La Spezia Shore Excursion: Pisa and Lucca Day Trip

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La Spezia Shore Excursion: Pisa and Lucca Day Trip information and booking

from
$154
Duration
9 hours
Departs from
Port of La Spezia
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
8am
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Tour description provided by Viator

After disembarking your ship in La Spezia, explore the beauty of Tuscany on this private shore excursion to Pisa and Lucca! Your driver will show you the most important highlights of these magical cities as you travel in maximum comfort. See Pisa's most celebrated attractions independently, including the Leaning Tower. Climb to the top of the Torre Guinigi, one of the most representative monuments of Lucca, and admire Lucca's architectural jewels from above.

When your cruise ship docks in La Spezia, your driver will pick you up at the La Spezia port and take you on your private shore excursion. Enjoy a relaxing, scenic drive by minivan through the Tuscan countryside and arrive in Pisa, one of the best-known Tuscan cities.

See its most celebrated attraction, the Leaning Tower, which has become a symbol for the Italian Republic. Feel the lean of the structure as you wind your way up the tower and admire great views from the top. Visit the ’Field of Miracles’ and see the cathedral, the Campo Santo cemetery, the Baptistery, and the cathedral museum independently. Afterwards, your driver will be happy to suggest a typical trattoria for an authentic Tuscan lunch (own expense).

Continue your tour with a 30-minute drive to Lucca, the birthplace of opera composer Puccini. Visit Piazza del Mercato, the market square. It owes its irregular shape to the 1st-century Roman amphitheater that once stood here. Discover the Torre Guinigi, one of the most representative monuments of Lucca, whose unusual feature is the enormous oak tree that stands on top of it. Admire the city’s architectural gems from the top of the monument and soak in the tranquil atmosphere.

Take a stroll through medieval streets of Lucca at your own pace and explore the city's renowned tradition of crafts and family-run businesses. Admire the beautiful Church of San Michele with its magnificent marble facade, a fine example of the Romanesque architecture.

After touring independently, meet your driver for a comfortable ride back to the port of La Spezia.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the La Spezia port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Private driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

What isn't included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)