La Spezia port to Pisa and Lucca

The Tower and the Walls

  • 09:00 Meet the driver and move to Pisa
  • 10:15 Pisa and Miracoli court
  • 11:00 Departing to Lucca
  • 11:30 Lucca (meet the guide)
  • 13:30 Lucca lunch time
  • 15:00 Drive to Villa Real
  • 16:15 Departing to La Spezia
  • 17:30 Arrive at the ship

This shore excursion to Pisa and Lucca offers an attractive opportunity to visit two of Tuscany’s most attractive towns in one day.

Your first stop on your private shore excursion will be Lucca, the medieval treasure of Tuscany entirely enclosed within its sturdy city walls (the drive from La Spezia takes just over an hour). Elegant and immaculately-kept, Lucca has an endless number of striking churches, including the Cathedral of San Martino and the dazzling San Michele. Enjoy 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 like to visit 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!

From Lucca it is just a 30 minute drive to 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. You will have a stop of half an hour here.
The drive back to La Spezia takes about an hour.


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: 580,00
  • Mini van Price: 660,00
  • Van Price: 720,00

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