On this leisurely small group (or private tour) one day Tuscany tour we balance the brilliance of Tuscany with the splendors of medieval walled city life and delicious local Tuscan cuisine and wine.
Leonardo Da Vinci, Lucca and Pisa
Tour to the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci, then Pisa and Lucca in a day with our small group or private tour.
Visit Pisa’s Field of Miracles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There, you’ll get to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the world’s top attractions. After, visit the gorgeous walled town of Lucca. It’s home to countless cathedrals and medieval and Renaissance buildings. It even has some of Tuscany’s best-kept villas and gardens in the countryside surrounding it.
Tuscany Tour Must Sees
We enjoy three stunning Tuscany tour must sees:
The birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthplace in the midst of the beautiful Tuscan countryside, among the rolling hills sits the little stone house where one of the world’s greatest artists and thinkers was born and raised-Leonardo Da Vinci. If you would like to visit the Leonardo Da Vinci museums where he was born please tell us in a note before hand and we will adjust the tour timing. There is an extra ticket cost of 3-13 euros depending on the time of day you can pay directly to the museum for this.
Lucca A charming ancient walled Tuscan town.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa One of the world’s must sees, witness the field of miracles.
A fabulous Tuscan boutique winery with Tuscan wines and stunning views for a light lunch.
Medieval and Renaissance architecture
If there’s one thing all visitors to Pisa agree on, it’s that pictures don’t do the tower justice. Lucca, by comparison, is more off-the-beaten path. But with its Medieval towers and sprawling countryside, it’s worth a trip to see in person. It’s got all the rustic small town charm that Tuscany is famous for.
Classic Tuscan Foods and Wine
Lucca is famous all over Tuscany for its rich cuisine and classic Tuscan recipes. Our Pisa & Lucca tour stops for a lunch in a local trattoria or we stop in a fabulous hilltop winery with beautiful views, have a tasting of high quality Tuscan wines and a light lunch of delicious local specialties. Chat and get to know your guide and fellow travelers over a delicious local lunch and regional wine.
Free time to explore Pisa and Lucca
We believe that vacations are for relaxing. That’s why we designed our tour to give you enough time to explore on your own. That way, you can experience Tuscany instead of just seeing it. Spend a morning and tour Pisa. You’ll even have enough time to take that iconic shot with the tower. And in Lucca, we’ve given you lots of time to Gift-shop. Go sightseeing. Relax and have a gelato in a world-class gelateria. Relish a pick-me-up of any of Lucca’s rich cakes and pastries. Have a coffee in a historical Cafe.
Lucca is perfect for Italian souvenirs. Italians call these small gifts pensierini (“little thoughts”). Beautiful, locally-produced traditional ceramics are a must. There’s a large variety of artisan studios to wander into in Lucca. Traditional cakes and biscuits also make great gifts. For salamis and cheeses, double check customs regulations in your home country.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci, an incomparable genius contributed greatly to what we know about our world today. You may know of his work from such iconic paintings like the Mona Lisa. Da Vinci was a true Renaissance man who achieved mastery in fields ranging from arts to mathematics. A man comparable to Albert Einstein, Da Vinci was way ahead of his time. We’ve heard about his achievements as an adult but a man of such virtuoso was ahead of his peers as a child as well.
Every brilliant person has a beginning filled with insight. But in seeing Leonardo’s birthplace we also get to see a very beautiful part of the world. We embark on a trip into the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its gentle rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. We see the house where Leonardo was born and raised, a typical simple peasant house of the time. Its old stone walls and traditional terracotta tiles. Classic Tuscan architecture and landscape at its most iconic.
We make a short visit before continuing to Lucca and Pisa. We don’t stop in the hamlet of Vinci, the closest village to where Leonardo was born unless you would like to but you need to tell us in a note before the tour so we can adjust the tour timing. We will have less time in Lucca and Pisa if we stop in Vinci.
The Pisa & Lucca-Private Tour?
You can choose to do the Pisa & Lucca as a private or small shared group experience. Just choose your dates and preferences at the checkout in the booking calendar.
A small group or private tour with a great guide
Stunning Tuscan landscapes
A visit to the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci
Enjoying the leaning tower of Pisa in the field of miracles
A walk around the charming medieval town of Lucca
A tasty light Tuscan lunch with typical local good wine.
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