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TuscanyEx

San Gimignano, Italy
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About TuscanyEx
We are a tour operator based in San Gimignano, organizing special tours made by a group of passionate travel experts, local guides and people, aimed to make our visitors' experiences exclusive excursions in our so exciting Tuscany!!
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Leonardo T wrote a review Mar 2020
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In October 2019 I organised a 7 days cycling tour with Claudia on the hills of Siena. I went with 6 American friends, some from Singapore as me, and some from America. We had the best time of our life and Claudia was on top of all details as per our plan and she indeed overdelivered. She is calm, gentle and very professional in what she does. I had also the change to refer to her other 2 couples friends from Singapore who visited Tuscany, and again, Claudia was impeccable according to the feed back i got from my friends. I have no hesitation to refer Claudia to anyone who wish to enjoy a relaxing tour in Tuscany.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from margitgreat, Direttore at TuscanyEx
Responded Mar 12, 2020
Thank you for this feedback and for the truly authentic experience I shared with all of you. The biking tour final plan was the result of a communal travel idea, embracing the expertize of "virtuoso" team of partners. These are mostly unknown, small farms and restaurants, local guides, artists and experts which indeed represent the truly "Tuscanity". I want to share the compliments with the biking guide Ingo Olie, essential to customize the gravel itinerary in the best possible way, setting up a weekly biking tour that was adventourous and safe , full of culture and entertainments, discovering unknown unique landscapes, food and wine excellences. With both our expertize, we fullfilled all bikers requests in a total "responsible" way, supporting the local economy, spreading our culture as we live it.
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Brad Sakich wrote a review Sep 2019
Vancouver Island, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
The amazing Claudia organized several outings for a group of 30 persons from Canada celebrating our 60 th birthdays She was simply amazing from choosing outings. ( which includes hiking biking touring. Wine tours. Etc ). She even found a dentist for a person in need. We are so happy with Claudia and these are a lot of experienced travellers. Send all your Tuscany travel issues to Claudia and you will be very happy. We were
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Paige Bouz wrote a review Sep 2019
27 contributions1 helpful vote
I just wanted to leave a review for Claudia because she is great! I searched high and low for a great tour guide for my clients while also still trying to be economical and I chose Claudia after endless research. My clients had the best time on their private tour. They loved the cities and local wineries she took them to. I will definitely use Claudia in the future.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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clhuhman wrote a review Apr 2019
Saint Peters, Missouri13 contributions5 helpful votes
After getting quotes from a couple of companies that we thought were very expensive, another guide who was already booked referred us to Claudia at TuscanyEx. The price quoted was good and worth every penny to get exactly what we wanted. We LOVED that we could start our tour where we were staying at an Agriturismo near San Gimignano and not have to drive to Florence or Siena to start/finish. We e-mailed Claudia what we wanted to do on our two days, which other travel forums had told us was too much, and she laid out a detailed itinerary that she put a lot of thought into and was perfect for us. Claudia picked us up promptly, gave us insightful information about the places we visited and then allowed us time to walk around on our own and would then find us and pick us up to move to the next location. Her insight and knowledge of all the places we visited was truly a highlight. She so clearly conveyed her love of the region and that made it all the more special. Our first day we were picked up at our Agriturismo then went to Siena, Monteriggioni and Volterra which was an 8 - 8 1/2 hour day. Perfect for what we wanted to see (no museums or church tours, but capturing the essence of the locations we visited). It was rainy most of the day and Claudia did an excellent job of driving us around to get unique views of the various locations and letting us out to get pictures and to walk around when it wasn't raining. Masterful maneuvering on her part! Day two was a Chianti wine tour but she picked us up early at our request and we explored San Gimgnano (her home town which we also fell in love with) before taking us to a small local family run winery and Agritruismo for a full tour and excellent Tuscan lunch. Then we moved to mid-size Lornano Winery for a semi-private full tour with wine tasting (with bread & Olive oil). Last was a private full winery tour of the amazing Fonterutoli Winery & Cantina. Their large scale production facility was incredible to see and hear about. It was clear she put extra thought into the order of the tours to let us see the wineries from small production to large. It was this type of extra thought that made the tours special. We also liked that after getting our request via e-mail her proposed itinerary had different options with the pricing outlined for the various options. She also gave us tips and pointers for a day on our own in Lucca (highly recommend) and Cinque Terre. We will definitely recommend Claudia and TuscanyEx tours to our friends and will use her again when we return. Thank you again Claudia!!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from margitgreat, Manager at TuscanyEx
Responded Jun 27, 2019
Dear Pat and Cara, Thank you so much for your review! It was special for me to spend a couple of days with you! Tuscany is full of surprises even for me, born and residential of this lovely corner of the world ! I am so happy to read about your appreciation to my itineraries .... my life as a guide driver and tour operator is a never ending travel experience of my home place in its many peculiar aspects ... everytime is different and I try find the perfect compromize between your requests and my knowledge ... and most of the times the achievment is special for both of us. Thank you again! I hope to see you again soon .... Ciao Claudia
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Sognidoro7 wrote a review Oct 2018
Los Angeles, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
Claudia at Tuscanyex was an excellent referral from our hotelier Roberto at Locanda Viana. We went on the long hike with Claudia ending at the small winery and also took a cooking class at a different winery. Both events were fantastic. It was wonderful to learn the history of the town and of its specialties with Claudia. Due to her help, we found Vernaccia di San Gimignano to be a respectable dry white wine and perfect on a hot Tuscan day. A stop for a glass at Museo del Vino Vernaccia di San Gimignano on the west side of town is great even after you try what could be the best Gelato in the world at Gelateria Dondoli near Claudia’s office. A tour from a knowledgeable and justifiably proud local was the perfect aperitif to our stay and I suggest you put yourself in her capable hands for yours.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from margitgreat, Direttore at TuscanyEx
Responded Oct 4, 2018
Thank you, your words arrive as a big hug this morning. Your appreciation is so welcome, so encouraging my dear colleagues work and mine
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