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Duration:  9 Hours

Type of Service:  Tuscany Semi Private Day Tour with Wine and Cheese Tasting – small group tour

Revel in Tuscany’s wine country and hilltop towns on this Semi-Private (max 6/7 people, min 2 people per van) day trip from Florence. Traveling by luxury minivan with an expert driver-escort, explore the idyllic hill-towns of Montepulciano and Pienza, learn about Pecorino Cheese in a local dairy and taste this delicious local produce. In Pienza you will also have free time for lunch. To follow visit a selected winery in the Montalcino area, where you will taste the the famous Brunello di Montalcino wine

In a small group of 6/7 or less people, you will travel from Florence to the enchanting Val D’Orcia in Southern Tuscany.

First stop will be in Montepulciano, where you will have the time to wonder around this picturesque hilltown. Then you will be driven to a gorgeous rustic Organic Cheese Farm, just outside Pienza and overlooking the Valley and Pienza itself. Here during a tour of the farm and the dairy you’ll learn how the Pecorino cheese is made and aged and you’ll have the opportunity to taste it accompanied by a glass of wine.
Then the tour will continue to Pienza - a small town with a high artistic value. You will be given free time to wander around and here you will also have many lunch opportunities (lunch not included).
Next, we will visit a selected winery in Montalcino wine area, home to the famous Brunello di Montalcino wine. Enjoy a tour of the winery followed by a wine tasting of three different types of Brunello.

After a rewarding day in Val D’Orcia, we’ll make our way back to Florence where we will arrive at about 6 pm.

Things to Know

  • Tour is offered April – November on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Tour departs at 8:00am
  • Your Tuscany Day tour will start from directly outside the Cafe Paskowski in Piazza Repubblica – more details are given upon booking
  • Minimum of 2 people for guaranteed departures / Max 6-7 people per vehicle
  • The tour begins at 8am in Florence and finishes at 6pm in Florence
  • Mercedes Minivan and English speaking Driver-Escort
  • Pecorino Cheese Tasting at local dairy in Pienza
  • Brunello Wine Tasting in selected Winery in Montepulciano
  • The tour includes the cost of Cheese and Wine tastings
  • Free time for lunch in Pienza (lunch at client's expense)
  • 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
  • Wear casual clothing and tennis shoes

 

Additional Info

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

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

  • Pricing & Booking

    Cost is $314.00 per person, minimum of 2 people needed for this tour.  

    To book this tour, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Are you interested in a private tours, please contact us.

    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 314.00 per person

Duration: 3 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
  • 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

    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!

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

  • Pricing & Booking

    $320.00 for 2 people (Each additional guest at $50.00 not to exceed 8 guests for a 3-hour private guided tour with Skip the line access and tickets for the Accademia Gallery(Statue of David). 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.

    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

Duration: 8 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 at 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 $258.00 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 $258.00 Per Person

Duration: 3 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. 

    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:  Time Varies

Type Of Service: Luxury Helicopter Tours in Tuscany

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

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.  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 is 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

 Helicopter tours take off at several locations: Siena, San Gimignano and Florence.

 

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. 

    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
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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, 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 and 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. 

    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: 3 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 (grandmothers) and moms do every day in their kitchens for their family.  Choosing a class with us means escaping for a day to 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 and her grandmother were also born.
  • Her passion for the best locally sourced ingredients will allow you to 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 Monday through Friday - 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: 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. 

    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.  

    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

Duration: 2 hours 

Type of Service: Romantic Private Tour around the main monuments on a carriage in Florence

Florence is one of the best romantic destination in the world. This city has left many tourists entranced and enraptured by its splendid beauty. Florence not only has stunning ancient, architecture created by man, it also boasts of having one of the most scenic locales in the world. In order to experience the full beauty of a historically significant city like Florence within a day or so, there is nothing better than your romantic tour, to explore Florence in a different way.

Discover the historical city center of Florence in a different way - This 2-hour romantic private tour that you will be embarking on with us, will be like nothing you have ever experienced. The city of Florence has a romantic vibe with its quaint streets, pleasantly cool climate, picturesque sceneries and old world charm that reverberates from the ancient and splendid looking architectural structures.

It is not only easy to get lost among lanes of Florence but is a delight too as every nook and corner of the city feels relaxing, romantic and filled with beauty. Book this unique tour in the typical cobbled streets of Florence for those who love the convenience and comfort without sacrificing time in the busy city traffic. A tour that combines tradition and elegance in a vintage horse-drawn carriage!

You will be escorted by a professional and private guide to walk through the stunning streets of Piazza SS. Annunziata to the Cathedral, following which a nice little carriage will carry you and your partner from Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Signoria. Your guide will enlighten you about the various works of Dante.
This romantic private tour by carriage is ideal for romantic moments full of excitement.

Learn more about Florentine romantic stories - during the tour, your private and professional guide will tell you stories about the main characters who lived in Florence in the past, focusing on love stories: you will know the romantic side of Florence, discovering one of the most fascinating cities in the world in a different way, differently from usual touristic itineraries.
Enjoy this unique tour through the narrow streets of the city center and along the romantic riverside, passing by major sights such as the Cathedral, Piazza Signoria, and Santa Croce. Enjoy it as you ride through the historic center, admiring Florence from a very special point of view. An experience to remember.

Things to Know:

  • Tour offered daily based on availability/morning and afternoon times available
  • Tour times are at 9:00am 10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Hotel Pick up by Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride and Tour Guide
  • As you travel around the historic sites, learn interesting facts and anecdotes about this Renaissance city from your guide
  • The tour will take you through some of the most fascinating streets in the world as you view them comfortably seated in your carriage
  • All you need to do is sit back and enjoy this 30 minute carriage ride /part walking tour
  • You are suggested to wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes and sunglasses

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Highlights

    Discover the Renaissance city by horse-drawn carriage plus a walking tour. A fun and romantic way to see Florence.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Tour cost for two people is $320.00 with a personal guide and narration. To book this tour 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. 

    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

Duration: 6 Hours

Type of Service:  Private Tuscan Castle and Ancient Cellars Visit with Cooking Class and Wine Tasting Experience near Florence - small group tour/cooking class

The day will begin with your private, English-speaking chauffeur picking you up in a Mercedes at your hotel. From there you will head up into the beautiful rolling Tuscan hills to a castle in the countryside. Once at the castle, a staff member will lead you on a private tour of the enchanting castle which includes its wine cellars and vineyards.

The castle has an incredibly rich history and was built by the Pazzi family in 1184 AD. At the height of Florence Renaissance in 1478, the Pazzi  family masterminded in these castle halls the now infamous plot to kill two outstanding representatives of  Florence ruling family, the Medici. With the “Pazzi Conspiracy,” the family - long rivals of the Medici - intended to eliminate Lorenzo de' Medici and so dethrone Florence ruler. Today, in the Castle nucleus,  the magnificent “Conspiracy Room” can be admired.

After the tour, you will have a cooking class with three courses which include learning to make handmade pasta, sauces, and dessert. Once you have finished cooking, it’s time to try your masterpieces along with three wines produced at the vineyards of the castle in the castle dining room. Then, you will meet your driver who will take you back to your hotel.  A beautiful and intriguing castle, great food, and delicious wines are awaiting your arrival.

Things to Know:

  • In a 4 hour experience, you get to visit a still inhabited 900-year-old castle and wine cellars, you cook 2 different type of handmade pasta and 2 sauces, dessert and taste 3 wines during the light lunch with the self-cooked food
  • Private castle tour and wine tasting at a historic estate located 45 minutes from Florence
  • The castle tour and wine cellar visit last about 55 minutes and includes the historical part in the castle's courtyard, the family history in one of the private rooms
  • The Pazzi family’s crest still adorns our courtyard today and was created by one of the true Renaissance masters, Donatello.
  • Learn about wine and olive oil in the ancient cellars and enjoy a typical Tuscan snack of crostini, olive oil, salami, and cheese
  • Cooking class with personal chef
  • You will have the opportunity to purchase farm products like pure saffron, honey, cheese and natural cosmetics, wine and olive oil, available in the farm gift shop - at the end of the tour, you can walk in the vineyards, olive groves and take pictures in the countryside
  • Florence hotel pickup and drop-off in luxury vehicle with English-speaking driver
  • No more than 12 people in small group tour and cooking class
  • Private Castle and Cellar Visit is available for groups 4 or more.
 

Additional Info

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

    Visit a Castle and Wine Cellar outside of Florence in the Tuscan Countryside with a cooking class and wine tasting!  You’ll experience the Castle’s historic milestones first hand - the history is interwoven with that of Florence and its historic noble banking family the De’ Pazzi, the castle original owners from the 12th century. The Pazzi family’s crest still adorns the courtyard today and was created by one of the true Renaissance masters, Donatello.

  • Pricing & Booking

     The cost of the small group castle and cellar tour with cooking class, the sampling of three wines and round-trip transportation from Florence is $189.00 per person.  Inquire about discounts for groups larger than 6 people. Private tour and cooking class available - 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. 

    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 189.00 per person

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