Florence Tours & Trips to Tuscany on a budget for 18-39's - Italy on a Budget tours - Italy #1 tour operator for 18-39's students, backpackers and travellers on a budget. Lots of days tours, short breaks and adventure holidays in the main Italian destinations; Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, Amalfi coast and lots more.

HORSEBACK RIDING IN TUSCANY

A half day tour for a unique way to experience Tuscany... on horseback!  Explore Tuscany’s Chianti region on horseback on this small-group tour for beginner riders departing from Florence. Rolling hills, dense forests, peacefull Tuscan countryside and the peace of the nature which is an outdoor adventure-lover’s dream destination to relax.   What's included: Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Round trip transportation on a 8 seat minivan Info on the road about the area and the local products 1h30 horseback ride Riding helmets are provided free of charge A Tuscan light lunch with wine DETAILS WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY ( available other days on request with a min of 2 people, get in touch with us ) MEETING TIME 8:45am MEETING POINT in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel Galileo PRICE € 110.00 pp -  € 90.00 student price DURATION 5h. Back to Florence at 1:30pm  MIN/MAX min 2 people - max 8 NOTE - Wear closed shoes; no flip flops or sandals. Wear long trousers. You can get changed at the ranch. - Max weight accepted is 110kg - no people younger than 18 - We use english saddles - Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meal available upon request   COMBINE THIS TOUR TO SAVE MONEY AND TIME: Combine the horseback ride with our TASTE OF TUSCANY departing on the same day in the afternoon to visit Siena, more of the Chianti region with wine tasting in a local cellar.     

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COOKING CLASS AT A FARMHOUSE IN TUSCANY

Work on your Italian baby food belly with this fun cooking course set in a Tuscany farmhouse 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 DISHES from a funny and knowledgeable local chef: Antipasti, HOMEMADE PASTA with two different sauces, second courses, dessert and lots more. During the meal you will also taste 3 different types of WINE TO TASTE 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 A TRULY HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN TUSCANY.   What's included: Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Round trip transportation  Small group cooking class at the Tuscan farmhouse Hands on experience Lunch with wine tasting Recipes of the food prepared on the day   DETAILS: WHEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY MEETING TIME 9:40am MEETING POINT In front of the IOAB office on Via Nazionale 149r DURATION 7h. Back to Florence by 5:00 pm PRICE: € 100 LOW COST Do you have your own car? Book just the cooking class and reach the spot independetly. MIN/MAX min 1 - max 8  AGE LIMIT  no children under 15 DIETARY NEEDS  Vegetarian and vegan options available on request. Please inform our team at the moment of the booking for any special dietary requirements.   TIPS: WHY NOT VISITING SAN GIMIGNANO? If you wish to stay in San Gimignano for a visit or for the night, ask your guide to be dropped off in the town after the cooking class.  Feel free to bring your bags with you on the tour and store them on the bus.

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PISA & CINQUE TERRE day trip

A full day tour from Florence to visit Pisa and the Cinque Terre with a local expert An early wake up for an exciting day at the Cinque Terre, the most characteristic villages of Italy famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches, including a 1h30 stop at the famous leaning tower of Pisa.   This tour is a perfect opportunity for people aged 18-39's to make new friends and visit the best of the Cinque Terre especially if you have a tight schedule and can't spend a few days there. Thanks to our expert local tour leaders a full day to Cinque Terre from Florence will be possible and they will make sure you experience the most of it in only a day.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Local English speaking tour leader 1h30 Stop in Pisa to allow you to visit the leaning tower & main monuments The best of Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza Free time in Pisa and Cinque Terre villages to enjoy and discover the places at your own leisure All bus & train tickets Maps and info Time to swim ( not recommended in the winter months ) DETAILS:  TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY all year round. Extra departures: SATURDAYS on June, July, August and September 7:00am from Florence - 10:40am from Pisa In front of the main entrance of the pharmacy located inside Santa Maria Novella Train station opposite platform 16 13h - The tour is run by train. The Cinque Terre are located 2h30m outside of Florence in the Liguria region. The villages can only be visited by train or boat so in high season due to the popularity of the villages, the trains could be very crowed. Be prepared. - This tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilties. - In the event of bigger groups, the tour will depart from Florence to La Spezia by private coach  - We recommend you not to make any travel arrangements for when we return to Florence in the event of any train delays. - Don't bring any valuable items on the tour. Theves are frequent on the Cinque Terre MIN - MAX Min 6 people - Max 45 WINTER RECCOMMANDATIONS: Certainly winter is not the best time to visit the Cinque Terre, which are summer villages and mainly come alive from April until the end of October, however winter is the best time to appreciate the nature, the landscape and the quietness of this magic lands away from the summer crowds. A stop to Pisa before heading to Cinque Terre is a must.    FOOD & DRINKS From November until March the majority of the shops and local restaurants will close for their annual leave. We recommend to bring a packed lunch FORECAST In case of rain we recommend you to bring a rain coat due to the wind on the villages and wear warm clothes LANDSCAPE The paths on the national park due to the often land slides are closed by the local authorities every time is considered to be dangerous for the people. DEPARTURES: From/to Florence Price: Adults from € 89.00 / 18-21yo Students from € 71.00 Meet the group in front of the pharmacy inside Santa Maria Novella Train starion opposite platform 16 at 7am. Remember don't be late, we travel by train ! In the unlucky event you are late and you miss the group, just take the first train to Pisa and you can meet the group there at 10.40am from Piazza Manin. Don't forget to send a quick email to inform us so that the guide can meet you in Pisa. From/to Pisa Price: Adults from € 69.00  If you stay in Pisa and you would like to visit the Cinque Terre, meet our group continuing to Cinque Terre at 10:40am in Piazza Daniele Manin in front of the McDonald's right outside the Square of Miracles. Please keep in mind that the visit of Pisa won't be included with this option. Eurorail Pass Holders Price: from € 45.00 Save money on the tour cost!  Remember to bring your valid eurail pass in the morning or you will pay a fine :-( CANCELLATION POLICY:  We travel by train so we are subject to the direct organisation and schedule of the local trains. Please read our terms and conditions in the event of a last minute train strike that will unfortunately stop us from running the tour.

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PISA AND TUSCANY day tour

A full day tour from Florence to explore the best of Tuscany; Pisa and the Chianti region. If you only have a free day in Florence and you wish to visit the top main attractions, this is the right day trip for you. Travel to PIsa in the morning to check out the famous leaning tower and spend the afternoon touring Tuscany with its beautiful scenery, rolling hills and delicious wine.    What's included: Your local IOB tour leader with plenty of stories and info for you Return train ticket to Pisa  2h free time to explore the famous " Piazza dei Miracoli" Private 8 seat van for the second part of the day The best of Tuscany in one day Tuscany wine region with stop in a local winery 2 wineries Taste up to 7 wines & extra Virgin olive oil  Tour the cellars and learn about the local wine production DETAILS TUESDAY & THURSDAY  7:00am in front of the pharmacy located inside the SMN train station opposite platform 16  From 7:00 am to 6:30pm  

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THE TASTE OF TUSCANY PLUS with dinner at a Tuscan farm

A tour departing at 2pm to Siena 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: Start mingle with the other young travelers while driving towards the historic city of SIENA, the most beautiful Medieval towns in Tuscany. During the ride you will learn from your IOBT leader many interisting information about the culture, the territory, tasty Tuscan products and lots of tips that only local know. On the way to Siena you will fall in love with the scenery and the many little local villages including MONTERIGGIONI also renowned for being the setting of the " Gladiator".   Once in Siena follow your tour leader for a city orientation walk passing by famous sites and the historical centre and finally stop in a local shop to taste some traditional Senese food & sweets. The orientation walk will continue till the main square Piazza del Campo where from there you will have free time to wander and discover the hidden beauties of this magical town at your own leisure.   Continue the trip  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.   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, 1h30 visit of Siena, light dinner. DURATION 8h. We return back to Florence at 10:30pm MIN/MAX Tour guaranteed with a min.4 participants - Max. capacities 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

PISA & LUCCA day trip from Florence

Explore the Italian gems of Pisa and Lucca on a day trip departing from Florence Strike a pose for photos outside Pisa Baptistery and the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa and spend the afternoon in Lucca to see Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower and Lucca Cathedral. 2 places not to be missed!   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Train tickets to Pisa and Lucca Return bus tickets to the Square of Miracles in Pisa Free time to explore Pisa and its monuments at your own leisure Orientation walk of Lucca Free time to wander around the town Useful info during the entire trip 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 € 45 EURORAIL PASS € 30 Remember to bring your Eurorail pass in the morning LEANING TOWER Add € 25 to climb the leaning tower of Pisa RETURN 6:00pm    

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Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano & Val D'Orcia

Explore the most beautiful Tuscan towns made famous through films & enjoy the light lunch overlooking the rolling hills of Montepulciano while tasting famous wine.   Wander the winding streets of Cortona walked by Diane Lane in "Under the Tuscan sun",  watch out for the vampires of the Twilight saga " New Moon" in Montapulciano and taste the famous Noble of Montepulciano wine. Explore the locations made famous by Michelle Pfieffer in "A Midsummer night's dream" and Ralph Fienes in " The English patient". Spot the iconic rolling hills of Tuscany from " Letters to Juliet" and enjoy a taste of the local lifestyle by sampling fine local wine, cheese and other products from the region.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Round trip transportation Your informative IOAB tour leader Orientation walk of Montepulciano and free time 1h free time to explore Cortona Orientation walk of Siena and free time Wine and cheese tasting in a 13th century cellar Light lunch in a local winery including 2 wine tasting including the famous " vino nobile di Montepulciano" DETAILS WHEN Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY MEETING TIME 08:00am MEETING POINT Italy on a Budget's office on via nazionale 149R - Firenze TOWNS VISITED Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena and Val'D'orcia RETURNS 08:00pm approx MIN- MAX min 4 people to run - max 8    

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