour leader
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa’s famous central square
  • Strike a pose for photos outside Pisa Baptistry and the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit Pisa Duomo and gaze in awe at the cathedral’s impressive interior and sculptures
  • Spend the afternoon in Lucca and see Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower and Lucca Cathedral
  • Savor a sample of Lucca’s buccellato cake after a walking tour of the Tuscan city
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Journey by fully fitted GT Coach
Expert multilingual escort
Admission fee to Pisa Cathedral - not included in the semi independent option
Pisa tour with professional guide - not included in the semi independent option
Lucca tour with professional guide - not included in the semi independent option
Buccellato cake tasting
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities
The semi independent option does not include the guided tour in Lucca and Pisa

Departure Point

Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll hop aboard your coach and journey west to Pisa with your local guide.

Arrive at the central square of Piazza dei Miracoli, and hop out to explore by foot. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour past the Baptistery, where you can admire its mixture of Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Afterward, head to the city’s iconic attraction: the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Originally intended as a bell tower to accompany the Duomo, hear how the monument began its famous tilt in the 12th century.

Head inside the stunning Duomo cathedral to study the carved pulpit, a masterwork of medieval sculpture, as well as other features of the ornate interior. Then soak up some free time to explore on your own.

After reuniting with your guide, continue to the city of Lucca, one of the lesser-known jewels of Tuscany and home to an impressive collection of Etruscan ruins and Renaissance architecture.

Take off on a walking tour of the city, following your guide to see the Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro, Lucca Cathedral and Guinigi Tower as you hear tales of their history. Treat your taste buds with a sample of buccellato, Lucca’s ring-shaped cake, before exploring independently for a bit.

Your day trip will conclude with drop-off back in central Florence.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Florence
Discover two of Italy’s most symbolic towns - Pisa and Lucca! Meet your tour guide at Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal. Piazzale Montelungo is located 5-10 minutes walking distance from Santa Maria Novella train station. Find your seat on the comfortable coach bus, sit and relax, and prepare to depart for Pisa! The drive will take about two hours, and your guide will share some useful and interesting information about the city and its landmarks before your arrival. If you have any questions, your expert guide will be there to assist you!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pisa
When you arrive, your guide will lead you directly to the ancient gate surrounding the Square of Miracles. When you enter, you will be greeted by a breathtaking panorama - white, marble buildings dominating a square of perfect, green lawns. The intricate architecture is unbelievable, and you will not be able to resist immediately taking photos!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza dei Miracoli
Your group will meet an expert, local guide, who will introduce you to the fascinating history of this square and its monuments. Embark on a captivating walking tour through history, as you learn all about the monuments in a fun and vivid way. Your guide will lead you to all of the buildings in the square - you can admire the exteriors of the large Baptistery and the Monumental Graveyard. Then, follow your guide into the incredible Cathedral to learn more.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Duomo di Pisa
Next, follow your guide into the Pisa Cathedral with your included skip-the-line ticket. You will discover the fascinating history of this Cathedral with its unique Romanesque architecture. The interiors of the Cathedral are equally beautiful with ancient frescoes and masterpieces by Nicola Pisano. As the natural light shines into the cathedral, it has a heavenly, unforgettable atmosphere.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Leaning Tower of Pisa
There is no better place to end your walking tour of Pisa than in front of the world-famous Leaning Tower! Your guide will explain why it is leaning and what makes this tower so special. Then you will have some time to explore Pisa independently. Alternatively, you can enhance your experience by skipping-the-line to climb the Leaning Tower. Quickly enter and make your way to the top! Then, admire the stunning and diverse views of Pisa from above the rooftops of these ancient buildings. Enjoy the breeze from the top of the Leaning Tower and take some fun photos before heading back down!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lucca
After exploring the symbolic town of Pisa, you will head to nearby Lucca. In about thirty minutes, you will arrive in this historical gem of Western Tuscany. Lucca is most famous for its Renaissance walls, which encompass the entire city. Your guide will lead you through the picturesque, medieval streets until you reach the center. A professional walking tour guide will meet your group to lead you throughout the city. You will visit the most famous and fascinating sites of the city. Also known as the “city of 100 churches,” Lucca has a surplus of incredible things to see! Your guide will take you on a journey through the history of the city as you visit the most beautiful sites you can imagine! You will also spend a portion of your tour walking along the city walls, so you can admire views of Lucca from above the rooftops of the building with lovely panoramic views. Your city tour will last for two hours as you discover the historical wonders and picturesque sights.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Anfiteatro
A must-see in Lucca is Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Not only is this a stunning and lively square, but it is also one of the most historic parts of the city, filled with stories and legends. This square was first constructed in the 1st century AD and then continued to flourish throughout the centuries. Your guide will explain how it transformed from an amphitheatre, to a vibrant market, to the restaurant-lined square it is today! Any curious questions you may have, your guide will be happy to answer.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)
After visiting various sites and monuments in Lucca, your guide will finish the tour in front of the city’s iconic Duomo - Cathedral of San Martino. This ancient church has fascinating origins from the Roman era. Your guide will dive into the history with you as you admire the stunning architecture outside the church. Enhance your tour by adding entry to the Cathedral (not included in the tour package).
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Florence
Enjoy some time to independently explore Lucca after the walking tour finishes. Grab any last minute souvenirs before heading back to Florence. The drive will take about 1 hour, and you will return in the early evening.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Kindly note that the Pisa and Lucca Semi independent option does not include the local guides in Pisa and in Lucca
  • Please note that the Cathedral of Pisa is now free and, on extremely crowded days, it will not be possible to visit its interior due to a long queue. In such cases, we will offer a tour of Piazza Cavalieri instead
  • From November to March (Low Season): The tour is always confirmed in English and Spanish. The minimum required to confirm the tour in Italian, French, Portuguese and German is 4 pax
  • Most travelers can participate
  • From April to October (High Season): The tour is always confirmed in English and Spanish. Italian, French, Portuguese and German are confirmed as follows:  PORTUGUESE: Tuesday - min 2 pax  FRENCH: Thursday - min 2 pax    GERMAN/ITALIAN: Saturday - min 2 pax
  • Covid-19 Mesures: A safe distance of one meter between clients will be maintained whenever possible. All our vehicles will be deep-cleaned and disinfected before and after each service. The use of masks is mandatory; clients must bring their own mask. Alcohol gel will be available on all our vehicles. Temperature will be checked for staff and visitors. Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use. Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough; it is not necessary to print anything.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ciaoflorence Tours & Travels Srl

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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Hit and Miss
rohankim
, Feb 2020
We didn’t find the meeting point very clear - asked a local for directions as google maps struggled. Seeing the Pisa complex was great. Be aware entry into the tower is not included. We did the lunch option - would not recommend this - food average (basic lasagne, salad and tub of ice cream). Would have rather spent the time walking on the walls around Pisa. Lucca was lovely. Guide very knowledgeable about the history and buildings. Free time there was great. Recommend paying to walk up one of the towers for great overview of the city. Buying gelati ourselves was much tastier than the cake sample provided.
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Must-see Pisa, nice Lucca & lovely guides
mv3005
, Dec 2019
The Pisa leg of the trip was great, definitely a must-see if you're in Italy. I only wished we spent more time there since it included the lunch (which was simple but decent). Lucca was nice but felt we spent more time than necessary and could have used 30-60 more minutes in Pisa. Our main guide, Giulio, was interesting and lovely. He gave bits of information about towns on our way to our visits. I appreciated his enthusiasm, humour & punctuality. Felt bad that he had to deal with some passengers who were not very considerate & seemed to push everyone's buttons. Giulio definitely made a good trip better.
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Pisa & Lucca
gk011a9203
, Oct 2019
Directions to the meeting place would have been useful for people arriving on foot. In Pisa it was useful to have timed entry to the cathedral. Lunch was standard tourist fare. The toilets in the restaurant needed cleaning more often. There wasn't enough free time after lunch for people who wanted to see inside the baptistry or go up the tower. The visit to Lucca was excellent. Our guide, Consuela, took us to places not usually seen on a standard walking tour and was clearly knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear client Thanks for the feedback and for joining a Ciaoflorence tour! When a client books he/ she receives a voucher with the precise address of the meeting point that you can put in Google and very easily be directed. The bus terminal is located just six minutes walking distance from the main train station, very central. In regards to the time spent in each place: we do our best to let people spend the maximum time possible according to the distances to cover. At the end of the day they got a great taste of the area and know already where they want to come back for staying longer. We will wait to see you on board again, take care! Kind Regards Ciaoflorence Staff
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Amazing day in Pisa and Lucca
ikotwa
, Oct 2019
-our tour guide ensured everyone was taken care of all the time -the trip was great, Pisa and Lucca are beautiful and charming towns to visit - I recommend this day trip
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Lovely Tour
429mrg
, Aug 2019
Very informative and knowledgeable guide. Pisa very busy advised on keeping safe (pickpockets). Lucca beautiful and peaceful after Pisa. Well organised trip and good driver
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear customer We can't thank you enough for your lovely comment. Come back visit us, you will be welcome on board anytime! Kind Regards Ciaoflorence Staff
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wonderfull memories
Destination286257
, Aug 2019
loved both places lucca was so beautifull the main tour guide who was on bus was incredible. my wife gets bus sick and we will never forget her kindness
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So-so
Coastal45655207398
, Jun 2019
Lucca is lovely, Pisa is the typical tourist spot where everybody wants to have the leaning pose with the tower. I find that the tour is too short, everything was in a rush, you can’t really appreciate the visit. It’s enriching though since they give you a little bit of history. Overall it’s not bad.
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Great tour to cover both cities
Voyage176559
, May 2019
There are two bus stations in Florence, ensure that you go the correct departure point. We booked this tour as we wanted to cover both cities in one day. The tour allowed sufficient time in both locations and the tour guide was great. There was a little walking from the bus to the tower in Pisa so not ideal for those that don't want to walk, however it appears most of the tours have to stop outside the city and the visitors have to make their way to the tower.
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Fun adventure
Compass56641681025
, Apr 2019
Went on the Low Cost tour so that I could have the freedom to explore on my own. And I have to say I enjoyed it. Met my expectations
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Excellent
MohammadA2427
, Oct 2018
Beautiful history your, amazing sites seeing.Could be better if assembly point was marked clearly (large banner on wall?).
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