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Lucca: Guided E-Bike and Wine Tour

1. Lucca: Guided E-Bike and Wine Tour

Meet your guide and grab your e-bike for a tour of charming Lucca and its surrounding villages. Visit a winery and learn all about the wine-making process as you go. Being your tour with an introduction to the city by your guide and a visit to the walls of Lucca. Ride over the 4 km of cycle path around the historic center as you admire the elevated position above the city. Next, ride out of the city into the surrounding countryside, among charming villages and family farms. The e-bike allows you to face a few short climbs effortlessly. Your guide will also explain the complexity of the vineyard ecosystem and its low environmental impact. Conclude your experience with a visit to a wine cellar. Taste local wine combined with typical local products such as bruschetta, meats, cheeses, and olive oil.

1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Lucca

2. 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Lucca

Experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Tuscany on a 1-hour VIP hot air balloon flight over Lucca. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field, dependent on weather conditions. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a briefing about flight safety, climb into the balloon basket and begin your float to altitudes of up to 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the rolling hills below. As the balloons are directed by the breeze, each flight offers a unique experience every time. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne to celebrate your adventure. Then transfer back by shuttle bus to your take-off site.

From Pisa or Lucca: Half-Day Tuscany Chianti Wine Tasting

3. From Pisa or Lucca: Half-Day Tuscany Chianti Wine Tasting

Explore the glorious hills of Tuscany on a 4-hour tour of a picture-perfect landscape just moments from the city centers of Pisa and Lucca. Following a pick-up from either city, travel to the picturesque countryside surrounding Pisa and stop at the winery. The owner will give you an insight into the various methods that go into producing the wines and extra-virgin olive oils of the estate. After a short introduction, go to the cantina to see where the wine is aged. Then, enjoy tastings of the delicious wines. Relax on the transfer back to your hotel, enjoying views of the Tuscan landscape along the way.

From Florence: Pisa & Lucca Day Tour with Buccellato Tasting

4. From Florence: Pisa & Lucca Day Tour with Buccellato Tasting

On this guided tour of Lucca and Pisa, you will have the chance to discover the art, architecture, and history of Tuscany, along with some delicious local wines! Your tour begins with a trip to Pisa, where you will see the incredible Piazza dei Miracoli, most famous for its “Leaning Tower.” After that, visit the town's many other historical monuments, including its majestic cathedral, before grabbing a cappuccino and heading off to Lucca. In Lucca, famous for its still-intact city walls, your guide will lead you through the enchanting old town center and give you a chance to walk along the city's rooftops. The views will take your breath away!   Next, admire the main attractions of the city: the Anfiteatro Square, Guingi Tower, San Martino Cathedral, and the town's many antique shops. Your tour ends with a Buccellato tasting, a typical Lucchese Cake!

Lucca: City Sightseeing on E-bike

5. Lucca: City Sightseeing on E-bike

Lucca is a small medieval town with a rich history that has preserved itself in the heart of Tuscany. Rent an E-bike and explore Lucca and walls park, have a coffee at the magnificent public square("Piazza dell'Anfiteatro") You can reach the square through four gateways located at the four vertices of the ellipse. A cross is carved into the central tile of the square with the arms pointing to the four gateways of the square. The town is a strategic location and its 85,000 inhabitants make it a quiet, pleasant, and desirable tourist destination. You will have a view of the symbolic monuments of Lucca from above the city. The entire route that circles the city center is ideal for walking and cycling in the open air and is suitable for pedestrians and cyclists. The walls are around 4.2 km (2.61 miles) long and are easy to walk along as motor vehicles are not permitted.

Lucca: 1 Day Vespa and Scooter Rental

6. Lucca: 1 Day Vespa and Scooter Rental

Pickup your Vespa or scooter from the meeting point, get kitted out with the necessary gear, then hit the road where your adventure begins. Spend the day exploring Lucca and its surroundings according to your own preferences. Visit some of the region’s most famous and historic villas, stop at the impressive Devil’s Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano, pass by the sprawling vineyards and olive groves in Montecarlo, or see the thermal baths in Bagni di Lucca. By the end of the day, you’ll have seen the very best that the area has to offer, and experienced a thrilling ride.

Cinque Terre Small Group by Minivan from Lucca

7. Cinque Terre Small Group by Minivan from Lucca

Depart Lucca and transfer to Riomaggiore to catch a boat (weather permitting) to Manarola, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre, and its houses are built along the cliff face. Upon arrival, explore one of the oldest villages of the Cinque Terre. Walk down narrow alleys to pretty squares of pastel colored houses. Enjoy some free time for a relaxing lunch (own expense) at one of the open-air restaurants that line the waterfront. Take a stroll through the back streets for impressive views along the coast.

From Florence: Pisa, Lucca, and Cinque Terre Day Trip

8. From Florence: Pisa, Lucca, and Cinque Terre Day Trip

Discover the greater Tuscany region on a day trip from Florence that visits some of the area's highlights. Your first stop is Pisa with its leaning tower. Then, head to the historic Lucca, before your final stop, the coastal Cinque Terre. After leaving Florence, your first stop is Pisa. The guide will introduce you to the city and its history before you explore on your own. Enjoy some free time to check out Duomo Square, which includes famous monuments such as the leaning tower, and make the most of some photo opportunities. Step back in time as you marvel at Lucca's medieval architecture. See the ancient city walls and the Romanesque-style St. Martin's Cathedral. After the guided tour, there will be free time to walk along the Via Fillungo or observe the passers-by in the oval-shaped Plaza del Amphitheater. The last stop will be in Cinque Terre. Stop for something to eat and then see the 5 villages that make it up the area. Take some spectacular photos and travel from one town to another on the tourist train, admiring the coastal scenery.

From Florence: Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Lucca Guided Tour

9. From Florence: Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Lucca Guided Tour

Begin your tour with a scenic drive to Manarola. Arrive at the picturesque town of Manarola, where colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces. Stroll through its charming alleys, and see the remains of its 14-century castle and watchtower. Take a relaxing boat ride to Vernazza, home to the only natural port of Cinque Terre and famous for its elegant houses. Visit Corniglia, the only town in Cinque Terre that isn't directly located by the beach yet equally stunning. On your way back to Montecatini, stop at Lucca — a charming city by the Serchio river. Go for a stroll along its cobblestone streets and witness the town's Renaissance architecture.

Florence, Accademia Gallery, and Chianti Wine Full-Day Tour

10. Florence, Accademia Gallery, and Chianti Wine Full-Day Tour

Discover the beauty and magnificent architecture of Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. You’ll visit the city’s impressive monuments and admire its stunning setting on this full-day tour. Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your guided sightseeing tour. See Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzo, and the multi-hued marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for the bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the Gates of Paradise. Admire the beauty of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell, the Basilica of Santa Croce, and the Accademia Gallery (if this option is chosen). Walk along narrows streets, by the Arno River, and across the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's most famous landmarks and its oldest bridge, lined with jewelry shops. You’ll have free time for lunch and shopping before stopping to admire the spectacular panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Following the tour of Florence, you’ll travel through the Tuscan countryside to the a winery in the middle of the Chianti area for the wine tasting.

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What people are saying about Lucca

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 149 reviews

amazing experience! our guide who drove us to the vineyard was very friendly and knowledgeable. we had 8 people on our tour and it was the perfect amount of people. the vineyard was gorgeous and the wine and food were great. we ended up purchasing 6 bottles of wine to be delivered to us and the prices are very reasonable. we then stopped at a small town, Vino. it was the cutest place I ever seen. we only had 30 minutes to walk around. I wish we had more time there!

We really enjoyed this experience. It was only us two on the tour and our guide (Luca) was able to gives us his complete attention. He made us feel safe on the bikes and enhanced the whole day. The vineyard was so quiet and beautiful. We really enjoyed the tasting and lunch there too. Would recommend as a great way to see Lucca!

We really enjoyed our bike ride in Lucca and our visit to a local winery. Our guide was so knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the beautiful city of Lucca. We were a bit worried about the heat but the e-bikes made it so easy!

Our tour guide was Luca who really made our trip amazing. He was great fun, lots of knowledge about Tuscany and Lucca plus ensured we were safe on our e-Bikes at all times. Great tour and one of our favourite days of our holiday.

Excellent way to end out trip. Our pilot was very experienced and taught us the basics of hot air ballooning. The view was incredible and once we landed we had an amazing breakfast in the field. Would recommend to everyone.