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Brian O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Our guide, Elena was charming, and knowledgeable. This tour was fabulous! Our lunch at the Tuscan saffron farm was delicious. The hospitality that we received made us feel so welcome! I absolutely loved our visit to Homero's alabaster studio. It may have been the high point of the trip for me. The joy and pride that Homero exhibits in his work could be a lesson to us all.

Brian O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Our guide, Elena was charming, and knowledgeable. This tour was fabulous! Our lunch at the Tuscan saffron farm was delicious. The hospitality that we received made us feel so welcome! I absolutely loved our visit to Homero's alabaster studio. It may have been the high point of the trip for me. The joy and pride that Homero exhibits in his work could be a lesson to us all.

anteater

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Fabulous day trip even allowing for the inclement weather. Very interesting with lots to see and do. Marella our guide was knowledge and her presentation of the information made it easy to listen to her. The attention we received was greatly appreciated. Recommend this day trip.

Bill C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Our tour was fabulous we were the only guests that day and our guide Sylvia provided us with a day we will never forget. The drive through the Tuscan hills is a memory we will never forget.... San gimignano and volterre are absolute gems that we would have missed if we had not decided to take the tour. They are so historic and beautiful .... Our lunch at the Tuscan farm of Carmella and family was the highlight of the day . The food . The wine and the scenery were spectacular , this family produces saffron and it was fascinating to learn about this expensive spice. Carmella used the spice in her cooking that day and everything was fabulous. They are rightfully proud of this organic farm they call home

It is impossible to describe the beauty of this area.... One has to see it for oneself and I think a small tour is the best way to experience the besuty of the area
If you are lucky enough to have Sylvia for your guide all the better.

andy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

A great eight hour adventure in Tuscany. We were very luck to have the tour all to ourselves. Had enough time explore both hill towns and a wonderful lunch at a private farm house overlooking Tuscany. Like being in a movie. I would recommend to anyone.

Lori H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Elena was a fantastic guide. Warm and friendly personality and great knowledge about the sites!

Lalee64 Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide, Marella, was outstanding! Her knowledge was incredible and her enthusiasm for what she was sharing with us was infectious. The lunch included was a highlight, the host couple were amazing and the food beautiful. The alabaster workshop was also a highlight and the artisan very talented, it is a shame that the skill is not being handed down. The 3 towns visited, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Volterra were each interesting in there own right. What a great day!

Yvonne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was a wonderful tour. Our group of 4 were educated and entertained by a charming guide. The locations were incredible and the meal at the farm house was one of the highlights of our entire trip to Italy. Would highly recommend this tour and will definitely use Viator again for sightseeing!

Graham R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

As usual this Viator managed tour was excellent.Guide spoke excellent English.My opinion of Viator remains high after many experiences.

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

What a wonderful day. Every minute of our tour was special. There were only four of us and two guides. What a day. Everything outlined in the advertisement was actually what you got and more. I could not recommend it more as it was a perfect day in Tuscany. Bob. Gerringong, Australia

Jeff U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

San Gimignano was lovely, Volterra alabaster tour was interesting and the lunch was superb. Our guide was also fantastic. So it was a great day all round.

Michelle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This trip far exceeded my expectations. It was my favorite day of my time in Italy. Our tour guide was informative and engaging and we spent the right amount of time in each of the Tuscan Hill towns we visited. The lunch at the organic farm was wonderful. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone traveling to this area.

Brian A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

We had a wonderful day with our guide Sylvia .It turned out to just be our family of three on the tour through the Tuscan countryside, and I am very thankful Viator didn't cancel the tour because they couldn't fill the group...just for that alone I would book with them again!
The comfort of the van on a very hot August day was so welcome. The drive through Tuscany was beautiful and the photos stops to San Gimignano and Volterra great. The best was the lunch at a Tuscan farmhouse hosted by the owner Carmela and her husband....it was the very best meal yet in Italy and all made by hand with products from their farm including the olive oil and saffron. Our granddaughter still raves about the pecorino cheese and pear strudel Carmela made.
I cannot say enough nice things about this trip, only that it was the high lite of our trip through Italy.
Thanks Viator Italy, and Sylvia for this amazing day.

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Another Viator/Tuscan Escapes winner! Samayo was not your ordinary tour guide. A man of few words but with thoughtful insights. It was a pleasure to "journey" with him on this day. The towns of San Gimignano and Volterra were an excellent juxtaposition, the first a touristic gem, the second an undiscovered refuge. The highlights were the visit to the Alabaster workshop - the dying exercise of craftsmanship is still very much alive at alab'Arte. We recomment you purchase the piece produced before your eyes. A true memento of art and beauty. And the second highlight was to the local Bio-farm where a delicious lunch was lovingly prepared by the husband and wife. Another true exercise of passion and devotion. A culinary AND learning experience. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR!!

Ronald M C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Oh yes, the destinations we were taken to were really nice.
But what made the tour SPECTACULAR was Azura, our guide. Not only was she a incredibly pleasant person to be with, she was informative, and very organized and timely.
If we knew we could have her to be our tour guide again, we would certainly sign up for another one. Next time we go, we will ask for her. Your organization is lucky to have her. Please give her our best regards!!
Chantal and Ron Clark

deb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

Milo, our tour guide, was superb - knowledgeable, entertaining and personable. He took us to a 3rd hill town and we still had more than enough time to visit San Gimignano and Volterra. Lunch at the agriturismo was excellent. This was absolutely the best tour I took in the month I spent in Italy. I recommend it whole heartily.

Pat

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2014

Lunch at the farm house was wonderful and the highlight of the trip.

Ptaxa

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
October 2015

We were disappointed with this trip. It seems that the Tuscany Escapes provides only the transportation and the driver/tour guide all in one. There wasn't much tour guidance - meaning historical or architectural information provided during the driving time or on the spot. Of course the Tuscany cities are charming, but we spend way too much time in the dusty alabaster shop so only 45 minutes were left to explore Volterra. The lunch was good as expected.

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