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Thanks to our tour guide Coral (who was a 'gem' of a tour guide), we couldn't have been more thrilled when it turned out the 3 of us had a PRIVATE tour that day. This allowed Coral to 'customize' our tour even more... like spending more time at the coffee shop as my husband is a coffee drinker. And when we found out this shop carried the famous/rare/expensive Kopi Luwak coffee, we bought a cup for us all to try (we got it ½ price due to being on this tour, so 5E). Look this up if you don’t know how the coffee beans are collected (you’ll be shocked!). Coral was extremely in tune to everything said and always went out of her way to accommodate us: example? My husband loves to share this line, “I’m a ‘sea” food’ expert… I ‘see’ food and eat it!”. She knew we all liked sea food so when we got to the San Lorenzo market for the included lunch, she came back with a sea food dish which was outstanding!! If you want to ‘eat your way thru Florence…taste and drink all the local specialties’, this is the perfect tour to take.
Meet at the designated point and meet the rest of the group, and the guide and set off, the first stop was a really cool coffee shop, they take there coffee very seriously here, the owner of the shop gave us a real insight to the different types of beans and roasting, this was a lovely start to the day and we bought even bought the cutest little coffee Percolator, it is bright orange! From there we walked through the city and went to a tiny little shop that sold all things truffle, OMG! The little truffle spread sandwich was amazing.
The food market was next, and we tasted Cheese, wine, olive oil and balsamic this was wonderful, the wine and food was really good, we also looked at all the fresh food, the meat looked amazing. We then went to a local eatery in the market and ate a traditional dish, which was very tasty. Next was a bakery to taste some local fresh bread, it was sort of crusty and salty, we also tasted a liqueur and biscotti type of biscuit. And to finish....gelato! I must say that the Italians really know how to make this icy treat, it is addictive, so good. This was a lovely tour, and I would recommend it if you have the time. A couple of tips, take a map with you to ensure you can find your way back to you accommodation, wear good shoes as you will be walking on cobble stones. The market has a amazing restuarant/eatery up on the second level so if your hungry after the tour, make your way back upstairs and enjoy.
This tour was amazing, didn't want it to end! Saw so much and got to sample so much food didn't feel like dinner that night! Valentina was an amazing tour guide, lots of fun and very knowledgeable. All the places we were taken were very welcoming and there was no pressure to buy anything.
Excellent and informative tour. don' eat breakfast and you will not need lunch either.
We took this tour in June 2014. There were seven of us (4 adult, 3 teen girls). We were joined by another couple, so a total of 9 in our tour group. This tour was FANTASTIC!!! We stopped at an espresso bar, wine bar (enoteca), truffle shop, the central market to taste bread, our choice of pastas, and a wine/olive oil/balsamic tasting. We ended at an amazing gelato shop. We learned so much at each stop and had plenty of items to taste. Our guide - Frederica - was very knowledgeable and knew all of the shop keepers. She helped us with other questions we had about Florence as well. We were not rushed and could enjoy each stop. The best part of this tour was that they accommodated by husband's diet (lactose intolerant along with several other allergies). I would take this tour again and would recommend to anyone!
This was an excellent tour and a great way to sample and learn about the foods of Florence. The guide and the representatives in each establishment were very friendly and knowledgeable. Would take the tour again.
The best tour yet with the informative,funny and beautiful Vanessa
Coffee,panini with truffle,wine,soup,wine,ham,olive oil,cheese,wine and gelato
A great day in beautiful Florence
This was a gift to some friends. They really enjoyed the tour especially the woman in the Central Market who described various olive oils. It was a great way to start their visit to Florence.
Super experience and great if your travelling alone or with others.
This was the best tour we did our entire trip! We ate at some of the local places and tried all sorts of different food. You do not leave this tour feeling hungry or disappointed. Highly recommend this one!!!!
Our guide kept all of us fully engaged during the whole tour. She spoke very good English and answered all of our questions.
We actually loved it. It was a great way of tasting things we would have missed if we were on our own.
Valentina, our tour guide, was a lot of fun.
We really enjoyed this tour, it was our favourite of all the tours. The guide, a lady called Valentino had excellent english and she made the tour fun. The places we went were out of this world and the owners of the shops and markets made a huge effort to explain the coffee, wine, olive oil, meats etc to us. The quality of the food, wine and coffee we tasted was to a very high standard. Valentino gave us some great hints and tips for our visit to Florence. We visited all the shops/markets again after her tour as we loved them so much. We would recommend this tour to everyone who loves italian food and drink and we learnt about the city whilst on the tour too. Thank you.