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Lucca Tours

Via delle Ville 598/A, 55018 Lucca, Italy
0039 347 5597279
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Ranked #2 of 36 Activities in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Lucca is one of the most charming cities in Italy and a walking tour with certified professional tour guide Wanda Martinelli is a great way to see it.... more » Owner description: Lucca is one of the most charming cities in Italy and a walking tour with certified professional tour guide Wanda Martinelli is a great way to see it. Wanda Martinelli is ready to show you the beautiful city behind imposing Renaissance walls. Choose from any of her six tour options. « less
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Rarotonga
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After reading Wanda's wonderful reviews, we booked her for our private tour of Lucca. We were an adult family of 8 who wanted our own private guide to show us the sites. Wanda's english was excellent and she made the experience very personal. Wanda was very easy to deal with from the time of booking through to our arrival. Wanda... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Hello all of you, you are already in my personal Book of Records as my first clients from the Cook Islands. Shall I ever be able to visit your Paradise? Another item for the dream drawer... Thank you for your support. Word-of-mouth is everything in our business (although mine is only very small). All best to all of you. wanda More

london
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited with wife, train from Pisa nice and cheap and only about 25 minutes The walled city is lovely Lots of narrow streets, shops and bars/restaurants Found a small square and enjoyed a nice meal Friendly safe atmosphere and lots of families -couples. Train back to Pisa Weather was very hot Had a great time A must if you are... More

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Westchester, NY
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After a long day in Lucca, we started to look for a taxi...45 minutes later and sore feet none in site. Finally, we happened across Gigi a very affable taxi driver. He handled the tight roads going up to Relais La Cappella...more importantly he showed up on time to pick us up for the train. 33 96688838

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had 3 families with a total of 7 children on our tour. Wanda's excitement and passion communicating her knowledge of Lucca captured the attention of both adults AND children. She was upbeat, fun and moved quickly to show us all she could during our 3 hour tour. I would highly recommend her as a private guide to learn about... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Dear M and all of you, I enjoyed myself very much, too. I love being with young people, as they are our future. The spark in their eyes when they grab a new concept is exhilarating. My congratulations on your children (and on the parents, too). Thank you! wanda More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had an amazing experience with Wanda. We were two couples visiting for a weekend concert and contacted Wanda at the last minute. She was responded quickly and efficiently set up a two-hour tour followed by a wine tasting in one of the historic city restaurants. She was an incredible tour guide. Her English is absolutely perfect, and she was... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Dear Natalie and all of you, Things quickly arranged sometimes work better than long-drawn plans. As I already told you, you belong to the group of "2014 ideal customers". Thank you for being so nice. Come back any time. There are lots of other wines to taste! Best, wanda More

Bay Village, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We arranged for a 2 hour walking tour of Lucca when our cruise ship stopped in the port of Livorno on 7/5/14. Wanda Martinelli was absolutely very interesting, well informed, humble, and funny all at the same time. There were 4 of us in our party and walking the quaint, lovely town of Lucca came alive with Wanda's artful storytelling... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Grazie, Sandy and all of you, indeed, everything worked shipshape from the very beginning. Your review is heart-warming and it's also good to get positive feedbacks on the services I recommend. Thank you so much. Hope to see you in Lucca again someday. All best, wanda More

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Wanda is an incredible tour guide. She kept me, my wife, and 4 children totally entertained for 2.5 hours in Lucca. Of all our guides in Tuscany, Wanda stands out for her energy and passion. She is amazing with families, and a dynamic and effective teacher of Lucchesian art, history, architecture, and life.

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Craig, I was quite surprised when you told me that you are a keen TAd reviewer. You promised a review and it showed up in no time. Therefore, I must really repeat myself: coming from a professional as busy and burdened with resposibility such as you are, your words are worth gold. Thank you again and congratulations on your amazing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

From my first inquiry, Wanda was professional, enthusiastic, warm and accessible. Early communication was clear and helpful. I found Wanda personally a delight and full of remarkable historical information about Lucca and Tuscany that truly enriched my stay. In addition, she gave me great sightseeing, shopping, and food tips that have all been so helpful and time saving. Maybe most... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Dear Laurie, you had some good reasons to be exhausted and under stress, but you took it lightly. Very wise indeed. I truly hope you eventually got your lugguage delivered. For sure, your husband couldn't complain if you indulged in some extra shopping. You had to. Lucca being a paradise for architects (and shoppers), you may persuade him to travel... More

Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Reading the great reviews regarding Wanda Tours my husband and I and several travelling companions booked Wanda Martinelli to take us on a two hour tour of Lucca and we are so glad we did. Wanda met us just outside the North Gate Santa Maria and escorted us into the town. She is a native of Lucca and very proud... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Dear Carm, my pleasure to introduce you to the beauties of Lucca and my duty to make my guests as comfortable as possible. Thank you for inviting me to the villa. Even if I couldn't make it, I really appreciated your offer. I've already recommended the place to other people. Stay healthy, all of you, and as happy as possible.... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There are 2 ways to descibe the morning walking tour we did with Wanda: short or longer. Both result in the same score: a 5+. Let me explain why we were so content: It starts with contacting Wanda. After first trying to contact a Dutch tourguide (we are from Holland and travel with two kids aged 10 & 14) this... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Marten, as you said, it was a pleasure from the beginning. From now on, any parents in their right mind must book a tour with me. And you deserve a commission! You have two lovely sons, both handsome, with two quite different personalities. But you know it, of course. Grazie for the great review and all best to all of... More

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