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So much fun and amazing food and wine from start to finish! Gemma was absolutely lovely, and so engaging. She took us to places we never would have found on our own as tourists, and each place was wonderful. The hosts invited us in and seemed genuinely pleased to share their appetizers and wine with us. I liked the places so much, I went back the next day on my own! This is definitely a must do, and ask for Gemma!
our guide Gemma was wonderful. she took us to quaint local places with great food and atmosphere. highlight of our trip to Florence!
Linda did an excellent job of talking about the wines of Tuscany and we got full value for or money. Sadly, we were there were only two of us on the tour.
Tour guide Adrienne took our group of six to three bars in central Florence, two fairly close to the Piaza Republica and the other across the river in an area where locals are more likely to visit. At each place we sampled local wine and appetizers. Really delightful evening and tour. Adrienne did a great job ...we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Our guide was Luca who was incredibly knowledgeable about local wines and wines throughout Italy. He took us to three wine bars where we sampled different wines, bruschetta, meats, cheese and brioche buns with truffle!
I would recommend this tour, it is the perfect length, very informative and an all round good time. Bring on my next trip to Florence!
The guide was an expert in all areas of wine and apps and really showcased a wide selection for us. She gave us a lot of history and information on the Italian culture and really made us feel like locals instead of tourists!
So much fun. Went back to every place multiple times. Loved Lucca!
Wow !!!!! Met on time by a lovely girl named gema only me and friend on tour , very informative and excellent food samples and wine well worth the money
This tour was the highlight of the trip. After being rescheduled due to the guide being detained outside of the city, we went on it the next day with Linda the owner. My sister and I were the only two people on the tour so it was very private. The 3 places we went to were places that we never would have found ourselves and as we were walking Linda gave great tips for other places to eat. At the end of the tour when I mentioned that i wanted to have steak for dinner, she walked us to a restaurant where she knew that owners and got us a table for that night.
This tour was one of the highlights of our time in Florence. Not only did we come away with a great amount of knowledge regarding Florence, its foods, its customs and its wonderful aperitivos, we also came away with very full tummies! Our guide was spectacular, the tour was amazing and we would do it again for sure!
Elizabeth P USA
Lynda was just delightful and took us all around Florence for a flawless early evening. We had just met up with some friends from the states and she was such a good addition. Excellent variety of stops from wine cellar exploring to truffles to tasty gelato. Would book with Urban Adventures again!
Anthony P USA
This is the tour that could've gone horribly wrong. Just as the tour was to begin, the rain started. I was then told I was the solo traveler. They could have cancelled but instead I had a lovely personal tour with Gemma hope I got the name right sorry if I didn't . We went to three different and interesting establishments and enjoyed the wine and appetizers. Along the way, I learned many interesting facets of Florence. This is highly worthwhile tour.
Luca was awesome. He took us to some great places and gave lots of good info on Florence and wines
A fantastic experience with Luca our tour guide. We saw some great little out of the way spots - including a roof top bar with stunning views over Florence. Great wines - you get to choose, so if you only like white, or red, or whatever that's fine. And something light to eat at each stop too. Good to do early in your stay as you can get some other tips and recommendations too. Fantastic.
This tour was fabulous! My husband and I were the only ones on tour, so ended up with a private tour from Linda. We went to some great spots, that we would never have found on our own - all very different from each other. Linda also pointed out the sites along the way as well as collecting the business cards of all the places we went to, as well as some of her recommendations along the way - so that we could find on our own.
We had some amazing aperitivo and tasty snacks at some amazing local hangouts and hidden away places. Linda even sent us an email with other recommendations for other places that we visited throughout Italy.
Great host, great city and tour. I highly recommend this tour!
We met our tour guide Linda who was fantastic at Piazza della Repubblica. The directions to the meeting spot were very accurate and Linda was right on time wearing her identifying lanyard. Our tour ended up being very private- it was supposed to be a small group but I guess no one else signed up. Linda walked us to the 3 sites- at each site she helped us order a snack and drink based on our preferences. The tour includes these purchases so Linda would just handle the interchange with the vendor- to get the most Authentic/Local experience we just let Linda select our items for us. At our first stop we went to a tiny store that was established in 1875 and we had some red wine and Crustinis with unique toppings- DELICIOUS, second stop was a rooftop terrace with beautiful views, there we had traditional cocktails Negroni and Aperol Spritz, the final stop was at a winery storefront owned a one of the oldest wine families in Florence- there we had some prosecco and truffle sandwiches.
The food and drink were great, but the real value in this tour is the guide: Linda. Throughout the entire tour she would talk to us about everything Florence, from the architecture, to the history, to current/pop-culture facts, to information about the locals, to tips on what souvenirs to buy where. No question was off-limits, Linda was very friendly, fun and knowledgeable also spoke perfect English- so do not worry about communication. Linda even went out of her way to help us a couple days later when we had an issue with an un-related tour in Rome.
This tour was a perfect way for us to explore and get to know Florence. We truly were surprised by this experience and highly recommend it. Wear comfy shoes, plan on a 2.5-3 hour experience, bring a camera. Enjoy!!!
Amazing !!! Our tour guide was wonderful ! We didnt only do a aperitivo tour but a long walking tour of Florence at night ! The best truffle !
Adrienne was fantastic a great guide!!! She was extremely helpful not only showing you the various local wines and places, but giving advice for restaurants in the area...great person!!! It made the evening.
Blanca United Kingdom
Really enjoyed this tour! It felt like going with a friend who was taking us to her favourite local places and getting us to taste great food and wine! Definitely recommend it!
This was by far my favourite tour in our trip. Our guide was from Australia but has been living in Italy for many many years. My friend and myself arent wine drinkers so Linda catered the tour to more of a food tour for us which was brilliant. I have to say it made us so much more confident going into bars and small foodie places as we were able to experience how it all works. This is a big MUST on anyone's list!!!!!!
Great tour. Our group was very small and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about Florence, food and wine! Amazing. She took us to different places that are mainly visited by locals. Really good tour!
Diana R USA
Although we were the only ones on the tour, it was so worth it! We went to fantastic rooftop restaurants, sampled drinks and had snacks. A great intro night to Florence
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