Tuscany Hike & Bike: A Special Offer on Two Active Tours

Artviva: The Original and Best Walking Tours
Average Rating:   4.9
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   Based on 91 Ratings.

On 2017/06/08
Eddie Wong said:
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Ishmael is Excellent

Ishmael led us on a fascinating food tour in and around the famed Mercado in Florence. After sampling tasty pizza dough poppers and lattes, we ventured into the indoor central market (mercado) and met several family owned businesses that sold olive oil, cheese, and other goodies. I'm not a huge foodie but enjoyed the food and learning about the process of aging olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We also had a full lunch at a local restaurant with delicious pasta and oxtail. I can't say enough superlatives about Ishmael. He is knowledgeable, personable and attentive. I would love to invite him over for dinner in San Francisco so that we can continue our conversations about food, music and art. There's so much more than food on a tour with Ishmael. Peace and blessing on to you. Ciao, Florence. We will return.

On 2017/06/04
Marita said:
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Artviva guides set a high standard

I booked Artviva's Original Florence Walk for 5 people and the Uffizi and David tours for three people. Our Artviva guides lived up to their reputation for being extremely knowledgeable about the city and its many wonders and their ability to transmit it all in flawless English was amazing. We really could not have wished for more. It was also great to spread this tour package over three days -- more time to take in all the interesting stories that we were offered. Special thanks to Barbara and Brenda for sharing their passion.

On 2017/05/24
Kathy Harris said:
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Florence walking tour

During a recent visit to Florence I was on a small group walking tour called "Sites and Statues" with tour guide Brenda. It was a delight spending the time with Brenda as she shared her stories and her knowledge of her beloved Florence. Thanks ArtViva for sharing Brenda with us!

On 2017/05/02
John Aldeborgh said:
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Just A Fantastic Tour

We took the tour of the Uffizi Gallery on April 22nd with Loredana as our guide. Just an outstanding way to see the museum as you get the opportunity to merge the art with the history of Florence and the Medici family history. If you love art history and the renaissance then Florence and the Uffizi have to be on your bucket list. Loredana is an outstanding guide, she is very personable and a walking encyclopedia of knowledge on both the art in the gallery as well as history of Florence and the renaissance. A great way to spend an afternoon.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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We were a group of 6 that had taken 4 tours in Florence and loved all of them. This tour in Rome was significantly different. This tour is not for the faint of heart. It is crowded and loud and tiring. I would never do it again even though our tour guide, Rosie, was great.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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Elisabetta gave us the two hour tour at the Uffizi Gallery. She was an EXCELLENT tour guide. We had a group of 6 and she held all of our attention. I would highly recommend this tour and this tour guide.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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We loved our tour to visit the David with Claas. It is only an hour long, and it is a MUST if visiting Florence. The only issue was that it was crowded and Claas did not hold his microphone up to his mouth, but pinned it on his shirt. There was a lot of background noise, walking to the tour, and inside the building. I would highly recommend he talk slower and hold his microphone to make the tour even better. I would highly recommend this.

On 2017/04/02
Kathleen O Pierce said:
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Our family of 6 spent the day visiting Tuscany with Stefan. We had a glorious day. Stefan was knowledgeable and fun...we learned so much. I highly recommend this tour! Couldn't have been better!

On 2016/11/04
Tasha said:
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BEST way to see Rome

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and booked the "Original Rome Walk" for a Monday afternoon on Halloween; it ended up being a private tour with our guide Sylvie and it was FANTASTIC! She was super knowledgeable and funny, and took the time to answer my husband's multiple questions. The tour itself was also great - I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Rome!

On 2016/11/02
Dawn Everidge said:
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Tour of a lifetime

My friend and I took the Genius of Michelangelo Tour by Artviva and it was absolutely brilliant, the highlight of our time in Florence!! We cannot recommend it enough!! Our tour guide was fabulous, a riveting former art history professor, who brought The Renaissance to life for us as he guided us through Florence. His stories pulled us back to the Florence known to Michelangelo and his contemporaries. The crowds disappeared for us as we were transported through time and were guided to Michelangelo's well-known and lesser known works. Ultimately the masses literally parted for us, momentarily, as we realized the dream of a lifetime, seeing his masterpiece, The David. It was the tour of a lifetime that we never wanted to end!

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Take advantage of our special offer on ArtViva's active Tuscany tours, 
and save 10% when you book both!
 
 
Prices for the Tuscany Hike & Bike Special Offer: Adults - 160 euro for both tours; Students (13-17 yrs) - 142 euro for both tours; Children 12 and under - N/A.
 
THE HIKE: Our guide will lead you on this active day of breathtaking vistas, starting with private transport from Florence through the beautiful ‘must see’ hilltop town of Fiesole. From there you'll set out to walk ancient paths through olive groves and scented cypress woods, concluding with a tasty Tuscan lunch with wine at a villa estate restaurant.
 
The finer details of the Hike:
  • Meeting time and dates: 8.15 am each Tuesday and Friday from 17 April-31 July and 1 September-31 October
  • Meeting point: Our Office Via Sassetti, 1 (2nd floor) - see map below
  • Minimum participants: 4 persons; Maximum participants: 18 persons
  • Weather: The tour itinerary may be altered or the tour cancelled in cases of wet weather. Please contact us for more information about alternative options.
  • Please note: This tour includes 1.5-hour hike including uphill and narrow paths and over mixed terrain. It is extremely important to wear comfortable closed-toed walking shoes. You must be fit and healthy to join this tour. Contact us at staff@artviva.com for alterntaive options if you are not of an average level of physical fitness. For any dietary restrictions, please make a note in the Notes section so we can inform the kitchen and do our best to accommodate your requirements.
THE BIKE: Our guide will take you on a leisurely ride past vineyards, olive groves, villas and castles. You'll dine on a gourmet lunch in a famous restaurant, taste fine boutique wines in a 1000-year-old cellar, and visit a private royal hunting estate at a Renaissance villa with a historic Italian garden.
 
The finer details of the Bike:
  • Meeting time and dates: 8.45am each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1 March to 3 November.
  • Meeting point: Our office at Via de' Sassetti 1 (2nd floor) in central Florence. 
  • Length: 6-6.5 hours, including a total of 14 kilometres/8.6 miles riding at a leisurely pace.
  • Minimum participants: 4 persons; Maximum participants: 16 persons
  • Weather: This tour does not run in heavy rain - alternative activities can be arranged however, so please contact us before the tour time if in doubt.
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