Check out all our awesome summer tours for travellers on a budget to Tuscany and Florence!

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 group tour   DETAILS TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY Italy on a Budget tours office, via nazionale 149R - Florence The train leaves Rome 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 tickets 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. No refund will be issued to clients who miss the train   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  Don't spend a fortune to visit one of the most expensive Italian destinations. Relax, have fun and enjoy the breathtaking scenery in a small group led by our local guides 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 Entry ticket to Pompeii heritage site 3 nights accommodation in Sorrento Orientation tour of Sorrento town Scenic boat tour to and around the island of Capri Full day in the island of Capri Panoramic guided drive to explore the Amalfi coast Full day on the Amalfi coast stopping in Amalfi town and in Positano to explore and relax  Guided drive to Naples on the last day  Orientation walk of Naples & free time to wander independently Local and passionate local tour leader ( english speaker! ) & drivers  Info and local facts of each destination  Small groups - max 25 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 TOUR TYPE: Small group tour. Ideal for solo and independent travellers to meet other like minded travellers to share the experience with. ACCOMMODATION DETAILS: We offer the tour in 2 solutions depending on the guests budget:  1. BUDGET FRIENDLY 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 all laid back travelers looking for a budget solution. Room Type: Basic small cabins/bungalows with a little deck to enjoy the great views of the bay. To choose from: 3 bed shared cabin with shared facilities - Private Twin/Double Ensuite cabin  - Single cabin.     2. NICE & COSY If you are not a camping village type, you love your comfort and have no problem to spend more, upgrade your whole experience into our 3 star hotel on top of a panoramic hill just 10 minute walk to the historical centre of Sorrento.    Room Type: Twin/ Double private room | Breakfast included Check out all the photos of the trip from previous travellers on our FACEBOOK PAGE and INSTAGRAM PAYMENT OPTIONS:  Pay only a 50% deposit online when booking and pay the remaining balance in full only 6 weeks prior the tour. 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. OTHER DEPARTING CITIES: FLORENCE or NAPLES Feel free to get in touch with our team with info on how to start from Florence or Naples or any other Italian destination. 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     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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CARNIVAL OF VENICE - day trip from Florence

Spend an amazing day celebrating the world's most famous festival, the Carnival of Venice. Take a day tour from Florence with our team to be part of one the most famous Italian events. Buy your favourite mask and mingle with the locals.  What's included: Return train tickets on fast speed train Orientation walk of Venice with our IOAB tour leader Free time to celebrate & take photos with the people in Venetian masks Info about Venice and the Carnival DETAILS: 8:00am At the main entrance of the pharmacy located inside Santa Maria Novella Train station opposite platform 16  We return back to Florence at 7:30pm approx € 69pp  

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CITY SIGHTSEEING FLORENCE

Hop on a City Sightseeing 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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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

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    

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

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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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 open train ticket to stay longer in Pisa Free time to explore Pisa independetly Our IOB tour leader from Florence to Pisa  DETAILS: WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY  MEETING TIME 7am  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 valid eurail pass in the morning or you will pay a fine :-( DURATION 5h30      

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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. ( B )   WHAT'S INCLUDED: 4 nights in Florence in a centrally located accommodation Orientation walk of Florence at night Palio day trip including return coach Services of experienced, local guides Welcome pack with maps and information of the city at check in A full day exploring Tuscany with a visit to 2 wineries and a famous medieval village  A full day tour to Pisa and the Cinque Terre ;  

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.   WHAT'S 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 ) DETAILS:  TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY all year round. Extra departures: SATURDAYS on June, July, August and September 7:00am from Florence - 10:40am from Pisa In front of the main entrance of the pharmacy located inside Santa Maria Novella Train station opposite platform 16 13h - 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 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 € 89.00 / 18-21yo Students from € 71.00 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  and use  your pass!  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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PISA & LUCCA day trip from Florence

Explore the Italian gems of Pisa and Lucca on a day trip departing from Florence Strike a pose for photos outside Pisa Baptistery and the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa and spend the afternoon in Lucca to see Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower and Lucca Cathedral. 2 places not to be missed!   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Your local & informative IOAB tour leader Train tickets to Pisa and Lucca Return bus tickets to the Square of Miracles in Pisa Free time to explore Pisa and its monuments at your own leisure Orientation walk of Lucca Free time to wander around the town Useful info during the entire trip DETAILS   WHEN Monday, Wednesday and Saturday MEETING TIME 8:00am MEETING POINT                     in front of the pharmacy located inside santa maria novella train station opposite platform 16 PRICE € 45 EURORAIL PASS € 30 Remember to bring your Eurorail pass in the morning LEANING TOWER Add € 25 to climb the leaning tower of Pisa RETURN 6:00pm    

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PISA AND TUSCANY day tour

A full day tour from Florence to explore the best of Tuscany; Pisa and the Chianti region. If you only have a free day in Florence and you wish to visit the top main attractions, this is the right day trip for you. Travel to PIsa in the morning to check out the famous leaning tower and spend the afternoon touring Tuscany with its beautiful scenery, rolling hills and delicious wine.    What's included: Your local IOB tour leader with plenty of stories and info for you Return train ticket to Pisa  2h free time to explore the famous " Piazza dei Miracoli" Private 8 seat van for the second part of the day The best of Tuscany in one day Tuscany wine region with stop in a local winery 2 wineries Taste up to 7 wines & extra Virgin olive oil  Tour the cellars and learn about the local wine production DETAILS TUESDAY & THURSDAY  7:00am in front of the pharmacy located inside the SMN train station opposite platform 16  From 7:00 am to 6:30pm  

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PIZZA & GELATO MAKING

Following an expert, each participant will learn to make handmade gelato and pizza using quality ingredients and putting into practice the principal ideas of these iconic treats. Each participant will learn what is involved in making an excellent pizza from scratch by mastering techniques of dough-making and rolling and sauce-making, while using only the best ingredients. Following the lesson, the participants partake in the sampling of the pizza, gelato, and sorbet in a cozy cantina   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 All year round on Wednesday MEETING POINT via dei velluti18/20R.  It is important to check your ticket containing the map and the directions to get to the cooking school TIME You must be at the school 15 mins prior the beginning of the class DURATION 3h DIETARY NEEDS We can provide a vegetarian/vegan option, as well as other dietary restrictions (gluten free, lactose intolerant, no seafood, etc.), you need to tell us at time of booking