Italy Tours & Italy Vacation Packages 2020/21 | Italy on a Budget tours - 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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A DAY IN TUSCANY da ROMA

Una fantastica gita di un giorno da Roma per visitare il meglio della Toscana. Trascorri una giornata esplorando le migliori città medievali toscane; Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni e visita le suggestive strade della campagna vinicola del Chianti nel comfort di un minivan con degustazione di vini in una cantina locale.          Cosa è incluso: Biglietti andata e ritorno Roma-Firenze con treno ad altra velocità Trasporto con minivan in Toscana Accompagnatore turistico locale IOAB 2h di tempo per visitare Siena Passeggiata di orientamento di Siena con il nostro accompagnatore turistico Tempo libero per esplorare Siena Una breve visita a Monteriggioni  1h30 di tempo per visitare San Gimignano Tempo libero per esplorare la città medioevale Strada panoramica nelle campagne del chianti Degustazione di vino in una cantina locale Degustazione di olio extra vergine di oliva Piccoli gruppi in questo tour   DETAILS QUANDO MARTEDI, GIOVEDI, SABATO, DOMENICA MEETING TIME Il treno parte da Roma alle 07:00 circa MEETING POINT nel nostro ufficio Italy on a Budget tours, Via Nazionale 149R - Florence DURATA 12H Ritorno a Roma per le 20:00 circa EXTRA INFO Non incontrerai nessuno del nostro team nella stazione di Roma, viaggerai in maniera indipendente da Roma verso Firenze e ritorno ( i biglietti del treno sono inclusi ). Ci incontreremo direttamente a Firenze al meeting point.  I dettagli completi dei biglietti del treno verranno inviati via e-mail ai clienti pochi giorni prima del tour. Sul biglietto troverai il numero del treno e il posto assegnato. Politica di cancellazione: 365 - 15 giorni: 100% rimborso / 14 - 0 giorno: 0% rimborso Nessun rimborso sarà concesso ai clienti che perdono il treno. Aggiungi un'assicurazione per l'annullamento del viaggio per avere la libertà di cancellare la tua prenotazione in qualsiasi momento per qualisiasi motivo fino a 24 ore prima del viaggio e sarai rimborsato per intero.   Desidere restare più a lungo a Firenze? Se desideri prendere un treno successivo per tornare a Roma e rimanere più a lungo a Firenze dopo il viaggio, è possibile. Assicurati solo di informare il nostro team al momento della prenotazione.

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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.                                    

Amalfi coast activity package

Add value to your Amalfi coast tour Add to your booking the Amalfi coast activities package to add value to your amalfi coast experience.   The package includes: Walking guided tour of Pompeii Don’t just look at rocks and receive more detailed info about the site in Pompeii with a licensed tour guide.   Welcome dinner in Sorrento A 4 courses yummy dinner to enjoy a traditional Napolitan meal, including water , 1/4 wine and limoncello. Private shuttle bus to tour Capri island Visit the island in the comfort of an air conditioning minibus together with your IOAB tour leader to see as much as possible of the island with no stress or too much waiting around. Tickets to the chairlift in Anacapri  Take the chairlift to the highest point of the island for fantastic and breathtaking views 

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AMALFI COAST AND POSITANO DAY TRIP FROM ROME | NAPLES

Fall in love with the Southern Italian coast on our full day trip to the Amalfi Coast and Positano from Rome or Naples Visit the Amalfi Coast and Positano with this day tour from Rome or Naples with our team. Travel in comfort on the high speed train from Rome to Naples and on minivan from Naples to the Amalfi Coast, taking in the charming towns along the coast.        WHAT'S INCLUDED Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Roundtrip transportation by fast speed train from Rome to Naples or Salerno Scenic drive of the Amalfi Coast and Positano by 8 seat minivan Wander the narrow streets of Amalfi Spend time exploring Positano in complete freedom   DETAILS WEDNESDAY, SUNDAY From Rome: 8:30am approx  - From Naples: 11:00am approx From/to Rome or from/to Naples. The tour operator will send you a week prior the tour an email confirming the exact meeting point and time. If you don't receive any emails from us, we recommend you to get in touch with our team to reconfirm all details  11h Tour guaranteed with a min of 4 people  Transport from Rome : high speed train + 8 seat minivan. Full details of the train tickets will be sent by email to the customers a few days before the tour. On the ticket you will find the train number and seat assigned. Cancellation policy: 365 - 15 days: 100% refund / 14 - 0 days: 0% refund No refund will be issued to clients who miss the train Add a Trip cancellation insurance to your booking to have the freedom to cancel your trip for literally any reason up to 24h prior the trip and be reimbursed in full.  

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Amalfi Coast Experience

4 DAYS - POMPEII, SORRENTO, CAPRI, AMALFI COAST, POSITANO & NAPLES  Don't spend a fortune to visit one of the most expensive Italian destinations. Relax, have fun and enjoy the breathtaking scenery in a small group led by our local guides for an authentic Italian experience & more fun.     Itinerary: DAY 1 : Naples 12:00pm - Pompeii Archaeological site - Sorrento DAY 2:  Boat tour to Capri Island - full day in Capri DAY 3:  Day tour to the Amalfi Coast with free time in Positano and Amalfi  DAY 4:  Sorrento - Naples - Option train back to Rome or Florence    What's Included: Private transport from/back to Naples Entry ticket to Pompeii heritage site 3 nights accommodation in Sorrento Orientation tour of Sorrento town Scenic boat tour to and around the island of Capri Full day in the island of Capri Panoramic guided drive to explore the Amalfi coast Full day on the Amalfi coast stopping in Amalfi town and in Positano to explore and relax  Guided drive to Naples on the last day  Orientation walk of Naples & free time to wander independently Local and passionate local tour leader ( english speaker! ) & drivers  Info and local facts of each destination  Small group tour - max 16 DETAILS: DEPARTURES: From April till October every Thursday / July and August  every Thursday and Monday MEETING POINT: Napoli Central Station at 12:00pm DURATION: 4 days TOUR TYPE: Small group tour. Ideal for solo and independent travellers to meet other like minded travellers to share the experience with. ACCOMMODATION DETAILS: We offer the tour in 2 solutions depending on the guests budget:  1. BUDGET FRIENDLY Camping Village in Sorrento located on top of a panoramic hill just 10 minutes walk to the historical centre. It is the perfect location to explore the Amalfi coast for all laid back travelers looking for a budget solution. Room Type: Basic small cabins/bungalows with a little deck to enjoy the great views of the bay. To choose from: 3 bed shared ensuite cabin - Private Twin/Double Ensuite cabin  - Single cabin.     2. NICE & COSY If you are not a camping village type, you love your comfort and have no problem to spend more, upgrade your whole experience into our 3 star hotel on top of a panoramic hill just 10 minute walk to the historical centre of Sorrento.    Room Type: Twin/ Double private room | Breakfast included Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE and INSTAGRAM PAYMENT OPTIONS:  Pay a € 100 deposit only at the time of the booking and the remaining balance in full 45 days prior the tour. See Terms & Conditions for more details  - Add a Trip cancellation insurance to your booking to have the freedom to cancel your trip for literally anyreason from 8h up to 14 days prior the trip and be reimbursed for a 75% of the non-refundable trip costs. NEED ACCOMMODATION IN ROME: If you need accommodation in Rome the night prior the trip or when we retun back to Rome, contact us and we will be able to book you on one of our partner hostels located 5mins walk from the meeting point for the tour and the Termini train station. OTHER DEPARTING CITIES: FLORENCE or ROME Feel free to get in touch with our team with info on how to start from Florence or Rome or any other Italian destination. TRAVEL MORE: You want to see more of Italy? Link up the Amalfi coast tour with: > SICILY > BEST OF TUSCANY > BUONGIORNO ITALIA > LET'S GO NORTH   - In the event the tour doesn't meet the minimum number, we will offer the "4 D Amalfi coast like a local" in replacement.   What people say about this tour  “The Amalfi Coast tour is amazing” I did the four day tour of the Amalfi Coast with Italy on a Budget Tours and absolutely loved the experience. The group was made up of people of the same age who were all travelling, so we were able to get along really well and swap stories about travels. Irene was a fantastic guide from the very start. She was bright and happy and enthusiastic throughout the trip. She knows a lot of the locals around the coast so travelling was made easy and hassle free. The schedule was still flexible enough for us to spend our own time at the different towns and do your own thing at night. I've travelled independently many times before, but I don't think I could have seen or experienced as much by myself. And it was made all so much better by Irene's enthusiasm and knowledge of the area. Really great value for money and a must do if you want to travel this region!                                                                                                      Read more

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Amalfi Coast like a local

4 DAYS - NAPLES, POMPEII, CAPRI ISLAND, SORRENTO, AMALFI COAST, POSITANO & MT. VESUVIUS Immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of Southern Italy with a local team. Relax, have fun and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Amalfi coast on this 4 day tour for an authentic Italian experience. Itinerary: DAY 1 : Naples  DAY 2:  Boat tour to Capri Island - full day in Capri - Back to Naples DAY 3:  Day tour to the Amalfi Coast with free time in Positano, Amalfi & Sorrento. DAY 4:  Pompeii Archaeological site - Hike to the top of Mt. Vesuvius    What's Included: 3 nights accommodation in Naples 2 Dinners  Entry ticket to Pompeii heritage site Orientation walk of Naples & free time to wander independently Scenic boat tour to and around the island of Capri Full day in the island of Capri Orientation tour of Sorrento town Panoramic guided drive to explore the Amalfi coast Full day on the Amalfi coast stopping in Amalfi town and in Positano to explore and relax  Morning to hike up to the crater rim of Mt. Vesuvius  Local and passionate local tour leader ( english speaker! ) & drivers  Info and local facts of each destination  Small groups - max 7 DETAILS: DEPARTURES: every Thursday till Sunday  MEETING POINT: Naples, your accommodation at 3:00pm DURATION: 4 days TOUR TYPE: Small group tour ( max 7 people ). Open to all ages ACCOMMODATION TYPE: Double room in Hotel or B&B | Multi shared room in Hostel for budget & solo travellers   Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE and INSTAGRAM PAYMENT OPTIONS Pay a € 100 deposit only at the time of the booking and the remaining balance in full 45 days prior the tour. See Terms & Conditions for more details  Add a Trip cancellation insurance to your booking to have the freedom to cancel your trip for literally anyreason from 8h up to 14 days prior the trip and be reimbursed for a 75% of the non-refundable trip costs. NEED ACCOMMODATION IN NAPLES: If you need accommodation in Naples the night prior or post the trip, contact us and we will be able to book you in our partner accommodation OTHER DEPARTING CITIES Feel free to get in touch with our team for info on how to start from Rome or any other Italian destinations. We can book transport for you TRAVEL MORE: You want to see more of Italy? Link up the Amalfi coast tour with: > SICILY > BEST OF TUSCANY > BUONGIORNO ITALIA > LET'S GO NORTH  

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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    

BUONGIORNO ITALIA - 7 DAYS/ 6NIGHTS

Visit the most famous Italian cities in 7 days. ROME - FLORENCE - PISA - CINQUE TERRE - VENICE with a local crew. Experience the most important Italian cities with your experienced and fun Italian team for a real Italian adventure. ITINERARY: Monday DAY 1: Arrival to Rome  DAY 2: Old city centre & Vatican city DAY 3: Free morning in Rome - Florence  DAY 4: Pisa & Cinque Terre day tour  DAY 5: Full day in Florence DAY 6: Venice Sunday DAY 7: Check out Venice    WHAT'S INCLUDED: 6 night accommodation Welcome dinner in Rome Welcome drink and "aperitivo" buffet food in Florence. Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget tour leaders Train tickets to Florence and Venice on fast speed trains Organised activities with our team and free time to explore at your own leisure Orientation walks in Florence, Rome and Venice led by the Italy on a Budget tour leaders Maps, info and tips about all places DETAILS DEPARTURES: All year round. The tour starts every Monday and ends on Sunday in Venice at 10:00 am  ACCOMMODATION TYPE: Choose between the Hostel Option or the 2**Hotel & Guests house Option | Total of 6 nights; 2 nights in Rome - 3 nights in Florence - 1 night in Venice Mestre  ROOM TYPE: Room based on Multi-share - Private double/twin - Single room TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own. This is a perfect tour for those who are visiting Italy for the first time and don't have a fortune to spend but still want to see as much as possible in a week with a local team. TRANSPORT: We believe there is no better way to truly experience everything a country has to offer than exploring it by foot and with local transport to immerse yourself in its culture. The primary means of transportation of this trip between the cities is by fast speed train.  TOUR LEADERS: You might have different tour leaders during the week and not the same one for the entire time as we always opt for guides which are local GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15   Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE and INSTAGRAM NOTE:  1. All final details will be sent by email  2. You can arrive to Rome whenever it is best for you. Check in time is from 3:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to store your bags in the accommodation. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon on day 1 ( 5:00pm approx ) and will end on Saturday after the orientation walk. On Saturday evening you will be free. 3. This tour is not recommended to those with walking disabilities  PAYMENT OPTIONS: Pay a € 100 deposit only at the time of the booking and the remaining balance in full 45 days prior the tour. See Terms & Conditions for more details  - Add a Trip cancellation insurance to your booking to have the freedom to cancel your trip for literally anyreason from 8h up to 14 days prior the trip and be reimbursed for a 75% of the non-refundable trip costs. FREE TIME: Spend your free time to explore the sights in complete freedom or choose to book our optional day tours in the different cities to add value to your experience.  ADD NIGHTS: If you are arriving a day earlier in Rome, you can select the extra night before finalising the trip. If you wish to extend your stay in Venice, make sure you select the extra nights TRAVEL MORE: Combine the Buongiorno Italia with the > AMALFI COAST TOUR departing on Thursday from Rome and returning back on Sunday just before you start the 7 day trip on Monday. > SICILY  departing on Monday   What people say about this tour  " Buongiorno Itallia " Sasa and Alex were the best guides!! They were so knowledgable and funny and we loved spending the few days on the tour with them. Everything was so well done and professional. We got to see so much in a short time and for a very good price. This was the best tour we found in Italy and Sasa and Alex made it even better! The hostel they set us up in was one of the nicest I've ever stayed in. The transportation with either the bus or the train was very efficient, nice, and fun!!   read more

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CARNIVAL OF VENICE - day trip from Florence

Spend an amazing day celebrating the world's most famous festival, the Carnival of Venice. Take a day tour from Florence with our team to be part of one the most famous Italian events. Buy your favourite mask and mingle with the locals.  What's included: Return train tickets on fast speed train Orientation walk of Venice with our IOAB tour leader Free time to celebrate & take photos with the people in Venetian masks Info about Venice and the Carnival DETAILS: 8:00am At the main entrance of the pharmacy located inside Santa Maria Novella Train station opposite platform 16  We return back to Florence at 7:30pm approx € 69pp  

CHIANTI WINE TOUR - Da San Gimignano

Un Tour di mezza giornata in Toscana con visita a 2 aziende agricole, 8 diversi tipi di vino da degustare, 3 oli extra virgine di oliva, aceto balsamico, Tuscan snacks & paesaggi meravigliosi. Vieni con noi e divertiti con il nostro Tour nel cuore del Chianti e scopri con i tuoi occhi la bellezza dei suoi paesaggi e la grandiosità dei suoi vini. COSA INCLUDE: Trasporto verso la campagna del Chianti per scoprire le bellezze dell'area così come i suoi vini. La prima fermata sarà presso una scuola di degustazione dove avrete la possibilità di assaggiare 5 diversi tipi di vini tra i quali il famoso Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. un SuperTuscano,  un aceto balsamico invecchiato 30 anni e un delizioso olio extra vergine d'oliva al tartufo. Il secondo stop è ad un'azienda agricola locale per una visita guidata attraverso le vigne e alla cantina, degustazione di altri 3 vini tipici del Chianti e della zona, la famosa Vernaccia, vino bianco tipico di San Gimignano, un rosè ed un Chianti colli senesi D.O.C.G. Avrete inolte la possibilità di acquistare prodotti tipici locali a prezzi convenienti da portare a casa per voi e per i vostri amici. DETTAGLI: Lunedì, Mercoledì, Venerdì TUTTO L'ANNO  Martedì, Giovedì GIUGNO/SETTEMBRE in minivan 10:30 Ci incontriamo al nostro ufficio a Poggibonsi in Via Sardegna 2, accanto al Bar Tiffany. Trasporto in minivan. Tour leader IOAB 2 aziende agricole,tour guidato della cantina, fino a 8 diversi vini da degustare, e assaggio di 3 oli d'oliva, snacks durante la degustazione. € 60pp adulto 4 ore. Ritorno verso le 14:30 circa > Assicurati di fare una bella colazione prima del tour. Bere vino a stomaco vuoto non è raccomadato. > Aperto a tutte le età. > Partenza garantita con Min. 2 persone - Max: 8 persone. Pioggia o Sole         

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CITY SIGHTSEEING FLORENCE

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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CITY SIGHTSEEING ROME

Suspended between history and legend, myth and beauty, Rome still preserves its infinite charm and its unrivalled wonders. From ancient times to the Middle Ages, from Baroque to modern times, every age saw the Eternal City shining in its magic splendour. Today it is possible to visit the places which made Rome immortal by observing it from another point of view, from a new and original perspective, on board our double-decker buses.   DETAILS PRICE ADULT 24H € 28.00 (the validity of the ticket terminates with the last run of the same day when the customer changes the voucher with the received) 48H € 31.00 3DAYS      € 35.00   (the validity of the ticket terminates 3 Days after that the customer has change the voucher with the received) BUS TERMINAL Terminal A: Termini-Marsala (Via Marsala, 7) Terminal B: Largo Di Villa Peretti (Largo Di Villa Peretti, 1) FREQUENCY from 9:00 am to 6:00pm 15' SEASON All year round

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CLASSIC ROME TOUR BY VESPA

What better way to enjoy Rome than on a Vespa! Enjoy a 3hr tour in Rome to get the real Italian experience roaming the streets of ancient Rome covering all the important monuments and landmarks: The Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Tiber Islands and many more!  They say in Rome do as the Romans do....So why not Vespa!    DETAILS:   Option A: € 85 per person   A couple of customers will share the same vehicle (2 customers, 1 vehicle).This option is suitable for couples who do not want to travel separately. The driver is requested to have the necessary mastery of motorbike driving, not limited to few and occasional driving experiences. Option B: € 110 per person  Each customer will drive a separate vehicle (1 customer, 1 vehicle) and shall not carry any passenger. This option is suitable for heterogeneous groups of customers, each having previously achieved the requested driving experience, who want to enjoy the pleasure of driving a Vespa. Option C: € 145 per person Each customer is a passenger of a vehicle driven by a driver of our staff. This option is suitable for those who have little or no experience in driving a scooter but still want to experience the pleasure of a tour riding a timeless Vespa. 10.00 - 16.00 3h every day Tour guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people Via Cavour 80, 15-20 minutes before the departure          

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CLASSIC VENICE GONDOLA RIDE

You can't leave Venice without taking a gondola ride! A visit to Venice is not complete unless you take a gondola ride down the world-famous Grand Canal. Enjoy Venice from the privileged view of a condola, accompanied by its gentle movements.   A classic gondola ride is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and color of this unique city built on water. You will be enthralled by the elegance of the grand mansions with their fine facades and richly toned plaster work. You’ll also explore many hidden canals so small you can literally touch the palazzos and breathe in the Italian culture, all the while being cradled in the atmosphere unique only to Venice. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years. The tour ends with the landing at the station Vallaresso (Dogana). DETAILS: Campo San Luca 11:00am  - 2:00pm - 4:30pm summer schedule 12:00pm - 2:30pm - 4:30pm winter schedule 30mins approx Daily - Please reach at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts. Venice can be a labyrinth so you want to give yourself enough time to reach the right meeting point. - This is not a private tour, so you will have others along to make it all the more festive and fun! - Seating is on first come first served basis and left to the discretion of gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola. - There is no serenade (singing) or commentary on this Gondola option. - Minimum number of people per gondola is 4 and the maximum number of people is 6 - As no explanation are needed, this tour does not foreseen language services € 32.00 pp     IMPORTANT: We recommend you to print all pages of the voucher you will receive after booking to present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance

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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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COOKING CLASS IN SAN GIMIGNANO

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: Small group cooking class at the Tuscan farmhouse Hands on experience Lunch with wine tasting Recipes of the food prepared on the day   DETAILS: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY ( other days on request ) 11:15am Reach the spot independetly with our instructions or request a free transport from our office on via Sardegna 2 ( Poggibonsi/San Gimignano ) 5h. € 90 > Vegetarian and vegan options available on request. Please inform our team at the moment of the booking for any special dietary requirements. > no children under 15

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DISCOVERING SICILY ON A BUDGET - 7DAYS/6NIGHTS

7 DAYS TO DISCOVER AND EXPLORE THE MOST FAMOUS TOWNS OF SICILY Visit the towns of Palermo, Cefalù, Catania, Taormina, Siracusa and Noto. Hike the active volcano Mt. Etna and relax on the beach of Mondello. This is the perfect getaway to visit the best of Sicily in a short time. ITINERARY: Monday DAY 1: Welcome to Palermo! Evening orientation walk and dinner DAY 2: Palermo - Full day in Mondello Beach  DAY 3: Palermo - Full day tour in Cefalù DAY 4: Palermo - Catania DAY 5:  Day tour from Catania to Siracusa & Noto DAY 6: Day tour to Mt. Etna and Taormina Sunday DAY 7: Check out   WHAT'S INCLUDED:  6 nights accommodation  Orientation walk of Palermo  Welcome dinner in Palermo Return bus tickets to Mondello beach Return train tickets to Cefalu Orientation walk of Catania, Siracusa and Noto  Round trip transportation from Catania to Siracusa and Noto Excursion to Mt. Etna & Taormina Maps, info and tips about all places  Full time expertise and service of our awesome Italy on a Budget tours guides DETAILS DEPARTURES:  On Monday from March till the end of November ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 3 nights in Palermo ( Hostels & Budget hotels) - 3 nights in Catania  ( Hostels & Budget hotels) TOUR TYPE: Small group tour . Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own. This is a perfect tour for those you are visiting Sicily for the first time and don't have a fortune to spend but still want to see as much as possible in a week with a local team. TRANSPORT: We believe there is no better way to truly experience everything a country has to offer than exploring it by foot and with local transport to immerse yourself in its culture. GROUP SIZE: Trip guaranteed with a min of 6 people  - max 15   PAYMENT OPTIONS: Pay only 50% deposit to secure your spot when booking online and the remaining 40 days before the trip TRAVEL MORE: Combine the Buongiorno Italia with the > AMALFI COAST TOUR departing on Thursday from Rome and returning back on Sunday just before you start the 7 day trip on Monday. We recommend taking an overnight ferry from Naples to Palermo. > 7 D BUONGIORNO ITALIA departing on Monday in Rome > 13 D MAMMA MIA! departing on Monday in Rome > 7 D LET'S GO SOUTH departing on Monday in Rome  

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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.

EASTER BREAK IN FLORENCE - 4days/3nights

4 DAYS IN FLORENCE TO CELEBRATE EASTER FROM € 299 Why? Easter is one of the best occasions to visit Florence and Tuscany, in fact on Easter Sunday, a cart, packed full of fireworks and other pyrotechnics are lit and provides a historic spectacle in the civic life of the city. This event is called " Scoppio del Carro", the 'Burst of the Carriage': the most famous ceremony of Florentine Easter that goes back to the times of the first crusades and mixes the Christian rite to the pagan tradition with the worship of fire. The Holy fires come on a carriage hauled by six white Ox. Then the carriage is fired with a special fuse called the “Colombina”. And if the “explosion” (fireworks) is well done, it will be a good year for Florence.   DETAILS:   CHECK-IN FRIDAY 10 APRIL  CHECK OUT MONDAY 13 APRIL DAY 1 FRIDAY  – FLORENCE Receive a welcome pack at arrival with free city maps and information about the city. Spend the afternoon in complete freedom visiting the famous Florentine museums including David. Meet our team in the afternoon and head together to the old center passing by the main monuments. Hear about the history, the traditions and sites of Florence from your tour leader and end the evening in a local bar for what the locals call the aperitivo. ( D ) DAY 2 SATURDAY - SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, MONTERIGGIONI & CHIANTI REGION WITH WINE TASTING Get ready for a day trip to visit the famous Tuscany region with its 3 Medieval villages Siena, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni. Finally stop in the Chianti region in a local winery to taste the delicious Chianti wine, truffle olive oil, balsamic and extra virgin olive oil.  Return back to Florence at 06:30 pm. Free evening to spend with your new friends or to relax at the accommodation. DAY 3 SUNDAY  - EASTER SUNDAY IN FLORENCE Spend the whole day in Florence to assist the Easter celebrations, parades, fireworks and the explosion of carriage held in front of the Duomo. Take part to the mass celebrations in the Duomo and spend the afternoon checking out the monuments of the city. Meet our team in the evening and we will take you to a traditional trattoria for a typical and mouth-watering Florentine dinner in the city center. Dinner will be the perfect moment to spend the last night in Florence with your new friends. ( D ) DAY 4 MONDAY - CHECK OUT On the fourth day, unfortunately, you will have to leave your room by 10 am. However, feel free to store your bags in our office and finish checking out the last monuments of Florence or join one of our city tours to find out more about the city. DETAILS: CHECK -IN On day 1 you must check-in by Italy on a Budget office on Via Nazionale 149R open from 10 am to 5 pm. Please inform our team about the time you are expecting to arrive in Florence. NIGHTS 3 ROOM 6/8 bed dorm in one of our partner hostel in central Florence. Private room also available on request if not online ADD NIGHTS  It's possible to add extra nights NOTE - We recommend you to arrive in Florence before 1 pm to spend a full day in Florence - You must inform us about the time you are planning to arrive in Florence - The order of the activities can change depending on people's arrival. WHAT'S INCLUDED: - 3 nights accommodation in Florence - Welcome pack with a city map and local info - Experienced Italy on a Budget tour guides - A Full day exploring Tuscany with wine tasting in Chianti and a visit to 3 famous medieval villages - Welcome drink and orientation walk of the city - Dinner in a traditional Florentine restaurant  

FIRENZE CITY BREAK - 3GIORNI/2NOTTI

Prenditi un break dalla frenetica routine della vita quotidiana e vieni qualche giorno a Firenze, una delle più belle città italiane. Visita Firenze e i suoi musei in completa libertà e unisciti a noi il giorno dopo per esplorare le dolci colline del Chianti e degusta alcuni tra i vini più famosi al mondo.    ITINERARIO: GIORNO 1: Arrivo a Firenze - giorno libero GIORNO 2: Day trip nel Chianti   GIORNO 3: Check out   Cosa è incluso: 2 notti in sistemazione centrale  Gita di tutta la giornata nel Chianti, incluso trasporto privato, Tour leader, degustazione di vino e visita a una cittadina medievale Biglietto valido 24 ore per il bus hop on hop off di Firenze  Welcome pack con mappa informazioni generali Italy on a Budget crew Attività opzionali da prenotare separatamente DETTAGLI: PARTENZE: Tutti i Martedì, Giovedì e Domenica  DURATA: 3 giorni PREZZO: da € 129 a persona in camera multipla TIPO DI SISTEMAZIONE: Youp Potrete scegliere tra HOSTELS/GUEST HOUSES oppure, a seconda del vostro budget HOTELS/B&B TIPO DI CAMERA: Camere multiple condivise - Private doppie/twin - Singola  TIPO DI TOUR: Questo pacchetto è perfetto per i viaggiatori indipendenti che voglio unire il tempo libero alle attività. Sarai libero di esplorare la città il primo giorno e il secondo giorno ti unirai a un tour per scoprire i dintorni.     

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Florence & Pisa

Meet your driver at the cruiser terminal in La Spezia, sit back and enjoy your drive through the Tuscan countryside towards Florence. At your arrival you will stop at our office where you will receive maps and suggested itineraries to enjoy at its best the city and the main monuments. You will have free time to explore the Duomo, the piazza della Repubblica, the local leather markets, the old bridge " Ponte Vecchio" and the famous Piazza della Sigmoria. We will also recommend good places where to grab a local and traditional Tuscan lunch before returning back to your driver. In the afternoon, you will leave Florence and enjoy the 50 minute drive to the  town of Pisa where you will stop by the Field of Miracles for photographs and to marvel at the exterior of the Campanile, better known as the Leaning Tower. This famous Bell Tower leans over 16 feet out of perpendicular! After your tour of Pisa, relax on the 50 minutes transfer back to your ship in La Spezia. Important!! If you are interested in the Accademia Museum (David) and/or the Uffizi Gallery, please advise us at the time of the booking so we can provide you the skip the line tickets in order to avoid waiting in lines and maximize your time. OPTIONALS (IF INTERESTED) -Skip the line tickets for the Accademia Gallery (David) in Florence (closed on Mondays) -Skip the line tickets for the Uffizi Museum in Florence (closed on Mondays) - Tickets to the Leaning tower of Pisa Please note: The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.   DETAILS: AVAILABLE On request PICK UP TIME 8:30am ( according to your ship schedule) PICK UP/DROP OFF At your ship in the La Spezia Port INCLUDED English speaking driver, A/C vehicle, taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline, water, wifi on board. No hidden costs NOT INCLUDED Meals, drinks and entrance fees unless otherwise specified  

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FLORENCE DAY TOUR

Spend a full day in Florence to visit the famous markets, Renaissance buildings and historical gelato shops. Jump on board of our 8 seat minivan departing early in the morning from San Gimignano/Poggibonsi area and once in Florence spend the day in complete freedom to explore the city and the famous spots. On the way back stop briefly at the Piazzale Michelangelo for a panoramic photo of the city. WHAT'S INCLUDED Roundtrip transportation on a 8 seat minivan Driving guide on board with general info about the city Map of Florence Tips and route info from our team once in Florence Brief photo stop at the Piazzale Michelangelo DETAILS  WHEN Daily MEETING TIME 08:30am Arrival to Florence at 09:30am approx MEETING POINT 1. In front of our office on via Sardegna 2 - Poggibonsi | Park your car by the office for free 2. In front of San Gimignano Porta San Giovanni DURATION Departs from Florence at 5:30pm Back to San Gimignano for 6:30pm EXTRA INFO Pick up from your accommodation on request. The price depends on the distance Add to your booking any optional activities you wish to do in Florence ( Hop on- Hop off Sightseeing bus - Accademia walking tour - Uffizzi walking tour . Click HERE for more info)  

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FLORENCE IN 24 HOURS

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  

FLORENCE NIGHT OUT

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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