A day trip to Tuscany with 2 wineries, 7 different types of wine to taste, 3 extra virgin olive oil, balsamic, Tuscan snacks, amazing scenery and the visit to San Gimignano all in 1 day! Join our fun day trip to the Chianti countryside to discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine. The tour departs Florence at 10:00am on a 8 seat van or minibus* for a better personal experience together with a local and fun English speaking guide. 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. Departure from San Gimignano is at 3:45pm. We will arrive back to Florence at approx 5:00pm** ** all departure/ arrival time are all estimated and are subject to change due to road conditions and traffic. DETAILS: WHEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY MEETING TIME 9:40am MEETING POINT in front of our office on Via Nazionale 149R opposite Hotel Galileo PRICE € 60 per person INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Our English-speaking Italy on a Budget tour guide, 2 wineries, 2 wine tasting, snacks during the tasting, 1h30 visit of San Gimignano. DURATION 7h. We return back to Florence at 5pm MIN/MAX Departure guaranteed with a min 4 people. Max:50 AGE RESTRICTION People younger than 18 are not allowed on this tour unless they are with their parents. We suggest to look at more suitable tours such as our Taste of Tuscany tour or the Tuscany Experience where there is not so much wine involved. IMPORTANT Make sure you have a big breakfast before coming on the tour. Lots of wine is involved so an empty stomach is not recommended. TRANSPORT *In high season ( June - July - August ) we might run this tour by bus and not by van IS THIS TOUR FULLY BOOKED OR NOT AVAILABLE IN THE DAYS YOU ARE FREE? JOIN OUR TASTE OF TUSCANY TOUR or the TUSCANY EXPERIENCE ! Spending the night in Siena?ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano so you don’t have to come all the way back to Florence. From San Gimignano you can take a local bus to Siena. Checking out on the same day?The office is close to the train station so if you are checking out the same day of the tour, feel free to bring your bags and luggage with you. We will store them underneath the bus/van so that you will be ready to leave to your next destination when returning to Florence.
Spend a relaxing day in the heart of the Tuscan countryside learning everything this land has to offer and get a baby food from the amount of delicious plates you are going to prepare. The cooking course will take place at a rural villa not too far from San Gimignano, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Tuscany surrounded by olive trees and vines in the Chianti region. This is where the cooking course will take place and where you will learn and prepare yourself how to create authentic Tuscan starters from a funny and knowledgeable locals: Antipasti, homemade pasta with two different sauces, second courses, dessert and lots more. During the meal you will also taste 3 different types of wines produced in the region by a local winery that you will be able to buy at a very low cost before returning back to Florence. At the end, our chef will give you a recipe book for you to remember a truly hands-on experience in Tuscany. DETAILS: WHEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY. ( Other days on request) MEETING TIME 9:40am MEETING POINT In front of our office on Via Nazionale 149r DURATION 7h. Back to Florence by 5:00 pm INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Our local and informative guide, transport, private cooking class at the Tuscan villa, lunch with wine tasting and a recipe book. PRICE: € 100pp all included LOW COST Do you have your own car? Book the cooking clas only for € 70pp MIN/MAX min1 - max 8 TIPS: WHY NOT VISITING SAN GIMIGNANO? Ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano instead of going back to Florence and make your own way back by public bus. In this way you can visit this beautiful town as well.
An afternoon tour departing at 2pm to Chianti region with 4 wine tasting in a local winery, a visit of Siena and Monteriggioni! If you only have 1 day in Florence, this is a perfect tour for you! Spend the whole morning sightseeing Florence, its museums, momuments and markets then come away from the crowds on an afternoon trip to some of the most beautiful local towns in Tuscany. ITINERARY: Meet our team at 1:40pm by the office and start mingle with the other passengers before the wine tour to Tuscany begins. First stop will be in Monteriggioni, a 13th century medieval town which was the stage for the famous movie “The Gladiator”. Here you will be able to admire the wonderful views of the area and the Tuscan countryside from the ancient walls or explore the small shops selling the local handicrafts. During the journey our local guide will give you information about the area, the villages with maps and lots of tips that only local know. After Monteriggioni we will drive through the rolling hills of Tuscany to admire the many vineyards, olive trees, cypresses and everything that makes this land a dream pleace. We will finally stop in a local winery where you will be visiting the cellars accompanied by useful explanations from an expert to discover the traditions of the wine making art followed by a wine and olive oil tasting at the end. In the winery you will be able to taste up to 4 kind of wine and buy the local products at a great price either to bring back to Florence or to ship to your home. The third stop will be at the historic city of Siena where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the Cathedral, the Mangia Bell Tower and the Palazzo Pubblico in Piazza del Campo, the venue of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year in July and August. In Siena you will have free time to wander around and discover the hidden beauties of this magical town. We will return to Florence at 08:00pm. DETAILS: WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY MEETING TIME 1:40pm MEETING POINT in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite Hotel Galileo PRICE ONLY € 55 per person INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Transport, English speaking local guide, wine and olive oil tasting in a winery, 2h visit of Siena, short visit of Monteriggioni. DURATION 6h. We return back to Florence at 8:00pm just before dinner time MIN/MAX Min.4 - Max 16 IS THIS TOUR FULLY BOOKED OR NOT AVAILABLE IN THE DAYS YOU ARE FREE? JOIN OUR GRAPE ESCAPE WINERY TOUR or our TUSCANY EXPERIENCE COMBINE the Taste of Tuscany with any of the below tours to save money and time for a full experience of Tuscany. These tours can be done on the same day of the Taste of Tuscany: - Horseback riding tour: Join the group continuing to Siena in Monteriggioni instead of coming back to Florence. - Bike Florence by day: Explore the city in the morning and in the afternoon discover Tuscany - Morning in Pisa tour: Go climb the leaning tower of Pisa in the morning with our team and join the afternoon tour to Tuscany SAVE 5% when booking 2 tours, 10% when booking 3 or more
If you are short of time and you are only in Florence for a few days, then this is the perfect tour that allows you to see the best of Tuscany in ONLY 1 DAY! The tour departs from Florence at 9:00am on a 8 seat van. During the day we'll visit the historic city of SIENA where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the cathedral and the old palace in Piazza del Campo, the venue of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year in July and August. After an orientation walk with your guide you will be left free to explore the town, sit in one of the many cafe to relax or discover the hidden streets of this magical town. The walled town of MONTERIGGIONI will be one of our stops on the way to Siena just to give our passengers the possibility to be part of where the Gladiator was filmed and visit THE most preserved Medieval town in Tuscany. We will then continue towards SAN GIMIGNANO, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous walled medieval hill town in Tuscany also reknown as the " Manatthan of Tuscany " due to the many towers. On the way to the village our guide will give you maps and tips about the best places to visit and you will have free time to wander through the narrow and characteristic streets and check out the local shops selling the Tuscan delicacies. Don't forget that San Gimignano is also the place where the word champion gelato maker is based... so make sure to have some cash with you to spoil yourself. We'll also ride throughout the CHIANTI region with its charming scenic views and we will reach an authentical Tuscan WINERY surrounded by rolling hills, vines and olive groves for wine and olive oil tasting. Don’t forget to bring your camera…..the scenery from here is stunning! What else can you ask for? Reserve in advance because seats are limited! DETAILS WHEN MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY - from April to end of October TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY - from November to March MEETING TIME 8:45am MEETING POINT in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel Galileo PRICE € 60 per person. On bank holidays the price is € 65pp INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 8 seat van, our fun and informative local English speaking guide, stop in San Gimignano, stop in Siena, Stop in Monteriggioni and wine and olive oil tasting in a winery. DURATION 8h. We return back to Florence at 6:00/06:30pm approx LUNCH Optional lunch of tradional Tuscan dishes for only € 14.00. Pre book it online or organise it with your guide in the morning. MIN/MAX Min 4 people - Max 16
A unique way to experience Tuscany on a 1h30 horseback ride through the vineyards and local guide for more fun! Meet our local guide at 8:45am for a short journey outside of Florence. During the trip you will receive info about the area and interesting facts about the locals. Once at the ranch which is an old riding school situated in a peaceful area immersed between the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, you will meet the horses before setting out. Don't worry if you haven't ridden a horse before, it is a slow walk and the experienced staff will make sure you feel confident before leaving for a ride. We will ride in complete relax by lush wineyards, native woods, olive groves and rolling hills for a collection of breathtaking and unforgettable views for about 1h30m. After the ride, your guide will take you to a famous and most preserved Medieval village close by called Monteriggioni. Here you will have free time to sit and relax for a coffee before returning to Florence, grab an ice cream from the local gelateria or wallk on the historical walls of the town. DETAILS WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY ( available other days on request, get in touch with us ) MEETING TIME 8:45am MEETING POINT in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel Galileo PRICE € 85.00 pp INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Our local and informative guide, transport on a 8 seat van, 1h30 horse back ride, riding hats (helmets) are provided free of charge, info on the road about the area, visit to the walled town Monteriggioni. DURATION 5h. Back to Florence at 1:30pm MIN/MAX min 2 people - max 8 NOTE - A previous horseback riding experience is not required. It is a slow walk. No trott. The horses will walk on a line the intire time with the horse instructor at the front. If you are an experienced rider you will need to keep the group speed for security reasons. - Wear closed shoes; no flip flops or sandals. Wear long trousers. You can get changed at the ranch. - The horse instructor is not a tour leader so no infomation about the area will be provided during the ride. - Max weight accepted is 110kg - no people younger than 18 COMBINE THIS TOUR TO SAVE MONEY AND TIME: Combine the horseback ride with our TASTE OF TUSCANY* afternoon day tour. You don't have to come all the way back to Florence but simply join the group from Monteriggioni and continue the trip to Siena for a full experience of the Chianti region including the visit to a winery for wine tasting. When choosing this option, luch in Monteriggioni is also included. * valid from April to the end of October
We bet you have always dreamt about a photo with the leaning tower of Pisa and with our half day trip we are going make it happen. You will leave in the morning with your local English speaking tour guide from Florence Santa Maria Novella train station. During the trip to Pisa we will provide useful information and maps about the town and its monuments. While the bell tower of the Cathedral, known as "the leaning Tower of Pisa", is the most famous image of the city, it is one of many works of art and architecture in the city's Piazza del Duomo, also known, since the 20th century, as Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), to the north of the old town center. The Piazza del Duomo also houses the Duomo (the Cathedral), the Baptistry and the Campo Santo (the monumental cemetery). Once in Pisa you will have 2h free time to explore the above monuments at your own time, take photos, visit the many stands selling the souvernirs, climb the leaning tower and admire the interior of the Duomo. DETAILS: WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY from April to October MONDAY, WEDNEDAY, SATURDAY from November to March MEETING TIME 7am in summer - 8am in winter MEETING POINT in front of the pharmacy located inside santa maria novella train station opposite platform 16 PRICE € 35 EURORAIL pass € 19 Remember to bring your Eurorail pass in the morning LEANING TOWER Add € 20 to climb the leaning tower of Pisa INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Return train tickets to Pisa, Local English Speaking guide, Return Bus tickets to the Square of Miracles, Maps and useful info DURATION 5h30 Not included: - Entry fee to the leaning tower of Pisa. If you wish to climb the tower, the ticket can be bought directly online on our website or at the ticket office located next to the tower. The cost is € 20 - Guided tour of Pisa SAVE MONEY AND TIME: COMBO TOURS: Combine this tour with our "THE TASTE OF TUSCANY day trip" to continue the adventure to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti region or continue the trip to the CINQUE TERRE. Book 2 of any tours together and save 5% on the total price. This option is only available from April to the end of October WITH THE EURORAIL PASS
Pisa, home of the famous leaning tower and Lucca well known for its intact Renaissance-era city walls and monuments, are the pearls of Tuscany, 2 places not to be missed. You will leave in the morning with your local English speaking tour guide from Florence Santa Maria Novella train station. During the trip to Pisa we will provide useful information and maps about the town and its monuments. Once in Pisa you will have 2h free time to explore the famous piazza dei Miracles ( Square of Miracles), clim the bell tower of the Cathedral, known as "the leaning Tower of Pisa", visit the Duomo (the Cathedral), the Baptistry and the Campo Santo (the monumental cemetery) all this at your own time. We will head to Lucca in the afternoon the birthplace of composers Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème and Madama Butterfly), where the walls around the old town are still intact and are the perfect place to admire the city all around. In Lucca you will have free time to check out the many churches that make this town special, the famous square piazza Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower, St. Martin’s Cathedral and the narrow streets with shops selling the local products and antiques. DETAILS: WHEN Monday, Wednesday and Saturday MEETING TIME 8:00am MEETING POINT in front of the pharmacy located inside santa maria novella train station opposite platform 16 PRICE € 48 EURORAIL PASS € 30 Remember to bring your Eurorail pass in the morning LEANING TOWER Add € 20 to climb the leaning tower of Pisa INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Return train tickets to Pisa& Lucca, Local English Speaking guide, Return Bus tickets to the Square of Miracles, Maps and useful info during the entire trip. RETURN 6:00pm
A tour departing at 2pm to Siena, Monteriggioni and the Chianti region with dinner in a Tuscan farm and wine tasting included! If you only have 1 day in Florence, this is a perfect tour for you! Spend the whole morning sightseeing Florence, its museums, momuments and markets then come away from the crowds on an afternoon trip to some of the most beautiful local towns in Tuscany. ITINERARY: First stop will be in Monteriggioni, a 13th century medieval town which was the stage for the famous movie “The Gladiator”. Here you will be able to admire the wonderful views of the area and the Tuscan countryside from the ancient walls or explore the small shops selling the local handicrafts. The second stop will be at the historic city of Siena where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the Cathedral, the Mangia Bell Tower and the Palazzo Pubblico in Piazza del Campo, the venue of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year in July and August. In Siena you will have free time to wander around and discover the hidden beauties of this magical town. The third stop will be in a local winery. You will be visiting the cellars accompanied by useful explanations from an expert and you will discover the traditions of the wine making art followed by a wine tasting at the end. In the winery you will be able to buy the local products at a great price either to bring back home or to the local farm later in the day to drink while enjoying the dinner with your new friends. Finally we will reach an authentic Tuscan farm in the heart of the famous Chianti Classico region for dinner. Here begins the serious task of tasting locally produced Tuscan products, including pecorino cheese accompanied by various tasty jams, pasta, bruschetta, mixed salad, seasoned vegetables and fresh extra-virgin olive oil on bread before returning back to Florence. DETAILS: WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY* from April to the end of October. From Nov to March check out our Grape Escape or Tuscany Experience day trips MEETING TIME 1:40pm MEETING POINT in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite Hotel Galileo PRICE € 75 INCLUDED IN THE PRICE All included in the price! Transport, English speaking local guide, wine tasting in a winery, 2h visit of Siena, short visit of Monteriggioni, dinner. DURATION 8h. We return back to Florence at 10:30pm MIN/MAX Min.4 - Max.16 IS THIS TOUR FULLY BOOKED OR NOT AVAILABLE IN THE DAYS YOU ARE FREE? JOIN OUR GRAPE ESCAPE WINERY TOUR or our TUSCANY EXPERIENCE
Impress your friends with your newfound knowledge of food and wine combinations while regaling them with stories of your first Tuscan grape harvest! Join our day trip departing from Florence and spend a day in the stunning Tuscan countryside with its medieval towns and villages. September/October is the harvest time so become part of a tradition while picking the grapes as the Italians do! You will receive a basket, scissors and instructions from the real farmers how to pick the grapes. You will then enjoy a Tuscan home-style lunch at the local winery overlooking the classic Chianti countryside and pepper your palate with fresh dishes made with local ingredients. At the winery you will also follow the wine and oil olive production process from the expert wine makers and at the end you will taste some of the best Tuscan wines. Returns back to Florence at 1:30pm COMBO TOUR TO SAVE MONEY AND TIME Combine the HARVEST TOUR with our TASTE OF TUSCANY tour so instead of coming back all the way to Florence you will be able to visit SAN GIMIGNANO as an extra stop and then join the new group coming from Florence on the way to Monteriggioni, Siena, wine tasting in a winery and dinner in a Tuscan house. DETAILS: WHEN Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday MEETING TIME 8:45am - return by 13:30pm MEETING PLACE in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel Galileo INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Transport, our fun and informative English speaking guide, harvest experience, lunch and wine tasting at the local winery. NOTE: in case of rain the picking of the grapes in the fields won't be confirmed for safety reason. In the event of rain the tour will still go head and alternative activities/itineraries will be offered on the day. MIN - MAX Departure guaranteed with a min of 4 people - max 8