2023 Tuscany: Lucca, Carrara and the Cinque Terre

Oct. 7 – 15, 2023
Trip Operator: AHI Travel (Learn more, and book online.)
Price: From $3,395 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
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Uncover the indelible wonders and lure of Tuscany on this enriching seven-night journey. From our base in medieval Lucca, daily excursions offer serendipitous moments and inspiring relics, unrivaled beauty and cultural treasures. In Pisa, delve into maritime history and stand in the shadow of the renowned Leaning Tower in Miracle Square. Stroll the harmonious grounds of a centuries-old villa, and visit Carrara, where Michelangelo chose ivory marble for his masterpieces.

While exploring Lucca, note its trove of antique architecture, including the exquisite façade of the Church of San Michele, and journey to the picturesque Cinque Terre to bask in the splendor of this storybook landscape. Enjoy a gentle cruise, feasting your eyes on the villages of Manarola and Vernazza, followed by a memorable seaside lunch. Plus, enjoy a captivating Italian opera performance and sip locally produced wines at a countryside vineyard. This handcrafted, small-group program features a first-class hotel and an extensive meal plan, complemented by wine with dinner.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Arriva in Pisa | Transfer to Lucca
  • Day 3 : Lucca
  • Day 4 : Carrara
  • Day 5 : Villa Reale di Marlia | Montecarlo
  • Day 6 : Lucca
  • Day 7 : Cinque Terre National Park
  • Day 8 : Pisa
  • Day 9 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Trip schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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