Guided tour

Lucca: Aperitivo Evening Food and Wine Tour

Lucca: Aperitivo Evening Food and Wine Tour

From US$ 75.40 per person

Taste your way around the Renaissance city of Lucca and enjoy the Italian tradition of "aperitivo" on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Sample savory snacks and good wine as you experience the local life and see some of the city’s more than 100 churches.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Become a Lucca local for the day, and experience the culture of aperitivo
  • Taste the foods and wines of the region at typical venues
  • Sample Tuscan bread, Pecorino cheese, Tuscan crostini, and more
  • Try a glass of Montecarlo red wine
  • Enjoy the setting of the sun at a charming Vineria
  • Drink artisan beers from the Garfagnana Mountains
Full description
Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this evening walk adventure. Sample the food and wine of Italy on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Lucca, and discover the Italian tradition of the aperitivo on the city’s narrow streets and medieval squares. Enjoy Italian beer or local wines that will leave you thirsty for more Become a local for the day as you join your guide outside Lucca Train Station. Learn about (and taste) the food culture of Italy as you stroll the narrow streets contained by the city walls and tall towers. Discover arts and crafts shops selling unique souvenirs, and see some of Lucca’s more than 100 churches. Enjoy an impressive view of Lucca before diving into the local life in 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 bar. While there, stop at a local bakery to try cecina, a traditional, focaccia bread with unexpected ingredients, alongside a glass of Italian beer or wine. Next, go the only oval square in Italy that takes the place of a typical Roman amphitheater. Relax close there in a charming Vineria with a glass of Lucca wine, along with an essential side of Tuscan crostini and pecorino cheese. Your tour ends here but feel free to hang around, order another drink and soak up the lively atmosphere of the square. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do, and eat during your stay in lovely Lucca. Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this evening walk adventure.
Includes
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Food samples (selection of local cured meats, cheese, and local snacks at 2 different stops)
  • 2 glasses of wine or beer
  • Any additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal items
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide under the taxi sign at the entrance to Lucca Train Station

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes for walking
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 are permitted on the tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join free of charge. Please inform the supplier at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.6/5

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Sara was a wonderful guide - very knowledgeable, happy to answer any question and very patient with our group of 12. This tour was the perfect way to start our weekend in lucca and we would recommend it to anyone. The bars we visited as part of the tour were very welcoming and the food and wine was excellent too.

July 24, 2022

What a wonderful evening! Our guide, Marta, was a fountain of knowledge! It was very clear that she loves her city. She was animated, personable, and connected us with the history of Lucca and the surrounding areas. At both refreshment stops we enjoyed Tuscan wine, cheese, and crostini, etc. Marta was an excellent guide.

June 11, 2022

Luca is a very pleasant guide full of knowledge. He allowed us to visit places in the city that we would not have found on our own. It is a well of knowledge both in terms of history and gastronomy. He knows his region like no one else. I highly recommend this activity which delighted and entertained us!

November 1, 2021

Product ID: 55837