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Tours for STUDENTS, BACKPACKERS and TRAVELLERS ON A BUDGET in Tuscany.

Tuscany on a Budget is part of the Italy on a Budget tours family , a travel company based in Florence,  and it is specialized in affordable and budget tours in Tuscany for all travellers willing to learn, taste and see what the territory has to offer in a fun environment together with a passionate, lively and knowledgeable team.

  • Small groups guaranteed
  • Local guides
  • Tours in English only

Our team is composed of local guides and we all speak fluent English. We love sharing the passion for our home land, all the secrets, the traditions and the culture of Florence and Tuscany with our fellow travellers with  interesting stories, fun facts and lots of laugh .

 

OUR POPULAR TOURS:

THE TUSCANY EXPERIENCE - Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Chianti all in 1 day!

If you are short of time and you are only in Florence for a few days, then this is the perfect tour that allows you to see the best of Tuscany in ONLY 1 DAY!  Visit 3 of the most famous Med...
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COOKING CLASS AT A FARMHOUSE IN TUSCANY

Work on your Italian baby food belly with this fun cooking course set in a Tuscany farmhouse Spend a RELAXING DAY in the heart of the Tuscan countryside learning everything this land has to offer and get a baby food from the amount of delicious plates you are going to prepare. The cooking course will take place at a RURAL VILLA not too far from San Gimignano, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Tuscany surrounded by olive trees and vines in the Chianti region. This is where the cooking course will take place and where you will learn and prepare yourself how to create AUTHENTIC TUSCAN DISHES from a funny and knowledgeable local chef: Antipasti, HOMEMADE PASTA with two different sauces, second courses, dessert and lots more. During the meal you will also taste 3 different types of WINE TO TASTE produced in the region by a local winery that you will be able to buy at a very low cost before returning back to Florence. At the end, our chef will give you a recipe book for you to remember a A TRULY HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN TUSCANY.   What's included: Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Round trip transportation  Small group cooking class at the Tuscan farmhouse Hands on experience Lunch with wine tasting Recipes of the food prepared on the day   DETAILS: WHEN MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY MEETING TIME 9:40am MEETING POINT In front of the IOAB office on Via Nazionale 149r DURATION 7h. Back to Florence by 5:00 pm PRICE: € 100 LOW COST Do you have your own car? Book just the cooking class and reach the spot independetly. MIN/MAX min 1 - max 8  AGE LIMIT  no children under 15 DIETARY NEEDS  Vegetarian and vegan options available on request. Please inform our team at the moment of the booking for any special dietary requirements.   TIPS: WHY NOT VISITING SAN GIMIGNANO? If you wish to stay in San Gimignano for a visit or for the night, ask your guide to be dropped off in the town after the cooking class.  Feel free to bring your bags with you on the tour and store them on the bus.

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HORSEBACK RIDING IN TUSCANY

A half day tour for a unique way to experience Tuscany... on horseback!  Explore Tuscany’s Chianti region on horseback on this small-group tour for beginner riders departing from Florence. Rolling hills, dense forests and peacefull Tuscan countryside which is an outdoor adventure-lover’s dream destination to relax.   What's included: Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Round trip transportation on a 8 seat minivan Info on the road about the area and the local products 1h30 horseback ride Riding helmets are provided free of charge A Tuscan light lunch with wine DETAILS WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY ( available other days on request with a min of 2 people, get in touch with us ) MEETING TIME 8:45am MEETING POINT in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel Galileo PRICE € 110.00 pp -  € 90.00 student price DURATION 5h. Back to Florence at 1:30pm  MIN/MAX min 2 people - max 8 NOTE - Wear closed shoes; no flip flops or sandals. Wear long trousers. You can get changed at the ranch. - Max weight accepted is 110kg - no people younger than 18 - We use english saddles - Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meal available upon request   COMBINE THIS TOUR TO SAVE MONEY AND TIME: Combine the horseback ride with our TASTE OF TUSCANY departing on the same day in the afternoon to visit Siena, more of the Chianti region with wine tasting in a local cellar.     

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Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano & Val D'Orcia

Explore the most beautiful Tuscan towns made famous through films & enjoy the light lunch overlooking the rolling hills of Montepulciano while tasting famous wine.   Wander the winding streets of Cortona walked by Diane Lane in "Under the Tuscan sun",  watch out for the vampires of the Twilight saga " New Moon" in Montapulciano and taste the famous Noble of Montepulciano wine. Explore the locations made famous by Michelle Pfieffer in "A Midsummer night's dream" and Ralph Fienes in " The English patient". Spot the iconic rolling hills of Tuscany from " Letters to Juliet" and enjoy a taste of the local lifestyle by sampling fine local wine, cheese and other products from the region.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Round trip transportation Your informative IOAB tour leader Orientation walk of Montepulciano and free time 1h free time to explore Cortona Orientation walk of Siena and free time Light lunch in a local winery including 2 wine tasting including the famous " vino nobile di Montepulciano" DETAILS WHEN Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY MEETING TIME 08:00am MEETING POINT Italy on a Budget's office on via nazionale 149R - Firenze TOWNS VISITED Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena and Val'D'orcia RETURNS 08:00pm approx MIN- MAX min 4 people to run - max 8    

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THE GRAPE ESCAPE WINERY TOUR

A day trip to Tuscany with 2 wineries, 8 different types of wine to taste, 3 extra virgin olive oil, balsamic, Tuscan snacks, amazing scenery and the visit to San Gimignano all in 1 day! Join our fun day trip to the Chianti countryside to meet other travellers of the same age and to discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine. WHAT'S INCLUDED: Short Drive to the Chianti countryside to discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine. First Stop at a wine tasting school  where you will taste 5 different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. and a Super Tuscan wine,  a 30 year- old balsamic vinegar and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Second stop at a local winery for a guided tour through the vineyards and the cellar with 3 wines; the famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè wine and a Chianti colli senesi D.O.C.G. You will also have the opportunity to buy the local products and wine at a convinient cost to bring back home or ship it to friends and family. Afternoon spent wandering through the narrow streets of the most beautiful  medieval town of Tuscany, San Gimignano with its tower filled skyline while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria. DETAILS: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY all year  TUESDAY, THURSDAY June/September by minivan 9:40am in front of our office on Via Nazionale 149R opposite Hotel Galileo Roundtrip transportation by minivan or bus to/from Florence, English speaking informative IOAB tour leader, 2 wineries, Guided tour of a winery and cellar, Up to 8 wine tastings, Up to 3 olive oil tastings, snacks during the tasting, 1h30 free time to visit of San Gimignano. € 60pp Regular price | € 75pp by minivan 7h. We return back to Florence at 5pm > Make sure you have a big breakfast before coming on the tour. Lots of wine is involved so an empty stomach is not recommended. > People younger than 18 are not allowed on this tour.  We suggest to look at more suitable tours such as the Tuscany Experience where there is not so much wine involved. > Departure guaranteed with a Min. 4 people - Max: 60 people ( not a small group tour in high season ). Rain or shine Checking out on the same day?The office is near the train station so if you are checking out the same day of the tour, feel free to bring your bags and luggage with you. We will store them underneath the bus/van so that you will be ready to leave to your next destination when returning to Florence.   Spending the night in Siena? Ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano so you don’t have to come all the way back to Florence. From San Gimignano you can take a local bus to Siena.        

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THE TASTE OF TUSCANY with dinner at a Tuscan farm

A tour departing at 2pm to Siena and the Chianti region with dinner in a Tuscan farm and wine tasting included! If you only have 1 day in Florence, this is a perfect tour for you! Spend the whole morning sightseeing Florence, its museums, momuments and markets then come away from the crowds on an afternoon trip to some of the most beautiful local towns in Tuscany.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip trasportation by minivan English speaking driving guide Orientation walk of Siena Free time to wander at complete leisure Visit to a local winery Wine & Extra Virgin olive oil tasting Tuscan Dinner  ​​​​​​   DETAILS: WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY 1:40pm from Florence / 2:40pm from San Gimignano Florence:IOAB office on via nazionale 149R San Gimignano: TOW office on via Sardegna 2 € 98 8h. Back to Florence at 10:30pm / Back to San Gimignano at 09:30pm MIN/MAX Tour guaranteed with a min.4 participants - Max. 8  

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WINE NOT !!! Half day wine tour

No more queues, just vines and views - 2 wineries and lots of fun! Enjoy this half day tour to fall in love with the Tuscan countryside and the famous Chianti Classico wine with our team in a small group. If you can handle wine and terrific views, this is the perfect tour for you!   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation by 8 seat minivan Your local & informative IOAB tour leader 2 wineries Up to 7 wine tastings Extra virgin olive oil tasting Information on board about Tuscany and the products Snacks during the tasting Small group tour   DETAILS Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2:00pm  10:00am on Saturday Italy on a Budget tours office on via nazionale 149R, Firenze 4h30 - People younger than 18 are not allowed. No kids - Wear comfortable clothes - This tour is not stricted to 18 - 39 years old travellers only. In fact we are a bit more flexible with the age limit as long as you have no walking disabilities, are young in heart and happy to party, you are welcome to join. - Tour guaranteed with a min of 4 people - Max 8  

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