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“Outstanding day, excellent value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tuscany Car Tours

Tuscany Car Tours
Via delle Corti, 50018 Florence, Italy
+39 333 499 5719
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Ranked #16 of 322 Activities in Florence
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Owner description: Tuscany Car Tours is a company based in Florence which organize private tours all around Italy and we are specialized in Tuscany. Our enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism offer customers a way of experiencing the real Tuscany with a local, travelling safely and in comfort. In our tours you will see all the sites you expect to see - and visit places you have never heard of - but which you will want to see again!
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“Outstanding day, excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My family took the San Gimignano & Siena car tour with Paolo. We made 3 other stops including a wine tasting and a quick stop to get a spectacular panoramic view of Florence. This tour was great value (for our family of 4) compared to a popular bus tour which we also enjoyed. Paolo customized the locations visited, time spent at each place and his commentary. He is an encyclopedia of knowledge, setting up each stop with a concise history of each area, specifics on what to see (based on our feedback), restaurant rec's, the wine-making process, etc. As a result, we were able to make the best use of our time and keep our kids engaged - except for a chunk of the wine tasting. Paolo is a pleasure to be around, flexible, knowledgeable, and passionate about Tuscany and his his job.

Visited August 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Highlight of My Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My husband booked a tour of the Chianti region with Filippo during our honeymoon. It turned out to be the highlight of our entire trip. Filippo took us to some of the most beautiful sites, including several vineyards, where we were given tours of the facilities, had lunch, and did wine tastings. Filippo customized the trip according to what we said we were interested in, and he did a perfect job. Filippo was so nice, friendly, and knowledgeable about the region, and we really felt like we were in good hands the whole time. If you are looking for a fun, romantic, and educational tour of the Chianti region, definitely book with Tuscany Car Tours!

Visited July 2013
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Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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“book with them without hesitation!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We booked with this company, and have no regrets. Paulo was our driver, picked us up promptly from our hotel. The van was clean, and we felt very comfortable with him. We were staying in Florence, and booked a day trip to Pisa and Lucca. Paulo was very professional, informative regarding the history of the region while he was driving. He booked a wine tasting for us on the way back, much to the chagrin of my younger kids. Our tour lasted around 8-9 hours, and we felt safe and comfortable, even traveling with young children. I was hoping to book another trip with them but time would not allow it. They are everything one would hope for in a tour company. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Visited July 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great people!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I first started dealing with Filippo and he was easy and great to deal with. This company is very customer friendly and they do not have a rigid structured schedule. They go by the customer and plan along the way. It's a great way to tour Tuscany. We started at San Gimignano because it was a Sunday tour and we would not be able to see the Duomo in Sienna until later in the day. Paulo was out tour guide and he was great!! He is proud to show off where he is from and educate his clients. Paulo's English was perfect. We had lunch and a great wine tasting at Cassa Emma. The wine tasting and lunch there should not be missed. Paulo will make those arrangements during the tour. A very high recommendation for this tour company and its people!!

Visited July 2013
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Massachusetts
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“Transfer/tour was a Highlight of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We booked a transfer from Florence to Civitavecchia, where we started a cruise. Our driver, Paulo, was flexible, friendly, and informative. We decided to top at a winery on our way, and even though it was still only about 10:00 am, Paulo called the Casa Emma winery and arranged for a visit. We then went on to Siena, Monterrigioni and Montepulciano. Seeing the Orcia Valley was definitely a highlight of our trip. Along the way, Paulo recommended a wonderful place for lunch in Siena, and stopped to let us take numerous pictures of the amazingly beautiful countryside, featuring rows of stately cypress trees, small churches and fields of sunflowers. We saw so much more than if we had taken a train, which had been our initial plan.

Visited June 2013
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