Lucca Tour

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Lucca Food Tour

Lucca has been and continues to be one of Tuscany’s best secrets. It doesn’t have any specific world famous monument such as the Leaning Tower, Colosseum or David but does leave everyone feeling a little more Italian!

There are many locations that have been specifically chosen for the Lucca Food Tour and are season specific as well as time of day specific. In order to meet all your needs & wants during the tour, the exact itinerary will be perfected together prior to booking. During this tour, not only will you feel like a true Italian by seeing what the locals see but also eat what the locals eat!

List of locations to choose from:

Visit one of the oldest Buccellato bakeries in Lucca. They have passed on their secret recipe for five generations of their famous sweet bread with raisins! This is a perfect opportunity to taste a wonderful cappuccino

Visit a famous pizzeria that makes not only pizza but a delicious local flatbread made of chickpeas called “cecina.”  It is also famous for their non-leavened chestnut dessert called “castagnaccio” that is made with chestnut flour, raisins, pignoli nuts & rosemary and is accompanied with fresh ricotta cheese

Visit a local bakery whose efforts in using top-notch organic local ingredients is the reason why the locals believe they make the best focaccia bread in Lucca!

Visit one of the best-rated wine bars in Italy! As we all know, wine is just not taste but ambiance as well. You’ll try one of the local wines while admiring & learning about their immense worldwide collection as you visit their underground cellars that stretch a whole city block

Visit one of the oldest chocolate manufacturers in Lucca. You’ll taste an array of chocolate delights as well as dark, milk, white and flavored chocolate. Lucca’s most famous “cioccolateria” will leave you in a sublime state of mind

Visit one of the many hand made ice cream shops or gelateria. You’ll taste gelato made exclusively from organic fruits that are in season at the time of the tour. Keep in mind, most gelato shops are closed during the winter

The tour also includes: walking on the most complete walls in Europe built during the Renaissance; Piazza Anfiteatro: where the Roman Colosseum once stood; Piazza San Michele, the exact location of the ancient Roman Forum; and the birth place of Giacomo Puccini, the famous opera composer.

As you’ll be moving from one venue to another, your tour guide will unfold Lucca’s rich history while walking off-the-beaten-path medieval streets allowing you to discover their beauty & treasures.

  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: typically at your hotel, train station or where your driver drops you off
  • Meeting time: we’ll decide this together
  • Max group size:  this tour is private only to your party
  • Food & drink:  All food and drink is included in the cost of the tour
  • Dress code: no specific dress code requirements

Cost

  • Euro 400 for 2 people including all food & drink
  • Add Euro 50 for each additional person
  • Tips and gratuities are never included but are always a welcome

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Dress code: not dress code specific
  • Although we make all necessary reservations to all established suppliers, Tuscan Tour Guide will not accept any responsibility or issue any reimbursement for extensive waiting times that are completely out of our control, such as during “high season”, strikes, change of opening hours, special celebrations or festivities, political or religious figure appearance, Easter week closings and/or but not limited to extreme weather conditions

Lucca city walk or on bike

Lucca has become famous for its local & quaint streets with history that dates back to the Romans! Most people who visit Lucca leave with a smile knowing they’ve lived like a local for a few hours.

The beautiful city does not have a famous monument like Pisa, Rome or Florence but is unique in that the city itself offers a non-touristy vibe.

Tours of Lucca can be “walking tours” however we always recommend doing it on a bike! The city is perfectly flat so everyone can enjoy being on 2 wheels!

The tour covers over 2000 years of history and includes the birth house of composer Giacomo Puccini, the church of San Michele, Piazza Napoleone, the Cathedral which houses the Volto Santo (a wooden crucifix said to be made on the night that Christ passed away), Piazza Anfiteatro (location where the Roman Colosseum used to be) and Via Finlungo (one of the best shopping streets in town).

  • Tour length: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: we’ll decide this together
  • Meeting time: we’ll decide this together
  • Max group size:  this tour is private only to your party
  • Tickets:  All necessary tickets are included in the cost of the tour
  • Dress code: shoulders and knees MUST NOT show because you’ll be visiting a few religious sites. Tuscan Tour Guide will not refund any amount if your entrance is denied

Cost

  • Euro 290 for 2 people for a 2.5 hour walking tour
  • Add Euro 40 for each additional person
  • If you’d like to do the tour on bike please add Euro 20 per person for the rental
  • Tips and gratuities are never included but are always a welcome

Details

  • Tour runs rain or shine
  • Dress code: shoulders and knees MUST NOT show.  Tuscan Tour Guide will not refund any amount if your entrance is denied
  • Although we make all necessary reservations to skip the line for all museums, Tuscan Tour Guide will not accept any responsibility or issue any reimbursement for extensive waiting times that are completely out of our control, such as during “high season”, strikes, change of opening hours, special celebrations or festivities, political or religious figure appearance, Easter week closings and/or but not limited to extreme weather conditions