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Half Day tour of Pisa & The Leaning Tower (up to 8 people)

Half Day tour of Pisa & The Leaning Tower (up to 8 people)

private tour of pisa

Half Day tour of Pisa & The Leaning Tower (up to 8 people)

From: 190,00

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From: 190,00

DURATION: 4 hours

DEPARTURE TIME: 9.30am or 2.30pm

FREQUENCY: Every day

LANGUAGES: English, Italian

MEETING POINT: At the fountain in front of the Pisa Centrale train station located in the center of “Piazza della Stazione”

The cost of the tour is fixed and does not depend on the number of people (up to 8) or the ages of children or adults in your party. Only €95 will be paid online, the remaining payment of €95 must be made on the day of the walking tour. The cost of the tickets are not included included in this price.

A visit to Pisa is often inspired by the architectural wonder that is the leaning tower, but the city has so much more to offer its visitors than this one attraction. A city of artists, scientists and merchants, Pisa was a powerful maritime Republic that rivaled Florence in its prime. On this half day tour, you’ll not only join in the footsteps of history as you climb the leaning tower, you’ll get a taste of real Tuscan life in this university town on the Arno river.

Description

HIGHLIGHTS

Half Day private tour of Pisa & The Leaning Tower

  • 4 hour private tour with a professional, licensed guide
  • Timed entry to climb the leaning tower of Pisa
  • Square of Miracles: Entry to Cathedral of Pisa, Baptistry and Camposanto
  • Tomb of Fibonacci
  • The swinging lamp that inspired Galileo’s experiments
  • Arno River views
  • Keith Haring Mural
  • Santa Maria della Spina Church
  • Square of the Knights
  • Numerous hidden gems along Pisa’s medieval streets

Inclusions

  • Professional guide with regional Tuscany or Florentine License
  • Timed entry reservations at the Leaning Tower
  • Free entry to the Cathedral

Exclusions

  • Price of the Adult Tickets: €25 total for adults 11 and up (€18 for the tower + €7 for baptistry/camposanto)
  • Price of Children tickets: €18 total for 10 years old and under (€18 for the tower + free for baptistry/camposanto)
  • Transportation
  • Food or beverages
  • Optional gratuities

TOUR ITINERARY
A visit to Pisa is often inspired by the architectural wonder that is the leaning tower, but the city has so much more to offer its visitors than this one attraction. A city of artists, scientists and merchants, Pisa was a powerful maritime Republic that rivaled Florence in its prime. On this half day tour, you’ll not only experience history as you climb the leaning tower, you’ll get a taste of real Tuscan life in this university town on the Arno river.

Begin with a stroll through the medieval streets where the contradictions begin: you’ll see a massive street art mural by Keith Haring, the delicate church “Santa Maria della Spina” perched on the banks of the Arno river and the house where Galileo was born not far from where he’d later perform his gravitational experiments. Medieval porticoes and churches contrast with the bustle of Pisans shopping at casual outdoor markets in the morning or heading for aperitivo with friends in the evening.

You’ll always find students in the Square of the Knights with its famous university founded by Napoleon and the tower of Count Ugolino, found in the furthest reaches of hell in Dante’s Divine Comedy. Numerous Popes, Galileo, the 20th century physicist Enrico Fermi and even singer Andrea Bocelli received their educations in Pisa. This square speaks to the Academic tradition of thinkers and scholars that have made Pisa a center of innovation for centuries.

No visit to Pisa is complete without a thorough exploration of the square of miracles. The grand cathedral is a magnificent example of the perfection and grandeur of Romanesque architecture. If we time our entry to the baptistry just right, you’ll hear the ethereal echo effect of singing voices before visiting the tomb of the great scientist Fibonacci in the monumental Camposanto cemetery full of beautiful statues and frescoes. (This is also the location of the famous swinging lamp that inspired Galileo’s experiments.) Last, but certainly not least, you’ll learn the secrets and circumstances behind how the tower of Pisa got its lean and how engineers have worked for centuries to maintain it before climbing its 297 steps for a spectacular view over the Square of Miracles.

Lastly, I encourage you to take advantage of your time in this corner of Tuscany by combining your tour of Pisa with any of the following: a visit to the walled city of Lucca, Leonardo’s birthplace in the town of Vinci, tastings in a local winery, shopping in Pisa or enjoying a relaxed lunch or dinner on the coast or the countryside.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Your guide will meet you at the fountain in front of the Pisa Centrale train station located in the center of “Piazza della Stazione”
  • The cost of the tour is fixed and does not depend on the number of people (up to 8) or the ages of children or adults in your party.  Only €95 will be paid online, the remaining payment of €95 must be made on the day of the tour.
  • Cost of entry tickets are NOT included in the tour price and are to be paid to your guide at the time of the tour: €25 is the total ticket price for adults 11 years old and above (€18 for the tower + €7 for baptistry/camposanto). €18 is the total ticket price for children 10 and under (€18 for the tower + free entry to baptistry/camposanto). Entrance to the Cathedral is free for all.
  • Your guide will reserve timed entry to the leaning tower as well as entry tickets to the baptistry and Camposanto. These tickets are subject to availability so don’t wait to book!
  • There are 297 stone steps to the top of the leaning tower and no elevator.
  • It is possible to enter most locations on this tour with either strollers or wheelchairs but NOT the leaning tower – the only way up to the top are the stairs. It’s advised to wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be standing or walking for most of the tour.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Full refund when the cancellation occurs 7 days before the tour
  • no refund for a cancellation that occurs after that 

 

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