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Swap La Spezia port for a day in Tuscany, and visit the cities of Lucca and Pisa with a private 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 lunch in the Tuscan sun. All entrance fees and food are at your own expense. 


  • Full-day private shore excursion to Pisa and Lucca from La Spezia
  • See Pisa's top attraction -- the Leaning Tower
  • Climb on the top of the Torre Guinigi and marvel at Lucca's architectural gems from above
  • Stroll through the medieval city of Lucca independently and admire the beautiful Church of San Michele
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience, with flexibility to explore at your own pace
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

La Spezia Shore Excursion: Pisa and Lucca Day Trip

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

When your cruise ship docks in La Spezia, your driver will pick you up at the La Spezia port and take you on your private shore excursion. Enjoy a relaxing, 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 lunch (own expense).

Continue your tour 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 explore 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 touring 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.

Customer Reviews

Andrew C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide Davide from Prestige Rent was fabulous from start to finish. We spent much longer in Lucca than intended as it's a stunning place to visit. This was not a problem for Davide. He recommended a lovely restaurant in Lucca for our lunch then simply called him when we were finished and he was promptly there to pick us up. Pisa was also incredible and this was one of our favourite excursions and highly recommend Davide for his professional and courteous service the whole day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

excellent tour and guide. Excellent English and knowledge of the area.

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