Excursionsfrom Florence

Daily Trips by minivan

PISA & LUCCA PRIVATE TOUR

The tour starts with a private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle and an English speaking driver from Florence to PISA. Upon arrival you will catch Pisa’s must-see views during a complete 2 hrs private tour of the city.  Followed by the live commentary of an expert local guide, you will start from Piazza dei Miracoli which hosts the 11th-century Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Leaning Tower and Monumental Cemetery. Then the tour continues to the beautiful Piazza dei Cavalieri, radically transformed by Giorgio Vasari during the 16th century and housing the Palazzo della Carovana dei Cavalieri, whose facade is completely covered in graffiti. The Palazzo also houses the Scuola Normale Superiore. Not far from here, The Lungarni are presented as a succession of beautiful noble buildings, interrupted by five bridges that are connected the city. Free time to stroll around the city on your own, have lunch, or shop before leading to LUCCA with your professional chauffeurs. You will have the opportunity to  personally explore  this marvellous city and sightsee a  plethora of splendid monuments: ascend the Guinigi Tower to catch Lucca spread out below. The tower has a leaning tree growing out of its top! Visit the Piazza del Mercato, the ancient Roman forum, the network of roads that meet here as well as its walls you can walk around. Free time to stroll around the city before going  back to Florence with your vehicle driven by courteous, professional chauffeurs.

THE CHIANTI EXPERIENCE FULL DAY - PRIVATE TOUR

Discover the famous Chianti wine region, visit the best wineries in Tuscany. Enjoy the feeling of our passion. Maybe the best tour in Tuscany with our professional guides. With this experience you will know the history of wine and the secret of this long tradition that is still alive. Join the unforgettable experience for wine connoisseurs, the “Chianti Experience”. Chianti Classico is one of the most valued wines of the world, with its original logo of the Black Rooster who gives the authentic footprint of Tuscan. Chianti area with its olive trees, cypresses and vineyards produces some of the best wines, made with a blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and different varieties of red grapes. During the tour you will discover the different characteristics of wine. We visit two wineries and their cellars with differences in traditions and ways of making wine. It also includes wine and olive oil tastings, a typical Chianti Tuscan meal. Enjoy the friendly feeling of a small and intimate group . Our first stop of the day is at a gorgeous winery belonging to a prestigious Italian aristocratic family. The 2 hour tour begins with the visit of the Wine Making Cellar, then the ancient undergrounds cellars where the wine ages and matures in the oak casks or in barriques. The tour proceed in the extra virgin olive oil mill room and the Vinsantaia (Vinsanto Winery). Climb up on the top of the tower, where we can enjoy the magnificient view of the vineyards and olive trees. At the end of the tour you will taste some of the most representative wines of the Castle. The tour proceed to the heart of the Chianti where we will enjoy a fantastic tipycal lunch in one of the most famous and panoramic restaurant in Chianti region. Last stop of our incredible trip is in a very historical winery with a cellar in an etruscan tomb belonged to Pitti Family. It is one of the most ancient Tuscan estates in the Chianti production area, with a history that has its roots in the fourteenth century. Taste 3 great wines with cold cuts and bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil is An incredible journey through history and Chianti wine production. DAYS EVERYDAY LANGUAGES English DEPARTURE 8.45am MEETING POINT Piazza Cavalleggeri 1 at the National Library in Florence CHECK IN 15 minutes before departure DURATION  09 h DISCOUNT Student discount 16-26, 5%off INCLUSIONS Comfortable air-conditioned minIvan Expert driver/escort Visit and tasting of two wine estates and cellars Light lunch in a Tuscan restaurant in a stunning location in Chianti.  

VIP SMALL GROUP - HORSES AND VINEYARDS

Horses & Vineyards horseback riding tour in Tuscany will reveal the true beauty of the Tuscan countryside, giving you the opportunity to explore it in the most natural way! You will be comfortably shuttled to the Florentine Chianti region (15 min. ride) where the world-famous wines are produced. Here, you will be given a brief lesson to get acquainted with your horse, before a relaxed and easy horseback ride. Your trip, of approximately one hour, will take you through the picturesque Chianti landscape, riding among vineyards, olive groves and medieval villages to your destination of an estate with a 14th century villa. At the villa, you will enjoy a guided tour of the gardens and the ancient wine cellars as well as an explanation of the production of both olive oil and Chianti wine before a tasting of both. The tasting is followed by a typical Tuscan lunch of bruschetta and pasta. After lunch we return you to Florence via a scenic drive in one of our minivans. NO previous riding experience is required and riding hats (helmets) are provided. The tour is not permitted for children under 14 years of age. Difficulty: Easy ride. DAYS Everyday (From the 1st of March to the 30th of November, except Sundays during the month of November) LANGUAGES English DEPARTURE 9.30am MEETING POINT Piazza della Repubblica (next to the Apple store under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) CHECK IN 15 minutes before departure DURATION 6h INCLUSIONS Small-group tour Transportation in/out town Orientation horse riding lesson 1-hour relaxing horse ride through the Chianti countryside Professional horse Guide & Tour Leader Helmets Typical Tuscan Meal Wine and olive oil tasting Guided Winery Tour NOTES Please note that partecipants must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by at least one parent on the tour.

PISA & LUCCA BY MINIVAN - SMALL GROUP

The tour starts with a private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle and an English speaking driver from Florence to PISA. Upon arrival you will catch Pisa’s must-see views during a complete private tour of the city in 1 Hour.  Followed by the live commentary of an expert local guide, you will start from Piazza dei Miracoli which hosts the 11th-century Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Leaning Tower and Monumental Cemetery. Then the tour continues to the beautiful Piazza dei Cavalieri, radically transformed by Giorgio Vasari during the 16th century and housing the Palazzo della Carovana dei Cavalieri, whose facade is completely covered in graffiti. The Palazzo also houses the Scuola Normale Superiore. Not far from here, The Lungarni are presented as a succession of beautiful noble buildings, interrupted by five bridges that are connected the city. Free time to stroll around the city on your own, have lunch, or shop before leading to LUCCA with your professional chauffeurs. You will have the opportunity to  personally explore  this marvellous city and sightsee a  plethora of splendid monuments: ascend the Guinigi Tower to catch Lucca spread out below. The tower has a leaning tree growing out of its top! Visit the Piazza del Mercato, the ancient Roman forum, the network of roads that meet here as well as its walls you can walk around. Free time to stroll around the city before going  back to Florence with your vehicle driven by courteous, professional chauffeurs.

TOUR "FICO" AND BOLOGNA

Through this fantastic tour you will discover the majestic city of Bologna and "FICO", the world's largest agri-food park. Our comfortable car or minivan will bring you to Bologna, where you will join up with our guide. The two houres guided tour will let you discover the most significant monuments and learn about the great city's history. UNESCO has defined the historical centre of Bologna as the best preserved medieval centre in the world. After the guided tour, you will be transferred to FICO Eataly World, where you will have time to discover the park on your own. Find the real soul of the park on a journey through its fields, factories, restaurants, kiosks, markets and shops. Stop by the world’s largest Italian culinary offer! Over 45 restaurants, trattorias, bistros, and street-food kiosks to taste Italy’s most traditional and innovative recipes. Finally, take a walk through FICO’s 9,000 sqm area dedicated to markets and shops and, why not…take a little piece of Italy home with you!. After your visit to the park, our minivan will bring you back to Florence. Book with us and don't miss this lifetime occasion! DAYS Everyday (From the 1st of November 2017 to the 31st of October 2018) LANGUAGES English Other languages upon request DEPARTURE 9.00am MEETING POINT Pick up from your hotel or from the city center CHECK IN 15 minutes before departure DURATION 8h INCLUSIONS Comfortable car/minivan Professional driver 2h guided tour of Bologna

Daily trips by coach

ENOGASTRONOMIC GRAN TOUR - MONTALCINO, PIENZA & MONTEPULCIANO BY BUS

A day amid art, culture, wine and delicious food. Do you fancy an unforgettable experience in the most impressive places in Tuscany? Join us and visit wonderful cities, taste the best wines, cheeses and typical products in one single day. The tour begins with a visit of a cellar in Montalcino where you will taste a sampling of wines produced with a delicious snack consisting of local products. In the afternoon, one of our brilliant tour leaders will show you around Montalcino, where you will visit the typical village and its fortress. Then you will visit Pienza and Montepulciano, two artistic jewels, representing the landscape of Val d’Orcia. Pienza is a perfect combination of architectural beauty and harmony. Most of the numerous lanes bearing impressive names overlook the breathtaking landscape of Val d’Orcia. Unique tastes, smells and flavours support this natural and artistic heritage. Pienza’s most renowned tradition is in fact the typical Pecorino cheese. The tour ends with the visit to Montepulciano where the stateliness of its Renaissance buildings and the refined beauty of its churches intertwined with the ancient tradition of its wine, Nobile di Montepulciano, symbol of the city as well as delight of your palate. You will taste it in a local winery.   DAYS Saturday ( winter seaon from 15 Novembre to 14 th March ) Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday  ( summer season from March to November )   LANGUAGES English Spanish Italian  ( only Saturday - min 4 persons in winter season ) French ( only Saturday - min 4 persons in winter season ) Portuguese ( only Saturday - min 4 persons in winter season ) DEPARTURE 9.00am MEETING POINT  Stazione Leopolda: Viale Fratelli Rosselli at the corner with Via Elio Gabbuggiani - in front of Bar Julia la Chorrillana CHECK IN 15 minutes before departure DURATION 11h and 30 minutes DISCOUNT Children under 2 years of age, free of charge. Children between 3 and 12 years old, 50% discount   INCLUSIONS:  Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning Expert multilingual tour leaders Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting Nobile di Montepulciano wine tasting Self-guided visit of Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza NOTES Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs.

TUSCANY IN A DAY - PISA, SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO BY BUS

Would you like to see the best and most beautiful areas in Tuscany in one memorable day? Join our tour and spend a magical day, made even more delightful by a traditional Tuscan lunch. The excursion begins in Florence where our bus will be waiting for you. You’ll first visit Siena the city of the “Palio Horse Race”. Here you’ll get an guided walking tour to admire the main attractions of the historical center, highlighting important monuments, buildings but also traditions and anecdotes. You will visit Piazza del Campo (where the Palio di Siena horse race is held), and Piazza del Duomo, where you will see the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral. After you’ll have free time to explore the city on your own. Then the tour continues with the visit of a winery where you’ll have a wine tastings and a typical Tuscan lunch. After, the wonders continue with a visit to San Gimignano, the splendid Medieval town declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its amazing Towers, narrow roads and typical shops. Then, following the panoramic roads the group will reach Pisa and its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli, where you will admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Take the iconic photos and after some free time you will be driven back to Florence where the tour will end. DAYS Monday - Wednesday - Friday - Sunday   (From the 15th  of November  to the 14th of March ) Every Day in High Season ( from 15 th March to 14 Th November ) LANGUAGES English Spanish Italian ( on friday - min 4 persons in winter season ) French ( on friday - min 4 persons in winter season ) Portuguese ( on wednesday  - min 4 persons in winter season )    DEPARTURE 7.45 am MEETING POINT Stazione Leopolda: Viale Fratelli Rosselli at the corner with Via Elio Gabbuggiani - in front of Bar Julia la Chorrillana CHECK IN 15 minutes before DURATION 12h and 45 minutes DISCOUNT 0-12 years free At lunch a vegetarian menu is available upon request Entrance to the Siena Cathedral (optional) is not available on Sundays. INCLUSIONS Travel by GT coach or minivan Expert multilingual tour leader Lunch consisting of typical Tuscan dishes Wine tasting Guided tour of Siena Self-guided tour of Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa Self-guided tour of San Gimignano  

SAN GIMIGNANO, SIENA & CHIANTI WITH MONTERIGGIONI - BY BUS

The village of San Gimignano, the Chianti area and the Medieval town of Siena are situated in the heart of our beautiful Tuscany. They are all compelling stops for those who want to learn about the region’s history and traditions. Meet our staff in Florence and from there you’ll depart. The first stop will be San Gimignano, a magnificent example of a Medieval urban town; in fact it is a UNESCO world heritage site. Here you will have free time to visit the village and its splendid squares, palaces, churches and the magnificent towers. The tour continues to the splendid area of the Chianti Classico. We will stop by a typical Tuscan winery where you will visit the cellars and vineyards. Afterwards you will taste the wine produced, which will be accompanied by a delicious Tuscan lunch consisting of typical food such as pasta, cured meats, cheeses and local pastries. In the afternoon the tour continues with sightseeing in Siena. Here our official guides will lead our tour to the city centre. You will have the chance to admire the magnificent Cathedral and the Town Hall in the Piazza del Campo, scenery of the world famous Palio horse race. The tour will end with the visit to the marvellous Monteriggioni medieval fortress and then start your ride back to Florence where the tour will end. DAYS Everyday LANGUAGES English  Spanish Italian Portuguese DEPARTURE 8.45 am MEETING POINT Stazione Leopolda: Viale Fratelli Rosselli at the corner with Via Elio Gabbuggiani - in front of Bar Julia la Chorrillana CHECK IN 20 minutes before departure DURATION 11 h 45 min DISCOUNT 0 - 2 years free 3 - 12 years 50% off INCLUSIONS Travel by GT coach or minivan Expert multilingual tour leader Lunch consisting of typical Tuscan dishes Guided Tour of Siena Self-guided tour of San Gimignano Self-guided tour of the Monteriggioni fortress Visit to a famous wine estate   NOTES Please note that the given order of the visits may change Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs For lunch a vegetarian menu is available upon request

THE BEST OF CINQUE TERRE & PORTOVENERE

Explore the breathtaking Ligurian coast on a tour of Portovenere and the Cinque Terre, a small corner of paradise subdivided into five villages suspended on steep cliffs overlooking the sea; a unique landscape, where vegetation and lush vineyards frame a spectacular scenery. Visit three of the five villages.   You will spend an unforgettable day discovering the most impressive Ligurian landscapes. In this area, which has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, earth and sea blend created a unique landscape. The area consists of kilometres of rocky coasts with caves, beaches, hiking paths and breathtaking views. Meet our staff in Florence where the tour will begin. You’ll first reach Manarola a tiny urban jewel characterized by Genoese style ‘case-torri’. Then you will move to Vernazza a village overlooked by the remains of a Medieval castle with a cylindrical tower, in which you can enjoy some free time. After you will reach Monterosso, known as the ‘pearl of Cinque Terre’. This ancient fishing village with lovely beaches and lush vegetation covering the rocks will certainly enchant you. Here you’ll also get the chance to take a swim as this is the biggest village and count with a perfect sandy beach and crystalline water. After you’ll enjoy a 1h boat crossing to Portovenere in which you’ll have the opportunity to see unique views and the villages from a seaside perspective, perfect to take unique photos! Once in Portovenere you have free time to visit this elegant and popular touristic destination where nature and human architecture are perfectly balanced. Then take another boat to reach the city of La Spezia where the bus will be waiting for you. Enjoy a pleasant ride back to Florence where the tour will end. DAYS  Every day in summer season  Monday- Thursday and Saturday from 16th november to 14 March   LANGUAGES English Spanish Italian (Saturday min 4 persons in Winter Season ) Portuguese ( on Monday min 4 persons in Winter Season) DEPARTURE 7.00 am MEETING POINT Stazione Leopolda: Viale Fratelli Rosselli at the corner with Via Elio Gabbuggiani - in front of Bar Julia la Chorrillana CHECK IN 15 minutes before DURATION 13,45 h DISCOUNT Children under 2 years of age free of charge. Children between 3 and 12 years old, 50% discount. HIGHLIGHTS An unforgettable whole day devoted to the discovery of one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world, 5 villages hanging between sea and land, a paradise that has been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco An expert and knowledgeable tour leader, who will assist you during the whole trip An amazing 40 minutes boat ride, admire the colourful villages from a different and fascinating perspective! INCLUSIONS • Travel by GT coach or minivan from Florence to Cinque Terre • Expert multilingual tour leader • Limoncino ligure tasting • Ferry boat and train tickets (only train in winter season) • Free time in Portovenere ,Manarola , Monterosso and Vernazza     NOTES Comfortable shoes suggested as well as a swimsuit Please note that the given order of the visits may change We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility At the moment the “Path of Love” is closed and the reopening depends on local authorities. If it still won’t be accessible during high season, a longer route in boat will be offer as financial compensation and the given order of the visits may change. Please note that due to bad weather it may not be possible to use the boat

Daily trips by train