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A DAY IN TUSCANY from Rome

A day trip from Rome to visit the best of the Tuscany region Spend a day exploring the best Medieval Tuscan cities; Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and tour the windy roads of the Chianti wine region in the comfort of a minivan including wine tasting in a local winery.   What's included: Train tickets from Rome to Florence and back on high speed train  Transport by minivan to Tuscany Your IOAB English speaking tour leader 2h visit of Siena Orientation walk of Siena with our tour leader Time to explore Siena in complete freedom A short visit of Monteriggioni  1h30 visit of San Gimignano Free time to discover the village at your own leisure Scenic drive of the Chianti region Wine tasting in a local winery Extra Virgin olive oil tasting Small groups   DETAILS TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY Italy on a Budget tours office, via nazionale 149R - Florence The train leaves at 07:00am approx. Back to Rome at 8:00pm approx Optional lunch with tradional Tuscan dishes for only € 15.00. Organise it with your guide in the morning. - You won't meet one of our team in Rome but you will travel by train independently from Rome to Florence and back ( tickets included ). You will meet us directly in Florence at the tour departure point.  - Full details of the train ticket will be sent by email to the customers a few days before the tour. On the ticket you will find the train number and seat assigned. - Make sure you get on the train and platform as per the ticket sent 10 mins prior the tour. - No refund will be issued to clients who miss the train € 130 pp     Do you wish to stay longer in Florence? If you wish to take a later train back to Rome and stay longer in Florence after the trip , it is possible. Just make sure you to inform our team at the moment of the booking.   

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Accademia Gallery morning Guided visit

A morning tour of the Accademia Gallery where you will see the most important works of Michelangelo in Florence. WHAT'S INCLUDED Staff Assistance at the Meeting Point Licensed tour Guide Museum entrance ticket with advanced booking fee (guaranteed admission and skip the general entry line) Earphones for a minimum of 15 people DETAILS Every day except on Monday 15m prior starting time  at the Accademia Gallery Museum, in front of the entrance reserved to the booking holders. An Assistant will wait for you holding a  yellow sign 10:30am  Approx. 1 Hour and 15 minutes inside Accademia Gallery    LOCAL SUPPLIER: Italy on a Budget collaborate with a licensed local operator providing museums guided tours.  Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination,are included on your confirmation Voucher. CLOSE OUT DATES: May 1st and on the first Sunday of each month GUARANTEED DEPARTURE: min. 2 pax          

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AFTERNOON COOKING COURSE IN FLORENCE

Who doesn't like the Italian cuisine, a plate of delicious pasta or a mouth-watering dessert? Come and learn how to make some typical Italian dishes to impress your date or family once you return back home. Do not miss the opportunity while you are in Italy to get your hands dirty during our cooking class taught by local professional chefs in a real cooking school in Florence. You will also receive an apron and recipes so that you won't forget a fun and truly delectable experience!   Choose between the Monday and the Tuesday course   EVERY MONDAY: Regional cuisine Come and experience how the various regions of Italy each developed a unique taste for produce.Find out where and when some typical dishes were invented (lasagne, risotto alla milanese) and give them a try by cooking and then tasting the delicious outcome!   EVERY TUESDAY: Tuscan cuisine Learn how to make traditional Tuscan dishes. Tuscany, an amazing region that hosts mountains and rolling hills, well-known for its refined wines, as well as several prominent seaside dishes. DETAILS: WHEN MONDAY and  TUESDAY* The courses won't be available from the 15DEC-04JAN and from 10AUG - 31AUG MEETING TIME 2:45pm MEETING POINT At our office on Via Nazionale 149r opposite Hotel Galileo PRICE € 60.00 INCLUDED IN THE PRICE cooking lesson, all the ingredients used to prepare your meal, wine,  tasting of the cooked recipes, an apron and some useful recipes to bring back home. DURATION 2h45/ 3h NOTE:  The cooking course is held by an Hospitality School which is the first WACS (World Association of Chefs Societies) recognized school in Italy and operate since 1997 providing both professional programs and amatorial classes. The course is an academic course with lessons open to private customers, being aware about the fact they’ll be in a class, and not just in an average cooking school. The lesson includes a lecture about a daily topic. The lecture always includes the cultural background of the specific recipes and the cooking method explanation. The chefs are at same time the teachers of the school, professionals with years of experience and a solid academic background.                                    

Amalfi Coast Tour from Rome for 18 -39's

4 DAYS - POMPEII, SORRENTO, CAPRI, AMALFI COAST, POSITANO & NAPLES  Relax, fun and breathtaking scenery that you will never forget. Small groups led by local guides fluent in English for an authentic Italian experience & more fun   Itinerary: DAY 1 : Rome 09:00am - Pompeii Archaeological site - Sorrento DAY 2:  Boat tour to Capri Island - full day in Capri DAY 3:  Day tour to the Amalfi Coast with free time in Positano and Amalfi  DAY 4:  Sorrento - Naples - Rome back at 5:00pm   What's Included: Private transport from/back to Rome Small groups - max 25 Entry ticket to Pompeii heritage site 3 nights accommodation in Sorrento Orientation tour of Sorrento town Boat tour to the island of Capri Full day on the Amalfi coast stopping 2h in Amalfi and 3h in Positano 4h stop in Naples Orientation walk of Naples Local and passionate Italian tour leader ( english speaker! ) Info and local facts of each destination    DETAILS: DEPARTURES: From April till October every Thursday / July and August  every Thursday and Monday MEETING POINT: Via Marsala, 22 by Roma Termini train station at 09:00am RETURNS: Back to Roma Termini at 5:00pm approx  DURATION: 4 days ACCOMMODATION TYPE: Camping Village in Sorrento located on top of a panoramic hill just 10 minutes walk to the historical centre. It is the perfect location to explore the Amalfi coast for travelers on a budget ROOM TYPE: Basic cabins with a little deck to enjoy the great views of the bay PRICE: from € 289 in 3 bed shared cabin - from € 365 in private ensuite cabin - from € 450 in single cabin ROOM UPGRADE: If you have more to spend upgrade your tour from camping to hotel      Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE and INSTAGRAM Did you know that... PAYMENT OPTIONS: If you are short in cash, pay a 50% deposit online when booking by using the code " DEPOSIT "  and pay the remaining balance in full only 6 weeks prior the tour. TRAVEL MORE: You want to see more of Italy? Link up the Amalfi coast tour with: > SICILY > BEST OF TUSCANY > BUONGIORNO ITALIA > LET'S GO NORTH   NEED ACCOMMODATION IN ROME: If you need accommodation in Rome the night prior the trip or when we retun back to Rome, contact us and we will be able to book you on one of our partner hostels located 5mins walk from the meeting point for the tour and the Termini train station.   What people say about this tour  “The Amalfi Coast tour is amazing” I did the four day tour of the Amalfi Coast with Italy on a Budget Tours and absolutely loved the experience. The group was made up of people of the same age who were all travelling, so we were able to get along really well and swap stories about travels. Irene was a fantastic guide from the very start. She was bright and happy and enthusiastic throughout the trip. She knows a lot of the locals around the coast so travelling was made easy and hassle free. The schedule was still flexible enough for us to spend our own time at the different towns and do your own thing at night. I've travelled independently many times before, but I don't think I could have seen or experienced as much by myself. And it was made all so much better by Irene's enthusiasm and knowledge of the area. Really great value for money and a must do if you want to travel this region!                                                                                                      Read more

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BUONGIORNO ITALIA - 7 DAYS/ 6NIGHTS

Visit the most famous Italian cities in 7 days. ROME - FLORENCE - PISA - CINQUE TERRE - VENICE with a local crew. Experience the most important Italian cities with your experienced and fun Italian team for a real Italian adventure. ITINERARY: Monday DAY 1: Arrival to Rome  DAY 2: Old city centre & Vatican city DAY 3: Free morning in Rome - Florence  DAY 4: Pisa & Cinque Terre day tour  DAY 5: Full day in Florence DAY 6: Venice Sunday DAY 7: Check out Venice    WHAT'S INCLUDED: 6 night accommodation Welcome dinner in Rome Welcome drink and "aperitivo" buffet food in Florence. Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget tour leaders Train tickets to Florence and Venice on fast speed trains Organised activities with our team and free time to explore at your own leisure Orientation walks in Florence, Rome and Venice led by the Italy on a Budget tour leaders Maps, info and tips about all places DETAILS DEPARTURES: All year round. The tour starts on a Monday and ends on a Sunday in Venice at 10:00 am  ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 6 nights in our favourite budget accommodations; 2 nights in Rome ( hostel ) - 3 nights in Florence ( hostel ) - 1 night in Venice ( hostel or camping village in Venice Mestre ) ROOM TYPE: Room & cabins based on Multi-share - Private double/twin - Single room UPGRADE: Upgrade your tour from Hostels & Camping village to 2**Hotel & Guests house TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own. This is a perfect tour for those who are visiting Italy for the first time and don't have a fortune to spend but still want to see as much as possible in a week with a local team. TRANSPORT: We believe there is no better way to truly experience everything a country has to offer than exploring it by foot and with local transport to immerse yourself in its culture. The primary means of transportation of this trip between the cities is by fast speed train.  TOUR LEADERS: You might have different guides during the week and not the same one for the entire time as we always opt for guides which are local GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15 PRICE: from € 599 in shared bedroom - from € 900 in private double/twin room   Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE NOTE:  1. All final details will be sent by email  2. You can arrive to Rome whenever it is best for you. Check in time is from 3:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to store your bags in the accommodation. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon on day 1 ( 5:00pm approx ) and will end on Saturday after the orientation walk. On Saturday evening you will be free. 3. This tour is not recommended to those with walking disabilities  DID YOU KNOW THAT... PAYMENT OPTIONS: Pay only 50% deposit to secure your spot when booking online and the remaining 40 days before the trip TRAVEL MORE: Combine the Buongiorno Italia with the > AMALFI COAST TOUR departing on Thursday from Rome and returning back on  Sunday just before you start the 7 day trip on Monday. > SICILY  departing on Monday FREE TIME: Spend your free time to explore the sights in complete freedom or choose to book our optional day tours in the different cities to add value to your experience.  ADD NIGHTS: If you are arriving a day earlier in Rome, you can select the extra night before finalising the trip. If you wish to extend your stay in Venice, make sure you select the extra nights   What people say about this tour  " Buongiorno Itallia " Sasa and Alex were the best guides!! They were so knowledgable and funny and we loved spending the few days on the tour with them. Everything was so well done and professional. We got to see so much in a short time and for a very good price. This was the best tour we found in Italy and Sasa and Alex made it even better! The hostel they set us up in was one of the nicest I've ever stayed in. The transportation with either the bus or the train was very efficient, nice, and fun!!   read more

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CARNIVAL OF VENICE - day trip from Florence

Join us for an amazing day tour from Florence ​through the world's most famous festival, the Carnival of Venice. Our trip starts from S. Maria Novella train station where you will meet our tour leader who will accompany you through this amazing day in Venice. Once in Venice enjoy an orientation walk through the labyrinth of alleyways towards Rialto bridge and Grand Canal. Learn the history of this enchanting city and discover the extraordinary architectural masterpieces strolling along the narrow streets, called Calle. We will stop to admire an infinity variety of beautiful and fancy masks artfully decorated with feathers, glitter, stones and bells. It may takes days for maskmakers to decorate a traditional carnival mask and somethimes they can cost hundreds euros. Don't worry as in some popular stalls it’s easy to find something alike, for half the price so make sure you buy your own. The orientation ​tour​ will end in St. Mark's Square where fantastic costumes are displayed and “The Best Masked Costume Contest” takes place every day. Here you will have plenty of opportunity for amazing pictures. You will be then free to ​continue exploring the city and its costume parades and​ enjoy the live music in the main square of the city​. ​ DETAILS: 8:00am At the main entrance of the pharmacy located inside Santa Maria Novella Train station opposite platform 16 Return train tickets, our local IOAB tour leader, orientation walk of Venice, info and maps.  We return back to Florence at 7:30pm approx € 69pp  

CITY SIGHTSEEING FLORENCE

Hop on CitySightseeing open top red bus and you’ll admire this wonderful city and its hills from another “higher” perspective! CitySightseeing offers 3 different bus lines to let you reach many of the places of interest of the city: from Piazzale Michelangelo to Ponte Vecchio and to the beautiful Fiesole. Onboard you will find interesting commentaries which will provide you with information about everything around you: you will listen not only to the history of its elegant palaces,  buildings and monuments but also to legends, historical events, popular sayings, gastronomic curiosities and much more. You can hop on or off at the indicated stops as many times as you want, get closer your favourite places and enjoy a tasty Florentine ice-cream!   DETAILS PRICE ADULT 1 DAY  € 23.00 (the validity of the ticket terminates with the last run of the same day when the customer changes the voucher with the received) 48H € 28.00 3DAYS      € 33.00   (the validity of the ticket terminates 3 Days after that the customer has change the voucher with the received)

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CLASSIC VENICE GONDOLA RIDE

You can't leave Venice without taking a gondola ride! A visit to Venice is not complete unless you take a gondola ride down the world-famous Grand Canal. Enjoy Venice from the privileged view of a condola, accompanied by its gentle movements.   A classic gondola ride is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty, charm and color of this unique city built on water. You will be enthralled by the elegance of the grand mansions with their fine facades and richly toned plaster work. You’ll also explore many hidden canals so small you can literally touch the palazzos and breathe in the Italian culture, all the while being cradled in the atmosphere unique only to Venice. Feel part of an ancient Venetian tradition and experience Venice as the locals have for more than a thousand years. The tour ends with the landing at the station Vallaresso (Dogana). DETAILS: Campo San Luca 11:00am  - 2:00pm - 4:30pm summer schedule 12:00pm - 2:30pm - 4:30pm winter schedule 30mins approx Daily - Please reach at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour starts. Venice can be a labyrinth so you want to give yourself enough time to reach the right meeting point. - This is not a private tour, so you will have others along to make it all the more festive and fun! - Seating is on first come first served basis and left to the discretion of gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola. - There is no serenade (singing) or commentary on this Gondola option. - Minimum number of people per gondola is 4 and the maximum number of people is 6 - As no explanation are needed, this tour does not foreseen language services € 32.00 pp     IMPORTANT: We recommend you to print all pages of the voucher you will receive after booking to present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance

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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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COOKING CLASS IN SAN GIMIGNANO

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: Small group cooking class at the Tuscan farmhouse Hands on experience Lunch with wine tasting Recipes of the food prepared on the day   DETAILS: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY ( other days on request ) 11:15am Reach the spot independetly with our instructions or request a free transport from our office on via Sardegna 2 ( Poggibonsi/San Gimignano ) 5h. € 85 > Vegetarian and vegan options available on request. Please inform our team at the moment of the booking for any special dietary requirements. > no children under 15

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E-BIKE TUSCANY WITH PIC NIC

Discover Tuscany by E -bike cycling on enchanting white roads surrounded by olive trees and vines.  Pedal your way through the panoramic landscapes of Tuscany on a e-bike tour. Take it slow to soak up the views, rest for pic nic lunch followed by the visit of local winery for wine tasting, visit the wellknown San Gimignano village WHAT 'S INCLUDED Roundtrip transportation by minivan or bus to/from Florence English speaking informative IOAB guide E-bike rental and helmets Pic-nic lunch  Wine tasting in a local winery  Visit of San Gimignano Water DETAILS EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY  From April until the end of October 08:00 am  In front our office on via nazionale 149R opposite Hotel Galileo - Firenze € 95 6h You must be at least 18 years of age Not recommended for travelers with back problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level YOU MUST BE CONFIDENT RIDING A BIKE. The tour is guaranteed with a min. of 2 people

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EASTER BREAK IN FLORENCE - 4days/3nights

4 DAYS IN FLORENCE TO CELEBRATE EASTER FROM € 299 Why? Easter is one of the best occasions to visit Florence and Tuscany, in fact on Easter Sunday, a cart, packed full of fireworks and other pyrotechnics, is lit and provides a historic spectacle in the civic life of the city. This event is called " Scoppio del Carro", the 'Burst of the Carriage': the most famous ceremony of Florentine Easter that goes back to the times of the first crusades and mixes the Christian rite to the pagan tradition with the worship of fire. The Holy fires comes on a carriage hauled by six white Ox. Than the carriage is fired with a special fuse called the “colombina”. And if the “explosion” (fireworks) is well done, it will be a good year for Florence. DETAILS: CHECK IN FRIDAY 19 APRIL  CHECK OUT MONDAY 22 APRIL FRIDAY 19.04 – FLORENCE Receive a welcome pack at arrival with free city maps and information about the city. Spend the afternoon in complete freedom visiting the famous Florentine museums including the David. Meet our team in the afternoon and head together to the old centre passing by the main monuments. Hear about the history, the traditions and sites of Florence from your tour leader and end the evening in a local bar for what the locals call the aperitivo. ( D ) SATURDAY 20.04 - SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, MONTERIGGIONI & CHIANTI REGION WITH WINE TASTING Get ready for a day trip to visit the famous Tuscany region with its 3 Medieval villages Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. Finally stop in the Chianti region in a local winery to taste the delicious Chianti wine, truffle olive oil, balsamic and extra virgin olive oil.  Return back to Florence at 06:30pm. Free evening to spend with your new friends or to relax at the accommodation. SUNDAY 21.04 - EASTER SUDAY IN FLORENCE Spend the whole day in Florence to assist the Easter celebrations, parades, fireworks and the explosion of carriage held in front of the Duomo. Take part to the mass celebrations in the Duomo and spend the afternoon checking out the monuments of the city. Meet our team in the evening and we will take you in a traditional trattoria for a typical and mouth-watering Florentine dinner in the city centre. Dinner will be the perfect moment to spend the last night in Florence with your new friends. ( D ) MONDAY 22.04 - CHECK OUT On the fourth day, unfortunately you will have to leave your room by 10am. However, feel free to store your bags in our office and finish checking out the last monuments of Florence or join one of our city tours to find out more about the city. DETAILS: CHECK-IN On day 1 you must check in by the Italy on a Budget office on via nazionale 149R open from 10am to 5pm. Please inform our team about the time you are expecting to arrive to Florence. NIGHTS 3 ROOM 6/8 bed dorm in one of our partner hostel in central Florence. Private room also available on request if not online ADD NIGHTS  It's possible to add extra nights NOTE - We recommend you to arrive to Florence before 1pm to spend a full day in Florence - You must inform us about the time you are planning to arrive to Florence - The order of the activities can change depending on people's arrival. WHAT'S INCLUDED: - 3 nights accommodation in Florence - Welcome pack with city map and local info - Experienced italy on a Budget tour guides - A Full day exploring Tuscany with wine tasting in Chianti and a visit to 3 famous medieval villages - Welcome wrink and orientation walk of the city - Dinner in a traditional Florentine restaurant OTHER FANTASTIC WAYS TO SPEND EASTER IN ITALY: 7D BUONGIORNO ITALIA:  7D LET’S GO SOUTH: 13D MAMMA MIA:  4D AMALFI COAST: 

FLORENCE CITY BREAK - 3DAYS/2NIGHTS

Take a break from the daily busy rutine and come to Florence for a few days, one of the most beautiful Italian cities. Visit Florence and its museums in complete freedom and the next day come with our team to Tuscany to explore the countryside, the nearby villages and taste some wine.    ITINERARY: DAY 1: Arrival in Florence - free day DAY 2: Day trip to the Chianti region  DAY 3: Check out   What's included: 2 night accommodation in a centrally located hostel or budget hotel Full day tour to the Chianti region including private transport, your Italy on a Budget tour leader, wine tasting in a local winery and visit to a Medieval town A 24h hop on hop off bus ticket of Florence  Welcome pack with city map and local info Experienced Italy on a Budget crew Optional add-on activities DETAILS: DEPARTURES: Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY and SUNDAY DURATION: 3 days  PRICE: from € 129 per person based in shared accommodation ACCOMMODATION TYPE: You can choose to stay in top rated HOSTELS/GUEST HOUSES or , depending on your budget, upgrade to 2 STAR HOTELS/B&B ROOM TYPE: Multi-share room  - Private double/twin room - Single room TOUR TYPE: This package is designed as a do-it-yourself, independent exploration package. You will be free to explore the city independently and the second day you will join a preorganised Italy on a Budget tour.   DID YOU KNOW THAT... ADD NIGHTS: If you feel that you haven't seen enough in 3 days, add an extra night in Florence to your booking. Pick also one of the other activities we organise in Florence; you could either take a day trip to Cinque Terre and Pisa or get your hands dirty with a cooking course. Tuscany is a beautiful region and there is always something great to do so that you never get bored. TRAVEL INFO: Our team will send you a confirmation email with the full program and details about the accommodation in Florence booked for you TRAVEL MORE: Continue exploring Italy and save money., Combine the Florence city break with: > AMALFI COAST TOUR  departing from Rome from Thurs till Sun > LET'S GO SOUTH from Monday till Sunday > MILAN & LAKE COMO > BEST OF ROME from Monday till Thursday For more cool savings visit our save money page  

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FLORENCE IN 24 HOURS

Only 24h in Florence and you want to try to fit everything in? This is the perfect option for you! Visit Florence in the morning and head to Tuscany in the afternoon to enjoy the view of the rolling hills and taste some amazing wine in 2 wineries.    WHAT'S INCLUDED 3 h Orientation walk of Florence Gelato Roundtrip transportation by 8 seat minivan Your local & informative IOAB tour leader 2 wineries Up to 7 wine tastings Extra virgin olive oil tasting Snacks during the tasting Small group tour DETAILS  Every Tuesday & Thursday  09:40am Italy on a Budget tours office, via nazionale 149R return back to Florence at 6.30pm Lunch is not included Tour guaranted with a min of 4 people  -  max 8  

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FLORENCE NIGHT OUT

Are you a solo traveller or simply want to discover how the locals spend their time in this fantastic city at night? Do you have any nice restaurant to recommend? Where can I eat good traditional food? Where can I go tonight? These are the questions we often hear from travellers visiting Florence and for this reason we have finally created this perfect and fun tour for you. We will take you first in a traditional trattoria for a typical and mouth watering Florentine dinner in the city centre. Vegetarian menu available as well.  Dinner will be the perfect moment to get to know the other travellers and share your travel experiences and stories. The night is still young! After dinner we will walk through the centre and will stop in a local pub for a drink before continuing towards a club in a popular and busy area of Florence where the locals hang out to let party started.   What's included: Local tour leader from Florence Traditional Florentine dinner including wine Welcome drink in a bar Admission fee to the club Discounts on drinks DETAILS WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY  8:30PM IOAB office on via nazionale 149R - Florence - Reservation required - if you are vegetarian please specify it in the bo - The dress code in Italy is important; a nice dress or a shirt is recommended. Flip flops are not allowed especially on guys - Guaranteed with a min. of 5 people    

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FRESH HOMEMADE PASTA COOKING COURSE

Discover how to prepare delicious homemade pasta from an Italian Professional Chef Enjoy a Pasta cooking class with great typical Italian recipes for authentic pasta lovers!    Pasta-making is an ancient Italian tradition and you can find some of the best pastas in the world around every corner in this country, so why not take home the skills to impress friends and relatives with the most famous dishes Italy has to offer? This course includes working with various types of flour, eggs, and other ingredients necessary for making fresh pasta. Participants learn the techniques of working with pasta, using a rolling-pin and machine, and will be able to master the secrets of a thousand year-old cooking tradition. This class focuses on preparing three types of pasta with three different sauces to accompany them and also a typical Italian dessert, all of which will be eaten and enjoyed together after the class.   WHAT'S INCLUDED Assistance of a knowledgeable and fun professional chef The meal prepared Bottled water Tuscany wine Recipes of what you prepared   DETAILS WHEN Every Saturday from April to November TIME 12:00pm . You must be at the school 15 mins prior the beginning of the class so not later than 11:45am DURATION 3h MEETING PLACE  via dei velluti18/20R - Florence.  It is important to check your ticket containing the map and the directions to get to the cooking school DIETARY NEEDS Vegetarian/vegan options are available, as well as any other dietary restrictions (gluten free, lactose intolerant, no tree nuts, no seafood, etc.). Please, inform us when you do your booking ALL AGES TOUR The lesson can be held in English, Spanish, and Italian, and the minimum age requirement is 7 years old  

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HARVEST TOUR

Impress your friends with your newfound knowledge of food and wine combinations while regaling them with stories of your first Tuscan grape harvest! Join our day trip departing from Florence and spend a day in the stunning Tuscan countryside with its medieval towns and villages. September/October is the harvest time so become part of a tradition while picking the grapes as the Italians do! You will receive a basket, scissors and instructions from the real farmers how to pick the grapes. You will then enjoy a Tuscan home-style lunch at the local winery overlooking the classic Chianti countryside and pepper your palate with fresh dishes made with local ingredients. At the winery you will also follow the wine and oil olive production process from the expert wine makers and at the end you will taste some of the best Tuscan wines. Returns back to Florence at 1:30pm   COMBO TOUR TO SAVE MONEY AND TIME Combine the HARVEST TOUR with our TASTE OF TUSCANY tour so instead of coming back all the way to Florence you will be able to visit SAN GIMIGNANO as an extra stop and then join the new group coming from Florence on the way to Monteriggioni, Siena, wine tasting in a winery and dinner in a Tuscan house. DETAILS: WHEN Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday MEETING TIME 8:45am - return by 13:30pm MEETING PLACE in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel Galileo INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Transport, our fun and informative English speaking guide, harvest experience, lunch and wine tasting at the local winery. NOTE: in case of rain the picking of the grapes in the fields won't be confirmed for safety reason. In the event of rain the tour will still go head and alternative activities/itineraries will be offered on the day. MIN - MAX Departure guaranteed with a min of 4 people - max 8    

HIKING & PIC NIC IN TUSCANY

Explore the stunning landscape of the Tuscan hills on a 5.5-hour hiking tour from Florence. Meet our team in Florence and then drive in a comfortable minivan to the trail where you’ll perambulate through verdant vineyards, rustic villages, and over the classic rolling hills of Tuscany. Stop halfway along the hike to indulge in a classic pic nic of Tuscan treats and head to a local winery to learn about the production of wine and olive oil. Visit the town of San Gimignano, known as the ‘medieval Manhattan’ for its many gothic towers and enjoy an ice cream before we return back to Florence. WHAT'S INCLUDED Roundtrip transportation by minivan or bus to/from Florence English speaking informative IOAB guide Pic-nic lunch  Wine tasting in a local winery  Visit of San Gimignano Water DETAILS EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY  From April until the end of October    08:00am      Our Office on via nazionale 149R - Florence  € 99 6h You must be at least 18 years of age Not recommended for travelers with back problems, heart problems or other serious medical conditions Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level The tour is guaranteed with a min. of 2 people

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HORSEBACK RIDING EXPERIENCE

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 TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY ( available other days on request with a min of 2 people, get in touch with us ) 9:45am   Tuscany on Wheels office, via sardegna 2 - Poggibonsi/San Gimignano € 90    4h. - 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    

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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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ITALY ESCAPE - 10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS

Take a 10 days tour to visit 5 of the biggest Italian cities; Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan and Turin. Itinerary Monday DAY 1: Arrival to Rome  DAY 2: Old city centre & Vatican city DAY 3: Free morning in Rome - Florence  DAY 4: Florence - Full free day  DAY 5: Venice - afternoon orientation city walk DAY 6: Milan - afternoon orientation city walk DAY 7: Day tour to Lake Como, Bellaggio and Varenna DAY 8: Turin - afternoon orientation city walk DAY 9: Turin - Full Free day  Wednesday DAY 10: Check out   WHAT'S INCLUDED: 9 night accommodation Welcome dinner in Rome Welcome drink and "aperitivo" buffet food in Florence. Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget tour leaders Train tickets to Florence, Venice, Milan and Turin on fast speed trains Boat tour on the Lake Como to Bellaggio and Varenna Organized activities with our team and free time to explore at your own leisure Orientation walks in Florence, Rome,Venice, Milan, Lake Como & Turin led by the Italy on a Budget tour leaders Maps, info and tips about all places   Details DEPARTURES: All year round. The tour starts on MONDAY and end on Wednesday in Turin after check out ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 9 nights in our favourite budget accommodations;  2 nights in Rome ( Hostel ) - 2 nights in Florence ( Hostel ) - 1 nights in Venice ( Hostel or Camping village in Venice Mestre ) - 2 nights in Milan ( Hostel ) - 2 nights in Turin ( Hostel ). Upgrade your tour from Hostel & Camping Village to 2/3 star Hotel & BB. ROOM TYPE: Multi-share room - Private double/twin room  GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15 PRICE: from € 750 in multi share room - from € 1050 in private double room     DID YOU KNOW THAT... PAYMENT OPTIONS: Pay only 50% deposit to secure your spot when booking online and the remaining 40 days before the trip TRAVEL MORE: Combine this tour with our: > AMALFI COAST TOUR departing on Thursday from Rome and returning back on  Sunday just before you start the 7 day trip on Monday. 1. All final details will be sent by email  2. You can arrive to Florence whenever it is best for you. Check in time is from 3:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to store your bags in the accommodation. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon (8:00pm approx ). FREE TIME: Spend your free time to explore the sights in complete freedom or choose to book our optional day tours in the different cities to add value to your experience.   

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LET'S GO NORTH - 9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS

9 Days to discover the best of Northern Italy Visit some of the most famous Italian cities Florence, Pisa, Venice, Verona, Cinque Terre, Milan, Lake Como and lots more in small groups and with the guidance of our local team. It is the perfect mix of free time and group activities.  ITINERARY: DAY 1 : Welcome to Florence - Orientation city walk with welcome drink & food DAY 2 : Full free day in Florence DAY 3: Day trip to Pisa & the Best of Cinque Terre DAY 4: Venice - afternoon orientation city walk DAY 5: Full free day in Venice DAY 6: Day tour to Verona DAY 7: Milano - afternoon orientation city walk DAY 8: Day tour to Lake Como & Como DAY 9: Check out   WHAT'S INCLUDED 8 nights in our favourite budget accommodations Welcome drinks and food in Florence Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget team Train tickets to Venice, Verona and to Milan on a fast speed trains Day tour to Pisa & Cinque Terre Boat tour on the Lake Como to Bellaggio and Varenna. Orientation walks in Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Verona, Milan, Venice & Lake Como led by the Italy on a Budget tour leaders Maps, info and tips about all places DETAILS DEPARTURES: All year round. The tour starts on Sunday and end on Monday in Milan after check out PRICE: from € 599 in 3 bed shared room - from € 900 in private ensuite cabin   ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 8 nights in our favourite budget accommodations;  3 nights in Florence ( Hostel ) - 3 nights in Venice ( Hostel or Camping village in Venice Mestre ) - 2 nights in Milan ( Hostel ). Upgrade your tour from Hostel & Camping Village to 2/3 star Hotel & BB. ROOM TYPE: Room & cabins based in Multi-share - Private double/twin - Single  TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own.  GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15 Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE or INSTAGRAM       NOTE:  1. All final details will be sent by email  2. You can arrive to Florence whenever it is best for you. Check in time is from 3:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to store your bags in the accommodation. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon (8:00pm approx ). DID YOU KNOW THAT... TRAVEL MORE: Combine the LET'S GO NORTH with our > LET'S GO SOUTH from Monday to Sunday > AMALFI COAST TRIP from Thursday to Sunday > BEST OF TUSCANY from Monday to Thursday OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Tours you can join in Florence on your free day: - The Tuscany Experience - Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti region - The Grape Escape winery tour Tours you can join in Venice on your free day: - 30M Gondola Ride in Venice - Half day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands ADD NIGHTS:  It's possible to add extra nights prior the trip and after. Simply add them to your booking before checking out. PAYMENT OPTIONS: Pay only a 50% deposit online when booking and pay the remaining balance in full only 40 days prior the tour. What people say about this tour "Me and my friend had an amazing experience on the Let's Go North tour. Every one of the guides were friendly, accommodating, and insightful. They definitely went above and beyond to make sure we were getting the best out of the experience. I loved everything about the places we visited and the hotels we stayed at. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour for anyone looking to experience Italy the true Italian way!"   "Italy on a Budget was a great experience if you're wanting to have freedom as a traveler as well as it reduces the stress of having to organise public transport in other countries as it is already organised for you. Overall the tour is a great experience and you have great team leaders to help you in your travelling adventures. Although we could have organised everything ourselves, it’s the knowledge, information and support from the tour guides that is priceless. Being exposed to local food, accomodation and locally run activities I left saying “this is why we left the planning to someone else” Thanks guys, we will be back."   read more Want to see more of Italy? Combine the Let's go North with our  7D LET'S GO SOUTH  

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LET'S GO SOUTH - 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS

7 Days to discover the south of Italy including ROME, POMPEII, SORRENTO, CAPRI ISLAND, AMALFI, POSITANO & NAPLES. ITINERARY: Monday DAY 1: Arrival to Rome -  Afternoon orientation city walk and welcome dinner DAY 2:   Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican city & lots more DAY 3:    Full free day in Rome DAY 4 :   Pompeii & Sorrento DAY 5 :   Full day in Capri Island DAY 6 :   Day tour to the Amalfi coast with stop in Positano & Amalfi Sunday  DAY 7:    Naples -  Back to Rome at 5:00pm   WHAT'S INCLUDED: 6 nights in our favourite budget accommodations Welcome dinner in Rome on the first night Welcome dinner in Sorrento  Orientation walks in Rome, Sorrento, Naples led by the Italy on a Budget tour leaders 24h Hop on - Hop off bus ticket in Rome Entry ticket to Pompeii heritage site Full day on the Amalfi coast stopping 2h in Amalfi and 3h in Positano Boat tour to Capri island Transport from Rome to Sorrento and back by private coach  Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget team Maps, info and tips about all places DETAILS: DEPARTURES:  From April till the end of September. The tour starts on Monday and end on Sunday at 5:00 pm  PRICE: from € 599 in multi - share room  - from € 800 in private double/twin room ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 6 nights in our favourite budget accommodations;  3 nights in Rome ( Hostel ) - 3 nights in Sorrento ( basic cabins in a Camping village ) ROOM TYPE: Multi-share  - Private double/twin - Single TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own. Your leader and the composition of your group may change from day 3.  GROUP SIZE: Small groups/ min. 2 - max 25 NOTE:  1. All final details will be sent by email  2. You can arrive to Rome whenever it is best for you. Check in time is from 3:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to store your bags in the accommodation. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon (5:00pm approx ).   Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE or INSTAGRAM       DID YOU KNOW THAT... Explore more of Italy. Combine the LET'S GO SOUTH with our > LET'S GO NORTH from Sunday to Monday > BEST OF TUSCANY from Sunday to Wednesday If you arrive a day earlier to Rome or you wish to stay an extra night in Rome when returning from the tour, we can take care of your reservation. Select the room type you prefer when booking the trip. Pay 50% deposit to secure your spot when booking online and the remaining 40 days before the trip        

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MAMMA MIA! - 13 DAYS/12 NIGHTS

Visit the best of Italy with our 13 day tour "Mamma mia!" departing from Rome. Step back in time as you explore the historic streets of Rome, drink the best wines in Tuscany, swim in the crystal waters of the Mediterrenean sea and lots more. In this 13 days you’ll get to know the top destinations of Italy. This tour is the perfect combination of organized activities and free time for you to explore this amazing country. You will get to know not only the ancient city of Rome, its ruins and fountains, the beautiful and artistic city of Florence, the narrow streets and canals of Venice and the enchanting amalfi coast, but also the Tuscan countryside and its wine, the picturesque coast of Cinque Terre, amazing pizza in Naples and more.   ITINERARY: Monday    DAY 1 :   Welcome to Rome  - Orientation walk & dinner DAY 2: Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps, Vatican city & lots more DAY 3 : Full free day in Rome DAY 4 : Pompeii - Sorrento DAY 5 : Full day in Capri island DAY 6 : Day tour to Positano & Amalfi coast   DAY 7 : Naples - welcome to Florence DAY 8 : Day tour to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti region with wine tasting DAY 9 : Day tour to Pisa and the Cinque Terre  DAY 10 : Full free day in Florence  DAY 11 : Arrival to Venice - Orientation walk of the city centre  DAY 12 : Free morning - Half day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands  Saturday DAY 13 :  Check out   WHAT'S INCLUDED 12 nights in our favourite budget accommodations Welcome dinner in Rome Welcome drink and buffet "aperitivo" in Florence Full time expertise and service of our Italy on a Budget tour leaders Train tickets to Venice and to Florence on a fast speed trains Entry tickets to Pompeii archaeological site Private van/coach to Amalfi coast Boat ride to Capri island Private transport on day 8 and 9 Wine and olive oil tasting in Tuscany Boat tickets to Murano, Burano & Torcello islands  Orientation walks in Florence, Rome and Venice led by the Italy on a Budget tours tour leaders Maps, info and tips about all places DETAILS DEPARTURES: Every Monday from April till the end of September. The tour starts on Monday at 5:00 pm and ends on Saturday in Venice at 10:00 am  ACCOMMODATION TYPE: 3 nights in Rome ( hostel ) - 3 nighs in Sorrento ( camping village ) - 4 nights in Florence ( hostel ) - 2 nights in Venice ( hostel or camping village in Venice Mestre ).  ROOM TYPE: Room/Cabin based on Multi-share - Private double/twin  - Single TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own.  PRICE: from € 1000 in shared room - from € 1300 in private double/twin room  GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15 Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE & INSTAGRAM      NOTE:  1. All final details will be sent by email  2. You can arrive to Rome whenever it is best for you. Check in time is from 3:00pm but if you arrive earlier feel free to store your bags in the accommodation. Tour will officially start in the late afternoon on day 1 ( 5:00pm approx ) and will end on Saturday after the orientation walk. On Saturday evening you will be free. 3. This tour is not recommended to those with walking disabilities    GOOD TO KNOW...     PAYMENT OPTIONS: Pay only 50% deposit to secure your spot when booking online and the remaining balance 60 days before the trip SPECIAL OFFER 4X3: Travel in a group of 4 people and one person travels for FREE! Get in touch with our team TRAVEL MORE: Combine this tour with our: > MILAN & LAKE COMO from Saturday till Monday  FREE TIME: Spend your free time to explore the sights in complete freedom or choose to book our optional day tours in the different cities to add value to your experience.  ADD NIGHTS: If you are arriving a day earlier in Rome, you can select the extra night before finalising the trip. If you wish to extend your stay in Venice, make sure you select the extra nights   WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THIS TOUR "Italy on a budget has been the most amazing experience ever. I've never been to Europe before and am travelling alone. After booking the Mama Mia tour with them I can safely say I will be back and use there services again. All the guides have perfect English, a vast knowledge of all the areas in which I travelled to (the arts, history, activities, food and wine). Professional, friendly on time, over and above helpful. I would highly recommend this company and a huge thank you my wonderful tour guides Sasa, Alessandro, Alice and Mariana I am so grateful to all of you for making my holiday so incredible. I would highly recommend italy in a budget to anyone travelling for your tour company. Forever thankful"   "Just finishing up one of the best holidays of my life! We wanted to see Rome, Amalfi Coast, Cinque Terre/Pisa, Florence and Venice so booked the Mamma Mia tour and it was perfect! The tour had flexibility to do our own things as well as the security of an organized tour with someone helping us along the way. Excellent customer service from the office as well as the guides! Accommodations were clean, comfortable and convenient locations to sights. Special thanks to Sasa and Veronica! You were both amazing!"    Read more review...

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