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L&B Italian Tours - Search results for: Lucca

Duration: 9:00am – 5:00pm (8 hours)

Suggested time frame:  1 hour Pisa / 2 hours Lucca / 1 hour Viareggio Beach - private tour

This excursion to Pisa and Lucca will depart from your Florence hotel.  A private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Pisa (about a 1.5-hour drive from Florence). You will be dropped off at the great square where all the main historical buildings are located.  The Leaning Tower, one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Baptistery, and the Cathedral.  After your visit and a few photo opportunities, you will travel about 45 minutes to the enchanting city of Lucca, where you will have some free time for lunch on arrival.  Your guide will suggest several restaurants for you to enjoy a casual lunch.

After lunch, stroll the old town center, stopping at historic sites such as the oval Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, center of entertainment in Roman times.  Other top attractions to see include the Piazza of San Michele with its beautiful Church of San Michele in Foro, the Basilica of San Frediano, as well as, the Clock Tower and Guinigi Tower, to name just a few.  Discover the numerous shops along the way and pick up souvenirs for family and friends.  After your time in Lucca, your final stop is Viareggio, which is a popular seaside town along the Tuscan Riviera (Versilia) and is a Riviera-style resort along the Italian coast with gorgeous buildings, luxurious hotels, shops, cafes, and restaurants.   You will stop for a gelato or a walk along the beach and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the white sandy beach.  Viareggio is a popular destination for Italians during the summer months. 

 Things to Know:

  • Visit the Tuscany towns of Pisa and Lucca on this day trip from Florence
  • Your first stop is Pisa, a city famous for its architectural beauty. Walk around Piazza dei Miracoli to see its celebrated monuments: Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Duomo and, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. 
  • Enjoy family photos or selfie photos at the marble façade of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • The Leaning Tower entrance is optional; admission cost is 18 Euros per person; usually, takes 30 minutes to climb the 251 steps; spectacular views once you reach the top.
  • The Baptistery admission tickets are 5 Euros per person. (optional)
  • Wander the walled city of Lucca to enjoy a casual lunch and shopping
  • Self­-guided tour of Pisa, Lucca, and Viareggio
  • Stop for gelato and walk along the boardwalk on Viareggio Beach
  • Private Tour - Minimum of 4 and Maximum of 6 (other group sizes inquire)
  • Florence Hotel pickup in Center City  or Florence Hotel at 8:45am
  • Tour offered daily from Mid-March - Mid November
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Pisa & Lucca
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the City of Lucca.  After exploring these landmarks of Italy, enjoy a visit to Viareggio Beach.

  • Note

    We will provide a private chauffer to drive you throughout the day.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Rates Starting at $250.00 for a private tour for 2 people to include private transportation in a luxury Mercedes mini-van. Please inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for special discount rates and group sizes for 4 or more people. The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $250.00 Per Person
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Duration: 8:30am – 5:30pm (9 hours)

A very unique and different tour of Tuscany awaits you on our Private Florence day tours of Lucca & Carrara. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of Lucca, and visit Pietrsanta in the heart of Carrara country. Following a drive up through the Appuan Alps to admire Carrara Marble quarries you'll visit a local sculptors studio for further insights into the most famous marble in the world. Traveling with one of our Local Expert Driver-Guides of whom all possess an in-depth knowledge of Tuscany, you'll enjoy an insider's view of the region.

After an interesting tour of the town, we'll visit a sculptor's studio to see the fine work of the local artisans. Following a break for lunch (optional) in Pietrasanta, we'll make our way to the beautiful city of Lucca.  Once the capital of the Longobards Italy, this city is famous for its sturdy walls that still encircle the town and its Romanesque architecture. After a walking tour of Lucca, you will have free time for shopping before returning to Florence.

Things to Know:

  • Tour departs from your Florence Hotel
  • See where Italy's Carrera marble comes from and a scenic drive through the marble quarries 
  • Detailed explanations about ancient and modern excavation methods
  • Visit Pietrasanta in the heart of the Carrara marble country and famous stonemasons shops
  • Visit a local sculptors studio for further insights into the most famous marble in the world 
  • Walking tour of the beautiful City of Lucca 
  • Free time for shopping in Lucca before departing back to Florence
  • Private Tour - Minimum of 4 and Maximum of 6 (for larger group sizes please inquire within)
  • Lunch options in City of Pietrasanta or City of Lucca (client's preference of restaurant location - lunch is not included in tour price)
  • Tour is offered daily between Mid-March - Mid-November
  • Tour begins at 8:30am and concludes at 5:30pm
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.  However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Lucca
  • Duration 9 hours
  • Highlights

    Private Tour Pietrasanta, home of the white Carrara Marble and walking tour of the City of Lucca.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this private nine tour with private transportation is $300.00 per person. Please inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for special discount rates and group sizes. The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 300.00 Per Person
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Wednesday, 01 March 2017 21:31

Cooking Class in Siena - Jul's Kitchen

Duration: Three hours

Type of Service: Cooking Class in Siena with Jul's Kitchen

Your private cooking classes are held in Jul’s Studio, located in a traditional country house in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, a few miles outside of Siena.  If you like traditional, seasonal food, the Tuscan countryside and a genuine approach to life, you’re in the right place! 

You will cook a complete menu, from appetizer to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Every dish will be introduced by a family story or a local tradition, you will learn to cook as Tuscan nonne and mums do every day in their kitchens for their family.  Choosing a class with us means to escape for a day in the countryside, far from the charming buzz of Florence and Siena. Slow down and be ready to live a day as a local: hearty homemade food is included with lots of fun and laughter.

Things to Know:

  • Three-hour hands-on cooking class
  • The cost of food and wine are included in this class
  • Enjoy the final lunch or dinner prepared
  • Each person will receive a Jul's Kitchen apron
  • (Jul's) Giulia has been living in the Tuscan countryside her entire life in the same house where her father was born and her grandmother was also born.
  • Her passion for the best locally sourced ingredients will allow you the share in the intense spirit of cooking, eating and celebrating — Tuscan style.
  • Juls’ Kitchen is located in the countryside near Colle Val d’Elsa, one hour from Florence and 30 minutes from Siena. Near many of the nicest location in Tuscany, such as San Gimignano and Montalcino, Volterra, Pienza, Lucca, Montepulciano, Greve in Chianti.
  • Author of five cookbooks 
  • These are very popular cooking classes and advance registration is necessary
  • Cooking classes offered M,T,W,Th,Fr - based on availability
  • Small group classes with 6 people or less
  • A private driver can be arranged on request for pick-up and drop-off (price not included).

Additional  Cooking Classes Offered in; Gluten-free Tuscan Cooking Class, Vegetarian Tuscan Cooking Class, Market visit and Tuscan Cooking Class, Cooking Class and a visit to a Pecorino Cheese Farm and Cooking Class and a visit to a typical Tuscan Farm

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    Private cooking classes held in Jul's Kitchen Studio located in a traditional country house in Siena; the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $172.00 per person for a small intimate private cooking class for 6 people or less. Please inquire with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price Starting at $172.00 per person
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 19:47

Jeff and Ali

Our excursion to Italy….In one word was “PERFECT”!

We had an amazing time visiting several places in Italy and Hali’s suggested itinerary and careful planning made for a great holiday without any drama!

Her knowledge and experience of connecting us with amazing tour guides, wonderful accommodations and orchestrating the travel between each city, was very well organized.

Hali listened to our long and complicated bucket list which included everything from art & history in Florence, biking in Lucca, getting to the top of the Tower of Pisa and hiking Cinco Terre, all while staying in beautiful accommodations and eating AMAZING food, and she was able to pull it all together without a hitch!

Thank you Hali for making our visit to Italy a very memorable experience!!!Grazie Mille !!!

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