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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 WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY MEETING PLACE Italy on a Budget tour office, via nazionale 149R, Florence  TIME The train departs from Rome Termini at 07:00am approx. RETURN Back to Rome at 8:00pm approx LUNCH Optional lunch of tradional Tuscan dishes for only € 15.00. Pre book it online or organise it with your guide in the morning. IMPORTANT - 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 PRICE € 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 WHEN: Every day except on Monday CLOSE OUT DATES: May 1st and on the first Sunday of each month DURATION: Approx. 1 Hour and 15 minutes inside Accademia Gallery  MEETING PLACE: 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 GUARANTEED DEPARTURE: min. 2 pax IMPORTANT INFO: 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.

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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.                                    

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AMALFI COAST TOUR from Rome

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 / June, 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.  PRICE: from € 289 in 3 bed shared cabin - from € 365 in private ensuite cabin - from € 450 in single room  ACCOMMODATION TYPE: Camping Village in Sorrento located on top of a panoramic hill just 10 minutes walk to the historical centre.          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 > 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. We are all local guides for a real Italian experience 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  PRICE: from € 599 in shared bedroom - from € 900 in private double/twin room   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: Multi-share room/bungalow - Private double/twin room - 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 you are visiting Italy for the first time and don't have a fortune to spend but still want to see as much as possible 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. GROUP SIZE: min. 2 - max 15 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... TRAVEL MORE You save money when combining 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. 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. 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: MEETING TIME 8:00am MEETING POINT At the main entrance of the pharmacy located inside Santa Maria Novella Train station opposite platform 16 INCLUDED Return train tickets, our local guide, orientation walk of Venice, info and maps. RETURN BACK TO FLORENCE 7:30pm PRICE € 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  € 20.00 (the validity of the ticket terminates with the last run of the same day when the customer changes the voucher with the received) 48H € 25.00 3DAYS      € 30.00   (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: MEETING POINT Campo San Luca TIME 11:00am  - 2:00pm - 4:30pm summer schedule 12:00pm - 2:30pm - 4:30pm winter schedule DURATION 30mins approx WHEN Daily PRICE € 31pp   PLEASE NOTE: - 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   IMPORTANT: you MUST 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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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: 

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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 FUN NIGHT OUT

Are you a solo traveller or simply want to discover how the locals spend their time in this fantastic city at night? Well do it with a local team then ! 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 WHEN:  WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY MEETING TIME:  8:30PM MEETING POINT: our office in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel galileo MIN/MAX:  Guaranteed with a min. of 5 people NOTE: - Reservation required - if you are vegetarian please specify it in the booking - The dress code in Italy is important; a nice dress or a shirt is recommended. Flip flops are not allowed especially on guys.     

FLORENCE IN 24 HOURS

Only 24h in Florence and you want to try to fit everything in? This is the perfect option for you! Come and join us for FUN TOUR about the history and traditions of the Italian food and wine as well as the history of Florence. The tour starts with the visit of one of the biggest FOOD MARKET in Florence. Your Italy on a Budget tour leader will guide you through a tasting path of the most important Tuscan products and we will teach you how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients. The tour will then continue through the LEATHER MARKET to learn about the tipycal Florentine products towards the Medici chapels, the wonderful Cathedral, piazza della Repubblica, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi gallery and finally the Ponte Vecchio. You will fall in love with the art, the architecture and the masterpieces left by the many greatest Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Donatello for you to admire.  Bonus stop during the tour at one of the historical gelateria in Florence for a delicious Italian GELATO to rest before returning back to the departure point or to grab something to eat for lunch before an EXCITING AFTERNOON to discover some of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany; SIENA, MONTERIGGIONI & CHIANTI REGION First stop will be in Monteriggioni, a 13th century medieval town which was the stage for the famous movie “The Gladiator”. Here you will be able to admire the wonderful views of the area and the Tuscan countryside from the ancient walls or explore the small shops selling the local handicrafts. During the journey our local guide will give you information about the area, the villages with maps and lots of tips that only local know. After Monteriggioni we will drive through the rolling hills of Tuscany to admire the many vineyards, olive trees, cypresses and everything that makes this land a dream pleace. We will finally stop in a LOCAL WINERY where you will be visiting the cellars accompanied by useful explanations from an expert to discover the traditions of the wine making art followed by a wine and olive oil tasting at the end. In the winery you will be able to taste up to 4 kind of wine and buy the local products at a great price either to bring back to Florence or to ship to your home. The third stop will be at the historic city of Siena where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the Cathedral, the Mangia Bell Tower and the Palazzo Pubblico in Piazza del Campo, the venue of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year in July and August. In Siena you will have free time to wander around and discover the hidden beauties of this magical town.     DETAILS  WHEN Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday MEETING TIME 09:40am MEETING PLACE Italy on a Budget tours office, via nazionale 149R DURATION return back to Florence at 08.30pm INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Orientation walk of Florence, gelato, wine and olive oil tasting in a winery, 2h visit of Siena, short visit of Monteriggioni. NOT INCLUDED Lunch and Dinenr Min - Max Min. 4 - Max 8  

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 velluti18/20.  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    

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, peacefull Tuscan countryside and the peace of the nature 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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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: Multi-share room - Private double/twin room - Single room 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 ( Camping village ) ROOM TYPE: Multi-share room  - Private double/twin room - Single room TOUR TYPE: Good mix of organised activities with our team to meet new travellers and free time to explore on your own.  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... TRAVEL MORE 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 ADD NIGHTS 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. PAYMENT OPTION 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 day at your own leisure 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 : Half day tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands - free afternoon 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 Limoncello tasting in Sorrento Full time expertise and service of our awesome Italy on a Budget tours guides. We are lall local guides for a real Italian experience. Train tickets to Venice and to Florence on a fast speed trains Private van/coach to Amalfi coast Private transport on day 8 and 9 Boat ride to Capri island Entry tickets to Pompeii archaeological site 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 a Monday and end on a Saturday in Venice at 10:00 am  PRICE: from € 1000 in shared room - from € 1300 in private double/twin room  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: Multi-share room/bungalow - Private double/twin room - Single room 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 & 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 40 days before the trip 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 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    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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MORNING IN PISA TOUR

We bet you have always dreamt about a photo with the leaning tower of Pisa and with our half day trip we are going make it happen. This is an easy tour to Pisa for those people who still need the guidance of a local team to reach the town in the easiest way whitout any trouble or problems as our tour leader will take care of the whole logistic part.    WHAT'S INCLUDED: Round trip transportation by train Local English Speaking guide Return Bus tickets to the Square of Miracles Free time to explore Pisa independetly Maps and useful info   DETAILS: WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY from April to October MONDAY, WEDNEDAY, SATURDAY from November to March MEETING TIME 7am in summer - 8am in winter MEETING POINT in front of the pharmacy located inside S.M.N train station opposite platform 16 PRICE € 35 EURORAIL pass € 19 Remember to bring your Eurorail pass in the morning LEANING TOWER Entry fee to the leaning tower of Pisa. If you wish to climb the tower, the ticket can be bought directly online on our website or at the ticket office located next to the tower. The cost is € 25 DURATION 5h30   SAVE MONEY AND TIME: COMBO TOURS: Combine this tour with our  "THE TASTE OF TUSCANY day trip" to continue the adventure to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti region or continue the trip to the CINQUE TERRE. Book 2 of any tours together and save 5% on the total price. This option is only available from April to the end of October WITH THE EURORAIL PASS    

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MURANO, BURANO & TORCELLO ISLANDS

Discover the Venetian islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello in one day! Take the trip to visit the famous islands of Murano and Burano and learn about the age-old handcrafts that brought these little islands fame from the quality Murano glass and Burano lace being made first-hand. It’s the perfect afternoon trip from Venice for those seeking a combination of history and behind-the-scenes action! After a short ride on a boat you will reach MURANO. Explore the island on foot and stop at a glass factory to watch a skilled glass blower create works of art. Learn from your guide about Murano’s wealth in the 15th and 16th centuries when the island was central to Europe’s glass making. Before re-boarding the boat, you'll have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass. Afterward, journey to the island of BURANO and admire the picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors. In this miniature Venice, you’ll find the famous lace – abundant since the 16th century and once considered the most refined in Europe. Browse local shops and find lace on display at a museum dedicated to the craft of lace making before your guide returns you to Venice. The tour will continue to the delightful island of TORCELLO, home to Venice’s first cathedral. The cathedral, Santa Fosca, is a masterpiece with its mosaics and Byzantine structure. After your tour, re-board the motor launch to cross the lagoon back to Venice. The tour ends at the original starting point. DETAILS: WHEN DAILY DEPARTURES 9:30am - 11:00am - 2:30pm Summer Schedule 11:00am Winter schedule Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing MEETING POINT Alilaguna ticket office by the Royal Gardens - 5 mins walk from St. Mark's square. Please verify the map on your voucher. You need to show your e-voucher at the ticket office and exchange it with the boat ticket.  The boat will depart from Alilaguna pier opposite the Alilaguna ticket office. PRICE € 23.00pp INCLUDED Boat transportation to Murano, Burano and Torcello islands, local guide DURATION 4h NOTE: The tour could be multilingual IMPORTANT TO KNOW: - Passengers have to reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure. - You will have around 30 minutes at leisure to explore each island - Tour will not operate in the event of bad weather. Your tour will either be rearranged or a full refund offered. - The tour is not private but shared with other guests not belonging to the same party in fact Italy on a Budget tours is not the direct organiser of this tour and we collaborate with a local agency. This means that the target of the partecipants is varied. It is important for us if you could send us your feedback after the tour by email in order to understand if the service offered is up to your espectation and high standard - The entrance fees to churches in Torcello is not included. - The morning of the Vogalonga Regatta (May 24th 2015) tour does NOT operate. - The afternoon of the Historical Regatta (September 6th 2015) tour ends at “Fondamente Nuove” area instead of Saint Mark’s area. - The afternoon of the Burano Regatta (September 20th 2015) tour does not stop in Torcello.

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NAPLES & POMPEII day tour from Rome by train

Take a day trip from Rome to Pompeii and Naples, the oldest town in Italy & home of the famous pizza. Join a full day tour to explore 2 of the most important sites of the Campania region by fast speed train; Pompeii nearly wiped out during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D and Naples, the city of delicious food, crazy Italians, mandolins but also the centre of art and architecture.   WHAT'S INCLUDED Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Round trip transportation on fast speed train Round trip Circumvesuviana train ticket from Naples to Pompeii Entry ticket to the archaeological site of Pompeii Free time to visit the site independently  Orientation walk of Naples with our Tour Leader City Map of Naples Free time in Naples   DETAILS   WHEN WEDNESDAY, SUNDAY MEETING TIME 8:30am MEETING POINT The tour operator will send you a week before the tour an email confirming the exact meeting point and time. If you don't receive any email we recommend you to get in touch with us to reconfirm all details  DURATIONS 12h OPTIONAL Guided tour in Pompeii with a licensed tour guide for € 15 per person with a minumum of 6 people IMPORTANT: >This tour is not recommended for people with walking disabilities. There is a lot to walk. >In order to confirm this tour we need a minimum number of 6 people. If the number is not met we will informed you not later than 7 days prior the depature and a full refund will be authorised. >Please take note that no refund will be possible when cancelling the reservation less than 2 weeks/15days prior the departure date and the departure date it cannot be changed up to 2 weeks/15days prior the tour.   

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OUR PALIO OF SIENA PACKAGES

EVERY 2.07 & 16.08 CERTAINLY AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED IN ITALY   SIMPLE PALIO 2N/3D IN JULY: CHECK IN 01 JULY  CHECK OUT 03 JULY IN AUGUST: CHECK IN 15 AUGUST  CHECK OUT 17 AUGUST ITINERARY: DAY 1 FLORENCE Check in your accommodation in the centre of Florence; relax or enjoy the afternoon sightseeing in complete relax before you meet again our team and the other Palio fans. Enjoy our fun evening orientation walk of the city and a traditional dinner. ( D ) DAY 2 IT'S PALIO DAY!  Have the morning free to check out some museums and shop in the local markets. Meet again at 12pm to head towards Siena.  Once in Siena, your guide will escort you to Piazza del Campo, passing by the major tourists’ attractions, where the event takes place. In Siena you will have free time to assist the parades before meeting the guide back again in the square where 3000 more people will have gathered to feel the excitement of the race growing. After the race, you will have free time either to follow the celebration of the winning contrada or simply refresh with a beer in the square. We depart from Siena at 10:30pm. We will get back to Florence before midnight. DAY 3 THE SAD GOODBYE Check out your room and enjoy breakfast organised by our team to say goodbye to your new friends. You don't have to leave Florence straight away in the morning but feel free to store your bags in the hostel/hotel and continue exploring the city. If you wish to stay longer in Florence check out the other packages. ( B )   WHAT'S INCLUDED: 2 nights in Florence in a centrally located accommodation Orientation walk of Florence at night with dinner Brunch Palio day trip including return coach Services of experienced, local guides Welcome pack with maps and information of the city at check in MY FIRST PALIO 3N/4D IN JULY: CHECK IN 30 JUNE  CHECK OUT 03 JULY  IN AUGUST: CHECK IN MONDAY 14 AUGUST  CHECK OUT THURSDAY 17 AUGUST  ITINERARY: DAY 1 FLORENCE Check in your accommodation in the centre of Florence; relax or enjoy the afternoon sightseeing in complete relax before you meet us in the evening for a fun orientation walk of the city to learn about the monuments and famous sites including the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio DAY 2 TUSCANY No more queues, just vines and views. Have a big breakfast and get ready for a fun morning tour to discover the Tuscany wine region and the famous Chianti Classico wine. Just less than a hour outside of Florence we will stop in a winery set inside an historic castle surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. Enjoy the guided tour of the winery and finally taste their delicious and famous Chianti Classico wine and the extra virgin olive oil on jummy bruschette. Reach our second winery, a local family run farm and taste their local wines and products. Back to Florence in the afternoon to relax and live the city. Meet again our team for a traditional dinner in central Florence. ( D ) DAY 3 LET’S GO TO THE PALIO It is time to get ready for the Palio. Meet us at 12pm to catch the local transport to Siena.  Follow the guide for an orientation walk of Siena passing by the major tourists’ attractions to end in Piazza del Campo. Take part of the parades and the excitement of the race. After the race, you will have free time either to follow the celebration of the winning contrada or simply refresh with a beer in the square. We depart from Siena at 10:30pm. We will get back to Florence before midnight. DAY 4 THE SAD GOODBYE  Meet us for breakfast organised by our team to say goodbye to your new friends and team. You don't have to leave Florence straight away in the morning but feel free to store your bags in the hostel/hotel and continue exploring the city. If you wish to stay longer in Florence check out the other packages. ( B )   WHAT'S INCLUDED: 3 nights in Florence in a centrally located accommodation Orientation walk of Florence at night with dinner Palio day trip including return coach Services of experienced, local guides Brunch Welcome pack with maps and information of the city at check in Morning tour to Tuscany with a visit to 2 wineries  THE ULTIMATE PALIO EXPERIENCE 4N/5D IN JULY: CHECK IN 29 JUNE  CHECK OUT 03 JULY IN AUGUST: CHECK IN 13 AUGUST CHECK OUT 17 AUGUST ITINERARY: DAY 1 FLORENCE Check in your accommodation in the centre of Florence; relax or enjoy the afternoon sightseeing in complete relax before you meet again our team and the other Palio fans. Enjoy our fun evening orientation walk of the city and a welcome drink. DAY 2 CHIANTI – FLORENCE Join our day tour to the Tuscan countryside to discover why the area is famous for its scenery and mainly for it wine! During the day we will visit 2 wineries, taste 8 different types of wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar and finally explore San Gimignano one or the most famous Tuscan medieval town. Once back to Florence you will have the free evening to relax DAY 3 PISA AND CINQUE TERRE An early wake up for an exciting full day at the Cinque Terre, the most characteristic villages of Italy famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches, including a 2h stop at the famous leaning tower of Pisa. We'll be back to Florence at 8:30pm. A light lunch will be provided during the day. DAY 4 IT'S PALIO DAY! Have the morning free to check out some museums and shop in the local markets. Meet again at 12pm to head towards Siena.  Once in Siena, your guide will escort you to Piazza del Campo, passing by the major tourists’ attractions, where the event takes place. In Siena you will have free time to assist the parades before meeting the guide back again in the square where 3000 more people will have gathered to feel the excitement of the race growing. After the race, you will have free time either to follow the celebration of the winning contrada or simply refresh with a beer in the square. We depart from Siena at 10:30pm. We will get back to Florence before midnight. DAY 5 THE SAD GOODBYE Check out your room and enjoy breakfast organised by our team to say goodbye to your new friends. You don't have to leave Florence straight away in the morning but feel free to store your bags in the hostel/hotel and continue exploring the city. If you wish to stay longer in Florence check out the other packages. 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PISA & CINQUE TERRE day trip

A full day tour from Florence to visit Pisa and the Cinque Terre with a local expert An early wake up for an exciting day at the Cinque Terre, the most characteristic villages of Italy famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches, including a 1h30 stop at the famous leaning tower of Pisa. This tour is a perfect opportunity for people aged 18-39's to make new friends and visit the best of the Cinque Terre especially if you have a tight schedule and can't spend a few days there. Thanks to our expert local tour leaders a full day to Cinque Terre from Florence will be possible and they will make sure you experience the most of it in only a day. DETAILS:  WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY all year round. Extra departures: SATURDAYS on June, July, August and September MEETING TIME 7am MEETING POINT In front of the main entrance of the pharmacy located inside Santa Maria Novella Train station opposite platform 16 DURATION 13h PLEASE NOTE - The tour is run by train. The Cinque Terre are located 2h30m outside of Florence in the Liguria region. The villages can only be visited by train or boat so in high season due to the popularity of the villages, the trains could be very crowed. Be prepared. - This tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilties. - In the event of bigger groups, the tour will depart from Florence to La Spezia by private coach  - We recommend you not to make any travel arrangements for when we return to Florence in the event of any train delays. - Don't bring any valuable items on the tour. Theves are frequent on the Cinque Terre MIN - MAX Min 6 people - Max 45 INCLUDED  - Local English speaking tour leader - 1h30 Stop in Pisa to allow you to visit the leaning tower & main monuments - The best of Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, Manarola and Vernazza - Free time in Pisa and Cinque Terre villages to enjoy and discover the places at your own leisure - All bus & train tickets - Maps and info - Time to swim ( not recommended in the winter months ) NOT INCLUDED Food & drinks  WINTER RECCOMMANDATIONS: Certainly winter is not the best time to visit the Cinque Terre, which are summer villages and mainly come alive from April until the end of October, however winter is the best time to appreciate the nature, the landscape and the quietness of this magic lands away from the summer crowds. A stop to Pisa before heading to Cinque Terre is a must.  FOOD & DRINKS From November until March the majority of the shops and local restaurants will close for their annual leave. We recommend to bring a packed lunch FORECAST In case of rain we recommend you to bring a rain coat due to the wind on the villages and wear warm clothes LANDSCAPE The paths on the national park due to the often land slides are closed by the local authorities every time is considered to be dangerous for the people. DEPARTURES: From/to Florence Price: Adults from € 85.00 / 18-21yo Students from € 69.00 Meet the group in front of the pharmacy inside Santa Maria Novella Train starion opposite platform 16 at 7am. Remember don't be late, we travel by train ! In the unlucky event you are late and you miss the group, just take the first train to Pisa and you can meet the group there at 10.40am from Piazza Manin. Don't forget to send a quick email to inform us so that the guide can meet you in Pisa. From/to Pisa Price: Adults from € 69.00  If you stay in Pisa and you would like to visit the Cinque Terre, meet our group continuing to Cinque Terre at 10:40am in Piazza Daniele Manin in front of the McDonald's right outside the Square of Miracles. Please keep in mind that the visit of Pisa won't be included with this option. Eurorail Pass Holders Price: from € 45.00 Save money on the tour cost!  Remember to bring your valid eurail pass in the morning or you will pay a fine :-( CANCELLATION POLICY:  We travel by train so we are subject to the direct organisation and schedule of the local trains. Please read our terms and conditions in the event of a last minute train strike that will unfortunately stop us from running the tour.

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