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Accidental Tourist

Via Roma, 647, 50010 Florence, Italy
+39 348 6590040
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Ranked #16 of 256 activities in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Accidental Tourist is not just a day trip or tour; it's an experience. We toured olive and grape vineyards, learned how both were produced in the modern Tuscan countryside, made pasta from flour and eggs, danced and drank wine in our tour guide's home, met her family, enjoyed our meal prepared by her husband, made new friends and had... More

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Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful stay September 2013. We stayed in the downstairs apartment for two nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tour it was beautiful and amazing to experience something so rich in history and still so hands on as well. We also did the cooking class, my wife excelled but me not so much, it was... More

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Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We did the full day winery tasting & tour along with cooking class and dinner. Fabulous full day! There were a total of 5 guests including my husband and self, making for a small, personalized experience. The drive to the winery was beautiful and scenic, and we tasted 4 wines and local olive oils with local Tuscan bread at the... More

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Cedar Park, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

After a 2 week trip through various parts of Italy and Florence this was by far our favorite activity. I was a little nervous at first from their small website and when the guide came to pick my wife and I and only 2 others up in their personal sedan...but I think it was MUCH better having the personal touch... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We spent 17 days in Italy this past summer.... the day we spent with Maijla/Accidental Tourist was our very favorite.... we loved exploring the winery and seeing how olive oil is processed.... we felt very welcome in Maijla's home for our cooking class.....we've made pasta several times with the knowledge and recipes we gained that day...but its just not the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Had a great day with Steve, the tour guide. Many laughs and lots of learning. Lunch was incredible. Don't plan on having dinner the same night. You'll be full until the next day. We were treated to a beautiful medieval song that Steve performed for us. Brought tears to my eyes. Christiana and her partner opened their lovely home for... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We arrived in Florence with no plans whatsoever and were so lucky to notice the "Accidental Tourist" info on the hotel desk. What a wonderful day we had with Majla and the team. No cooking - just walking around the countryside, learning the history from a real local, and then enjoying a delicious home-cooked meal in a traditional environment and... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

November 2012 (options for date selection below did not include our travel date yet selecting a date was required...) my husband and I wanted to visit the people--the real heart of Italy. Discovering Accidental Tourist was the best "accident" ever. Long before our departure, Majla graciously assisted us in making our plans. Home base was between Florence and Rome, but... More

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Italy. We enjoyed the tour guide and the other couples we were with. The olive oil alone is worth it! So good. If we go back to Florence, we will definitely be going on this tour again!

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Marianna, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Our day with Majla and her staff was the most wonderful part of our trip. We both enjoyed the tour of the winery, tasting the wines and olive oil and cooking...all was a great memory. I continue to order the olive oil and it arrives in Florida with no problem.

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