swap la spezia port for a day in tuscany, and visit the cities of lucca and pisa with a didicated driver. how you spend your time in each city is up to you: climb the unesco-listed leaning tower of pisa, gaze out at lucca from the lofty heights of the torre guinigi or take a leisurely meal in the tuscan sun. all entrance fees and food are at your own expense.
when your cruise ship docks in la spezia, your driver will pick you up at the la spezia port and take you on your didicated shore excursion. enjoy a restful, scenic drive by minivan through the tuscan countryside and arrive in pisa, one of the best-known tuscan cities.
see its most celebrated attraction, the leaning tower, which has become a symbol for the italian republic. feel the lean of the structure as you wind your way up the tower and admire great views from the top. visit the ’field of miracles’ and see the cathedral, the campo santo cemetery, the baptistery, and the cathedral museum independently. afterwards, your driver will be happy to suggest a typical trattoria for an authentic tuscan meal (own expense).
continue your trip with a 30-minute drive to lucca, the birthplace of opera composer puccini. visit piazza del mercato, the market square. it owes its irregular shape to the 1st-century roman amphitheater that once stood here. discover the torre guinigi, one of the most representative monuments of lucca, whose unusual feature is the enormous oak tree that stands on top of it. admire the city’s architectural gems from the top of the monument and soak in the tranquil atmosphere.
take a stroll through medieval streets of lucca at your own pace and search the city's renowned tradition of crafts and family-run businesses. admire the beautiful church of san michele with its magnificent marble facade, a fine example of the romanesque architecture.
after triping independently, meet your driver for a comfortable ride back to the port of la spezia.
worry-free shore excursion:
we will ensure your timely return to the la spezia port for this activity. in the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. if your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. see our terms and conditions for full details.