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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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THE GRAPE ESCAPE WINERY TOUR

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 S...
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WINE NOT !!! Half day wine tour

No more queues, just vines and views - 2 wineries and lots of fun! Get ready for a RELAXING MORNING TOUR to discover the Chianti Classico wine region at a GREAT PRICE in the comfort of a 8 seat minivan. Travel just less than a hour outside of Florence towards our first stop, a winery set inside an HISTORIC CASTLE in the heart of the Chianti region surrounded by cypresses, olive trees and vineyards. After a guided tour through the old cellars learning about the wine making production you will finally taste their delicious and famous wines. During the wine tasting you will also try the renowned black rooster CHIANTI CLASSICO WINE and the extra virgin olive oil on YUMMY bruschette. After a short ride we will reach our second winery, a LOCAL FAMILY RUN FARM to find out that small wine producers can make amazing wine too. An AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE where you will learn how the grapes and olives are picked by hand and you will taste the result of the hard work of the wine loving farmers. During the day you will taste 6 up to 8 different types of wine, balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oils.  If you can handle wine and terrific views, this is the perfect tour for you! DETAILS WHEN Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday MEETING TIME 08:45am MEETING POINT Italy on a Budget tours office on via nazionale 149R, Firenze DURATION 4h30. We will return back to Florence at 2:00pm INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Tranport, local guide, 2 wineries, 2 wine tasting, information on board, olive oil tasting, snaks during the tasting. NOTE - Have a big breakfast prior the tour, quite a bit of wine is included in the tour. - People younger than 18 are not allowed. No kids - Wear comfortable clothes COMBO TOURS Combine the ChianTipsy wine tour with the following trips: - Taste of Tuscany afternoon trip: Explore in the morning the Chianti Classico wine region and travel in the afternoon to Siena for a full Tuscany Experience.  - Horseback Riding: When returning to Florence, join our afternoon trip to experience a horseback riding in Tuscany . Back to Florence at 6:00pm.  Both combinations are possible on the same day. Remember to book them together to receive a 5% discount for multitrip bookings.  

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TASTE OF TUSCANY - Siena & Chianti wine

AN AFTERNOON TOUR DEPARTING AT 2:00PM TO THE CHIANTI REGION TO GET A REAL TASTE OF TUSCANY; GOOD WINE & OIL, GREAT SCENERY & THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF SIENA.   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 visit Tuscany and the beautiful town of Siena.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Transport on a 8 seat minivan Your IOAB English speaking tour guide 2h visit of Siena Orientation walk of Siena with our tour leader Aperitivo in Siena ( drink + snacks ) Tasting of local products in Siena Wine and olive oil tasting in a winery DETAILS: WHEN: TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY MEETING TIME: 1:40pm MEETING POINT: in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite Hotel Galileo DURATION: 6h. We return back to Florence at 8:00pm just before dinner time MIN/MAX: Min.4 - Max 16   ADDITIONAL INFO COMBO TOURS Save money and time for a full Tuscany experience. COMBINE the Taste of Tuscany with :  - Horseback riding tour - Morning in Pisa tour:  Go climb the leaning tower of Pisa in the morning with our team and join the afternoon tour to Tuscany.   These tours can be done on the same day of the Taste of Tuscany. PLEASE NOTE In Siena we don't include a guided walking tour. All information about Siena will be provided during the journey to reach the town. Once in Siena your tour leader will take you for an orientation walk passing by the main sites. OUR TEAM RECOMMENDS If you are interested in a wine tour we recommend the Grape Escape winery tour or the Wine Not tour.   

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THE TUSCANY EXPERIENCE - Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Chianti all in 1 day!

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!  Visit 3 of the most famous Medieval villages in Tuscany; Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano with your local tour leader and fall in love with the beauty of this amazing land. End the tour in a scenic winery in the heart of the Tuscany countryside to taste the delicious Chianti wine in the full comfort of a minivan.    WHAT'S INCLUDED: Transport on a 8 seat minivan Your IOAB English speaking tour leader 2h visit of Siena Orientation walk of Siena with our tour leader Time to explore Siena in complete freedom A short visit of Monteriggioni  1h30 visit of San Gimignano Free time to discover the village at your own leisure Scenic drive of the Chianti region Wine tasting in a local winery Extra Virgin olive oil and balsamic tasting Small groups 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.  DURATION  8h. We  return back to Florence at  6:00/06:30pm approx LUNCH Optional lunch of tradional Tuscan dishes for only € 15.00. Pre book it online or organise it with your guide in the morning. MIN/MAX Min 4 people - Max 16 NOTE Our team is made of local tour leaders. All information and maps about the villages will be provided during the journey to reach the towns. In each town you will have free time to walk around at your own leisure. Only licensed tour guides in Italy are allowed to provide info in front of the monuments. If you are interested in a guided city walking tours contact our team in advance to have it organised at extra costs. 

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TUSCANY HIGHLIGHTS - PISA, SIENA & TUSCANY WINE REGION

A full day from Florence to discover Pisa, Siena and the Tuscany wine region. A tour of all for all!  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 Orientation walk of Siena led by our IOAB team  2h free time to explore Siena  Tuscany wine region with stop in a local winery Taste 4 wines & extra Virgin olive oil  Tour the cellars and learn about the local wine production DETAILS WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY MEETING TIME 7:00am MEETING POINT in front of the pharmacy located inside the SMN train station opposite platform 16  DURATION From 7:00 am to 8:00pm just before dinner time not included - Tickets to climb the leaning tower of Pisa. This can be booked separately for € 25.00 - Lunch  

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TOTALLY TUSCANY - Siena, Cortona & Montepulciano

SIENA, CORTONA, MOTEPULCIANO,  WINE TASTING AND LIGHT LUNCH Join Italy on a Budget's day tour to explore the most beautiful Tuscan towns made famous through films. Wander the winding streets of Cortona walked by Diane Lane in UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, watch out for the vampires of Twilight saga NEW MOON in Montapulciano. 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.   TOUR DESCRIPTION: Meet your local tour leader at the Italy on a Budget tour office in central Florence, just 10 minutes walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station, and the rest of your group of like-minded young travellers. From Florence you will travel for an hour and a half by private 8 seat mini-van through the beautiful Tuscan countryside enjoyed by generations on the movie screen. Learn about the Italian way of life, the local customs, cuisines and quirks from your guide before reaching the first stop of the day. SIENA is the medieval town that set the backdrop of the famous movie Letters to Julliet and Stealing beauty. Be ready to be amaized by Siena a town full of charm, narrow streets with local artisans and medieval squares made in red brigs. A stop of the gotic Cathedral of Siena will be a must before we continue our trips towards our next destination. From here, you head to the famous MONTEPULCIANO, where vampires converge in the Twilight Saga's New Moon. The beautiful walled town is also the home of the Montepulciano DOCG WINE, making it the perfect opportunity for a tasting of vino and other local products at an ancient underground cellar from the 14th century. You will have the chance to purchase products for the perfect gift or to ship home. Your guide will provide you with a local insight, information about the specific scenes and other films set in each place, as well as free time to explore the other attractions that the the towns have to offer at your leisure. Just a 10 mins drive from Montepulciano we will find our local restaurant located in a stunning position overlooking the Tuscan hills and also producers of the famous Montepulciano DOCG wine. Here we will enjoy our LIGHT LUNCH  with local Tuscan products including  WINE TASTING. After lunch you will head to CORTONA, the luscious hilltop town known for its olive groves and made famous by Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun. You will be given free time in Cortona to explore the narrow streets, artisan stores and other landmarks seen in the cinematic adapation of Frances Mayes' novel. Who knows, maybe your own Italian love story will unfold!  We will head back to Florence for approximately 8:00pm   DETAILS WHEN Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY MEETING TIME 08:00am MEETING POINT Italy on a Budget's office on via nazionale 149R opposite HOTEL GALILEO TOWNS VISITED Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena and Val'D'orcia INCLUDED IN PRICE Travel by minivan, Italy on a Budget's tour leader, 1h30 in Montepulciano,1h visit to Cortona, 2h Visit to Siena, wine and cheese tasting in a 13th century cellar, light lunch in a local winery including 2 wine tasting RETURNS 08:00pm approx MIN- MAX min 4 people to run - max 8

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LET'S GO HORSEBACK RIDING IN TUSCANY

A half day tour for a unique way to experience Tuscany... on horseback!    What's included: Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Round trip transportation on a 8 seat minivan 1h30 horseback ride Riding helmets are provided free of charge Info on the road about the area and the local products A Tuscan light lunch with wine 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 € 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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THE TASTE OF TUSCANY PLUS with dinner at a Tuscan farm

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, 1h30 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

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COOKING CLASS 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 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 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.   DETAILS: WHEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.  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: € 100 LOW COST Do you have your own car? Book the cooking clas only for € 70pp MIN/MAX min1 - max 8  AGE LIMIT  no children under 15 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. 

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