Want to avoid the large cruise ship tours and see Pisa and Florence in style. This small group tour is the best guided way to see the Leaning Tower, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and many other famous historical landmarks of Florence and Pisa.
We head off on this popular small group tour to the world famous medieval town of Pisa. There are some great opportunities for photos as you visit the Field of Miracles and you will love the sensational Leaning Tower of Pisa. It took nearly two hundred years to build from 1173 and started to lean in the early stages of being built. At the top of the tower you will see it leans from over twelve feet from the centre
You will also visit Duomo Square and the Pisa Baptistry of St. John, this amazing building is made from three brass doors and marble. Here you can see the sculptures that Michelangelo called the Gates of Paradise.
Why not take a walk by the Piazza Dei Cavalieri, the political center in medieval times with beautiful facades.
Once we have been in awe of Pisa we head through the Tuscan countryside to Florence, passing under the famed Porto Romana gate built into the 13th century walls of the city. Here you will enjoy guided tours of Pitti Palace, a huge Renaissance palace and palazzo. This used to be used by the ruling families and known as a power base of Napoleon.
A popular visit to Boboli Gardens which has some stunning ancient sculptures. From the terrace on Piazza del Michelangelo it gives a great chance for photos of a memorable overview of Florence.
In Florence we also have time to explore The Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and the grand Palazzo Vecchio, known as thr town hall. Here you can visit the famous Uffizi Gallery, a museum that proudly owns several paintings from the masters including Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Botticelli and Raffaello.
Also throughout this tour you will see the wonderful sights of Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral with its Giotto Bell Tower as well as the Basilica of Santa Croce.
Your guide will let you in on the secrets and share great tales of Florence as walk by the Arno River. There is also a visit to the most photographed point at the Ponte Vecchio Bridge.
There is no better way to visit Florence and Pisa for the day when in La Spezia than through a small group tour. This tour does book out early so book today to make sure you make the most from your cruise.