Most of these places are badly connected by train or bus therefore only accessible by car. If you don’t have a rental car I also offer the possibility of organizing a private car/minivan service.
Private transportation can be arranged for all of the above tours (prices depend on amount of participants and combination of places to visit, contact me for further details!)
A historical and cultural overview of the cities.
A lot of people prefer to wonder around the cities and read about its highlights in guide books, but when they decide to take a tour with a local guide, they realize that it is a completely different experience.
The local tour guide will tell you things that are not in guide books and pass on to you legends, culture and the real life of the area, by showing you the authentic city or village that you are visiting. You will have a ‘personal guide book’ who will concentrate on your individual interests and give you a one on one experience with a true local. This kind of experience is unique and will offer you a knowledge that cannot be passed on through books.
This is a family friendly tour, if you have kids and are wondering if it will be too boring for them, don’t worry we can try and make it more interesting for them too, especially if they love to listen to stories and legends!!
(I arrange historical Guided tours with my colleagues also for Florence and Siena)
Lucca and Pisa: Total of €120 for a 3 hour guided tour, for each city
Florence and Siena: Total of €140 for a 3 hour guided tour, for each city
This tour is for those who aren’t so interested in history and architecture in depth, but would like just an overview of the places by seeing the main spots and the best shops, avoiding all the tourist traps, without having to worry about which way to go and how to get there!
Total of €200 for an 8/9 hour Tour Leader Service
To discover the Real Lucca. A combination of food tasting, going round the best local shops of Lucca, tasting traditional food, from meats, cheeses, artisan chocolate, to Buccellato the traditional Lucchese dessert, in order to discover the traditions and products of the area, together with a historical, artistic and cultural overview of the city. This is also great for children and teenagers who get a bit of a break from the usual cultural tours.
Total of €120+€10 per person for the tastings
A wine tasting in Lucca’s hills is one of the best ways to enjoy the countryside views and the best wines in the area. You will be welcomed by the manager, who will show you the estate and give you information on how they cultivate the vineyards and olive groves, which produce some of the best oil in Tuscany (Lucca is renowned for its olive oil). To then taste some of the best wines and oil. The tour will last around 3 hours (including the drive there and back)
We do recommend and organize a private car service who will pick you up in Lucca, take you to the winery and back, so you can relax and drink as much as you like without having to worry about who will/can drive on the way back!
Prices upon request