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Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch included

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Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch included
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icon12 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Explore the highlights of two of Tuscany's most famous cities, Florence and Pisa, on this small-group full-day trip from Rome. Walk through the historic center of Florence to see Brunelleschi's beautiful dome over the cathedral. Admire the leaning tower of Pisa, one of Italy's best-known monuments and tuck into a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Full-day small-group tour of Florence and Pisa from Rome
  • Enjoy great views over Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Visit the city's beautiful Duomo and admire the beauty of the adjacent baptistery and bell tower
  • Travel to Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower
  • Enjoy lunch and personalized attention on this small-group tour
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Guide
Driver
Tour escort
Hotel pickup/drop off inside Aurelian Walls
Lunch
Small group limited to a maximum of 14 people
Gratuities
Drinks
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Rome , Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Pickup is included for all the accommodation within the aurelian walls

  • Hotel Regno , Via del Corso 330, 00186 Rome Italy
  • Baglioni Hotel Regina , Via Vittorio Veneto 72, 00187 Rome Italy
  • Hotel d'Inghilterra Roma - Starhotels Collezione , Via Bocca di Leone 14, 00187 Rome Italy
  • Grand Hotel Plaza & Locanda Maggiore , Piazza del Popolo 7, 51016, Montecatini Terme Italy
  • 7:30 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.Pickup is included for all the accommodation within the aurelian walls
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • We suggest you wear comfortable clothes and shoes. In summer, bring a bottle of water; in winter, bring an umbrella
    • Pick-up is provided only for hotels located in the center of Rome. It is important to communicate as soon as possible the name and address of the hotel where you are staying to organize the service in the best way
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • OPERATED BY ROMAETRAVEL
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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 Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch included?
    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
    See all safety measures taken by Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch included.
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    What is the policy on sanitization during Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch included?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch included.
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    What is the social distancing policy during Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch included?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch included?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch included.

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    • "Beware if you get dizzy easily - I suggest bringing motion sickness medicine along with for the trip to and from Florence." See review
    • "I would suggest a tour that allows you to spend the night in Florence so you can really enjoy the sites and the markets, but would definitely recommend this tour company for any tours you plan." See review

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    49 Reviews

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    star-5
    Great tour!!
    Richnwen22
    , Jan 2020
    Our semi private tour turned into a private tour for my wife and I. Lorie our tour guide was outstanding, She showed us around Florence and Pisa making sure we saw all the highlights. Her knowledge of the history of Florence was incredible. We also had a great driver who made us feel safe and comfortable. Many thanks for a great day trip!!
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
    Thank you so much for this beautiful review! We are really happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with Lorie!We are very proud of our staff and we are glad to know that you appreciated our work!
    star-5
    Day trip to Florence and Pisa
    Francesco_B
    , Oct 2019
    Our driver Stefano and tour guide Debra were the best we ever had. Stefano was polite and stopped whenever we wanted. Debra our guide was absolutely wonderful. She was courteous and knowledgeable throughout this trip and even helped us to get the best prices at the shops. She actually became one of us which made the trip even better. If we do this tour next time we will ask for both of these terrific individuals. Great experience for all.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
    Thank you! Debora and Stefano were both very glad to receive your positive comments. Arrivederci!
    star-5
    Excellent!
    Sandy H
    , Sep 2019
    Our tour guide and driver were awesome! There was a total of 5 of us and the van was very spacious. We had ample time at each stop and our tour guide always checked up on us frequently to make sure we got to see what we wanted to see.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
    We are pleased to hear it from you.Thank you for sharing your opinion.
    star-4
    Beautiful site but a long trip
    T8697FFbenb
    , Jul 2019
    We absolutely loved Florence and Pisa. We wished we had much more time in Florence. This is one of those tours where the company did all it could to make it nice, but it is just difficult from a geographic standpoint. The whole tour is about 12 hours with about 8 of those hours spend in the van going back and forth. Our guide and the driver were both excellent and super friendly, but the van was warm and it got uncomfortable on the long drive. I would suggest a tour that allows you to spend the night in Florence so you can really enjoy the sites and the markets, but would definitely recommend this tour company for any tours you plan.
    icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
    Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the splendid Florence and Pisa. During our tours we always make sure you can visit as many beautiful places as possible, and our guide and driver were also very happy to get your compliments. We hope to welcome you again in Italy soon!
    star-3
    The trip to Florence was about 3...
    Lemyr_C
    , Jul 2018
    The trip to Florence was about 3 hours one way. Our family of five got picked up from where we were staying in on time. Our driver, Boris, was friendly and polite. Beware if you get dizzy easily - I suggest bringing motion sickness medicine along with for the trip to and from Florence. It was a bit disorganized as we were off schedule due to difficulty finding parking in Florence. We arrived in Florence and he gave us a small tour, but followed us around while on his cellphone the whole time. We suggested eating lunch as soon as we got there. The tour said that lunch was it included, but there was a bit of confusion with our driver. We embarrassingly had to remind him that it was included in the tour, asked him to pay for our lunch and he apologized for the confusion. We later left for Pisa and it took about 2 hours. We spent a bit of time touring both the cathedral and dome and he did not rush us at all, although we were on our own. The drive home was about 3 hours long and exhausting to say the least. He was considerate in taking bathroom breaks on the way there and back from Florence. Would recommend having a good night sleep before the trip. On the day of make sure that you bring snacks and drinks as this is a long drive.
    star-1
    Do not sign up for this Tour!
    felicitas_a
    , Jul 2018
    This trip was a scam! They advertised/described this as a semi-private/small group tour with a maximum number of people in the tour. There were over 30 of us in a bus and we had to rush through the entire tour. Although the tour guide Vittoria was nice and pleasant, I did not pay a lot of money for a huge tour. I paid for a semi private tour. When i complained to Viator, i was told that I should have backed out of the tour when I saw the size of the group! Do not sign up for this overpriced tour if you want a smalller tour group! You will be sorry!
    star-4
    The tour was quite good. However the...
    Sudip M
    , Jun 2018
    The tour was quite good. However the guide was not spontaneous in English
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    We had a great trip with Vittoria...
    Cathy_B
    , Mar 2018
    We had a great trip with Vittoria. She was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned so much about the history of Florence. Although it rained all day it still was a worthwhile visit. Pisa was wonderful and again, Vittoria knew so much and was able to explain the area very well.This excursion is well worth the cost.
    star-5
    The drive is long and it is a long...
    Thomas_R
    , Feb 2018
    The drive is long and it is a long day, but seeing the sights of Florence and Pisa was well worth the drive. I would highly recommend this tour for those who are in Rome and cannot afford to spend 3 days in Florence and Pisa.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-4
    A long day but the trade was well...
    William H
    , Jan 2018
    A long day but the trade was well worth it for what we learned about the two locations. The only thing i would change was fo rate guide t provide some other insights to Florence that we found other people we met had been shown.
    star-5
    This was an amazing trip. Florence...
    Kinjal M
    , Jan 2018
    This was an amazing trip. Florence was beautiful and the tour guide took us around and explained all the various sights along the way. There was plenty of time for pictures. The tower of Pisa was phenomenal. There was lots of time for some great pictures!! The lunch was fantastic. Our family of 4 is all vegetarian and they went out of their way to ensure we got a great meal too. We also squeezed in some shopping at the leather market next door which wasn't quite part of the tour. Very flexible tour guide and good value for your money.
    star-5
    If you are traveling with your...
    Maria S
    , Jan 2018
    If you are traveling with your family to Rome with very limited time and wish to see other parts of Italy's history, I definitely recommend this tour.
    star-3
    Didn't have any time to explore...
    derek n
    , Dec 2017
    Didn't have any time to explore Florence. No art and no museums. Got to Pisa late it was ok but would have liked to see it in daylight. Thought lunch was included, but we paid for it.
    star-2
    The tour is great for people who...
    Prakash S
    , Dec 2017
    The tour is great for people who have some prior knowledge of Florence and Pisa, but is otherwise boring for those who don't. The reason the tour takes so long is primarily due to the distance between Rome and Florence, but if there is no prior knowledge of Florence, you are better off just going to Pisa by itself.
    star-1
    My wife and I just returned from a...
    Brian D
    , Nov 2017
    My wife and I just returned from a trip to Rome. We went on many scheduled tours which we purchased through VIATOR. We did what we thought was careful research. Most of the tours were very good. This was a disaster from start to finish. Our tour guide Vittoria was completely disconnected from the four of us who were on this semi-private tour. The majority of the day was spent in a very worn out noisy van with no commentary about what we were seeing as we drove through Tuscany to Florence from Rome. Vittoria who acted as both tour guide and driver spent hours on her phone talking, thumbing through apps, and texting. Very, very dangerous. I considered finding an alternative way back to Rome, but since we paid such a large price for this tour 586.00 for two people, we endured her terrible driving. While we were in Florence she spent maybe 2 hours being a tour guide, but we did not have a chance to learn much. While in Pisa, she gave us 30 minutes to visit the tower and other surrounding sites, and then left us alone with ZERO commentary. I could go on and give more details, read some of the other recent reviews and you will see a similar pattern. In my opinion we wasted a day of our vacation 14.5 hours on this tour. My recommendation is to look elsewhere if you want to go on a day trip from Rome to Florence.
    star-5
    Although a lot of driving, there was...
    Albert J
    , Nov 2017
    Although a lot of driving, there was adequate time to enjoy Florence and Pisa and take nice pictures.
    star-5
    When we found this tour, it seemed...
    Jim L
    , Nov 2017
    When we found this tour, it seemed on the expensive side, and promised a very long day, but our guide Andrea made it a pleasure from beginning to end. The expense was justified based on the miles covered, as well as the very nice lunch in Florence, and of course the knowledge and patience of our guide. He even did some extras like helping on some leather-bag shopping in Florence and finding a special statue Fibonacci I wanted to see which was hidden away near the tower in Pisa. The expense was well worth it, allowing us to make the most of a spare day in Rome.
    star-1
    Overall, we had fantastic tours in...
    Heather D
    , Nov 2017
    Overall, we had fantastic tours in Italy. This tour was awful. I spent 750 for this day, and it was terrible. First, I tried confirming our pickup time and location the day prior. The voucher only stated that we would be picked up 1 hour prior to the 7:30am departure time. I texted the contact number, emailed the tour guide, sent them a facebook message, but ultimately ended up contact Viator for assistance. I received a text at 5:30am on the day of the tour that our guide would pick us up at 7:15am. It is a 2 hour drive to Florence. Our tour guide, Vittoria, never spoke to us the whole drive. She had her headphones in, talking on the phone, the entire trip. She also texted several times while driving. When we arrived, she gave us a quick walk through the city. The restaurant we went to was a tourist trap restaurant with terrible service. When we finished eating, we started to wonder what the plan was next. I got up to find our guide, and she said, now is your free time until 2:30. It was already 2pm. We didn't realize we had spent most of our free time sitting at this terrible restaurant. We paid for a 3-4 person tour. There were actually 5 people total, plus the guide, meaning 6 of us were in the van. In Florence, we picked up someone else. Vittoria said it was another tour guide. So now we had even less space. In Pisa, we had 30 minutes, 15 of which we spent in line for a bathroom. Then, it's about a 3 hour drive home. It was a horrible way to experience two very beautiful cities. It would have been nice if she had talked to us on the drive, given us some history on the cities, anything. Added bonus, my friend accidentally left her cell phone in the car at the end of the day. It was a nightmare trying to get it back. It took two days. After scheduling three different times to meet us and not showing up, we called Viator to ask what to do. They told us to report the phone stolen. I texted Vittoria to let her know, and of course that resulted in us getting the phone back. She told my friend she would drop it off at 8:30am. My friend waited outside our Airbnb until 9:15am when she finally arrived. Unbelievable.
    star-2
    The tour itself was fine, though it...
    Judith E
    , Oct 2017
    The tour itself was fine, though it didn't deliver all that was promised. This was supposed to be a semi-private tour with a guide, driver and tour escort. We only had a driver who also acted as the tour guide. Her name is Victoria. She did a good job, however, I think she was also the office manage and/or supervisor. I don't think they had enough people signed up for this, so they tried to change the date. In the end, Victoria ended up being the driver and guide. She was on the phone all the times we were driving and there was zero commentary about the countryside during our drive. albeit, the noise in the van would have made that difficult without a sound system - and our van did not have that. As it was, we ended up with a private tour since there were only the 4 in our family on the trip. It was a very long day, but it was the only way we could see both Pisa and Florence given our limited time in Italy. By the way, they selected a local restaurant in Florence for lunch. it suited us perfectly - not too expensive and really good food. The biggest issue was with the coordination. We got a call a couple of days before, asking if we could switch dates. We could not because we were only in Rome for 5 days and had other reserved tours. We did give them one day we could switch to, so the tour company RomaeTravel said they would get back to us. They never initiated another call. Because of the uncertainty created by the first call, we contacted them several times trying to get a firm commitment. We wanted something in writing or a voicemail message. Everything was verbal. Last contact before pickup said 7:00am at our hotel. So we were ready at 6:45am. We didn't get picked up until 8:20am! To be fair, there were road access issues in central Roma due to the Pope's travels. Viator's support was pretty much non-existent. A message sent on their website goes to a service center. We got an automated reply but no real work on our problem/concern. Viator who we have used many times is efficient when it works well. Don't expect great customer service if it doesn't. Interesting note in conclusion. They don't offer the Florence and Pisa trip any more or at least not during the end of October. My guess is that they didn't get enough people to do the trip the way it was advertised. Maybe canceling would have been better than the stressful lead up to the start of the tour.
    star-5
    There were 4 members in our family...
    alr
    , Oct 2017
    There were 4 members in our family so we actually ended up having a private tour. Our guide was really great. Because it was just us, and 3 of us had been there before, she took us into the cathedral, and gave us extra shopping time at the market. Lunch was included and the restaurant that was chosen was a little busy but the food was excellent. We really liked the fact that we had plenty of options to choose from. We chose this tour mostly because my 15 year old niece had Pisa on her bucket list. She wasn't able to climb the Leaning Tower because the next available time slot was 1 1/2 hours later, but our guide offered to wait if that's what my niece really wanted to do. Instead my niece opted for shopping and the guide even gave the kids a chance to go to the nearby McDonald's. My only hesitation about the tour was our driver. He thought he was Mario Andretti , especiallly on the highways and gave us a couple of nerve wracking moments.

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