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Leaning Tower and Cathedral of Pisa afternoon timed-entry Ticket

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Pisa, Italy
Leaning Tower and Cathedral of Pisa afternoon timed-entry Ticket

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Overview

Visit the legendary Leaning Tower of Pisa with this afternoon admission ticket. Sail past long queues, hand in your ticket, and then ascend up the famous tower for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Bring your camera to capture the commanding views of Pisa.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument independently
  • Climb the tower's 294-step spiral staircase
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Pisa from the top
  • Gaze down at Cathedral Square and see other top Pisa attractions like the Baptistery
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Leaning Tower afternoon timed-entry Ticket
Cathedral admission
Agency booking fee
Guided tour
4:45 PM
One of the most recognizable structures on the planet, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is an iconic wonder that everyone should experience. And there's no better way to do that than to walk up the stairs and get an amazing view from the top of the tilting tower. The Renaissance-era bell tower, which took 200 years to construct and is 183 feet (56 meters) high, began leaning during construction. Nobody knows for sure why this is! Some say it was the result of an architectural miscalculation, whereas others believe the soft clay ground was the cause. It was only in the late 20th century and early 21st century that the tilt was fully stabilized. 

After giving your voucher to the ticket-taker, skip the long lines with your priority ticket and make your way up the 294 stairs to the top. You'll have 30 minutes to enjoy the view from the top, as you take in the grassy Piazza del Duomo. Then carefully go back down the stairs and you're sure to have a great tale to tell the friends and family back home.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Recognized worldwide, the gravity-defying Leaning Tower of Pisa has captivated crowds for centuries with its distinctive tilt. The tower, which took nearly 200 years to construct, started leaning even before it was finished and still nobody knows for sure why this is! Some say it was the result of an architectural miscalculation, whereas others believe the soft clay ground was the cause. Decide for yourself by exploring this must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site! You’ll have a strict 30 minutes to climb to the top, take in the views and head back down, so be sure to make every second of your time in the tower count! The 294-step staircase can be disconcerting; with steps slanting different ways, but you’ll be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views over Pisa from the top! Walk around the tower’s balcony and take photos of the busy square below, littered with incredible monuments like Pisa Cathedral and the Campo Santo cemetery.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Duomo di Pisa
Pisa Cathedral is a model of the distinctive Pisa Romanesque architecture
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children between 9 and 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult and held by the hand at all times
  • Teenagers between 13 and 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 9 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Both our entrance times are fixed, can not be changed
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CAF Tour and Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Dont waste your time waiting around Buy it through Viator and use your time to tour around Pisa" See review
  • "Make sure you have no bagg with you because you can't take it with you." See review
  • "Recommend if you want to skip the line and be guaranteed entry, as we missed out on our last visit to Pisa." See review

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star-5
Leaning Tower of Piss
Gisella_G
, Sep 2019
Recommend if you want to skip the line and be guaranteed entry, as we missed out on our last visit to Pisa.
star-2
Lovely Tower Overpriced tickets, not skip the line, disorganized
Linda D
, Aug 2019
The Tower is great to see and fairly easy to climb. This ticket while advertised as skip the line, it is not. Also the time was supposed to be 16:30 but it was actually 16:45. Though not a big deal, if you are on a tight schedule it can be. Trying to find the "yellow sign" was impossible and had to call to ask where they were to which they responded "Oh, I'll call the girl".
star-4
Aussie couple touring Italy
Sharon_H
, Aug 2019
It was a little tricky to find the meeting point on our own (Google maps doesnt understand cnr of) but the information counter mid way down the left hand side of the square (when facing the tower) were very helpful. The operator arrived on rime and delivered our tickets. While the cost of the ticket was slightly more the benefit of getting our ticket without queuing and getting the timeslot that worked for us was worth it. This is not a guided tour it is about somone else buying your ticket on your behalf in advance. That worked perfectly for us. The Leaning Tower organises have it down to a fine art. You ownly queue when it is 5-10 mins before your timeslot. Make sure you have no bagg with you because you can't take it with you. There are lockers available where the ticket counter is. All in all a great experience.
star-5
Great views and you can feel the lean.
Jennifer_P
, Jul 2019
This was a great way to get to climb the tower. It was easy to meet up with the tour guide at the corner of the cathedral Square to exchange our voucher for the ticket which had been booked the day before. I didn't realise that entrance to the cathedral was included so had already visited the cathedral as part of another tour ticket.
star-5
Leaning tower of Pisa visit
roger_H
, Jul 2019
Service was very efficient and the visit exceeded our expectations. The history of the tower very interesting and the climb to the top very enjoyable.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Dear rogermichaelharris, thank you for sharing your experience with us! Your satisfaction is the best reward for all our efforts in trying to give to our customers the best service possible. We will be very glad to welcome you again in one of our tours! Best regards
star-5
Cannon trip
Trip52123267285
, Jul 2019
Excellent. Fun. Easy to obtain tickets and the location was right at the Tower. Appointment to ascend the Tower was fulfilled on time.
star-1
Overcharged for our tickets by viator
Wendy R
, Jul 2019
The visit to the leaning tower of Pisa on 10 July, was wonderful. However, Viator over charged us for our tickets. I booked 4 tickets online through the viator website and was charged €128\-. We waited for the agent at the designated spot from 2.30pm. Our tickets were for the 4.30pm entrance. When the CAF agent finally showed up at 4.30 pm with our tickets for the 5.00 pm entrance; after 2 phone calls, we discovered that the tickets she gave us stated that the cost for four tickets was €72/- and not €128/-. There was a difference of €56/- euros. I called up the number on my mobile voucher for the third time, but did not receive a clear explanation for the extra charge. There were tickets available at the leaning tower of Pisa official counter for €72/- for four people. We could have booked directly at the counter and entered for the earlier time slot. When I booked on the Viator website it seemed to imply that tickets weren’t easily available. We were disappointed and felt cheated of €56/- Euros. When questioned, the CAF agent’s response as to why we were overcharged, was “viator is expensive, they always overcharge” and she dismissed us. I would definitely not book any more tickets through viator. It was such a bad experience!
star-5
Very Convenient.. go straight up
Serge_M
, Jul 2019
Worth the upcharge. Yes you can buy directly from Pisa box office. Will it be sold out? Do you have long lines? Must you wait hours to get up? This ticket allows you to.show up exactly when you need to climb up. Dont waste your time waiting around Buy it through Viator and use your time to tour around Pisa
star-5
Wow!
Kenan_P
, Jun 2019
Worth the climb! Enjoyed the cathedral and baptistery tour too. Great views on the ground and at the top.
star-1
Where is the yellow CAF sign?
David_J
, Jul 2018
Many problems and I expect a full refund: 1st, tickets are only $18 at Pisa. I paid $38 thru Viator. 3rd: no yellow CAF sign to be found, and I walked and asked 6 different locations. Buy your tickets at Pisa. Very disappointing Viator!!!
star-4
J. Cllff Going down harder than going up. Tower is not a difficult climb.
Joan C
, Jul 2018
Finding the guide was a bit difficult, but climbing the tower was not. I was impressed with the view and the bells at the top.
star-5
Pisa
Diane V
, Jul 2018
We decided on this at the last minute. I had been told to give Pisa a miss. This was one of our best experiences. The teens in our group loved the tower. The climb is a little unsettling and it feels like you are tipsy. A very strange feeling but well worth the price of admission. We went on a Sunday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised that mass was being held in the duomo and the choir was singing the most beautiful music it brought tears to my eyes. Unfortunately we were too late to see the Baptista. Next time. Well worth a day trip. We received the ticket about 15 minutes before our entrance time. Plenty of time to check bags. No bags are allowed only cameras and cell phones are allowed.
star-5
It was wonderful to see this...
Laura_G
, May 2018
It was wonderful to see this historic place. Enjoyed the view from the top but given that you spend a good bit of time up there and the view doesn't change, I didn't stay long. It was tiresome going up and a little disorientating coming back down given the slanty stairs. The grounds surrounding the tower are stunning and it was lovely to just chill in the sunshine looking up at this wonder.
star-3
It was great to visit Pisa but...
Fiona G
, Jan 2018
It was great to visit Pisa but didn't like how we had to get our tickets. First off, we didn't like the fact that we had to meet someone at the corner of a street we didn't know. The street name was not visible on the building. We had to pretty much find a needle in a haystack. It was so busy there. Once we finally found the guy with our tickets we had no choice but to take the time they gave us. We landed up waiting another couple of hours before we could go up. They are pretty strict there only allowing a certain amount of people up every 15 minutes. Once you get to the top of Pisa though the view is amazing. BTW...they don't allow any bags or backpacks so make sure you check your items in the building that is straight across from the tower first before standing in line. You can also purchase your tickets there which I think we should have done. All in all, I wasn't that impressed. The building doesn't look so authentic anymore.
star-5
Excellent! by buying ahead of time...
darlene564
, Dec 2017
Excellent! by buying ahead of time we did not have to stand in line long. This is well worth it! D. Hale
star-4
It's very interesting climbing the...
Robert G
, Dec 2017
It's very interesting climbing the worn down stairs in a leaning tower, but it was well worth the money, great views from the top
star-5
The leaning tower is only 5 minute...
Angela R
, Nov 2017
The leaning tower is only 5 minute walk from Train station Pisa S. Rossore Station which is 4 minute train ride from Pisa Centrale Station. We picked up our pre-purchased tickets from the guide who was standing within a couple of feet from the entry door of the leaning tower with no issues. Our entry time was shown on the ticket which allowed us enough time to go to office next to tower to put all of our personal items in locker Can only take a camera on climb to top, which was free of charge. Climbing the stairs in the tower is a thrill. Stair steps are made of beautiful marble and very easy to climb. Your body will actually try to lean in the direction of the leaning tower, as you climb. This was a terrific experience and should be on everyone's bucket list of things you must do at least once in your life. Great experience!
star-5
This is a must for anyone visiting...
joannetaylor30
, Nov 2017
This is a must for anyone visiting Pisa. The meeting point and agent was easy to find and he was friendly. The walk up the tower was brilliant. The staircase for the first few flights really bank to one side depending which side of the tower you are. It eases off the higher you go. You also get to visit the Duomo with your ticket after you have been up the tower.
star-3
The tower itself was amazing! There...
Mmprnc3
, Oct 2017
The tower itself was amazing! There was no guide and no line so we could have just purchased our own tickets and saved money rather than paying for this tour
star-1
We booked this with the belief that...
Bruce_C
, Oct 2017
We booked this with the belief that we couldn't access the Leaning Tower of Pisa any other way. In fact for 18 27 you can buy the tickets at the Piazza. Also the lady that issued us the tickets was 15 min late, causing stress and unnecessary unanswered phone calls, gave us the ticket and just left. I wouldn't bother buying this ticket online

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