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10 BEST Florence to Pisa Tours, Selected by a Local

Planning your picture holding the famous leaning tower? I bring you the ultimate Florence to Pisa tours so you get to explore the beautiful landmark (and much more!) in a single day. Read on!

Florence and Pisa are two of the most popular destinations in Tuscany, Italy. Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is renowned for its art, architecture, and history. Pisa, on the other hand, is famous all around the world for its iconic Leaning Tower.

If you’re visiting Florence for more than a couple of days, you can absolutely make your way to Pisa. Due to their proximity, a day tour from Florence to Pisa is not only entirely possible but one of the best ways to include the famous attraction in your surely-busy Italian itinerary. 

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There are many tour options available, each of which offers a unique experience. Choose between private tours, half-day visits to the leaning tower, and even combo tours to Pisa and wine-tasting experiences in the Chianti countryside.

In this article, I’ve selected finest excursions in every category so you get to choose the trip to Pisa that best suits you. Let’s dive in and discover the perfect tour for you!

👉 Why can you trust me? As a Bologna native, I’ve spent a lot of time in Florence and am familiar with the charm of the region. You can say I’m almost a local! Plus, for a decade (gosh, I feel old!), I’ve been helping millions of people like you plan their perfect trips, and I know a thing or two about selecting the very best activities for your trip!

I usually use Viator and Get Your Guide to book activities around the world. I especially recommend them for their fantastic cancellation policy, which allows you to cancel most tours up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. 

OUR PICK: The Best Florence Tour to Pisa and Tuscany

Take this Tuscany Day Trip from Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Lunch at a Winery to discover the region’s highlights with a local guide. You’ll start by exploring the medieval city of Siena and visiting its cathedral, and then head to the enchanting hills of Chianti for a 3-course Tuscan lunch and delicious wine tasting. 

Roam the picturesque town of San Gimignano, enjoy authentic gelato, and make your way to the star of the show: Pisa. Tour around the Square of Miracles, and marvel at the striking Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is splendid. You can upgrade the tour to include skip-the-line access, enjoying a hassle-free experience. 

Tuscany Day Trip from Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Lunch at a Winery

📝 This tour of Pisa from Florence includes: Roundtrip transportation, a guided city tour of Siena, lunch, wine tastings, and a visit to San Gimignano and Pisa. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Other Great Tours To Pisa from Florence

▶️ Experience a comprehensive Pisa & Leaning Tower of Pisa Tour from Florence to enjoy a fabulous day trip. You’ll get to stroll along medieval walls and catch stunning views of the Piazza dei Miracoli. 

You can also explore the interior of the awe-inspiring Cathedral, visit the Monumental Graveyard to appreciate the beauty and artistry of the intricate tombs and gravestones, and admire the awe-striking Baptistery.

The highlight of the tour? Climbing up the 294 steps of the Leaning Tower to check out the impressive panorama from above. 

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, a guided tour of Pisa + free time, admission to the Cathedral, and skip-the-line tickets to the Leaning Tower. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Discover the beauty of Cinque Terre National Park and the Ligurian Riviera on this Pisa and Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour. You’ll take a train to Pisa to stroll around its Piazza dei Miracoli, marveling at the magnificent monuments there and climbing the leaning tower (own expense). 

Once you’ve gotten your fair share of culture, make your way to the gorgeous Cinque Terre, where you’ll explore the charming villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Vernazza. Take in the sights of the Mediterranean and snap way more pictures than you should (personal experience talking!) before returning to Florence. 

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip train tickets, a guide, and access to the Cinque Terre national park. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Join this Day Trip to Pisa and Lucca from Florence in one day to discover two of the most charming destinations near Florence. Accompanied by an expert guide you’ll walk through Piazza dei Miracoli, taking in the historical monuments and learning about their history and architecture (including the why of the leaning tower!) 

You’ll then journey to Lucca, where you’ll admire its Renaissance architecture, be amazed at the views from Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, and taste the famous buccellato cake, all the while learning about the city’s past and its culture. 

Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence

📝 This tour includes: Transportation, a guided tour of both cities, and access to the Pisa Cathedral. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Pisa Tours with Wine Tasting at a Chianti Winery

▶️ See the picturesque vineyards and medieval architecture of the countryside with a Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at a Chianti Winery. The trip will lead you to explore the magnificent cities of Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa from Florence, with all transfers covered. 

Choose between a small-group or private journey and make your way to Siena, where after a guided tour around its major landmarks you’ll have free time to roam at your leisure. Step back in time with a visit to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, and stop at a Chianti winery for a scrumptious lunch and a wine-tasting session. 

You’ll also enjoy free time in Pisa to wander around Piazza dei Miracoli and visit its attractions. You can’t forget the iconic picture holding the leaning tower!

📝 This Tuscany + Pisa tour from Florence includes: Roundtrip transportation, a guided tour in Siena, lunch and wine tastings, a guide, and free time in each location. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Embark on a Private Pisa and Lucca Wine Tour from Florence that allows you to combine a cultural trip to these two stunning Italian cities with Tuscany’s gem product: wine!

You’ll spend a full day exploring the charming medieval town of Lucca, home to a 2nd-century Roman Amphitheater and elegant (and pretty much intact) Renaissance walls, and the historic center of Pisa. 

There you can’t miss the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower, the striking Baptistery, and the Cathedral, among the city’s other celebrated monuments, and the picturesque Piazza dei Cavalieri. Along the way, sample delicious Chianti wines at an organic winery and learn about the winemaking process and traditions in the area. 

Private Pisa and Lucca Wine Tour from Florence

📝 This Pisa private tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, a guide, wine and olive oil tasting, and snacks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Limited Time? Check Out This Half-Day Trip to Pisa from Florence

If you don’t have a full day to spare, one of the best tours to Pisa from Florence is this Half-Day Afternoon Tour that takes you out and back to Florence in just a few hours. You’ll head straight to the Square of Miracles, where most of Pisa’s major landmarks are clustered together for a guided tour. 

Learn about the monuments’ history and architecture from your expert guide, check out the Cathedral, get your mandatory photos with the leaning tower, and stroll around the Monumental Cemetery before returning to Florence. You’ll have free time after the tour, so you can choose to go up the tower of Pisa or pay a visit to the Baptistery. 

This tour is ideal if you want to explore both Florence and Pisa in one day!

📝 This Pisa half day tour from Florence includes: Transportation, a guided tour of Pisa, and optional entrance to the Cathedral. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Tours from Florence to Pisa

▶️ Take a Private Half-Day and Guided Tour of Pisa and see the world-famous Leaning Tower on a 4-hour adventure. 

You’ll meet your local guide at Piazza dei Miracoli for a very comprehensive and interesting tour around its major landmarks, and then enjoy free time to wander around. 

You can choose to go up the famous leaning tower, check out the marble Baptistery, or visit the Cathedral as you explore the city on your own. A chauffeured vehicle will be at your disposal during the whole time, and the trip concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Florence. 

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, private transportation, and a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Experience the best of Tuscany in just one day with a Private Pisa, Siena, and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence. Your driver will take you through the stunning Tuscan countryside and make the first stop at Siena’s UNESCO-listed historic center for a self-guided walking tour.

Explore the city’s rich art and history, visit the Piazza del Campo, and climb the Torre del Mangia for panoramic views. Then head to San Gimignano to marvel at its 13 medieval towers and enjoy a glass of local wine before making your way to Pisa’s iconic Piazza dei Miracoli. 

There you can’t forget to snap a photo in front of the famous Leaning Tower, and check out the rest of the monuments which are equally impressive (even if they’re actually straight!) This private tour offers a personalized experience,  allowing for flexibility in the itinerary and ample free time to explore each city on your own. 

Private Tour of Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano from Florence

📝 This tour includes: Hotel roundtrip transportation, entrance to Siena Cathedral, a speaking driver, and free time in each location. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Join this Private Full-Day Trip from Florence to Pisa and Cinque Terre and get ready to discover the colorful seaside villages perched over the Ligurian Sea and wander around the monuments of Pisa. 

On your trip to Cinque Terre, you’ll discover the historic towns of Manarola and Corniglia with their stunning terraced slopes, pastel squares, and numerous viewing points. Hop on a shared boat ride to Vernazza and soak up the charming atmosphere of the harbor area and beach, and admire the best views of Cinque Terre from the town of Belvedere. 

Before heading back to Florence, stop in Pisa to see the iconic Leaning Tower at Piazza dei Miracoli. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the beauty of these incredible destinations!

📝 This Florence to Pisa tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, boat transfers, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Florence to Pisa Tours FAQs

Is Pisa worth a day trip from Florence?

Yes! The cities are very close to each other, and Pisa is definitely worth a visit. you can visit on your own by train, but you can also join a Florence to Pisa day tour and not stress about the logistics.

What are the best Pisa tours from Florence?

In my opinion, the best tours from Florence to Pisa are the following: 
Tuscany Day Trip from Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa & Lunch at a Winery
From Florence: Pisa Day Tour with Leaning Tower of Pisa Tour
Pisa and Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour

Can you suggest a Pisa tour with wine tasting?

Looking for a tour from Florence to Pisa with wine tastings? I got you covered with three amazing options: 
Tuscany Day Trip from Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa & Lunch at a Winery
Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti Winery
Day Trip to Pisa and Lucca from Florence + Wine Tasting

Can I join a bus tour from Florence to Pisa? 

There are several tours to Pisa that make the trip in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus or minivan. Some of them include: 
Pisa Half-Day Afternoon Tour from Florence
Tuscany + Chianti Winery Day Trip
Day Trip to Pisa and Lucca from Florence

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.

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