Tuscany Tours

Tuscany tours are an excellent way to make the most of your time and money in this popular Italian region. Famed for its hilltop towns and sprawling vineyards, the warm and picturesque hills of Tuscany draw many types of tourists. Follow a guide on a stroll through the history and art of Florence, Tuscany’s largest city, or board a bus to explore smaller hill towns such as Siena or Assisi. Enjoy gastronomic tours of delicious local cuisine, or slow down the pace and take in the region from a bicycle. Combine tours of Tuscany with journeys to other major Italian cities, such as Venice or Rome. From the towers of San Gimignano to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, there are Tuscany tours to meet every traveler’s needs and interests.

Day Tours from Florence

Day Tours from Florence
Day Tours from Florence

Florence is the most popular base for exploring Tuscany, and day trips from Florence make guided tours Tuscany very easy. Perhaps one of the most popular destinations is the town of Siena. Follow your guide throughout this medieval walled city, take in its stunning cathedral and its popular museum, or enjoy lunch in Piazza del Campo. Another easy Tuscany tour destination is San Gimingnano, including its many historic towers and artistic fresco paintings. Bus tours easily transport travelers from Florence to the white stone of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and its stunning baptistery. Travelers wishing to extend their guided tours Tuscany a little further can board a bus tours to the Cinque Terre. Take in stunning cliffside towns and fishing villages such as Vernazza, as a guide navigates you through the region’s train system. Some Florence-based tours even take ambitious travelers on a full day tour to the romantic city of Venice.

Food & Wine Tours

Food & Wine Tours
Food & Wine Tours

Dining in Italy will take on a whole new depth after a stroll through vineyards and olive groves on one of many available Tuscan food and wine tours. Feast on local meats, pasta, cheeses, and bread while learning how and where they are produced. Visit local vineyards for a wine tasting, including Chianti, produced from grapes grown on the hills of Siena. For the more hands-on travelers, choose a tour that includes a cooking class. These small guided tours Tuscany usually incorporate a trip to a local market for ingredients, followed by a comprehensive lesson in cooking a full Tuscan meal.

Cycling Tours

Cycling Tours
Cycling Tours

Traditional bicycles are one of the most popular types of Tuscany tours. Within Florence, bicycle tour guides keep the pace leisurely, taking cyclists across the famed Ponte Vecchio, alongside the Duomo, and through the Piazza della Signoria. Travelers can also choose to extend their vigorous sightseeing to the Tuscan hills, as tour guides transport travelers to the surrounding countryside by bus where bicycles await them. While guides attempt to keep the pace easy, cyclists in Tuscany should be prepared to climb hills. Their efforts will be well rewarded, however, since bicycles make it easier to reach quiet, winding Tuscan roads and romantic Italian castles than in a bus tour. Many cycling tours of Tuscany also incorporate stops at local vineyards and farms, which include samples of food and wine.

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