A most excellent time! The guide driving the van, Martina, was personable and very informative. Then the guide on the horseback riding tour (can;t recall her name but she was fabulous. SHe told us so much about the neighbors and grounds. SHe was very patient with us and the horses. She also snapped all the photos for us with our cameras because I was afraid of falling off, given the steep hills we climbed. It was a lot of fun, even though it was a hot day. Bring water!! ALso, they do not let you take backpacks or purses on the ride. I had to leave my purse with Martina - it had over 250 euros in it and it was all there when I returned. A fabulous lunch and wine tasting is provided, and then we got a special treat as Martina let us stop for gelato because our group was small. IT was a great time - well worth the money!!
Unfortunately due to major traffic in the city we came to late on the meeting and missed the tour on horses but thanks to the nice people in charge of the vespa tours that were around and that invited us to join the group instead of the horses , we enjoyed a fabulous day ! Tks to all the team
this tour was above and beyond what we expected I hadn't ridden since I was a teen but the horses were
calm and workable. The view was breathtaking and he food was delicious also the wine tour was very enlightening. My husband also enjoyed this tour. Totally recommend this if you are in Tuscany or Florence.
By far one of the best trips ever to Florence!! Horses were amazingly beautiful and lazy ;) HA! Wine tour was fantastic and the wine and food we had was to die for! Ended up buying the wine we tasted right there! Highly recommend!!
EXCELLENT tour. Loved the horseback riding and enjoyed the meal/wine-tasting and short tour of the winery. This was one of our favorite days in three weeks in Tuscany. Was with two 16 year olds - they LOVED it.
The most enjoyable trip I have had here. Riding slowly round the Tuscan hills on shady pathways was delightful. Really nice driver on way back a really good way to experience Tuscany. I loved it.
My wife and I were the only two people on this guided tour through the wine country of Tuscany. What a beautiful, memorable and fun way to see this beautiful countryside. After riding for over an hour we were treated to a delicious lunch at a beautiful winery and villa where we were able to sample some of the wines produced there. While being driven back to Florence, we stopped at a small, local grocery store and met a lovely Italian lady who insisted we sample the local salami, sweet wine and biscotti. We then drove a short distance and stopped to enjoy yummy gelato. I couldn't imagine a better way to spend an afternoon in Tuscany.
Thank you Beatrice and staff for a wonderful way to see Tuscany! Highly recommended.
Although the vines were not in leaf, the vineyard is surrounded by olive trees and the distant views were dotted with evergreens. The riding was easy, the horses are relaxed and the western saddles are a good idea as the tracks go downhill steeply to the winery. Lunch was interesting and we had two samples of the wine produced here. The winery tour was more detailed than we were expecting and we learnt a lot about Chianti as well as this family-run vineyard. We stopped for a gelato on the way back to the city at about 3pm. The day was excellent value and we did not hesitate to book the walking tour with florencetown.
Lazy horses but allowed you plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Lunch and wine at the end was amazing
Loved this tour! No better way to see a vineyard and olive grove than from horseback! Gleaned a lot of information about the making of Chianti while touring the winery! Also got to see them making olive oil as it is olive picking season. Great tour!
Fabulous day. Decent horses and amazing guide. Winery, tasting and dinner was great. Another highlight of my trip.
Very beautiful scenery and wonderful ride. We were lucky to be the only ones on the tour. Afternoon seems to be less popular and therefore the better time to go. Lunch was delicious and the guides were wonderful and friendly. Would definitely recommend this tour.
This trip was everything that the other great reviews had described. I would hands down do this again because it really was a great trip. First, you get to go horseback riding for about an hour through the vineyard. Trust me any longer you would be so sore the next day. Then you have lunch at the winery. You get to sample two different red wines and olive oil. Also, we had a salad and two different types of pasta. the food was beyond delicious! Then you get to tour the winery. I would definitely do this over and over again!
This is experience is a must, Chiati is absolutely wonderful, the views are breath taking. Great dinnner and nice educational tour on how wine is made. Tour guide was awsome ! ")
Was fantastic, great day the tour was well worth every penny. The horseriding was so relaxed loved it!
Absolutely loved the horse riding excursion!! Our guide, Jacopo, was great! He was funny and extremely knowledgeable about the countryside, the history, and the wine making process. Other than being extremely hot (it was early August), it was one of the best days of our trip!
I was hesitant to book, but this was such a great day, never been on a horse before and it was easy and fun. The guides were great. The views amazing, the provided lunch and wine tour were all above my expectations going in. Really made our honeymoon special. My horse Violeta was great as well!
I enjoyed this adventure thoroughly. Our guide, Joseph, was prompt, courteous, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable about the Chianti region and viniculture. The horses were predictably plodding, but none of us wanted to go zooming through the vineyards anyway. I was pleased to see that they are well cared for. Lunch at the estate was delicious, and touring the cellars was interesting and not merely a repeat of a California winery tour. The rules and regs for creating Chianti Classico are very interesting. I can harly wait for my shipment of wine and olive oil to arrive!
This was the highlight of my trip to Italy. The two horseback riding guides were very nice. Riding through the vineyards was spectacular. The lunch was a nice surprise. Although it does say that lunch is provided, I just assumed it was a sandwich or something. Instead, it was a spinach souffle', salad, bread and pasta with two glasses of wine. It was very delicious. The tour of the winery and hearing the history of the family that owned it was very interesting. The property itself was beautiful.
I absolutely loved this tour. I loved the fact that is was a small group so it made it personal, our guide Bill was Great, very informative and kind. The horse back ride was really nice and the Lunch was good as well. Would definitely recommend this!
The tour is highly recommended! Even after reading the positive reviews, this tour exceeded my already high expectations. Our guide, Giacobo, was outstanding, and the small group of six made this a very enjoyable trip! The horseback tour was an easy walk through a beautiful and pretigious vineyard. Well worth the investment. Book now! :)