Knowing another Tuscany, taking it in an easy way
Pisa with its masterpieces of the Romanesque architecture in the "Miracle Square", with its famous leaning tower, cathedral and baptistery. Driving along the riverside of Arno, a glance to the historical centre. Time to stop and snap some photos before we take our road through the hills heading to the surprising city of Lucca. Imposing city walls, well preserved, started in the 16th century will welcome us. We will then walk into the ancient streets where hidden treasury of mediaeval urban architecture, squares, churches, noble or common residences as well as an impressive former roman theatre will be of our interest. A food, wine and olive oil experience where you will have the chance to solicit your palate with local delicacies. Shopping in Lucca could be a surprise, since you will find regular shops and not only high lux as in Florence.
Starts with a 40 min of drive till Pisa Cathedral, 1 hour 30 min staying in Piazza Miracoli, 30 min drive along the river side in Pisa centre. 30 min drive to Lucca. Arrival approximately at 12:30. A short walking tour of 30 min. Lunch break. PM 2. 45 we would continue to explore the city center. We can taste different local delicies or simply enjoy the variety of attractions. PM 4. 30 departure , drive back to the cruise ship at max PM 5. 45.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I recommend to meet you at 8.00 or before if required. right by the gang way at the cruiseship or at the vehicle parked in the limos and van area. I will stand with a tablet display or paper sheet with your name. Please reconfirm this.
End location: I will take you back at the port of Livorno, or elswhere if you request.
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
a new air conditioned Volkswagen comfortable van, up to 7 passeger capacity, or a Compact MPV as Ford Focus, Toyota Verso or similar.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 euro - 25 euros for lunch, per person. Max 15 euros for souvenirs & ice cream
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Nice tour despite the heavy rain in Lucca. Very professional guide and knows when to avoid crowds at scenic spots. Also, good recommendation of food by the guide. Overall, quite a good experience.