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.



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 ...
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Florence day tours and activities

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 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 10:30am  Approx. 1 Hour and 15 minutes inside Accademia Gallery    LOCAL SUPPLIER: 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. CLOSE OUT DATES: May 1st and on the first Sunday of each month GUARANTEED DEPARTURE: min. 2 pax          

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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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An original and fun orientation walk of Florence at night to meet new friends while discovering the city with aperitivo.  Learn about the local customs and the traditions of Florence and Tuscany with our team and end the tour with the Italian version of "happy hour" with a spritz and snacks while getting to know the other like minded travelers.       WHAT'S INCLUDED Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Orientation walk of the city centre Local info about the city and products Aperitivo composed of a drink and all you can eat buffet   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 the IOAB office on via nazionale 149R - Firenze PRICE  € 22  DURATION 3h MIN/MAX  min 4 people - max 10   24H IN FLORENCE? 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.       

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Only 24h in Florence and you want to try to fit everything in? This is the perfect option for you! Visit Florence in the morning and head to Tuscany in the afternoon to enjoy the view of the rolling hills and taste some amazing wine in 2 wineries.    WHAT'S INCLUDED 3 h Orientation walk of Florence Gelato Roundtrip transportation by 8 seat minivan Your local & informative IOAB tour leader 2 wineries Up to 7 wine tastings Extra virgin olive oil tasting Snacks during the tasting Small group tour DETAILS  Every Tuesday & Thursday  09:40am Italy on a Budget tours office, via nazionale 149R return back to Florence at 6.30pm Lunch is not included Tour guaranted with a min of 4 people  -  max 8  

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Are you a solo traveller or simply want to discover how the locals spend their time in this fantastic city at night? Do you have any nice restaurant to recommend? Where can I eat good traditional food? Where can I go tonight? These are the questions we often hear from travellers visiting Florence and for this reason we have finally created this perfect and fun tour for you. We will take you first in a traditional trattoria for a typical and mouth watering Florentine dinner in the city centre. Vegetarian menu available as well.  Dinner will be the perfect moment to get to know the other travellers and share your travel experiences and stories. The night is still young! After dinner we will walk through the centre and will stop in a local pub for a drink before continuing towards a club in a popular and busy area of Florence where the locals hang out to let party started.   What's included: Local tour leader from Florence Traditional Florentine dinner including a glass of wine Welcome drink in a bar Admission fee to the club DETAILS WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY  8:30PM IOAB office on via nazionale 149R - Florence 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 Guaranteed with a min. of 6 people otherwise we will still organise the dinner    

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Hop on a City Sightseeing 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  € 23.00 (the validity of the ticket terminates with the last run of the same day when the customer changes the voucher with the received) 48H € 28.00 3DAYS      € 33.00   (the validity of the ticket terminates 3 Days after that the customer has change the voucher with the received)

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E - Bikes Villa Demidoff

A SIX HOUR SELF GUIDED E-BIKE TOUR DEPARTING AT 9:30am TO UNESCO HERITAGE PARK VILLA DEMIDOFF SEE 16th CENTURY COLOSSUS OF APPENNINO, ENJOY A PICNIC AMONGST THE STATUES AND GET A TASTE OF TUSCAN LIFE IN THIS FORMER MEDICI ESTATE. If you would like to experience a more relaxing day away from the centre of Florence, this is a perfect tour for you! Spend the first 1.5 hours cycling in the countryside from Florence through Fiesole and onto Villa Demidoff; UNESCO Heritage country park, teaming with historic buildings, beautiful statues and expanse of rolling park that you can explore on your electric bike. Enjoy a picnic or visit the café for lunch and play some games before making the return downhill ride back to Florence.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Full day E-Bike rental GPS Map and phone holder for the ebike Picnic blanket and games for the park Large panniers for the bikes Helmets, locks and 3rd party insurance Bag storage at the shop if required   DETAILS: WHEN:  FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY MEETING TIME: 09:15am MEETING POINT: E-Bikes Florence shop Via Santa Reparata 7R (off Via Guelfa) DURATION: 6h – 8h. MIN/MAX: Min.1 - Max 12   Please note:  The e-bikes do most of the work for you, but we recommend that you are a confident cyclist, comfortable cycling with other road users and over 1.55m tall to do this tour (they are Dutch electric bikes and quite tall). You will need a smart phone for the map, we have phone holders for the bikes and if download the app “Maps.me” you can follow the GPS map offline, without a mobile phone signal. Bring a bottle of water and plenty of sunscreen and wear clothes suitable for a day’s cycling.

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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Bologna & FICO Eataly World day tour

Join a tour of Bologna to see the sights of the city and discover the variety of local foods. Take a journey from field to fork and learn about Italian food and wine in the world's largest agri-food park.    What's included Round trip transportation from Florence to Bologna by train Your IOAB tour leader Orientation walk of Bologna with our team Some free time to explore the city independently  Return bus tickets to FICO Entrence to the food park Details: Sunday In front the Italy on a Budget tours office on via nazionale 149r - Florence 08:00 am 6:30 pm approx A minimum number of 6 people is required to run this tour    

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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    

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 tour leader 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! 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. SIGHTS VISITED: - Colosseum ( externally ) - Piazza Venezia - Vittoriano - Spanish Steps - Pantheon - Trevi Fountain - Castel Sant'Angelo - Vatican city - St. Peter's Basilica ( externally ) DETAILS Every MONDAY & WEDNESDAY 7:30am approx Return train tickets on fast speed train, return metro tickets in Rome, info from our Italy on a Budget tour leader. - 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. Back 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.    


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.                                    


Discover how to prepare delicious homemade pasta from an Italian Professional Chef Enjoy a Pasta cooking class with great typical Italian recipes for authentic pasta lovers!    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.   WHAT'S INCLUDED Assistance of a knowledgeable and fun professional chef The meal prepared Bottled water Tuscany wine Recipes of what you prepared   DETAILS WHEN Every Saturday from April to November TIME 12:00pm . You must be at the school 15 mins prior the beginning of the class so not later than 11:45am DURATION 3h MEETING PLACE  via dei velluti18/20R - Florence.  It is important to check your ticket containing the map and the directions to get to the cooking school DIETARY NEEDS Vegetarian/vegan options are available, as well as any other dietary restrictions (gluten free, lactose intolerant, no tree nuts, no seafood, etc.). Please, inform us when you do your booking ALL AGES TOUR The lesson can be held in English, Spanish, and Italian, and the minimum age requirement is 7 years old  

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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   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Assistance of a knowledgeable and fun professional chef The meal prepared Bottled water Tuscany wine Recipes of what you prepared   DETAILS: WHEN All year round on Wednesday MEETING POINT via dei velluti18/20R.  It is important to check your ticket containing the map and the directions to get to the cooking school TIME You must be at the school 15 mins prior the beginning of the class DURATION 3h DIETARY NEEDS We can provide a vegetarian/vegan option, as well as other dietary restrictions (gluten free, lactose intolerant, no seafood, etc.), you need to tell us at time of booking