“Pisa and Florence tour in a Day: the Leaning Tower and all main Florence sites” is the WOW Tour because it includes Pisa and Florence main highlights in a one day tour! Furthermore, you will ride in a comfortable luxury car and enjoy a traditional Italian lunch.
Florence is the capital and most popular city in Tuscany, along with Pisa, famous for Pisa’s leaning tower and historic churches, medieval palaces, and bridges.
Your driver will pick you at your hotel/B&B/Apartment and also at Livorno Port or rail station.
Your private driver will pick you up from your location in Florence and bring you to the meeting with your private guide to start your Florence and Pisa Tour.
Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Galilei, Cellini, Dante, Machiavelli, and Savonarola are only a few names that made the history of Florence, one of the best places to visit in Italy.
Piazzale Michelangelo and Pitti Palace
Piazzale Michelangelo is a neoclassical terrace dedicated to the famous artist, overlooking Florence and its river. Your private guide will make an introduction to the history of Florence, strictly related to its art masterpieces. The 14th-century Palazzo Pitti houses great art collections like the Palatine Gallery, one of Florence’s most visited galleries. The richly decorated rooms are a masterpiece themselves. Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Rubens, Pietro da Cortona, and other Italian and European masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods are the museum’s core. The Pitty Palace is located in a marvelous architectural park, Boboli Gardens-
NOTE: Upon request and availability, we can book the Uffizi or the Accademia, instead of the Pitti Palace, which is, anyway, highly recommended.
On Monday, all Florence museums are closed, and our local guide will bring you to Palazzo Vecchio.
The 14th-century fortress-like palace, once the residence of the Medici family, is now the municipality’s seat. Inside, you will admire the incredibly decorated museum’s rooms, with works by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Donatello, and Verrocchio.
Ponte Vecchio Bridge
Florence has its romantic face in the spectacular views over the Arno river; what you must-see in Florence is the picturesque Ponte Vecchio bridge. Antique and jewelry shops are in abundance.
Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo (from outside)
The main square in Florence is Piazza Della Signoria, among Florence’s top attractions. Here, beside Neptune Fountain, you will also see the magnificent Loggia dei Lanzi, a 14th-century open-air gallery enriched with outstanding original statues. In front of the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, there is a copy of the world-famous Michelangelo’s David. The tour continues with Piazza del Duomo, where Giotto Bell’s Tower, together with the unique Florence Cathedral Dome, is the city’s Symbol. The octagonal Baptistery and his beautiful bronze doors by Ghiberti is the masterpiece completing the beauty of this harmonic complex.
Your guide will accompany you to the restaurant we selected for your lunch ( appetizer, pasta or main course. and water included )
Pisa leaning tower
After your lunch break, you will meet your driver, who will lead you to Pisa, for the final part of your Pisa and Florence Tour. You surely wish to visit Pisa for the famous tilting tower! Your driver will lead you to the Field of Miracles, where you will have one hour and a half free time to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where Galilei did his experiments on gravity. (Tickets are not included for the reasons you can read in the section “Leaning tower of Pisa: tickets exclusion reason”)
The entrance to the marvelous Cathedral is included in the ticket of the Tower of Pisa. When inside, note the famous bronze lamp that inspired Galilei in his discovery of the pendulum. Pisa Cathedral is rich with magnificent works of art, inside and outside. Not only the bronze doors but also the west façade are spectacular!
A few steps away is the circular marble Baptistery with Nicola Pisano’s superb Pulpit and the acoustic effect under the dome. You will discover how notes last hanging in mid-air, enough time to “sing with yourself.” (tickets not included; you can buy them on-site)
Pick up details and other info.
Pick up time is at 8:30 from your location. To optimize your precious time, we pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 10 kilometers from Piazza del Duomo.
For your tour, we selected the Pitti Palace (see “what to expect” section). Visiting the Accademia or the Uffizi is possible, booking in large advance. Depending on availability and according to your requests, we will program and book the museum you prefer to visit.
Leaning Tower of Pisa: tickets exclusion reason: they must be booked in large advance. Furthermore, the tower has a 297 step spiral staircase leading to the top and is not recommended for visitors with back or heart problems and pregnant women. For safety reasons, children who will not have turned 8 are not permitted to enter. An adult must accompany the under 18s. Kindly confirm you wish to include the Leaning Tower.
Inside all sites, handbags/bags/luggage are not allowed. Only small bags or backpacks will be accepted, with a max size of 20x30x38 cm.
Kindly confirm you wish to include the Leaning Tower in your visit, specifying the age of participants.
What’s included in the tour:
- Pick up from your location in Florence and full day car with driver at disposal.
- 3 hours guided tour in Florence with a professional guide
- 1-hour break with lunch included
- roundtrip transfer to Pisa
- Tickets to the Pitti Palace
- Drop off back to your location in Florence
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites).
- Tickets to the leaning tower of Pisa (kindly check reasons in the “pickup details and other info” section)