Five star all the way!! These tour leaders are fantastic, they are knowledgeable and fun and made it all very worthwhile. Would love to do a two day trip with them to a few more areas including olive oil tasting, cheese and balsamic.
This is James' wife Penny. I reviewed this tour highly favourably and at great length on Trip Advisor. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g187902-d1778141-r308030413-Tuscan_Escapes_Day_Tours-Siena_Tuscany.html
It was outstandingly good and Marella Favruzzo is a superb guide.
Great tour guide - very friendly and knowledgable. Awesome views of the countryside. Winery/dinner was really awesome.
The tour was wondrful. Daniel and Sylvie were both interesting and informative and fun! We really saw many different sites and experienced the exellent food and wine. Would recomend this any time.
We were a group of four gals and our guide was delightful, spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable. We would never have been able to see as much as we did without a guide. The farm where we ate dinner was beautiful, and the food and service were great.
The guide was full of knowledge about the region. The farmhouse meal was superb.
Amazing! Rain and all our guide Made the outing enjoyable. I will take this tour again next year with my friend.
This tour was worth the price. Elena and Milo were wonderful guides- informative, funny and answered any and all questions with a wealth of knowledge about the Tuscany area. The winery and farm dinner were by far the highlights of the tour.
Sonja N South Africa
We enjoyed this tour very much, wine tasting and San Gimignano was our favourite parts. Milo was an absolute star, very knowledgeable about tuscan wines. I wish we had more time because I would have loved to do another tour with them. We never visited Monteriggioni which was very disappointing.
A great way to see the Tuscan countryside without driving! Loved that it was a small group (8 maximum). visit a winery, a small village and a spectacular home-cooked full Italian meal. Worth the price.
First the good:
The guide/driver was excellent
San Gimignano was everything we expected
Then the not so good:
The tour spent an excessive amount of time at the wine tasting
Monteriggioni, a perfectly preserved medieval town was hardly perfectly preserved, every available building within the walls was utilised either as a tourist trinket shop or an Osteria. Far too touristy!
The classic Tuscan dinner at a local farmhouse turned out to be at a commercial restaurant where our small group was joined by over 100 people from other tours. The meal was probably the worst food we had in a month in Italy.
We never saw the sunset which is why I took this tour; I've been to San Gimignano twice before. Our guide seemed overly fond of the Querciavalle winery and we spent an inordinate amount of time there. I enjoy Chianti but was not impressed with theirs.