Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence

Firenze, Italy

From $56.60

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazzale Montelungo
    Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy

    TOURS & NEWS KIOSK AT PIAZZALE MONTELUNGO BUS TERMINAL Located at 5-10 minutes walking distance from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look for our staff wearing a FUCHSIA CIAOFLORENCE JACKET and holding a CIAOFLORENCE CLIPBOARD!

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.


1 hour Admission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Piazza dei Miracoli

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Duomo di Pisa

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Leaning Tower of Pisa

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Piazza Anfiteatro

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • 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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Featured review
All guides were personable, knowledgeable & professional. Made the history of Pisa & Lucca come vividly alive!


178 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Pisa was excellent but...
PAUL_C, Jun 2023
Pisa was excellent but disappointed with Lucca. Lucca was not what I expected. Beware that the coaches do not have toilets which surprised me.
Pisa and Lucca tour - excellent experience
Ricky_H, May 2023
We had a fun day experiencing Pisa and Lucca with your tour company and guide. The bus ride was comfortable and the guide provided info that interesting. Would definitely recommend to others wanting to see these cities.
Enjoyed seeing the sites
barbara_s, May 2023
The guide at Pisa was wonderful. She was engaging and informative. The Lucca guide was good. The original guide that met us on the bus could have walked slower and checked periodically behind her for folks who could not go as fast. At one point she was almost two blocks ahead of me and had no clue I was that far away. I feel That a good leader should be aware Of everyone in a group. Stopping every so often to look behind her would have been helpful.
Our guide Sarah in Pisa...
Ilah_W, May 2023
Our guide Sarah in Pisa was witty and fun. Gave us plenty of history and information, but not so much as to bore us. Our guide in Lucca was obviously new. Very dry, face and figures I would never remember, and I just stopped listening. While Pisa was just the right amount of walking -though be aware that the bus parking is quite a distance if you have ambulatory issues - Lucca required too much walking at the end of the day. Would have loved to see Lucca on a day all of its own.
Pisa & Lucca day trip
MooiLien_W, May 2023
A good introduction to both Pisa and Lucca, and also available free time for us to explore individually or just to have a good lunch and enjoyed the ambiance.
Where’s The Washroom?
David_L, May 2023
Piza and Luca were very interesting places. The guides and the driver were very accommodating and knowledgeable. I would love to give it a five but I can’t. The listing on the site said that we would be travelling on a fully equipped coach but it wasn’t. Fully equipped means washroom. A call before the trip verified this. This is the second time that the Viator site made a mistake.
Amazing tour guides on this trip
Mallory_L, May 2023
This tour was so great! We loved our tour guide on the bus and the local tour guides. It was a great experience and the tour guides gave us really helpful info - restaurant recommendations in the cities, good photo spots, and a tour of the whole city. Getting the info we got and seeing both cities in a day is something we wouldn't easily accomplish on our own. Thank you for a great time
Sunny Tuscany Day in Pisa & Lucca
Dominic_D, May 2023
All guides were personable, knowledgeable & professional. Made the history of Pisa & Lucca come vividly alive!
Educational at a relaxing pace!
Kathryn_F, May 2023
Was a great day of exploring and both guides were delightful!! Pisa has many good restaurants so was easy to have a wonderful meal and still see the sights before heading to Lucca. Also had plenty of time after the enchanting tour of Lucca to sit and relax with an adult beverage. Was a very educational day at a very relaxing pace.
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Hazem_A, Apr 2023
Nice trip excellent guide and bus driver. Group was not too big. Worth the money and time. Informative
Recommend Pisa, lucca was OK
Diana_A, Apr 2023
Trip to Pisa was good. Both the local guides at Pisa and Lucca were friendly and knowledgeable, but personnally we didnt like Lucca as much. Pisa+ seina would have been better for us. But overall we got plenty of free time after our guided tours for food, rest and exploration on our own. Note: long lines to buy tickets to get inside the tower, baptisery and basilica, IF possible buy them ahead or use the time to enjoy a nice sit down meal.
Pisa and Lucca
bryon_d, Mar 2023
I am afraid that I can’t remember the names of our driver and our leader, but they were both excellent. Our driver who navigated us through the traffic, and our leader who always kept an eye on us and made sure that we knew where to meet, how much time we had at each place and gave us excellent commentary in English and Spanish. It was an excellent day trip on March 23rd,2023.
Pisa and Lucca : A trip not to be missed.
Vicki_R, Feb 2023
Jacob was a true tour leader. His renditions of how, when, where and why at all stages of our day were excellent. He and the two local guides and our competent driver made the trip experience very enjoyable .
Very good tour to experience both Pisa and Lucca.
Brian_C, Nov 2022
The first tour guide and the one who stayed with us through the day was very good and knowledgeable. She was able to answer any questions we had. We had both English and Spanish speakers in our group. When the guide would give info in English, the Spanish speakers could take pictures and vice versa. We split up with our own English speaking guide in Lucca, and he was very good too. We had ample time in both places to explore ourselves, take photos, grab a bite, etc. I even had enough time in Pisa to climb the tower.
Great guide and awesome towns
Anne_M, Nov 2022
Loved walking the streets of both towns and learning from Emilio our guide who was so knowledgeable about Italian history. Fun to have a little free time.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Anne, thank you for the review! We're happy to read you enjoyed the tour. We hope to be able to welcome you again on another tour soon!
Very worthwhile doing
ALFIO_D, Oct 2022
It was fascinating to see the leaning tower, and the beautiful church. We didn't opt for the lunch but it wasn't hard to find a nice place to eat nearby. Lucca was interesting and very worthwhile. It seemed quiet at first but I couldn't believe what a wonderful shopping strip they have. It can be tiring seeing the usual souvenir stalls but this place has everything. I was particularly looking for clothes for my two grandchildren. They had a fantastic childrens clothing shop and show shop.
Ticked the bucket list to see Pisa
Felice_D, Oct 2022
A fantastic day under the guidance of Roberto which ticked a couple of places on the bucket list. Well organised day
Scattered Tri Lingual Tour. No Bueno.
William_C, Oct 2022
This is a tour for Spanish and Portuguese speaking tourists. I guess I missed that when I booked this tour. Everything was scattered and rushed because they don't know where to focus. A different tour guide in each town. Pisa is a tower and a beautiful cathedral that could have been covered in 90 minutes and then head to the gem which is Luca. More time with lunch should have spent here. Need to go back on our own not on a tour.
Great tour and guides!
wpqp5xqqqb, Oct 2022
Guides, Jacob was very nice and informed. Massimo was an excellent driver. Jacob shared great facts and the tour was well paced! Great to see two historic cities.
Tuscany trip
Felix, Sep 2022
Pisa is worth a visit not just for the Leaning Tower. The city center is easy to walk. Our Pisa guide, Sara, was excellent.
Not what we booked!
Fiona_W, Sep 2022
I booked an English tour, however what we got was a Spanish tour with English as a second language! Not what I booked at all! The local guides where fine, especially Ricardo in Pisa. We booked the lunch option, which was in a garden restaurant and was lovely. Really enjoyed Pisa and Lucca. However, the day for us was was spoilt by having to listen to Andrea speaking in Spanish and Portuguese.....the bus trip was just so loud!
Stani made all the difference!!
Deborah_S, Aug 2022
Stanislava was fantastic! Not only knowledgeable and so linguistically fluent, but kind, understanding, and thoughtful. Thank you, Stani!
We loved seeing the...
Carmine_R, Aug 2022
We loved seeing the leaning tower of Pisa but we don’t feel the tour guide was explicit enough with telling you the area she was meeting you in. We signed up for an English tour and the guide had to speak 3 different languages for all participants. This was hard to follow for us.
It was a great day and...
Melanie_L, Aug 2022
It was a great day and Sandro was a fantastic guide and the local guide in Pisa was amazing. The local guide in Lucca was less great - felt rushed and like she was simply repeating information like a robot. Our driver, Angela, was fantastic. I only wish we had more free time in Pisa. The free time was looped in with lunch so we didn’t actually have that much free time.
Our visit to Pisa and...
Heather_S, Jul 2022
Our visit to Pisa and Lucca was excellent and both my daughter and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a day trip from Florence. Our guide Antionelle and driver (name ?) were professional, knowledgeable and organized so the trip went without a hitch. A++
Poor guide makes for poor experience
Mary_J, Jul 2022
Most unprofessional tour guide ever. Pisa was a nice venue, as was Lucca. Guide’s English was heavily accented, he shared very little information while on the bus ride, offered no help to people exiting the bus, ranted in Italian continuously to the bus driver during the bus rides, & offered a very lackluster thank you at the conclusion of the tour.
amazing history, incredible tour
Cathy_R, May 2022
the bus ride was pleasant and comfortable. the tour guides on the bus and in each location had a ton of knowledge about the places as well as the historical information. they were so friendly and helpful when questions were asked as well. truly loved experiencing Pisa and Lucca this way. had a wonderful day with my son and that's what mattered!! would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to see Pisa and Lucca (which i didnt know about until i booked the tour).
Pisa travel difficulties.
RILEY_O, May 2022
In Pisa the distance from the bus drop off to the Cathedral grounds was painfully long. Most of the tourists were tired or suffering from the heat by the time of arrival.
A day of two halves
steve_h, May 2022
The first part of the tour in Pisa was very good. The guide who organised the group was great, and our guide in Pisa was informative. The second half of the day in Lucca was a slight disappointment. There were no comfort breaks which made a lot of the group uncomfortable throughout the afternoon. The guide was pleasant the pace of her tour was disjointed.
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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