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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 and peacefull Tuscan countryside 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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TUSCANY TOUR BY VESPA

There is nothing more exciting than exploring Tuscany on board of an Italian vespa. Join our day tour from Florence to the Chianti region and finally ride your vespa on the rolling hills of Tuscany. Enjoy the visit of one of the most beautiful Medieval villages in the area and the tour of a winery with lunch and wine tasting.    WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation by minivan or bus to/from Florence Small Group Vespa tour English speaking informative IOAB tour leader Orientation and driving test Visit to the medieval town of San Gimignano Authentic Tuscan meal Wine and olive oil tasting Guided tour of a winery and the cellar Third Party Insurance & helmet  DETAILS MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY  From April until the end of October 9:40am in front of our office on Via Nazionale 149R opposite Hotel Galileo € 135 per driver ( 18 + ) € 110 per passenger ( 18+ ) € 219 full ride / driver ( 18 + ) + passenger ( 15+ ) 7h REQUIREMENTS: > Bring long pants and closed shoes for the ride > Drivers are required to carry a valid driving license > A minimum of experience is required and highly advised. See the important notes on the itinerary sections.  

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TUSCANY TOUR BY TUK TUK FOR 2

What a perfect gift for your lover or best friend than exploring Tuscany on board of a convertible tuk tuk for 2 . Join our day tour from Florence to the Chianti region on board of a convertible Piaggio tuk tuk on the rolling hills of Tuscany together with our driving guide. Enjoy the visit of one of the most beautiful Medieval villages in the area and the tour of a winery for lunch and wine tasting.    WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation by minivan or bus to/from Florence English speaking informative IOAB driving guide Tuk tuk ride through the rolling hills of Tuscany Visit to the medieval town of San Gimignano Authentic Tuscan meal Wine and olive oil tasting Guided tour of a winery and the cellar DETAILS MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY  From April until the end of October 9:40am in front of our office on Via Nazionale 149R, Florence € 135 as a passegger only - 2 people max 7h Ideal tour to celebrate a special occasion for 2 people  

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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  and use  your pass!  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 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.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip trasportation by minivan English speaking driving guide Orientation walk of Siena Free time to wander at complete leisure Visit to a local winery Wine & Extra Virgin olive oil tasting Tuscan Dinner  ​​​​​​   DETAILS: WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 1:40pm from Florence / 2:40pm from San Gimignano Florence:IOAB office on via nazionale 149R San Gimignano: TOW office on via Sardegna 2 € 98 8h. Back to Florence at 10:30pm / Back to San Gimignano at 09:30pm MIN/MAX Tour guaranteed with a min.4 participants - Max. 8  

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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 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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