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.
This day trip was great, our tour guide Stefano is very knowledgeable and well organized, the venue of the lunch which facing the view of Tuscany was perfect, food was great too :
This wine tour blew our minds! I would recommend this tour to anyone who is considering a wine tour in Italy. Chianti is my hands-down favourite varietal and this tour showcased some incredible wines. Everything about the day was perfect, from our tour guide, to the scenery, the weather, and the wine...and you get A LOT of wine!! The place we stopped at for lunch took our breath away...all of us just stood there in awe as we took in the spread in front of us and the jaw-dropping view that spread out in front of our 24 person table...outside under cover of a roof. We were told that George and Amal Clooney had visited the same restaurant a couple months before and even returned a second time before leaving the region they loved it so much. This was one of our best meals in all of Italy. Don't hesitate in booking this tour...we bought four bottles of wine along the way, drank one, and have three aging in our cabinet for a special future occasion. Take us back already...we loved every minute.
Our guide Stefano was terrific, he was friendly and knowledgable. We visited three exquisite wineries each different to the previous. I don't drink however it did not detract from the day. My husband tasted 9 Chianti wines and enjoyed each one.
We had a beautiful lunch at winery two. We saw some incredible country side. I am so pleased we did this tour.
We were in Europe for a month, and this day was one of our absolute favorites. We had excellent wine, amazing food, and the driver Francesco? seemed to go out of his way to make sure we saw some extra bits of beauty in the Chianti region not that it's hard to find! For instance, he drive by the Machiavelli family villa so we could see it. Our guide, Martina, was probably half the reason it was so great. She is obviously proud and passionate about her homeland, not to mention knowledgeable, and that helped make our experience much richer. She gave honest advice on wine and food, both on the tour, and back for the rest of our Florence time. The first villa she took us to was beautiful, and we spent a lot more time there, and learned so much more, than we expected. The lunch was just plain delicious and a breathtaking view. The ride is bumpy, but if you're going into the Chianti region, that's a must. The roads are a little crazy, but our driver handled them expertly. Both my husband and I could not recommend this specific tour more highly!
This trip was a perfect day trip from Florence. We tried wine from 3 different wineries and tried a variety of foods as well. The short stop at the small town was a great opportunity to see small town Italy. Our guide was great and explained everything I would expect and more. He was obviously very knowledgeable and wanted to share what he knew.
We highly recommend this tour. Our tour guideMartina was fabulous. She was very friendly, informative and she went out of her way to ensure the day was enjoyable for all that attended. What a sweet, passionate and knowledgeable person. We had a great time touring the three places. The lunch, wine tasting and views were incredible. The driver did an excellent job navigating through the narrow roads. We had a great 12 days in Italy and this was a day we really enjoyed.
We had an awesome tour with Alex. Our tour consisted of three picturesque wineries one with a great restaurant and a small town. They are not stingy with the wine. Combined with the quality of the food and the transportation, I think the trip ends up being a good value.
My girlfriend and I mistakenly showed up to the rendezvous an hour late but the Walkabout Florence office was happy to get on the phone with our cab driver and got us quickly linked back up with the group.
The tour was excellent, going over countryside to fascinating places that no-one but a local would be able to find. Alex from Walkabout tours was very knowledgeable, friendly and a lot of fun. The wines tasted and the food with them were lovely.
We would do this tour again and again!
Amazing trip into Tuscany! Martina was an excellent tour guide, funny, engaging and very passionate about wine and the beautiful countryside! Great wine and scenery, lovely lunch! Highly recommend this tour a truly wonderful day!
This was an amazing day! Stefano our tour guide did a wonderful job and had a great personality! You could really tell his appreciation for wine, Florence, and sharing knowledge about the region. The vineyards we went to were breath taking and the wine and food was delicious. Very satisfied. Thank you Stefano!
I went on this tour as a solo traveler, and had a blast. I was a little hesitant since I typically do not like guided tours, but as soon as the tour started my nerves were set at ease. The tour group was small - only 15 people - which I prefer. Our guide, Alex, was super knowledgable and made the tour lots of fun. We got to see three different wineries which all had fantastic wine selections, and our lunch was amazing! I seriously would do this tour again! Highly recommended!
WONDERFUL! It was a small group of people which made for a great trip and experience! Francesco was our tour guide and he was incredibly knowledgeable about wine and Tuscany. The lunch was my favorite part! It was at a gorgeous winery and the food was amazing! HIGHLY recommend this trip!
Highly recommend this tour! Our guide Valeria was amazing - studying to become a Wine Master, she was super passionate about the wines, the production process and the region. We learnt so much from her regarding every aspect of wine making, the region's traditions and Chianti, and tasting, and she was so approachable and enthusiastic to share her knowledge. The cheeses served with the first tasting were lovely and all the food complementary to the wine. Of course the region is beautiful and a lovely drive and day away from Florence.
Make sure you request a tour with Martina, she was fun, very knowledgeable and an awesome guide!
This was the BEST tour we did on our honeymoon. I get car sick very easy so I was worried about the bus with the turns and dirt roads but after a few glasses of wine I was fine!
Our tour guide was amazing. HE was so fun to get along with and spoke perfect English. He had so much knowledge of the wines and you could tell he enjoys his job! We met wonderful people on the tour and had SO much fun seeing all the views and tasting all the wine. The Lunch is AMAZING as well! I am SO happy we decided on this tour for our honeymoon as the photo's we got will be a perfect memory of our trip!
Definitely check out the old butcher shop and bring your camera! I took a selfie with a boar :
PS- they also show you how to make olive oil which was a great surprise!!
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