Your driver will pick you up at the Cruise Port and accompany you to Pisa where you will meet your private guide. There is only one Tower, and it’s in Pisa, your first stop on this tour of two small Tuscan treasures! Once in Pisa, however, you will realize that the Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is only one of the marvels of the the city. Its baptistery and duomo, which share the Piazza dei Miracoli with the legendary leaning tower, are late medieval precursors of the Italian Renaissance. Their flamboyant use of marble and mosaics, naturalistic interior sculptures by Giovanni Pisano that antedate those of Donatello by 150 years, and grand architectural style were unheard of in the eleventh century, when the complex was built. From Pisa you will proceed to nearby Lucca, where, after lunch at a selected restaurant, you will visit the town (on your own) that, for a period during Longobard rule in the eleventh century, was the capital of Italy. Famous for its sturdy walls and Romanesque architecture, its ramparts still stand, offering magnificent views of the town and surrounding countryside. You will have time for shopping, admiring the ancient Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro and the duomo, and enjoying a slice of Lucca’s signature cake, “buccellato.”
Please note that the route from your cruise ship in Livorno to Pisa and Lucca will be, where possible, through scenic back roads so that you can fully appreciate the Tuscan countryside.
Highlights and What's Included
- English-speaking driver and private vehicle
- Expert, licensed English-speaking guide
- Private tour of the Basilica Complex of Pisa
- Timed tickets to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Visit to the town of Lucca (without guide)
- Lunch at a selected trattoria in Lucca (not included)
- This is a private tour
- When booking, please specify the name and port of call of your cruise ship
- This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility. Please contact us directly and we will devise alternate routes suitable for you.
- Please wear comfortable footwear, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
The Pisa and Lucca shore excursion from the Port of Livorno departs from and returns to your cruise ship.
DURATION OF TOUR
This tour lasts 10 hours from pick-up to drop-off time. Please note that the round trip journey between the Port of Livorno and the tour’s highlights is 1 hour each way
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- Where will I meet my guide?
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- And if there is bad weather?
- Our tours operate rain or shine! In the case of rough waters, an alternative mode of transportation will be provided.
- Is there a dress code?
- Yes! There is a dress code for churches and basilicas. Shoulders and knees must be covered; shorts, miniskirts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted.
- Can wheelchair users go on an excursion tour?
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- This is a private tour
- Group size availability: 1-8 people
- TYPE OF VEHICLE:
CAR: Up to 2 participants
VAN: 3-8 participants
- For larger groups, contact us to arrange a suitable vehicle
- Booking needs to made 48 hours prior to excursion
- BOOKING INCLUDES:
Transportation, Driver, Private Licensed Guide for the entire Tour and all Tickets.