Highlight of our tour of Italy!! Alessandro was fantastic and the description was exactly what was described and so much more!! It happened to be the Annual Chianti festival in Greve and Alessandro was nice enough to ask us if we wanted to stay in the town a little longer so we could all enjoy the winery samples that were being offered. YES please!!! The in-depth explanation and tours of the wineries was perfect and everything was top quality, profession and fun!! I was nervous about meeting at the train station but everything ran smoothly, their location was clearly marked and they even waiting a little longer for a couple running late. We got to enjoy the countryside without worrying about drinking to much or navigation. Alessandro and our driver took care of everything for us. My husband even has a lactose allergy and Alessandro worked with the restaurant to make sure he could eat everything! A fantastic tour and experience that I have already recommended to friends that are planning their trip to Italy. Would definitely recommend. This tour was hosted by Walkabout Tours in Florence and we will definitely make sure that any tours we book are hosted by them on our next trip.
Thank you Alessandro for making part of our honeymoon such a wonderful trip!
Fantastic tour. The wine and the food were amazing. Guide was fantastic too.
The day trip was excellent and that was with it raining all day. The wine was great. The food was phenomenal. Our guide Gloria was just amazing. She was really knowledge and interesting and definitely helped to make the trip
An excellent experience! Wow! I highly recommend this tour.
Exactly as described. Our tour was on September 17 with a small group and in a small bus.
Gloria, our guide, and Salvatore, our driver, were professional, friendly and very accommodating.
Gloria, a local herself, is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about this subject. She is very articulate and her delivery is informative, detailed and very convincing. She gladly answered our questions--and then some. Also, unlike other tours we've been on, at the end of the journey, never once did she solicit gratuities for herself or the driver. All she asked for was reviews. A classy operation.
Walkabout is a smaller company with great attention to detail.
The tour covers a part of the Chianti region in Tuscany. We visited 3 vineyards and wineries, and sampled 9 wines in total 3x3. In addition, we had a stop in Greve, a charming small town famous for its wine and meat products--which we also sampled.
Sampling at each stop was paired with various foods cheeses, meats, etc.. Also for lunch we visited a farm and restaurant where the wine sampling was paired with a full meal of appetizers, sides, pasta and a variety of grilled meats. All high quality.
This restaurant has stunning views and is the type of place celebrities visit seriously.
I only hope we can take part in their other tours in the future, especially with Gloria. Excellent job!
Our guide Stefano was outstanding and made the day all that much special! We learned so much about wines, the specific region they're produced in and the wine making process and grading from him., who is especially knowledgeable. We visited three wineries that were all excellent.
When we took the Tuscany tour during our visit to Italy last year we had the pleasure of having Stefano as a tour guide so it was a great reunion!
Highly recommend this tour and the guide!
This was unbelievable! First off, Alessandro was an amazing guide - he was very knowledgeable and also very personable at the same time! The scenery was beautiful and the wineries were great. The wine tasting pours were definitely generous and the food was some of the best in a 2 week stay in Italy!
This was the highlight of my 6 week trip in Europe!!! Beautiful scenery, amazing wine and my favourite was the delicious food we got to eat.
Our tour guide, Alessandro, was the best and so friendly and knowledgeable...I think he deserves a pay rise!
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Florence/Tuscany. I can't wait to do this tour again someday.
This was a great tour! If you'd like scenic tour, with a picture perfect backdrop, very good wine/ food, and a wonderful host, then this trip is for you!
This a really a great trip and we had a wonderful day. The countryside was beautiful and Alessandro was an amazing host who was very knowledgable and made it a very fun trip.
Highly recommend this trip into the countryside around Florence which was a real picture.
Lavi was an AMAZING tour guide. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience. My husband and I wanted to spend a day in Tuscany during our honeymoon abroad in Italy and this tour was top notch. From the beginning, Lavi made us feel welcome and interacted with the group as you would a friend. She provided facts about the history of Italy, as well as the wine and olive oil making process. We enjoyed several samples of wine, I believe at least 9 glasses we definitely purchased a few more of our own and Lavi paired the wine with cheese, assorted cold cuts, and a divine lunch. The entire day was entertaining and relaxing. I highly recommend this tour to anyone in Florence.
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