Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine

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Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine
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Drive your own stylish vintage Vespa through Tuscany, just as the locals do, on this 4-hour small-group tour from Florence! Following your guide, leave Florence and head to the hills, passing beautiful attractions like the Church of San Miniato al Monte and Piazzale Michelangelo. Finish in the best way possible, with a relaxing and typically delicious Tuscan meal in Florence.

Numbers are limited to 10 people on this fun-filled Vespa tour, ensuring you'll enjoy a more personalized experience.
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In Brief

Location:
Firenze, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Lunch included
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Great overview and orientation of the city
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Walkabout Florence Tours, Via Vinegia 23R, 50122, Florence Italy

Starting Point and shop

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazzale Michelangelo, Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence Italy

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

Stop At: Basilica San Miniato al Monte, Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence Italy

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

Pass By: Villa Pian dei Giullari, Via del Pian dei Giullari, 50125, Florence Italy

Pian dei Giullari is a hamlet overlooking Florence, just above Piazzale Michelangelo.

Stop At: Villa del Poggio Imperiale, Piazzale del Poggio Imperiale 1, 50125, Florence Italy

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

Pass By: Casa Chianti Classico, Circonvallazione Santa Maria 18, 53017, Radda in Chianti Italy

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.

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Walkabout Florence Tours, Via Vinegia, 23R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The organizers are very friendly and professional. They taught me how to drive a Vespa motorcycle, we did group tests before leaving. The guide is a wonderful guy, very considerate and always in a very good mood. The tour was beautiful through the city and the mountains. I recommend it 200%!
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Tour guide is awesome, perfect instructions of riding on a vespa, and it was a safe and enjoyable experience, and no to forget, the food is so delicious.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
Our guide Alex was great! Very patient and very knowledgeable. Wonderful views of the city from the hills and a fantastic meal at the end at the company's estate.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Our Vespa tour was so much fun! Riding the scooters through the Tuscan hills was breathtaking and the lunch was amazing!!! Great fun. Would highly recommend.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
My group had 15 riders, mostly couples of all ages. As I often travel solo, sometimes there is a bit of a third-wheel feeling in tours that are full of couples, but not at all with this trip! The tour guide Stefano did excellent making sure everyone was happy and comfortable on the bikes, and with each other. He was patient and thorough in making sure everyone was able to ride the bikes safely as he explained how they worked, and the traffic rules. When riding, he led the group in a 1960s fiat, and we followed behind like little ducklings on our 1983 Vespas. We rode through tiny towns and around the Tuscan hills near Galluzzo Pozzolatico, near olive groves as workers picked olives for the harvest. We stopped at a gorgeous viewpoint above Florence where Stefano taught us about the history of the city, its architecture, and its Renaissance leaders. We had 2-course lunch of pasta and cheese/prosciutto at a beautiful garden overlooking the hills. It was excellent! Thank you Stefano and Walkabout tours! Five stars!
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
I booked this tour because I had some college students that were going to be with us this day. I figured this was a little more their style. This ended up being one of ALL of our favorite tours! This wasn't your usual walking tour. We started downtown Florence, but soon crossed the bridge over to the Chianti countryside. It was so much fun riding on the Vespas thru the hills! I rode behind my husband on one Vespa, as I wanted to be able to take pictures along the way. I left the driving up to him. But most everyone else rode their own Vespa, and the tour guide does stop in multiple locations so everyone did have the opportunity to take pictures. The dinner at the end of the trip was at a charming farm house. The food was incredible! I would highly recommend this tour! Alex, our guide, was great!
• Submitted 24 Oct 2019
The trip started slow, in a back alley making sure everyone could ride a Vespa, but quickly turned into a great tour. Mingling in with the Florence traffic was an experience of its' own, but the views and scenery were the best. Our guide (Alberto?) was hilarious and very forgiving. His knowledge of the surroundings were top-notch. The meal at the end was quite delicious also
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
The Vespa Tour with Walkabout was amazing. Our guide Christiano was knowledgable, kind, and funny. We started with a brief lesson how to operate the Vespa and then hit the road. We stopped at a picturesque lookout, basilica san miniato al monte and finally a beautiful vineyard for dinner and wine. The tour ended around 6:30pm (18:30) and was a highlight of our 10 day trip- well worth the price!
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to do something different in Florence. The vespas were a lot of fun, our tour guide took us to a few interesting stops (church, olive grove, old towns). It will be a highlight of your trip! Our guide also told us a lot of history about the area. They also have vintage cars to drive instead if a vespa is not your thing. Must do!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
My husband and I visited several cities in Italy and booked a variety of tours. This was hands down our favorite tour. It was everything you could want in an experience! Adventure, stunning views, food, wine, culture...I would do it again if I could!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
really enjoyed the vepsa tour, my guide (forgot his name now) was well informed and helpful at all times. the ride was slow but safe and scenic. the lunch provided at the estate was a pleasent surprise. would do this again 100%
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Loved the beautiful countryside, stop at olive grove/vineyard, zipping up into the hills, dinner afterwards, camaraderie with other riders from around the world. One of our favorite bookings. Mat was GREAT!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
This trip was one of the highlights of my trip. A little boring and annoying having to stand around for everyone to test ride a scooter, but that boredom was well and truly made up for by the ride and the stops made along the way. The food is a literal feast and a nice glass of chianti classico with it! Alex was our guide and he waa great!
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
This was one of our favorite tours of our two week vacation! Awesome views and fun way to see the city. The meal and wine was unexpected as to how awesome it would be. The driving is not for beginner riders.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
Our guide Alex was terrific! He was patient and helpful throughout the four hour tour. The lunch was very good and the views were spectacular. Thank you!
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
The vespas are vintage. They split you into groups according to your ability. Riding through town was a little scary but once you got to the country it was much better, Lunch was good. Tour guide Chris was awesome! Very knowledgeable!
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
This was so much fun for us to do while in Florence. We had two adults and a 20 and 18 year old (technically adults) and all of us loved it! It was raining out and we still had an amazing time despite the weather (we luckily brought those cheap rain coats they sell on the streets). I highly recommend! My only 'complaint' was they took a really long time "test driving" each person before leaving. It would have been much more effective and time saving to have a few more vespa's and employees testing more than just one person at a time per group. That took over an hour and 1/2 ... outside of that ~ it was wonderful ! Our tour guild was very knowledgable and was fun to be around.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
As a non motor bike rider, the vespas are easy to ride and handle. They are not overly powerful. They are a good way to get out of the busy city and see some of the immediate countryside. Even a brutal thunderstorm with torrential rain during our lunch break did not ruin the trip.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Fantastic trip! Felt very safe with our guide Chris. Great variety, drove through busy Florence and quiet Tuscan lanes, stopped for some great views and finished with a great Italian meal in a superb setting. Thoroughly recommend x
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
What a great decision for my wife and I. We truly made great memories in this day. This trip to Italy and Florence was our 30th anniversary year... Our guide Dario did an outstanding job, and the lunch was superb. A must do!!
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
We 110% enjoyed this tour and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get outside of the city, see the country, enjoy breathtaking views, and end with an incredible lunch. AMAZING, and so glad we did it. Thanks!!!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
Alberto was a great guide. Riding around the city and the country was the absolute best, loved every minute of it. The estate was beautiful and the food was delicious!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Alex was our guide and he was super knowledgeable and friendly. Of course, I'm the one in a million that had a little mishap on the vespa. He didn't skip a beat and he made me feel 100% okay about the situation. He couldn't have handled it better, which helped me continue to enjoy my experience. The sites were beautiful, the food was amazing. Would 100% recommend to someone.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
This was a great trip, great views, tour guide gave great information on every stop we made. Highly recommend this trip, it was super fun!
• Submitted 13 Sep 2019

In Brief

Location:
Firenze, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Lunch included
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Great overview and orientation of the city
Choice of morning or afternoon departure