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“Toscana at its best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Accidental Tourist

Accidental Tourist
Ranked #18 of 330 Tours in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Accidental Tourist was born in the spring of 1998 offering the first single-day hands-on cooking class in Tuscany. We welcome the curious and open-minded traveler in the heart of our Tuscan homes, for an authentic yet magical experience. We take a maximum of 8 people, but will go with as few as one: we never leave the solo traveler behind. We welcome families with children as we know how challenging it can be to travel with the young ones in the Old Country. AND, we charge for our tours only if our guests are happy to pay for their day with us.
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“Toscana at its best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

This outing was one of the highlights of the month. I enjoyed learning the history of Tuscany, olive oil, and of course, wine! Majla was such a great teacher. I loved her usage of analogies; it made it easier to visualize the craftsmanship of making wine and olive oil. The cooking class was perfect, too. It was nice to eat an authentic home cooked Italian meal at the end of the day. I would suggest eating a small breakfast beforehand. The late lunch consists of many foods, not just the food you make.

Thanks so much, Majla! You were a great host!

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Wine tour and cooking class were a highlight of our European vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

By far one of the best days of our 2-week European vacation was our day spent on the Accidental Tourist wine tour and cooking class. Alex was a kind and knowledgeable guide and Christianna was a generous host. For those who want to experience the beautiful Tuscan countryside with just a small group, taste delicious wine and olive oil and actually prepare homemade pasta, this is the trip for you. We will definitely recommend Accidental Tourist to friends!

Visited July 2013
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“Family Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent 15 days touring around Italy most of that time was spent with other family members and the entire trip was a blast. But this cooking class was one of the great highlights of our trip. Alex and Christina were wonderful so generous and so kind. The food was fabulous. I would highly recommend The Accidental Tourist, it's a great experience.

Visited June 2013
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“Pasta Making Course-Absolutely Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Had a fabulous day with the 'Accidental Tourist' team doing the pasta making course. Thanks to Steve for driving us, teaching us the pasta making and being a fabulous host. Thanks to our wonderful cook and hostess for some sublime food and wine. The views were breathtaking and a warm breeze plus sun made it an idyllic setting in which to make our very own pasta lunch. This is a must do activity when in Tuscany and I heartily recommend it to anyone.


Visited July 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Best thing we did in Florence!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

I took my mother away as a surprise for her 50th birthday and we took the food and wine tour, which exceeded both of our expectations, it was quite simply superb. We had such an incredible day and it was easily the best money and time I have spent on holiday. We loved it. Thank you to Majla and her husband for an amazing day. The food, wine, scenery, atmosphere, history and cooking lesson were all fantastic. Thank you for such a lovely, lovely day! I cannot praise this experience highly enough! You must go!

Visited May 2013
Thank Charlotte B
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