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Duration:  8 hours

Type of Service: Personal sommelier - wine expert on board, awarded but non-commercial wineries visit with the vintners, highly educational wine tour for wine connoisseurs or simply wine lovers. 

Tour Description:  

Private wine tour experience to visit Tuscany's best wineries, to sample top-end wines and have an educational and tasty food & wine pairing session to combine each wine with each food specialty. A full day escorted by a friendly professional driver-guide, specialized in wine-making and sommelier, fluent in English and knowledgeable about wines.

The tour includes a scenic drive through the Chianti Classico region, the first stop at a wine estate with full cellar tour and tasting of at least 3-4 wines, then the second winery will host you for a food and wine pairing session (gluten free-vegan-vegetarian options possible on request in advance) and then we will visit an award-winning winery to sample Super Tuscan wines.  In the majority of the estates visited, you will sample also extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, grappa and local products.

Things to Know:

  • Private tour in luxury Mercedes minivan with a licensed sommelier
  • Highly educational wine tour for wine connoisseurs or simply wine lovers
  • Visit three different wine estates with tasting of local products
  • Food and wine pairings
  • Tour offered Monday to Sunday (Mid-March- Mid-November)
  • Tour pick-up time is 9:00am
  • During winter times, tours might be limited to weekdays only - please inquire about times
  • Pick-up and drop off directly at your lodging from central city of Florence or Siena(from Siena a minimum of 3 pp per booking)
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes


Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 8 Hours
  • Highlights

    Get an educational wine experience  at three different wine estates with light lunch on this private tour

     

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this private tour with an English-speaking driver/guide tasting fees, lunch, and transportation in a luxury vehicle is $305.00 per person. 

    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 305.00 per person

Duration:  8 hours

Type of Service: Personal sommelier - wine expert on board, awarded but non-commercial wineries visit with the vintners and historical overview of the region 

Tour Description:  The Chianti Classico area is the most beautiful Tuscan wine region crossed by the scenic road SR 222 running between Florence and Siena, both great home bases if you are thinking about booking this wine tour. 

The area is a patchwork of mountains, soft rolling hills covered by olive trees and slopes with perfectly cared vineyards where more than 200 Tuscan vintners are growing local grape varieties such as Sangiovese along with international grape varieties introduced in Tuscany several years ago such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir. 

A full day in Chianti will be first a scenic drive and a wine tour rich in cultural insights from Etruscan times till modern times always with a deep attention to the history of winemaking in Tuscany through accurate cellar visits, generous wine tastings of Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Super Tuscans.

Things to Know

  • Day trip from Florence to the beautiful Chianti wine region with a licensed sommelier
  • Visit 2 wineries, cellar visit and tastings of wine
  • Away from the crowds and big group tours, you will have access to unique wineries, off the beaten path locations, authentic Tuscan food not "snacks", professional and guided wine and olive oil tastings.
  • Anna's tours are a full day minivan excursions, a minimum of 3 participants is required and maximum of 8 participants
  • Tour offered Monday to Sunday (Mid-March- Mid-November)
  • Tour pick-up time is between 9:00am – 9:30am based on number of participants
  • During winter times, tours might be limited to weekdays only - please inquire about times
  • Pick-up and drop off directly at your lodging from central city of Florence or Siena (from Siena a minimum of 3 pp per booking)
  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking or tennis shoes


Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 8 Hours
  • Highlights

    On this excursion, get an insightful way to experience Tuscany, its countryside, and Tuscany's best red wines. You will have a wine connoisseur spending a full day with you while driving you to local wineries and will share their wine knowledge and infuse you for with the love of wine.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this private tour with an English-speaking driver/guide tasting fees, lunch, and transportation in a luxury vehicle is $178.00 per person. 

    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 178.00 per person

Duration:  8 hours

Type of Service:  Etruscan Sites, Off the beaten path hilltop town, top end winery visits with farm to table Tuscan home-made meal - Chianti Tour from Florence

Comfortable pick up from your hotel, scenic drive along the Chianti Classico area with a full explanation of the region with cultural insights.

The first stop will be at a small medieval hilltop town still a living community which keeps the village immaculate as the 9th century to get an off the beaten path experience away from the crowds and big tourists centers. The walk through the village will be escorted by your driver/guide to give you a fun, educational tour and learn about historical curiosities anyway do not expect a museum and churches tour but be ready to fill your eyes with a movie-like setting.

Next, you will visit a small Etruscan site to get a historical and archeological introduction about Tuscan's ancestors, and afterward, you will be a visit to a family run winery with cellar visit and winemaking explanation followed by a farm to table meal with wine pairing plus a tasting of extra virgin olive oil. 

After lunch, enjoy a relaxing car ride back to Florence as your English-speaking tour guide/driver shares great conversations with you and answers any questions you might have about wine and the Chianti region.

Things to Know

  • Day trip from Florence to the beautiful Chianti wine region
  • Anna's tours are full day minivan excursions, a minimum of 3 participants is required and maximum size of 8 participants
  • Tour offered Monday to Sunday (Mid-March – Mid-November)
  • Tour pick-up time is between 9:00am – 9:30am based on number of participants
  • During winter times, tours might be limited to weekdays only - please inquire about times
  • Pick-up and drop off directly at your lodging from central city of Florence or Siena (from Siena a minimum of 3 pp per booking)
  • Tour the wine cellars with an expert guide
  • Savor a fresh lunch of authentic Tuscan specialties
  • This is one of the best red wine production areas in the world and this tour is very flexible and relaxed
  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking or tennis shoes


Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 8 Hours
  • Highlights

    Get an insightful way to experience Tuscany, its countryside and of course Tuscany best red wines; share your experience with other Tuscan enthusiasts 

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this private tour with an English-speaking driver/guide tasting fees, lunch, and transportation in a luxury vehicle is $165.00 per person. 

    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 165.00 per person

Duration: 8 Hours

Type of Service:  Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany

A full day hands-on Cooking Class in a stunning setting in the Tuscan countryside including a food tour through the historic center of Florence. Led by a local food-lover guide, you will taste your way through the Florentine's favorite bakery and grocery stores to experience Tuscan food like a real local. You will buy ingredients on the way and in Florence's most vibrant food market.

On arrival in our beautiful farmhouse, you will start creating a complete menu, from appetizer to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, the majority of which come from the vegetable garden of the farmhouse!

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and learn to cook as Tuscan grandmas and mums do every day in their kitchens for their families. Master the secrets of traditional dishes that you will easily re-create at home for your friends and family. The cooking lesson is suitable for beginners and for those who can already cook.

Then finally we will all sit together outside (weather permitting) and just like a big Italian family, we will take time to enjoy the food we have prepared together. Buon Appetito!

What you can expect

First, discover Florence's historical food market where the locals do their daily shopping. Blend in with the locals. Meet the bakers, the butchers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their fields. Their stalls are full of items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegar, sun dried tomatoes, olives and many other Italian food specialties. Shop for the ingredients to use for the cooking class and learn to choose the best seasonal products.

Then, it's time to start your cooking lesson at a farmhouse in Tuscany. This isn't just a demonstration, you will actually take part in creating a full traditional Tuscan meal with your chef's help. You will learn to make real Italian fresh pasta by hand with freshly laid eggs and learn to make a traditional meat sauce using ingredients from right outside the door!

Learn to prepare homemade pizza and classic bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and the farmhouse's own extra virgin olive oil and then take a break to enjoy the pizza and bruschetta with a glass of Chianti wine.

After the break, it's back to the lesson where you will learn how to prepare traditional Tuscan roast pork, arista and Tuscan roast potatoes using fresh herbs collected from around the farmhouse. To finish the class, you will learn the secrets of the wonderful Italian coffee and cream dessert, Tiramisù.

At last, sit down to enjoy a wonderful meal. Each course will be paired with a carefully selected wine from the region to compliment the flavors of the food you have prepared. At the end of your meal, your driver will be waiting for you for a short drive back to Florence, so it's time to say arrivederci after an unforgettable experience in Tuscany.

  • Things to Know:
  • Small-group Italian cooking class at a breathtaking farmhouse set in the rolling hills of Tuscany!
  • The tour/cooking class is offered Monday - Saturday based on availability and begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 5:00 pm
  • Florence morning food tour with tastings
  • Explore San Lorenzo's colorful Mercato Centrale
  • Hands on experience: learn to make Bruschetta and Pizza, home-made Pasta, Tuscan roast pork with potatoes and Tiramisù
  • Enjoy your freshly cooked meal accompanied with wine after the class
  • Transportation from Florence to the farmhouse and back
  • Recipes and an Italian cooking diploma for your hard work
  • Due to uneven and steep surfaces, we are unable to accept anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
  • We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    A full day hands-on Cooking Class in a stunning setting in the Tuscan countryside including a food tour through the historic center of Florence. Led by a local food-lover guide, you will taste your way through the Florentine's favorite bakery and grocery stores to experience Tuscan food like a real local.

  • Pricing & Booking

     $124.00 per person (adults) and $114.00 per person (ages 12 - 21 Yrs old) for a homemade Tuscan lunch cooked by a personal chef in her home, cooking demonstration and tiramisu cooking class included in overall tour price.

    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 124.00 Per Person
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 03:47

Florence Sunset Food Tour - small group tour

Duration: 3.5 Hours

Type of Service: Florence Sunset Food Tour – small group tour

An unforgettable evening eating and drinking around Florence’s hippest neighborhood
Set off as the sun dips over the horizon and be introduced to the very best restaurants and wine bars Florence has to offer. See the perfect cocktail being constructed then sip it down at aperitivo o’clock as you watch the world go by on the cobblestoned Santo Spirito streets. Savor artisanal truffle cheese and cured local meats paired with the perfect local vino. Watch a live demonstration of how to cook the ultimate Florentine steak, the Bistecca alla Fiorentina (then taste it, which is even better!). Need we say more? Our local expert guide will also regale you with stories, fascinating history, and a unique glimpse into the best part of Florentine life...the food of course!

Things to Know:

  • Tour is offered Monday – Saturday at 5:00 pm / small group tours of 12 people or less
  • Experience aperitvo o’clock in the hippest neighborhood in Florence
  • Meet our favorite neighborhood deli owners and taste why it’s where locals go for artisan cured meats and cheeses
  • Enjoy an interactive negroni making demo and then sip on Florence's most famous cocktail
  • Savor iconic Tuscan starters paired with Chianti's finest drops
  • Witness a live cooking demonstration of the famous bistecca alla Fiorentina (and enjoy every bite of it afterward
  • Discover the local way to finish every meal – it involves vinsanto and biscotti
  • Wander down cobblestoned streets as your expert guide makes the city’s history come to life
  • Learn the ins and outs of local food culture and how it differs from the rest of Italy (and why life in Tuscany is like no other!)
  • The food tour takes place in the neighborhood of Oltrarno which is well connected by public transport.
  • Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The food tour starts in Piazza Santo Spirito, which is around a 10-minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio on the other side of the river.
  • Please bring a bottle of water or you can purchase one at the meeting point.
  • While the area is quite flat, we recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella as we will be outside for most of the tour.
  • Gratuities are not included in your ticket price and they are always greatly appreciated. The industry standard for walking tours and cooking classes/activities in Italy is 15%.

Additional Info

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

    Discover and learn about Florence as you visit multiple food establishments and experience true local life, just like a Florentine.  Enjoy a traditional aperitivo in Santo Spirito, watch a cooking demonstration, and taste an array of regional delicacies including Florentine steak, truffle cheese, and fine Tuscan wines.

  • Pricing & Booking

     $124 per person for a three-hour guided tour with food and wine tasting fees included in tour price.

    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 $124 Per Person

Duration: 10.5 hours

Type of Service:  Tuscany Castle Tour with Chianti Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in the Tuscan countryside among the lush hills, endless vineyards and ancient castles of Tuscany’s beautiful Chianti region. This tiny corner of paradise has captured the hearts, minds, and palates of all who have visited it over its millennial history, and our full day Tuscany castles tour from Florence explores the noble traditions and residences of this realm, together with a visit to a family-owned cellar and tastings of four delicious wines.

See the Castles and Taste Their Wines - Meet your expert tour guide, then hop aboard a private coach for a short 1-hour transfer filled with entertaining commentary before arriving at the first stop of the day, Verrazzano Castle. This privately owned gem dominates the area’s rolling hills with its tower and is still inhabited inside a parameter that was originally an Etruscan settlement. Listen as your guide paints a vivid picture of the castle’s past, its rivalry with the neighboring Castello di Vicchiomaggio and its significance as the birthplace of Giovanni da Verrazzano, the Italian navigator who discovered much of North America’s eastern coast.

During the castle tour, you’ll experience what it was like to call this place home, before visiting the wine cellars which date to the year 1150. Indulge in a three flight guided tasting of Chianti’s famous wines, including a Chianti Classico DOGC, with local extra-virgin olive oil and pecorino cheese topped with the castle’s balsamic dressing, all of which will be available for purchase.

Experience the Real Tuscany - Then it’s a quick 20-minute hop to the charming town of Greve in Chianti, where you’ll have free time for lunch in one of its authentic Tuscan restaurants with tips from your guide on where to go to enjoy the best in Chianti’s regional cuisine, with time afterwards to shop for souvenirs, food and wine in the main piazza, exploring its trademark arched colonnades and savoring the sights and flavors of small town Tuscany. After the break, enjoy the ride through local winding roads and evocative landscapes until you reach Brolio Castle. Considered one of the most beautiful in Italy, this privately owned jewel has been inhabited by the Ricasoli family since 1141. Learn its spectacular history as part of Florence’s bulwark against its rival Siena, and about one of its many illustrious owners, Baron Bettino Ricasoli, Italy’s 2nd Prime Minister, who created the first modern Chianti “recipe" in 1872, with 70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia Bianca.

Your guided visit includes the castles lush Italian gardens, the family chapel, and crypt, as well as a walk along the ramparts to survey the surrounding vineyards, with a tasting of the castle’s own wine. If you’re looking for the magic of Tuscany in a day from Florence, this is the tour for you.

Things to know:

  • Visit Verrazzano Castle and Cellar /Visit Brolio Castle with gardens and family chapel
  • Visit small town of Greve in Chianti
  • View the beautiful Tuscan landscape of the Chianti region
  • Air-conditioned bus with local expert English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Small group tour of 25 people or less / 4 people needed for tour/inquire about availability
  • Tasting of 4 local wines, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar tasting
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • 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.
  • Tour offered on Wednesdays and Fridays / Tours begins at 8:30 am
  • Meeting point location - Santa Maria Novella Train Station ( more details available upon booking)
  • Tour operates April – October (Castle & Vineyards are closed from November – mid-March)

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Chianti
  • Duration 10.5 hours
  • Highlights

    Experience the timeless panoramas and rolling hills of Italy’s famous Chianti region, with visits to two of Tuscany’s most prestigious privately inhabited castles and an incredible look into their astounding history and tastings of four famous local wines.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $145.00 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 145.00 Per Person

Duration:  9 Hours

Type of Service:  Montepulciano & Montalcino -  Tuscan Countryside with wine, art and beautiful scenery

Discover Tuscany’s renowned wine country on a day trip from Florence with a small group. Led by a guide, venture to the town of Montepulciano by minivan and stop at a rustic wine cellar to taste the area’s vino di nobile blends. Then head to Montalcino to sample three Brunello di Montalcino wines alongside a 3-course lunch. Top off your day with a stroll to Monte Oliveto Abbey, one of Tuscany’s hidden gems. Numbers are limited to eight people to keep this experience as intimate as possible.

Your tours offer you a more personalized and in-depth experience. Lasting from 9 am until 6 pm, you will have all the time you need to experience the beauty of the Tuscan countryside. Our experienced driver-guide will drive you and a party of no more than 8 people. Since you are in a small group, our guides also have far more time to interact with you and answer any questions you may have. 


Florence to Montepulciano
The tour begins at 9:00 am from a central meeting point in Florence where you will meet your driver - guide. From there you will be driven to Montepulciano where you will have time to explore the town, its famous San Biagio Church and the Contucci cellar which boasts more than 1000 years of history. Here you will be able to take part in a wine tasting before traveling onwards to Montalcino, departing at around 12noon. 

Montepulciano to Piombaia 
The first stop on this section of the trip will be Piombaia wine farm, or similar, where you’ll enjoy a private lunch and some of the farm’s own wine. The lunch will include appetizers, a pasta dish, and dessert. During lunch, you will be able to take part in a wine tasting – where you’ll experience three different types of Brunello wine. 

Monte Olive to Abbey
Next, visit Monte Oliveto Abbey, a stunning Benedictine monastery dating from 1300 and located in a spectacular location and where you can admire the beautiful frescoes by famous Tuscany Renaissance artists, the likes of Signorelli and Sodoma. 

Montalcino
Then it is off to the medieval hill town of Montalcino. It boasts beautiful views over the surrounding valleys. You will be able to walk through its charming city center and see its medieval fortress – guided by your driver who will walk with you. 

Return to Florence 
Your memorable day exploring the beautiful Tuscan countryside will end with a lovely drive back to Florence via the Cassia Road taking you through the stunning Chianti hills. You will arrive back in Florence city center at approximately 6 pm.

Things to Know

  • This tour will be made up of 8 people in total per minivan and you will be driven/guided by an English- speaking experienced and licensed driver-guides.
  • The tour begins at 9 am in Florence and returns to Florence by 6:00 pm
  • This tour is available on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, each week
  • The tour includes the cost of lunch and wine tastings
  • Full-day trip to Tuscany’s hill towns and wine country from Florence Explore the wine towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino
  •  San Biagio church Visit a winery near Montalcino
  • Times of chanting at Sant’Antimo Abbey Monastery are subject to change and cancellation. We will always aim to take part in this but timings and cancellations are out of our control and we are unable to offer discounts
  • Learn about winemaking in Tuscany from the experts in the field
  • Enjoy an appetizer lunch at a winery with samples of Tuscan meats and cheeses with wine
  • Explore wine cellars and be introduce to new wines
  • 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
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants
  • Tour operates April – October

 

Additional Info

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

    An incredible day dedicated to the Tuscan countryside experiencing the best it has to offer in terms of wine, art and beautiful scenery.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Private nine-hour tour with transportation to include lunch and tasting fees is $265.00 per person.  Please inquiry at janetThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Group Discounts available

    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 $ 265.00 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 $245.00 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 $245.00 Per Person

Duration:  Time Varies

Type Of Service: Luxury Helicopter Tours in Tuscany

 

Take to the Tuscan Skies Helicopter Tour – with Wine Tasting & Lunch

On this flight, you will see the Tuscan Countryside like never before, with some of the best views of the soaring towers of San Gimignano, shining like a star in the surrounding landscape of Chianti.  You will enjoy the view of the beautiful countryside, covered with vineyards, olive groves, and fly over the Prestigious Winery, vineyards and surrounding property.  You will be connected with headphones to the pilot to receive information on the moments and visions on this amazing tour.  I guarantee you this will be one of the most memorable experiences you will have for a long time. Once you are done soaring the skies, you will head inside the Winery.  You will enjoy a traditional Italian lunch, paired with over 10 wines throughout the region and dessert!  An experience of a lifetime, filled with good food, good wine, and great conversations.

Things to Know:

  • The flight time is 20 minutes
  • Delicious Tuscan lunch with dessert
  • Wine tasting of various wines
  • Departure from San Gimignano location
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5
  • Must be booked 30 days in advance
  • Private Transportation provided from Florence to San Gimignano

 

(See Additional Helicopter Tours available in the Tuscany Region)

Tuscany Helicopter Tour:

The most beautiful and fascinating Tuscany towns seen from a unique perspective. Flying over the Tuscan hills, exploring the origin of Chianti area, San Gimignano, Siena, and Florence from the sky.

  • The flight time is about 50 minutes
  • Departures from Florence or Pisa
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5

Chianti Castle and Helicopter Tour:

The Heart of Chianti. Tour over the beautiful hills of the Tuscan countryside where one of the most famous wines in the world the "Chianti” is produced. Flying over the Chianti hills, San Gimignano admiring the Town and its enchanting Towers, and landing at a beautiful Castle for a quick tour and wine tasting.

  • The flight time is 45 minutes
  • Lands at famous castle for tour and wine tasting – 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Departures from Florence or Pisa
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5

Florence Helicopter Tour

Florence from the sky. Tour over the Tuscan capital of the Renaissance, admire the most famous Artistic Masterpieces like Ponte Vecchio, Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo, Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi's Dome and Giotto's Bell Tower, Fortezza da Basso and Cascine Park. 

  • The flight time is 40 minutes
  • Departures from Florence
  • Maximum number of passengers:  5

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City FlorencePisaSan Gimignano
  • Duration Times Varies
  • Highlights

    See Tuscan countryside like never before, high in the sky with your own Private Helicopter Tour.

  • Note

    Helicopter tours take - off at several locations; Siena, San Gimignano and Florence

  • Pricing & Booking

    Please inquire to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask about promotions and special rates for different 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 has 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 $1,200 and up
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 21:31

Cooking Class in Siena - Jul's Kitchen

Duration: Three hours

Type of Service: Cooking Class in Siena with Jul's Kitchen

Your private cooking classes are held in Jul’s Studio, located in a traditional country house in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, a few miles outside of Siena.  If you like traditional, seasonal food, the Tuscan countryside and a genuine approach to life, you’re in the right place! 

You will cook a complete menu, from appetizer to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Every dish will be introduced by a family story or a local tradition, you will learn to cook as Tuscan nonne and mums do every day in their kitchens for their family.  Choosing a class with us means to escape for a day in the countryside, far from the charming buzz of Florence and Siena. Slow down and be ready to live a day as a local: hearty homemade food is included with lots of fun and laughter.

Things to Know:

  • Three-hour hands-on cooking class
  • The cost of food and wine are included in this class
  • Enjoy the final lunch or dinner prepared
  • Each person will receive a Jul's Kitchen apron
  • (Jul's) Giulia has been living in the Tuscan countryside her entire life in the same house where her father was born and her grandmother was also born.
  • Her passion for the best locally sourced ingredients will allow you the share in the intense spirit of cooking, eating and celebrating — Tuscan style.
  • Juls’ Kitchen is located in the countryside near Colle Val d’Elsa, one hour from Florence and 30 minutes from Siena. Near many of the nicest location in Tuscany, such as San Gimignano and Montalcino, Volterra, Pienza, Lucca, Montepulciano, Greve in Chianti.
  • Author of five cookbooks 
  • These are very popular cooking classes and advance registration is necessary
  • Cooking classes offered M,T,W,Th,Fr - based on availability
  • Small group classes with 6 people or less
  • A private driver can be arranged on request for pick-up and drop-off (price not included).

Additional  Cooking Classes Offered in; Gluten-free Tuscan Cooking Class, Vegetarian Tuscan Cooking Class, Market visit and Tuscan Cooking Class, Cooking Class and a visit to a Pecorino Cheese Farm and Cooking Class and a visit to a typical Tuscan Farm

Additional Info

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

    Private cooking classes held in Jul's Kitchen Studio located in a traditional country house in Siena; the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $172.00 per person for a small intimate private cooking class for 6 people or less. 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 $172.00 per person
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