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“A Comfortable Ride Around Tuscany” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Florence and Tuscany Tours by Florapromotuscany

Florence and Tuscany Tours by Florapromotuscany
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Skip the Line: The David and The Uffizi in One Day
Ranked #134 of 322 Tours in Florence
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Owner description: Florence and Tuscany Tours: association of licensed tour guides and travel agency whose headquarters are situated in the historical centre of Florence. We organise and offer daily guided walking tours that take place rain or shine. In addition we propose tailor-made tours on request.
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“A Comfortable Ride Around Tuscany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

We spent one night in historic Firenze (Florence) and the next day took a coach tour of the city, then out to the Tuscan countryside where millions of sunflowers were in bloom as we passed, then to Pisa, location of the famous church and bell tower, then to the museum where the marble statue of David is located. It was a very comfortable ride on a very hot day and we really enjoyed it. The leaning tower of Pisa is the adjoining church's bell tower, and we were allowed inside both. The church is very beautiful inside and has a lot of marble and gold inlaid in the arched ceilings and floors. The tower that day was undergoing some work but they allowed a few in at a time to climb its circular steps to the top for a separate fee. We just sat down on a shady spot on the grounds with our water and watched. It is pretty amazing to see those who have climbed to the top level lean out. You really get a sense of how far the building is angled. The museum with the statue of David was closed for some reason that day, but there are replicas of the statue everywhere to see and buy. I was glad to have this tour instead of having to get around ourselves or to rely on a cab.

Visited August 2011
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“Full Day Tour in Florence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Booked the full day tour in Florenz and enjoyed every moment of it. The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgable and everything was very well organized. Definetly worth the money. The intranet page doesn't provide the best overview of how the day is organized (the tour covers a full day from 9:15 to roughly 5:30 to 6:00 with a longer lunch break) and the effort they make to provide the service in your preferred language. Was very positively surprised ...

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florenceandtuscany, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Florence and Tuscany Tours by Florapromotuscany, responded to this review, December 16, 2012
Dear happietravel,

it was a pleasure to have you among our customers.

We would like to thank you for your feed-back (we are working to improve the information about our tours on the website) and also for appreciating all the efforts we do day by day to guarantee our visits in all the languages from one participant onward.


We hope we'll have the chance to welcome you again in Florence!


Best regards

The staff of Florenceandtuscanytours
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Liss, United Kingdom
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“San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti all in one day!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

We normally don't like doing coach tours and going with the masses, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on this tour!

It was an early start and meeting point was near the train station and then all on board a coach for the tour!

Our tour guide, Antonella, was great! She was speaking 3 languages throughout the tour and was very kind and welcoming. On the way out from Florence she was pointing out different things and explaining Tuscan lifestyle, but also knew when she had to be quiet so we could appreciate the scenery.

Our first stop was Siena and we had ample time to explore on our own and later on meet a local tour guide from Siena who took us to the Duomo and gave us a most impressive tour and information about the Duomo, which was amazing and also other information about Siena itself. Claudia was a local tour guide and really knew her stuff.

In Siena there was an option to go to lunch with Antonella, or do your own thing. We opted to do our own thing and found a great little shop called Eyoteja in the Campo that made up panini, which we ate at the premises and sold food and wine of good quality.

We left Siena and headed towards San Gimignano, but first we went via a lovely fortification site called Monteriggioni! It was the smallest fortification I had ever seen, but very photogenic and clearly had lots of history! We spent about half an hour here and took photos and walked along the fortification walls, it was very pleasant.

On to San Gimignano.... this was an amazing city, home of 9 towers, and so photogenic! Again we had time on our own to explore and wander around and chill.

Finally we went to Silvestri Vineyards and we sampled some wines and some olive oil produced on site. It was a nice vineyard, very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere and no pressure to buy. We didn't buy any bottles of wine ourselves, but some of our group did and if they bought half a dozen bottles, they got 1 free - a nice touch!

We were dropped off back at the train station and really could not believe how quickly the day passed and how much we had achieved in that day site seeing wise! We thoroughly enjoyed it and would certainly recommend to all if you are short on time. However, ensure you wear very comfortable walking shoes!!

Visited March 2012
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“Beautiful and easy to cover in a day or two”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

The whole Tuscan countryide sitting inside the Florence / San Gimiliano / Sienna complex is beautiful and surprisingly compact - i.e. in two days driving, you will have seen it all (ignoring extra time you would need to explore the bigger cities properly).

Also visited the Poggio Amorelli winery and had a beautiful simple Tuscan meal with amazing Olive Oil (the like of which I have not tasted since). Bought some wine and olive oil and had it sent home to Ireland - however felt in hindsight that I might have had paid full price (and maybe more) for it - i.e. the winery direct is not a cheap deal (however it does taste very nice!)

Visited April 2012
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“Fantastic, Fun, Faboulus Tuscan Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

11 hour tour. Informative, breathtaking & delicious. wear walking shoes and arrive hungry. Tour guide, Becky is smart, funny and knows her history. Great way to see the Chianti Region of Italy, not to mention Siena & Pisa. A must see!

Visited March 2012
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