Private tour

La Spezia: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion to Pisa & Lucca

Activity provider: Luccalimo

La Spezia: Full-Day Private Shore Excursion to Pisa & Lucca

Activity provider: Luccalimo

From US$ 725.45 per group up to 7

Enjoy a private and customized small group tour of Pisa and Lucca from La Spezia. Discover Italy close-up in a Mercedes sedan or minivan, taking you to the heart of maritime Pisa and medieval Lucca.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the breathtaking Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Take a leisurely stroll around the medieval promenaded wall that surrounds Lucca
  • Visit the most beautiful Roman amphitheater with great photo opportunities
  • Climb the Torre Guinigi tree tower for a 360° degree view across the city
Full description

Meet your private driver-guide in La Spezia as close as possible to your ship's arrival for the pleasant hour's 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.

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 movie, whose mummified body can be seen through the 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 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 Carretto 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'll 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 La Spezia.

Includes
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver-guide
  • Private luxury Mercedes air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water, tissues, hand sanitizer
  • Tolls, parking, and fuel
  • Monument and museum entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Your driver shall be waiting for you in the port car park of La Spezia Cruise Terminal and will be holding a sign with your name on it. To get to this area, you will need to take the cruise ship’s free shuttle service located on the dock directly beside your ship - it's a 2-minute ride to the main car park area.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If you wish to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa, prebooking is recommended and you will be guided through the online booking process
  • With your own private driver entirely at your disposal throughout the day, your tour will be flexible and if there is anything in particular that you wish to see or do, please make this known and best efforts will be made to incorporate this into your day
  • Cruise ship passengers must provide the name of the ship and list of passengers at the time of booking
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It is very worth visiting Lucca after the Leaning Tower of Pisa

July 13, 2022

Product ID: 377356