Livorno port to Pisa and Lucca and its Villas

The magnificent square and the town of the treasures

  • 08:00 Meet the driver and move to Pisa
  • 08:45 Pisa and Miracoli court time for the Leaning
  • 10:00 Departing to Lucca
  • 10:45 Lucca (meet the local guide) and visit of the Duomo
  • 11:30 Lucca and the Amphiteathrum square
  • 12:15 Lucca the central Piazza Napoleone and time for lunch
  • 14:30 Drive to Villa Reale
  • 16:15 Departing to Livorno

Pisa and Lucca are both within easy driving distance of Livorno and offer an attractive opportunity to visit two of Tuscany’s most important towns on a one-day shore excursion without spending too much time on the road.

Your first stop on your private shore excursion will be Pisa. Approaching the city centre along its fascinating river bank lined with medieval buildings, you will soon realise that Pisa is not just about its world-famous Leaning Tower. As you wind through the narrow cobbled streets you will catch glimpses of ancient churches and medieval tower houses before finally coming to stop in the Piazza dei Miracoli, the site of the 12th-century leaning bell tower for which Pisa is so renowned. This stunning World Heritage site, with its Cathedral and circular Baptistry, will no doubt inspire your photography skills, while the more energetic of you may want to take the challenge of climbing the 296 steps to the top of the Tower of Pisa for an original view of the surrounding Piazza (advance reservation necessary).

From Pisa it is just a 30 minute drive to Lucca, the medieval treasure of Tuscany entirely enclosed within its sturdy city walls. Elegant and immaculately-kept, Lucca offers something for all tastes, with its endless number of striking churches, the charming square once the site of a Roman Amphitheatre, the wider Piazza Napoleone opened up by Napoleon’s sister, Elisa, and an excellent range of shops and restaurants.

Opera fans may also enjoy a visit to the museum dedicated to Giacomo Puccini who was born here. For added fun, hire a bicycle for an hour or two to explore the hidden corners of Lucca, or take a stroll along the top of the wide city walls. After lunch at a local trattoria, you can opt to head for one of the splendid old villas in the surroundings of Lucca, such as the sumptuous 16th-century Villa Torrigiani or the Royal Villa Marlia which once belonged to Napoleon’s sister Elisa. Or perhaps you would prefer a wine-tasting session at a local winery: nearby Montecarlo is renowned for its wines and offers ample tasting opportunities. Just let your driver know your preferences!

The drive back to Livorno takes about 45-60 minutes.

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Sedan: up to 3 pax
Mini van: up to 4-6 pax
Van: up to 7-8 pax

Smart Driver:

Is a professional driver with excellent local knowledge who will provide you with an overview of local history, show you the main sights from the vehicle, arrange museum tickets (subject to availability), make lunch recommendations etc., but cannot take you on a walking tour of the city, into museums, churches or other sights, or give in-depth historical, artistic and architectural information.


Driver/Qualified Guide:

Is a professional Guide with a degree in Art History, who has passed a specific test to obtain a guide’s licence and who is authorised to accompany you into museums, churches, and other sights, and to escort you on a walking tour of the city, providing in-depth historical artistic and architectural information.


English speaking driver:

Our well trained personnel include the English speaking driver who have extensive geographical and technical knowledge providing our clients with maximum comfort and confidence on the road. Our chauffeurs are also extremely familiar with main destinations in Tuscany and Italy allowing our clients designing an itinerary if they prefer playing it by ear directly with them to better suit their interests and preferences.



Our private (shore excursion)(private excursion) to (il nome dell’escursione) is designed to help you to experience the best-known and most significant sights, but we are happy to tailor-make your itinerary to suit your own tastes and interests (within the limits of the time available, of course!). The excursion can also be combined with a private guided walking tour of (il nome della città o del sito più importante dell’escursione) with a licensed guide.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Max pax: 8
  • smart driver+full comforts vehicle
  • Sedan Price: 480
  • Mini van Price: 510
  • Van Price: 560

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