- 09:00 meet the driver and move to Lucca
- 10:00 Lucca Napoleon Square (meet the guide)
- 12:00 Departing to Florence
- 13:15 Florence time for lunch (meet the guide - Accademia or Uffizi)
- 16:15 departing to La Spezia
- 18:00 arrive at the ship
This private shore excursion offers an opportunity to combine Florence with the charms of Lucca.
the first sight on the Lucca city walls!
The drive to Lucca takes just over an hour. Drive beside Carrara and look on your left the sight on the Apuan Alps white marble quarries.
Lucca and its elegant athmosphere
Lucca is entirely enclosed within its sturdy city walls but elegant and immaculately-kept. The city possesses an endless number of striking churches; two of the most visited are the Cathedral of San Martino and the dazzling San Michele. Its many piazzas include the delightful square once the site of a Roman Amphitheatre and the wider Piazza Napoleone. You will also have a chance to see the charming tree-lined avenue along the top of the city walls and the Fillungo Lucca’s main shopping street.
Florence and its masterpieces
After a couple of hours in Lucca, you will proceed to Florence, a drive of about 1h 15m. Capital of the region of Tuscany, Florence is a treasure trove of art and architecture. Once in the heart of the city we drive beside the marble-clad Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence’s cathedral (known simply as the “Duomo”) with its astonishing gravity-defying Cupola.
Another must-see is Michelangelo’s sculpture of David and the original stands in the Accademia Gallery (after have agreed with us by mail for the appropriate timing buy here the adm tickets: http://www.b-ticket.com/b-Ticket/uffizi/default_eng.aspx); In case you can also see a copy of Michelangelo’s masterpiece in Piazza della Signoria, another landmark stop on your visit to Florence.
Light lunch time ?
Of course, no excursion to Tuscany would be complete without a taste of local Tuscan cuisine; food-enthusiasts might also like to visit the Mercato Centrale, the fascinating indoor food market of Florence.
As you leave Florence for La Spezia drive beside the Arno river have a sight on the Ponte Vecchio – the bridge over the Arno fortunately spared by the WWII bombings and famous for its traditional jewellery stores.
Florence at a glance form the terrace…
you will make a short stop at Piazzale Michelangelo where you can enjoy the fabulous view of the city. Don’t forget to look for the beautiful Romanesque church of San Miniato al Monte which stands above the square, overlooking Florence.
Your drive back to the port of La Spezia will take about 1h 50m
up to 3 pax
up to 4-6 pax
up to 7-8 pax
The English speaking driver is a professional driver that has an extensive geographical and technical knowledge; he provide our clients with maximum comfort and confidence on the road. The English speaking driver is also extremely familiar with main destinations in Tuscany and Italy; he allow our clients designing an itinerary if they prefer playing it by ear directly with them to better suit their interests and preferences. He could act as your mobile concierge.
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); on your request make lunch recommendations; he 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. Enjoytuscany smart driver act as your mobile concierge!
Our private shore excursion / private excursion from La Spezia to Lucca and Florence 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 Lucca (suggested 2 hours) nad / or Florence (suggested 3 hours) with local licensed guides.
Lunch and entrance fees are not included. Lucca and / or Florence local guides are to be reserved in advance (not included) and after have agreed with us by mail for the appropriate timing you could buy your museums admission tickets here: http://www.b-ticket.com/b-Ticket/uffizi/default_eng.aspx
- Duration: 9 hours
- Max pax: 8
- smart driver+full comforts vehicle
- 1/3 pax: 600,00
- 4/6 pax: 680,00
- 7/8 pax: 720,00
- english speaking driver+full comforts vehicle
- 1/3 pax: 550,00
- 4/6 pax: 620,00
- 7/8 pax: 680,00
- english speaking driver+luxury sedan (Mercedes Benz S class Premium)
- 1/3 pax: 880,00