PRICE

$89.25

(383)

Key Details

City: Florence


Duration:3hrs 30mins


Start Time: 4.45pm

Highlights

  • Enjoy an authentic meal in Florence just as the locals do, seeking out local specialties where they are best – be it a local bakery or a renowned restaurant.

  • Based in the more local neighborhoods of Oltrarno & Santo Spirito, this Florence food tour lifts the hood on a part of town most visitors never see (led by a local).

  • You’ll start with cold cuts, cheese & wine (including a Super Tuscan); move on for bruschetta and more wine; sit down for two traditional starters and a taste of Florence’s famously meaty cuisine; enjoy a digestif; then finish with gelato and a stroll.

Tour Description

Dine Like a Florentine on this Authentic Dinner Experience

Our Florence food tour gives you an authentic evening of Tuscan cuisine with a local expert guide. It includes wine, small plates, classic dishes, and of course, gelato, sprinkled with tons of great information and a delightful city stroll.

From Starters to Gelato, You'll Enjoy a Full Tuscan Meal

Your Florence food tour starts in the lovely Oltrarno neighborhood of Florence, a step or two off the well-trod tourist path. Here you’ll stop in various places (the order changes according to the night) to taste cheese, cold cuts, truffles and Florence’s answer to focaccia, along with various olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Your expert guide will talk you through this, explaining how and why these key ingredie...

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Dine Like a Florentine on this Authentic Dinner Experience

Our Florence food tour gives you an authentic evening of Tuscan cuisine with a local expert guide. It includes wine, small plates, classic dishes, and of course, gelato, sprinkled with tons of great information and a delightful city stroll.

From Starters to Gelato, You'll Enjoy a Full Tuscan Meal

Your Florence food tour starts in the lovely Oltrarno neighborhood of Florence, a step or two off the well-trod tourist path. Here you’ll stop in various places (the order changes according to the night) to taste cheese, cold cuts, truffles and Florence’s answer to focaccia, along with various olive oils and balsamic vinegar. Your expert guide will talk you through this, explaining how and why these key ingredients differ so much from one end of Italy to the other.

From there it’s a walk through the Piazza Santo Spirito to every Italian’s favorite time of day – aperitivo hour. Visit a local enoteca (wine bar) for a tour of the cellars and a wine tasting experience, including either one of the region’s famous Super Tuscans or a very special surprise wine, and local crostini (bruschetta).

Passing artisan shops and local bakeries along Via Santo Spirito, you’ll stop in one of our favorite restaurants for an authentic, sit-down dinner. Here you’ll try a classic Tuscan soup, a typical starter, plus a meaty second course that differs according to the season and what's available in the markets.

Finally, you end your meal as the Florentines do, with a gelato (invented here in Florence) and stroll back to the other side of the city.

Travel with a Local Guide and Small Group of Just 14 People or Fewer

Throughout your Florence food tour, you’ll be accompanied by an expert (fun) local tour guide, who will teach you about local ingredients, seasonality and why there’s no such thing as “Italian” food. With a small group of just 14 people or fewer, your experience will be relaxed and casual – more like an evening with friends than a tour.

  • Sites Visited
  • Oltrarno neighborhood
  • Santo Spirito Piazza
  • Local Gelateria
  • Traditional Restaurant
  • Cheese and Meat shop
  • Enoteca (Wine bar)
  • Included
  • All tastings (including food - wine & gelato)
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups of 14 people or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 383 Customer Reviews

It was truly a great experience. The guide did a fantastic job. She made a bunch of strangers become friends and explained the wine, food, and local streets very well. Would definitely recommend her and the tour to others.

David

Nov 29, 2018

KAREN

Dec 03, 2018

Informative, engaging, educational, stimulating, delicious, and fun! I was fortunate to be in a small group of 5 with 2 exceptional guides, Nebo and Florinda. The route through Oltrarno was well thought-out with aperitivo, several wines, multi-course meal, and gelato all enjoyed while discussing Florentine/Italian history, lore, customs, and art. Origins, production processes, and quality assurances/indicators of both wines and olive oil were detailed. While I had been to Florence several times, I was not familiar with Oltrarno and thought this may be a good introduction. I can say it was, absolutely. Most importantly, this experience did not feel like many organized tours I have taken; rather it felt like an enjoyable gathering of god friends. I highly recommend.

Linda

Dec 02, 2018

It was truly a great experience. The guide did a fantastic job. She made a bunch of strangers become friends and explained the wine, food, and local streets very well. Would definitely recommend her and the tour to others.

David

Nov 29, 2018

KAREN

Dec 03, 2018

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Important Information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.