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Accidental Tourist

Via Roma, 647, 50010 Florence, Italy
+39 348 6590040
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Ranked #15 of 289 Activities in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: The Accidental Tourist was born in the spring of 1998 offering the first single-day hands-on cooking class in Tuscany. We welcome the curious and... more » Owner description: The Accidental Tourist was born in the spring of 1998 offering the first single-day hands-on cooking class in Tuscany. We welcome the curious and open-minded traveler in the heart of our Tuscan homes, for an authentic yet magical experience. We take a maximum of 8 people, but will go with as few as one: we never leave the solo traveler behind. We welcome families with children as we know how challenging it can be to travel with the young ones in the Old Country. AND, we charge for our tours only if our guests are happy to pay for their day with us. « less
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Newport Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I, who have traveled extensively and taken many cooking classes throughout the world, stayed in Maija's watchtower. It added to our cooking experience. We had our happy hour on the top, with wine and fresh bruschetta and local bread. Then, Maija showed us how to make pasta in a slightly different way than we learned at a... More

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Kaufman, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Luca picked up my daughter and I on time in the designated spot. He apologized for his lack of English but assured us our host spoke fluent English. Actually his English is better then he thinks it is. We did the evening stroll tour. We drove up in the mountains to a lovely olive oil tree and vineyard estate. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I was so excited after reading their web site I phoned them immediately from our home in the U.S. The fact that it was only 5:30 am in Italy didn't stop Maija for a second. She was lovely on the phone and, happily, even lovelier in real life when we finally met her on our tour. The tour was perfect... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My husband and I were in Florence 5 years ago and planned on taking the Accidental Tourist wine and cook class while we were there. Unfortunately, we ended up running out of time and did not get to do it. I was so disappointed and last spring when we started planning our next trip to Europe, I made sure that... More

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My wife and I booked this last minute based on the reviews. We were not disappointed! Alexander picked us up in the morning and we went out to a winery/estate in the Tuscan hills. We were a little concerned because we could only book for a Saturday and the website said that we wouldn't be able to get a tour... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I went on the sunset stroll tour through accidental tourist, where we went on the winery tour and then went to a family's home for dinner. It was by far the greatest day of our trip. The winery was beautiful, and the dinner was amazingly delicious - the best meal we had on our entire trip. When... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We are traveling with eight adults and two children. Booking our wine tasting and cooking class through Accidental Tourist left me with some nervousness. All fears were quickly alleviated as we experienced a day none of us will ever forget. The food and wine were delicious. Steve and Alex, our guides, made us feel like family from the start. The... More

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We took this tour with my 14 year old daughter and we all enjoyed it. Steve picked us up and took us to the vineyard telling us about the countryside along the way. We toured the winery (San Grignano ) in the Chianti Rufina region. It ended with a sampling of some of their wines and olive oil (we bought... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It's totally a highlight of our trip in Italy! I've been to Toscana for several times, but never try wine tour and cooking class before. It's such a great trip that my friends and I learned a lot about wine and olive oil, and we're happy to meet up with the other couple from the states. Eating and making pasta... More

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New York, New York, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Myself and 3 of my girlfriends booked the tour after it came highly recommended to us. We had an absolutely amazing time. I think we could say it was one of the best parts of our trip in Italy. Steve was our guide and was extremely knowledgeable about the wine, olive oil, pasta making and any other questions we had!... More

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