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

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

From US$ 792.27 per group up to 8

Join a customized small group tour of Pisa and Lucca from Livorno with the best English-speaking driver/ guide. Discover Italy close-up in a Mercedes sedan or minivan, taking you to the heart of the magnificent cities of Pisa and Lucca.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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
  • Discover one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany
  • Walk or cycle around the medieval promenaded wall that surrounds the ancient city of 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
  • Travel in a luxury sedan or minivan and access the heart of each city
  • Personalize your tour with your English-speaking guide
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver/ guide
  • Private luxury Mercedes air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water and tissues
  • Tolls, parking and fuel
  • Monument and museum entrance fees as required
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Port of Livorno, as close as possible to your ship.

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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 name of ship and list of passengers at time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Stefano was amazing and the tour was our favorite of the trip!

Stefano contacted us before the trip to coordinate and was friendly. We asked if we could meet slightly later as our kids were tired from Rome and Stefano immediately responded and accommodated. Stefano was extremely knowledgeable about the area, buildings in Pisa, and Lucca and genuinely seemed to love the area. He helped us with tickets to Pisa and which route and how much time to take. He then took us to a leisurely day in Lucca. He knew the bike rental. shop and directed us to bike the wall which was great and easy. A highlight of the trip. He accommodated our requests to stop for liquor and wine/oil and took us to a great reserved restaurant and even recommended menu items. He gave us a map and directed us to explore at our own pace and coordinate to meet him. It was a great time and Stefano put us at east the entire time. Thank you!

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June 14, 2019

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