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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 $148.00 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 148.00 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 of 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
  • 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 introduced 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: Three Hours

Type of Service: Discover Florence Walking Tour - private tour

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

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

Things to know:

  • 3 hour central Florence walking tour, led by an expert local guide
  • Explore the San Lorenzo neighborhood and learn about the Medici family
  • See the Medici Chapels and the Basilica of San Lorenzo
  • Walk around the Duomo Complex
  • Stroll through Piazza della Signoria
  • Visit Florence Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’ Accademia) 
  • Skip the line tickets for Accademia Gallery - tickets must be bought 10 days in advance
  • Choose morning or afternoon tour time frame (3 hours)
  • Most Popular and Highly Rated tour
  • The Accademia Gallery is closed on Mondays, therefore the tour will visit an alternate museum 
  • Tour offered 7 days a week, based on availability / no tour dates available December 24 - January 2)
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
 

Additional Info

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

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

     

  • Note

    Perfect tour for first-time visitors to Florence!

  • Pricing & Booking

    $320.00 for 2 people and each additional guest at $50.00 not to exceed 8 guests for a 3-hour private guided tour with Skip the line tickets/registration fees for Accademia Gallery. Please inquiry at janetThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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

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

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

  • Price 320.00 for two people and $50 for each additional person not to exceed 8 guests

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 a 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: Three hours (morning or afternoon time)

Type of Service: Your Own Personal Shopping Tour in Florence

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

Things to Know:

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

Additional Info

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

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

  • Pricing & Booking

    The price for this three-hour personal shopping experience is $200.00 for the first person and $50.00 per each additional person not to exceed 6 guests.

    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 $200 for the first person, $50.00 each additional person not to exceed 6 guests

Duration: Three hours

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

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

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

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

Things to Know:

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

Additional Info

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

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

     

  • Pricing & Booking

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

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

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

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

  • Price Starting at $125 per person

Duration:  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

Duration: Evening Dinner, begins promptly at 7:20pm

Type of Service: Dinner Prepared by a Private Chef

Are your taste buds ready for an Authentic Italian Meal?  

Welcome to a Chef's Florentine Kitchen where you will have a Family Style Dinner in her home!  The words to describe an authentic dinner of Italian culinary tradition would be too few! The best dishes are chosen by the chef and cooked in a masterly way, not only the classic pasta but “sheets” handmade with the best flours, creamy risottos, meats and roasts, handmade seasonal vegetables and homemade ice cream!   Products of the land, aromas of the fields, juicy meats, wood-fired cooked bread, wines and cheeses, cabbage bruschetta and beans…welcome to Tuscany! Dishes may include meats such as rabbit, boar, pork, pheasant, quail, duck, partridge, pheasant, lamb or liver.  The chef will omit any undesired ingredients and accommodate food allergies if notified in advance.  Dinner is served at a communal table with no more than 8 guests.  A unique experience and a meal to remember filled with great food, good conversations, new friends and wine.

Things to Know:

  • Dinner with Chef available Monday - Saturday, based on availability/minimum of 4 guests and maximum of 10 guests
  • Check-in is at 7:10 pm and Dinner begins promptly at 7:20 pm and concludes at 9:00 pm
  • Authentic Italian Dinner prepared by a professional chef 
  • The Chef is an author of the book “From My Florentine Kitchen: Ten menus, more than 60 recipes: easy, savory and smart”.
  • Enjoy a multi-course meal prepared using fresh, organic ingredients available in the season and includes a glass of regional wine
  • Make new friends as you dine at a communal table with a small group of no more than 8
  • The dinner/kitchen is located on the 3rd floor (43 steps) and not wheelchair accessible
  • Casual Dress Attire
  • Please advise if there are any specific dietary, food allergies or vegetarian requirements at the time of booking
  • Dietary requirements like Lactose-Free and Gluten Free extra charge of 10%
  • The purchase of additional glasses of wine or to purchase a selected bottle of wine is available before and during dinner
  • Fun, relaxing, memorable evening with great food and good conversations
  • Chef's residence is located next to Boboli Gardens - Via Romana 41/43 RED IN FRONT OF STORE TUSCAN TASTE (Craft and Wine Store) taxi cab and walking directions are provided upon booking
  • Additional fee option - If you would like a private local tour guide to give you a walking tour/escort to and from your hotel to the Chef's Residence - this top-rated guide will meet you in front of your hotel or central location in Florence.  As you stroll to chef's residence, the guide will point out famous landmarks and share Florentine facts for best places to visit, eat and shop along the way.  After dinner, the guide will escort you back to the front entrance of your hotel. (40 euros paid directly to guide on the return trip back to the hotel)
  • Dinners are not held during the months of December, January & February - Chef travels aboard to the USA for cooking classes and demonstrations

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
  • Highlights

    Authentic Italian Dinner prepared in a Chef's Home.  A unique experience in Florence and a meal to remember.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Enjoy an amazing 3-hour multi-course dinner prepared by a personal chef for $70.00 per person. Please inquire to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for availability. 

    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 $70 per person

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 Siena
  • 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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Additional Info

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

    Walking across the River Arno brings you to one of Florence's favorite neighborhoods; Oltrarno.  Discover Palatine Gallery, Boboli Gardens, Piazza Santo Spirito, artisan workshops, and galleries.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The price for the private guided tour is $185 USD per person with skip the line access fees and registration fees for Palatine Gallery and Boboli Gardens. Discounted rates apply for larger groups.  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 $185 per person
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