Duration: 2.5 hours
Type of Service: Food Tasting Tour + Visit Accademia Gallery (Statue of David) – private tour
Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet up with your expert local guide and head straight to a local favorite café for a pastry/coffee. Enjoy samples of two different pastries and enjoy a cup of expresso or Florence’s famous hot chocolate drink. Next up, you will visit a deli and sample a meat and cheese sampler at a local enoteca. Your guide will provide historical commentary and local tidbits about famous landmarks, best places to eat and shop along the way. Your final stop with is a visit to the Accademia Gallery. The Accademia Gallery is the mandatory stop for all those who wish to admire Michelangelo's original David. This is only one of his masterpieces on display, others including the Palestrina Pietà, Saint Matthew, and the four unfinished Prisoners. A fun, engaging history and architecture with food tastings tour.
Things to Know:
Your professional guide will show you around the historic heart of Florence as you taste Florentine specialties, admire architectural masterpieces and visit the famous Statue of David.
$150.00 for each person up to 6 people for a private tour with an expert local guide with tasting fees and skip the line entry and registration fees. 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.
Duration: 2 hours
Type of Service: Florence Evening Walking and Wine Tour – private tour
A popular social tradition in Italy, aperitivo comprises of snacks and drinks to be enjoyed in a bar before dinner. Your tour will begin at the Duomo where you will receive a short introduction about this historic building and the piazza that surrounds it before enjoying a glass of wine and crostini at a Florentine wine bar.
Your next stop on this walking tour is the Oltrarno District, where you will cross over the Ponte Vecchio Bridge for a great photo before strolling through Piazza Santo Spirito, one of the more picturesque areas of Florence, a lively scene both day & night on your way to a popular wine bar for a glass of prosecco.
Your final destination on this wine tour is the San Niccolo neighborhood with lots of historical points of interest as well as apertifs spots and original shops with a mix of old artisan botteghe (small artisan shops). Along the way, your guide will share with you tales and trivia about the Renaissance city to include food, wine, history, architecture, arts, and culture before visiting a favorite Florentine wine bar to enjoy glasses of wine and Tuscan appetizers. Your tour concludes at this location, where you can continue drinking and sampling Tuscan specialties or take a short 8-minute walk up to Piazza Michelangelo to admire the Florence skyline.
Things to Know:
On this wine walking tour led by a local expert guide, you will taste sip and sample traditional specialties as you visit some of Florence's best wine bars and famous landmarks.
$170.00 for the first person and $85.00 for each additional person up to 6 people for a private tour with an expert local guide with tasting fees. 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.
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.
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:
Get an educational wine experience at three different wine estates with light lunch on this private tour
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Get an insightful way to experience Tuscany, its countryside and of course Tuscany best red wines; share your experience with other Tuscan enthusiasts
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
Duration: 9:00am – 5:00pm (8 hours)
Suggested time frame: 1 hour Pisa / 2 hours Lucca / 1 hour Viareggio Beach - private tour
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 Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the City of Lucca. After exploring these landmarks of Italy, enjoy a visit to Viareggio Beach.
We will provide a private chauffer to drive you throughout the day.
Duration: 8:30am – 5:30pm (9 hours)
A very unique and different tour of Tuscany awaits you on our Private Florence day tours of Lucca & Carrara. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of Lucca, and visit Pietrsanta in the heart of Carrara country. Following a drive up through the Appuan Alps to admire Carrara Marble quarries you'll visit a local sculptors studio for further insights into the most famous marble in the world. Traveling with one of our Local Expert Driver-Guides of whom all possess an in-depth knowledge of Tuscany, you'll enjoy an insider's view of the region.
After an interesting tour of the town, we'll visit a sculptor's studio to see the fine work of the local artisans. Following a break for lunch (optional) in Pietrasanta, we'll make our way to the beautiful city of Lucca. Once the capital of the Longobards Italy, this city is famous for its sturdy walls that still encircle the town and its Romanesque architecture. After a walking tour of Lucca, you will have free time for shopping before returning to Florence.
Things to Know:
Private Tour Pietrasanta, home of the white Carrara Marble and walking tour of the City of Lucca.
Duration: 4 - 5 hours
Type Of Service: Florence to Cinque Terre Private Car Transfer Tour with one-hour stop-over in Pisa
Our car service transfers provide our clients the opportunity to make the most of their time while in Italy enjoying tours of other popular tourist destinations as they travel from one Italian city to another. On our Florence to Cinque Terre car transfer, enjoy a one-hour stop-over in Pisa and spend time at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli, as part of your private car transfer from Florence. Your driver will drop you off at Piazza dei Miracoli and wait for your return at the car parking lot.
We can arrange for skip the line tickets for those guests who want to climb the two-hundred eighty-eight steps of the Leaning Tower while in Pisa. The Leaning Tower tickets are 28 euros per person.
Things to Know
Private Florence to Cinque Terre Car Transfer includes a stop in Pisa and a chance to climb the Leaning Tower.
Inquire within about special rates. Discounted rates for 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.