Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Vespa Small Group Day Trip to the Chianti Wine Region. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
I was very glad we chose a Vespa tour that transported us by minibus into the country. It would be too dangerous to ride out of Florence as a novice rider. I managed to crash twice on the training run so I asked to ride on the back of one of our guides. The problem I had with the scooter was that when you stop throttling it will not automatically reduce to an idle. You need to forcefully throttle back to reduce the power to an idle. I didn't get enough time to master this before things went wrong. I think they should mention it in training. I've never had this problem on mini, quad and motorbikes before. Things didn't go so well for another couple either. We had a great time regardless of most of us not being very experienced. Loved the countryside, the 2 wineries and town we visited and our dinner. The Italian drivers are crazy and it was scary to watch cars taking a lot of risks to pass our group. We would have appreciated being offered more wine to either buy or try. It would have been nice if the guides organised a group photo of us. Our guides/sommeliers were wonderful. We really enjoyed our afternoon in Chianti country.
This tour was awesome! If you have no experience be very careful as the "training" portion before the tour is all of 10 seconds. I personally had riden motorcycles and atvs before(bf had not) and still felt a little hesitant at first, mostly because my boyfriend was my passenger and I weigh 118lbs.
Well worth it. Tuscany is beautiful and guides very knowledgeable and entertaining. Wine tour was interesting and meal was good. Vespa's were fun to ride.
This was the most amazing fun and one of the best tours we did on our holiday!! The guides were excellent and had great sense of humour that made the event even better. Lunch was to die for!! would recommend this to anyone!!
This was my favorite part of our trip to Florence, wonderful way to spend a day.
This was one of the highlights of our tour of Italy! Andrea and Andrea were our guides and made the day perfect! You could clearly feel the love and enthusiasm that had to share for their country and this area. To experience the hills of Tuscany in this way was unique and adventurous yet filled with so much information. The winery tour and trip to the castle added to the beauty. The lunch we were served was simple yet gourmet and highlighted the best the area had to offer. It was a perfect day!
Wow, what a great day. Even though it rained some we still really enjoyed this tour. The guides are knowledgeable and fun. The views are breathtaking and the vespa bikes are easy to ride and tons of fun. The lunch is not just a little snack ..it's a grand buffet of local dishes and it tasted AMAZING! You also get to sample two of the regions wonderful wines. We highly recommend this tour.
We loved this trip! Federigo and Leo did a great job. Very informative and fun. You should be comfortable driving, I road double with my husband and had a great time. The lunch was very good.
This was my favorite experience of my entire 10-day trip to Italy. First, you have to understand that the Tuscan countryside, Chianti region, is BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL and not to be missed if you are in Florence. The tour meets in the heart of Florence and then the 2 guides take the group in a small bus to a charming, small villa in the Chianti countryside where you get to practice riding the Vespa scooters. Our group was small, 5 people, and I was the only one with any experience on a scooter. No problem the guides very quickly taught us ride with confidence. The Vespas are easier to ride than a bicycle! Yes, really. Were rode for hours on charming, small roads. Around every corner is another amazing view of vineyards, villas, monasteries, etc. The wineries we visited, including Ruffino, were interesting and beautiful. Our guides, Andreas and Lorenzo were always nearby, watching us ride and were so knowledgeable about the reqion and the winemaking process. Andreas had grown up on a nearby farm! After the ride, we enjoyed a very nice lunch, included some delicious cheeses, balsamic vinegar and 2 Chianti Classico wines from Ruffino. The 6-7 hour duration of the tour was long enough for some, but I could've jumped on the Vespa again for the rest of the day the tour was THAT GOOD! Regardless of whether you have any experience on a scooter, this tour is not to be missed. If I go back to Florence, I will do it again and recommend it to everyone who goes.
A really super day out with 1st class facilities, equipment and guides.
fantastic! !!!! it was the perfect day. .our tour guides were fun and knowledgeable. .the food and wine was really good. .highly recommend this tour
Excellent!! My husband and I took this trip in the off-season of October therefore we received a private tour. It was amazing and Stephen was very hospitable unknowledgeable.
My husband and I had a wonderful time on this tour. We chose to share a two-person Vespa and it was a great choice! The views were beautiful, the wine tasting was wonderful, and the staff was very helpful. On our 16 day trip, we both agreed this was our favorite thing.
Great tour and value for money! My partners favorite tour for the whole trip and had an easy going guide Eduardo who made it heaps of fun! Great to see a different side of Italy away from the main tourist area. Thanks!!
This was so much fun! a little scared at first because I was a passenger but after a few minutes of practice I felt more comfortable. We laughed and the countryside was beautiful, stopped to look at vineyards. toured a winery. then had a beautiful buffet family style meal with wine tasting. Guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. I will remember this day for a long time.
This wine tour was great great guides easy to understand...great shots taken with my phone camera..Oh and we ended up in the van instead of scooter..This worked out great cause we got to drink wine all day!!! The lunch served was wonderfully delicious...highly recommend.this tour.!
This trip was fabulous! Beautiful day breathtaking views and the Tuscan lunch was the best! Do not miss this day if you are in Florence.
What a fun time, zipping around the Chianti countryside after a 15-minute lesson on how to drive these things! The young guys were patient with all us tourists who had never ridden one before! The food, wine-tasting (only two different bottles), visit to a shop where we tasted olive oil that they produced and sold, all made for a fun excursion.
We had such a fun time on this tour! This should be a must for everyone!!!
This tour was great! Guides were friendly and patient. The scenery was breathtaking and the wine and dinner were delicious!
Wonderful experience! I would do this again! The team was very helpful and patient- great way to see Tuscany...