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Florence, trips & excursions

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Once you've selected a date on the calendar we'll show you the tour options that are available, one or more of which may be of interest to you.

If you are interested in more details about these tours check the list below.

tickitaly.com offer an ever-increasing range of Florence excursions, and on this page we attempt to summarise them for you. By excursions we mean day-trips, half-day trips, outings, visits ... places to go to from Florence, in other words ... if you are looking for tours and activities in Florence then you'll find them on this page.

A visit to Pisa and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Reservations on a guided tour, departing from Florence, of the Leaning Tower, cathedral and baptistery of Pisa.

A fully escorted guided tour of the wonders of the 'Field of Miracles' (Piazza dei Miracoli) at Pisa. More specifically, the cathedral (duomo), baptistery (battistero) and, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre Pendente). The tour is available in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian and will take around 5 and a half hours in total. The cost includes all transport and assistance, a local guide in Pisa as well as all entrance tickets.

The tour runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

You'll meet at a central point in Florence and head off towards Pisa at 08.30 in the morning. Once in Pisa you'll be taken to admire the architectural beauty of the Piazza dei Miracoli. You'll climb the Leaning Tower, have the history of the baptistry and other buildings explained to you, followed by an accompanied trip around the cathedral. You'll then have some free time before the bus heads off back to Florence. This excursion from Florence runs all over the year. Children under the age of 8 are not allowed to ascend the tower and this tour is therefore not suitable for families with younger children.

(If you're looking for straightforward Pisa Tower tickets, then click here. We also have a day trip to Pisa and Lucca that may be of interest.)

We have an information page here for the Tower of Pisa.

A day trip to Pisa and Lucca.

This is a full day tour that heads off from Florence in the morning, first to explore Pisa and then Lucca, with a stop at a Lucca pastry shop to try the famed delicacy buccellato before heading back to Florence.

The excursion leaves Florence at 09.00 in the morning and lasts around 8 hours and 30 minutes; from April until the end of October the tour runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, whereas from November until the end of March it runs on Thursdays and Saturdays only.

It is, of course, a given that Florence is hardly wanting in terms of attractions and distractions, but it may well be that you'll want to see a touch more of Tuscany whilst you're there. This day trip ticks many Tuscan boxes - you get to see the amazing buildings of Pisa's 'Field of Miracles', the Leaning Tower (exterior) included; you'll explore the winding timeless streets of Lucca, that most perfect of medieval Italian towns, and before heading back to Florence you'll stop off at a Lucca pastry shop to try the famed delicacy buccellato.

You'll have a guided walking tour around the 'Field of Miracles', seeing the exteriors of the Leaning Tower and the Baptistery and the interior of the splendid cathedral, followed by some time for shopping and photographs. This tour does not involve climbing the Leaning Tower.

In Lucca you'll have free time to stroll around the historical town, to see the famous walls, the amphitheatre, the Guinigi Tower and the impressive Romanesque cathedral and you'll tasting 'Buccellato' typical cake. Lucca will feel less crowded than Pisa (not to mention Florence) and after your explorations you'll have the chance to visit a Lucca pastry shop to try the famed delicacy buccellato - you're said to have not truly visited Lucca unless you've sampled buccellato!

A day trip to Siena and San Gimignano.

How to join a full day excursion from Florence to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti, wine tasting included.

This is a full day tour that heads off from Florence in the morning, first to explore San Gimignano and then on to Siena, with a stop at a Chianti countryside farmhouse to taste some local wine and typical produce en route. You'll see the picture-postcard countryside of Chianti and espy medieval villages and hilltop villas along the way.

The excursion leaves Florence at 08.45 in the morning and lasts around 11 hours; the tour runs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 31st October to 31st March, in the rest of the year it runs all days.

Florence will enchant you, of that there's little doubt, but you are likely to want to see at least some of the wonderful countryside of Tuscany, and where better than the Chianti wine-producing region? With this day long excursion you'll see much of medieval Tuscany, town and country, and you'll be well advised to have backup batteries for your cameras.

First stop is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Gimignano, the medieval Manhattan, where bankers outdid each other to build the highest tower in town. You'll have some free time to wander the alleyways of this memorable and evocative place, discovering ancient churches and hidden squares as you go.

Driving through the lovely countryside on the way to Siena you'll stop off for the wine tasting mentioned above and, once in Siena, you'll have some free time for preliminary rambling and perhaps a spot of lunch (note that this is not included). You'll then be shown Siena in the company of a local guide who'll guide you along steep medieval streets and show you around the breathtaking cathedral as well as the impressive Town Hall and the famous Piazza del Campo.

On the way back to Florence there will usually be a stop off to explore Monteriggioni, a gorgeous example of a small, fortified Tuscan hilltop town.

A day trip to the Cinque Terre.

How to join a full day excursion from Florence to the Cinque Terre fishing ports.

A full day's trip to the magical Cinque Terre, the 5 fishing ports perched on the cliffs of Liguria. You'll explore the villages and take a stroll along the 'Path of Love' to take in the amazing Meditteranean views.

The excursion leaves Florence at 07.00 in the morning and lasts around 12 and a half hours; the tour runs from the 1st of April until the end of October, seven days a week.

You'll be shown around the steep hills and narrow lanes of Vernazza, and from there it's on to Monterosso, another old fishing village held to be the 'pearl' of the Cinque Terre. Here you'll have some free time to wander the village, enjoy the beach - maybe even take a swim in the crystal clear waters - and enjoy a typical Ligurian lunch (this is included in price, note).

From Monterosso it's another train back to Manarola from where you'll walk the famous 'Via dell'Amore' to the last, southernmost of the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore. There is a footpath winding through all of the 5 Terre, but only this last section, the 'Path of Love', is flat and well paved. The walk is an easy one and offers some stunning views of the coast along the way - total distance is a kilometre or so.

Then it's back to La Spezia and the ride home to Florence. The tour includes all tickets (be they train, bus or boat) and you're recommended to dress comfortably (including footwear), bring swim wear and a hat for protection from the sun. This is an unforgettable tour of a place so unique and beautiful that it is an UNESCO listed and protected area.

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