Tuscany Tour: Visit Vinci, Lucca & Pisa (Currently only private available)*
On this leisurely small group (or private) 1 day Tuscany tour we combine the brilliance of Tuscany with the splendors of medieval walled city life. Not forgetting delicious local Tuscan cuisine and wine of course!
Leonardo Da Vinci, Lucca and Pisa
In this tour through Tuscany’s important towns, you’ll visit 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.
Tuscany Tour: 3 Important Towns Must-Sees
You’ll visit 3 beautiful Tuscany towns with their important famous must-sees
Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthplace in the midst of the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
A charming ancient walled Tuscan town with a famous oval-shaped piazza and typical Tuscan towers
Experience the must-see Leaning Tower of Pisa and the field of miracles
Tuscan Lunch in a Boutique Winery or Tuscan Trattoria
You’ll enjoy lunch either in a beautiful Italian winery with stunning views or in a Tuscan trattoria in a laidback piazza with typical Tuscan dishes.
What is Vinci? Where is Vinci?!
Vinci is the town that is the birthplace of the famous Leonardo da Vinci. That is how he got his name by which we know him today – Leonardo ‘from Vinci’.
How to go to Vinci?
Vinci is a very small town under an hour from Florence. However, like many towns in Tuscany, it is not easy to visit without a car. On this particular Tuscany tour you can visit Vinci as well as other important towns in the region, Lucca and Pisa without wasting time on public transport.
Where was Leonardo da Vinci Born?
Leonardo da Vinci was born in the town of Vinci, set amongst the rolling hills, in a little stone house. This house where he was born and raised which is now a museum that can be visited.
Leonardo da Vinci Museum
There are museums dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci’s genius throughout Italy. If you would like to visit the Leonardo Da Vinci museum in Vinci where he was born, please tell us in a note beforehand so we can adjust the tour timing. There is an extra ticket cost of 3-13 euros depending on the time of day and you can pay directly to the museum for this if you are not on the private tour.
Medieval & 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 (some with trees on top!) 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 and a beautiful oval-shaped piazza.
Classic Tuscan Foods and Wine
Lucca is famous all over Tuscany for its rich cuisine and classic Tuscan recipes. Our Vinci, 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 and you’ll be able 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. He’s famous for iconic paintings like the Mona Lisa, but Da Vinci was a true Renaissance man who was a master in everything from arts to engineering to mathematics. A man comparable to Albert Einstein, Da Vinci was way ahead of his time.
When 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 gently rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards to see where Leonardo was born and raised, a typical simple peasant house of the time. Its old stone walls and traditional terracotta tiles.
*Covid-19 Note: We don’t use big buses, only private cars or minivans for our small group semi-private experiences, therefore in the current months we are unable to run the small group semi-private version of this tour as social distancing rules cannot be maintained. Please book a private tour from the calendar to join us this year.
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