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Florence Dining Experience with Food and Wine Tasting

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Discover the great culinary offerings of the beautiful city of Florence as you embark on a tour of its scrumptious food offerings! Experience authentic Italian cuisine by eating at a local restaurant. Devour on a delightful full meal including starters, first courses, a taste of the famous Florentine Steak, a digestif and two desserts as well as sample some of the regions's finest wines. This tour runs with a maximum of up to 14 participants.

Highlights
  • Discover the origins of Florentine cuisine
  • This tour runs with a maximum of up to 14 participants
  • Explore some of the most authentic local neighborhoods in Florence
  • Taste cheese, charcuterie, traditional starters, the famous Florentine steak and gelato
  • Sample some of the finest wines in the region

Description

Venture into the bustling city of Florence and experience an exciting food tour along with a knowledgeable local foodie guide to take you to experience the greatest eats in town!

Start the tour on the iconic Ponte Vecchio as you cross into the artisanal mecca of the Oltrarno neighborhood. Stop at some favorite local haunts and sample Tuscan charcuterie, cheeses and freshly baked bread along with regional olive oils and balsamic vinegars. As you eat, your guide will explain why Florence has become notable for eating and producing excellent quality food.

Next, cross the bustling plaza of Santo Spirito and head into a wine bar (enoteca). Sample three local wines, including one of the famous Super Tuscans, along with three types of crostini. Then pop into one of the local's favorite bakeries in Florence for a snack before sitting dowb at a local trattoria for the main event.

After two authentic starters, tuck into the steak that is the culinary pride of every Florentine. The bistecca fiorentina is a thick hunk of red meat that is every carnivores' dream.

End the tour with a glass of dessert wine with cookies (cantuccio) then head to a gelateria for a cup of gelato.

Sites Visited

  • Oltrarno Neighborhood

  • Piazza Santo Spirito

  • Local bars and restaurants

Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Includes

  • Food tastings

  • Wine tasting

  • Olive oil sampling

  • Dinner

  • English-speaking guide
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Florence Dining Experience with Food and Wine Tasting
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Duration: 4 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Food tastings / Wine tasting / Olive oil sampling / Dinner / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 16:45

    Check in and Meet Your Local Guide at the Monument of Cosimo Ridolfi

  • 17:00

    Oltrarno Food Discovery

    Pass by the medieval Ponte Vecchio and reach the Oltrarno, home for artisans and authentic food. Here, you will sample Tuscan charcuterie, cheeses, and fresh-baked bread along with regional olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Learn from your guide the reason behind Florence's fame on quality good food.

  • Enoteca Wine Bar

    Travel across the Santo Spirito plaza heading to an enoteca wine bar for tasting of three local wines including one of the region's famous Super Tuscans, along with three types of crostini.

  • Florentine Dinner Experience

    Marvel at the artisan shops along Via Santo Spirito. Grab a snack at the best-loved bakery in Florence then enjoy a sumptuous dinner at a local Florentine restaurant. The menu includes two typical Tuscan starters and Florence pride and famous steak - the bistecca fiorentina.

  • Taste of Italy

    Savor a glass of dessert wine with cookies (cantuccio) then go straight to a gelateria for a cup of gelato, invented in Florence. Lastly, walk back to the other side of the city.

  • 20:30

    End of Tour

  • (For Check-In) Monument of Cosimo Ridolfi (Monument of Cosimo Ridolfi, Piazza Santo Spirito, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy) Time: 16:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Oltrarno Neighborhood (Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy) Time: 20:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Monument of Cosimo Ridolfi (Monument of Cosimo Ridolfi, Piazza Santo Spirito, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy) Time: 16:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Oltrarno Neighborhood (Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy) Time: 20:30:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Requirement(s) - Others
  • Please inform the activity provider if you have any food allergies, dietary restrictions, or other special requirements at the time of booking and once you meet your tour guide.

Additional Note(s)
  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 14 guests.

  • The order of the sites visited may vary.

  • Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Please arrive at your check-in location 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What languages are your tours conducted in?

English. This tour does not operate in multi-language, which means you’ll never have to wait for translations.

How will I recognize my tour guide?

Either your tour guide or a tour coordinator will be waiting at the tour meeting point 15 minutes before your tour start time. They will be holding up a sign with the Walks of Italy logo on it.

What If I’m running late to my tour?

We ask all guests to arrive at the tour meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of their tour. If you have difficulty finding the meeting point or are delayed along the way, please call the emergency phone number, (Italy) +39-069-480-4888 not the regular customer service number.

How far in advance should I book my tour?

It’s hard to say. We recommend booking as soon as you can as these services often sell out in advance and have limited-availability. If you know what tour you want to book though, we would always say to book as soon as you can.

The tour description says tour is 'all-inclusive'. What does that mean?

It means the tour price listed on our website includes all ticket, reservation and entrance fees. There won’t be any nasty surprises on the day of your tour, so you could leave your wallet at home (unless you felt like tipping your tour guide).

Do you accept last-minute bookings?

When we have space! Check the website for availability first. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there is a chance that it's sold out or it may just be off-sale because it's within a day or two of tour running time.

Should I tip my tour guide?

It’s really up to you. If you enjoyed your tour and feel like you received exemplary service from your guide, it is customary to leave a tip at the end of the tour. It’s not obligatory though and we won’t hold it against you if you don't – nor will your guide.

Can I take your tours if I have walking difficulties or require a wheelchair?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on most of our group tours for a variety reasons. That said, in most cases we can serve wheelchair users on our private tours, to allow the guide to adapt the route to their particular requirements. Please get in touch with us before you book, however, and be aware that guests are responsible for propelling their own chairs – guides will be unable to do this.

I am traveling with a small child – can I bring a stroller with me?

Not on all tours. Please get in touch with our us before bringing a stroller on your tour. Some sites will not allow you to bring a stroller inside and we may not have suitable storage options. If you let us know in advance we can help you to arrange a suitable solution.

What should I bring on my tour?

We recommend all customers bring photo ID with their date of birth listed plus the confirmation voucher. For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. If you’re visiting in warm weather (May – Sep) we recommend that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water (which you can refill along the way) and a hat. During the cooler months we would recommend that you bring a coat and possibly a rain jacket and/or umbrella.

It’s raining, is my tour still running?

Yes! The tours run rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some outdoor sites may be closed. On these occasions we will try to contact you in advance, where we have warning.

What’s the difference between a ‘group’ and a ‘private’ tour?

A group tour is one where you join a group of other travellers and a single guide – our groups are usually around 12 people, although they can be a little larger, particularly on day trips. Because our groups are so small, you’ll still find it easy to hear and interact with your guide and it's more effective than a private tour, which is when you pay to have your own personal tour guide (and/or transfer) just for you.

Is your Florence Food Tour suitable for people with dietary requirements?

With enough notice, the guide can tailor the Florence Food Tour to suit most dietary requirements. Please advise at time of booking to allow us to prepare. While the guide will do their best to accommodate guests with food preferences or allergies, please note that it will not always be possible to make a substitution, so that guest may enjoy fewer tastings than others. As you are visiting local businesses, they cannot guarantee that there may not be traces of some ingredients. If you have a very severe allergy, we recommend that you do not take our food tour and that you are particularly careful in Italy, where food is often not marked clearly.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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