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Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour provided by Fat Tire Tours - Florence

Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Get a true taste of Florence on a food and walking tour 
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Stray from the tourist trail and enjoy a true taste of Florence on this food and walking tour. Designed for lovers of Italian cuisine, this tour takes you to San Lorenzo Market to discover Tuscan products you may otherwise have overlooked. Sample specialties such as artisan bread, truffle pate, cheese, olive oil, and coffee in tried-and-tested eateries, and learn about the history of Tuscany’s culinary culture. Plus, you’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12 people.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ideal for lovers of Italian cuisine 
  • Steer clear of tourist traps with a guide who knows where to go
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 participants
What to expect
Your culinary adventure begins in central Florence, where you’ll greet your guide and head on foot to a coffee shop to sample two varieties of coffee bean. Next, you’ll taste a panino tartufato (truffle pâté sandwich) before wandering past stalls selling enticing Tuscan produce in San Lorenzo Market. Here, you’ll pleasure your palate with olive oils and sweet balsamic vinegars paired with crostini (toasted Italian bread). Taste wine from Tuscan vineyards in an enoteca (wine shop), accompanied by regional cheese and meat, before satisfying your sweet tooth with Italian ice cream at a gelateria favored by locals. Your tour concludes at the original start point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ideal for lovers of Italian cuisine 
  • Steer clear of tourist traps with a guide who knows where to go
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 participants
What to expect
Your culinary adventure begins in central Florence, where you’ll greet your guide and head on foot to a coffee shop to sample two varieties of coffee bean. Next, you’ll taste a panino tartufato (truffle pâté sandwich) before wandering past stalls selling enticing Tuscan produce in San Lorenzo Market. Here, you’ll pleasure your palate with olive oils and sweet balsamic vinegars paired with crostini (toasted Italian bread). Taste wine from Tuscan vineyards in an enoteca (wine shop), accompanied by regional cheese and meat, before satisfying your sweet tooth with Italian ice cream at a gelateria favored by locals. Your tour concludes at the original start point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3092FLORENCEFOOD
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Fat Tire Tours - Florence
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Via dei Cimatori, 9R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18, will not be served alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Fat Tire Tours - Florence
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Via dei Cimatori, 9R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo, Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18, will not be served alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via dei Cimatori, 9R
    Via dei Cimatori, 9R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    See address & details
  • 1
    Fat Tire Tours - Florence
    Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Mercato Centrale
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Basilica di San Lorenzo
    Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
    See address & details
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4.5
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lindamilks
Temecula, CA50 contributions
Christina, our guide, was fun and friendly and very well informed. She gave our group lots of information about everywhere we visited. She even gave us some hints about where to look for leather goods as well as how to avoid pickpockets. Her knowledge of the foods and beverages we sampled was wonderful and yet she presented everything in a fun manner.
Written May 11, 2022
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MinnesotaMaven-1
8 contributions
We all loved Veronica and our evening small group Food Walking Tour! It felt as though we were all friends by the end. Veronica (with Fat Tire Bike Tours) was so knowledgeable, sweet and down to earth. It felt as though we had been invited into an Italian family at every restaurant we stopped by. Highly recommend!
Written June 27, 2022
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SDR90278
Redondo Beach, California, Usa47 contributions
This is one tour your most whiny teenager will love! My family of four did the morning tour with Marzia and a handful of fellow hungry people and effectively got breakfast and lunch along with interesting tidbits about Florence history and its food. Marzia is not only knowledgeable but delivers her info in bite-sized morsels for all ages to stay engaged. And the FOOD! I was really surprised how much we ate (and drank!) and it was delicious! Coffee, pastry, truffle sandwiches, wine, cheese, aged vinegar, fried pizza, pasta, and of course Gelato were among our favorites. This tour is worth every dime plus a nice tip for Marzia! Buon appetito!
Written July 8, 2022
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CirilloF
Boca Raton, FL6 contributions
Very dishonest. We were scheduled for this tour on June 14, but due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to cancel. On all their advertisements and confirmation emails it clearly states that the tour is refundable if given 24 hours notice. We canceled well before 24 hours. I've tried calling several times, but it is nearly impossible to get a live person on the line. Finally, we were told that refunds may take 7-10 days, but our refund had been approved. But because we booked through the 3rd party vendor - Viatortripadvisor US, and not through them, they have no control over refunds. It's been over two weeks, and still no refund.
Written June 28, 2022
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Liam_FTT
Hi Frank, I'm sorry you couldn't join the tour with us and see for yourself why we have so many 5 star reviews. But just so it's clear for anyone reading this I'll point out the sequence of events: 1. You booked a tour with us through Viator. 2. You couldn't make the tour and contacted us for a refund. 3. We told you "no problem" but we reminded you that you didn't book the tour directly with us so we don't have your funds. 4. You asked for a refund from Viator. 5. You refund from Viator is taking too long. 6. You are angry with us! We have never received any of your money, if you had booked directly with us you would have your money back by now. I'm sorry that you are confusing the tour operator (us) with the tour reseller (Viator) but I hope anyone else can understand why it is totally unfair to direct your wild accusations of dishonesty towards us. We are 100% committed to exceeding the expectations of our customers, but unfortunately we are unable to take any responsibility for the systems and processes of our partners and resellers.
Written June 30, 2022
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rkjvmeer
Dallas, TX15 contributions
The variety and quality of foods we tasted were very good and the places we visited each had an appealing ambiance, each with its own personality. The guide was charming and knowledgeable, but seemed to lose interest and focus about halfway through the tour and pretty much relied on us for conversation rather than continue with an informative dialog. My husband and I were the only two touring, so perhaps he was bored, though we did attempt to perpetuate the conversation and ask questions regarding Italian food and dining.
All in all a good tour, but certainly not an outstanding one when compared to others we’ve done elsewhere, including a recent one in Venice.
Written May 1, 2022
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Liam_FTT
Ciao! We are sorry that the guide was not as engaged in the second half of the tour. When it comes to Florentine food, traditions and culture there is a lot to discuss, so there is really no excuse not to pass on that knowledge throughout the tour. Thank you for the honest feedback, it only helps us to improve!
Written May 4, 2022
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MarianneMcC
Vancouver, Canada19 contributions
Couples
The food tour was really exquisite! Benadetta is a terrific guide: welcoming and enthusiastic. You can tell she loves all the places that we went to and we were warmly received everywhere. Do this tour on an empty stomach because the food, coffee and wines are as divinely beautiful as this city and you will want to savour every taste. Grazie Mille Benedetta!
Written March 8, 2020
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sery_eflorence
Grazie! Benedetta is our head guide in Florence and for good reason, being on a food tour with her is a not stop delight. (And our food tours are back in operation from September...)
Written July 31, 2020
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Deb F
4 contributions
Couples
First of all Marzia was the best tour guide we’ve met. Not only did she deliver all the great foods and drinks she was so fun and friendly! I’d do this tour any day! In addition she suggested the greatest artesian at Furo’ e punteruolo where I found a beautiful purse. Not one made in a factory in Italy but made by the gentleman right there! Grazie, Marzia!
Written August 1, 2022
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Charity
2 contributions
We weren't sure what to expect of this tour, but absolutely loved it. Our tour guide, Cristina, was friendly and knowledgeable. She taught us a lot about different Italian foods in Florence and showed us shops and restaurants we never would have discovered on our own. We tried a variety of different foods and ended with some of our favorite gelato during the trip.
Written July 10, 2022
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David P
2 contributions
We have had the private food Tour and it realy was amazing. We have visited a lot of typical food hot spots and not only that, we got an impression of what eating means for the locals. The Italiens are proud of their food and they can be!

Guido was a fantastic guide and made us a great day. He give us a lot of informations and good tips for the rest of our holiday. Thank you a lot for the Trip and the valuable memories.
Written July 13, 2022
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Pat C
6 contributions
By far the best thing we did in Florence. CJ was a great guide and extremely accommodating. We let her know of an allergy right before we left that morning and she had substitutes and stories to talk about with that food as if she had planned it from the start.
Written October 18, 2021
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Liam_FTT
Grazie! CJ is the best :)
Written October 18, 2021
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Great experience, worth the money!
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Fantastic.
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Well-worth the price!
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Fantastic Views
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VIP exprience
Our family (mom, 20 yo daughter and 16 yo son) really enjoyed this tour even on one of the hottest days of the year
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One of the best tours I've ever done
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Florence Dome - great tour!
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Amazing view!
Fantastic experience. We learned a lot about Florence and the Duomo. The climb wasn’t too difficult and the view wa
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Must do
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