For those who would love to visit something different, but would prefer not to spend too much money, why not participate in an organized tour.
Just pick from one of the following tours and contact me to find out availability and dates. This will give you the possibility to discover more beauties of the place, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and maybe make new friends by experiencing some great tours together!
Reservations for all the tours are necessary, at least 24 hours prior the tour as there is a minimum of participants needed. The tours are only in English language and the groups are small and intimate.
For those who have already visited the city and for those of you who have never been before, this is a great tour to get to know the city more in depth, to appreciate its history, art, traditions and culture. The three hour walking tour will not only tell you about legends and traditions that are not to be found in tour books but will also show you the best food-shops and typical recipes of the area, giving you an introductory tour to the city, but also showing you all of its beauties, in order to fully enjoy your first, or one of many stays in Lucca.
2 to 3 hour Tour, €25 per person. – Minimum of 4 people required, free for children under 8 years old
Every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am, meeting point: piazza Napoleone under the statue
Pisa is mainly renown for the leaning Tower, but it is not the only beautiful and interesting monument that forms the Miracle Square. This square is in fact one of the most interesting in Italy and hides within it many legends and an amazing slice of history. But the city does not start and end in the piazza, there are many other beauties shadowed by the tower’s fame, from Piazza dei Cavalieri, the political centre, to its breathtaking river-banks adorned by ancient palaces…Discover that not only the leaning tower leans!!
2 to 3 hour Tour, €25 per person (price does not include train ride or entrance fees) – Minimum of 4 people required, free for children under 8 years old – Every Tuesday at 10 am – Meeting point at Pisa San Rossore train station
Discover the beautiful Renaissance city, guiding you round it’s narrow streets and breathtaking squares, showing you the main stops and the best shops, in order to spend a great day in one of the most famous cities of the world. You will visit all the main sites outside, throughout the city center, Museums are not included.
3 hour Tour €25 per person – Minimum of 5 people required, free for children under 8 years old – Every Wednesday at 10 am – Metting Point at Florence Santa Maria Novella Train Station
This tour offers you the possibility to see the highlights of two of the most famous places in Tuscany, which are also among the most difficult to reach. Siena is about two hours away from Lucca and is the furthest city to the south-east. With our tour you can enjoy this part of Tuscany too, without having to worry about getting there. Our driver will drop us off right in the heart of Siena, where we will visit it’s beautiful squares, monuments and shops. We will have lunch there and then head off to San Gimignano, the village perched on the top of a hill, also renown as ‘little Manhattan’, for its stunning tower-houses so rarely preserved, which dominate the town. It is a lovely little medieval village in the province of Siena, that also makes one of the best renown wines in Tuscany, Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Full day Tour of 8/9 hours, €95 per person (including transportation and Tour leader service) – minimum of 6 people required – every Wednesday at 8.30 – Leaving from Lucca
Discover The ‘five lands’ (meaning of Cinque Terre) is an array of 5 characteristic little villages set along the Ligurian coast. They are renowned for lemons, pesto, their colorful little houses that adorn each village and for breathtaking sea-side sceneries. It is the best place to spend a beautiful day along the coast, We will start off from the furthest of the villages and make our way to the last one, taking also a short ferry ride/or train (depending on sea conditions and season) , and discovering all 4 of them (it is not possible to reach one of the lands from the coast). This tour is made to fit everyone, that is why we won’t be walking the trails but enjoying the center of the villages and getting the ferry or train to the next one along.
Full day Tour of 8/9 hours, €100 per person (including transportation and tour leader service, boat ride/train ride and entrance fee to the ‘love trail’) – Minimum of 6 people require – Every Thursday at 8.30 – Leaving from Lucca
Close your eyes and think of a typical Tuscan scenery….you’ll find yourselves in San Miniato. It’s situated in the province of Pisa, well known for its industrial area of leather and for its valuable black and white truffles. The tour will take you to this non-touristy village, perched upon a hill, which offers beautiful scenery. It will consist of an hour guided tour of the village, some free time to browse the little traditional food-shops (with truffle specialties) and then we will head off to one of the most beautiful biodynamic wineries of the area. The estate personnel will welcome us and take us on a tour through their estate, explaining their wine cultivation. Then, we will sit down outside (weather permitting) with the beautiful view of San Miniato village in the background, sip some GREAT wine, have a GREAT Italian style meal and enjoy the breath-taking scenery.
Full day Tour of 6/7 hours, €100 per person (including transportation and guide services, wine tour and a 4 course meal lunch) – Minimum of 6 people required – Every Friday at 10 am – Leaving from Lucca
The city of ‘wind and stone’, this is how the famous Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio defined it, but it is also the city of pure alabaster and the best preserved Etruscan site. The 2 to 3 hour historical guided tour will take you around one of the most ancient villages in Tuscany, discovering all of its beauties, from its roman theater, the first ever arch constructed in Italy, to its alabaster production. Then, you will give you time to enjoy the village on your own, by browsing through it’s lovely little shops, where you’ll be able to find leather goods, ceramics
and most of all alabaster and for those of you who are more daring, why not visit the scariest Torture Museum in Tuscany.
Full day Tour of 8/9 hours, €95.00 per person (including transportation and guide services) – Minimum of 6 people required – Available upon request
All these Tours can also be arranged as Private Tours.