Reviewed by: Nicola D, December 2016
I really enjoyed the whole day. The itinerary was good and the lunch was excellent location, food, wine, and service. The tour company was well organized. I was travelling alone and met some nice people to socialize with throughout the day. The tour packs a lot into one day and so a few of the locations I would have liked to have had more time for viewing or shopping etc. I would have liked more time at Pisa. Pre-purchasing the ticket to go up the Tower of Pisa with this tour was the best decision I made because there was not time to buy a ticket on site not if you wanted to go to toilet and had to stand in line to buy a ticket for the tower as well. Only a handful of the group had purchased this extra. This stop we had time for a brief wander around, wait in line for the toilets pay for use, then stand in line for the Tower. Security inspection prior to entry. They allowed NO hand baggage, not even small pouch bags. They allowed cameras and tablets in your hand. If you have a bag you have to go to a different area to check your bag. Our tour guide made sure we were looked after re: bags checked, tickets and security check. We had time to go up the Tower, have a look around from the top, take photos and then just about ran down the Tower steps and ran to the bus to catch it on time. It was worth it but I had shin splints for a week after the brisk journey down those marble steps! Not suitable for those with mobility problems the steps are worn, uneven and you are on a big spiral staircase which is also leaning wickedly! Cool! Or actually hot I went at high season, in July 2016 so there were crowds of tourists everywhere and it was really, really hot. Important to keep hydrated but also be aware of availability of toilets. For those whose age or health requires be prepared for being able to access toilets perhaps every 2 hours at most. No toilets on any buses that I was on. Also, lots of walking including up and down inclines/hills on cobblestones. It is important to have the time/watch/phone so that you get to meeting places on time. Highlights for me were the top of the Tower of Pisa and a really excellent lunch experience.
Reviewed by: Krishnan S, United States of America, December 2016
This was the coolest trip. Totally worth it. The guide was fantastic and was the optimal pace with both teen and young kids. Elisa was great throughout and Siena and San Gimignano are beautiful must see places in the Tuscsan landscape, Only thing - they could arrange for a slightly better local guide in Siena.
Reviewed by: Lira Mary Ann C, December 2016
My sister and I enjoyed everything on this tour. From the food, places visited, company and especially the guide. We highly recommend this tour.
Reviewed by: Kate, United States of America, December 2016
This tour was GREAT! It was an excellent way to see the Tuscan countryside and visit several Tuscan towns in a day. Our guide, Gloria, was amazing -- personable, knowledgeable and passionate. Lunch at the vineyard was even more than I had expected with an incredible breathtaking view. I highly recommend this tour!
Reviewed by: GINO A, December 2016
Olivia our guide and Marco our driver were great! There was a bit of hiccup in the morning as we tried to leave Florence but because the marathon was on, all the roads were closed. Olivia and Marco handled it well and informed us of all the steps they were taking. Because we didn't leave on time, the tour was extended. No problem for all of the customers.
Olivia was a perfect guide. And Marco the perfect driver. We definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewed by: Louis B, USA, December 2016
Reviewed by: Sophia S, December 2016
perfect itinerary to tour the country sides of Tuscany! Roberto and Gloria were wonderful!