Discover Lucca, the pearl of Tuscany, with its art and history, flavors and atmosphere and enjoy the unique experience of visiting the fascinating marble quarries of Michelangelo in Carrara.
Available from La Spezia port
We will pick you up at the passenger cruise terminal at your time of landing (suggested starting time at 08.00)!
Our English-speaking Driverguide will be ready at the entrance of the passenger cruise terminal, waiting for you and holding a sign with your name on it.
First, we will drive to Lucca, one of the most charming towns in Tuscany, known as the “pearl of Tuscany”. Lucca has a long history that goes back to Etruscan and ancient Roman times and the town has been able to maintain its autonomy as an independent state for many centuries, until the unification of Italy.
The town is surrounded by impressive defensive Renaissance city walls from the 16th century. Inside the walls, the city center preserves its marvellous architecture, especially from the Renaissance era, and has kept its medieval appearance with narrow streets and small squares. Lucca is also known as “the city of a hundred churches” for the large number of religious buildings which represent marvellous examples of architectural Italian styles.
We will discover its defensive system, visiting the famous city walls and we will drive inside the town through its narrow streets and small piazzas, stopping, of course to see the main spots in the historical center, like the Amphitheater, the Cathedral,.. We can’t miss a short pit-stop to taste the very best Italian Focaccia, and why not a little shopping.
If you’d like your Driverguide will suggest you a nice restaurant to have lunch.
After lunch, we will move to Carrara to see the famous Marble quarries of Michelangelo, with its scenic landscape surrounded by white marble that makes this place unique. We will learn more about the marble working process and its quarrying. The first part of our visit takes place for about 2 minutes by minibus. Once in the cave we will walk along a path, all on one floor, walking on a marble floor that is the envy of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world. Shows the technique of cutting and machinery used for the excavation! Carrara is considered the largest white marble resource of the world.
Back to your ship at 05.00pm.
Duration 9 hours
WE CRUISES YOU…BY CAR!!!
Included in the Tour Price:
– Deluxe vehicle with air-conditioning
– English-speaking Driverguide
– Pick up and drop off at dock
– Minimal walking and easy access to sites
– Parking fees
– Motorway toll
– Car city tax and pass
Not included in the Tour Price:
– Lunch à la carte
– Guided walking tour inside the Marble Quarries (€ 10,00 per person)
– Entrance tickets in Lucca to be decided on spot with your Driverguide
Available from La Spezia port
Our booking and cancellation policy is designed in order to guarantee the high quality standard of our services.
When you send us a request for a shore excursion filling in the form, the tour will not be booked and confirmed right away, but you will receive our details with the exact price and the confirmation of availability. After that you will have all the information to take your decision and confirm the trip. The booking becomes definitive only when you receive our confirmation email and we receive your deposit.
We accept any types of credit and debit card and a deposit of the 40% is required to confirm your booking.
The balance can be paid by credit card ahead of time or cash to your Driverguide on spot.
The payment of meals, wine/oil tastings, entrance tickets for monuments, museums, churches or any other attraction, and other extra services are to be paid directly to the services suppliers.
> If you cancel at least 8 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee and the amount already paid will be totally refunded, except for the bank charges related to the payment.
> If you cancel between 4 and 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 40% cancellation fee, i.e. the amount of the down payment will not be refunded.
> If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee and the full payment is required.