Duration: 9 hours
The private Shore Excursion to Pisa, Lucca and the surrounding countryside leaves from the dock of your ship at 8:00am where you meet one of our English speaking driver-guide waiting for you holding a sign with your name on. Just a short drive north-east of Livorno you will reach Pisa to admire Piazza dei Miracoli with the beautiful Duomo and the famous Leaning Tower. Following you will proceed to Lucca and take a walk through the old town which shows influences of the Etruscan civilization that later became a Roman municipality. In the Middle Ages Lucca was almost always a republic governed by the aristocracy; at one time it was even governed by Elisa Baciocchi, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. The visit to Lucca ends with a brief walk along the city walls which is a unique feature of the town.
Next you will drive through the Lucchese countryside to visit one of the many “agriturismo” in the area, where you take a stroll around the vineyards and olive groves while an expert explains the various types of grapes used to make their Chianti wine. The vineyard tour is followed by a wine tasting where specialties of the house, such as homemade pasta, bruschette and antipasto are sampled (not included in the price of the tour). We also take time to enjoy another Tuscan speciality: biscottini and Vin Santo desert wine. At the end of the tour you will drive back to your ship in a comfortable short ride.
- please, dress respectfully to visit the holy buildings: cover your knees and shoulders;
- if possible wear or take with you comfortable shoes even if walking is limited;
- watch out for your wallet and bags; it is recommended not to wear valuable jewelry.
Price includes private vehicle with driver-guide.
Payment DOES NOT include meals, entrance fees and gratuity.
For more passengers we use additional vehicles due to the strict Italian laws and regulations about public transportation carrying more than 8 people, in any case don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote.
Note that the driver-guide will not enter sites although giving explanations from the vehicle of what you are seeing. Only Official Licensed Guides are allowed to escort you inside places and, on your request, we can provide such service at an extra cost. The vehicle will accompany you for the entire tour.
To book our services you have the choice to pay with Euro cash money at the end of service or to pre-pay the total fee by credit card with an additional 15%. We don’t accept credit cards as a form of payment on the day of service, we only accept cash in Euro and/or US$; if US$ we will give you the exchange rate of the day before the service increased by 5 cents.