5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Pamper your palate on a 2.5-hour gourmet food tour of Florence! While exploring the pretty city with a local guide – passionate about Tuscan cuisine – sample decadent delights and learn about the region's reputation as the larder of Italy. Visit several of the city’s top food stores, meet friendly owners and try sumptuous specialties like truffle panini, artisan chocolate, olive oil, gelato and focaccia bread. Glasses of prosecco and Chianti are also included.


  • 2.5-hour Florence gourmet food tour, led by a local food-loving guide
  • Savor a glass of prosecco and a truffle panini in a top delicatessen
  • Sample artisan chocolate and prestigious Tuscan olive oils
  • Learn about the region’s gastronomic history while enjoying a gelato
  • Finish inside a wine bar, enjoying a glass of Chianti and focaccia bread
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures personalized attention

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What You Can Expect

Florence Gourmet Food Tour: Truffles, Chocolate, Gelato, Olive Oil and Wine

Enjoy a glass of Chianti with your expert guide!

Meet your guide in central Florence, and then set off on your leisurely paced walking tour, visiting several specialty food shops around town while learning about Tuscany’s gastronomic heritage. The region’s love affair with food and wine is founded on a deep respect for its produce, where raw materials – such as juicy plump Tuscan olives – have been nurtured for centuries.

Start with a visit to a delicatessen that specializes in foraging and selling truffles, one of the region’s highly prized natural ingredients. Sip on a glass of zesty crisp prosecco (the Italian’s answer to Champagne) and soak up the bubbles with a panino tartufato – a delicate pâté sandwich seasoned to perfection with slivers of the gourmet fungi.

Stroll to an artisan chocolate shop nearby and treat your sweet tooth to a chocolate-tasting session. Savor silky-soft nuggets of the sweet treat, noting the rich flavors present in high-quality chocolate, and then head out of the shop to visit an olive oil boutique.

Popular with locals and visitors alike, the high-end shop specializes in the sale of quality Tuscan olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Sit down for a tasting with the shop's charming owner and learn about the different varieties of fruity and piquant oils on offer.

Take a wander along the pretty cobblestone alleyways that make up the backstreets of the city, and stop for a gelato from a locally loved gelateria before winding up inside a wine bar. Sip on a glass of Chianti – one of Tuscany’s typically robust and tannic reds – and nibble on chunks of warm focaccia bread to finish your foodie adventure.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Linda was wonderful with lots of knowledge on food and wine. My only concern was we found it hard to find her and could have missed the tour. There was nothing showing she was from Viator instead she was holding another sign which was a little confusing, luckily we asked at she was our guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Amazing!!!!! Loved this tour. Very informative and extremely enjoyable.Lynda was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I believe any city tour should start with a walking food tour. Our guide was wonderful - extremely knowledgeable - fun - and personable. I feel like I know Florence now and would love to visit our guide and the city again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour guide was amazing - knowledgeable, enthusiastic and generous. This tour was the highlight of my trip to Florence. My only regret is not having done this tour when I first arrived so that I could have spent my time there knowing exactly where to go. Thanks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We went into shops we wouldn't have found on our own. If you're the type who's into hole in the wall shops/resto, get this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

One of the best ways to see Florence. Spectacular local knowledge and fantastic food! Do not hesitate to book this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Awesome tour with our guide Luca who's love of his city shines through his commentary and chat.
A great way of seeing some of Florence's history and place in the world through its food and wines.
Covers a lots of ground but not in kms and certainly has the variety to satisfy all tastes.Especially loved our time at Alimentari Uffizi with Alessandro, a true artist . Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

So much fun. Would recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour, most recommended

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