Lucca and Pisa On Your Own
Lucca and Pisa On Your Own
Do you love the thrill of discovering new destinations all on your own? Set off for an adventure in the Tuscan countryside and travel to Lucca and Pisa both in one day while being transferred to all destinations with a secure return to the port and your ship at the conclusion of your tour.
Depart from Livorno and travel for approximately 1 hour to arrive in Lucca. Your comfortable and panoramic journey on your air-conditioned coach includes free maps, free Wi-Fi on the bus and assistance on board and at the stops in Italian, English and Spanish. You will be given approximately 2.5 hours for self-exploration and discovery in this Renaissance-walled city. Your arrival point will be the next to the walls of city near Porta Sant ’Anna. Lucca is a city on the Serchio river in Italy’s Tuscany region. It’s known for the well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling its historic city center and its cobblestone streets. Broad, tree-lined pathways along the tops of these massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts are popular for strolling and cycling. Casa di Puccini, where the great opera composer was born, is now a house museum.
From Lucca you will travel to Pisa, riding in comfort on this panoramic, scenic quick trip lasting approximately 15 minutes. You will have approximately 1.5 hours once you have arrived where you can photograph and immerse yourself in this most iconic city. Your arrival point in Pisa will be the parking area Pietrasantina, a few minutes walking distance from Piazza dei Miracoli (torre di Pisa). Pisa is best known for its iconic Leaning Tower, this structure was already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Find also in the piazza the Baptistry, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily, and the Caposanto Monumentale cemetery.
You will return to Livorno after your time in Pisa arriving approximately 45 minutes later and be dropped off near the port area and your waiting ship.
Please Note: Timing is subject to change on any given day due to traffic patterns and amount of traffic. The service provider is not responsible for delays due to events out of their control.
Reviewer: Bob Martyn
Great way to see these two historic sites. We rented bicycles in Lucca and rode atop the wall around the city. Lucca is small so there is time to walk to several of the highlight stops. Piza is a must see. We have all known about this magnificent building all our lives so it was particularly fun to see it in person.
This was a good excursion for us. The tour guide was nice. Although this felt like a bus ride it was just what we wanted. The tour guide explained very little but the best thing she did was explain that in Pisa the gypsy's are the biggest pickpocket. WATCH YOUR BAGS. We saw it first hand as a young girl that looked just like a tourist tried to go into someones bag. I am a New Yorker and didn't feel shy to yell across the street so everyone could hold on to their bags. we were told that this happens everyday. But this being said it was worth the trip everything was beautiful in Lucca and we had a great lunch in the small town.
Reviewer: Richard Dunstan
I had read 3 books about Lucca, Walls of Lucca etc. Coincidentally we were on Norwegian Epic cruise that had a port visit in Livorno. It was easier and less hassle to do this tour of Puffs and Pisa. Clean bus, good info got us to Lucca. Walked around, lunch on own then rented Bikes to ride the Walls. Enjoyable, historic and beautiful. Not crowded like Pisa our next stop. Highly recommend Lucca, Pisa crowded in June. I'm 82 my wife 73 easy walking for us.