Ok good people, I am in the budgeting phase of my planned trip to Italy this Sept/Oct, and I wanted to get everyone's opinion. I am looking at several tour options (Viator, Walkabout, WalksofItaly, etc.) and looking at trains/bus prices. What do you all think is the best way to go for taking day trips, museums, sites, etc. We will be Italy for 11 nights (Sun, Sept 29 - Thur, Oct 10) visiting Venice - 3 nights, Florence - 4 nights, Rome - 4 nights. I am interesting Cooking classes, wince tasting/buying, Uffizi, Pisa, Siena, Chianti Town, Typical Roma Tourist Sites. I guess my main question is, is it better to go through say Walkabout for the Best of Tuscany Tour, or just train/bus to Pisa/Lucca, Siena, San Gimi, etc? Also, is it better to buy direct tickets through the Uffizi or buy (at a higher price) through Viator or other Tour operators? Do they offer something better than just buying directly, and having an audio guide. Just to let you know, my wife and I arent huge art fanatics, but we would like to view some for the experience. Thanks in advance!