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!!
This was the best tour on our month-long European trip. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, the wine was good, the lunch venue was excellent, and the countryside spectacular.
I love this tour! Nice wine, food, fantastic view and well-orgnized itinerary.
Our guide, Val, is very friendly and has in-depth knowledge of wine.
I highly recommend this tour!!
This was an awesome tour! I definitely recommend it for food and wine lovers. The tour guide, Francesco was on location to direct us toward the shuttle. The shuttle was very comfortable and with AC. All the vineyards were really beautiful. Francesco had some great information about the places we went to throughout the day and he did a great job talking about the wines we drank. He knew English very well and was very personable. All the food was really fresh and very well prepared. There was definitely a lot of food and wine throughout the day so it was well worth the money!
Your was amazing! Walkabout Florence is the best tour company we have come across!! Martina was our guide...she was awesome. This tour is a must if you are staying a few days in Florence!!
The tour was amazing. Everything about it. The food, the guide, just everything. The guide was Glotia and she was very knowledgeable and sweet. My family had an amazing time!
Wonderful tour and the two guides were very impressive in their knowledge of history,wine and food! Had a great time!
We went on this tour as part of our honeymoon trip and it was amazing. Our tour guide, Lavi, grew up in Tuscany and was fun, knowledgable, and welcoming! The tour also included an amazing lunch and delicious wine. My husband and I both felt like we learned a lot while having an awesome time.
Great tour! We loved Gloria - she spoke excellent English and told wonderful stories throughout the day. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour and Gloria to fellow travelers. The van was cool and comfortable. The wineries were all great. Food and snacks were fantastic!
Fabulous experience! We had a wonderful time and a great host, Alessandro!
Italy is one of the wine capitals of the world. It would be a waste to come to Firenze and not take this tour! It was more educational than any winery tour that I've taken in Napa Valley wine capital of the US or anywhere in the US. The tour guide is studying to be a wine expert and she is quite knowledgeable and shares her knowledge.
I must say she works hard throughout the trip and for such large groups, she could use some help with activities not pertaining to being the wine guide.
Friendly guide, friendly team. Had a lot of wine and a Lot of good food. Not everyone can finish them all, though. In fact, most didn and #39;t. Still an interesting experience.
This was an amazing tour of rural Tuscany in the Chianti Classico region. Wine, Cheese, more wine, lunch, olive oil, olives, instruction and more wine!!! The information is wonderful, the tour guide was amazing, the bus was new and comfortable and the wineries were very gracious. This is a tour worth every cent and more...
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