15 Best Pizza Tours

Pisa is a city of approximately 100,000 inhabitants in the Tuscany region of central Italy. It is home to the most famous leaning tower in the world.

Originally built in the 12th century, the tower is nearly 200 feet tall.

Although it slopes nearly 5 degrees, healthy visitors can still extend its 296 steps and survey the surrounding area.

While the tower is the town’s main attraction, most visitors are pleasantly surprised to find many other attractions nearby.

Tours focus on history and culture, architecture, art and cuisine, and day trips to nearby towns are also popular.

1. All-inclusive guided tour of the Baptistery, Cathedral and Leaning Tower

Piazza Miracles

Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli is the central square where the town’s most famous sights are located.

That means getting a full overview of what makes pizza so unique can be done in a relatively short amount of time, leaving most of the day for other activities.

This all-inclusive tour includes the Baptistery, the Leaning Tower and the Cathedral. It is led by knowledgeable and enthusiastic locals.

Tours last from 90 minutes to 2 hours, but due to the height of the tower, there are age restrictions for those who want to reach the top.

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2. Pisa Cathedral, Leaning Tower and Wine Tasting Tour

Cathedral of Pisa

During the first hour of this 2½-hour combination tour, participants will explore the sights of the Square of Miracles on a guided tour.

The square or square is dominated by the iconic Leaning Tower and the impressive Cathedral of Pisa. Guests will benefit from the tour guide’s historical and cultural insights at each stop.

Guests over the age of eight can choose to climb to the top of the tower if they choose the package when booking.

For those older, there will be a relaxing mid-stream tasting session in the shadow of the tower before wrapping up the day.

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3. 2-hour walking tour

Borgo Stretto, Pizza

Hiking is often the best option for those who like to rub shoulders with the locals and see things from a clear street perspective.

The two-hour tour begins at the train station as participants briefly meet and greet with a local guide, after which they’ll explore corners of the medieval town that usually don’t get much traffic.

From there, they’ll take a few side tours that include Borgo Stretto, Piazza dei Cavalieri, and many unique neighborhoods known for their frescoes and architecture.

Travel is effortless and suitable for pets, children and people with limited mobility.

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4. Self-guided bike tour

Pizza Self-Guided Bike Tour

While guided tours are definitely worth the money for first-time visitors to new areas, self-guided tours are a great option for those who prefer to see things in their own way and at their own pace.

This app-based self-guided bike tour allows guests to rent a bike, get ideas and routes to valuable attractions, and start exploring without having to worry about a strict schedule.

That means lots of space, good time outdoors, and lots of exercise.

Tour highlights include the stretch along the Arno River, the Leaning Tower, and the town’s impressive monuments and fortifications.

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5. Pizza Food Tour

Pizza Food Tour

Obviously, those who put together this pizza food tour are sure to leave guests satisfied as they increase their satiety.

Each tour will visit five local restaurants, where guests will learn about the culture and culinary traditions of pizza while sampling a variety of local classics such as homemade ice cream, focaccia, cured meats, soups and wines, and more.

Compared to other Italian cities, the cuisine of pizza is clearly different, which is also its charm.

The tour lasts about 3 ½ hours and includes heavy eating, so come on an empty stomach.

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6. 2-Hour Private Downtown Tour

Miracle Square

For those who prefer an intimate and personalized vacation activity, this two-hour downtown tour will be a great option, as it’s limited to two people.

Unlike large tour groups, guests will receive the full attention of local guides, which will make their experience more engaging, educational and entertaining.

The tour begins in Piazza dei Miracoli, the beating heart of the city’s historic district.

Sights include the Leaning Tower and Pisa Cathedral, the latter widely regarded as one of the country’s leading examples of Renaissance architecture.

The tour can be fast or slow depending on the mood of the guest.

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7. Pizza Street Food Tour and Skip-the-Line Entry to the Leaning Tower

Leaning Tower of Pisa

There is no better way to experience cultural immersion than eating where the locals eat.

It’s no surprise that street food tours are becoming more popular around the world, with many focusing on exploring neighborhoods and restaurants that don’t have a lot of tourist traffic.

While the tour stops at many popular street food vendors, it also includes visits to some of the city’s most important sights, such as the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Leaning Tower.

This is a great value for those who want to fill their stomachs and learn about the things that make the area so unique.

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8. Cinque Terre Small Group Tour from Pisa

Cinque Terre

The village of the Cinque Terre is one of the most charming old world attractions in the region. For those tired of pizza’s often crowded attractions, this is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few hours.

After meeting with the guide, guests will depart from Pisa in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

The coastline between Pisa and the Cinque Terre is breathtaking, and participants will enjoy land and sea transport while exploring the region’s national parks and medieval castle ruins.

The tour includes all necessary tickets, free time and a multilingual guide.

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9. 2 ½ hour traditional tapas sightseeing tour

Pisa Sightseeing Tour

The only way better than spending hours exploring Pisa’s top sights is to explore them while eating lots of traditional local snacks.

During the sightseeing portion of the tour, guests and their guide will visit the Leaning Tower, the Square of Miracles, and swing on the scenic banks of the Arno River.

They will also head to some medieval quarters with narrow streets to sample a variety of snacks and beverages, from coffee, sweets and pizza to local wines and soft drinks.

At just 2.5 hours, the tour leaves plenty of time for unguided exploration and dining later in the day.

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10. San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti Full-Day Tour from Pisa

Campo Square, Siena

Tours that offer guided tours and free time are ideal for those who want to benefit from the insight of the locals without feeling like they are tied down all day.

On this combined tour, participants will explore San Gimignano on their own, before returning to the estate to sample local wines and enjoy a Tuscan-style lunch.

After lunch, the group will travel to Siena to visit the fortress of Monteriggioni, where there will be many multilingual guides.

There will also be plenty of time to visit Siena’s town hall and central square before returning to Pisa.

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11. 2-hour guided tour with Leaning Tower and Cathedral

Italian Pizza

Two- and three-hour tours seem to dominate in and around Pisa. For those with limited time, they are the perfect way to earn scarce travel expenses.

On this two-hour walking tour with a local guide, guests will visit the town’s monuments, learn about its history, and climb the 296 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower if the spirit moves them.

Participants will benefit from the insights of their guides and are often surprised to learn that famous historical figures like Galileo used to walk the same streets hundreds of years ago.

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12. Florence 3-Hour Vespa Panoramic Tour from Pisa

Vespa Journey

The countryside between Pisa and Florence is beautiful. On this tour, guests will cover the land on a train, then meet their guide and hit the streets in their Vespa.

Once participants are satisfied with their scooters, they will begin to visit some of the city’s main attractions, such as Piazza della Stazione 4, Piazzale Michelangelo and the Abbey of San Miniato.

Group sizes are limited, and tours can range from fast-paced and exhilarating to relaxed and leisurely, depending on your riding skills, age, and interests.

Drivers must be at least 18 years old, but young children may ride behind adults.

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13. Best of Pizza Guided Tour with Optional Leaning Tower Ticket


With a crumbling tower that seems to defy the laws of physics, beautiful medieval squares and some of the most impressive cathedrals in the area, Pisa is full of well-known attractions that can keep visitors busy and engaged for days on end.

Starting in the city’s Old Town, this 2½-hour guided tour offers guests the option of entering and climbing to the top of the Leaning Tower.

It doesn’t matter if you’d rather take it off the ground, as it will allow more time to visit other sights such as the Baptistery, the Church of San Sisto and Piazza dei Cavalieri.

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14. Half-Day Tuscan Hills Wine Tasting in Pizza or Lucca

Tuscan Hills Wine

Whether you’re staying in Pisa or Lucca, this half-day Tuscan wine tasting tour is a great way to escape the crowds and enjoy the region’s natural beauty and world-renowned wines.

The tour includes round-trip transportation to and from Pisa or Lucca, after which guests and their guide will travel to the family-owned winery and olive farm, where they will be visited by one of the owners.

After the tour, you’ll have ample opportunity to taste a variety of wines and olive oils before driving back to your departure city with ease and scenic beauty.

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15. 1.5-Hour Small Group Leaning Tower Tour (Includes Tickets)

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Since many of Pisa’s attractions are close by, it’s possible to experience some of them together, even for those with less than a few hours to spare.

The excursion begins with a one-hour tour of Miracle Square, the city’s historical, cultural and tourist hub.

Surrounded by monuments, churches and, of course, the Leaning Tower, the square is one of the most well-known and visited sights in the country.

For those who think they have enough stamina, it is possible to climb nearly 300 steps to the top of the tower.

Once there, the views are stunning, but children under eight will have to stay on the ground.

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