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Livinia was a wonderful guide. It was a long day, but worth every minute. Tuscany is as beautiful as we had been told. The lunch/wine tasting at the farm was a wonderful break. Curious as to what came of the young men who were in Pisa? Livonia had counted heads and the count was correct. Very strange that strangers would have gotten on our tram, but they did.
Toscana is beautiful. The guide, Tessa, was fluent in English American born and raised and Mikhaili , our bus driver ,was excellent. comical and very helpful The tour takes you to Siena, Gimangnano and then to a wine farm and Pisa. All of which are stunning. you cant really miss any of these places as they are so beautiful and make interesting historical comparisons. The wine farm meal was tasty and provided local fare, which is part of the experience. Definitely recommend this as the detail provided beats a personal tour, if you have limited time.
Wonderful trip. Lavinia was a great guide. But the audioguide was teriffic, The first one did not work and the second one was so noisy that I did not hear what the guide said.
We loved the Tuscany tour especially the stop at the Vineyard/Farm and the lunch they served. Our tour guide, Tessa was great. She was very organized and professional, but cared about her group. Sienna was very interesting, but I especially just enjoyed the drive through the rolling hills of the countryside. I felt like I was on a movie set it was so beautiful. Just how I imagined Tuscany would look.
This was by far the best tour of 4 that we had in Italy. Our guide was exceptional. We loved Siena and San Gimignano. Seeing the tower in Pisa was fun. The lunch and tastings at the organic winery were great. I highly recommend this tour.
My wife and I did this tour on the recommendation of a few friends who have done this over the past few years. I typically do not like tours like this as it limits your ability to be creative and spontaneous like a cruise, but we had limited time to spend in Tuscany and did not want to rent a car.
This tour covers Siena, SanGi San Giamano, and Pisa. The vineyards we visited were in the foothills of SanGi but I consider that the same area. While the tours and activities we did in the actual towns/cities were a lot of fun and very different from Rome, Florence, and Venice - the highlight of this trip was the food rather than the sights.
The tour, the booking process, the professionalism of the overall day blew me away. I'm not one to be easily impressed but there was not one hiccup in the entire day thanks to Lavi and her expertise and planning. If I ever end up back in Tuscany or Florence, I will be doing another tour with them and requesting Lavi prob the hiking Cinque Terre tour. There is not a better way to spend a day than with a local who knows the history, popular local spots, and secrets on a trip like this. Anyone who visits the area and is looking for a day trip that shows the best Tuscany has to offer should not only consider this - but book it and request Lavi as the guide.
Definite to-do's on the trip:
- Drink all the wine provided to you at vineyard and make some friends around you
- Try all the food at the vineyard and save room for seconds they come around offering more
- See the Siena cathedral/basilica
- Eat at Gelateria Dondoli SanGi
- Go to the top of the leaning tower estimated only to be upright another 100-200 years
- Walk to the top of SanGi green space, one of the best views we saw in Italy
Best tour guide Antonella and best bus driver Nando of all our tours in Italy. We have been on more than a hundred Viator tours on three continents, and have been traveling the world now during parts of five decades. In all that time I have never met a more efficient, courteous, thoughtful, knowledgeable and professional tour guide than Antonella. Our bus driver Nando was also professional, thoughtful and fun to be around. We became friends with Antonella and hope to show her around our home city of San Antonio when she comes to Texas.
The tour duration was good. We learnt so much and got to see the glory of Tuscany.
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This was a great tour one of the best that we have ever taken and well worth the price. We had Lynn for our tour guide and she was fantastic. As soon as she stepped on the bus and started talking, we knew that this would be a great tour. She was funny, energetic, upbeat and very knowledgeable about the places that we visited. Our first stop was Siena, where we had an hour tour with Allessia, who grew up in Siena. She was outstanding, and very knowledgeable about Italian history particularly the history of Siena. You cannot do better than having a tour by someone who grew up in the city that you are touring and is so passionate about the history of the city. We then drove to an organic wine estate in the Chianti region and had a short tour of the winery, followed by a terrific all-you-can-eat lunch of salad, pasta, dessert and four different wines.
The food was great and the people that ran the winery were very gracious and accommodating. We then drove to San Gimignano had another tour, and finished the day at Pisa before driving back to Florence. It was a full 12 hour tour and we didnt get back to Florence until after 9:00. The bus driver also did an excellent job of expertly negotiating some difficult driving in these hill towns. The three towns that we visited were really must-see and we were happy to have booked this tour. Highly recommended!!
Enjoyed the whole excursion. Sandra was a very good tour guide. Especially enjoyed the winery/farm. Was very excited and happy with the gluten free selection they offered. Loved everything about the tour. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
Nora was a fantastic guide/team leader. It does seem a little rushed, but if you don't go that fast, you won't make it to all the locations. Perfect if you want to get a glimpse of Tuscany. I will definitely recommend.
Loved the tour. A bit long, but at least we were sitting in the bus. Olivia was superb. Showed us some amazing sites and explained a lot about all of them.
This was a long day, but well worth the fatigue factor! The tour guide was well-informed, fluent in English and friendly. The working farm/vineyard where we had lunch was beautiful and the food delicious--loved the wine tasting! The historic cities of Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa were so gorgeous--loved it all.
Every aspect of this tour was perfect. Our guide was very knowledgable and accommodating, balancing activities and keeping us informed all the way through. This is a great mix of hands on experience, experiencing the countryside and also learning so much about the history of this fascinating region. The lunch was DELICIOUS and the staff at the winery were an absolute delight. A must do tour.
The tour was great despite the fact that it was long and involved a lot of walking. Nonetheless, you get to see the cities and country side of Tuscany, in one day, with plenty of free time.
This was a great day. There were probably 100 people on the two buses that went out, but everything was timely and went smoothly.
The tour was great! I liked it very much. It was organised through local tour operator Walkabout. We visited spectacular places and guide Lavi made our tour even more enjoyable. We also had a very nice lunch in a beautiful place, family farm with fantastic view. Tuscany is worth to visit! Highly recommended!
I took this tour cause of the high feedback, and none of it was wrong, its a must do tour of tuscany, doing florence is easy but what this tour covered is much more in tuscany THAT YOU SHOULD SEE, we went places the bus and train dont go, things we wouldnt otherwise know, and accessed the tower of pisa with no dramas, had an awesome organic lunch which was included in the price plus u can buy organic honey, wine, pasta ect for SO cheap from a farm. Also our tour Guide Lavi was so cool fun and considerate plus shes an expert cause she LIVES in one of the destinations and has lived in the others, try and ask for her. I was trying to save money and see everything but this is money well spent, my advice is knock out Florence and then spare one day for this.
Wonderful day. Well worth the money. Well organized and on time. Our tour guide Lavi was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to take this tour with her. We would highly recommend this tour.
long day but well worth it . Excellent to see a bit of Tuscany in limited time . Both guides were really good and it was fascinating to hear about Sienna from a local.
One of the best tours we have. Our tour guide, Stefano, is just amazing, courteous, and always concerned of our needs. The places, Sienna, San Gimignano, Pisa, great!
Fabulous tour , small group, 2 small town tours, vineyards, and a tasty classic Italian meal just like my native husband said family continue uses to enjoy here in the USA. Climbing the Tower of Pisa was the added bonus to this full day of fun and memories. Our tour guide, Stefano, was professional, knowledgeable and truly a nice man. We both thoroughly enjoyed the entire day.
It was a beautiful and very interesting tour, Our tour guide Valery was very nice and cooperative,
We did this tour in July, 2015. It was a hot sunny day, but was comfortable due to very good and effective A.C. in the bus.
This is highly recommended tour and must dedicate one day, for this tour even if somebody is in Florence only for 2 days. Timings, pickup point etc. are most convenient.
Our tour guide was Olivia. She organised it very well. In spite of a big group and many stops she managed to maintain the timings. Also took special care to meet everybody's specific requirements, mainly for food and drinks, during the lunch.
Most interesting was Siena and San Gimignano, including the Dondoli Gelato there !.
Full day tour, but not much of a walking is required. Climbing up the Pisa Tower also is easy, as total time allowed to climb up and down, is sufficient. View from top is not very great, but I recommend to take the climb. It is a great feeling to have climbed up this historic monument.