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My Exclusive Best of Tuscany Tour with lunch and wine tasting

from € 140.00

Experience the highlights of the breathtaking Tuscan countryside!

My Exclusive The Best of Tuscany tour is a private tour exclusively for you. This is the real Tuscany in your own private tour - shimmering olive groves, glorious vineyards, amazing medieval hilltop towns (Tuscany's most famous) and stunning frescoes.

We bring the past to life with incredible stories as you traverse Tuscany's stunning landscape. If you have limited time and want to see Tuscany's most famous and beautiful hilltop towns, experience a wine estate and cellar in a magnificent setting, taste great wines and savor a delicious gourmet Tuscan lunch then this is the tour for you!

Includes: Full day tour, transportation to San Gimingnano, Siena and Monteriggione by mini-bus or private car with your own private guide. Also included is a mouthwatering Tuscan lunch with wines and wine tasting at a classic Tuscan wine estate with a visit to the cellar.

Excludes: Optional gratuities

Please note: This tour can meet at your hotel, if you are staying in the Florence city center.  Please provide us with your hotel name and address and indicate in the notes section of your booking if you would like to meet at your hotel lobby instead of the Walking Tours office.

The Run-down of My Exclusive The Best of Tuscany Tour:

The My Exclusive Best of Tuscany is an 9-hour tour to San Gimignano, Siena and Monteriggione, three remarkable medieval towns in the Chianti region. To facilitate your enjoyment, your private tour guide explains the history and highlights of each fascinating hill town in private transport on the way while you enjoy the very beautiful and aptly famous Tuscan landscape. The tour guide also stops for photo opportunities at particularly scenic locations.

Upon arrival at each town our guide gives you free time to explore after pointing out the best places to see artisan's studios, local proyducers of typical Tuscan products, nice places to 'people watch' while enjoying a cold drink and where to explore the town's highlights. The tour also includes a typical light Tuscan lunch of quality products produced in Tuscany. You also visit a classic Tuscan wine estate with an introduction to Tuscan wine and a wine tasting and olive oil tasting. This tour is designed to give maximum enjoyment for a day's outing to Tuscany's most famous hill top towns.

This tour is designed to give maximum enjoyment for a day's outing to Tuscany's most famous hilltop towns.

The Best of Tuscany Tour Shopping Suggestions - what to buy in Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggione: These towns are great for quality small gifts to take home. Beautiful, locally produced traditional design ceramics are available in all towns. San Gimignano is an 'art town' with a large variety of artistan studios to browse. Salami, cheeses, traditional cakes and biscuits like Siena's famous Panforte are great to buy. Ask your guide to point out great shops with high quality produce. The wine estate you visit has a great selection of wines and olive oils as well.

Walking Tours as a policy accepts no commissions from shops so that we are free to recommend the very best to you.



From One to Two persons 640.00 € From 320.00 € per person
From Three to Four persons 800.00 € From 200.00 € per person
From Five to Seven persons 970.00 € From 138.57 € per person
From Eight to Ten persons 1,400.00 € From 140.00 € per person
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On 2014/09/28
Eric P said:

Excellent, friendly and professions Venice tours

We look 4 tours in Venice today (27 Sept) and cannot adequately describe how pleased we were with the quality of the tours. Christina, our guide, was excellent and very knowledgable. And most importantly, she was extremely friendly and always courteous. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. The day was made up of the gondola ride, the original and best Venice tour (St. Marks), Doge's Palace tour and culminating with the Grand Canal tour on our own boat. Christina was very impressive with her knowledge and presentation skills. It was simply a joy to be in her small tour group. We cannot say enough good things about her. One of the highlights of the tour was being (coincidently) literally two boats away from George Clooney's water taxi as he made his way to the Aman Canal Grande Hotel. It made my wife's day. And we managed to achieve this by coincidence. The boat captain was very professional throughout the madness of many, many boats on the Grand Canal at this time (a little before 19:00). Bravo Art Viva!

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On 2014/09/02
Jessica R said:

Absolutely Amazing!

My boyfriend and I only had a day and a half to spend in Florence so we signed up for the Artviva Original Florence Walk. Our tour guide, Klaas, was just amazing. His love for Florence and it's history made the tour so enjoyable and made me fall in love with the city. In 3.5 hours (from 9 am - 12:30 pm) we saw: Piazza del Republica, Orsanmichele, Palazzo Davanzati, Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza di Santa Trinita, Basilica di Santa Trinita, Piazza del Limbo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral of Florence with the Duomo, and part of the Bapistery. We were given head sets so we could hear Klaas talking even if we were not right next to him. This tour was amazing for seeing most of Florence in a very short amount of time. My boyfriend and I are not big fans of art so we did not go into the Uffizi but did go see the Statue of David in the Accademia Gallery using the skip the line tickets through Artviva as well. Could not be happier with the way this tour turned out. Thanks again Klaas and Artviva!

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On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:

excellent

Kane was an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. He is very competent, enthusiastic, and a great story teller. I learnt a great deal from him about the city of Florence. He really made my short stay in Florence that much more enjoyable. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.

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On 2014/05/10
schoon said:

Venice in one glorious day!!!! Having heard from a friend that a visit to Venice could be a challenge as far as visiting the highlights is concerned, we decided to scour the internet for a suitable guided tour. Skipping the line was imperitive for us. Two ladies with 3 adolescent sons,a challenge in itself. We chose to "do" Venice in one day so that we could be free to return to places of interest with enough knowledge to recognise and be sure of not missing the most important sights. Skipping the line to enter the San Marco Basilica was absolutely a highlight. Thousands of visitors stood in the pouring rain in order to get a glimpse of this magnificent masterpiece. Our guide Christina was absolutely professional and was able to keep our teenage sons more than interested. It was also very much appreciated by us that Art Viva gave us a call the day previous to our tour that bad weather was expected and offered us to postpone the gondola trip.

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On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!

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On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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