3 Must-Do Experiences When You Visit Florence


Those who visit Florence are often left in awe thanks to its beautiful natural landscapes, historic buildings and intriguing culture, but there’s even more to explore outside the city. With a number of exciting tours and excursions available, you can experience the Italian lifestyle in an entirely new way on our Tuscan adventures. If you’re looking to squeeze every last drop of culture out of your holiday, we can offer some of the very best opportunities to do so.

Our selection of handcrafted tours are more than just a fun day out – experience Italy with us and you’ll be sure to remember it for life. Whether you’re fascinated by the region’s fabulous food and wine, excited by full-day hikes or just love admiring raw natural beauty, we’ll have a tour that’s right up your street for when you next visit Florence. So, keep reading, and have your suitcase at the ready – nobody will be able to resist these top three experiences.

The Chianti Safari

You can’t visit Florence without enjoying a wine tasting experience, and our Chianti SafariOff-Road Tuscany Wine Tour from Florence is just the ticket. Hop aboard the customized 4WD vehicle for an exciting day filled with beautiful vineyards and plenty of food and drink tastings.


Become an Expert

You’ll return home a Chianti wine expert having had a comprehensive talk about the region’s production with your guide, and following this, a sampling session of the area’s signature wines. Tour guests will also be given an introduction to the art of wine tasting and how to pair certain flavourings with different foods.

Sample Local Cuisine

Food is always a key consideration for those who visit Florence, and on this tour you can rest assured you’ll be sampling some of the finest local fare alongside your wines. Expect olives, a variety of cheeses, cured meats and a number of other Tuscan delicacies. What better way to immerse yourself in culture than by treating your taste buds?

chianti safari

Enjoy Off-Road Scenery

Of course, this experience is called the ‘Chianti Safari’ for a reason – as you go cross country through the vineyards you’ll be passing some stunning Tuscan scenery that you’ll definitely want to show off to your friends on Facebook after the trip. The wonderful countryside will surround you as you drive between each destination, giving you a real feel for Italy’s rural beauty.

"Unique experience that’s worth it!"

"It’s a long day at 10ish hours but totally worth the investment. Visited 3 wineries, one of which I will never forget. Sampled cheese, wine, meats, olive oil and more. Great lunch. Tour of countryside was amazing. It was nice to get away from city for a day and see more of the region. Guide Martina was excellent. Do it!"

5 stars on TripAdvisor, Christopher W

The Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class

Live like a real Italian with our Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class at a Farmhouse in Tuscany. This 5-hour experience is an absolute must if you’re keen to learn Italy’s traditional culinary secrets, and our professional chefs will be on hand to make sure you get it just right.


A Day to Remember

Classes take place in a high-tech kitchen set in a privately-owned estate surrounded by rolling countryside, so beautiful views over Tuscany won’t be hard to find. Learn how to knead, roll and season like a pro before testing out your gelato making skills. You’ll be able to eat your creations afterwards of course – it’d be rude not to!

Share with Friends

Perhaps one of the best things about this experience is that once it’s over, you still have the skills and expert knowledge to take home with you. Share your new Italian know-how with your friends and family back home and impress even your toughest critics with your crisp, flavoursome pizza and creamy gelato – they’ll no doubt want to visit Florence too after they’ve tried your creations.

pizza and gelato

The most amazing experience!

I absolutely recommend this to everyone. Amazing people, amazing food, learned a lot, and had a lot of laughs. I’m so happy I did this. One of the best experiences in my life!

5 stars on TripAdvisor, sanne_nor

The Cinque Terre Hike

Those looking for a real rural adventure when they visit Florence should definitely consider booking a place on the Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip. While it’s not exactly a hike for the faint of heart, it’s definitely one for all the nature lovers out there.

Trek Scenic Trails

See the rugged coast of the Cinque Terre in all its glory on a long hike along the ancient trails. You will journey between each walking path via train (giving you a little time to rest your legs!) and in some areas you will have the chance to stop and explore at your leisure. You’ll be surrounded by magnificent views, so bringing your camera along is a good idea – you’ll want these memories to last a lifetime.


On the Lookout

As you hike, you’ll be able to appreciate the true beauty of the Italian Riviera right before your eyes – the coastline, blue waters, colourful buildings nestled in the verdant valleys… the landscape truly looks as if it’s from a postcard. There really is no better way to see Italy’s finest views than by heading out on a full-day trek around the famous Cinque Terre.

"Amazing tour, worth it!"

"Best tour we’ve taken so far. Hiking was mild to moderately strenuous (1.5hr), but amazing views and short exploration of all 5 villages. Chris and Alessandro are extremely knowledgeable, attentive, helpful and fun guides. Highly recommend a tour with them!"

5 stars on TripAdvisor, Helen Y


Simplycontact our team if you think you’ll be interested in any of these wonderful experiences when you next visit Florence. We’ll strive to provide you with an adventure you’ll remember for all the right reasons.

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At Walkabout Florence, our handcrafted group tours never fail to impress. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides, jam-packed itineraries and precise organisation all make for wonderful tour experiences for our guests, and we couldn’t be prouder. Book online with us today and support our independent business.

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