Lucca Aperitivo Tour With Wine Tasting And Food Sampling

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Overview

The flavors, the aromas, the colors, and the smiles are all part of life in Lucca. Learn more about the city as you sip your way through narrow streets and Medieval squares. Artisan beer, local wines, and even a top-secret liqueur will have you thirsty for more of Lucca.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Get inside tips from a local

Know More about this tour

This Lucca tour is all about experiencing the city the real way, by becoming a local for a day. Italy is famed for the importance it places on food and drink, so of course you will learn about it and taste as we go. Along the way you will uncover majestic city walls, narrow roads, tall towers, and arts and crafts shops. You will also realize why Lucca is known as the city of 100 churches.
Your Lucca tour will start at the city’s train station and from there, walk past the majestic city walls and enjoy a view of Lucca before diving into local life. Head to the city center, where the beautiful Romanesque marble Cathedral stands then head to a favorite local spot: San Michele in Foro Square. This is where locals come to meet up with one another, typically for a friendly chat in a nice coffee bar. Lucca’s locals love going for an aperitif after work by meeting with friends and spending a few hours indulging in a glass of good wine and some savory snacks.

Because this tour is all about showing you local life, the first stop will be an old vineria (winery), a small wine bar typical of the Tuscan tradition, where you can order a glass of wine with a snack. Then head to Amphitheater Square, the only oval square in Italy that takes the place of the typical Roman amphitheater. Relax with a glass of artisan beer produced in the Garfagnana mountains and, of course, you can’t sample beer without a side of cured meats and pecorino cheese.
The tour then heads to a local lounge where we can try fettunta, a toasted bread with extra olive oil, as well as another glass of quality wine. Our last stop will be a small wine bar where we can have our final drink. And if you want to truly go local, then it’s time to try the typical liqueur of Lucca, Biadina, made from a secret recipe and served with pine nuts.

Inclusions for Lucca Aperitivo Tour With Wine Tasting And Food Sampling

  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Food samples - selection of local cured meats and cheese, buffet of local snacks, plus 2 glasses of wine or beer, small glass of local liquor

Exclusions for Lucca Aperitivo Tour With Wine Tasting And Food Sampling

  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Our guide was young and full of information about Lucca! We strolled around the city while stopping first for a chocolate aperitif that was delicious! It was in the back of a small shop that sold wines, chocolates, pastries, etc. I wouldn't have known that in the back was a space like being in a cave! It was small and intimate! After a bit more history, we moved on to a bar that had a beautiful back area that was outside under grape vines and trees! It was happy hour so along with your drink came a variety of tapas. Our last part of the tour ended in the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, an amazing place that used to be a Roman Amphitheatre. We had some local wine and an assortment of bruschetta which was absolutely delicious!

  • The combination of beautiful Lucca, delicious foods and wine and our knowledgeable guide Borana made this tour most enjoyable. Borana picked up on our special interests and adapted the tour for us.

  • We waited 15 minutes for late arrivals which was annoying. Our guide was okay but difficult to hear at times and not particularly enthusiastic. Would not recommend as we were disappointed with the tour.

  • This was a really great thing to do! We were the only two people and our guide Borana was fantastic!!
    She is friendly, spoke English well and has so much knowledge of Lucca, the history, the beautiful buildings and the special places to find. We felt she really made us feel relaxed and nothing was too much trouble for her. By the time we said goodbye we felt as if a family member was leaving us. We can definitely recommend this tour, do it and enjoy it- this is excellent value for money.

  • This tour was very good. Our tour guide, Clare, very knowledgeable and we finished the tour with a wonderful 'snack' in the piazza .. with wine! I would take this tour again. Highly recommend it. The 'snack' consisted of meats, cheeses and bread -- actually, enough for a meal for me.

  • An excellent tour for my special Birthday 60! There was only three of us on the tour, but despite this the tour still ran. The three of us was me, my husband and son. We had three guides who took us to 3 venues - one of which was amazing with grapefruit growing above our heads in the garden.
    Aperitif time in Lucca is great sampling all the best wines and food. We learn't a lot about what to look for in the quality of the wine and the florentino salami with fennel seeds is fantastic. When we got home I was amazed to find it in my local Lidl's store.

  • My boyfriend and I were the only ones on the tour so that was a nice surprise. We went to three places. The first was a glass of wine and a meat / cheese / and crostini platter. I purchased this tour for my bf's birthday. When our guides found out it was his actual birthday, we detoured and our second stop was a specialty chocolate shop with a backroom where we were treated to a small chocolate sampling and both a chocolate shot and lemoncello shot each. Everyone sang Happy Birthday in Italian. Very nice!! Our last stop was a local spot we ended up staying at the rest of the night and visited again the next night as we had met some locals and had a great time. Our last stop, we shared a bottle of wine and happy hour snacks. We had two guides and must say that Ciara was especially the best! Her passion for Lucca history, mixed with my bf's research, made for great conversation between them and he enjoyed this gift from me! Recommended

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