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From Pisa or Lucca: Half-Day Tuscany Chianti Wine Tasting

1. From Pisa or Lucca: Half-Day Tuscany Chianti Wine Tasting

Explore the glorious hills of Tuscany on a 4-hour tour of a picture perfect landscape just moments from the city centers of Pisa and Lucca. Following a pick-up from either city, travel to the picturesque countryside surrounding Pisa and stop at the winery. The owner will give you an insight into the various methods that go into producing the wines and extra-virgin olive oils of the estate. After a short introduction, go to the cantina to see where the wine is aged. Then, enjoy tastings of the delicious wines. Relax on the transfer back to your hotel, enjoying views of the Tuscan landscape along the way. Departures: From Pisa (your selected hotel or a close meeting point) From Lucca (your selected hotel or a close meeting point)

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From Florence: Pisa & Lucca Day Tour with Buccellato Tasting

2. From Florence: Pisa & Lucca Day Tour with Buccellato Tasting

On this guided tour of Lucca and Pisa, you will have the chance to discover the art, architecture, and history of Tuscany, along with some delicious local wines! Your tour begins with a trip to Pisa, where you will see the incredible Piazza dei Miracoli, most famous for its “Leaning Tower.” After that, visit the town's many other historical monuments, including its majestic cathedral, before grabbing a cappuccino and heading off to Lucca. In Lucca, famous for its still-intact city walls, your guide will lead you through the enchanting old town center and give you a chance to walk along the city's rooftops. The views will take your breath away!   Next, admire the main attractions of the city: the Anfiteatro Square, Guingi Tower, San Martino Cathedral, and the town's many antique shops. Your tour ends with a Buccellato tasting, a typical Lucchese Cake!

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1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Lucca

3. 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Lucca

Experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Tuscany on a 1-hour VIP hot air balloon flight over Lucca. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field, dependent on weather conditions. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a briefing about flight safety, climb into the balloon basket and begin your float to altitudes of up to 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the rolling hills below. As the balloons are directed by the breeze, each flight offers a unique experience every time. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne to celebrate your adventure. Then transfer back by shuttle bus to your take-off site.

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Cinque Terre Small Group by Minivan from Lucca

4. Cinque Terre Small Group by Minivan from Lucca

Depart Lucca and transfer to Riomaggiore to catch a boat (weather permitting) to Manarola, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre, and its houses are built along the cliff face. Upon arrival, explore one of the oldest villages of the Cinque Terre. Walk down narrow alleys to pretty squares of pastel colored houses. Enjoy some free time for a relaxing lunch (own expense) at one of the open-air restaurants that line the waterfront. Take a stroll through the back streets for impressive views along the coast.

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Lucca: Guided E-Bike and Wine Tour

5. Lucca: Guided E-Bike and Wine Tour

Meet your guide and grab your e-bike for a tour of charming Lucca and its surrounding villages. Visit a winery and learn all about the wine-making process as you go. Being your tour with an introduction to the city by your guide and a visit to the walls of Lucca. Ride over the 4 km of cycle path around the historic center as you admire the elevated position above the city. Next, ride out of the city into the surrounding countryside, among charming villages and family farms. The e-bike allows you to face a few short climbs effortlessly. Your guide will also explain the complexity of the vineyard ecosystem and its low environmental impact. Conclude your experience with a visit to a wine cellar. Taste local wine combined with typical local products such as bruschetta, meats, cheeses, and olive oil.

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Lucca: 1 Day Vespa and Scooter Rental

6. Lucca: 1 Day Vespa and Scooter Rental

Pickup your Vespa or scooter from the meeting point, get kitted out with the necessary gear, then hit the road where your adventure begins. Spend the day exploring Lucca and its surroundings according to your own preferences. Visit some of the region’s most famous and historic villas, stop at the impressive Devil’s Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano, pass by the sprawling vineyards and olive groves in Montecarlo, or see the thermal baths in Bagni di Lucca. By the end of the day, you’ll have seen the very best that the area has to offer, and experienced a thrilling ride.

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From Florence: Pisa, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi Full-Day Tour

7. From Florence: Pisa, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi Full-Day Tour

Dive into a "sea of beauty", and experience many of Italy’s splendid art masterpieces, enjoy spending time at a famous seaside resort and admire the breathtaking landscapes of Tuscany. The beautiful city of Lucca is along the picturesque road from Florence that leads towards the coast. It is a refined city of art, surrounded by renaissance style tree-lined walls which feature beautiful doors and impressive bastions. Begin your tour of the city with a relaxing walk along a stretch of the city walls and enjoy a wonderful overview of roofs, alleys, tower-houses, wonderful churches and aristocratic palaces of the old city, before moving onto the historical town center close by. Discover Piazza S. Michele in the heart of the city, which features a splendid Basilica in white limestone built between the 12th–14th century. Pass by traditional Italian shops overlooking the squares and narrow roads and reach Piazza del Mercato which was built on the tracks of a Roman amphitheatre dating back to the second century BC. Following this you will visit the famous Gothic Cathedral of San Martino built in the 11th century and featuring the tomb of Ilaria del Carretto, an artistic masterpiece. After a short journey, you reach the splendid and flat Versilian coast and the seaside town of Viareggio, famous for its beautiful beaches, the wonderful "Liberty" architecture that characterizes many of its buildings and the long and exciting walk along "Viale del Mare" with cafès–chantant, restaurants and shops that are among the most elegant of the coast. After a short journey, you will then reach the splendid and flat Versilia coast in one of the most famous tourist seaside resort of the Mediterranean sea, attended by aristocrats, celebrities and sports stars: the seaside town of Forte dei Marmi, which stretches along sandy beaches against the backdrop of the magnificent Apuan Alps. During your free time you can take the occasion to admire the old town, with many elegant shops, high fashion boutiques and outdoor cafes and to walk in the shade of the palm trees on the waterfront, to admire the villas sprouting from the pine forest and the most beautiful beach resorts in the world. Do not miss the opportunity to try the fragrant seafood in one of the many restaurants along the coast, and during the summer, you can take the occasion for an unforgettable swim in the warm waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea with the spectacular backdrop of the white marble of the Apuan Alps that sparkles in the sun. In the afternoon, you move inland and reach the famous city of Pisa, heralded by the glittering view of Piazza dei Miracoli, UNESCO heritage, where the peerless masterpieces in marble rise from the green lawn. The famous Leaning Tower, the magnificent Baptistery, the stunning Cathedral, and the Monumental Graveyard, are unforgettable examples of Romanesque architecture from the 12th and 13th centuries.

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Livorno: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion to Pisa & Lucca

8. Livorno: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion to Pisa & Lucca

Meet your private driver/ guide at 08:00 as close as possible to your ship's arrival for the pleasant hour drive to the charming medieval city of Lucca. It is a city enclosed and protected through the centuries by an imposing 16th century wall, which is one of the best preserved Renaissance defenses in Europe. The wall has helped keep the city's original features and Roman street plan intact. You may enjoy starting off your day with a bike ride on top of the walls along the beautiful tree-lined promenade where you can peer down into the palazzi and piazzas of the old city or look up to views of the surrounding hills. Bike rental will be an additional (optional) cost paid on the day of your tour at 5 EUR per bike per hour. Discover the city's Roman features with the Church of San Michele in Foro standing on the site of the original Roman forum. It was here that Giacomo Puccini began his musical career as a choir boy. Strolling along the lively shopping street of Via Fillungo, you will arrive at the Church of San Frediano with its 6th century origins. See the tomb of Saint Zita (1278), mentioned by Dante in the Inferno, whose mummified body can be seen through glass. Discover the unique shaped arena, Piazza Anfiteatro, constructed in the 1st century A.D. under Emperor Claudius with 54 arches and a cave able to hold as many as ten thousand spectators in 18 rows of seats. The base of the original amphitheater is now some 3 meters below the center, which was reconstructed in the 1800s as the town's marketplace. The Cathedral of San Martino houses the precious holy relic, the Volto Santo, a cedar wood crucifix said to be a true portrait of Jesus sculpted by Nicodemus, an eyewitness to the crucifixion. Also see the remarkable marble tomb of Ilaria del Caretto and Tintoretto's infamous 'Last Supper.'  The city is filled with artisans and tempting delicatessens offering Tuscan specialties, and Lucca is particularly renowned for its olive oil. Not to be missed are the underground cellars of Enoteca Vanni, offering a tempting selection of wines from all over Italy. Lunch will be at your own cost, and your driver can make recommendations and point you in the right direction. You may even have time to enjoy lunch at a local vineyard on the outskirts of town before taking the short drive to the 11th century powerful maritime republic of Pisa. Enjoy a driving tour of the city, which will lead you to the heart of one of the most important monuments in Italy, the breathtaking Piazza dei Miracoli with its Baptistry, the cathedral, Campo Santo Cemetery and of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You will be free to explore some of the city on foot before meeting up with your driver for the return journey back to your ship in the port of Livorno with arrival at around 17:00.

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Lucca: City Sightseeing on E-bike

9. Lucca: City Sightseeing on E-bike

Lucca is a small medieval town with a rich history that has preserved itself in the heart of Tuscany. Rent an E-bike and explore Lucca and walls park, have a coffee at the magnificent public square("Piazza dell'Anfiteatro") You can reach the square through four gateways located at the four vertices of the ellipse. A cross is carved into the central tile of the square with the arms pointing to the four gateways of the square. The town is a strategic location and its 85,000 inhabitants make it a quiet, pleasant, and desirable tourist destination. You will have a view of the symbolic monuments of Lucca from above the city. The entire route that circles the city center is ideal for walking and cycling in the open air and is suitable for pedestrians and cyclists. The walls are around 4.2 km (2.61 miles) long and are easy to walk along as motor vehicles are not permitted.

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From Florence: Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Lucca Guided Tour

10. From Florence: Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Lucca Guided Tour

Begin your tour with a scenic drive to Manarola. Arrive at the picturesque town of Manarola, where colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces. Stroll through its charming alleys, and see the remains of its 14-century castle and watchtower. Take a relaxing boat ride to Vernazza, home to the only natural port of Cinque Terre and famous for its elegant houses. Visit Corniglia, the only town in Cinque Terre that isn't directly located by the beach yet equally stunning. On your way back to Montecatini, stop at Lucca — a charming city by the Serchio river. Go for a stroll along its cobblestone streets and witness the town's Renaissance architecture.

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What people are saying about Lucca

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 149 reviews

The tour was great. The e-bike once went along the city wall of Lucca. Our guide provided us with interesting information before we drove further into the fields to later eat some bread with sausage and cheese and try wine in a small and beautiful winery. The tour was a lot of fun. The ride on the e-bike was very relaxed, even when it went uphill. Our guide was very friendly and personable and knew a lot about Lucca and the history of Tuscany. We would book the tour again.

The trip was well organized. In each village we had enough time for a tour. Our guide Luca explained some details to us at the beginning and then gave us free time to explore the villages on our own. Luca took over everything organizational, which led to a very relaxed trip. We would book the tour again.

We had a great tour with Marta who was so kind, friendly and interesting. We really enjoyed learning about Lucca and its culture. The cycle of the walls was great as was the visit to the vineyard with excellent lunch and tasting of wines. A wonderful tour.

This excursion was wonderful. What a great introduction to evokes and to the city of Lucca. Our tour guide Lucca was nothing short of amazing. This is a MUST. Thank you Lucca

Luca was an excellent guide! The tour on the walls allows you to see Lucca at its best. The Urbani family made us feel at home. Experience to do absolutely!