This was the first tour in Italy my partner and I went on, and it was well worth it - a fantastic introduction to Tuscany in all its glory. Keep in mind this isn't a tour of Florence rather a tour of the some of the regional areas of Tuscany.
First we visited the town Siena which I fell in love with and wish I could of stayed for longer. We then visited a winery and ate lunch and drank some of the local Chianti wine - they have a gift shop which you can purchase said wine - make sure you bring a back pack or something to carry it in, I regret that we only bought two small bottles because right now I am craving some of that Chianti!! We weren't sure how much we could carry back to our country at the time so do your research and stock up on as much as you can!
Anyway, moving on from the wine... we then visited San Gimignano, an amazing town of towers, you feel like you are in another world..one that holds the award for Gelato World Champion! Your tour guide will tell you that there are "fake" gelato shops in the town that claim they are also award winning so make sure you go to the one pictured below in my photos. Their award winning flavour is saffron - I know strange, but it is delish so give it a try, but try another flavour or five..just in case.
We finished off the tour by visiting the all famous town of Pisa, which apart from the Pisa tower itself..is overrated, they have a Maccas (McDonald's for all you non-Australians) and it is crowded by gypsys trying to sell you junkie crap. Pick-pocketing alert - be on your guard.
It is a long day but worthwhile, have a snooze on the bus on the way back to Florence. You will want some quiet time after listening to your informative tour guides fill your brain with historical and interesting facts.