Epic Tours in Florence on a Budget - 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.

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  • FLORENCE CITY BREAK - 3DAYS/2NIGHTS

    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 com...
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  • THE BEST OF TUSCANY - 4D/3N Summer

    See the best of Tuscany in 4 full days. Relax in Florence, drink some Chianti wine, visit the most famous Medieval Tuscan villages, swim in the crystal blue water of the Cinque Terre...
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FLORENCE FOOD TOUR

Forget McDonald's, forget Kebabs.. Discover the delights of traditional Tuscan cuisine! Come and join us for a very special tour about the history and traditions of the Italian food and wine. You cannot travel all the way to Florence without experiencing one of city's oldest and famous food markets. Your Italy on a Budget tour leader will take you right into the heart of the market letting you share the passion of food and culinary traditions that is authentic to the Tuscan region. We’ll guide you through a tasting path of the most important products this land has to offer, we will teach you how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients as well as some little tricks for preparing local recipes. You will meld among locals picking their specialty food, you will meet the butchers, the bakers and the farmers. Now that you have seen the food, it is time to try it first hand at one of the oldest deli's in the market. Here your taste buds will be treated to fresh olives, salami, cheese, jams, olive and balsamic vinegar.... not to mention a little Chianti wine to wash it all down with.   DETAILS WHEN Monday, Saturday MEETING TIME 09:45 MEETING PLACE Italy on a Budget office, via nazionale 149R, Florence INCLUDED Guide, food and wine tasting DURATION 3h MIN- MAX Tour guaranted with a min of 4 people - max. 15 COMBO TOURS Combine it with our cooking courses for a full food experience  

FLORENCE FUN NIGHT OUT

Are you a solo traveller or simply want to discover how the locals spend their time in this fantastic city at night? Well do it with a local team then ! WHAT'S INCLUDED: Local tour leader from Florence Traditional Florentine dinner including wine Welcome drink in a bar Admission fee to the club Discounts on drinks DETAILS WHEN:  WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY MEETING TIME:  8:30PM MEETING POINT: our office in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel galileo MIN/MAX:  Guaranteed with a min. of 5 people NOTE: - Reservation required - if you are vegetarian please specify it in the booking - The dress code in Italy is important; a nice dress or a shirt is recommended. Flip flops are not allowed especially on guys.     

FLORENCE IN 24 HOURS

Only 24h in Florence and you want to try to fit everything in? This is the perfect option for you! Come and join us for FUN TOUR about the history and traditions of the Italian food and wine as well as the history of Florence. The tour starts with the visit of one of the biggest FOOD MARKET in Florence. Your Italy on a Budget tour leader will guide you through a tasting path of the most important Tuscan products and we will teach you how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients. The tour will then continue through the LEATHER MARKET to learn about the tipycal Florentine products towards the Medici chapels, the wonderful Cathedral, piazza della Repubblica, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi gallery and finally the Ponte Vecchio. You will fall in love with the art, the architecture and the masterpieces left by the many greatest Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Donatello for you to admire.  Bonus stop during the tour at one of the historical gelateria in Florence for a delicious Italian GELATO to rest before returning back to the departure point or to grab something to eat for lunch before an EXCITING AFTERNOON to discover some of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany; SIENA, MONTERIGGIONI & CHIANTI REGION 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.     DETAILS  WHEN Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday MEETING TIME 09:40am MEETING PLACE Italy on a Budget tours office, via nazionale 149R DURATION return back to Florence at 08.30pm INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Orientation walk of Florence, gelato, wine and olive oil tasting in a winery, 2h visit of Siena, short visit of Monteriggioni. NOT INCLUDED Lunch and Dinenr Min - Max Min. 4 - Max 8  

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THE ULTIMATE FLORENCE BY NIGHT with aperitivo time

An original and fun orientation walk of Florence at night to meet new friends while discovering the city with aperitivo.  Meet our crew by our office and walk all together through the city center where you will fall in love with the art, the architecture and the masterpieces left by the many greatest Renaissance artists for you to admire. You will walk pass the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Repubblica square, the uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. During the orientation walk you will LEARN ABOUT THE LOCAL CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS as well as the stories about the Medici family and beautiful architecture of the city.   We will end the tour in one of the busiest streets of the FLORENTINE NIGHTLIFE in the heart of the historical centre with many bars and clubs where all the locals hang out at night. Here you will stop at one bar rated by the locals as the BEST APERITIVO PLACE IN TOWN. Thanks to the great atmosphere you will try the Italian life style; seat down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink and then eat and eat as much as you would like from the buffet of tasty Italian food.   Discover with your guide what is an Aperitivo for the Italians and our traditions. After you will be free either to check out some of the bars until the nightlife kicks or return back to your hotel for an early sleep.  DETAILS: WHEN: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY MEETING TIME 06:00pm on Mon, Wed, Frid and 08:00pm on Sundays (10m prior departure time ) MEETING POINT  in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel galileo PRICE  € 22 per person INCLUDED IN THE PRICE  Local guide, aperitivo time (one drink + food), info about the city.   DURATION 3h MIN/MAX  min 4 people - max 10 COMBINE THIS TOUR TO SAVE MONEY AND TIME: Combine this tour with the GRAPE ESCAPE WINERY TOUR. Come on a day trip to the Chianti region in the morning and learn about the city of Florence in the afternoon. All in 24h! Save 5% when booking 2 tours together and 10% when booking 3 or more.  What does aperitivo means? Aperitivo is one of the most fun moments for many Italians. Aperitif may be compared to the British habit of a pub after work on your way home but still, is something different. It is so popular because food is served along with drinks. Once again, in Italy it's all about food.Aperitivo is a serious social event thanks to food, from simple nuts and crisps, up to pasta, risotto, cold cuts, bread, vegetables, pickles and much more. So drink after drink, pickle after pickle, you'll stay at the bar for hours and might make it home at some point...  

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CITY SIGHTSEEING FLORENCE

Hop on CitySightseeing open top red bus and you’ll admire this wonderful city and its hills from another “higher” perspective! CitySightseeing offers 3 different bus lines to let you reach many of the places of interest of the city: from Piazzale Michelangelo to Ponte Vecchio and to the beautiful Fiesole. Onboard you will find interesting commentaries which will provide you with information about everything around you: you will listen not only to the history of its elegant palaces,  buildings and monuments but also to legends, historical events, popular sayings, gastronomic curiosities and much more. You can hop on or off at the indicated stops as many times as you want, get closer your favourite places and enjoy a tasty Florentine ice-cream! DETAILS PRICE ADULT 1 DAY  € 20.00 (the validity of the ticket terminates with the last run of the same day when the customer changes the voucher with the received) 48H € 25.00 3DAYS      € 30.00   (the validity of the ticket terminates 3 Days after that the customer has change the voucher with the received)

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Accademia Gallery morning Guided visit

A morning tour of the Accademia Gallery where you will see the most important works of Michelangelo in Florence. WHAT'S INCLUDED Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point Licensed tour Guide Museum entrance ticket with advanced booking fee (guaranteed admission and skip the general entry line) Earphones for a minimum of 15 people DETAILS WHEN: Every day except on Monday CLOSE OUT DATES: May 1st and on the first Sunday of each month DURATION: Approx. 1 Hour and 15 minutes inside Accademia Gallery  MEETING PLACE: 15m prior starting time  at the Accademia Gallery Museum, in front of the entrance reserved to the booking holders. An Assistant will wait for you holding a  yellow sign GUARANTEED DEPARTURE: min. 2 pax IMPORTANT INFO: Italy on a Budget collaborate with a licensed local operator providing museums guided tours.  Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination,are included on your confirmation Voucher.

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Uffizi Gallery afternoon Guided visit

A full immersion in one of the most famous museums in the world.  WHAT'S INCLUDED Staff Assistance at the meeting point Licensed Tour Guide Museum entrance ticket with advanced booking fee (guaranteed admission and skip the general entry line) earphones for groups of more than 15 people DETAILS: WHEN: Every day except on Monday CLOSE OUT DATES: May 1st and on the first Sunday of each month START - END: 4:30pm - 06:00pm DURATION: Approx. 1 Hour and 30 minutes inside the Uffizi Gallery  MEETING PLACE: 15m prior the starting time  at the Uffizi Gallery Museum in front of the door n.1, entrance reserved to the booking holders. An Assistant will wait for you holding a  yellow sign GUARANTEED DEPARTURE: min. 2 pax IMPORTANT INFO: Italy on a Budget collaborate with a licensed local operator providing museums guided tours.  Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.

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Day tours to Tuscany from Florence

Wine tours, Horseback riding, Cooking courses in Chianti and lots more.

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Day tours to Cinque Terre from Florence

Take a day trip to Pisa and Cinque Terre from Florence. Available every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

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ROME IN A DAY from Florence

TRAVEL TO ROME FOR A DAY FROM FLORENCE TO SEE ALL THE FAMOUS SIGHTS OF THE ITALIAN CAPITAL. Always wanted to see the Italian Capital but Tuscany took your heart away? If you are in Florence, why not taking a day tour to Rome and get to see all the main sights in one day! Just hop on the train in the morning, sit down, lean back and relax. Once in Termini Central Station, meet your fellow travellers and our friendly Italy on a Budget local guide on a walk that will take you through the charming streets of Rome, telling you the legends and history of the famous sights and hidden gems along the way.   Sit on the Spanish Steps, throw coins in the Trevi Fountain, and marvel at the St. Peter's Basilica… A lifetime might not be enough, but you sure can make the most of a day! SIGHTS VISITED: - Colosseum ( externally ) - Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano - Spanish Steps - Pantheon - Trevi Fountain - Castel Sant'Angelo - Vatican city - St. Peter's Basilica ( externally ) DETAILS WHEN Every,Tuesday, Thursdays & Saturdays from April to 1st November DEPARTURE TIME 7:30am approx INCLUDED Return train tickets on fast speed train, return metro tickets in Rome, info from our Italy on a Budget tour leader, the best gelato in town! NOTE - The exact departure time and train tickets will be provided a week up to 2 days prior the trip by email. - The departure time and arrival time may vary depending on the train schedule - There is a lot of walking involved. This tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilities - Wear comfortable shoes and bring something to cover your sholders to access the Vatican and all churches. Skirts and trousers up to your knees. RETURN TO FLORENCE 08:30pm approx ADD ONS - Add to your booking our walking tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican museums starting at 3:00pm for a full experience. Visit our day tours in Rome page. - Lunch in a local restaurant with traditional Roman products to pay locally. We’ll stop for the best gelato,  and then you can join our optional, skip the line for our fully-guided tour of the Vatican Museum. You will have plenty of time left over to explore St. Peter’s Cathedral at your leisure or perhaps go back to the Colosseum and be amazed by it a little bit longer.  

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AFTERNOON COOKING COURSE IN FLORENCE

Who doesn't like the Italian cuisine, a plate of delicious pasta or a mouth-watering dessert? Come and learn how to make some typical Italian dishes to impress your date or family once you return back home. Do not miss the opportunity while you are in Italy to get your hands dirty during our cooking class taught by local professional chefs in a real cooking school in Florence. You will also receive an apron and recipes so that you won't forget a fun and truly delectable experience!   Choose between the Monday and the Tuesday course   EVERY MONDAY: Regional cuisine Come and experience how the various regions of Italy each developed a unique taste for produce.Find out where and when some typical dishes were invented (lasagne, risotto alla milanese) and give them a try by cooking and then tasting the delicious outcome!   EVERY TUESDAY: Tuscan cuisine Learn how to make traditional Tuscan dishes. Tuscany, an amazing region that hosts mountains and rolling hills, well-known for its refined wines, as well as several prominent seaside dishes. DETAILS: WHEN MONDAY and  TUESDAY* The courses won't be available from the 15DEC-04JAN and from 10AUG - 31AUG MEETING TIME 2:45pm MEETING POINT At our office on Via Nazionale 149r opposite Hotel Galileo PRICE € 60.00 INCLUDED IN THE PRICE cooking lesson, all the ingredients used to prepare your meal, wine,  tasting of the cooked recipes, an apron and some useful recipes to bring back home. DURATION 2h45/ 3h NOTE:  The cooking course is held by an Hospitality School which is the first WACS (World Association of Chefs Societies) recognized school in Italy and operate since 1997 providing both professional programs and amatorial classes. The course is an academic course with lessons open to private customers, being aware about the fact they’ll be in a class, and not just in an average cooking school. The lesson includes a lecture about a daily topic. The lecture always includes the cultural background of the specific recipes and the cooking method explanation. The chefs are at same time the teachers of the school, professionals with years of experience and a solid academic background.                                    

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FRESH HOMEMADE PASTA COOKING COURSE

Pasta-making is an ancient Italian tradition and you can find some of the best pastas in the world around every corner in this country, so why not take home the skills to impress friends and relatives with the most famous dishes Italy has to offer? This course includes working with various types of flour, eggs, and other ingredients necessary for making fresh pasta. Participants learn the techniques of working with pasta, using a rolling-pin and machine, and will be able to master the secrets of a thousand year-old cooking tradition. This class focuses on preparing three types of pasta with three different sauces to accompany them and also a typical Italian dessert, all of which will be eaten and enjoyed together after the class.

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PIZZA & GELATO MAKING

Following an expert, each participant will learn to make handmade gelato and pizza using quality ingredients and putting into practice the principal ideas of these iconic treats. Each participant will learn what is involved in making an excellent pizza from scratch by mastering techniques of dough-making and rolling and sauce-making, while using only the best ingredients. Following the lesson, the participants partake in the sampling of the pizza, gelato, and sorbet in a cozy cantina

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