Had a super day, great guide, very knowledgeable and friendly, a must
We highly recommend this small-group trip. As there was just one other person with our family of 3, we got to see so much in a day. The Chianti region is so beautiful. Our guide, Aldo was a fantastic guy. We learnt a lot about Tuscany in just one day!
This was a great day trip from Florence! Plenty of time to walk around Sienna and Pisa. Wine tasting was very enjoyable. Great views of the hills of Tuscany from San Gimignano and Monteriggioni.
Great tour. Small group at the wine tasting and lunch was terrific.
Amazing day. Very impressed with the tour, saw a lot and it didn't seem like a long day.
This tour is fabulous and a great way to see Tuscany. The lunch including the wine tasting was the highlight as was our tour guide Aldo - he was fastastic
THE WAS REALLY NICE, FEW PEOPLE, JUST 5 PERSONS, COMFORTABLE, WITH A REALLY WELL KNOWLEDGE DRIVER, WHOM LOVES HIS WORK AND HIS COUNTRY. THE PROBLEM IS THAT IS FEW TIME FOR REALLY KNOW EACH PLACE. I WILL RECOMMEND FOR THE FUTURE TO EXPEND ONE DAY IN EACH PLACE FOR REALLY KNOW AND ENJOY COMPLETELY THE EXPERIENCE. THE LUNCH WAS DELICIOUS WITH A GOOD VARIETY OF WINES. BUT IF YOU HAVE FEW TIME, THIS IS YOUR TOUR.
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Excellent day in this small group tour of Tuscany. The driver was outstanding and highly recommend.
Excellent! Out guide, Lucca, was most helpful and made our day the best it could be! The lunch at the winery was a surprise as I thought it would be just lunch, such a great experience. I look forward to my next Viator Tour! They have been a go to for my husband and myself.
A very good tour with many atractions on the way. Chianti food was not so good and it could be very good to add a stop at or near a vineyard in fall or with grapes for some photos.
Loved this tour! Again, our guide was amazing. Full of information and wonderful guide.
This was an excellent tour, our driver Julian was quite knowledgeable and a bit of a speed freak which we didn't mind. The wine tasting segment was fantastic. I wish we could have spent more time in San Gimignano and Siena but we had to go to the other places as well.
We loved this tour! Pisa is just what you'd think however, tourist trap. We only needed about 15 minutes there to get our photo and leave. I wish we would have traded the alotted 1hour in Pisa for more time in San Gimignano. San Gimignano was gorgeous but we barely had any time there.
Long day! We did love seeing the various towns but I would probably stick with just Pisa, Siena and then wine tasting. The wine tasting was disappointing because it is basically a large group of various tours on a patio watching a sales pitch from a family winery. It was not a traditional wine tasting. The lunch was good, not great and the portions were miniscule. I say less sales pitch, more traditional wine tasting.
This was a small group tour and we were lucky to have with us Wendy, Joy and Francis, 3 spirited ladies from US. Our driver was Francessco who went out if his way to make our day perfect. He is a proud Florentine who loves showing off his country side. We had a fabulous experience, especially coz Francessco ensured we get to go on top of the leaning tower of pisa. It's quite, intimate and a nice experience. I didn't like the oversell of wines, olive oil and balsamic vinegar at the wine tasting place. Vegetarians have limited lunch options.
Tour was wonderful. Would have been nice to spend more time in Siena . The box office to the Cathedral did not open til 10:30 and we had to leave at 11:00. Took 15. Injures to get tickets. Also would have been helpful if the driver had a speaker phone so the people in the back of the bus could hear what he had to say.
Our driver was excellent. The time allowed at each stop was very short. we spent far more time in the car than we did at each stop. the winery lunch was excellent. There should be water available after the lunch with lots of wine. Having not traveled to Italy before I had not idea how far each stop was from each other. If I knew we had 20-40 mnutes at each stop i would not have done the tour.
Disappointed. Not enough time in the individual towns. Only an hour in Siena, and the rest of the towns were a half an hour of 45 minutes. The wine tasting was terrible. Too Commercial!. The facility just wanted to sell their wines to us. Lunch was not good and we learned nothing about wine tasting at this place. Very disappointed.
Spent too much time at the wine tasting for what it was, and not enough in the towns.
Funnily enough, friends of our had been to this wine facility in June with a big group. They were told that they were get a discount and the cost of the wine would include shipping, duty etc to Chicago. The same deal we were getting from this facility. Their shipment of wine got to Chicago and Customs called them and they owed a lot of money in duty and taxes which was to be paid for by the wine company. Quite the scam.
Our driver/guide never got out of the van. We were dropped off at each town and told what time he'd be back. We didn't get so much as a map of the town. No advice on which way to go, what to see, etc. Very poorly done. I thought a walking tour meant you were with a guide. Not on this trip. He also drove like a bat out of hell. We actually told him to slow it down.
The wine tasting was awesome. They poured heavily. It was more like a wine drinking.
If the guide had gotten out and walked us around a little bit, I would give this 4 stars. I feel like I got ripped off.
this was the worst tour trip i booked....reason being there was no lunch at all - even though it is advertised , very light lunch was served - the only good thing was the driver Allesandro who drove us around - all in all this tour paying that much money is not worth it - my advice is to beware of tour companies like this who advertise something and do some thing else.
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