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If staying at Caesar Hotel in Lido di Camaiore, how easy is it to book escorted trips to Cinque Terre, Carrara, Portofino etc ?

Also how easy is it to get a direct bus or train to Pisa, Lucca and Torre del Lago ?

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The E1 bus line runs along the coast connecting Lucca to Marina di Carrara and has a stop near your hotel.

https://lucca.cttnord.it/Download.aspx?t=1&fn=E1.pdf

Cinque Terre and Portofino do not need escorted trips. Just use the train to get to each CT village or SML for Portofino.

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Thanks.

I prefer an escorted trip as I’m partially disabled and can’t walk too far.

How far are the stations away from the places to see ?

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Without knowing the places you want to see and your walking ability, it’s difficult to be precise with answers,

You could spend hours or days seeing all the interesting places in Lucca. Walking in from the train station would take me 5-10 minutes (maybe) and then it’s about 30 min at a leisurely pace to the opposite side. The bus station is inside the walls and again it’s about 30 min east to west.

For Carrara, do you want to see the town or the marble caves. For Torre del Lago, the beach or the Puccini museum? The train stations in the Cinque Terre villages are close to main street but there will be some steep parts to navigate and stairs to climb for the trains. Portofino is very small and flat except for the climb up to the castle. You could probably get a taxi from the train station in SML. I walked and regretted every step.

You can look on google or other online maps to plot your course from stations to sites and follow bus lines to see stops near your desired destinations.

For escorted tours, you could ask for quotes from Tau Touring based in Lucca.

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Edited: April 01, 2021, 5:14 am
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Thanks.

I think I need to do Cinque Terre by boat.

It’s the marble quarries I want to visit.

I’m fine walking round Lucca and Torre del Lago as I’ve done it before but was much younger !

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Marble quarries are not next door to Cinque Terre. Look for transportation to Carrara by train if necessary.

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I know that. Those are 2 separate trips hence 2 separate paragraphs

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Re: Carrara marble tours. No personal experience but take a look at these links:

http://www.cavedimarmotours.com/en/

http://www.carraramarbletour.it/en/tours/

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That is *absolutely brilliant* and exactly what I am looking for ! Thank you so much and we will definitely book one of these when we go (our June booked visit is now cancelled which we can rebook for 2022 or cancel and go by ourselves maybe in August or September

Now I need a sea trip to Cinque Terre and a trip to Portofino etc

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You're most welcome! We usually stay in Lucca each June-July (driving from the UK) but alas for the second year running our six week stay will not go ahead. Here's hoping that all will be ok for 2022.

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For a sea trip to the Cinque Terre, I would take a ferry from La Spezia. You would need to take a taxi or bus from the station to the harbor but then you could get to Portovenere and the villages. Vernazza and Monterosso have the easiest boat ramps to dock. Riomaggiore and Manarola require some steps.

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