Take a break from the daily busy rutine and come to Florence for a few days, one of the most beautiful Italian cities. Visit Florence and its museums in complete freedom and the next day come with our team to Tuscany to explore the countryside, the nearby villages and taste some wine.
Day 1: ARRIVAL TO FLORENCE
This is the perfect way to explore the city independently and in complete freedom. Stop by our office to grab some free city maps, book the museum tickets and learn which tours are available during your stay in Florence. Take advantage of our local team knowledge to ask them as many questions as possible about the city, the monuments and the local markets. Spend the whole day sightseeing the historical centre and be inspired by the many Renaissance masterpieces. End a perfect day in a local restaurant to try an authentic Florentine meal.
Check in time is from 3pm, however feel free to leave your bags in our office if you arrive earlier or in the luggage deposit provided by the hostel.
DAY 2: DAY TRIP TO THE CHIANTI REGION
It's Tuscany time! Wake up, have a big breakfast and then meet our team for a day tour to the Chianti region for some great scenery, food and Tuscan wine. During the day you will fall in love with the famous rolling hills of Tuscany, you will stop in 2 wineries to taste the famous Chianti wine and extra virgin olive oil and will visit one of the most preserved Medieval town for some gelato and amazing views. We will return from the tour around 5pm to allow you to continue the visit of Florence at sunset time or check out the recommended restaurant/ bars.
DAY 3: CHECK OUT
On the third day, unfortunately you will have to leave your room by 10am. However, feel free to store your bags in the luggage room of the hostel or in our office and finish checking out the last monuments of Florence or join one of our city tours to find out more about the city.
Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SUNDAY
To choose between:
- Shared bed dorm in a top rated hostel
- Private double/ twin room in a budget hotel
Our team will send you a confirmation email with the full program and details about the accommodation in Florence booked for you.
|ADD NIGHTS||If you feel that you haven't seen enough in 3 days, add an extra night in Florence to your booking. Pick also one of the other activities we organise in Florence; you could either take a day trip to Cinque Terre and Pisa or get your hands dirty with a cooking course. Tuscany is a beautiful region and there is always something great to do so that you never get bored.|
|NOTE||This package is designed as a do-it-yourself, independent exploration package. You will be free to explore the city independently and the second day you will join a preorganised Italy on a Budget tour.|
- 2 night accommodation in a centrally located hostel or budget hotel
- Full day tour to the Chianti region including private transport, your Italy on a Budget tour leader, wine tasting in a local winery and visit to a Medieval town
- Welcome pack with city map and local info
- Experienced Italy on a Budget crew
- Optional add-on activities
Not included: Flights, Hostel city tax permit, Meals
- San Gimignano
- Castellina in Chianti
DAY 1: Welcome to Florence
Arrive to Florence at your convenience. Head to your accommodation or stop by our office located in via nazionale 149R in Florence to meet our team. Here you will receive free city maps, information about the city and the extra tours you can book. Our team will also be at your disposal to help you with museums reservations. The office is open daily except Sunday from 09:30am to 5:00pm
Check in time to your accommodation is from 3pm, however feel free to leave your bags in our office if you arrive earlier or in the luggage deposit provided by the hostel . Either way we recommend you to arrive early in the day to be able to spend as much time as possible in Florence.
DAY 2: Full day in Tuscany!
It's Tuscany time! On the second day join one of our day trip to the Chianti region starting at 09:40am for some great scenery, food and Tuscan wine.
The first stop will be at a WINERY AND WINE TASTING SCHOOL located an hour outside of Florence where you will taste 4 different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines, a 30 year-old balsamic vinegar and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here you will learn how to recognize the different flavours and develop your taste buds with a passionate wine producer. Don't worry this is not a real school where you have to take notes and be tested at the end so only fun is guaranteed.
The second stop will be at a LOCAL WINERY located in a stunning area well known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The wine makers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations. At the winery you will enjoy 3 wines; the famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè wine and a Chianti colli senesi D.O.C.G. You will also have the opportunity to buy the local products and wine at a great price to bring back home or ship to friends and family.
In the afternoon you will be free to visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets shopping in the local shops of the most beautiful medieval town of Tuscany, SAN GIMIGNANO and check out the tower filled skyline while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria. Maps will be provided from your tour leader and tips about the best places to visit in town.
Once back from the tour, you will be free to check out the recommended restaurant/ bars or stay in for a laid-back night.
DAY 3: It's time to say goodbye.... or maybe not
On the third day, unfortunately, you will have to leave your room by 10am. However, feel free to store your bags in the luggage room of the hostel and finish checking out the last monuments of Florence or join one of our city tour to find out more about the city. If you wish to extend your stay, you can add to your booking an extra night in Florence and continue exploring the city.