Carrara marble quarries for LARGE groups

By: umberto On: 4 April 2019 In: Itineraries Comments: 0

People traveling by bus are welcome in Carrara. The Carrara marble quarries and their territory are accessible even by tourist buses with large groups of travelers.

In order to reach the marble mines by bus, pay attention to travel on public roads and follow the recommended routes based on the size of your bus.

The following itineraries permit enjoying unique landscapes and learn more about the history of excavation and transportation of marble, visit the sculpture workshops and Carrara old town center included by the UNESCO in the list of Creative Cities in Marble Crafts. 

Here below you find our tour proposals according to the size of your bus.

 

If you decide to remain for the whole day in Carrara (as I hope), see here the options available:

  • Match together the half day itineraries described above: marble quarries, Colonnata, Carrara town center, sculpture studio.
  • Visit of marble workshops specialized in interior design, where floors, kitchen counters, table tops are manufactured. Needs reservation and suitable for small groups only.
  • Guided walk of other charming towns in the vicinity of Carrara: Sarzana, Pontremoli, Pietrasanta, Lucca, La Spezia, Lerici, Portovenere.

 

General Information about the tours

Availability: all year round.

Type of tour: guided with a local licensed guide.

Suitable for: pre-organized groups of tourists.

Transportation: your own bus. Pay attention to the size of your bus.

Ticket bus: to access the territory of Carrara a € 50,00 ticket is required. This can be paid at the checkpoint. Without a guide, the ticket is € 100,00

Duration: Half day (approx 3 hrs) – Full Day (approx 7 hrs)

Activity level: moderate. You walk for short distances on a flat terrain. In case you wish to reach Colonnata village, the bus must park below and it’s needed 20 minutes walk uphill to reach the village.

Advised clothing: comfortable clothing, boots or sneakers because you will be walking in partly dusty/muddy places. Especially in Summer sunscreen, hat and sunglasses are advised.

Meeting point: Carrara highway exit. On request the guide could meet the group at the hotel, in this case, an extra will be charged.

The rate for tourist guide service taxes included are:

  • Half day max 3/3,5 hrs € 170,00
  • Full Day max 7 hrs € 320,00
  • Read here the Terms and Conditions
  • On request, we offer a package tour inclusive of tour guide, meals, food tastings, entrance tickets, eventual 4×4 tour. In this case the, organization and invoicing by V&D Viaggi & Dintorni travel agency.