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

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

    Bikes in Lucca are a must. Locals love them as they’re the best and easiest way to move around the city’s narrow streets. There is a wonderfully laid-back attitude to cyclists here, so your journey will sure to be a relaxing and memorable one. You will begin with an action-packed ride around the city walls, stopping to explore hidden corners and to learn more about one of Italy’s most prosperous regions. Pass by little squares with magnificent ancient church facades (San Frediano is the best) and noble palaces dating back to the Renaissance. Lofty medieval towers still feature prominently here; one of the most famous landmarks in Lucca is the beautiful Guinigi Tower with its ancient holm oak trees sprouting curiously over the top. Pass by this one and many more with plenty of opportunities for Instagram-friendly stops along the way. Then, it’s time for your first foodie adventure and yo...

    Very nice trip. We Get to know the city, history and famous landmarks. Our guide Chiara was helpfull and knowlegable.

  • Lucca Sightseeing Bike Tour

    2. Lucca Sightseeing Bike Tour

    Take the chance to explore Lucca by bike with an expert tour guide, the best way to visit the town center. The city walls protect the center from the traffic of motor vehicles and offer a fascinating trail around. After a ride on top of the walls, you can see the most important attractions. An expert tour guide will show you Piazza Cittadella where you will find Giacomo Puccini's statue, Piazza San Michele and San Michele Church, the ancient roman forum, center of the old and new, San Frediano Church, medieval Basilica dominated by a mosaic on the front. Then the tour continues in Piazza Anfiteatro and Torre Guinigi, symbols of the town that you can't miss. Piazza Anfiteatro is an elliptical open space, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheater during the 2nd century. Today the square is host to many shops, bars and restaurants. Torre Guinigi is another simbol of Lucca. The...

    The bike tour was one of the best tours we took while in Italy. The tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable of Lucca and its history. She gave us recommendations for places to eat and visit and offered to tailor the tour to our liking. For example, she offered to cover less of the history if we preferred (we told her not to change what she was doing as it was all very interesting and relevant). The pace was just perfect. Not too strenuous but covered a lot of ground, including all areas within the walled city and riding for several stretches on the wall. Most of the ride was on level ground and for the few inclines you could get off the bike and walk it up. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lucca!

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

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

    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 ...

    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!

  • La Spezia: Full-Day Pisa and Lucca Excursion

    4. La Spezia: Full-Day Pisa and Lucca Excursion

    Fall in love with Pisa and the amazing Piazza Dei Miracoli: the most popular attraction in Pisa where you will have free time to visit the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistery or to relax. Once you arrive in Lucca, have some free time for lunch or if you wish you can add to your guided tour a typical lunch in the city center. After the lunch an escort will lead you past the most important landmarks like the Torre Guinigi, the Anfiteatro Square and the San Frediano Church. You can add a typical lunch in the city center to your excursion, or if you prefer visiting Lucca and Pisa on your own you can choose the Low-Cost Option that includes only the transfer.  Note for arrival: upon debarkation, all cruise ship passengers should take 1 of the free shuttle buses from the pier to the terminal; this takes approximately 5 minutes. You will be met by a representative at the shuttle s...

  • Lucca: Private Guided Walking Tour

    5. Lucca: Private Guided Walking Tour

    Lucca, is a small jewel just north-west of Florence, which rises from the green of its neighboring valley as an almost intact testimony of the succession of centuries and domination. Its history is told above all by its form, by monuments, by streets and structures of every age that coexist in harmony. This classic itinerary was designed for those who come to visit the city of Lucca for the first time, or those who do not wish to dwell only on a historical period, but rather to have a global vision of the history of the city. Your tour includes a visit to the most significant monuments through which your guide will retrace all the historical and artistic phases. Among many other sites, you will visit the Church of St. Michael, a Roman-Catholic basilica with sublime details, built in 795.

  • Flavors of Lucca Food Tour with Local Guide

    6. Flavors of Lucca Food Tour with Local Guide

    You start your Lucca tour at the very spot that welcomes most visitors to the city: the Lucca train station. From there, you’ll head through the majestic city walls and reach the beautiful Cathedral Square, giving you your first taste of life in Lucca. But wait! To truly “taste” the city, you need to do just that and put your taste buds to work. Italians never start the day without their espresso fix, so you’ll do as the locals do and savor a cup of coffee. And because a good espresso goes best with a delicious treat, you’ll taste a traditional delicacy: Buccellato cake. You’ll be taken to a place where the secret recipe has been closely guarded since 1881. With caffeine and sugar fueling you, you’ll then head to the main shopping street of Lucca, admiring the medieval and Renaissance architecture and the signs of the old shops that testify to the city’s ancient artisan traditions: shoe...

    Great tour of the town with many stops. Great choice of places and food was delicious. I would recommend this to everyone

  • Lucca Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

    7. Lucca Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

    Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase...

  • Lucca: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

    8. Lucca: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

    On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

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What people are saying about Lucca

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

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!

The bike tour was one of the best tours we took while in Italy. The tour guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable of Lucca and its history. She gave us recommendations for places to eat and visit and offered to tailor the tour to our liking. For example, she offered to cover less of the history if we preferred (we told her not to change what she was doing as it was all very interesting and relevant). The pace was just perfect. Not too strenuous but covered a lot of ground, including all areas within the walled city and riding for several stretches on the wall. Most of the ride was on level ground and for the few inclines you could get off the bike and walk it up. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Lucca!

Excellent tour, ideal for those who want to discover the beauties of Lucca and also know the history of the city with a fully customized tour, which can be adapted to individual needs. Obviously higher price than a normal group tour.

Very nice trip. We Get to know the city, history and famous landmarks. Our guide Chiara was helpfull and knowlegable.

Tour in Lucca by bike very interesting all the information of our guide who always tried to be clear and pleasant.