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Duration: Three Hours

Type of Service: Discover Florence Walking Tour - private tour

Explore the most important sites in Florence with your very own privately guided walking tour. Your English-speaking guide will meet you inside your hotel lobby, and then you will embark on an adventure and learn what it’s like to live as a local in the Renaissance city. With your guide, they will bring you around to the most important sites including the following:

  • Piazza Signoria, with the gorgeous outdoor sculpture gallery – the Logia dei Lanzi
  • The Ponte Vecchio, the oldest and most gorgeous bridge in Florence, dotted with little artisanal gold jewelry shops
  • Via del Corso, the famous shopping street
  • The Duomo, the famous church of monumental proportions, featuring Brunelleschi’s famous dome
  • The Accademia, where you can see the David by Michelangelo, we will provide skip-the-line tickets
  • Church of Orsanmichele, with its gorgeous architecture and outdoor sculptures
  • Admire the Palazzo Vecchio on one side of the square, once the Medici family home, and the many sculptures that surround the piazza – including a replica of Michelangelo's 'David' where the original once stood
  • Piazza Santa Croce, an important piazza and church in Florence in which many famous Florentines are buried – including Michelangelo and Galileo

Things to know:

  • 3 hour central Florence walking tour, led by an expert local guide
  • Explore the San Lorenzo neighborhood and learn about the Medici family
  • See the Medici Chapels and the Basilica of San Lorenzo
  • Walk around the Duomo Complex
  • Stroll through Piazza della Signoria
  • Visit Florence Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’ Accademia) 
  • Skip the line tickets for Accademia Gallery - tickets must be bought 10 days in advance
  • Choose morning or afternoon tour time frame (3 hours)
  • Most Popular and Highly Rated tour
  • The Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays, therefore the tour will visit an alternate museum 
  • Tour offered 7 days a week, based on availability
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    Discover the rich culture, history and architectural gems of Florence on this most popular tour.Explore the rich history and top attractions of Florence on a 3-hour walking tour. Led by a local expert guide, hear about the rule of the influential Medici family during the Renaissance as you stroll through the neighborhood of San Lorenzo. Travel past the Medici Chapels, admire the iconic exterior of the Duomo and see the historic Ponte Vecchio bridge.

     

  • Note

    Perfect tour for first-time visitors to Florence!

  • Pricing & Booking

    Flat rate of $280.00USD for two people for 3-hour guided tour with Skip the line tickets/registration fees for Accademia Gallery. Please inquiry at janetThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 280.00 for 2 people

Duration: 3.5 hours 

Type of Service:  Wine Tasting and Dinner at a Private Tuscan Villa outside of Florence

Tucked away in the hills overlooking Florence is a charming 15th-century villa and vineyard. Just a 10-minute drive from the city, up narrow, winding roads, it feels worlds away. Our Florence wine tour will take you to this spectacular site for an evening of authentic food and wine…and good conversation.

At the villa, you’ll meet the winemaker, who will accompany you on your tour. He’ll teach you about the special blends that the villa winemakers use – their wonderful red and white wines are a precise combination of Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco grapes. You’ll visit the production lines and the underground wine cellar. You’ll explore the vineyards and olive groves.

Then, you’ll experience a full tasting of four wines – one white, two red and a special dessert wine – with the wine-maker describing the notes and how they’ve been inserted. But, your tour doesn’t end here!

After your wine sampling, you’ll visit the villa’s garden, where your authentic Tuscan dinner will be served. In this beautiful, quiet setting, you and your fellow guests will savor delicious appetizers, such as crostini, prosciutto, parmigiana and pecorino cheeses. Be sure to save your appetite for a regional-style pasta for primi (first course) and a traditional secondi (second course) of meat and potatoes. (Vegetarians and those with food intolerances will have other choices.)

The sun will be setting over Florence as you enjoy your dessert wine. Feeling sleepy? You won’t have to worry about getting back, we’ve arranged your transportation to the city center.  With its authentic Tuscan food and wine and memorable location, your Florence wine tour and dinner is the perfect ending to a perfect day in Florence.

Things to Know:

  • Savor an authentic Tuscan dinner in the garden of a 15th-century villa, just a ten-minute drive in the Florentine Hills – but worlds away in terms of tranquility – from the center of Florence
  •  You’ll tour the grounds and learn the winemaker’s secrets. 
  • In the private cellar, sip and swirl four limited-edition blends before topping off the night with a sumptuous 4-course Tuscan meal in the gardens. 
  • Savor local specialties such as crostini, parmesan and Pienza pecorino cheese, prosciutto ham, a traditional meat dish and pasta, with vegetarian options available. 
  • Take in the villa’s panoramic views while you dine on the fresh ingredients of Tuscan classics. Don’t forget to save room for the traditional Italian dessert served after dinner. 
  • Round trip transportation provided
  • Offered only on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • Maximum group size no more than 24
  • Start time 6:00pm (1800)
  • Meeting point location - Piazza dell'Unità Italiana (more details are given upon booking)

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Highlights

    Get an insider’s look at the sophisticated world of wine-making on a tour of the vineyard with the villa’s winemaker and taste four wines they produce.  Savor an authentic Tuscan dinner in the gardens.

  • Pricing & Booking

     Starting at $128.00 per person including round trip transportation, wine tour, wine tasting and dinner.  Please inquire to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for special rates.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 128.00 per person

Duration: Eight hours

Type of Service: San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Wine Tour and Lunch

With your driver/guide, you and your small tour group of 4 -7 people, will leave from Florence city center 9:00 am.  From there you’ll drive through the gorgeous Chianti countryside. The first stop is at Siena – a beautiful Tuscan hill town with its famous Piazza del Campo ( Campo Square ), where the famous Palio, a horse race, is held twice a year - spend time in Siena touring the city and experiencing its medieval narrow streets. 

From Siena, you’ll then drive to a well-known winery in the Chianti area - spending two hours or so there. You’ll be able to find out a little about how the popular wines from this region are produced. And then, it’s time for lunch! You’ll enjoy a selection of Bruschetta, salamis, and cheeses accompanied by three superb Chianti wines plus VinSanto. 

After lunch, you will then travel to San Gimignano one of the most charming and picturesque Tuscan hill towns. It boasts medieval towers that were built for the richest families of that period. You can visit the cathedral, climb the ‘Torre Grossa’, take pictures of the stunning scenery which will be surrounding you and enjoy gelato in Cistern Square. 

After leaving San Gimignano, the tour returns to Florence via the Chianti area once again. We will stop at the medieval and charming villages of Castellina in Chianti and Monteriggioni, one of the most important and preserved walled castles in the area. Such was its importance – it was mentioned in Dante Alighieri in his most famous work - the Divine Comedy.

Things to know:

  • The first stop is at Siena – a beautiful Tuscan hill town with its famous Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio, a horse race, is held twice a year - spend time in Siena touring the city and experiencing its medieval narrow streets. 2-hour tour with licensed guide in Siena
  • From Siena, we’ll then drive to a well-known winery in the Chianti area - lunch at a Chianti winery
  • 1 full wine tasting with light lunch in a selected winery in the Chianti area
  • After lunch, you will then travel to San Gimignano one of the most charming and picturesque Tuscan hill towns.  You will have free time to visit the cathedral, climb the ‘Torre Grossa’, take pictures of the stunning scenery shop or enjoy gelato in Cistern Square. 
  • After leaving San Gimignano, the tour returns to Florence via the Chianti area once again and you will stop at the medieval and charming villages of Castellina in Chianti
  • Air-conditioned Mercedes vehicle or similar make
  • Local expert English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 7
  • Tour operates on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Tour begins at 9:00 am  (8-hour tour)
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • Meeting point location - Piazza Republica (more details are given upon booking)
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City FlorenceSan GimignanoSiena
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    Enjoy a small group food and wine tour of the Chianti wine area featuring a 2-hour tour of Siena, lunch and wine tasting at a Chianti winery, and the visit of the famous hill town of San Gimignano.

  • Note

    We will provide a private chauffer to drive you throughout the day.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $240.00 per person.  Inquire within about special rates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $240.00 Per Person
Published in Florence

Duration: (8:00am - 6:00pm)

Type Of Service: Unique day tours of Cinque Terre from Florence to Manarola, Vernazza, and Corniglia

Departing from: Center City of Florence

A small group tour with no more than 8 passengers.  You will be greeted by your English-Speaking driver/tour guide at a designated location in the center city of Florence.  After driving through Tuscany into the Liguria region, your first stop will be the Cinque Terre village of Manarola.  Enjoy panoramic views and take spectacular pictures of the land and coast.  Manarola is one of the oldest villages of Cinque Terre.  You will explore the narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the area, and perhaps sample some renowned local wine at a cozy wine bar and tavern, as you are exploring.

After you visit Manarola, you will meet your tour escort at a prearranged time for your shared boat ride to Vernazza.  While on the boat, admiring the dramatic coastline from the water, framed against the hills will arrive at your second stop at the village of Vernazza, arguably the most beautiful of the five villages with a large open harbor, castle, and church.  You will enjoy some free time to walk around and have a relaxing lunch(lunch cost is clients responsibility) at one of the open-air restaurants that line the waterfront, or pick up some snacks/picnic lunch and enjoy a picnic lunch down by the water or stroll through the back streets for impressive views along the coast.  

After your visit to Vernazza, you will meet your tour escort who will drive you to Corniglia, where you will enjoy panoramic views and take some of the most spectacular pictures.

Things to Know:

  • Leave behind the Renaissance treasures of Florence for the day to discover the rugged beauty of the Ligurian coastline
  • Visit three of the five villages that make up Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic destinations
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 8 (semi-private tour)
  • Dine on a local dish as you stroll, shop, people watch or swim (don't forget to pack your swimsuit and towel) or even take a 30 minute light hike
  • Complimentary appetizer on the tour
  • Round-trip transport from Florence in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Public boats operate subject to weather conditions.  When boats are not operative transfer between towns, the tour will be by train or mini-van.
  • Tour is conducted 7 days a week during the peak season Late March - Mid October
  • During winter months (November - Mid March) tour days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, based on a minimum of 4 people
  • Meeting Point: Florence Center City - the tour starts directly outside the Cafe Paskowski in Piazza Repubblica
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Liguria
  • City ManarolaVernazzaCorniglia
  • Duration 9 - 9.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    A unique tour from Florence visiting three Cinque Terre villages; Manarola, Vernazza and Corniglia.

  • Lat/Long 44.100642, 9.736227
  • Pricing & Booking

    Inquire within about special rates.  The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

     
  • Price inquire about special rates
Published in Things To Do

Duration: 9:00am – 5:00pm (8 hours)

Suggested time frame:  1 hour Pisa / 2 hours Lucca / 1 hour Viareggio Beach

This excursion to Pisa and Lucca will depart from your Florence hotel.  A private driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Pisa (about a 1.5-hour drive from Florence). You will be dropped off at the great square where all the main historical buildings are located.  The Leaning Tower, one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Baptistery, and the Cathedral.  After your visit and a few photo opportunities, you will travel about 45 minutes to the enchanting city of Lucca, where you will have some free time for lunch on arrival.  Your guide will suggest several restaurants for you to enjoy a casual lunch.

After lunch, stroll the old town center, stopping at historic sites such as the oval Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, center of entertainment in Roman times.  Other top attractions to see include the Piazza of San Michele with its beautiful Church of San Michele in Foro, the Basilica of San Frediano, as well as, the Clock Tower and Guinigi Tower, to name just a few.  Discover the numerous shops along the way and pick up souvenirs for family and friends.  After your time in Lucca, your final stop is Viareggio, which is a popular seaside town along the Tuscan Riviera (Versilia) and is a Riviera-style resort along the Italian coast with gorgeous buildings, luxurious hotels, shops, cafes, and restaurants.   You will stop for a gelato or a walk along the beach and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the white sandy beach.  Viareggio is a popular destination for Italians during the summer months. 

 Things to Know:

  • Visit the Tuscany towns of Pisa and Lucca on this day trip from Florence
  • Your first stop is Pisa, a city famous for its architectural beauty. Walk around Piazza dei Miracoli to see its celebrated monuments: Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Duomo and, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. 
  • Enjoy family photos or selfie photos at the marble façade of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • The Leaning Tower entrance is optional; admission cost is 18 Euros per person; usually, takes 30 minutes to climb the 251 steps; spectacular views once you reach the top.
  • The Baptistery admission tickets are 5 Euros per person. (optional)
  • Wander the walled city of Lucca to enjoy a casual lunch and shopping
  • Self­-guided tour of Pisa, Lucca, and Viareggio
  • Stop for gelato and walking along the boardwalk on Viareggio Beach.
  • Private Tour - Minimum of 4 and Maximum of 6 (other group sizes inquire)
  • Florence Hotel pickup in Center City at 8:45am
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Pisa & Lucca
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the City of Lucca.  After exploring these landmarks of Italy, enjoy a visit to Viareggio Beach.

  • Note

    We will provide a private chauffer to drive you throughout the day.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Rates Starting at $250.00 for a private tour for 2 people to include private transportation in a luxury Mercedes mini-van. Please inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for special discount rates and group sizes for 4 or more people. The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $250.00 Per Person
Published in Privately Guided Tours

Duration: Three hours or Four hours (based on client wish list - morning or afternoon time preference)

Type of Service: Your Own Personal Shopping Tour in Florence

Florence’s city center is the place to shop with stores retailing everything from stylish clothing to used books. Florence has a number of elegant shops and open-air markets. Take the opportunity to enjoy this tour with your tour guide/personal shopper. She will assist you with a level of individualized attention and help you find just the right gift based on your suggestions, whether it be leather jackets, handbags, shoes, gold jewelry, Florentine silk scarves, ceramics or wine.  Your personal shopper guide can also take you to a world-famous perfume store.  Visit an artistic perfumery, with a demonstration of the historical setting, the products, and the laboratory.  Opportunity to browse the store with the personal guidance of a staff member specially dedicated to your group.  Besides smelling exotic things at can at this location, you can take classes on perfumery or have them make you up a scent tailored to who you are and how you smell normally.  The personal shopping tour is designed specifically around your preferences and it's a great way to shop in Florence.

Things to Know:

  • Discover the famous shopping streets in Florence
  • Buy with the help of a local expert guide
  • Save time and email us your shopping list. We will chart the course for your allotted time in order to maximize every shopping minute
  • Designed for those in a search of extraordinary style to bring home authentic Florence Style gifts and clothing
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Exclusive visit to perfume laboratory/shop – one of a kind in Florence – a must visit
  • Opportunity to make your own personal fragrance
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Shopping tour is for both men and women
  • This shopping tour is flexible and based on the client’s preferences and can be altered during the tour if needed
 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    A perfect tour for shoppers who want a one-of-a-kind Florence shopping experience.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The price for this three-hour personal shopping experience is $110.00 per person.  Discounts are given for 3 people or more, not to exceed 6.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $110 Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

You will depart the Firenze Santa Novella Train Station at 7:25 am and arrive in Bologna at 8:00 am.

Your car service/driver will meet you at the Bologna Train station to start your full day Gastronomic Tour. Your first stop on the tour will be at a local Parmigiano Reggiano producer, where you will experience the production of this “King of Cheeses” first hand. You will learn about the traditional phases of production that have remained unvaried for centuries and have been passed down through generations of cheese makers. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be able to taste the parmesan along with other products from the dairy.  The gastronomic tour will continue with a stop to see one of the most treasured gastronomic pleasures that have rendered Parma's famous: Prosciutto di Parma. After a tour of the factory, there will be a sumptuous lunch right at the “Prosciuttificio”.  Your last stop will be the outskirts of Modena, home to one of Italy's greatest treasures. Anyone will tell you that the Balsamic Vinegar produced in the traditional way by vinegar producing families, is completely different to what is sold in most stores. Aging the perfect vinegar in the wood flavored barrels is a process that can only be learned over time. You are in for a special treat as you visit a traditional acetaia (vinegar) maker and discover the secrets of making the perfect balsamic vinegar. 

 Things to Know:

  • L&B will arrange your round-trip train tickets on the high-speed train.
  • Train departs Florence for Bologna at 7:25 am and arrives at 8:00 am
  • Train departs Bologna for Florence at 1728(5:28 pm) and arrives at(1805)6:05 pm
  • Opportunity to interact with local cheese and balsamic vinegar producers
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Private Tour - Minimum 6 people - Maximum 8 (from smaller group sizes please inquire)
  • Lunch not included in tour cost at Prosciutto Factory – 35 euros per person

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 9 Hours
  • Highlights

    A full day Gastronomic Tour will take you to see all of the treasures of the Emilia Romagna Region to include parmigiano reggiano cheese, prosciutto di parma and balsamic vinegar.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    Rates Starting at $960.00 for a private tour for 6 people to include transportation, train tickets and tasting fees included in the cost.  Please inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for special discount rates and group sizes.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price $160 Per Person for a party of 6

Duration: Three hours 30-minutes

Type of Service: Private Walking Tour with Private Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride with Appetizers and Wine Tasting

 Private guided walking tour (1.5-hours), Food and Wine Tasting (1-hour) and Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride/Tour (1-hour)

A private and intimate tour helping you discover Florence, as you visit many famous landmarks. Your tour will begin from your hotel, where you’ll meet your guide for a 90-minute walking tour. You will travel through Piazza della Signoria, a popular hub of activity that hosts the Palazzo Vecchio, an open-air sculpture display, shops, and cafes. Continue to the site of the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the iconic Duomo, featuring Brunelleschi's Dome. Afterward, pause for a tasting of a regional delicacy at a local and charming enoteca to sample wines and appetizers from the Tuscany region.  After your wine tasting experience, you will embark on a one-hour horse-drawn carriage ride. On board, you will admire monuments and learn amazing details of the city. Your last stop will be at Piazzale Michelangelo for some great photos of Florence's skyline and admire the amazing views. To end your excursion on a  high note, you will be dropped off at a popular gelato shop or at your hotel on the way back.  This is a  perfect way to enjoy and discover Florence.    

Things to know:   

  • Enjoy a 90-minute stroll through the birthplace of Renaissance and become immersed in the art, history, and architecture of Florence
  • 1-hour small-group wine and food tasting experience in Florence
  • Sample Tuscan wines and locally produced snacks in a traditional, family-run enoteca
  • Savor four wines paired with nibbles such as Tuscan cheeses, cold cuts, and olive oil
  • Learn about the wines and foods from your expert, award-winning sommelier
  • Experience the splendor of Florence from a horse-drawn carriage
  • Learn some fun, modern facts, of this great city from your local expert English-speaking tour guide
  • A variety of afternoon and evening departure times are available daily based on availability
  • Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 5 for this private tour
  • Highly recommend booking this tour within 30 days notice of your arrival to Florence
  • Discover the charm of Florence's Oltrarno District and see Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens, Ponte Vecchio and Arno River
  • Enjoy a photo stop at Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Perfect introduction for first‐time visitors
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and don't forget your camera

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Discover the history of the Renaissance city on a 90-minute walking tour with food and wine tastings at a charming enoteca and a 60 minute Horse Drawn Carriage Ride in the Oltrarno District in Florence. A perfect introduction to Florence.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    Rates Starting at $398.00 for a private tour for 2 people to include privately guided tour, English-Speaking tour guide, horse-drawn carriage ride, food and wine tasting fees. Please inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for special discount rates for group 3 - 5 people.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price 199.00 Per Person

Duration: Three hours

Type of Service: Made in Florence Walking Tour - visit local shops where artisans design, create and sell their unique products - private tour

Experience the time-honored traditions of Italian craftsmen on this private 3-hour artisan walking tour of Florence's Oltrarno district. Visit workshops where people create beautiful things from leather, marbled paper, jewelry, linens, mosaics, ceramics and much more.

See modern paper and mosaic-making artisans at work as you learn the skills required to create such works of art. Visit the workshop of a goldsmith in one of the Oltrarno's most prominent piazzas, in front of the Santo Spirito church. Take in the beautiful interior of the church – including a wooden crucifix carved by Michelangelo.

This private tour is tailored to your specific interests – including leather crafts, shoes, linens, woodwork, hats, etc.  At the end of the three-hour tour, enjoy a complimentary Florentine gelato.

Things to Know:

  • You will cross the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge to the other side of the River Arno, known for its royal and artisan heritage
  • Led by a private guide, discover the side of the Arno River where a community of artists live and work
  • Watch craftsmen in action and see their finished work including fine art prints, jewelry and more
  • Flexibility to customize your own itinerary to your own preferences with your private guide
  • Have the opportunity to purchase unique handmade jewelry, marbled paper, bound books, leather goods and more
  • Tour is offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • This 3-hour private tour can be offered during the morning or afternoon hours
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours
  • Highlights

    Wander the cobblestone streets of the Oltrarno neighborhood, across the Arno River in Florence and less-visited than other parts of the city, to see artisan boutiques and workshops with your private tour guide.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at 125.00 per person.  Inquire about group discounts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price Starting at $125 per person

Duration: Three hours 30 minutes

Type of Service: Cooking Class in Bologna - Stuffed Handmade Pasta: Ravioli/Tortelloni + Tagliatelle, 

Our "hands-on" class is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch.  Cooking classes are really small so you get individual attention.  You will work with authentic recipes that have been handed down for centuries and learn cooking techniques that will quickly transform you into you into a great Italian cook! The Culinary Institute of Bologna professional pasta chefs will guide you to master the timeless technique of incorporating the egg into the flour and working the dough to the proper consistency to produce the best fresh pasta product possible!  After the dough rests, you will be guided, step by step to create your Ravioli/ Tortelloni /Tagliatelle pasta.  You will also learn to prepare three classic Bolognese sauces. After the cooking is done, you will savor your fresh pasta paired with your homemade sauces.  The techniques learned and the skills acquired, will enable you to make other pasta's and sauces when your return home.  The Culinary Institute of Bologna(CIBO) cooking classes are fun, informative and you will enjoy learning from professional chefs in a relaxed environment.  A great “foodie” adventure with food and wine...a day to remember. 

Things to Know:

  • A cooking school for foodies, students beginning and advance cooks who love authentic Italian food and taste
  • Participants, learn by doing -- guided by a professionally trained restaurant chef or professional pasta maker, each participant will work at their own individual work station and cooking burner
  • The techniques learned and the skills acquired, will enable you to make many other kinds of pasta and sauces when your return home
  • Receive a personal cooking apron
  • After making the different kinds of pasta - you will eat what you have created
  • Cooking School will provide complimentary, unlimited wine, espresso, and dessert 
  • The Culinary Institute of Bologna for Foodies offers unique, hands-on cooking classes, that are taught by English-speaking, professional, restaurant chefs
  • Additional Classed offered; 3.5-hour Baked Homemade Lasagne/Cannelloni/Tagliatelle, Ragu Bolognese, and 4-hour meat class - prepare a complete multi-course Bolognese meal that includes a trip to the market
  • For those guests staying in Florence, we will purchase train tickets to and from Bologna (25-minute train ride from Florence)
  • Classes offered daily based on availability
  • Cooking class times are 9:30am - 1pm or 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3 Hours 30 minutes
  • Highlights

    The Culinary Institute of Bologna for Foodies offers unique, hands-on cooking classes. Taught by English speaking, professional restaurant chefs, CIBO offers short half day pasta courses, for amateur cooks to professional chefs. Our classes are NOT demonstrations, but rather, participants actively take part in all phases of the food preparation.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    Rates starting at $182.00 for a private cooking class.  Please inquire with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

    Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

    Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

  • Price Starting at $182.00 per person
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