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Flavors of Lucca Small Group Tour with Food Tasting and Wine

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Overview
To live like a local is to eat like a local. This tour is going to show you how to drink and dine as locals do in Lucca, with a dash of history thrown in along the way. Sweet bread with raisins, sheep’s cheese, prosciutto, salami, olive oil, chocolate, wine, beer, cappuccino… what more could you want on a yummy Italian food tour?
Highlights
  • Explore Lucca with a guide to sightsee and sample the regional cuisine 
  • Find the café bars where the Lucca locals get their caffeine and sugar fix
  • Discover the best viewpoints and photo stops around Lucca’s city walls
  • Try delicacies you might not otherwise sample, such as the delicious Colonnata lard
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Lucca train station, and walk with your group to Cathedral Square where bars selling espresso await. Take the lead of the locals and start your day with a coffee, swiftly followed by a bite of a sweet ring-shaped cake (buccellato di Lucca). With your caffeine-and-sugar hit taken care of, you’ll explore Lucca’s main shopping street where Renaissance palazzi and artisan shops line the pavements. The street leads the way to one of the city’s esteemed chocolatiers, ready with sweets for you to sample. Continue with a stroll along Lucca’s legendary city walls and then stop in Piazza dell'Anfiteatro for a lunch of local specialties. Bazzone ham, marble-white lard from Colonnata, fennel salami, and pecorino cheese from the mountainous Garfagnana region are among the treats, along with a local wine or beer, of course. Your walking tour then ends at the San Michele in Foro church.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lucca railway station, Viale Camillo Benso Cavour, 15, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples (including sweets, chocolate, and a selection of cured meats)
  • A hot drink (tea, coffee, or cappuccino)
  • A glass of wine or beer
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear casual dress and comfortable shoes for walking
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasting your way through Lucca is a good idea. This tour was lead by Chiara who is a very happy, friendly person. She has great enthusiasm for her topic (food) and her location (Lucca). We had three stops: sweets and coffee in the back cavern...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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chiaradeg77, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi dears, really thank you for your great review about our "Flavors of Lucca", we are happy to hear this from you. We are also glad that you have enjoyed our local food stops and our Chiara. Remember that you will be always welcome here...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a beautiful walk and tour today with Antonella. She kept the tour interesting and fun and had a great knowledge of the different sites we visited. We enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: October 2019
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chiaradeg77, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi dears, we really appreciated your positive feedback about our "Flavours of Lucca" and about our guide Antonella, this is so important for us. Thank you so much. Cheers

Reviewed 7 September 2019

Our tour of Lucca hosted by the wonderful Marta was the perfect introduction to this beautiful city. We were lucky enough to be a very small group and it felt like we were being shown around by a friend. Marta was so knowledgeable on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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chiaradeg77, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi dear, you review made my day, i'm so happy about it!! We are glad that you have had a good time with us and our wonderful guide Marta and also that you have enjoyed our beautiful city and our traditional food. Thank you!! Cheers

Reviewed 6 September 2019

Excellent tour which met our needs and expectations in full. Chiara was an excellent guide: knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. The food was excellent too! Would recommend with no reservations.

Date of experience: September 2019
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chiaradeg77, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andrew, we are really happy that you have appreciated our "Flavours of Lucca" and our guide Chiara. Thank you a lot, remember that you will be always welcome here in Lucca !! Cheers

Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

Chiara was a wonderful host on this small group tour of beautiful Lucca. Like visiting with a local friend, with interesting information and friendly chatting as we walked and learnt about Lucca and its fascinating history.More

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chiaradeg77, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

Hi dears, We are super happy that you have enjoyed our "Flavors of Lucca", you described perfectly our idea of Tour!! Thank you so much. Hope to see you again here in Lucca or at some in another Urban Adventures destinations:) All the best for...More

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Try booking is 2's and 3's under different names or ask if they will do a custom group tour. After all, they want the money !
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Udemans
22 February 2019|
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Response from Eddie L | Reviewed this property |
They take you on a tour of local grocers and a local café. What you order is up to you.
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15 August 2018|
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Mine started at 10 am from the train station and finished at 2pm Was amazing ! Hope you like it
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