No more stress and queues, just vines and views!

If you are tired of the crowds, of the continuous pushing at the museums and you want to get out the city to relax and enjoying the Tuscan countryside, pick one of our tours to the Chianti region.&...


A day trip to Tuscany with 2 wineries, 7 different types of wine to taste, 3 extra virgin olive oil, balsamic, Tuscan snacks, amazing scenery and the visit to San Gimignano all in 1 day! Join our FUN day trip to the Chianti countryside to meet other travellers of the same age and to discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine. First stop will be at a WINERY AND TUSCANY WINE TASTING SCHOOL located an hour outside of Florence where you will taste 4 different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines,  a 30 year-old balsamic vinegar and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here you will learn how to recognize the different flavours and develop your taste buds with a passionate wine producer. Don't worry this is not a real school where you have to take notes and be tested at the end so only fun is guaranteed. The second stop will be at a second LOCAL WINERY located in a stunning area well known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The  wine makers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations. At the winery you will enjoy 3 wines; the famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè wine and a Chianti colli senesi D.O.C.G. You will also have the opportunity to buy the local products and wine at a great price to bring back home or ship to friends and family.   In the afternoon you will be free to visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets shopping in the local stores of the most beautiful medieval town of Tuscany, SAN GIMIGNANO and check out the tower filled skyline while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria. Maps will be provided from your tour leader and tips about the best places to visit in the town. We will arrive back to Florence at approx 5:00pm** ** all departure/ arrival time are all estimated and are subject to change due to road conditions and traffic. DETAILS: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY 9:40am in front of our office on Via Nazionale 149R opposite Hotel Galileo € 60 per person Our English-speaking Italy on a Budget tour guide, 2 wineries, 2 wine tasting, snacks during the tasting, 1h30 visit of San Gimignano. 7h. We return back to Florence at 5pm > Make sure you have a big breakfast before coming on the tour. Lots of wine is involved so an empty stomach is not recommended. > People younger than 18 are not allowed on this tour.  We suggest to look at more suitable tours such as our Taste of Tuscany tour or the Tuscany Experience where there is not so much wine involved. > Departure guaranteed with a Min. 4 people - Max: 60 people ( not a small group tour in high season ).  Checking out on the same day?The office is near the train station so if you are checking out the same day of the tour, feel free to bring your bags and luggage with you. We will store them underneath the bus/van so that you will be ready to leave to your next destination when returning to Florence.   Spending the night in Siena? Ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano so you don’t have to come all the way back to Florence. From San Gimignano you can take a local bus to Siena.   

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

If you are short of time and you are only in Florence for a few days, then this is the perfect tour that allows you to see the best of Tuscany in ONLY 1 DAY!  Visit 3 of the most famous Medieval villages in Tuscany; Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano with your local tour leader and fall in love with the beauty of this amazing land. End the tour in a scenic winery in the heart of the Tuscany countryside to taste the delicious Chianti wine in the full comfort of a minivan.    WHAT'S INCLUDED: Transport on a 8 seat minivan 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 MONDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY - from April to end of October TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY - from November to March 8:45am in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite hotel Galileo € 60 Student price - € 79 Regular ticket   8h. We  return back to Florence at  6:00/06:30pm approx > Our team is made of local tour leaders. All information and maps about the villages will be provided during the journey to reach the towns. In each town you will have free time to walk around at your own leisure. Only licensed tour guides in Italy are allowed to provide info in front of the monuments. If you are interested in a guided city walking tours contact our team in advance to have it organised at extra costs.  > Tour guaranteed with a min 4 people - Max 16 > Organise with your guide in the morning the optional lunch of tradional Tuscan dishes for only € 15.00

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WINE NOT !!! Half day wine tour

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

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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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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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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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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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Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano & Val D'Orcia

Explore the most beautiful Tuscan towns made famous through films & enjoy the light lunch overlooking the rolling hills of Montepulciano while tasting famous wine.   Wander the winding streets of Cortona walked by Diane Lane in "Under the Tuscan sun",  watch out for the vampires of the Twilight saga " New Moon" in Montapulciano and taste the famous Noble of Montepulciano wine. Explore the locations made famous by Michelle Pfieffer in "A Midsummer night's dream" and Ralph Fienes in " The English patient". Spot the iconic rolling hills of Tuscany from " Letters to Juliet" and enjoy a taste of the local lifestyle by sampling fine local wine, cheese and other products from the region.   WHAT'S INCLUDED: Round trip transportation Your informative IOAB tour leader Orientation walk of Montepulciano and free time 1h free time to explore Cortona Orientation walk of Siena and free time Wine and cheese tasting in a 13th century cellar Light lunch in a local winery including 2 wine tasting including the famous " vino nobile di Montepulciano" DETAILS WHEN Every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SUNDAY MEETING TIME 08:00am MEETING POINT Italy on a Budget's office on via nazionale 149R - Firenze TOWNS VISITED Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena and Val'D'orcia RETURNS 08:00pm approx MIN- MAX min 4 people to run - max 8    

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THE TASTE OF TUSCANY PLUS with dinner at a Tuscan farm

A tour departing at 2pm to Siena and the Chianti region with dinner in a Tuscan farm and wine tasting included! If you only have 1 day in Florence, this is a perfect tour for you! Spend the whole morning sightseeing Florence, its museums, momuments and markets then come away from the crowds on an afternoon trip to some of the most beautiful local towns in Tuscany. ITINERARY: Start mingle with the other young travelers while driving towards the historic city of SIENA, the most beautiful Medieval towns in Tuscany. During the ride you will learn from your IOBT leader many interisting information about the culture, the territory, tasty Tuscan products and lots of tips that only local know. On the way to Siena you will fall in love with the scenery and the many little local villages including MONTERIGGIONI also renowned for being the setting of the " Gladiator".   Once in Siena follow your tour leader for a city orientation walk passing by famous sites and the historical centre and finally stop in a local shop to taste some traditional Senese food & sweets. The orientation walk will continue till the main square Piazza del Campo where from there you will have free time to wander and discover the hidden beauties of this magical town at your own leisure.   Continue the trip  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.   Finally we will reach an authentic Tuscan farm in the heart of the famous Chianti Classico region for dinner. Here begins the serious task of tasting locally produced Tuscan products, including pecorino cheese accompanied by various tasty jams, pasta, bruschetta, mixed salad, seasoned vegetables and fresh extra-virgin olive oil on bread before returning back to Florence. DETAILS: WHEN TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY* from April to the end of October. From Nov to March check out our Grape Escape or Tuscany Experience day trips MEETING TIME 1:40pm MEETING POINT in front of our office on via nazionale 149R opposite Hotel Galileo PRICE € 75 INCLUDED IN THE PRICE All included in the price! Transport, English speaking local guide, wine tasting in a winery, 1h30 visit of Siena, light dinner. DURATION 8h. We return back to Florence at 10:30pm MIN/MAX Tour guaranteed with a min.4 participants - Max. capacities 16   IS THIS TOUR FULLY BOOKED OR NOT AVAILABLE IN THE DAYS YOU ARE FREE? JOIN OUR GRAPE ESCAPE WINERY TOUR or our TUSCANY EXPERIENCE


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