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Lucca: 2-Hour City Center Walking Tour

1. Lucca: 2-Hour City Center Walking Tour

After meeting your guide at the Tourist Information Center in the city center of Lucca, discover the city and its main sights and monuments. With your professional licensed guide, explore the downtown area for 2 hours.   Among other sites, visit the Church of San Michele, an incredibly detailed Roman Catholic basilica that was built as early as 795. Admire its 4 meter-tall statue of the Archangel Michael, the church’s patron saint. Enter the church free of charge and view its simpler, but still imposing interior architecture. You’ll also take a stroll on the city’s 16th century walls, a lovely place to walk among the greenery of the edge of the old town.     The tour ends at Lucca Cathedral, a splendid Roman Catholic church with a beautiful façade. If you’d like to continue on the tour with your guide, simply pay the small entrance fee and your guide will show you the interior and continue to share their knowledge. If not, your tour is finished and you can relax in a café with a drink at your leisure or continue to explore the city.

Lucca: Guided E-Bike and Wine Tour

2. Lucca: Guided E-Bike and Wine Tour

Visit the walls and taste wines among vineyards and olive groves on this guided bike tour from Lucca. Enjoy some mouth-watering snacks along with your local wine. The e-bike tour begins with an introduction to the city by our friendly guide and a visit to the walls of Lucca. Enjoy over 4 kilometer's of cycle path all around the historic center. Head up to an elevated position above the city, where you will have a view of the symbolic monuments of Lucca and you will have time to become familiar with the e-bike. After a taste of Lucca's old town and its attractions the guide will easily lead you outside the walls, entering the surrounding countryside. Peddle among charming villages and family farms. The e-bike will allow youto face a few short climbs effortlessly. Your guide will help you understand the complexity of the "vineyard" ecosystem and its low environmental impact agriculture. The visit will continue in the cellar and in the vineyards. Finally, partake in wine tasting combined with typical local products such as bruschetta, meats, cheeses and olive oil.

Lucca: Guided Small Group Highlights Walking Tour

3. Lucca: Guided Small Group Highlights Walking Tour

Visit the iconic city of Lucca, famously known for its beautiful walls that surround the center of the city. Our tour begins just outside the walls, near one of the four monumental city doors: Porta San Pietro. Explore the secret underground tunnels which lead to a beautiful garden where 1631 trees were planted many moons ago. In ancient times, Lucca was a fortress city. Your local guide will explain how it was structured and the various hurdles and obstacles enemies had to overcome if they were to conquer the city. Next up: The monumental cathedral. Originally constructed as a dedication to Saint Martino, your guide will explain the mysteries surrounding its construction and architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of the Duomo with your guide. Visit two houses that seemed to have been preserved, frozen in time from the 14th century. You may choose to climb it, explore inside, and stand on top to enjoy the spectacular view. You’ll visit San Michele (the ancient political square) which houses important buildings in Lucca. If sweets are your thing, you might like to taste the traditional "Buccellato" cake at the famous bakery. The church dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel is filled with intricate works of art, depicting ancient scenes such as St Michael slaying a dragon. Listen as your guide points out these scenes and explains mythical stories. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the charming, bustling Fillungo Street. There’s no wonder why it’s the most popular street in Lucca- filled with shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and much more. And last but not least, the Roman amphitheater. This historic building housed gladiatorial shows and games and was built in the second half of the 1st century AD. At the end of the tour, feel free to continue exploring on your own or ask for a recommendation on where to go next.

Lucca: 3-Hour Bikes & Bites Foodie Adventure like a Local

4. Lucca: 3-Hour Bikes & Bites Foodie Adventure like a Local

Bikes in Lucca are a must. You'll feel like a local as you head off on a journey sure to be relaxing and memorable. Take a sights-packed ride around the city walls, stopping to explore hidden corners and learn more about one of Italy’s most prosperous regions. Taste some local delicacies along the way. Pass by little squares with magnificent ancient church facades and noble Renaissance palaces. Lofty medieval towers still feature prominently here; one of the most famous landmarks in Lucca is the beautiful Guinigi Tower. Pass by this one and many more with plenty of Instagram-friendly stops along the way.  Enjoy your first food stop at a local-favorite shop. Taste the delicacies the area is famous for, including pecorino cheese, cold cuts, and extra-virgin olive oil. Cruise through different corners of the city center, admiring narrow alleys and ancient churches before reaching the lowest one: San Frediano Basilica. Continue exploring the lesser-known east side of the town, getting a real feel for local life. Hop aboard your bike and climb back toward the city walls and the historical center through Piazza Grande. Settle in for a final, extra sweet stop at the oldest ice cream shop in Lucca: prepare to taste some gelato you'll never forget (pastry in colder months). Finally, return to the meeting point knowing that you experienced the city like a real local.

1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Lucca

5. 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Lucca

Experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Tuscany on a 1-hour VIP hot air balloon flight over Lucca. Toast your flight with a glass of sparkling champagne.  Begin your adventure as soon as you arrive at the take-off field. Watch as the colorful balloons are inflated and prepared. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a briefing about flight safety, climb into the balloon basket. Float gently to altitudes of up to 2,000 feet (6,000 meters).Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the rolling hills below. As the balloons are directed by the breeze, each flight offers a unique experience every time. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne to celebrate your adventure. Then transfer back by shuttle bus to your take-off site.

Lucca: Pasta Cooking Class with a Local Chef

6. Lucca: Pasta Cooking Class with a Local Chef

Live an authentic culinary experience in Tuscan Lucca. Enter your host's farmhouse located on the rolling hills around Lucca and enjoy an amazing hands-on cooking class followed by a lively lunch or dinner. Learn to prepare handmade pasta and other famous Tuscan recipes. The formula is very simple: cooking, eating, talking, and meeting new people. The menu is traditional but prepared with love. Your host will delight you with familiar and simple dishes that taste amazing. After your delicious meal, relax in the main hall of the farmhouse with the other participants. Your host adores cooking and hosting guests. He has refined a menu of Tuscan specialties, using seasonal products and raw materials from the local market. Get ready to learn the secrets of Italian cooking.

From Pisa or Lucca: Half-Day Tuscany Chianti Wine Tasting

7. From Pisa or Lucca: Half-Day Tuscany Chianti Wine Tasting

Explore the glorious hills of Tuscany on a 4-hour tour of a picture-perfect landscape just moments from the city centers of Pisa and Lucca. Following a pick-up from either city, travel to the picturesque countryside surrounding Pisa and stop at the winery. The owner will give you an insight into the various methods that go into producing the wines and extra-virgin olive oils of the estate. After a short introduction, go to the cantina to see where the wine is aged. Then, enjoy tastings of the delicious wines. Relax on the transfer back to the city, enjoying views of the Tuscan landscape along the way.

From Florence: 8-Hour Excursion to Pisa and Lucca

8. From Florence: 8-Hour Excursion to Pisa and Lucca

Take a splendid excursion from Florence to the city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Your tour includes a morning visit to the fascinating Piazza dei Miracoli, one of the main centers of medieval art in the world, and home of the celebrated Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, and other beautiful monuments. Your knowledgeable guide will bring you inside the Cathedral to explain its artistic treasures. You'll also get to enjoy free time to tour the city before departing for Lucca. In Lucca, take a pleasant guided walk into the enchanting historical center where you will have the chance to admire the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower, San Martino Dome, and the typical antique dealers’ street. Your tour concludes with a  stop in a typical pastry shop for a little tasting of the famous cake of Lucca, the Buccellato.

From Florence: Pisa & Lucca Day Tour with Buccellato Tasting

9. From Florence: Pisa & Lucca Day Tour with Buccellato Tasting

On this guided tour of Lucca and Pisa, you will have the chance to discover the art, architecture, and history of Tuscany, along with some delicious local wines! Your tour begins with a trip to Pisa, where you will see the incredible Piazza dei Miracoli, most famous for its “Leaning Tower.” After that, visit the town's many other historical monuments, including its majestic cathedral, before grabbing a cappuccino and heading off to Lucca. In Lucca, famous for its still-intact city walls, your guide will lead you through the enchanting old town center and give you a chance to walk along the city's rooftops. The views will take your breath away!   Next, admire the main attractions of the city: the Anfiteatro Square, Guingi Tower, San Martino Cathedral, and the town's many antique shops. Your tour ends with a Buccellato tasting, a typical Lucchese Cake!

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4.8 / 5

based on 218 reviews

Had no idea Lucca had so much history going on. Had to keep moving as it was pretty cold. Kind of awkward as the guide had to keep switching to English (for me, and much appreciated!). Very knowledgeable.

Chiara was friendly, knowledgeable and took her time to make sure we had a great experience. The Lucca walking tour is informative, educational & a worthy investment.

Paula was an excellent guide! Her stories and descriptions were informative and interesting. She really made the city of Lucca come alive for us.

Marta was a fabulous guide!! So fun and knowledgeable, having her as our guide is what made the trip SO fabulous!!

Our tour guide Marta was fabulous!! We loved our walking, food and history tour!! Highly recommend!!