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San Gimignano:Tuscany Truffle Hunting with Wine and Lunch

1. San Gimignano:Tuscany Truffle Hunting with Wine and Lunch

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at authentic truffle hunting with the help of beautiful dogs? Then this is an experience not to be missed. After meeting your professional guide, have a lesson to learn all about how to recognise and search for truffles, with the help of an English-speaking translator.  After building up your confidence with your lesson, set off on a truffle hunt with beautiful dogs, searching through stunning oak forests. Following an exciting truffle hunt, sit back, relax and savor a delicious lunch made with Tuscan products. Sample some of the winery's finest wines to complete your experience.  LUNCH MENU: 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;                                                                                                          WINES AVAILABLE FOR TASTING: Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. Cabernet Bartolomeo Riserva I.G.T. Merlot Baldassarre Riserva I.G.T. Syrah Cavaliere Riserva I.G.T. Vernaccia of San Gimignano D.O.C.G. Chianti D.O.C.G. Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G. Vino Nobile of Montepulciano D.O.C.G. Red of Montepulciano D.O.C. VinBeato - Dessert Wine Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cold Pressing White Truffle flavoured Olive Oil Pepper Hot Olive Oil Balsamic Old Vinegar selected

Pisa: Guided Tour with Optional Tower Tickets

2. Pisa: Guided Tour with Optional Tower Tickets

Marvel at Pisa's most famous monuments on a guided walking tour. Skip the queues and learn the history behind the four great religious buildings: Pisa Cathedral, Pisa Baptistry, the famous Leaning Tower, and the Museum. Start your tour in the Square of Miracles and explore the finest architecture of one of the world's most famous religious centers. Step into the cathedral and admire the magnificent marble mosaics and pointed arches towering above you, while your guide highlights the Tuscan artistry and strong Byzantine influence. Admire the largest baptistery ever built in Italy with its enigmatic style. Hear its acoustics led by the duty officer every 30 minutes, making the baptistery a monumental musical instrument. You can also pre-reserve your entry tickets and enjoy the highlight of every tour in Pisa, climbing the famous leaning tower.  Learn from your guide about why the tower started to lean and hear the fascinating story behind the famous name. Climb up 251 steps and explore this medieval bell tower. Choose to stay longer with your tower tickets to visit the Museum and have a break at the exclusive terraces with views of the Square of Miracles.

Lucca: Self-Guided Tour by Bike

3. Lucca: Self-Guided Tour by Bike

Avoid the restrictive itineraries of organized sightseeing tours and explore the historical center of Lucca independently. Rent a bike for the day and discover the main monuments without the stress of planning. Pedal at your own pace as you explore the city walls and see landmark attractions such as the Basilica of San Frediano. Continue to Piazza dell'Anfiteatro to look at the basilica church of San Michele in Foro. Cycle to Piazza Napoleone and Piazza del Giglio, where highlights include the historic Teatro del Giglio. End with a visit to the monumental Duomo di San Martino. 

San Gimignano: Wine Tasting and Outdoor Lunch in a Vineyard

4. San Gimignano: Wine Tasting and Outdoor Lunch in a Vineyard

If you're a fan of Tuscan wines and interested in learning more about the San Gimignano area, this is a truly unforgettable experience. In spring and summer, experience the magic of the Tuscan hills covered with vineyards, olive groves and woods. Surrounded by these breathtaking views, enjoy a lunch accompanied by the estate's wines. Weather permitting, you can even ask to have your lunch outdoors.  Sample lunch menu: Appetizers: Tuscan cheeses and salami, Bruschetta and snack. First Course: Truffle lasagna and Tuscan ribollita Second Course: Roasted meat with roasted potatoes Dessert: Cantuccini with dessert wine Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cold PressingWhite Truffle flavored Olive OilPepper Hot Olive OilBalsamic Old Vinegar Wines available for tasting: Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. Cabernet Bartolomeo Riserva I.G.T. Merlot Baldassarre Riserva I.G.T. Syrah Cavaliere Riserva I.G.T. Vernaccia of San Gimignano D.O.C.G. Chianti D.O.C.G. Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G. Vino Nobile of Montepulciano D.O.C.G. Red of Montepulciano D.O.C. Vin Beato - Dessert Wine

Florence: Val d'Orcia Private Chauffeur-Driven Tour

5. Florence: Val d'Orcia Private Chauffeur-Driven Tour

Let your driver do all the work as they take you on a journey through the enchanting Val D'Orcia countryside, a region known for its scenic beauty, picturesque villages, rolling hills, and cypress trees. Explore in total freedom the enchanting towns of Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano, and try some of the best wines in the world. The first stop will be Montalcino, the land of the world-renowned Brunello wine. Here you will be enchanted by the outstanding charm of the tiny village itself, a maze of cobbled streets, quaint wine shops, and Romanesque-style churches. Next stop is the majestic medieval fortress. Admire the views of sunny rolling hills, picturesque olive groves, and scenic country roads winding through perfect vineyards. Continue to Pienza, built high on a hill with extraordinary views of the Orcia valley. The entire city was rebuilt as an ideal Renaissance town by order of Pope Pius II, and represents the first application of humanist urban planning concepts. Explore the pretty alleyways of this small town at your leisure and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. The last stop will be Montepulciano, home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards and more recently famous for the filming of the vampire movie "New Moon". Enjoy free time here to stroll around Renaissance buildings, majestic palaces, and imposing churches.

San Gimignano: Private Organic Winery Tour & Tasting

6. San Gimignano: Private Organic Winery Tour & Tasting

Enjoy a 1.5-hour visit to Podere la Marronaia, a small family-run farm in San Gimignano, dedicated to the cultivation of grapes and olives and production of organic wines and extra virgin olive oils. In 2016, the fields were converted to the more sustainable form of biodynamic agriculture. The purpose was to produce wines and extra virgin olive oil using authentically grown Tuscan grapes and olives. Take a short walk from central San Gimignano to Sosta Alle Colonne, the cellar and the tasting venue. Your visit will not be just a wine tasting, but an introduction to the world of Tuscan wines. Experience the family's passion for the land and its products.

From Florence: Horseback Ride and Olive Oil Tour with Lunch

7. 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.

Florence: The Medici Experience Tour

8. Florence: The Medici Experience Tour

If you love the television series 'The Medici', are fascinated by Florence or passionate about art and history, then the Medici experience tour is a truly unmissable opportunity. After meeting your expert local guide, take a trip back in time as you enter the magnificent Palazzo Medici, home of the infamous family.  Feel like a member of the Medici family as you wander through the rooms of their stunning palace. Discover family secrets, conspiracies and stories of love and hate as you hear all about Lorenzo The Magnificent and other family members from your guide. Learn more about how the Medici came to power in Florence and who their most powerful enemies were.  As you explore the Palazzo Medici, visit the Chapel of the Magi and admire its incredible frescoes depicting some of the most famous family members. After your visit to the palace, you will have the opportunity to stroll around Florence and retrace the footsteps of some of the city's most beloved, and hated, historical figures of all time! 

Chianti Wine Tour: Full-Day from Florence with Tastings

9. Chianti Wine Tour: Full-Day from Florence with Tastings

This full-day tour from Florence takes you on a journey through Chianti, a region that has been producing highly popular wines for centuries. Enjoy the landscape of rolling hills, vineyards, cypress trees, olive groves, and ancient villages. Travel along small country roads until you reach Montefioralle, a medieval village perched on a hill. Along the way your driver will tell you a bit about the region’s history, culture, and wines. Stop for a brief walk before reaching Greve, a small town known as the capital of Chianti wine production. When you reach the central square you can visit the small shops or the wine museum, if you like. You’ll pass through the small town of Panzano, making your next stop at a winery where you’ll have a chance to explore the cellars, taste the wines, and discuss them with the winemaker. Taste wines that are typical of Chianti, such as Classico, Riserva, Super Tuscan, and Vin Santo. At lunchtime your driver will be happy to suggest a nice trattoria that also produces some excellent wines, or perhaps you’d prefer to have a private lunch in the cellar of a winery. The tour continues to Castellina, a lovely little town where you’ll stop for a stroll along the narrow streets and a visit to some wine shops. A bit later in the day you'll visit another highly rated winery. Together with your previous experiences you'll begin to have an appreciation of the range of wines that Chianti has to offer.

Florence: Secret Food Private Tour

10. Florence: Secret Food Private Tour

You'll get to taste a variety of foods and flavors typical to Florence on this 3-hour culinary tour. Enjoy an authentic Italian food experience and discover some new favorites while learning a little about the history and culture of Florence. Before you begin exploring medieval Florence, you'll stop by one of the most beautiful cafès in the city to learn how local Florentines do breakfast. Then you'll visit one of the oldest bakeries to try a traditional schiacciata. Next, you'll meet the owner of an old local wine shop and taste his perfumed olive oil while he explains the varieties of Tuscan wine. You'll learn the origins of lampredotto, the most typical Florentine street food ever, and get to try it along with a glass of good Chianti wine before you visit a medieval church. A few streets later, you'll have the chance to experience the diversity of produce, seasonings, and drinks for sale in the local Sant'Ambrogio Market. Local residents have been shopping here since 1873. You'll get to try a selection of tasty Tuscan cheeses and salami, as well as prosciutto cut by hand, while you sip a quality Tuscan wine. Then, experience the flavors of the world-renowned Chianti wine region by tasting its famous stewed meat dish and a local vegetable soup called ribollita. Then enjoy a fresh gelato and taste pure cacao seed, while you learn all about chocolate. Finally, discover the tour's signature secret dish near one of the oldest and most popular monuments in the city.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 65 reviews

Our driver, Patrick, was fun and very attentive to our needs meeting high expectations from the age range within our small group. He took care to ensure we were well taken care of, sharing beautiful sites, and great recommendations to sit down and relax enjoying the tastes found in Tuscany. My teenage daughter was so excited Patrick went above and beyond to help her find the film sites from one of her favorite movies, Twilight. It was a fun adventure, peaceful, and we had a very lovely time. I strongly recommend anyone wanting an escape from the busy cities to escape on this tour to enjoy incredible scenery at a slower pace in Tuscany with Patrick. Thank you for such a wonderful time which ended our trip on a high note!

Met up with Allesandro at Pisa. A native of the city with an exceptionally deep knowledge of the city, its architecture and arts, there followed a three hour tour that flew by. It was as entertaining as it was informative. Be sure to take up any invitation to venture beyond the tower to other gems of the city. Some extremely helpful tips for lunch as well. Highly recommended.

Absolutely wonderful. Best Tour Ever. Eva is absolutely dedicated and extremely knowledgeable. She was caring, thoughtful and aware of the right pace and the family needs. I strongly recommend a this tour. Eva is the definition of a perfect guide.

Giorgio was a very likeable guide who kindly adapted the tour to include an age appropriate treasure hunt and a stop at the Lego store for my 6 year old upon request. Definitely recommend it!

Very helpful staff at the shop. Fun way to see Pisa once we got used to the scooters