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  • Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike

    1. Florence: Small-Group Tour on E-Bike

    Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Then visit the Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that has formed the city center since Roman times.

    Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists.

    Great tour with the details you “really want to know”! E-bike makes it easy to do for everyone and gives you a kickstart for the days to come and check out the liked places in more detail.

  • Florence: Walking Tour

    2. Florence: Walking Tour

    Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of the city's history. Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from your expert guide.  Hear about the city’s Roman origins and see landmark attractions, such as the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio and the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery. Marvel at Brunelleschi’s stunning Dome at the cathedral, and see the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise.

  • From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip

    3. From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip

    Join an adventure to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre. Explore these 5 secluded villages built onto seaside cliffs, connected to one another only by paths, boats, or trains. Your trip begins early in the morning when you’ll meet your guide in Florence to begin the picturesque drive to the first village. Along the way, your guide will give you a thorough introduction to the region. After you arrive, the rest of the day’s activities are up to you. With the whole day free, it’s up to you as to where you go or how you spend your time. Take a scenic boat or train transfers to the 4 other villages of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, and Corniglia. Wander the cobblestone streets and marvel at the closely-packed, pastel-colored houses rising up from the coast. Head down to one of the many stunning beaches for white sand and crystal clear waters. Or enjoy a leisu...

  • Horseback Riding from Siena

    4. Horseback Riding from Siena

    An old riding school situated in a tranquil and peaceful area of Castellina in Chianti immersed between the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. After a short journey on a private air-conditioned minivan, the horses will be there waiting for you. Don’t worry if you haven’t ridden a horse before, the experienced staff will make sure you feel confident before leaving for a ride. You will ride through lush vineyards, native woods, olive groves and rolling hills for a collection of breath taking and unforgettable views.

  • From Florence: Pisa and Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour

    5. From Florence: Pisa and Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a combined full-day sightseeing and walking tour of Pisa and the Cinqueterre National Park on an excursion especially designed for independent travelers between 18 and 35 years of age. You will first travel by train from Santa Maria Novella station in Florence. Stop for 2 hours at Pisa, home of the spectacular Piazza dei Miracoli, where you will see Pisa’s most significant attractions, including the Leaning Tower, Baptistry, Campo Santo, and Duomo di Pisa (Pisa Cathedral). Next, travel by local train from La Spezia station, on the Pisa to Genoa line, to Cinqueterre National Park. Known as the "Five Lands," Cinqueterre is a stunning cluster of villages famous for their scenic walking trails, gorgeous coastline, and sunny beaches. Then next stop will be a visit to Riomaggiore. Two more villages will be visited Manarola and Vernazza, which is ideal for those who want to relax and la...

    Edcuardo is a wonderful guide, very detailed and gave good advices. Covered a lot during the trip. Pisa and Cinque Terre is a must go!

  • Total Immersion Wine Tour in Chianti

    6. Total Immersion Wine Tour in Chianti

    All the guests will be welcomed at the estate and brought to the roof of the cellar to see the most breathtaking views of the rolling hills at 600 meters above sea level. Here one of the passionate members of the team will provide an introduction to a history of the estate and a small general explanation of what guests will see and what they will be doing in the next one and a half hours of their time. Clients will be able to visit one of the vineyards followed by an explanation of the working process and of organic agriculture with some additional biodynamic techniqes that are often used and practised at the estate. If the weather permits, guests would be offered a glass of sparkling wine or a fresh wine of their choice at the small adjecent terrace built under an oak tree.  The tour will then take everyone to a visit through the gardens of the villa and include a visit of the vegetabl...

    Good value for money. The guide spoke good English, and explained their vision and wine making process very well. We were able to taste a lot of different wines with a platter of cheese/cold cuts

  • Full-Day Excursion to Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti

    7. Full-Day Excursion to Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti

    Enjoy a full-day excursion by minivan to see the beautiful Chianti area and to visit the cities of Siena and San Gimignano.  Depart at 9:00 AM from Piazza Cavalleggeri, the meeting point located in the city center of Florence. Stop at Piazzale Michelangelo for few minutes to see the splendid panorama and then in one hour you will arrive in Siena. Take a guided tour of the city center, including Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral. There is free time to walk by yourself in the narrow and ancient streets.  Then leave Siena to arrive in Monteriggioni, an old Medieval little village. After a short stop, continue to San Gimignano where you will have free time to explore the city center on your own. San Gimignano is famous for its towers, vernaccia wine and its characteristic craft articles.

  • From Florence: Chianti Wine Tasting Day Trip with Food

    8. From Florence: Chianti Wine Tasting Day Trip with Food

    After departing from Florence, drive to a charming wine estate in the Chianti region. Join a guided tour of the wine cellar to learn about the various stages of wine production. Sit down and taste the various wines that the winery produces, paired with samples of sliced cold meats, bruschetta, and salami. Then, visit a medieval village in the Chianti hills, with some free time to stroll around and take in the laid back local atmosphere.

  • From Siena: Dinner in the Chianti Vineyards

    9. From Siena: Dinner in the Chianti Vineyards

    A unique experience designed to give you the best of what the Chianti region has to offer: the history, the landscapes, the wine, culinary traditions, and atmosphere. Other than enjoying a delicious typical dinner of local products and dishes, you will be surrounded by the splendid and charming landscape of vineyard rows, which beautifully characterizes the Chianti region. The dishes that you will taste, all made of fresh local products, are the fruit of the hard work and care for the land that local producers have been exercising for centuries.  Upon your arrival you will be given a glass for you to carry with you on the visit of the farm’s wineries and thus enjoy a number of wine tastings on this small-scaled wine route. You will then visit the estate’s historic chapel before finally heading for dinner, the evening’s main event.  The dinner location is set to offer you maximum qualit...

    Really enjoyed this experience. For Italy its a bit pricey but actually for Tuscany the price is somehow fair/even cheap, as the region is a bit more than other regions. The main negative was it was a little rushed. They could take longer and slow down the experience. Personally I would have also liked to have heard about the wine, grapes, vineyard, the history, the speciality etc. It was very much a lot of drinking and some food. But a brief explanation of history and grapes would have been cool.

  • Florence: Vespa Tour to San Gimignano With Lunch

    10. Florence: Vespa Tour to San Gimignano With Lunch

    The day starts with pickup from the Budget Tours office where the group will be taken in an air-conditioned van to the Chianti region. Upon arrival, a local English-speaking guide will share some information on the region before giving a brief safety demonstration and assigning the Vespas.   The tour then starts on quiet and scenic roads, passing vineyards, cypresses, and rural Tuscan houses. Upon arrival to the Medieval town of San Gimignano, guests will marvel at the tower-filled skyline while enjoying a refreshing gelato from a famous local Gelateria. Maps will be provided with tips on the best places to visit and guests will have 1 hour to explore the town at their own pace.   When hunger strikes, the group gathers back together at a local winery to share an authentic Tuscan meal combined with a light wine and olive oil tasting.   After a day full of sightseeing, the group returns...

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What people are saying about Tuscany

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 600 reviews

Amazing walking tour through the city. We learned so much about the city and history of Florence that isn't covered by the museums and attractions. Our guide Erica was amazing, filled with passion and knowledga about all things Florence. This is a must do tour upon arriving in Florence to give you a great backdrop of the city and its sights. We left with a new perspective on one of our favorite cities in the world!

This was an ideal way to see Cinque Terre in a day—our guide was knowledgeable and offered great recommendations to personalize for our family. We appreciated that the transportation was spotless and comfortable for the 2 hour trip from Florence. Highly recommend and would book other private tours through the service.

Good value for money. The guide spoke good English, and explained their vision and wine making process very well. We were able to taste a lot of different wines with a platter of cheese/cold cuts

Beautiful vineyard and the tour was excellent. Francesco was very professional and had a lot of knowledge about the area and the wines of the region. You can ask him anything! Highly recommend

Awesome tour! Highlight of our trip so far. Beautiful winery and horse riding had some amazing view. 10/10 would recommend.