Highlights / General details
Visiting Carrara marble quarries by 4x4 Jeep is an unforgettable experience. You will enjoy the charm of exclusive places otherwise inaccessible for visitors on their own. Top quality off road vehicles driven by our expert staff will lead you to an altitude of 900m where your will see breathtaking scenery. Moreover, you will be given detailed explanations about both ancient and modern excavation methods in direct contact with quarrymen in work days, while cutting marble or loading huge blocks on trucks. After that you will have a short break during which you will taste the unique flavor of the ‘Lardo di Colonnata’. Then you will reach an altitude of 1200m where you can’t keep your eyes off such a view. Afterwards you will be driven to Pisa where you will visit the most renowned squares and monuments such as Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower, the Cemetery and the Cathedral. Lucca is situated along the road that leads to the coast from Florence. It is a distinctive city of art and Renaissance style surrounded by walls, interrupted by beautiful gates and ramparts. You will have free time to take a walk along a section of the town walls to enjoy a wonderful view over the roofs, alleys, towers, churches and palaces. The tour continues with the visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower, St. Martin’s Cathedral and ends in the typical street of antique shops in the old town center, where you will free time.
Hotel Pick-up on request; Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning; Expert multilingual tour leader (English, Spanish, Italian, French*, Portuguese*, German*, Russian*); Guided visit of Carrara marble quarries; Lardo di Colonnata tasting; 4x4 off road adventure on the Carrara marble quarries; Self-guided visit of Pisa and Lucca.
Drop off; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday; Departing at 6:50am. Check in closes 15 minutes before departure.
Approximately 11 hours.
Meeting Point: Poggibonsi, Bus stop in Salceto (in front of Esso Gas Station).
We recommend hiking boots, a backpack with multiple pockets and sunscreen.
Guests must be able to climb and descend stairs.
*French, *Portuguese, *German, *Russian departures require a minimum of 4 passengers.
Guests are requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**