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Lucca: 2-Hour City Center Walking Tour

1. Lucca: 2-Hour City Center Walking Tour

After meeting your guide at the Tourist Information Center in the city center of Lucca, discover the city and its main sights and monuments. With your professional licensed guide, explore the downtown area for 2 hours.   Among other sites, visit the Church of San Michele, an incredibly detailed Roman Catholic basilica that was built as early as 795. Admire its 4 meter-tall statue of the Archangel Michael, the church’s patron saint. Enter the church free of charge and view its simpler, but still imposing interior architecture. You’ll also take a stroll on the city’s 16th century walls, a lovely place to walk among the greenery of the edge of the old town.     The tour ends at Lucca Cathedral, a splendid Roman Catholic church with a beautiful façade. If you’d like to continue on the tour with your guide, simply pay the small entrance fee and your guide will show you the interior and continue to share their knowledge. If not, your tour is finished and you can relax in a café with a drink at your leisure or continue to explore the city.

Lucca: 3-Hour Bikes & Bites Foodie Adventure like a Local

2. Lucca: 3-Hour Bikes & Bites Foodie Adventure like a Local

Bikes in Lucca are a must. You'll feel like a local as you head off on a journey sure to be relaxing and memorable. Take a sights-packed ride around the city walls, stopping to explore hidden corners and learn more about one of Italy’s most prosperous regions. Taste some local delicacies along the way. Pass by little squares with magnificent ancient church facades and noble Renaissance palaces. Lofty medieval towers still feature prominently here; one of the most famous landmarks in Lucca is the beautiful Guinigi Tower. Pass by this one and many more with plenty of Instagram-friendly stops along the way.  Enjoy your first food stop at a local-favorite shop. Taste the delicacies the area is famous for, including pecorino cheese, cold cuts, and extra-virgin olive oil. Cruise through different corners of the city center, admiring narrow alleys and ancient churches before reaching the lowest one: San Frediano Basilica. Continue exploring the lesser-known east side of the town, getting a real feel for local life. Stop at a cool establishment to savor some typical snacks and sip a well-deserved beer or other drink. Hop aboard your bike and climb back toward the city walls and the historical center through Piazza Grande. Settle in for a final, extra sweet stop at the oldest ice cream shop in Lucca: prepare to taste some gelato you'll never forget. Finally, return to the meeting point knowing that you experienced the city like a real local.

1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Lucca

3. 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 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: Biking Trip Through the Countryside to Monte Pisano

5. Lucca: Biking Trip Through the Countryside to Monte Pisano

First stop of the bike tour are the majestic city walls, one of the greatest expressions of modern fortification in Europe and the very symbol of the city! Outside the old town the itinerary continue in the countryside, along the arches of the aqueduct, built in the XIX century, by the local architect Lorenzo Nottolini. The arrival point is the valley of the springs, called "The Golden Words", the place where the imposing structure collected the waters to quench the thirst of the citizens! Return to the city to deposit any rented bicycles.

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.

Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour to Lucca

7. Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour to Lucca

After picking up your bicycle, you will begin your ride from Pisa along the Medicean Aqueduct to reach the River Serchio. Throughout your tour, you will be following the cycling path Puccini, which is named after the composer Giacomo Puccini (who hails from Lucca). Whilst enjoying your ride, you can look out for various towers and bridges the region possesses, before finishing at Lucca with its magnificent Middle Age wall. You can then cycle around the top of the wall and discover that Lucca is a wonderful and fascinating city to discover. You can then explore the enchanting “Osterie”, with local products, craft shops, and the best ice cream of the area. This is your chance to live and experience Lucca to the fullest, without whittling away your time and energy randomly planning where to stay, ride, and eat.

Cinque Terre Small Group by Minivan from Lucca

8. 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

9. 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.

Lucca: Musical Walking Tour with Puccini Museum Visit

10. Lucca: Musical Walking Tour with Puccini Museum Visit

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and varied history of Italy's most musical city on this walking tour. Meet your guide at the entrance to the historical Teatro del Giglio and enjoy a guided tour of the interior of the theater, interspersed with musical performances throughout your tour. Outside the theater, stroll in the footsteps of David Bowie, Elton John and the Rolling Stones in Piazza Napoleone, all of whom have performed concerts here. Admire the facade of San Martino Cathedral, where musicians of great quality have been produced throughout the centuries. Wander along Lucca’s narrow medieval streets to reach the Luigi Boccherini Conservatory, named after the illustrious cellist and composer born in the city. Later, discover the characteristic oval-shaped Piazza dell’Anfiteatro where gladiators battled in Roman times and where artists such as Joe Cocker and Ray Charles have performed in more recent years. Reach the residence where Niccolò Paganini, the famous violinist, lived while in town and listen to the languid notes of one of his famous guitar and violin serenades which was composed in Lucca. Finish your tour at the birthplace of the most famous composer and celebrity in Lucca's history: Giacomo Puccini.

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What people are saying about Lucca

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Tour muito bom, com muito conhecimento histórico e lugares lindos. A Guia Antonella foi excelente!!! Falou em 3 linguas para que todos os presentes pudessem entender todas as informações, maravilhosa!! O Guia de Pisa também foi maravilhoso, muito simpático. Super recomendo!

Our guide was wonderful yesterday 7th May - the pink jacket rocket !! and so knowledge - ready to answer questions and able to explain the evolving city - with excepts of life inside the walks and outside the walls !! A must do when in Lucca

The tour guide was knowledgeable, humorous and friendly. We learned a great deal about Lucca’s ancient history and contemporary culture. We highly recommend it to anyone wishing to understand Lucca.

Really interesting tour with Victoria our guide, definitely worth it to get a feel of beautiful Lucca.

Friendly helpful guide. Knowledgeable and we learnt so much about the history of Lucca.