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Duration: 3 hours

Type of Service: Food Lover's Tour: Tasting at Florence’s Hidden Classics and Gems – small group tour

Florence is home to the some of the best foods and family run bottegas. On this food tour in Florence, we will have the bonus of strolling the historical center of town with a local expert while tasting the regions finest specialties on this fun, informative food lover's crawl. You’ll visit a mix of classic culinary institutions and hidden gems on the tiny streets off famous squares. You will visit artisan purveyors such as bakers, family-owned bottegas procuring goods from their own farms and local wines, a truffle cafe, institutional gelato parlors and more. You'll taste prized ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, caliber vintage prosecco, aged balsamic vinegar, local cheeses (ewe's milk pecorino), artisan cured meats, and learn all about Florentine's food history while getting a sense of the city with this specialty gourmet walk. This tour is a must for true food lovers who want to get down to the grain of the local food culture while meeting the city's most cherished bottegas, with a touch of sightseeing and main square orientation.

Highlights:

  • Small-group, culinary tour of Florence with a local, passionate expert
  • 5 gourmet tasting pit-stops, with wine at 2 stops
  • Crash course into Florentine food culture and traditional Tuscan goods
  • Guided walking tour in the center of Florence, tasting at both cult classics and hidden nooks
  • Traditional Tuscan sweet pastries like rice pudding budino or chocolate semolino tartlets with Italian roasted espresso
  • Snack like a royal at king-approved truffle cafe’ for Florence’s famous panino tartufato with bubbles
  • Visit classic bakeries for Tuscany’s schiacciata flatbreads along with seasonal delicacies (wine grape pie, sweet chestnut & pine nut cake castagnaccio, etc)
  • Farmstead quality cheese and cured meat tasting with locally produced wine
  • Savor in Italian excellence via tastings of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from around Italy & Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Wine tastings included (i.e. bubbly with truffles, local red wine with prosciutto, etc)
  • Meeting local characters and purveyors
  • Wholly artisanal gelato, gelato judge approved
  • ...and more!

Our gourmet food tours in Florence are perfect for discerning food lovers, chefs, bakers, cooks, farm-to-table eaters and Italian culture enthusiasts. After your food tour, you will feel more confident to return to these shops and know what defines the traditional food landscape. Be prepared for genuine backdoor journey through these local-loved food shops.

 Things to Know

  • Small group tour food walking tour - 8 people or less
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Tour begins at 3:00pm /Tour check in 2:45pm
  • Tour is available for youth 12 years old to adults
  • Inquire about discount rates for children ages 12 - 17 years old
  • Meeting Point Location: Piazza Signoria – more details are given upon booking

Additional Info

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

     On this food tour in Florence, we will have the bonus of strolling the historical center of town with a local expert while tasting the regions finest specialties on this fun, informative food lover's crawl.

     
  • Pricing & Booking
    $116.00 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.

    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 116.00 per person

Duration: 5 hours

Type of Service: Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany - small group class

Learn to make these Italian classics in an idyllic setting in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Under the guidance of a professional Italian chef you will be taken on a cultural journey learning the skills and inside tricks of making the best mouth-watering pizza and gelato right in the country where they were born.

The beautiful estate that offers stunning views over the surrounding hills just outside the center of Florence provides the perfect setting to roll up your sleeves and get hands on when learning the process from making and kneading the dough to choosing the perfect topping for your pizza. Some ingredients for your pizza are picked from our very own vegetable garden.

You will be able to relax and enjoy the delicious pizza cooked in our wood oven with a glass of Chianti wine or a cold beer before you get started on the gelato making. By the end of the class you will feel confident enough to re-produce the food at home impressing your lucky guests!

Being both a fun but instructive class this hands-on pizza and gelato making class will be one of the most memorable parts of your trip to Tuscany.

 Highlights

  • Small-group pizza and gelato making class at a breathtaking farmhouse set in the rolling hills of Tuscany!
  • Learn the insider tips and special techniques from our professional chef
  • Hands on experience: learn to make Pizza and home-made Gelato
  • Enjoy the food accompanied by wine and beer

 Things to Know

  • After meeting the professional chef in our centrally located office you will be transported directly to our beautiful private estate in the hills just above Florence where you will start to live the full Italian experience.
  • On arrival you will be able to appreciate the stunning views over gorgeous countryside as you taste the traditional 'fettunta' and enjoy a glass of Chianti wine whilst listening to the culture behind Italy's most famous food, pizza and gelato.
  • By this time you will be eager to get hands on. The professional chef will teach you the art of dough making and kneading and will give you all the inside tips in order to easily produce the same result back home where you'll be able to impress your friends and family. You'll learn about the different ways to make pizza depending on the region.
  • Next it will be time to get creative as you use the ingredients picked from our very own vegetable garden and choose from the many traditional toppings the Italians love. The pizza will be cooked in our wood oven to give it the traditional flavor that will make you feel proud as you sit down and enjoy your pizza with more wine or beer.
  • The fun continues as you then learn the special techniques to make your very own gelato. You will make creamy gelato with unique toppings/sauces and though you may always want to reproduce these same toppings the chef will make sure you have an adequate understanding in order to be able to experiment at home!
  • You will leave feeling satisfied, excited and with wonderful memories that you will be able to take home with you!
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes and casual attire – you will be working in an outdoor kitchen
  • Upon arrival from the parking lot – you will walk down a set of stairs to reach the outdoor kitchen and vegetable garden
  • Meeting Point Location:  more details are given upon booking (center city of Florence)
  • Tour is offered Monday – Saturday at 2:30pm
  • Tour is available for youth 7 years old – up
  • Tour Price for Adults: $89.00 US dollars
  • Tour Price for 12 – 18 years old: $80.00
  • Tour Price for 7 – 11 years old: $44.00

Additional Info

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

    Learn to make these Italian classics in an idyllic setting in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

     
  • Pricing & Booking
    • Tour Price for Adults: $89.00 per person
    • Tour Price for 12 – 17 years old: $80.00 per child
    • Tour Price for 7 – 11 years old: $44.00 per child

    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 89.00 adults/per person/ 80.00 per child -12 - 17 years old / 44.00 per child - 7 - 11 years old

Duration: 3 hours

Type of Service: Family Friendly Discover Florence Walking Tour - private tour

Explore the most important sites in Florence with your very own privately guided walking tour. 

Meet your guide at your hotel accommodations in the center city to begin your fascinating and fun tour of Florence for families with children. Your kid-friendly guide will keep the younger minds engaged with interesting history and tidbits. Follow your guide through the historic center of Florence to see the ancient Ponte Vecchio, the most famous bridge that crosses the Arno River. See the sculptures in the open-air loggia on one side of the Piazza della Signoria. Admire the Palazzo Vecchio, where the Medici family once lived, and the exterior of the Uffizi Gallery, which was once the Florentine government offices. Visit an outdoor market and rub the nose of a boar statue for good luck – the Porcellino. See the Piazza della Repubblica and visit Florence's magnificent Duomo. Your tour will finish at the San Lorenzo Market, where you can shop, or check out the food stalls. Taking this tour early in your visit to Florence means you'll get great tips and information for the rest of your stay.

Things to know:

  • Learn fascinating facts about the city of this walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Private tour with English-speaking guide / local Florentine resident
  • Cool off with a complimentary gelato
  • Private tour ensures fun and personalized experience for the whole family
  • Not recommend for children age 6 and under
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes – casual attire
  • No interior visits to churches or museums
  • Tour is offered March – December
  • Tour is offered Monday – Friday at 9:00am or 2:00pm
  • Tour begins from your hotel located in center city of Florence or designated location
  • Tour will end in the center city of Florence
  • Tour can be customized around your preferences to include shopping and fun food stops along the way
  • Tour does not operate the last week in August and the first week of September
 

Additional Info

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

     

     

  • Note

    Family friendly tour for first-time visitors to Florence!

    Tour can be customized around your preferences to include shopping and fun food stops along the way.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Tour Cost is $220.00 for 2 adults and $20.00 each additional person not to exceed 8 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.

    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 Tour Cost is $220.00 for 2 adults and $20.00 each additional person not to exceed 8 people
Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:08

Bike Tour of Florence - small group tour

Type of Service: Bike Tour of Florence - small group tour

Duration: 2.5 hours

Wishing to discover Florence's authentic soul, to roam the maze of quaint cobblestone alleys and small piazzas?
The best way to get around, and make the most of it, is by bike! With our signature small-group bike tour you will be able to see much more than on a walking tour, enjoy yourself viewing the major sights, and explore different neighborhoods, the main historic center and Oltrarno, all traveling well off the beaten tourist path. Start pedaling following your experienced guide.
Uncover hidden views, secret spots, and admire the city's most impressive landmarks - Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Strozzi, the Duomo, Santa Maria Novella, the artisan district, Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Santa Croce and more - learn about Florence's history and heritage, and indulge your taste buds with a delicious gelato included.
This tour is perfect for those visiting the "cradle of the Renaissance" for the first time, as well as for experienced visitors, our Bike Tour is the most diverting and enlightening way to visit Florence. Bikers of all ages are welcome!


Things to Know:

  • The bike tour of Florence starts rights in the center of the city
  • Family friendly tour
  • The perfect introduction to the city center
  • Enjoy a delicious and refreshing gelato during the tour
  • Tour is offered daily - March - November
  • Tour times offered at 10:00am and 3:00pm
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes and casual clothing
  • Meeting point location: Piazza Repubblicca - more details provided upon booking
  • Children Policy: Families with children are welcome to join the tour! We have all the options for bikers any age as well as families
  • For younger children (0-5 years of age) we provide child seats for free.                                                                                                  
  • We can accommodate children 6-8 years of age on child seats or bike trailers.
  • Children over 12 years of age can bike on their individual bike. 
     

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 2.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Bicycling in Florence is truly a unique tour...the perfect introduction to the city center!

     

  • Note

    Perfect tour for first-time visitors to Florence!

  • Pricing & Booking

    $48.00 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. 

    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 48.00 per person

Type of Service: 1 Hour with David - Accademia Gallery Tour - small group walking tour

Duration: 1.5 hours

An exclusive cultural experience: easy, hassle-free priority entrance to Florence's Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo's awe-inspiring David! 
Admired and acclaimed by experts and travelers worldwide. This amazing sculpture is not only one of the greatest works of art ever, it is also an icon of the Renaissance, one of the most revolutionary artistic periods of all times. 
Carved from a single block of far-from-perfect Carrara marble when Michelangelo was only in his twenties the sculpture is truly impressive. Enjoy the chance to learn about this sculpture and much more from your experienced professional guide! 

The massive statue - over 5.17 meters (17 ft) tall - represents the biblical David who killed Goliath with a stone from a slingshot. You will note how perfectly it depicts the young hero's limbs, muscles, veins, and find out that when it was finished, in 1504, it was placed at the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio to be admired by the people as an inspiring symbol of the strength and independence of the Florentines. 
In addition to presenting the David your guide will explain how to appreciate Michelangelo's striking Prisoners and St. Matthew, as well as talk about many of the other remarkable works of art exhibited in the Accademia, including religious paintings, many with gold-background by major artists from the 13th to the 17th century, sculptures by 19th-century masters, and more.

Please note that entrance to the museum entails mandatory security check which may cause delays in access even with skip-the-line priority tickets.

Things to Know:

  • Meet the authentic Michelangelo's David under the guidance of an art-history-expert professional guide
  • Discover other Michelangelo's and other masterpieces in this world-renowned Florence museum
  • Tour is offered Tuesday - Sunday / Closed on Mondays
  • Tour begins at 1:00pm / Tour check-in at 12:45pm
  • Small group tour of 25 people or less
  • Skip the Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery
  • English speaking guide
  • Headsets when appropriate
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Meeting point location: Piazza Repubblicca - more details provided upon booking

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Highlights

    Get Skip the Line Access to the Accademia  - Meet the Michelangelo's David, the most important and loved statue made by Michelangelo and his Masterpiece!

     

  • Note

    Perfect tour for first-time visitors to Florence!

  • Pricing & Booking

    $58.00 per person with skip the line tickets/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. 

    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 58.00 per person

Duration: 12 hours

Type Of Service: VIP Small-Group Cinque Terre Discovery & Vineyards Escapes Tour with Seafood Lunch

There is nothing better than the VIP Cinque Terre Discovery & Vineyards Escapes to explore a real Italian coastal paradise with the exclusivity of a small-group tour. This is the most complete experience and the only one-day tour to Cinque Terre that will allow you to discover the beauty of the villages while breathing the true relaxed essence of this paradise. A small-group adventure. The personalized attention of a knowledgeable guide. Exclusive escapes from the crowds that will reveal hidden, no touristy, gems. Relaxed savoring of two of the treasures of this region: its cuisine made of ancient traditional recipes and its local unique wines.

Departure from meeting point in the morning, transfer to the North West Riviera with a comfortable air-conditioned minivan.
During the day the guide will introduce guests to this spectacular corner of Italy, famous for its panorama, its wine, its food, beautiful sea and hiking opportunities.
Our comprehensive exploration will include the visit of some of the most beautiful villages and landscapes of Cinque Terre National Park (a world-heritage protected by UNESCO since 1997) which are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, the villages clinging to a remote stretch of the Riviera coastline. You will enjoy the five-mile-long rocky coast lined by thousands of dry walls built on terraces cultivated with vineyards, and the small medieval fishing villages built on rock… add to this the incredible color of the sea and the sky, and you may understand what paradise the Cinque Terre really is. Enjoy the most astonishing views either from land and sea, as we stroll along the national park by boat, train, and walking/hiking on the fabulous trails on the cliff (including famous Via dell’Amore - see notes -) in a perfect mix for a memorable experience.
A delicious full lunch with wine tasting in a typical restaurant on the sea is included, thus you will be able to enjoy incredible fresh seafood cooked the Ligurian way, accompanied by some great white wines typical of this region.

An amazing boat ride (weather and sea conditions permitting) will be an additional memorable perspective on the Riviera, to take back home with you the most incredible pictures of this day.
This experience is a unique opportunity to explore Cinque Terre in a day, also enjoying a few enchanting escapes from the crowds of the villages. You will have the chance to admire the astonishing coastal panorama from a high vantage point, with a very light hike on an almost levelled trail through seaside vineyards. Natural amphitheaters of luxuriant vineyards will disclose to your eyes and senses, facing the sea and the open horizon, and you will learn about the unique peculiarities of grape harvesting (that often include incredible steep mono-rails through the vineyards) and wine production of this region.
Get the best out of a day out, join this small group adventure!

Things to Know:

  • Small group tour with 16 people or less
  • Round-trip transportation from Florence in A/C luxury minivan
  • Visit this UNESCO World-Heritage Italian coastal paradise
  • Discover the most beautiful villages of Cinque Terre
  • Enjoy some relaxed escapes from the crowds, through luxuriant panoramic seaside vineyards – light hiking
  • Savor a delicious lunch with seafood and wine tasting in a typical restaurant
  • Magnificent views of the coast on a light hiking trail through vineyards
  • An amazing boat trip to take the most beautiful pictures of Cinque Terre from the sea
  • Tour departs at 8:00am / Tour check-in at by 7:45am
  • Tour offered 7 days @ week to peak season
  • Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
  • Meeting point location: -Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - more details upon booking

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Liguria
  • City Cinque Terre
  • Duration 12 Hours
  • Highlights

    There is nothing better than the VIP Cinque Terre Discovery & Vineyards Escapes to explore this Italian coastal paradise with the exclusivity of a small-group tour. A Cinque Terre day tour from Florence with a delicious seafood lunch and wine tastings.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $260.00 per person to include round-trip transportation.  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 $260 per person
Published in Cinque Terre

Duration: 13.5 hours

Type Of Service: Cinque Terre and Portovenere from Milan - small group tour

Leave the City for The Coast - Let us take you on an incredible journey to experience some of Italy's most breath-taking scenery for yourself. Pack your day with an authentic taste of the Italian Riviera, where small maritime villages huddle near the sea and cling to the rocks in unbroken harmony with nature. It is no wonder why this area's history and traditions have been awarded the status of World Heritage Site by UNESCO and inspired artists, writers, and visitors to absorb its delightful atmosphere.

Begin your day aboard a private coach for a transfer from Milan to La Spezia, throughout the journey your expert guide will fill you in on interesting facts and stories about the region of Lombardy to Liguria as you pass by. Leaving the busy city of Milan behind for the day, you will learn how the rocky Ligurian coast was settled over the centuries due to the hard work of its inhabitants.

Ferry to the Famous Dorian Castle - Cruise across the 'Gulf of Poets' by ferry to the enchanting seaside town of Portovenere, famous for its tall pastel-colored houses and evocative views from the ruins of Doria Castle, where you will have free time to explore. See why this impressive landscape was so admired by Petrarch, Shelley, Byron, and Montale whose musings immortalized it and be sure to try the regional specialty – pesto –this is where it was first created!

Cruise the Cinque Terre - From here you will embark on a mesmerizing cruise up the coastline to the Cinque Terre, where the landscape is dominated by dramatic green hills that plummet into crystalline waters. After you’ve had time to explore it’s time to embark on a cruise up the coastline to the Cinque Terre, where the landscape is dominated by dramatic green hills that plummet into crystalline waters. As the last signs of civilization begin to fade away you will begin to spot the vivid colors of the little towns overlooking the seashore: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, the latter of which is our second stop.

Enjoy Some Free Time - Take some time to yourself, try some of the local flavors on offer, like mussels with Cinque Terre DOC white wine, or explore the towns picturesque little streets and alleys. There is also an optional hike to the Capuchin Monastery on a summit that stands over beautiful rooftops, terraced vineyards, and the sea. Beach lovers will want to make sure to bring their swimsuit, as the sand and emerald water will beckon.

When you think you've seen all of the possible beauty, you'll hop on the boat for our last tour in Manarola, which is considered the oldest of the five lands, famous for its picture-perfect, colorful houses. Once again, you'll be able to discover the area on your own and even one final aperitivo to bid farewell to this extraordinary place.

Sites Visited

  • Poets’ Gulf
  • Portovenere
  • Monterosso
  • Manarola

Things to Know:

  • Round-trip transport from Milan in a comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Public boat tickets
  • Free time in Portovenere, Monterosso, Manarola
  • 2 hours boat cruise 
  • 45 mins optional light hike with tour leader
  • Groups of 25 people or fewer.
  • Expert local guide
  • Audio headsets when appropriate
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Tour is offered April - October
  • Tour is offered on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Tour Time:  departs at 7:30am / Check-in between 7:00am - 7:15am
  • Meeting Point Location:  Milan Garibaldi Train Station - more details given upon booking

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Liguria
  • City ManarolaVernazzaCornigliaRiomaggiorePortovenere
  • Duration 13.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    See the best of the Cinque Terre's amazing sea-side towns, as well as visit Portovenere, all in a single day trip from Florence.  Admire the Gulf of Poets and Cinque Terre on a short cruise up the coast, then explore them on foot on your way back down.  Follow your guide on an optional light hike allowing you to truly appreciate the natural beauty of Cinque Terre, or spend your free time tasting pesto or shopping.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $180.00 per person to include round-trip transportation.  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 $180 per person
Published in Milan/Naples

Duration: 9:00am – 5:00pm (8 hours)

This excursion to Pisa and Lucca will depart from your Florence hotel.  A private driver will pick you up at your hotel. Your driver will talk to you about our way of life, traditions, history about the places you’ll visit and will tell you what is worth to be visited in every place (I’m confused by this “what is worth to be visited in every place”). Pisa is famous for the leaning tower and is a 1- hour drive from Florence. We usually stop here for an hour or more to give you the opportunity to climb up the tower (reservation is recommended). After Pisa we’ll drive to Lucca, a 30-minute drive from Pisa. The driver will drop you off within the city walls, where upon departure he’ll swing back around to pick you up. Lucca is a nice place to visit walking.  The other places of interest are not far one another. Your driver will tell you where the best places to visit are in the city and, at the end, will drive you back to your accommodations in Florence. This is a private tour. What does it mean? It means that you’ll be able to do different things like spend more time in one of the two locations or visit somewhere else close by. This is something that you’ll be able to consider together with your driver. He will also suggest the best restaurants to have lunch. Your driver will be as flexible as possible to make this the best tour for you.

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 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. It 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 and Lucca
  • Private Tour - Minimum of 2 and Maximum of 7 (other group sizes inquire)
  • Florence Hotel pickup in Center City at 8:45am 
  • Tour offered daily - year round
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

Note: We will provide a Chauffer to drive you throughout the day.

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Pisa & Lucca Daytrip from Florence
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    Explore the towns of Pisa and Lucca on a day trip departing from Florence. Head to Pisa first, admiring the impressive square of Piazza dei Miracoli as your local driver/guide discusses the historic buildings around you. See the Baptistery, the Duomo and the city’s most iconic attraction, the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Afterward, journey to Lucca for a walking tour of the Cathedral and Piazza dell 'Anfiteatro. Top off the day with a gelato or a slice of Lucca’s signature cake before traveling back to Florence.

  • Note

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

  • Pricing & Booking

    Rates Starting at 2 people - $286.00 per person, 3 people $191.00 per person, 4 people $143.00 per person, 5 people $115.00 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. 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 Rate is based on number of people in party
Published in Other Cities

Duration: Six hours

Type of Service: Best of Florence with Uffizi Gallery, Statue of David and Florence Cathedral

Duration: 6 hours

Discover the magic of Florence in a single day on our Best of Florence and Uffizi Gallery Tour, visiting all of the famous sights and skipping the long lines - from the marvel of David at the Accademia to Botticelli’s masterpieces in the Uffizi, the complex beauty of the Duomo to architectural gems hidden in Florence's city center.

Your morning begins with the Best of Florence tour – a comprehensive walking tour visiting the most famous sights in Florence’s city center such as the “Porcellino”, Ponte Vecchio and the Leather Market – including a guided visit inside the imposing Duomo. You’ll enjoy our Skip the Line entrance to the Accademia Gallery, where Michelangelo’s unfinished statues “the Slaves” and his magnificent 17-foot marble masterpiece, David await us.

After a break in which you will be free to relax and enjoy lunch at a restaurant of your choosing or a place your guide would be happy to recommend, your afternoon Skip the Line tour at the Uffizi Gallery begins.

Here you’ll have the chance to behold in person the immediately recognizable works of Botticelli -- “Birth of Venus” and “Primavera”. The Uffizi contains signature works of the Italian masters, including Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Listen as your expert English-speaking guide recounts fascinating stories about the lives of the artists, celebrated architects, and wealthy patrons that contributed to the Gallery. This very special visit concludes atop the Uffizi Gallery with a lovely view of Florence's city center from the rooftop terrace.

Sites Visited:

  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Accademia Gallery
  • the 'Duomo' (Santa Maria del Fiore)
  • Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Vecchio
  • The Leather Market and "il porcellino"
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Orsanmichele

Things to Know:

  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Skip the Line Entrance to Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery.
  • Ticket and reservation fees for the Accademia Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery
  • Visit Florence Cathedral (the 'Duomo')
  • English speaking guide
  • Break between Best of Florence and Uffizi tours
  • Headsets when appropriate
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Meeting point location: Piazza San Marco (more details provided upon booking)
  • Tour is offered Tuesday – Sunday /Closed on Mondays
  • Tour times: 8:30am, 9:00am and 1:30pm
  • Bring your voucher to check in

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 6 Hours
  • Highlights

    Get Skip the Line Access to the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia (home to Michelangelo’s David), as well as enter the majestic Florence Cathedral. You’ll have time to enjoy Florence's most celebrated sights and attractions with an expert guide and carefully crafted itinerary.

     

  • Note

    Perfect tour for first-time visitors to Florence!

  • Pricing & Booking

    $120.00 per person with skip the line tickets/registration fees. Please inquire 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 120.00 per person

Duration: 3 hours

Type of Service: Pizza & Gelato Making Cooking Class - group class located in center city of Florence

Join us for this unique cooking class in Florence and learn to make pizza from the master chefs, called pizzaiolo. The techniques will teach you how to prepare the most tender pizza dough and the most delicious pizza tomato sauce. You will be able to take these lessons with you, cooking pizza like an Italian right at home. The chefs will show you how to add ingredients and bake your pizza, and best of all, you will be able to eat it at the end. This is truly one of the best things to do in Florence and beyond pizza, the chefs will also introduce you into the culture of Italian gelato. See why this is considered among the best ice-cream in the world and learn the secrets of the most delicious gelato from professional chefs. We offer you the best Florence experience for families, immersing into the traditional cuisine and culture of Italy, discovering more about two of the best Italian specialties.

Things to Know:

  • Make your own Italian pizza and gelato in this Florence cooking class
  • Sample a variety of different pizzas and gelato flavors
  • Learn tips and traditional Italian culinary methods from a professional chef
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils – hands-on experience
  • All ingredients for your pizza and gelato
  • Dinner with Wine Tastings (soft drinks for children)
  • Graduation Certificate Booklet with recipes
  • A small amount of walking is involved (12-minute walk from check-in location to cooking class)
  • Class size is limited to 25 people or less
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Classes available: 7 days a week based on availability / March - October
  • Tour is offered Monday - Saturday
  • Class times: 3:00pm and 6:00pm
  • Meeting Point Location:  Center City of Florence - Piazza della Repubblica - more details and map provided upon booking

Additional Info

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

    Learn to make Pizza and Gelato just like the Italians do - a great family experience!

     
  • Pricing & Booking

    $74.00 per person - 13 years to adult / $37.00 per youth - 6- 12 years

    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 $74.00 per person/ $37.00 for youth 6-12 years old

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