Livorno Shore Excursion to Lucca & Pisa optional Leaning Tower Ticket

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Private Transfer to Lucca and Pisa from Livorno

From $34.17

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


When your cruise ship drops anchor at Livorno Cruise Port, see more of Italy in less time on a 7-hour self-guided shore excursion to Lucca and Pisa. Travel with ease and in comfort on an air-conditioned coach equipped with Wi-Fi, and spend free time exploring Lucca and Pisa, famed for the Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa respectively. Small-group service limited to 15 passengers.
  • Ideal for cruise ship passengers with limited time
  • Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned coach equipped with Wi-Fi
  • Capture photos beside the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 passengers

What's Included

  • Free WiFi on-board
  • On-board and bus stop assistance in English, Italian and Spanish
  • Walking tour in Lucca with expert escort ( if selected )
  • Free map of Lucca and Pisa
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Access to the Leaning Tower ( if selected )
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation from Livorno Port to Livorno city center

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Cruise Shuttle Stop
    Piazza del Municipio, 61, 57123 Livorno LI, Italy

    Passengers must take PortoLivorno2000 cruise shuttle bus from the port to the city center (depending on the cruise ship ticket can cost 7€)

Pickup point

  • Livorno

Start time

10:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Via Cogorano, Livorno Passengers must take PortoLivorno2000 cruise shuttle bus from the port to the city center (depending on the cruise ship ticket can cost 7€)

What To Expect

15 minutes in advance of the 10:30am departure time, board your air-conditioned coach at the bus arrival port on Via Cogorano, easily reachable by bus from Livorno Cruise Port.

Following a 1-hour journey, you’ll arrive in Lucca and spend free time exploring Porta Sant’Anna, near to Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) and a plethora of cafes.

Then, return to the coach for the 30-minute journey to Pisa, where you’ll have 1.5 hours to explore the Piazza dei Miracoli, home to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Duomo, and Pisa Baptistery (Battistero).

Arrival at your original departure point in Livorno is expected in advance of 5:30pm.


2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Torre Guinigi (Pass By)

Piazza Anfiteatro (Pass By)

Basilica of San Frediano (Pass By)

Piazza dei Miracoli

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Leaning Tower of Pisa

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Duomo di Pisa

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Battistero di San Giovanni (Pass By)

Camposanto (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service cannot be used on a different date than the one indicated during the purchase
  • The service provider is not responsible for delays due to third party events
  • Departure times are subject to change due to arrival to Cruise ships
  • Please, specify Ship Name and Boarding time
  • Be sure to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before departure time, at the meeting point you will find the staff wearing a GREEN T-Shirt. No refund will be give in case of late coming
  • The oder of visit may change, please contact our local staff to confirm.
  • Pisa tower: entry is not allowed for children under the age of 8 (completed or to be completed in the current year)
  • If your ship makes an itinerary change or schedule change and you arrive in a different port or in a different schedule, please do not assume your tour has been cancelled. your tour will be schedule for the new port or for the new timing. Please call our representative to confirm the new details.
  • Return in time to the ship guaranteed.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Don’t rely too much on the wifi on the bus.
Easy to get to main bus station in Livorno - easy to get on bus to Lucca!
Great guide - Interesting and witty - Lucca is worth a visit and not to be missed - Pisa however a long walk from the bus and very busy as expected


64 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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The tour guide, Federico...
Warren_V, Sep 2023
The tour guide, Federico Cosci was beyond fabulous. He made the trip mreenjoyable by simply loving his job.
Big bus, big group, big headaches!
sharonamarshall4, Sep 2023
We booked this excursion in April, 5 months early. We were stunned to find out that the town square meeting point is actually a meeting point for people who purchased this excursion from many different sellers and we ended up on a large bus, rather than a small group tour. Some people just purchased their tickets minutes before boarding the bus. We headed to Lucca first. It’s a lovely little medieval walled town. In our group we’re two families with very young children. At one point, one of the adults with children started yelling at Fredericko, our guide, to slow down, that the children couldn’t keep up. First of all, Fredericko was NOT going too fast. Secondly, if you join a walking tour, you need to be able to WALK!! Leave the children at home if they can’t keep up or you don’t have a stroller. We were given free time for lunch and shopping and Fredericko was very clear about where and when to meet. He even passed around a sign up sheet so he had everyone’s cell number and made us all note his, in case we got lost. One couple were 15 minutes late to our meeting point. Fred tried calling several times. No answer. So we left. He received a call from missing tourist. Fred explained we waited an extra 15 minutes but would return. The missing couple were clearly told to wait OUTSIDE the walls, where the bus had been. We drove by as Fred was on the phone saying he didn’t see them outside. We tried a second time. Still no late people. At this point, Fred called them again and explained they’d have to take a cab or train and meet us in Pisa. These are adults! If they can’t make the meeting time, despite 52 others on the tour being there, they should not waste our time even more with us driving by twice looking for them! Freericko did a great job pointing things out to us. The time in each town was perfect. If I had known we’d be on a big bus tour, I would not have booked it.
Lucca was an unexpected...
Arthur_H, Sep 2023
Lucca was an unexpected pleasure. We were not familiar with it at all but would highly recommend it to anyone visiting that part of Italy. And of course Pisa was a clear bucket list item checked off. Only issue was getting back to the bus parking area was not well marked at all.
Edward_M, Sep 2023
Lucca is now one of our favorite places! It was wonderful and our tour guide, Fredrico was humorous and a great guy and and helped enhanced our experience.
Would be nice to add Florence to this tour
Carmina_M, Aug 2023
Federico dis the tour in 4 languages! Quite impressive ! He also shared musical talent with us. This tour is bot for elderly people as it requires a lot of walking and Federico walls fast. He had to come back for the elderly people.
Below par service
William_S, Jul 2023
When arriving to meeting place it was very disorganized and chaotic and some of the employees were not helpful and unpleasant. We selected the walking tour which unfortunately was not informative. Guide basically walk you to spots and tells you the name and continue to the next place. In regards to timing they did got us back on time to our cruise which the highlight was that we didn’t have to get a separate shuttle.
Pleasant and interesting.
Ray_W, Jul 2023
Lucca is a lovely village but unfortunately it was so hot the asphalt was melting. It was worse at Pisa but the tour was otherwise excellent. We only did the self guided walk and only got confused and lost a few times in Lucca. Guide was Federico who provided entertainment and information we did not expect on a transfer only ticket.
Lucca and Pisa
keithdixon, Jul 2023
Fredrico our guide was fantastic. We had a great day. Even got to climb the Leaning Tower. Food in Lucca also very good.
Worth it
James_C, Jul 2023
A bit of a hassle to get to the city center and the proper bus for Lucca and Pisa, but once we were all set, the rest went well. Loved Lucca. Could have spent more time there. Had a wonderful lunch there. Pisa was crazy crowded, long walk from parking to the tower and beautiful church, very hot and crowded. All in all a good day.
Absolutely worth it!
Ed_W, Jul 2023
This was a truly wonderful experience!! The staff are friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour and Viator!
Cute town, terrible tour operator
Mark_C, Jul 2023
This excursion was mis-represented and very poorly organized. The tour description shows a maximum of 15 people for the tour and there were 13 of us going. We were expecting a small bus that would hold 15 people for our trip to Lucca. We followed the tour instructions to take the shuttle from the port to the center of town and to our surprise, the plaza where we were dropped off was a mass of people trying to find their tour. This one tour operator is actually a large operator that was offering tours to Florence, to Lucca, and to Pisa and all of those tours were starting from that same plaza. We found a rep from the tour company and got conflicting info about exchanging our emailed voucher that was pre-paid for another printed voucher. To add to the chaos, there were people trying to purchase tour tickets while others that had pre-purchased tickets were just trying to figure out what to do and where to go. We were told to wait for the bus and they would call for us. We were told to line up and we knew then that this was not a 15 person tour as there was a long line of people. We were waiting patiently but when the bus came, there was a mad dash for the bus because people had been waiting a long time. We had booked a 10:30am tour but because we didn't rush to get on the bus, the bus did not have room for all 13 of us. They assured us that we didn't need to worry and that there was another bus for us. We then had to wait almost another hour for the next bus. Even though our tickets showed we had a 10:30 tour, they never looked at the tour times. Once we got to Lucca, the tour guide led us off the bus and told us when and where to meet to leave Lucca. He then led the group of about 50 into the old town of Lucca but he was not a very good tour leader as he didn't pay attention to the group and didn't seem to really care what happened to the group behind him. He walked quickly and lost over half the group before getting to the first stop in the city tour. He also didn't have a mic and speaker so people lost interest when they couldn't hear what was being described. The visit to Pisa was very similar. Pisa is extremely crowded and the guide walked quickly through the crowd so he lost at least half the group before he got to the tower. In general, the town of Lucca is a charming, old Italian town and well worth a visit. The tour guide was not much of a guide and the tour operator needs much better organization. The webpage should also be updated to more accurately describe what the tour is like and not mislead people into thinking that it's a much smaller and intimate excursion.
A Lovely Whirlwind Tour to Lucca & Pisa
Janice_B, Jun 2023
This was an awesome excursion; well worth the money and a great use of time if you are limited by a cruise schedule. This tour was operated by City Sightseeing - we met our guides at the designated location; they were easy to find due to their bright shirts, and the Viator reservation-to-voucher transaction was seamless. While on the bus, our guide Michael was full of great information and humor, and would occasionally break out in song! It was great to get a taste (literally and figuratively) of the two locations. Lucca was a real gem; it had not been on our radar screen and it was a beautiful little historical town surrounded by an intact city wall - our tour guide shared with us a bit of history on the town and also several interesting and significant places to visit while there. Our stop in Pisa was also great, although brief - we did climb the tower and that took up most of our time, but it was worth it, even though it was thundering, lightning and raining cats and dogs, which made for quite the harrowing climb up the slippery marble steps of the tower. We highly recommend this excursion - it was terrific, and very well run.
Great trip with tour...
Judy_L, Jun 2023
Great trip with tour guide Mateo from Livorno. He was very professional and an outstanding tour guide. so very detailed and always helping. Trip was interesting and an excellant experience. Judy Lucas USA
Nice trip
ConradL, Jun 2023
Our guide was great and the tour was nice in that we had ample time to explore both places. Bus was comfortable as well.
Fun, easy, memorable tour!
Britney_S, Jun 2023
The excursion was well managed and well organized. Our guide, Federico, was so friendly and fun, kept track of everyone and cut down on waiting in lines/waiting for others. Will 100% use this option with Viator instead of doing the cruise ship excursions which we found a huge waste of time and money due to size of group and waiting times.
Italian charm
Tara_L, Jun 2023
Paola was a great guide and she was such a pleasure to spend the day with. Lucca was definitely a great little spot to stop. We truly enjoyed this little Italian town for the day!
Good value
Anna_C, Jun 2023
Good value for money. Tour guide was really good. Didnt really need the walking tour in Lucca though and didn't get much additional information on it.
Best Guide ever
Steve_B, May 2023
This was one of the best tours. Our guide Mattia was the best. Loved following his chicken. Couldn’t miss it.
Great Way to See Pisa & Lucaa - Recommend for Cruise Passengers!
Lauren_R, May 2023
This is a very convenient excursion for cruise travelers! We took the free shuttle from the Celebrity port in Livorno and it dropped us off right where the tour bus was meeting. We first went to Lucca, and took the walking tour. Lucca is a cute town, but there's not a ton to do there in 3 hours so we would recommend the tour if you are interested in learning about the history of the city and seeing some main highlights. Then, we drove to Pisa and got to see the leaning tower! We selected the option to go up into the tower and would HIGHLY recommend doing the same. You get so much more of a feel for the lean when you are climbing the steps! And you get to see nice views of the city. The tickets came with free entry to the nearby cathedral as well. Our guide (Frederico) was friendly and informative. Well worth the money for cruise travelers looking to get out of Livorno for a day trip!
Good value, great experience
Tammy_T, May 2023
Mateo (guide) and driver Stefano were excellent. Mateo can speak 3 or 4 languages and very personable. Did not no anything about Lucca but may have been my favorite place in Italy. Good value for the price, well organized just watch for pickpockets at the meeting place when you first meet at city centre

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