08 December 2016

 

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Best of Florence Full Day Tour - Incl the Uffizi Gallery
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Best of Florence Full Day Tour - Incl the Uffizi Gallery

All the sights in one day

Discover the magic of Florence in a single day on this must do tour which includes visits to all of the famous sites and means you won't have to queue when you get to them. Your Best of Florence tour begins with 'Skip the Line' access to the Accademia Gallery where you will have the opportunity to marvel at Michelangelo’s statue of the Slaves and his magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece the David.

Then you enjoy a comprehensive walking tour visiting the most famous sites of the city centre including the Duomo, the leather market as well as the Ponte Vecchio. Ask your guide for recommendations for the best lunch spots and enjoy a pizza, pasta or some local specialties - it's your choice! There's plenty of time to enjoy lunch before your tour continues to the Uffizi Gallery to see all the famous works of art.

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Aperitivo Time! Florence Wine Tour
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Aperitivo Time! Florence Wine Tour

It's wine o'clock!

Enjoy aperitivo at local neighbourhood spots and sample some of Tuscany’s most famous red wines, including chianti and brunello. Learn tasting and food pairing from an expert sommelier and experience a truly local way of getting a Florence evening started! It’s wine o’clock and begin with a late afternoon stroll around the city to discover the famous Tuscan red wines, along with a selection of equally delicious whites.

Then enjoy ‘aperitivo’, the pre-dinner drink favoured by locals. This Tuscany wine tour will guide you through local neighbourhoods and aperitivo spots while you savour typical Florentine flavours. Anything that combines local culture and a tipple (or two!) is par for the course tonight. This fun and informative wine tour is a great way to begin your evening and get a solid introduction to the many delicious Tuscan wines.

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Chianti Half Day Tour from Florence
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Chianti Half Day Tour from Florence

Vintage day out

The region of Tuscany is famous worldwide for its nature, little villages, vineyards and gentle hills and on this tour you visit one of the most beautiful areas. Chianti is known all over the world for its wine and countryside of unrivalled charm. Here woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves in a landscape dotted with ancient churches, charming old farmhouses, magnificent villas and castles of rare beauty.

Your tour starts in the heart of the vineyards in a farmhouse where you will be offered an appetising local snack and a tasting of a delicate Vino Chianti. Then spend a relaxing afternoon and be enchanted by the colours and perfumes of the Chianti countryside. Then continue to Monteriggioni, a typical medieval walled Tuscan town, where you will have time to explore.

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Florence Bike Tour
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Florence Bike Tour

Get on your bike

A bicycle tour is a healthy, fun and interesting way of seeing the many sights that the beautiful city of Florence has to offer. This bike tour has been put together to allow you to get the most enjoyment possible from a slow ride through the city centre streets. Your tour escort will lead the way through narrow streets and pedestrian areas to the monuments and little known areas of Florence from which you can admire the city.

Places you'll see include Santa Maria, Novella Oltrarno, the artisans botegas, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the medieval district, the Duomo and Piazza della Republica and much more. You'll have the opportunity to stop at several locations to relax and learn more about the city and enjoy a wonderful gelato (included in the price) in the Oltrarno district.

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Florence Foodies Walk
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Florence Foodies Walk

Food for thought

Gain insight into the best local food stores, restaurants and wine bars and sample delicious local fare including earthy truffles and artisan chocolate on this yummy tour which is a perfect introduction to Florence, especially if you like your food! The tour begins at a delightful food store specialising in earthy truffles where you'll enjoy a glass of Prosecco with a truffle panini.

An artisan chocolate tasting is next followed by a visit to an olive oil boutique. Owner Andrea will give you a balsamic vinegar tasting and enlighten you about the virtues of extra virgin olive oil. As you walk around you learn about the history of Florence’s local cuisines while exploring the city’s small alleys and charming suburbs. Along the way indulge further with tastings of ‘the best gelato in town’ and enjoy a glass of chianti.

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Florence Market Walking Tour
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Florence Market Walking Tour

In the market for local food

Explore Florence’s most vibrant market and sample many local foods like fresh olives from the Amalfi Coast and produce whipped up by local vendors. On this tour you savour the best of Italy’s cuisine the way locals do and discover the secrets behind one of the best food scenes in the world. Prepare your taste buds for an epic foodie adventures in Florence!

This city food tour dives into the markets which, as we all know,can only mean one thing - fresh local food and culture galore. Sample the local wines and cheeses, taste the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar and try the delicious local earthy truffles. If you have a good appetite this tour is a must while staying in the beautiful city of Florence.

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Florence Your Way Private Tour 6 Pax
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Florence Your Way Private Tour 6 Pax

Florence at your finger tips

When staying in Livorno this full day excursion takes you to the beautiful city of Florence, where you can spend the day at your leisure exploring the sights at your own pace. Travel with a local guide who will point out places of interest and give advice if required. There is so much to see and do in Florence, a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site in its entirety, that the problem is not what to see but how to fit it all in.

Make sure you visit the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, the city's 600-year-old domed cathedral, the Palazzo Vecchio and the Accademia, with Michelangelo's statue of David. Stop at the Uffizi, home to priceless collections of artworks by masters such as Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. And don't forget to make time for some simpler pleasures such as sipping cappuccino as you watch the world go by from a pavement cafe.

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Full Day Siena & Chianti from Florence
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Full Day Siena & Chianti from Florence

Chance to see Siena

Enjoy a full-day tour from Florence visiting the wonderful town of Siena, the medieval town of San Gimignano and the stunning Chianti region. The tour begins in Siena where a local guide will show you around the Siena Cathedral, Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) and Piazza del del Campo (Palio site). You'll then head into the Chianti area stopping in Castellina, a typical medieval village.

The next stop is at a traditional farmhouse for a delicious rustic meal of cold meats, bruschetta, salami and cheeses and a taste of some of the best wines in Tuscany. After lunch continue to San Gimignano one of the most fascinating examples of medieval towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will show you it’s beautiful squares, tiny alleyways, wonderful buildings and ancient churches.

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Guided Visit to Accademia & Uffizi Gallery
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Guided Visit to Accademia & Uffizi Gallery

See the great art

Enjoy a visit to two of the most famous galleries in Florence for one amazing price! You certainly can't leave Florence without a visit to the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries which are renowned the world over. During the tour the guide will take you to admire the most famous works of art of Michelangelo, Botticelli, Giotto, Raffaello, Masaccio, Cimabue and Leonardo da Vinci.

In this memorable tour you will see so many of the famous works of art and appreciate the stunning works of the great masters. At the Accademia you find Michelangelo's stunning Statue of David and at the Incredible Uffizi, one of the world's greatest art museums, you stand in front of Botticelli's amazing Birth of Venus. You don't have to be a lover of fine art to get the most out of this must do tour.

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Main Sights of Florence Walking Tour
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Main Sights of Florence Walking Tour

Get to know the city

There are so many wonderful sights and art treasures to see when visiting Florence it is hard to know where to start. But this walking tour of the old city makes a great introduction and will help you get your bearings. As you walk around the ancient streets and squares of Florence's old town you'll have the opportunity to visit the Duomo - a cathedral with a magnificent dome, the Baptistery and the Campanile designed by Giotto.

You will also see the Church of Orsanmichele, an imposing building which houses the wonderful tabernacle of Orcagna, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic Art. After a visit to the lively straw market Mercato Della Paglia with its famous piglet your walk ends in Piazza della Signoria. Here you'll see sculptural masterpieces and the imposing Palazzo Vecchio with its crenellated tower, one of the symbols of the city.

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Pisa Half Day Tour - Incl Leaning Tower
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Pisa Half Day Tour - Incl Leaning Tower

Have a leaning towards Pisa

Enjoy a splendid tour through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa famous for its architectural beauty. After a panoramic coach drive along the banks of the Arno you'll set off on foot for a guided tour of Piazza dei Miracoli where you'll see the exterior of the celebrated Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and other important monuments in the area.

Next take a guided tour inside the Duomo (cathedral) - an unrivalled masterpiece of Romanesque art constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries. Your tour guide will then walk you to Piazza dei Cavalieri where you can admire the historic Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world. This unmissable tour will give you a real insight into Pisa and its beautiful architecture!

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