There is so much to see and do in Tuscany, and guided tours are an excellent way to discover the area. For those unfamiliar with the region, we have selected several proposals for short and longer trips. To the beautiful art cities of Tuscany, such as Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca and popular areas as Chianti, Casentino, Garfagnana, the Etruscan Coast, Val d’Orcia and the Maremma. Or to the Outlet stores of prominent Italian fashion brands in the area.

Very popular are also the wine tours, where you can visit the best wineries in Tuscany and taste the most famous wines, accompanied with tastings of typical Tuscan products. There are also plenty organized tours for those who love sports, where you will find suggestions of guided nature trails, bike tours, horseback riding, fun quad tours, hot air balloons and vintage cars as the legendary Fiat 500 and the historic Vespa.

Tours Val d'Orcia area

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TIME AROUND TUSCANY - Tour operator and events organizer

wat66xxAddress: Piazza Signorelli  – 52044 Cortona (AR)
Tel. +39 347 3527205
Website: www.timearoundtuscany.com
Email: [email protected]
Services: organizzazione eventi, tour operator

Tours:

  • Wine tour Cortona
  • Brunello Tour
  • Wine in the Chianti
  • Nobile di Montepulciano
  • Wine in Rome
  • Cortona oil tour
  • Truffle Tour
  • The Chocolate city
  • Cheese tasting in Pienza
  • Thermal Baths in Val d’Orcia
  • Cooking courses
  • Tasting Balsamic Vinegar
  • Learn how to make pasta and bread
  • Cortona in Vespa / Bike

Time around Tuscany is a tour operator specializing in enogastronomia, exploring local and regional culinary specialties, and wine. As a tourist agency specialized in gourmet vacations, Time Around Tuscany offers lovers of good food and quality wine, practical cooking lessons, private tours to wineries and culinary experiences.

In addition to traditional courses related to art and interesting cultural and religious destinations, there is a broad range of activities dedicated to food and wine lovers, itineraries designed to introduce you to unknown particularities and wines never tasted before. Expert professional guides that will reveal interesting details about every city you visit together lead the tours. Time Around Tuscany designs unique holidays for food lovers who want to experience and have a deeper understanding of an exceptional region like Tuscany.

The wine tour will take you to visit large wineries but also smaller lesser-known wineries, by car, on foot, by bike or Vespa, whichever you prefer. You will have the chance to meet the oenologist and discover the tricks of the winemaking process, taste the wines and learn more about the different varieties of grapes in various areas of Tuscany. You can choose from a wine tour in the Chianti Classico, or discover the best Syrah of Italy in Cortona, or visit Montepulciano and taste the Vino Nobile. Or try different versions of Brunello in Montalcino.

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Tours Chianti area

Chianti zona - Chianti zone - Tuscany - Toscana - ItalyChianti – one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany with wine properties.

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Day tours to Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti with wine tastings.

ONE-DAY TOUR WITH WINE TASTING

PRICE:  € 55,00

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Departure from Florence and heading southwards you cross the green hills of the Chianti to arrive in San Gimignano, a picturesque medieval town (UNESCO World Heritage site), noted for its white wine – the famous Vernaccia, and for its “skyscrapers” or towers. You will have time to wander through the narrow streets of the historic center and admire the breathtaking scenery that surrounds San Gimignano.

After leaving Siena, you reach MONTERIGGIONI, a real gem set in the Tuscan hills, a small medieval town defined by its still intact walls and the lovely square, where you can feel the atmosphere of ancient times and at the same time enjoy a delicious homemade gelato!

The last stop is the Chianti region with its lush postcard landscapes. You can savor the best Chianti wine in a picturesque winery, accompanied by delicious homemade snacks, and an extensive tasting of wine, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

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INFORMATION:

Starting point: Piazza Adua, on the corner of Burger King, next to Santa Maria Novella – Florence train station (FI)
Departure time: 8:45 am (be present 30 minutes before)
Return time: approximately 7.30 pm

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– Bus Gran Turismo
– Expert multilingual guide
– Free visit of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni
– Guided tour of Siena with a professional guide
– Entrance ticket for the Cathedral of Siena
– Visit a winery with wine tasting
– Tasting of regional delicacies 

PRICE:

Adults: € 55.00
Children (4-12 years): € 27.50

Free for children (0-3 years)

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CONTACTS:

Ciao Florence
Tel: +39 055 354044 – Florence
www.ciaoflorence.it
[email protected]

Sunset in Siena and Dinner in the Chianti

HALF-DAY TOUR WITH DINNER

PRICE:  € 70.00

A unique experience between Medieval art, rolling landscapes and Tuscan flavors! You don’t like waking up too early in the morning? Then this tour is for you!

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We will leave Florence in the early afternoon, reaching SIENA in only 1 hour through the beautiful hills of the Chianti region, famous for its stunning scenery and its vineyards. Enjoy a free afternoon in Siena taking in the medieval atmosphere that surrounds you as you stroll through the narrow and picturesque streets and admire the magnificent artistic heritage of the city, represented by the splendid Gothic cathedral and the impressive Torre del Mangia; that arises in the famous Piazza del Campo.

Appreciate the sunset from a very impressive spot: the tour continues with a visit to a wine cellar located in the heart of Chianti area, among green hills and vineyards, where you will be served a delicious dinner of regional products, such as meats, bruschetta, and other unique delicacies. Tasty wines selected directly by the owner of the winery will accompany dinner. The perfect end to a perfect day in the heart of the Chianti.

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INFORMATION:

Starting point: Piazza Adua, on the corner of Burger King, next to Santa Maria Novella – Florence train station (FI)
Departure time: 3 pm (be present 20 minutes before)
Return time: approximately 10:30 pm

 

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– Bus Gran Turismo
– Expert multilingual guide
– Free visit of Siena
– Dinner with regional delicacies served in a local winery
– Possibility of buying wine and oil

PRICE:

Adults: € 70.00
Children (4-12 years): € 35.00
Free for children (0-3 years)

LANGUAGE OF THE GUIDE

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CONTACT:

Ciao Florence
Tel: +39 055 354044 – Firenze
www.ciaoflorence.it
[email protected]

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Pisa and its surroundings Tour

Pisa - Piazza dei Miracoli - Pisa Tower - Tuscany - Toscana - ItalyLa Piazza dei Miracoli is a UNESCO Heritage Site, an unparalleled artistic masterpiece.

Day tour to Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena with typical lunch

PISA, SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO WITH TYPICAL TUSCAN LUNCH …. THIS is the tour for you!  

PRICE: € 80.00

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Our tour starts early in the morning with the visit to PISA, where you will have free time to admire the splendid Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery and finally the famous Leaning Tower.

The next stop is a Farm located at the foot of San Gimignano, where you can enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch accompanied by tasty wines. After lunch, we will discover one of the most famous Italian medieval cities in the world, San Gimignano, where you will have free time to explore the narrow streets and indulge in a little shopping in the exclusive artisan shops that are located in the historical center.

The day continues with a stunning view of the genuine Chianti countryside that defines the road to Siena, where our professional guide will welcome you: take you on a guided walk through the most significant squares and landmarks of the city, that ends at the Cathedral with the visit of its prestigious interior. At the end of the tour, you will have free time to enjoy a coffee and discover the city on your own. We return to Florence accompanied by a suggestive sunset: the perfect end of an unforgettable day.

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INFORMATION:

Starting point: Piazza Adua, on the corner of Burger King, next to Santa Maria Novella – Florence train station (FI)
Departure time: 8:00 am (be present 20 minutes before)
Return time: approximately 8 pm

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– Bus Gran Turismo
– Expert multilingual guide
– Free visit of Pisa and San Gimignano
– Lunch on a farm
– Guided tour of Siena with a professional guide
– Entrance ticket for the Cathedral of Siena

PRICE:

Adults: € 80.00
Young people (13-26 years): € 75.00
Free for children (0-12 years)

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CONTACT:

Ciao Florence
Tel: +39 055 354044 – Firenze
www.ciaoflorence.it
[email protected]

Pisa and the Leaning Tower - morning

HALF-DAY TOUR

PRICE: € 45.00

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Ever wanted to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa? We offer you that chance! Our tour begins with a walk along the medieval walls to the ancient gateway, Porta Santa Maria. From here you’ll have a view that will take your breath away! You will find yourself facing a unique panorama: Piazza dei Miracoli with its marble architecture and its green, tidy lawns.

Together with the guide, you will discover the Cathedral, an uncontested masterpiece of Romanesque art. You can also visit the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery and finally the famous LEANING TOWER. By purchasing the package of 65 € * you cannot only admire the Tower but also climb it skipping the lines without having to wait. Before heading back to Florence, you will have free time to enjoy a gelato and to the take the inevitable souvenir photo with the leaning tower.

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INFORMATION:

Starting point: Piazza Adua, on the corner of Burger King, next to Santa Maria Novella – Florence train station (FI)
Departure time: 8 am (be present 20 minutes before)
Return time: approximately 2.15 pm

 

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– Bus Gran Turismo
– Expert multilingual guide
– Guided tour of Pisa with a professional guide

PRICE:

Adults: € 45.00
Adults + tower (13-26 years): € 65.00
Children (4-12 years): € 22.50
Children + tower (8-12 years): € 32.50
Free for children (0-3 years)

LANGUAGE OF THE GUIDE

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CONTACT:

Ciao Florence
Tel: +39 055 354044 – Firenze
www.ciaoflorence.it
[email protected]

Pisa and the Leaning Tower - afternoon

HALF-DAY TOUR

PRICE:  € 45,00

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Ever wanted to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa? We offer you that chance! Our tour begins with a walk along the medieval walls to the ancient gateway, Porta Santa Maria. From here you’ll have a view that will take your breath away! You will find yourself facing a unique panorama: Piazza dei Miracoli with its marble architecture and its green, tidy lawns.

Together with the guide, you will discover the Cathedral, an uncontested masterpiece of Romanesque art. Before heading back to Florence, you will have free time to enjoy a gelato and to the take the inevitable souvenir photo with the leaning tower.

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INFORMATION:

Starting point: Piazza Adua, on the corner of Burger King, next to Santa Maria Novella – Florence train station (FI)
Departure time: 2.45 pm (be present 20 minutes before)
Return time: approximately 7.45 pm

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
– Bus Gran Turismo
– Expert multilingual guide
– Guided tour of Pisa with professional guide
– Entrance ticket for the Cathedral

PRICE:

Adults: € 45.00
Children (4-12 years): € 22.50
Free for children (0-3 years)

LANGUAGE OF THE GUIDE

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CONTACT:

Ciao Florence
Tel: +39 055 354044 – Firenze
www.ciaoflorence.it
[email protected]

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Vespa Tours

Tour in Vespa - Tuscany - Toscana - ItalyA fun trip – Vespa tours in the Tuscan hills.

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A fun trip - Vespa tours in the Tuscan hills

HALF-DAY TOUR WITH LUNCH AND WINE TASTING

No experience is required – beginners are welcome!

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How about a fun ride on a Vespa along the vineyards and the sunny hills of the Tuscan countryside? We offer the opportunity to see the Chianti from an entirely different point of view.

Our minibus takes you to the Tuscan countryside where fresh air, stunning views, delicious food, and wine will be your companions during this memorable day. After a short drive, we reach a cozy and picturesque FARM where you immediately will feel at home. Next, our expert guide will prepare you for the ride with a quick lesson on how to ride a Vespa, making sure that everything will be completely safe. After a pleasant ride through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages, you will be offered a delightful Tuscan meal accompanied with a delicious wine tasting in the heart of the Chianti.

In case you do not feel confident to drive yourself you will be assisted during the ride by one of our expert guides.

 

INFORMATION:

Starting point: Via dei Lamberti, 1 – Florence (FI)
Departure time: 9:30 am (be present15 minutes before)
Duration: 6 hours

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

– Transportation
– 2-hour tour on a Vespa
– Instructional lesson
– Lunch accompanied by delicious local wines
– Wine tasting in the Chianti
– Helmet
– Security lockers

PRICE:

DRIVER – VESPA PIAGGIO VINTAGE STYLE: € 130.00
PASSENGER: € 70.00
DRIVER – ZIP SCOOTER: € 100.00

CONTACT:

Ciao Florence
Tel: +39 055 354044 – Firenze
www.ciaoflorence.it
[email protected]

Vespa Tour in Chianti - Afternoon

HALF-DAY TOUR WITH DINER AND WINE TASTING

No experience is required – beginners are welcome!

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How about a fun ride on a Vespa through the vineyards and the sunny hills of the Tuscan countryside? We offer the opportunity to see the Chianti from an entirely different point of view.

Our minibus takes you to the Tuscan countryside where fresh air, stunning views, delicious food, and wine will be your companions during this memorable day. After a short drive, we reach a cozy and picturesque FARM where you immediately will feel at home. Next our expert guide will prepare you for the ride with a quick lesson on how to ride a Vespa, making sure that everything will be completely safe. After a pleasant ride through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages, you will be offered a delightful Tuscan meal accompanied with a delicious wine tasting in the heart of the Chianti.

In case you do not feel confident to drive yourself you will be assisted during the ride by one of our expert guides.

 

INFORMATION:

Starting point: Via dei Lamberti, 1 – Florence (FI)
Departure time: 2:30 pm (be present 15 minutes before)
Duration: 6 hours

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

– Transportation
– 2-hour tour on a Vespa
– Instructional lesson
– Diner accompanied by delicious local wines
– Wine tasting in the Chianti
– Helmet
– Security lockers

PRICE:

DRIVER – VESPA PIAGGIO VINTAGE STYLE: € 130.00
PASSENGER: € 70.00
DRIVER – ZIP SCOOTER: € 100.00

 

CONTACT:

Ciao Florence
Tel: +39 055 354044 – Firenze
www.ciaoflorence.it
[email protected]

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Fiat 500 Tours

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Fiat 500 - grand tour of the Tuscan hills

HALF-DAY TOUR

PRICE:  € 130.00

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Enjoy the picturesque Tuscan landscape in an original Italian vintage car: the legendary FIAT 500! We will take you to the most popular places in Tuscany, as well as an authentic Tuscan villa in the countryside; we’ll take the roads that lead past the best attractions and we’ll make your day a memorable one!

The tour starts from our meeting point in the center of Florence and continues in the direction of the famous Piazzale Michelangelo, where you can enjoy a unique view of Florence and the picturesque church of San Miniato. Then we go directly to the TUSCANY HILLS with a drive over the most beautiful and scenic roads of the Tuscan countryside. We drive to IMPRUNETA, a lovely Italian town that still shows traces of its Etruscan past and the particular Pozzolatico area, where some of the most beautiful Florentine villas can be found.

On the way back, we head to the elegant neighborhoods of Florence for a tasty stop in a Renaissance villa where you will enjoy a delicious Tuscan lunch accompanied by local wines. All food served at the villa is prepared with fresh ingredients that will give you a taste of real Tuscan cuisine. After lunch, we take a final round in our Fiat 500 through the center of Florence.

ROUTE

Church of San Miniato – Pian dei Giullari – Pozzolatico – Impruneta – Florence

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Piazzale Michelangelo

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INFORMATION:

Starting point: Via del Campuccio, 88 – Florence (FI)
Departure time: 11.30 am (presentarsi 15 minuti prima)
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

 

 

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

– Fiat 500 fully equipped
– Guide and assistant
– Tuscan Lunch and wine tasting in a Renaissance villa

PRICE:

Adults (18 years and over): € 130.00

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CONTACT:

Ciao Florence
Tel: +39 055 354044 – Firenze
www.ciaoflorence.it
[email protected]

Fiat 500 - afternoon delight tour in the Tuscan hills

TOUR IN THE AFTERNOON

PRICE:  € 60.00

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Enjoy the picturesque landscape of the hills around Florence in an original Italian vintage car: the legendary FIAT 500! This is a no frippery tour for those who want to experience the fun of driving a vintage Fiat 500, at a good price. Our Afternoon Delight tour starts from our office and goes straight to the Tuscan hills with a drive over the most beautiful and scenic roads of the Tuscan countryside.

The road will take you past olive groves, vineyards, medieval castles, hillside villas and a breathtaking panoramic view of Florence. On the way back, we will take you to our favorite GELATERIA for ice cream.

This tour is tailored for those who want to make the most of their time in Tuscany by enjoying a car ride in true Italian style. Being at the wheel of a vintage Fiat 500 is an adventure you will never forget!

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INFORMATION:

Starting point: Via del Campuccio, 88 – Florence (FI)
Departure time: 4.45 pm (be present15 minutes before)
Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes

 

 

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

– Fiat 500 fully equipped
– Guide and assistant
– Gelato

PRICE:

Adults (18 years and over): €60,00

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CONTACT:

Ciao Florence
Tel: +39 055 354044 – Firenze
www.ciaoflorence.it
[email protected]

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