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Pisa & San Gimignano Accessible Shore Excursion

This Pisa and San Gimignano accessible cruise excursion will visit two of the most iconic scenes in Tuscany. A picture of you in front of the 14 towers rising above the beautiful Tuscan country-side will make the cover of your scrapbook (or Facebook page)!

And who could forget about the most famous leaning tower in the world? Your wheelchair accessible tour van will bring you as close as possible to the Leaning Tower of Pisa at the Field of Miracles.

The Pisa & San Gimignano Accessible Cruise Excursion starts with a professionally licensed tour guide greeting you with a wheelchair accessible van at the cruise dock.

After a quick drive to Pisa, you’ll have an accessible tour of the Field of Miracles. You can view the Leaning Tower of Pisa from the outside; there is no elevator inside it. The nearby Baptistery and Cathedral have wheelchair ramp entrances available.


Although the town of Pisa is famous for its leaning tower, the town itself has over two thousand years of history. Pisa was a sea farer republic which conquered many territories and states all over the Mediterranean sea. On this Pisa & San Gimignano Accessible Cruise Excursion, you’ll see numerous other sights Pisa that are outside of the Field of Miracles such as the Lungarni, San Michele chuch, the Piagge Park, the Certosa, and San Rossore Park.

After visiting Pisa, your accessible tour will continue to the hilltop town of San Gimignano (shown in the photos below). Your tour route between the two towns will be along one of the most beautiful roads in Tuscany.


The town of San Gimignano is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and 14 of the original 72 towers still remain. This unforgettable skyline is the result of years of neighbors competing with one another! The town has been here for millennia and has been under the Etruscans, Romans, self-rule, Florentines, and Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

Inside the town you’ll visit the fortress where the Siena soldiers peered down on possible enemies from Florence or elsewhere. There is a lovely view of the surrounding country-side that is accessible to disabled visitors. The Pisa & San Gimignano Accessible Cruise Excursionthe beautiful La Collegiata cathedral and its 12th century frescoes, representing the Old and New Testaments.

If you’d like to focus more on Renaissance sites, you can choose the Accessible Florence Highlights Cruise Excursion.

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Tour Highlights

– Leaning Tower of Pisa
– Pisa Cathedral
– Pisa Baptistery
– Square of the Nights
– Lungarni
– San Michele church
– Piagge Park
– San Matthew Museum
– San Gimignano’s 14 towers
– Piazza della Cisterna
– Piazza del Duomo
– La Collegiata
– Via San Matteo

Accessibility Description

The Pisa & San Gimignano Accessible Shore Excursion has a 3 Star Sage Accessibility Rating. While the entire route is step-free and the tour uses a wheelchair accessible van, there are some hills in San Gimignano which could be challenging for some disabled visitors.

On the accessible tour of Pisa, your tour guide will use the wheelchair ramps during your tour of Pisa’s Field of Miracles.


A wheelchair accessible toilet is available along the tour route at the Field of Miracles.

The main street through San Gimignano, Via San Matteo, leads uphill from both of the city gates. In the middle of the city is a Piazza del Cisterna. There is no way to reach the square without going uphill. The severity of the slope is not too bad and is shown in the photos below:


Some parts of San Gimignano have uneven bricks for pavement (shown on the left). The photo on the right doesn’t show it too well, but the brick paths on both side of this extremely steep street actually have small ledges on them….this street is definitely not wheelchair accessible! Fortunately, your accessible San Gimignano tour avoids all streets like this!


If you would like visit the most accessible cities in Tuscany, you can choose the Pisa & Lucca Accessible Van Cruise Excursion.

Tour Details

Tour duration: 8 to 9 hours
Cost: €980 for 1-2 people, €1030 for 3-4 people, €1100 for 5-6 people, €1150 for 7-8 people Add €100 to total if arriving in La Spezia cruise port.
* 50 euro off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package
Days of the week the tour is offered:  7 days a week
Meet-up time:  8:00 am
Meet-up place:  Livorno cruise dock
Dress code:  Covered knees and shoulders
Maximum number of people on tour: The van has room for 2 wheelchairs plus 5 seats OR no wheelchairs and 8 seats
Entrance tickets: Not included. Some entrance tickets are free for disabled visitors if they have an ID card from their home country stating the percent of their disability. The Pisa Cathedral and St. Matthew Museum are 2 euro per person.
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Entrance tickets, snacks/meals, and gratuities.

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Read about:

Florence Accessible Travel – main page
Pros and Cons of Florence Disabled Access
11 Florence Wheelchair Travel Tips
11 Keys to Success for Florence Disabled Travel
Accessible Guided Tours in Florence
Accessible Shore Excursions from Livorno & La Spezia
How to get from Livorno to Florence with a Disability
Tuscany Accessible Van Transfers
Florence Mobility Scooter Rentals
Best and Worst Aspects of Disabled Travel in Italy
Top 10 Experiences for Disabled Visitors to Italy
12 Wheelchair Travel Tips for Italy
Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers
Florence Accessibility Guide by John Sage 
Florence Trip Planning by Sage Traveling – Travel with Ease!

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