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Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Ride a vintage Vespa through Tuscany on this tour from Florence. A local guide leads the way up through the scenic hills, where you pass the famous Piazzale Michelangelo and the Church of San Miniato al Monte. Afterward, head back to Florence for a traditional Italian meal to top off your journey. To ensure an intimate experience, this tour is limited to 10 travelers.
  • Follow your guide into the Tuscan hills while driving your own iconic Italian scooter
  • See off-the-beaten-path sights such as the Church of San Miniato al Monte
  • End your tour with a Tuscan meal in Florence
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people ensures personalized attention from your guide
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Vintage Vespa (automatic - no gears) rental with helmet
A fun and professional guide to lead the tour
Two way radio to stay in contact with the guide
Tasting of typical local food and wine
Third party insurance, driver insurance, fuel, taxes
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Piazza dei Cavalleggeri , Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.

This activity will end right where it started.
Your Vespa tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide for a brief safety overview and practice ride before hitting the road. Saddle up on your original Vintage PK Vespa, a classic model no longer produced, and follow your guide through the city streets until you reach the outskirts.

Admire panoramic views of Florence from the Church of San Miniato al Monte before taking a peek inside. The Romanesque church hosts an array of incredible artwork and is one of the city’s lesser-known gems.

Continue into the Tuscan hills, past poppy fields and vineyards, with plenty of opportunities to pause for photos. As you travel back toward Florence, pull over at Piazzale Michelangelo, where views of the Arno River and the iconic Duomo stretch out before you.

Conclude your adventure with a Tuscan meal on a private terrace, savoring bites of burrata cheese, bruschetta or meat cold cuts with fennel. Sit back, relax and soak up the Italian spirit before heading back to your original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale
Check in and departure
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazza Michelangelo is on a hill on the south bank of the Arno River, just east of the center of Florence, and offers a stunning view of the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
San Miniato al Monte is a basilica in Florence, standing atop one of the highest points in the city. It has been described as one of the finest Romanesque structures in Tuscany and one of the most scenic churches in Italy.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Villa Pian dei Giullari
Pian dei Giullari is a hamlet overlooking Florence, just above Piazzale Michelangelo.
Stop At:  
Villa del Poggio Imperiale
Villa del Poggio Imperiale is a predominantly neoclassical former grand ducal villa in Arcetri, just to the south of Florence in Tuscany, central Italy.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Casa Chianti Classico
The diverse and amazing panorama in Tuscany is distinguished with its diverse and scenic landscapes; perhaps the most famous being Chianti. Located in an area that encompasses Florence and Siena, Chianti is as varied in its scenery as it is in its wines.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A valid drivers license is required
  • Minimum driving age: 18 years
  • Previous experience riding a scooter is recommended. The tour leader reserves the right at his or her absolute discretion to terminate the participation of any rider who is unable to ride the Vespa safely.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. Please note: this tour is unable to accommodate Vegans food requests
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walkabout
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine.

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  • "Make sure you beep your horn, especially at the Ferrari's" See review
  • "It is a lot easier if you have previous experience but they do have two different groups depending on skill level!" See review
  • "The experience is worth it but make sure the weather will cooperate." See review

Reviews

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A must do tour! Spectacular experience.
Anyamacias
, Nov 2021
Amazing day! Guide Chris was the best, so nice and personable. The ride through Chianti is breathtaking the views down to Florence priceless. The stop at Carmels's Farm house for lunch was a surprise as I'd done a cooking class with her years ago! The entire experience will forever be remembered. Great tour, highly recommend.
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Florence Vespa tour with lunch
Doug_E
, Nov 2021
This was definitely one of the best tours on our two week trip to Tuscany. Chris our guide was fun, friendly, patient ( for first time Vespa drivers), knowledgeable on Chianti vineyards. The lunch was delicious with a pretty view. Would definitely recommend this for a nice day not a cold one as it can get breezy on the Vespa’s. Doug and Susan (Dallas, Texas) November 2021
star-5
Fun time, enjoyable...
CindyHarkins
, Nov 2021
Fun time, enjoyable people on the trip. The guide Christian spoke English exceedingly well and was so helpful and knowledgeable. Both Chris and Alex were so nice!
star-5
Beautiful Vespa ride during sunset!
Julie_H
, Nov 2021
What a great experience! Christian was a great guide with a good sense of humor. He was very patient with teaching everyone how to ride a Vespa. The surrounding hills were beautiful while riding in the sunset! The food and wine were deliciously cooked at the local vineyard!
star-5
See Florence in a new way, FUN!
MariaLuisa_R
, Nov 2021
Excellent! I've always wanted to ride a Vespa so I got to check it off my bucket list, sort of. Even though I didn't get to drive the vespa thankfully, I enjoyed being a passenger. It was a fun way to see Florence and really experience the culture. Thanks to Chris! He was a professional, made the right call for safety and still made the experience great. Keep up the wonderful work!
star-5
SO MUCH FUN!
Chad_D
, Oct 2021
The Vespa tour was one of the highlights of our entire trip 10 day trip in Italy! Alex was an outstanding guide with vast knowledge of the area, history, food, and wine. He even went out of his way after the tour to make dinner reservations for us and provided recommendations for the back half of our trip! Book and ask for Alex as your guide and you will not be disappointed.
star-5
Wonderful journey into the hills of Tuscany
James_P
, Oct 2021
Delightful ride through the hills of Tuscany complete with a Tuscan dinner and chianti. Our guide, Christian, was great. Highly recommend!
star-5
Walk about tours is the BEST!!
Craig_S
, Oct 2021
Great experience riding through the countryside. Our guide Christian did an outstanding job with training on the Vespas and guiding us through the entire afternoon. I highly recommend this company to anyone who’s thinking of taking this type of an excursion.
star-5
Fantastic experience....
Mike_F
, Oct 2021
Fantastic experience. Easy pick up arrangements and incredibly accommodating with late notice change from afternoon to morning session. Christian was brilliant throughout, the sights were amazing, and the scooter was great fun. Would thoroughly recommend!
star-5
Cool riding experience!
Samuel
, Oct 2021
This was a good tour! We got picked up in downtown Florence and taken by bus to a garage in the countryside nearby. Then we were taught how to drive the Vespa and evaluated in a test drive. Those who were comfortable and showed that they could handle the vespas well got to take them and a few people didn’t pass the evaluation and had to ride in a car. Once we got on the road it was super fun, riding as a group in a line through the windy roads, and we had beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside throughout the tour. We stopped a few times, once at a vineyard where the tour guide Cristian told us about Chianti. Another time was at an olive tree grove where we learned about olive oil. Last stop was for some food and wine which was good but not great. Also throughout there was a guy named Alex who knew the vespas really well and rode behind us to make sure everyone was okay.
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