Tours around Florence and Tuscany are operating and ready to book now. Check out our guide to the tours available and plan your trip today!
As covid-19 wreaked havoc across Italy, we were compelled to cease our tours around the country. With restrictions easing, borders opening and travel back on the agenda, we’re ready again to show visitors the places we love.
As travel in Italy comes back slowly, many of our tours are operating at a reduced schedule, so be sure to check the available dates via the Book Now button on the tour page when planning your trip. Masks are compulsory on all our tours, so please bring your own to wear while on tour. We’ve put in place a number of measures to ensure your safety including providing alcohol gel on our vehicles, deep cleaning our vehicles after each service, and providing single use earphones. A safe distance of one metre will be maintained between travellers whenever possible.
Here is a rundown of the tours we have on offer from Florence that are ready and available to book.
Florence is well-known as the cradle of the Renaissance, as many famous artists including Sandro Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo Di Vinci were born in the city and the powerful Medici family commissioned many of the great works of the time. The best place in the city to admire the astonishing wealth of art created in and for the city during the Renaissance period is the Uffizi Gallery, which holds much of the Medici family’s collection.
Our guided tour to the gallery will take you to marvel at some of the highlights of this incredible collection including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Di Vinci’s Annunciation and Michelangelo’s Tondo Doni. Throughout the one and a half hour guided tour, your knowledgeable art-lover guide will regale you with the stories behind the art, the hidden symbolism in the paintings and entertaining anecdotes about the artists and their work. Once the guided tour is finished, you’ll have free time to explore the gallery at your own pace before it closes. The tour is currently operating Wednesday to Sundays for a maximum of nine travellers, so book early to avoid missing out.
Hewn into the seaside cliffs along the Ligurian coast are the five picturesque fishing villages, known collectively as Le Cinque Terre. The UNESCO World Heritage Listed area offers visitors a chance to explore the breathtaking coastal scenery between the towns via scenic walking trails (or railway for the footsore), to be charmed by the pastel coloured houses and restaurants set into the cliffs.
Our one day tour from Florence journeys to the Cinque Terre via coach, where you can spend the day exploring the enchanting towns, enjoy a dip in the sheltered beaches, and admire the villages from the water on a boat tour. Included are your train tickets and boat tour, plus an upgrade option to include a delicious typical lunch at Monterosso. The tour is currently running a reduced schedule on Wednesdays and Saturdays only, so be sure to plan your trip to Florence to include time for a day trip to the Cinque Terre.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most iconic attractions in Italy, and a trip to this pretty town offers travellers unique photo opportunities with this tilting tower. Departing from Florence, you’ll travel the short journey on comfortable coach transport through the Tuscan countryside to arrive at historical city. Once in Pisa, your local guide will show you there is much more to the city than its most famous leaning landmark. Explore the stunning buildings of the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) and medieval Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knight’s Square). Enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Pisa Cathedral and, for those who dare, tickets to climb the Leaning Tower are available as an upgrade. But don’t leave without getting a classic photo holding up the Leaning Tower! The Half-day Pisa Tour is operating Tuesdays and Sundays, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Italy is famous its wine, and one of the most beloved Italian wines is Chianti. Like many wines in Italy, Chianti wine is named for the region in which it is grown and produced, rather than the grape variety, and is subject to strict controls to earn the Chianti DOC badge. Wines must contain at least 80% Sangiovese, a popular grape in Tuscany, to be classified as Chianti, and there are several subregions further defining the wine.
Of course, world-class wine is not the only thing that attracts visitors to the Chianti region. The area is also famous for post-card worthy rolling hills, enchanting medieval towns and delicious regional food. Discover all this and more on our Half-day Chianti Wine Tour from Florence. The tour travels through the stunning Tuscan countryside to visit a Chianti winery for a wine tasting, before heading to the beautiful town of Greve where you will have free time to explore the medieval village. Before heading back to Florence, we make another stop at a local winery for some more wine tasting. It’s a perfect way to explore this stunning region and sample some of the amazing local produce. This tour is running on Tuesdays and Sundays.
Tuscany Day Tour – Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Chianti Winery Lunch
Tuscany lures visitors with its undulating vine covered hills, alluring historical cities, exquisite food and wine and rich art heritage, and you can experience all this on our Tuscany Day Tour. Departing early from Florence, the tour heads straight to the medieval city of Siena where you can explore the city’s history and charm with a walking tour. When it’s lunch time, we journey to a local Chianti winery for a traditional Tuscan lunch. In the afternoon, explore the beautifully preserved town of San Gimignano before we travel to our final stop of the day, Pisa. Here you can admire the impressive Leaning Tower of Pisa and take some creative photos with the iconic monument. Then, it’s back on the bus to return to Florence, travelling through the scenic Tuscan countryside before arriving in the evening. This tour is available Mondays, Thursday and Sundays.
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