PRICE

$86.43

(455)

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 455 Customer Reviews

Fabulous time and Gaida was lovely.

Margaret

Sep 02, 2019

This dine around tour met my expectations for that category of tour. Our tour guide, Gaia was friendly and informative. The group was a nice size, and it was nice to meet people from other places. The restaurants were nice and offered delicious and varied courses. We enjoyed trying restaurants that we would not be able to find on our own, and get information about regional food, wine, and life experiences.

Don

Oct 15, 2019

Terrific time! Great experience. Only comment is we would have liked some cheeses included with the wine tasting parts. Thanks again!

Chris

Sep 25, 2019

Laura was great. She was knowledgeable and talked to all of us and answered our many questions. The tour was on the other side of the river from where we were staying and as Laura said, it is where most of the Florence natives eat out and is much more reasonably priced than other more touristy areas. The tour was just the right length of time and included all the wine tasting and many local appetizers, meats, cheese and breads that are common in Florence. When we had the three course meal at the restaurant the servings were an appropriate amount and very tasty plus all the wine we wanted. You won't be hungry at the end of the tour. This was all topped off we giloto from a local gilato shop. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Charles

Sep 21, 2019

This was a wonderful tour and Daniela was a great tour guide.

Holly

Sep 17, 2019

We had a great time. Fun, informative and great food. Thank you

Bradley

Sep 10, 2019

Fabulous time and Gaida was lovely.

Margaret

Sep 02, 2019

This dine around tour met my expectations for that category of tour. Our tour guide, Gaia was friendly and informative. The group was a nice size, and it was nice to meet people from other places. The restaurants were nice and offered delicious and varied courses. We enjoyed trying restaurants that we would not be able to find on our own, and get information about regional food, wine, and life experiences.

Don

Oct 15, 2019

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