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Duration: 8:30am – 5:30pm (9 hours)

A very unique and different tour of Tuscany awaits you on our Private Florence day tours of Lucca & Carrara. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of Lucca, and visit Pietrsanta in the heart of Carrara country. Following a drive up through the Appuan Alps to admire Carrara Marble quarries you'll visit a local sculptors studio for further insights into the most famous marble in the world. Traveling with one of our Local Expert Driver-Guides of whom all possess an in-depth knowledge of Tuscany, you'll enjoy an insider's view of the region.

After an interesting tour of the town, we'll visit a sculptor's studio to see the fine work of the local artisans. Following a break for lunch (optional) in Pietrasanta, we'll make our way to the beautiful city of Lucca.  Once the capital of the Longobards Italy, this city is famous for its sturdy walls that still encircle the town and its Romanesque architecture. After a walking tour of Lucca, you will have free time for shopping before returning to Florence.

Things to Know:

  • Tour departs from your Florence Hotel
  • See where Italy's Carrera marble comes from and a scenic drive through the marble quarries 
  • Detailed explanations about ancient and modern excavation methods
  • Visit Pietrasanta in the heart of the Carrara marble country and famous stonemasons shops
  • Visit a local sculptors studio for further insights into the most famous marble in the world 
  • Walking tour of the beautiful City of Lucca 
  • Free time for shopping in Lucca before departing back to Florence
  • Private Tour - Minimum of 4 and Maximum of 6 (for larger group sizes please inquire within)
  • Lunch options in City of Pietrasanta or City of Lucca (client's preference of restaurant location - lunch is not included in tour price)
  • Tour is offered daily between Mid-March - Mid-November
  • Tour begins at 8:30am and concludes at 5:30pm
  • Wear comfortable walking 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.

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Lucca
  • Duration 9 hours
  • Highlights

    Private Tour Pietrasanta, home of the white Carrara Marble and walking tour of the City of Lucca.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this private nine tour with private transportation is $300.00 per person. Please inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for special discount rates and 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 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 300.00 Per Person
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Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Type Of Service: Florence to Cinque Terre Private Car Transfer Tour with a one-hour stop-over in Pisa

Our car service transfers provide our clients the opportunity to make the most of their time while in Italy enjoying tours of other popular tourist destinations as they travel from one Italian city to another. On our Florence to Cinque Terre car transfer, enjoy a one-hour stop-over in Pisa and spend time at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the extraordinary Piazza dei Miracoli, as part of your private car transfer from Florence.  Your driver will drop you off at Piazza dei Miracoli and await for your return at the car parking lot.

We can arrange for skip the line tickets for those guests who want to climb the two-hundred eighty-eight steps of the Leaning Tower while in Pisa.  The Leaning Tower tickets are 28 euros per person.

Things to Know

  • Luxury Mercedes vehicle or something similar with air-conditioned with an English-speaking driver
  • Pick-up from Hotel in Florence, with a one-hour stop-over in Pisa
  • All transfers are based on each passenger-carrying maximum 1 standard suitcase and 1 carry-on per person
  • Clients taking our Florence Cinque Terre Transfer can also pay an additional 28 Euro per person for reserved tickets to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa (please be aware children under 8 years are not allowed to climb the Tower) The climb takes 25 – 30 minutes each way.  There are no hand-railings when climbing the steps and tennis shoes are highly recommended.
  • Private Car Transfers offered 7 days a week between April and October based on availability
  • Two departure times to choose from are; 9:00am – 2:00pm or 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Please be aware that most of the Cinque Terre town centers are not accessible by car, the driver will drop you off at the nearest car parking lot closest to the designated town.

Additional Info

  • Region Liguria
  • City Florence
  • Duration 4 - 5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Private Florence to Cinque Terre Car Transfer includes a stop in Pisa and a chance to climb the Leaning Tower.

  • Pricing & Booking

    2 people - $384 per person / 3 people - $260 per person / 4 people - $210 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 pricing 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 rates vary according to group size
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Duration: 12.5 hours

Type Of Service: Cinque Terre and Portovenere in One Day from Florence

Set Sail Along the Italian Riviera -The cruise across the Gulf of Poets will bring you to the town of Portovenere, one of the most stunning places on the West Coast of Italy. You’ll notice fishermen’s boats docked daintily by the beach, colorful homes peppering the scenery, an old castle looming on the horizon, churches standing omnipresent. It’s quite breathtaking. Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful village on your own, seeing what you want, wherever your fancy carries you.

Cinque Terre National Park - You’ll once again catch the boat and continue our cruise up the Ligurian coast because there is no better way to admire the beautiful UNESCO world heritage site of Cinque Terre National Park than from the sea! See how the inhabitants overcame the challenge of nature’s steep and uneven hillsides, creating unique towns with unparalleled views, with homes that stretch back through the centuries.

Monterosso - After a pleasant 1.25-hour cruise, we’ll stop at Monterosso, the largest town among the Cinque Terre. Dine on a local dish of pesto as you please, selecting that which tempts your taste buds most. Stroll, shop, sit, swim (don’t forget to pack your swimsuit just in case you’d like to take a dip in the sea) or even hike!

Optional 45 Minute Light Hike -To make the most out of this Cinque Terre experience, we offer an optional 45 minutes light hike, for those who want to see the stunning mainland and coastline scenery from a different perspective. Let your tour leader guide you through the terraced vineyards, the ancient olive groves and the spectacular panoramic views that will stay in your memories forever. After the hike, you will still be able to enjoy free time and wander around the charming town of Monterosso. So, the choice is entirely yours!

Vernazza - Then it is “all aboard!” as you are taken by train to the charming town of Vernazza, characterized by its narrow streets and small square looking out over the sea. It is so picturesque it will seem like you’ve stepped into a Renaissance painting. But it is entirely authentic, we can assure you.

Riomaggiore - At this point, you think you’ve seen the prettiest small harbor in the world. But you haven’t. Not quite yet. Not until you reach our final destination of Riomaggiore. Here in this tiny village perched high atop a cliff dropping straight into the sea, you’ll be dazzled with sweeping views of the tiny harbor, full of colorful boats and vibrant natural formations. Once again, take your time to amble around the area on your own and discover everything fate has in store for you.

Sample Liguria's Highly Prized Pesto - Be sure to savor your final sampling of the Liguria region’s famous flavors, including its highly prized pesto, because soon you’ll be back on board the train for a quick ride to your private air-conditioned coach to Florence. Use this return trip to rest while relishing in the wonderful memories just collected on this one-of-a-kind tour. You deserve it.

*In case of bad weather conditions, the boat might not be able to sail. On such occasions, the itinerary will be different, as we will not visit Portovenere (since it is only reachable by boat) but will include instead Manarola.

Things to Know:

  • Leave behind the Renaissance treasures of Florence for the day to discover the rugged beauty of the Ligurian coastline
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 25 people
  • Dine on a local dish as you stroll, shop, people watch or swim (don't forget to pack your swimsuit and towel) or even take a 30 minute light hike
  • Free time in Portovenere, Monterosso, Vernazza, and Riomaggiore
  • Train tickets for short transfers between the towns visited/ticket for 1.5 boat cruise 
  • Round-trip transport from Florence in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour is offered April - October 
  • Tour is conducted on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
  • Tour departs at 7:15am
  • Meeting Point: Florence Center City - the tour starts directly from Piazza dell’Unità Italiana - more details are given upon booking
  • Casual Attire, Wear comfortable walking shoes and swimsuit/towel - optional
  • 45 minute optional hike with tour leader available during tour

 

 

Additional Info

  • Region Liguria
  • City ManarolaVernazzaCornigliaRiomaggiorePortovenere
  • Duration 12.5 Hours
  • Highlights

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

  • Pricing & Booking

    $180.00 per person to include round-trip transportation.  The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking.

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

     
  • Price $180 per person
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Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:55

From Florence - Cinque Terre - small group tour

Duration: (8:00am - 6:00pm)

Type Of Service: Unique day tours of Cinque Terre from Florence to Manarola, Vernazza, and Corniglia

Departing from: Center City of Florence

A small group tour with no more than 8 passengers.  You will be greeted by your English-Speaking driver/tour guide at a designated location in the center city of Florence.  After driving through Tuscany into the Liguria region, your first stop will be the Cinque Terre village of Manarola.  Enjoy panoramic views and take spectacular pictures of the land and coast.  Manarola is one of the oldest villages of Cinque Terre.  You will explore the narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the area, and perhaps sample some renowned local wine at a cozy wine bar and tavern, as you are exploring.

After you visit Manarola, you will meet your tour escort at a prearranged time for your shared boat ride to Vernazza.  While on the boat, admiring the dramatic coastline from the water, framed against the hills will arrive at your second stop at the village of Vernazza, arguably the most beautiful of the five villages with a large open harbor, castle, and church.  You will enjoy some free time to walk around and have a relaxing lunch(lunch cost is clients responsibility) at one of the open-air restaurants that line the waterfront, or pick up some snacks/picnic lunch and enjoy a picnic lunch down by the water or stroll through the back streets for impressive views along the coast.  

After your visit to Vernazza, you will meet your tour escort who will drive you to Corniglia, where you will enjoy panoramic views and take some of the most spectacular pictures.

Things to Know:

  • Leave behind the Renaissance treasures of Florence for the day to discover the rugged beauty of the Ligurian coastline
  • Visit three of the five villages that make up Cinque Terre, one of Italy's most scenic destinations
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants and maximum of 8 (semi-private tour)
  • Dine on a local dish as you stroll, shop, people watch or swim (don't forget to pack your swimsuit and towel) or even take a 30 minute light hike
  • Complimentary appetizer on the tour
  • Round-trip transport from Florence in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Public boats operate subject to weather conditions.  When boats are not operative transfer between towns, the tour will be by train or mini-van.
  • Tour is conducted 7 days a week during the peak season Late March - Mid October
  • During winter months (November - Mid March) tour days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday, based on a minimum of 4 people
  • Meeting Point: Florence Center City - the tour starts directly outside the Cafe Paskowski in Piazza Repubblica
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes

Additional Info

  • Region Liguria
  • City ManarolaVernazzaCorniglia
  • Duration 9 - 9.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    A unique tour from Florence visiting three Cinque Terre villages; Manarola, Vernazza and Corniglia.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $180.00 per person and the prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking.

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

     
  • Price $180
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Duration: 2 Hours

Type of Service: Gelato and Artisans Tour for Kids and Families

Everybody knows how children need to be entertained and at the same time how much they can absorb at their young age if their attention is captured in the right way! During this tour, we will mix a bit of art and fun! we will see how gelato is made and of course have a taste of it and then explore the historical center speaking about Florence history and art stopping at some workshop to see how paper is hand decorated, or learn the ancient art of mosaics and gilding discovering that they are still very important today.

Discover Florence's top attractions and history through fun and engaging activities on this private 2-hour Florence tour for kids and families with an informative guide.

Things to Know:

  • Tour is offered Monday - Friday (morning and afternoon tour times)
  • Entertaining, 2-hour walking tour of Florence's city center
  • Learn about the city's history from a fun and friendly guide
  • See many of the most famous Florentine landmarks and learn the legends behind them
  • Peek inside a goldsmiths’ studio to watch craftspeople making coins and jewelry or visit a paper shop to watch the art of paper marbling, the traditional Tuscan technique of decorating paper
  • Savor authentic Italian ice cream at one of the city's top gelaterias
  • Great way to explore the city for kids and adults alike

Additional Info

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

    Kid and Family Oriented Florence Art and History Walking Tour with Gelato Making and Tasting.

  • Pricing & Booking

     $160 per person for a two-hour guided tour to include gelato making and tasting.

    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 $160 Per Person

Duration: 8 Hours

Type of Service:  Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany

A full day hands-on Cooking Class in a stunning setting in the Tuscan countryside including a food tour through the historic center of Florence. Led by a local food-lover guide, you will taste your way through the Florentine's favorite bakery and grocery stores to experience Tuscan food like a real local. You will buy ingredients on the way and in Florence's most vibrant food market.

On arrival in our beautiful farmhouse, you will start creating a complete menu, from appetizer to dessert, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, the majority of which come from the vegetable garden of the farmhouse!

Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and learn to cook as Tuscan grandmas and mums do every day in their kitchens for their families. Master the secrets of traditional dishes that you will easily re-create at home for your friends and family. The cooking lesson is suitable for beginners and for those who can already cook.

Then finally we will all sit together outside (weather permitting) and just like a big Italian family, we will take time to enjoy the food we have prepared together. Buon Appetito!

What you can expect

First, discover Florence's historical food market where the locals do their daily shopping. Blend in with the locals. Meet the bakers, the butchers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their fields. Their stalls are full of items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegar, sun dried tomatoes, olives and many other Italian food specialties. Shop for the ingredients to use for the cooking class and learn to choose the best seasonal products.

Then, it's time to start your cooking lesson at a farmhouse in Tuscany. This isn't just a demonstration, you will actually take part in creating a full traditional Tuscan meal with your chef's help. You will learn to make real Italian fresh pasta by hand with freshly laid eggs and learn to make a traditional meat sauce using ingredients from right outside the door!

Learn to prepare homemade pizza and classic bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and the farmhouse's own extra virgin olive oil and then take a break to enjoy the pizza and bruschetta with a glass of Chianti wine.

After the break, it's back to the lesson where you will learn how to prepare traditional Tuscan roast pork, arista and Tuscan roast potatoes using fresh herbs collected from around the farmhouse. To finish the class, you will learn the secrets of the wonderful Italian coffee and cream dessert, Tiramisù.

At last, sit down to enjoy a wonderful meal. Each course will be paired with a carefully selected wine from the region to compliment the flavors of the food you have prepared. At the end of your meal, your driver will be waiting for you for a short drive back to Florence, so it's time to say arrivederci after an unforgettable experience in Tuscany.

  • Things to Know:
  • Small-group Italian cooking class at a breathtaking farmhouse set in the rolling hills of Tuscany!
  • The tour/cooking class is offered Monday - Saturday based on availability and begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 5:00 pm
  • Florence morning food tour with tastings
  • Explore San Lorenzo's colorful Mercato Centrale
  • Hands on experience: learn to make Bruschetta and Pizza, home-made Pasta, Tuscan roast pork with potatoes and Tiramisù
  • Enjoy your freshly cooked meal accompanied with wine after the class
  • Transportation from Florence to the farmhouse and back
  • Recipes and an Italian cooking diploma for your hard work
  • Due to uneven and steep surfaces, we are unable to accept anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
  • We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    A full day hands-on Cooking Class in a stunning setting in the Tuscan countryside including a food tour through the historic center of Florence. Led by a local food-lover guide, you will taste your way through the Florentine's favorite bakery and grocery stores to experience Tuscan food like a real local.

  • Pricing & Booking

     $124.00 per person (adults) and $114.00 per person (ages 12 - 21 Yrs old) for a homemade Tuscan lunch cooked by a personal chef in her home, cooking demonstration and tiramisu cooking class included in overall tour price.

    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 124.00 Per Person

Duration: 90 minutes

Type of Service:  Florence Tuscan Lunch and Tiramisu Cooking Class

Savor a unique dining experience with an authentic lunch and tiramisu tasting at home of a Florentine chef, known for her cookbook ‘Tiramisu Amore Mio.’  Dining around a shared table with a small-group, feast on seasonal Tuscan specialties plus three kinds of the delectable Italian dessert. Get hands-on instruction in how to prepare tiramisu, and access recipes online so you can re-create the flavors of Florence back home.

Start your cooking experience in the heart of Florence, close to the Ponte Vecchio Bridge and Boboli Gardens and enjoy an authentic Tuscan meal.

Things to Know:

  • Home-cooked meal prepared and hosted by a local chef in Florence
  • Start your cooking experience in the heart of Florence, close to the Ponte Vecchio and Boboli Gardens. In the chef’s air-conditioned home, you’ll sit down with your group to savor a true Tuscan lunch: fresh, seasonal, and local. Dishes might include focaccia with olive oil and local cheese (pecorino or stracchino), served alongside roasted vegetables and a typically creamy risotto — all organic, of course.
  • Enjoy a handmade lunch of seasonal Tuscan dishes and make new friends while dining in an intimate, small-group settin
  • Indulge in three different varieties of creamy tiramisu tastings
  • Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make the popular Italian dessert during a hands-on cooking class under the careful eye of the chef
  •  Included in this tour are lunch, tiramisu tasting, cooking demonstration class, bottled water and access to online recipes
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks are available to purchase
  • Class size is limited to 10 to ensure an intimate environment and personalized attention from the chef
  • Lunch and tiramisu cooking class is offered Monday – Saturday, based on availability
  • Lunch and Class is 90 minutes and begins at 1:15 pm
  • Lunch and Cooking Class are not offered during the months of December, January & February - Chef travels aboard to the US

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Highlights

    Enjoy an authentic Italian food experience in the home of a local chef who penned the cookbook ‘Tiramisu Amore Mio.’  In the chef’s own home, which is just minutes from Florence's Ponte Vecchio, you’ll take part in a hands-on cooking class to create three different versions of the beloved Italian dessert tiramisu.

  • Pricing & Booking

     $48.00 per person for a homemade Tuscan lunch cooked by a personal chef in her home, cooking demonstration and tiramisu cooking class included in overall tour price.

    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 48.00 Per Person
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 03:47

Florence Sunset Food Tour - small group tour

Duration: 3.5 Hours

Type of Service: Florence Sunset Food Tour – small group tour

An unforgettable evening eating and drinking around Florence’s hippest neighborhood
Set off as the sun dips over the horizon and be introduced to the very best restaurants and wine bars Florence has to offer. See the perfect cocktail being constructed then sip it down at aperitivo o’clock as you watch the world go by on the cobblestoned Santo Spirito streets. Savor artisanal truffle cheese and cured local meats paired with the perfect local vino. Watch a live demonstration of how to cook the ultimate Florentine steak, the Bistecca alla Fiorentina (then taste it, which is even better!). Need we say more? Our local expert guide will also regale you with stories, fascinating history, and a unique glimpse into the best part of Florentine life...the food of course!

Things to Know:

  • Tour is offered Monday – Saturday at 5:00 pm / small group tours of 12 people or less
  • Experience aperitvo o’clock in the hippest neighborhood in Florence
  • Meet our favorite neighborhood deli owners and taste why it’s where locals go for artisan cured meats and cheeses
  • Enjoy an interactive negroni making demo and then sip on Florence's most famous cocktail
  • Savor iconic Tuscan starters paired with Chianti's finest drops
  • Witness a live cooking demonstration of the famous bistecca alla Fiorentina (and enjoy every bite of it afterward
  • Discover the local way to finish every meal – it involves vinsanto and biscotti
  • Wander down cobblestoned streets as your expert guide makes the city’s history come to life
  • Learn the ins and outs of local food culture and how it differs from the rest of Italy (and why life in Tuscany is like no other!)
  • The food tour takes place in the neighborhood of Oltrarno which is well connected by public transport.
  • Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The food tour starts in Piazza Santo Spirito, which is around a 10-minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio on the other side of the river.
  • Please bring a bottle of water or you can purchase one at the meeting point.
  • While the area is quite flat, we recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecast, bring an umbrella as we will be outside for most of the tour.
  • Gratuities are not included in your ticket price and they are always greatly appreciated. The industry standard for walking tours and cooking classes/activities in Italy is 15%.

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 3.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Discover and learn about Florence as you visit multiple food establishments and experience true local life, just like a Florentine.  Enjoy a traditional aperitivo in Santo Spirito, watch a cooking demonstration, and taste an array of regional delicacies including Florentine steak, truffle cheese, and fine Tuscan wines.

  • Pricing & Booking

     $124 per person for a three-hour guided tour with food and wine tasting fees included in tour price.

    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 $124 Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Type of Service:  Florence Sunset Walking Tour - Private Tour

See Florence at sunset on a 2-hour evening walking tour led by an expert guide, learn about the rich history about some of Florence most beloved sites and some of the smaller hidden gems in the historical center; such as the bustling Piazza della Signoria,  the area around the Duomo, and  the exterior of the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces from Botticelli, Michelangelo and more. As the sun goes down, stroll to the Arno River and admire a scenic view of the Ponte Vecchio.  The fun part of being in Italy is to eat gelato every day and after the tour, you will stop at a popular gelato shop for a scoop or two.

Things to know:

  • Your private tour with an English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel to begin the tour.
  • Admire the city at sunset
  • Stroll by famous landmarks and see their illumination
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide
  • You will be guided through the center city and arrive at the Arno River
  • Tour offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from March - December
  • Tour begins at 6:00pm /  2 hour tour
  • Meeting location -  center city of Florence; more details are given upon booking 
  • Complimentary gelato at the end of the tour

Additional Info

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

    Travel the historic streets and squares, on this early evening stroll as you learn about Florence's rich history.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $150.00 for two people. The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking. For groups 12 or more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    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 150.00 for two people
Published in Florence

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
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