Pisa & Lucca

La Spezia Port excursions: tours to Pisa and Lucca


Today your driver will pick you up directly at your cruise ship in the port of La Spezia for a visit to the splendid maritime city of Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and more. The remote origins of Pisa and its name are lost in myth and legend but it is certain that this city had En ...


Read MoreRead More Pricing and BookingPricing and Booking

La Spezia Port excursions: tours to Pisa and Lucca

Private tours and excursions to Lucca and Pisa, from your ship in La Spezia Port

Pisa & Lucca Today your driver will pick you up directly at your cruise ship in the port of La Spezia for a visit to the splendid maritime city of Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and more. The remote origins of Pisa and its name are lost in myth and legend but it is certain that this city had Eneolithic settlements and the presence of the Etruscans between the 6th and 3rd centuries B.C. Pisa was later Romanized and became a colony of Rome during the time of Octavianus Augustus in the 1st century B.C. Meanwhile the population was growing along with the development of shipbuilding and trade, thanks also to its harbor. The city expanded rapidly and soon Pisa was surrounded by a circle of walls. In 1062 the building of the Pisa cathedral was begun.

The cathedral and baptistery, the tower of Pisa, and the Campo Santo or cemetery, together form one of the most beautiful and famous building groups in the world. The “Piazza dei Miracoli” makes a perfect showplace for these exquisite examples of Romanesque architecture. Today, the Leaning Tower of Pisa has become a symbol for the entire Italian Republic and after intense restoration has finally reopened to visitors. If you would like to experience the climb to the top and the “lean” in the tower as you go up, reservations must be made in advance and can be made on-line at the following website: http://www.opapisa.it/boxoffice/index.jsp
Next, your driver will take you to Lucca, one of the most famous and glorious walled cities of Italy. Lucca was founded by the Etruscans but actually has origins even more remote. In 180 BC the town became a Roman colony and from this period has retained the rectangular grid of its Roman street plan and the Piazza San Michele occupies the site of the Roman forum. Where once its wide walls were used for defense purposes today Lucca’s citizens use it for walking and biking.

Lucca is a rather small town but there are many interesting places to visit here - the Romanesque cathedral of San Martino, the church of San Michele, and the Basilica of San Frediano with its exquisite mosaics, and the birthplace of the composer Puccini whose house is now a small museum. You will visit all of this on your tour to Lucca and the more energetic of you can rent bikes to do a “Wall Bike Tour” along the city walls. If there is enough time, your driver can bring you to visit one of the magnificent villas in the outskirts of Lucca. Years ago Lucca’s most illustrious families and foreign residents had their summer homes in this area. The beautiful gardens of the Villa Mansi built by the architect F. Juvarra are worth a visit as is the Villa Torrigiani with its luxurious apartments and grounds.

In the afternoon, your driver will take you comfortably back to your cruise ship at La Spezia.


Leaning Tower of Pisa: reservations can be made on-line at the following website: http://www.opapisa.it/boxoffice/index.jsp)

Please note:
The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.

Booking
Pricing & Booking



Check Price
Pricing details

Below are the prices depending on your party size.

Party size Price per party Price per person
1 personEuro 690.00Euro 690.00
2 peopleEuro 690.00Euro 345.00
3 peopleEuro 750.00Euro 250.00
4 peopleEuro 750.00Euro 187.50
5 peopleEuro 800.00Euro 160.00
6 peopleEuro 800.00Euro 133.33
7 peopleEuro 850.00Euro 121.43
8 peopleEuro 850.00Euro 106.25
Tour Details
Available: Daily (all year round)
Pick up time suggested: 8.00am
Tour duration: 9 hours
Pick up location/Drop off location: at your ship
Included: English speaking driver, A/C vehicle, taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline. No hidden costs
Not Included: Meals, drinks and entrance fees unless otherwise specified


Map
Tour Highlights
PISA: The Field of Miracles, Leaning Tower, Baptistry, Cathedral, Camposanto Cemetery, Museum of the Sinopias, Duomo Museum
LUCCA: City Walls, Roman Amphitheater, S. Martino Cathedral, Cathedral Museum, S. Giovanni Church, Puccini's House, Guinigi Tower, Palazzo Mansi.

Customer Reviews
Dear Jeanne and team from Prestige RentWe have just returned from our holiday in Europe.We would like to express our grateful thanks to you for making our trip to Milan and Venice such a wonderful start to our cruise to the Black Sea.The drivers on both transfers we...
Amy C.
SINGAPORE
Our Vehicles

Our Vehicles

You might also like...
Rome the Eternal City Civitavecchia to Rome: Rome tours
From € 81.25 per person

The best of Florence Livorno to Florence: Florence tours
From € 81.25 per person