Lucca
Activities

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Lucca Activities

  • 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 cont...

    We really enjoyed walking around the city and learning it's history. Our guide Lucia was pleasant and friendly, she answered all our questions and gave the tour her personal touch.

  • From Lucca to Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour

    2. From Lucca to Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour

    Follow the Serchio River and cycle along scenic country roads on the way to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa on this family-friendly self-guided tour. This easy/intermediate journey starts in Lucca and follows secondary country roads all around the Monti Pisani. Cycle down 33 kilometers of dirt and asphalt roads with the extra help of a hybrid or e-bike. Bikes are fitted with a phone holder, making it easy to follow the GPS directions on the application. The journey to Pisa takes between 2 to 4 hours. After approximately 20 kilometers, stop at San Giuliano Terme for a refreshing drink in the charming central square in front of the Spa. The itinerary ends in Piazza dei Miracoli, in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Return to Lucca on a direct route by bike or on a 25-minute train ride. The bikes fit easily into the train's storage wagons and train tickets can be purchased in advance...

    Was in Italy for 12 days. The best thing out family did!!!! If you are reasonably fit....try it...we had a blast seeing Italy off the beaten track.

  • Lucca: Renaissance City Walls Walking Tour

    3. Lucca: Renaissance City Walls Walking Tour

    Built during the Renaissance, the Walls of Lucca are a leading example of Italian fortification. Explore this large public park that surrounds and delimits the historical center. Immerse in the elevated walkway, flanked by different varieties of trees. Also, take in the incredible experience of visiting their interior. Discover the galleries and the recently restored rooms. The restoration has given back one of the most treasured monuments to the inhabitants of Lucca and has made moving from the inside of the city to the outside, simple and very suggestive. Learn from your local guide all about the evolution of military engineering in Italy from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Visit the interior of the bastions that incidentally were never used for defensive purposes. Also, discover the immense brick vaults of the galleries, built for the purpose of hiding the heavy bronze cannons.

  • 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Lucca

    4. 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. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field, dependent on weather conditions. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a briefing about flight safety, climb into the balloon basket and begin your float 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.

    Kind of expensive but super enjoyable the guide was super char,ing and made the whole experience super enjoyable, it was about 1 hrs long ride but it felt like it went so fast, super peaceful and enjoyable gotta do it here the view in Italy is amazing

  • Lucca: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

    5. Lucca: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

    During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

    Antonietta made us feel welcome. We made bruschetta, tiramusi and pasta together. She doesn't speak English, so there was a translator. When we were done cooking, we had a really nice dinner together with her family and some friends. It was special, because we were invited in her family's home and to be surrounded with Italians. It was a nice local experience and the food was good.

  • Cinque Terre Small Group by Minivan from Lucca

    6. Cinque Terre Small Group by Minivan from Lucca

    Depart Lucca and transfer to Riomaggiore to catch a boat (weather permitting) to Manarola, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre, and its houses are built along the cliff face. Upon arrival, explore one of the oldest villages of the Cinque Terre. Walk down narrow alleys to pretty squares of pastel colored houses. Enjoy some free time for a relaxing lunch (own expense) at one of the open-air restaurants that line the waterfront. Take a stroll through the back streets for impressive views along the coast.

    ...Tuscan and Cinque Terra Guide with NO unanswered questions. Courteous! Can we send him a TIP?

  • Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

    7. Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

    Begin your guided 2-hour private tour at St. Martin Cathedral in the city center of Lucca. The intricacy of the design of the exterior of the cathedral will greet you, then enter to cathedral and allow for mythical animals and ancient legends to be unveiled as you explore. Your guide will explain the symbols seen and the intriguing legends and miracles associated with them. Throughout the tour, sketch the lions, dragons, mermaids, and griffons as seen on the facades of the churches and learn to read the façades of the tower houses that once belonged to the wealthy merchants of Lucca. Continue your tour with a visit to the Church of San Michele where you will find graffiti left inside and outside of the church by silk merchants. From the church, stroll through the medieval streets of Lucca and discover the subterranean area of the city, the walls of the city. After you will visit the his...

  • From Florence: Pisa, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi Full-Day Tour

    8. From Florence: Pisa, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi Full-Day Tour

    Dive into a "sea of beauty", and experience many of Italy’s splendid art masterpieces, enjoy spending time at a famous seaside resort and admire the breathtaking landscapes of Tuscany. The beautiful city of Lucca is along the picturesque road from Florence that leads towards the coast. It is a refined city of art, surrounded by renaissance style tree-lined walls which feature beautiful doors and impressive bastions. Begin your tour of the city with a relaxing walk along a stretch of the city walls and enjoy a wonderful overview of roofs, alleys, tower-houses, wonderful churches and aristocratic palaces of the old city, before moving onto the historical town center close by. Discover Piazza S. Michele in the heart of the city, which features a splendid Basilica in white limestone built between the 12th–14th century. Pass by traditional Italian shops overlooking the squares and narrow roa...

  • Lucca: 1 Day Vespa and Scooter Rental

    9. Lucca: 1 Day Vespa and Scooter Rental

    Pickup your Vespa or scooter from the meeting point, get kitted out with the necessary gear, then hit the road where your adventure begins. Spend the day exploring Lucca and its surroundings according to your own preferences. Visit some of the region’s most famous and historic villas, stop at the impressive Devil’s Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano, pass by the sprawling vineyards and olive groves in Montecarlo, or see the thermal baths in Bagni di Lucca. By the end of the day, you’ll have seen the very best that the area has to offer, and experienced a thrilling ride.

  • Lucca: City Sightseeing on E-bike

    10. Lucca: City Sightseeing on E-bike

    Lucca is a small medieval town with a rich history that has preserved itself in the heart of Tuscany. Rent an E-bike and explore Lucca and walls park, have a coffee at the magnificent public square("Piazza dell'Anfiteatro") You can reach the square through four gateways located at the four vertices of the ellipse. A cross is carved into the central tile of the square with the arms pointing to the four gateways of the square. The town is a strategic location and its 85,000 inhabitants make it a quiet, pleasant, and desirable tourist destination. You will have a view of the symbolic monuments of Lucca from above the city. The entire route that circles the city center is ideal for walking and cycling in the open air and is suitable for pedestrians and cyclists. The walls are around 4.2 km (2.61 miles) long and are easy to walk along as motor vehicles are not permitted.

Other Sightseeing Options in Lucca

Want to discover all there is to do in Lucca? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Lucca

Lucca is a beautiful city! Roberta is a very experienced tour guide and knows her city extremely well. We spent entertaining 2h with her. As she is doing the tour in English and Italian at the same time I highly appreciated how she did it. Majority of the group was English. So when we stopped explanations were in Englisch, while she did the Italian explanations while walking from point to point.

We had a wonderful cooking experience. It was such much fun learning the Italian cooking style, even though we don’t speak proper Italian. The translator did a great job and we will remember this evening for our life. Thank you!

We really enjoyed walking around the city and learning it's history. Our guide Lucia was pleasant and friendly, she answered all our questions and gave the tour her personal touch.

It was great to learn from Lunia. The food tasted fantastic and the hospitallity was marvelous. We enjoyed each others compagny. It was a wonderful evening.

Was in Italy for 12 days. The best thing out family did!!!! If you are reasonably fit....try it...we had a blast seeing Italy off the beaten track.