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Duration: 4.5 - 5 hours

Type of Service: Truffle Hunt with Lunch and Wine Tasting

Visit a unique Winery located outside the medieval town of San Gimignano, in the province of Siena. The Giachi Family has been producing wines since 1720. You will spend an amazing time as your host teaches you to taste all the wines produced at this estate and hunt for truffles with dogs who are trained to seek black and white truffles.

Located at the entrance of the Valley of Chianti, in Tuscany and about 45 minutes from Florence. This winery, is a place of relaxation and fun with food and wine, is the ideal place to enjoy wonderful wines and Italian specialties. A most precious delicacy of the region is the exquisite, world famous black and white Truffles. You will partake in a truffle hunt with dogs for 60 minutes and then enjoy a Tuscan lunch that includes: Appetizers: Tuscan salami and cheeses, Bruschetta (Bread with Olive Oil), and snack. First Course: Truffle lasagna with meat sauce; Second Course: Roasted meat with potatoes and vegetables; Dessert: Cantuccini with Dessert Wine and the tasting of over 12 wines.

Things to Know:

  • You will enjoy a truly authentic "truffle hunting", accompanied by an expert truffle hunter with dogs, through the flat Tuscan woods
  • In the private truffle land in Tenuta Torciano, you will find precious white and black truffles
  • Learn to identify the different species of trees and the ideal habitat for the growth of truffles
  • Enjoy a 4-course lunch with dessert and wine tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Florence Hotel
  • Luxury Vehicle with English-speaking driver/guide
  • Tour offered Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday(March - November)
  • Tour begins with hotel pickup at 9:30am
  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking or tennis shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 4.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Enjoy a private one-hour Truffle hunt with a professional guide that will teach you the technical information about white and black truffles, followed by an authentic lunch and wine tasting at a wine estate.

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    The tour includes round trip transportation from Florence with an English-speaking driver, truffle hunting with trained dogs, wine tasting fees and lunch is $300 per person. 

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

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

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

  • Price 310.00 per person

Duration:  6 Hours

Type of Service: Chianti Tour from Florence with Wine Tasting and Lunch in the Tuscan Countryside with visits to the towns of Greve and Panzano - private tour

Located about 35 km south of Florence, well off the main roads, Greve in Chianti is considered by many as the gateway to the Chianti wine region and boasts an attractive, triangular-shaped piazza that has been a marketplace since the Middle Ages. The Falorni family owns the town's three main tourist attractions: the Museo del Vino, a huge cellar where you can sample and buy wine and the oldest butcher shop in Italy. Here you will sample a glass of wine, meats, and cheeses in the outdoor piazza. After the wine and food tasting, you will have time to explore the shops in the main square. (If you happen to be around Greve the first or second week of September, don't miss its yearly wine fair, during which a variety of wines, cheeses, and other local products are available for tasting and purchase).

The next stop on this Tuscan Countryside tour and just a 15-minutes drive from Greve is the hamlet of Panzano in Chianti, best known for its 12th-century castle that played a crucial role in defending the Florentine Republic during the battles between Florence and Siena. The town is very pretty and quiet, one of those places where you can really soak up the atmosphere of times gone by. You will visit a popular butcher shop - Antica Macelleria Cecchini (a butcher shop + restaurant famous for its Florentine T-bone steak): Dario Cecchini – the hilarious owner offers you witty conversations, wine, and salami when you enter his shop.

The final stop on this amazing tour is a small winery/farm where you will discover the famous Chianti wines and the fine products as extra virgin olive oil, honey, and balsamic vinegar.  The private wine tour takes 1 hour and you will see the old winery, rich of finest wines as Super Tuscans and Dincanto, produced in a limited edition, then you will go to the nearby Acetaia, fully aged balsamic vinegar.

The Tuscany wine tasting tour includes lunch with one of its famous fresh dishes such lasagne, pappardelle, tagliatelle or the typical ravioli of Maremma, stuffed with fresh ricotta and herbs, as well as potato gnocchi seasoned with traditional sauces. And different varieties of honey, cheese, and salami accompanied by excellent Chianti Classico wines and dessert.

After lunch, enjoy a relaxing car ride back to Florence as your English-speaking tour guide shares great conversations with you and answers any questions you might have on your drive.

Things to Know

  • Day trip from Florence to the beautiful Chianti wine region
  • Shop and stroll in the charming medieval village of Greve
  • Visit two wineries to learn about traditional production methods and taste varietals like Chianti Classico
  • Tour the wine cellars with an expert guide
  • Savor a fresh lunch of authentic Tuscan specialties
  • This is one of the best red wine production areas in the world and this is a very flexible and relaxed tour.
  • Private tour with English-speaking driver and tour guide in luxury vehicle
  • Visit a famous butcher shop in Panzano
  • This day trip from Florence includes plenty of wine tasting plus a lunch at a Tuscan farm
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off from Florence Hotel
  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking or tennis shoes
  • Tour operates daily from late March - October
  • Tour begins at 9:30 am
  • Private tour operates with a minimum of 3 people


Additional Info

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

    Enjoy a true taste of Tuscany as you wine and dine on this 6-hour private food and wine experience from Florence in a luxury vehicle.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this private tour with an English-speaking driver, English-speaking tour guide, tasting fees, lunch and private transportation in a luxury vehicle is $372.00 per person. 

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

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

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

  • Price 372.00 per person

 Duration:  Private Tour - 2.5 hours / Small Group Tour - 1.5 hours

Type Of Service: Uffizi Gallery Tour - private tours and small group tours available

Located along the Arno River, the Uffizi Gallery is one of the most visited museums in the world, as well as one of the oldest. People from all over the world come to visit Florence and Tuscany to enter the Uffizi and see with their own eyes some of the most famous works of art and masterpieces that have marked mankind’s artistic innovation through the centuries. As you make your way through the Uffizi, you will see countless masterpieces created by some of the most creative minds to walk the earth. Imagine turning a corner and there, just feet in front of you, an original Michelangelo or finding yourself in a room filled with only masterpieces done by the young Leonardo da Vinci. Those are just the tip of the iceberg, there are much more hidden treasures throughout the Uffizi just waiting to be found. 

Your day will start with an English-speaking guide out in front of the Uffizi Gallery. From there you will then enter the Uffizi with your English-speaking guide and receive a complete and in-depth look at some of the most beautiful pieces the world has ever seen. Since this is a private tour, the guide will move at your pace. If weather permits, you can enjoy an aperitivo on the roof, overlooking the gorgeous Piazza Signoria and the Old Palace (Palazzo Vecchio). Spending as much or as little time as you like on particular pieces or galleries. 

Things to Know:

  • See the very best of the Uffizi Gallery with an expert, an English-speaking guide on hand to tell the true stories behind some of the Renaissance's most important artworks.
  • Explore one of the oldest and most famous art museums in the world! Seated in the historic center of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery has preserved a world-renowned collection of paintings and sculptures for centuries.
  • For Private Tours, client can select time and day - private tour with skip the line access to the gallery
  • Private Tours offered are on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Private Tours time frame is 2.5-hours and the cost of Private Tour is $150.00 per person
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  • Small group tours are offered on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Small Group Tours times are 1:30 pm (1330) and 4:30 pm (1630)
  • Small Group Tour time frame is 1.5 hours
  • Cost of Small Group Tour is $64.00 per person
  • Small group tours are for 20 people or fewer/ headphones are available

Additional Info

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

    Calling all art lovers! The Uffizi Gallery holds some of the world's most treasured pieces of art, from Leonardo Da VinciMichelangelo to Raphael and Caravaggio!  Private and small group tours available.

  • Note

  • Detailed Itinerary

    The Uffizi was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de'Medici to house the Granducal Magistratures of Tuscany. The construction was later continued by Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti and completed in 1581. As the time passed, the top floor loggia became an exhibition of the imperial collection of ancient sculpture, artwork and artifacts.

    Over the years, more sections of the palace were recruited to exhibit paintings and sculpture collected or commissioned by the Medici. According to Vasari, who was not only the architect of the Uffizi but also the author of Lives of the Artists, published in 1550 and 1568, artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo gathered at the Uffizi "for beauty, for work and for recreation”.

    In 1565, on the occasion of the marriage of his son Francesco to Giovanna d'Austria, Cosimo I asked Vasari to design a raised passageway connecting Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti, the new residence of the family. The passage starts from the government palace, Palazzo Vecchio, goes through the Uffizi, then runs parallel to the river above a portico and crosses over the Ponte Vecchio. The Corridor continues through the facade of the church of Santa Felicita to reach the Boboli Gardens.

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  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $150.00 per person.

    Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

    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 $150 Per Person for private tour / $64.00 per person for small group tour
Friday, 04 December 2015 19:08

Wine Tastings

We partner with incredible wineries in every region in Italy. Enjoy excursions from Florence to the countryside, where our private chauffeurs will whisk you away through the rolling hills to a breathtaking winery with a panoramic view. There enjoy 5 premiums reds, the owner himself will walk you through their process while his wife will cook you homemade pasta. Or, enjoy a crisp bottle of prosecco in a castle a little north of Venice. If you prefer the south, perhaps a bottle of Grillo on the side of Mt. Etna? That’s just the tip of the ice burg, the options are limitless.

Published in General Pages
Thursday, 12 November 2015 19:26

Regions in Italy

So you’ve decided you are GOING TO ITALY! How Exciting! Many people dream of visiting Italy and experiencing la bella vita, and while you certainly can’t avoid it anywhere in the country, there are some things to think about before you take off that will make your time that much more enjoyable.

First, Italy is a large, and very diverse country. Traveling across regions is almost like traveling across countries themselves. The Italian people are very attached to their City, Region, and Country, in that order, so be sure to talk to locals wherever you go to get to know the intricacies of the very different regions of Italy.

Planning your trip’s itinerary won’t be easy since there is SO much to see and do, but a little background on the country’s layout is helpful when decided what it is you want to get out of your time: are you looking for sports? history? art? food? beaches? mountains? fashion? design? Italy has it all, but some places have it better than others!

Italy can best be divided into three geographical areas: north, middle and south, although again across those areas culture, food and tradition varies greatly.

 

Northern Italy: Alta Italia

Northern Italy is made up of the Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and Trentino Alto-Adige. It boasts such famous cities as Milan, Venice, Turin, Genoa and Bologna. The weather is cooler than the rest of the country due to the northern location and proximity to the Apennines and Alps. This area is traditionally the more wealthy part of Italy, and houses most of the country’s industry. Cities like Milan and Venice can be slightly more expensive than some cities in the central or southern parts of Italy. However, public transportation and tourism services are much more developed and functional than in other parts of the country!

The major airport for the northern region is Milan’s Linate International Airport. There are many other airports in the region however, including Bologna, Venice and Genoa, so do some price comparisons before booking your ticket. The climate in this region varies considerably, both depending on time of year and location. Venice gets extremely hot in the summer, while Turin and the Lake District (Cuomo) stay much cooler and tend to be flocked by Italians trying to beat the heat during the summer months. The Italian Alps begin their ski season as early as November in some places.

Northern Italy has many attractions and offers activities for everyone. Those who enjoy sport and the outdoors may want to visit the lakes for water sports, or go hiking in the Italian Dolomites. Everyone should see Venice at least for a day while they still can! Milan is great for anyone interested in design or fashion, and also has a wide selection of galleries and museums for those interested in both Renaissance and contemporary art. One can also visit the Italian Riviera for some great beaches.

The cuisine of this region is also quite variable, but generally tends to be no the heavier side of some of the traditional Italian specialties we normally think of. This is where Italians eat risotto with saffron, polenta, LOTS of parmigiano reggiano (from the Emilia Romagna province – an area that all foodies must visit), heavy meat dishes and stews, etc. Closer north near the Austrian border we see a lot of Austrian or Slovenian influence in the cuisine, as well as the wines. Prosecco is from the Veneto, and Gewürztraminer is from Trentino Alto-Adige. Think lots of nice white wines, and a LOT of grappa!

 

Central Italy: Tuscany and Rome

Central Italy is made up of the regions Lazio, Marche, Tuscany and Umbria. Geographically it also contains Abruzzo and Molise, but they are traditional grouped with Southern Italy due to cultural similiarities. This is where the rolling hills of Unbria and Tuscany call to mind Napa Valley. This is wine country. Central Italy is home to cities like Florence, Siena, Perugia, and of course Roma. Still quite wealthy, but more varied wealth across regions, central Italy is also extremely easy to explore via bus or train, so you can visit some little hill towns in the Val D’Orcia, or take a train and ride up and down the coast. This section of Italy is full of tiny medieval towns, and if you do your research ahead of time, you could get to participate in one of their on-going traditional medieval festivals!

Rome and Florence both have international airports, as does Pisa. Flying into Bologna is also an easy way to get to Florence as they are connected via both fast and regional trains. The weather in the region is quite temperate, with clearly distinct seasons similar to the weather on the mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S. The winters are cold, and although snow is uncommon it is not unheard of. The summers get quite hot, going up to one hundred degrees, and the air tends to be humid, especially inland.

Florence and Rome are the dominating destinations in Central Italy, and rightfully so. Rome as the capital and Florence as the birthplace of the Renaissance are not to be missed if possible. I would argue each city really deserves its own trip to truly get the most out of what they have to offer. Rome is a massive metropolitan center, filled with tourists all year round. The Vatican is a major destination, its museums housing some of the most beautiful and famous Renaissance artwork, as well as the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. The City of Rome of course has many ancient Roman ruins that would excite anyone remotely interested in human history: the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the Catacombs, just to name a few. Florence on the other hand is the must-visit for anyone interested in Renaissance art or history, and is also a good base to explore some of the smaller towns in the region that will have you thinking of Under the Tuscan Sun. The Chianti region is full of tiny gems to visit and have an amazing meal at, as is the area between Siena and Rome. You’ll have to get to know the regional bus lines though!

Again, each region has its own traditional cuisine, but Central Italy has some of the healthiest, heartiest, what traditionally would have been peasant food but has now been elevated to an incredible level of International renown. Bistecca alla Fiorentina can only be truly enjoyed in Tuscany, just as Rome is the place to eat Saltimbocca or Osso Buco. Siena is famous for its sweets, traditionally eaten at Christmastime, and the Umbrian town of Norcia, in the Appennine foothills is where the best black truffles can be found, as well as some of the best pork products like prosciutto and salame. The hills are home to wild boar, which is cooked into many traditional stews or sauces. This is also wine country, so look out for Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Vernaccia di San Gimignano. I could write a whole article about Tuscan cuisine, and I probably will, so check our blog frequently!

 

Southern Italy: Untouched

Southern Italy is where many Italian Americans origins are. It is the poorest part of the country, and encompasses the “foot” part of the boot of Italy, as well as the island of Sicily and some other Islands off the coast of Naples. It is made up of the regions of Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Molise and Sicily. Due to traditional poverty and well-known corruption, transportation to many less-frequented yet extremely beautiful areas is difficult without a car of your own. The trains are regional and buses connecting cities are infrequent. We’ll talk more about renting cars in Italy later, but this may be the area to do so if you are up for the challenge!

The nearest major international airport is Rome, but there are two smaller airports on the east coast: Bari and Brindisi, both in Apulia. Naples has an international airport, and the island of Sicily may be reached via Palermo in the north or Catania in the south. The climate in the South is Mediterranean, so again variable across seasons but markedly warmer than the north or center of the country. The area is frequently overlooked as a tourist destination, so it is a nice respite from the throngs of Florence or Venice if you have the chance to visit. The beaches are spectacular, overlooking truly crystalline water. On clear days you can even see Africa from certain points along the coast.

While Sorrento, the Amalfi coast and the island of Capri are all beautiful places to visit, they are also the most famous tourist destinations in this area. If you are looking for beautiful vistas and country club style and treatment, these resort towns are a perfect place to pamper yourself or take a boat out. If you are more on the adventurous side, continue south and explore the towns of Calabria, famous for its spicy peppers and warm inhabitants. From Naples you can climb Mount Vesuvius and eat a traditional Neapolitan pizza. Matera, in the Basilicata region, is slated to be the European Capitol of Culture in 2019, and boasts what are thought to be among the first ever human settlements in Italy carved out of the rocks that make up its ancient city center. Those interested in architecture will enjoy the cities along the southern coast of Sicily, where due to volcanic and seismic damage, many buildings were rebuilt in a new Sicilian Baroque style.

Southern Italian cuisine is what most Americans think of as Italian cuisine: eggplant parmigiana, pizza, calzone, spaghetti, maccheroni, and the list goes on. The region is big on short, dry pasta, as opposed to the soft egg pastas of the northern, wealthier regions. Mozzarella is from this area, as is ricotta, made light and fresh. San Marzano tomatoes are grown in the volcanic soil under mount Vesuvius, and are used ubiquitously. Many of the dishes served in the south have Italian-American counterparts due to generations of Italians emigrating to the US from these regions due to extreme poverty. This part of Italy also of course produces much of its own wine, but the wine tends to be drunk young and domestically, rather than bring preserved and shipped. So come here if you are okay with some chilled red table wine or a beer with your pizza!

This has just been an EXTREMELY brief overview of what you might expect as you plan your trip to Italy. Every part of the country has its own secrets, cuisines, and traditions, but if you can’t move there, these generalized descriptions should help you tailor where you want to start and end your visit to the big boot. Once you determine your itinerary, be sure to check seasonal weather charts so you can pack accordingly to where you will be visiting. Read on for more about the items that you will need to bring with you to get the most out of your Italian vacation!

Published in Tips & Tricks

Duration: Three hours (1-hour boat ride and 2-hour walking tour)

Type of Service: Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto on the Arno River

Experience by boat the “Cradle of the Renaissance” on the river Arno, passing under bridges and drifting along the water. 

We recommend this tour right before dinner for the perfect setting. See Florence from a different point of view and come on board this “Florentine Gondola” powered by a “renaiolo” with their single long paddle.  Hop aboard your boat and enjoy a 1-hour cruise down the scenic Arno River. Translating to ‘little boat’ in Italian, the barchetto was used centuries ago to transport building materials down the river for Florence’s city walls. As you journey across the water, learn the stories behind the architecture and grand palaces that you pass. Cruise under the Ponte Vecchio and get a riverside view of the Uffizi Gallery. You will hear about the secret passageway of the Vasari Corridor, connecting the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti so that members of the Medici family could travel stealthily through the city. You’ll also pass the brilliant Baroque design of the Corsini Palace and the Santa Trinita Bridge.  Not many visitors to Florence get the opportunity to cross under the unique Ponte Vecchio bridge, widely known as the symbol of Florence.

After the Boat Ride on the Arno River, we will tour the main squares to see the city. Enrich yourself in the architecture, history, and culture of the city with our local guide to create an unforgettable experience.

Things to know:

  • Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet up with your guide.
  • Travel through the bustling Piazza della Signoria, home to the impressive Palazzo Vecchio, and see the exterior of the Uffizi Gallery before approaching the Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s historic bridge
  • 1-hour Florence boat ride aboard a traditional barchetto, one of only four originals still operating in Florence
  • Cruise down the Arno and pass under the Ponte Vecchio 
  • Pass beautiful Florence attractions like the Uffizi Gallery and the Corsini Palace
  • Narration by tour guide on boat
  • Boat Tour is offered 7 days a week and must be booked 10 days in  advance
  • Boat Tour times are at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm
  • Private Tour Walking Tour / Semi-Private Boat Tour
  • Meeting Location - The guide will meet you at your Florence hotel or central location

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration One hour boat ride and two hour walking tour
  • Highlights

    One hour Florence boat ride aboard a traditional barchetto, one of only four originals still operating in Florence and a two hour guided walking tour that takes in the most important monuments of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    $155 USD per person with a minimum of two. Group discounts available for four or more.

    GROUP SIZEDISCOUNT %$ DISCOUNTFINAL PRICE
    03 - 04 20.00 % $ 24.40 $ 97.60
    05 - 06 30.00 % $ 36.60 $ 85.40
    07 - 08 40.00 % $ 48.80 $ 73.20

    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 $155 per person
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 19:47

Gavi

My friend and I vacationed in Italy for a week and visited Venice, Florence, Rome, and Pompeii with the help of Hali at L&B Italian Tours.

Her planning and knowledge of the touristy and not so touristy attractions was exceptional. Hali recommended visiting the Grand Bazaar, which we found rather easily to navigate to with the rail system leaving directly from the airport.

Once we arrived in Italy, she suggested various restaurants and some main attractions. Additionally, she was great help on
finding the best deals for connecting trains between the cities, quality places to stay though Air BnB, and booked us tours that included “skip the line” passes so that we could avoid long lines at major attractions like the Vatican and the Coliseum.

We found her overall knowledge of the cities, transportation and room and board to really give us an incredible trip abroad without breaking the bank!

Published in Testimonials
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 19:47

Jeff and Ali

Our excursion to Italy….In one word was “PERFECT”!

We had an amazing time visiting several places in Italy and Hali’s suggested itinerary and careful planning made for a great holiday without any drama!

Her knowledge and experience of connecting us with amazing tour guides, wonderful accommodations and orchestrating the travel between each city, was very well organized.

Hali listened to our long and complicated bucket list which included everything from art & history in Florence, biking in Lucca, getting to the top of the Tower of Pisa and hiking Cinco Terre, all while staying in beautiful accommodations and eating AMAZING food, and she was able to pull it all together without a hitch!

Thank you Hali for making our visit to Italy a very memorable experience!!!Grazie Mille !!!

Published in Testimonials
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 19:47

Missy & Mark

In May of 2014, my husband and I experienced the trip of a lifetime to Italy. L&B Italian Tours arranged the entire trip and we just showed up.

It was fantastic! We experienced fabulous food, scenery straight out of a storybook, and wine. Oh, the wine!

One of the best parts of the trip was our tour guide – Silvia. She showed us Florence, Greve, the beaches at Viareggio and various vineyards in the Tuscan and Chianti regions that we would never have found on our own.

The trip was first-class in every way and we can’t wait to return!

Published in Testimonials
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 19:47

Robert and Susan

Our L&B tour guide Silvia provided us a wonderfully unique walking tour of Florence. Her vast knowledge of the city and her fun, personable nature made our day an incredible experience.

Silvia knows the places to go, whether it is visiting the major sights, enjoying local foods, or shopping for quality Italian clothing, leather goods, or perfume. Our boat trip on the Arno River floating under the Ponte Vecchio at sunset created a magical addition to our already awesome day!Since we had been to Florence previously, we wanted to explore the city from the perspective of a local.

Silvia tailored the tour specific to our requests and provided us an outstanding experience that made the day uniquely different from any of our previous trips. Absolutely fantastic way to explore Florence!

Published in Testimonials
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