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From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

1. From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

Depart Florence and journey to the historic Chianti Classico wine region by air-conditioned minivan while your English-speaking driver explains the stunning landscape where the most famous wines from Italy are produced. Visit two wine estates, with wine and food pairings. Sample 3 of the first wine estate's wines, along with some of the fresh olive oil they produce. Learn more about the unique techniques used to produce wine and get a better appreciation of the local viniculture on a tour of the wine cellars. Continue towards the second wine estate to take a tour of the cellars and compare and contrast their techniques with the first winery. Taste different wines and olive oils produced on the farm, paired with local specialties from Tuscany, such as cheese, salami, cold cuts, and bruschetta.

Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

2. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza San Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on Piazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

Florence: 5.5-Hour Italian Food Market & Cooking Experience

3. Florence: 5.5-Hour Italian Food Market & Cooking Experience

Enjoy this lovely and relaxed day with local famous chefs, and learn the art of the 2 things Italians do best — cooking and shopping. The day begins with a trip to the local market to gather the ingredients for the Tuscan feast you will learn to prepare. With your chefs as your guides you will meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens. Under their expert guidance you will taste the local food and wines, and learn how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients. After this very enjoyable experience you will make you way to the charming home-style professional kitchen where you will learn to create an amazing Tuscan meal. You will learn how to prepare fresh Tuscan-style bruschetta, fresh home-made pasta, and a seasonal main course, all accompanied with a selection of Chianti wines. Be sure to pay attention to your guides as after you have finished cooking you can enjoy eating the meal you have just created.

Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

4. Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

Italy is known the world over for its food; fine wines, pizza, organic olive oil and of course pasta. The perfect companion to your vacation in Florence is an Italian cooking class where you will learn the secrets of creating fresh Italian pasta dishes from scratch in traditional surroundings.  The class is held three times a week in the Florentine city center and lasts around three hours. Your culinary adventure will be guided by a professional chef who will take you through each step of the process. You'll also create delicious sauces (vegetarian options available) and a dessert to enjoy alongside your fresh pasta when you all eat together at the end of the class. Wine is also provided to round out a wonderful Italian evening.

From Florence: Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse

5. From Florence: Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse

First discover Florence's historical food market where the locals do their daily shopping. Blend in with the locals, and 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 the 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 a classic bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and the farmhouse's own extra virgin olive oil and then take a break to enjoy it 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, aristan 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.

Florence: Street Food Tour

6. Florence: Street Food Tour

On this 2.5 hour walking tour with a local guide, you'll enjoy learning about the history and culture of Florence while trying some of the many local food specialties. Some of the foods you'll have the chance to try include schiacciata with balsamic vinegar, cantuccini, fresh homemade pasta, traditional pappa al pomodoro, and more. This tour will give you an excellent overview of Florence's historic center and major attractions, and your guide will share interesting details about Florence history and food culture. You'll also visit a local market and discover all it has to offer.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

7. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Cruise by iconic sights in Florence on an eco-friendly electric golf cart tour. Roll past sights like Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and Brunelleschi's Dome. Listen to an audio guide as you go. Choose from 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour tour that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo. Hop on an electronic golf cart head to Ponte Vecchio and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita Renaissance bridge over the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Marvel at the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi Dome. See one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance façade.  Arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions.

Chianti Wine & Food Safari

8. Chianti Wine & Food Safari

With your expert guide, enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the region and its wines while touring two of the region's best wine estates. Sample the winery’s signature wines and receive tips about the art of wine tasting and pairing wine with food. First, stop at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here, taste three wines paired with cheese and two olive oils.  Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olive mill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa.  Buckle up and get ready for some off-roading through ancient woodland and rolling hills, outlined with cypress trees and dotted with rustic farms and churches, to make your way to a typical Tuscan restaurant with stunning views.  To visit the final wine estate, go deeper into the Chianti hills and enjoy more incredible countryside on your way to a Chianti Classico vineyard.  As a contrast to the established winery of the morning, enjoy these smaller, award-winning wines that will taste of a combination of ancient tradition and innovation.  The unique beauty of this area will add to the unforgettable memories you will have created so far. Next, stop in Greve, a picturesque town in Chianti, where you can enjoy a little free time to wind down. Get a coffee, shop or just soak in the unique Italian culture of this idyllic place.

From Florence: Horseback Ride and Olive Oil Tour with Lunch

9. From Florence: Horseback Ride and Olive Oil Tour with Lunch

Immerse yourself in the nature of the Florentine hills on this unique tour. Enjoy a transfer from Florence city center to an equestrian center on the Chianti hills, where you will be paired with the best equine companion for you. After a quick riding demonstration, head out on a 1-hour ride across the Tuscan countryside, among vineyards and olive groves. Afterwards, drive to one of Tuscany's most celebrated and historic olive oil estates. Learn more about ancient and modern olive oil production techniques and how the estate combines both tradition and innovation to create the best possible extra virgin olive oil.  Learn how to sort out quality olive oil through a guided discovery tasting: sample the cold-pressed, organic-certified extra-virgin oil and appreciate its intense perfume. At the end of the tour, savor a typical Tuscan lunch with fresh local products, cheeses, bruschettas, and coldcuts, all accompanied by Chianti wine. Enjoy your meal in the rooms of the estate or outside on the terrace while immersed in the Tuscany countryside.

Tuscan Cooking Course with Florence Central Market Visit

10. Tuscan Cooking Course with Florence Central Market Visit

Learn how to cook a delicious and authentic Tuscan meal with fresh seasonal ingredients, under the guidance of an experienced chef. Begin by visiting Florence's historic food market. With the help of your guide and chef, pick the freshest and most delicious local ingredients to use during the cooking lessons. You will have the chance to prepare a four-course meal (starter, first course, second course and dessert) in a top-class culinary school. The course will be followed by a lunch with the dishes you have prepared together, paired with an excellent Tuscan wine as well as a fun and friendly atmosphere.

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What people are saying about Florence

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 577 reviews

The whole experience was executed very well. You definitely get your money’s worth and our guide and driver were great too. I wish it were a bit longer so we wouldn’t feel rushed to finish the wine. But overall this is a great value for what you’re getting. Our guide also gave us some history and recommendations about Florence.

My husband and I had so much fun trying the various wines, cheeses, and meats of the Chianti region of Tuscany. The countryside was beautiful, and I learned a lot about Italian wines in general. Stefano was a great guide as well! Full of personality and knowledge of the region. Highly recommend!

The experience was our favorite in Florence. Guide Lavi was incredible and the cooking and food were terrific. The view and location were superb. Nothing negative to say. Even the bus ride was air conditioned and enjoyable.

The host Raphael was amazing and the two vineyards we visited were interesting - with great wines and treats!

Great guide Aldo, funny without trying, gave us a great tour of the city. Really enjoyed it.