Florence (Livorno) Pisa Walking Tour Excursion Reviews
I was surprised I liked Pisa as much as I did, but I was charmed by it's winding streets and the leaning tower. I stayed with my guide to get a narrated tour and got a much better experience. I did not climb the tower or go into the church, but would have liked to if I had the time. Watch out for the massive amounts of gnats swirling around the fountain.
Went to Lucca first, but because it was early many of the stores were closed. then went to pisa. which was very crowded but impressive
We loved the tour--and the guide. The bus drops you off outside the city and it's a bit of a hike into the Tower area, but lovely and interesting sights to see along the way. We did not take the climb inside the tower.
This was a fabulous site. You do have to hike from the parking lot into town but well worth it. Tour guide was great. We loved seeing the basilica, baptisery and Leaning Tower, of course. Many times to Italy but never to Pisa. Thought the small city was fantastic and really enjoyed seeing this iconic place.
First stop with the ships tour and we arrived at 0800hrs and were there for just over an hour. Wonderful as we got there before a lot of other tour groups so was quite peaceful.
Great experience, and a wonderful time around the tower
I have only given this tour a 3 as it was padded out with a boat tour that really was a waste of time. However as coaches are not allowed in Pisa it offered a very good toy train trip directly to the site, which seems a bit silly at first until you realise how far you would have had to walk if you went on the coach to the tower only (20 min walk from coach) This saved a tremendous amount of time as the train took you straight to the tower (literally !!) The guide was really good and informative however the subsequent boat trip down a swampy river with homeless people living on each bank did not make for pleasant viewing and really should be omitted.
The boat then arrived back at the nature reserve for your coach journey back to the Ship.
The tower is a must to see if you are stopping in Livorno.