1. Italy
  2. Province of Lucca
  3. Lucca
  4. Orto Botanico Comunale di Lucca

Lucca: Sightseeing Tour with Gelato

Product ID: 351011
Join a local guide for a tranquil afternoon exploring the flora and fauna that hides behind the city walls of Lucca's enchanting medieval town.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See a different, greener side to historic Lucca and discover her natural gems
  • Climb the town walls and see the city from another perspective
  • Admire rare trees, native plants and tropical flowers at the Botanical Garden
  • Enjoy sweeping vistas across the city from a local, hidden spot
  • Taste a delicious artisan gelato at a charmingly ancient gelateria
Full description
Discover the beauty and nature of Lucca on this guided tour. Meet your guide at the railway station and take a stroll towards the historic part of town, via a secret medieval passage. As you walk, learn more about Lucca’s fascinating history and what it’s like to live there from your local guide. Then, reach the Botanical Gardens where you will be pleasantly surprised to discover a peaceful green oasis in the middle of the city. Walk along beautiful paths, admiring towering old trees and a pretty plethora of plants and flowers.

Next, continue to the city walls and climb the steps to the top. At the summit, enjoy magical views across the historic rooftops and fortifications of the city towards the Tuscan hills. A picturesque stroll through the town is next, on the way to taste some artisan gelato. Enjoy your sweet treat set against a beautiful, ancient backdrop and learn about how gelato is made. If you don’t fancy a gelato but would like to quench your thirst instead, drinks are also available.

Afterwards, continue to traverse the historic streets, exploring hidden corners and neighboring districts, before your last stop. There are 11 bastions linking the city walls together and not a lot of people know that the bastions lead you underground. Descend into your guide’s favorite bastion to explore the treasures below and then head to the top of the structure to look down upon beautiful villas, palaces, and gorgeous renaissance gardens. After seeing Lucca from all angles, make your way back to Amphitheater Square where your tour ends.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • 1 drink or gelato per person
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the main entrance of Lucca Railway station under the taxi sign.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• The botanical garden is open every day from 21/3 to 30/10
• Travelers who do not wish to have gelato will be offered a drink of their choice instead
• Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed
• Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge