Tuscany – a.k.a. Toscana in Italian – is a region situated in central Italy.
Tuscany is famed for its plush undulating landscapes, its great food and for producing some of Italy’s top wines (Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino or Vernaccia anyone?).
Although only around 23,000 kilometers (8,900 miles) in the area, the land of Tuscany is a veritable microcosm, featuring coastal beaches, mountain ranges, lakes, cities, village towns, and countryside. There are also more than 120 natural reserves in Tuscany.
Cities and hilltop towns within the Tuscan region include Florence (the capital city of Tuscany), Pisa, Pienza, San Gimignano, and Siena – all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites – plus Livorno, Viareggio, Lucca, Pisa, Prato, and more.
Many important figures in politics, art, science, literature, and culture have called Tuscany home. Think Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, the Medici Family, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci, Giacomo Puccini, and Dante Alighieri.
Owing to Florence being an art hub and the birthplace of the Renaissance, some of the world’s greatest artworks are housed in Tuscany, particularly in the city of Florence.
The Tuscan dialect, and specifically that of Florence, was utilized as the basis of the official Italian language.
Public Tuscany Tours
The best guides in the region will introduce you to Tuscany’s romantic landscapes, exquisite cuisine and cultural treasures on our small group excursions.
The Best of Florence and Tuscany Package
Enjoy the very best urban and rural landscapes and save with this discount package. A knowledgeable guide will lead you on four excellent excursions, including the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Museum, as well as a full-day exploring three Tuscan hilltop towns.
Tour Package Includes:
- The Original Florence Walk
- The Best of Tuscany
- Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery
- The Original David Tour – Accademia Museum Visit
Our Best of Tuscany Tour
Savour the sights, smells and tastes of the region on this visit to three captivating hilltop towns. Our small-group expeditions, led by fabulous local guides, also offer a delicious lunch and wine tasting at a traditional estate
Perfect Morning: Hiking in Tuscany
Discover quintessential Tuscany in the company of an intimate group, led by one of our experts. Hiking on winding country paths, unsurpassed stunning rural vistas, a famous hilltop town, an exclusive Renaissance villa, and a delicious regional restaurant lunch with wine all await you.
Riding out from Florence, experience a fun and fabulous half-day ride through the splendid countryside. With a traditional lunch at a famous restaurant and a cellar visit and wine tasting at a stunning Renaissance villa, this excursion will exercise your legs and your taste buds!
Grape Stomping in Tuscany
Step and stomp back in time on this fun wine adventure. As part of one of our favorite tours of Tuscany, partake in a private pressing in the old-fashioned way – with a grape stomping!
La Bella Vita – Wine Tour & Villa Swim
Enjoy a slice of the good life on this ultimate local experience. Be treated to a wine tasting of a traditional estate’s award-winning wines, as well as a cellar visit and gourmet lunch, before having time to laze beside a private pool with stunning views of hilly countryside.
La Dolce Vita – Villa Swim and Lunch
Immerse yourself in the classic Tuscan countryside for a few hours. Relax poolside at an exclusive private estate with stunning views of the landscape. What’s more, you can also enjoy a traditional lunch with superb local wine!
Private Tuscany Tours
Experience the heartland of Italy, both uniquely and intimately, with your own expert guide.
Ultimate Tour of Tuscany
Experience the beauty and authenticity of Italy’s most beloved region. Enjoy a full-day’s exploration of this stunning landscape during a visit that is professionally tailored for you.
Experience breath-taking views complete with the tapestry of vineyards and shimmering olive groves. This truly authentic experience will lead you through amazing medieval hilltop towns to explore the beautiful frescoes that adorn the walls of many of the local churches. Afterwards, sample some regional wines during lunch at one of the nearby traditional Tuscan estates.
Discover the Beauty and Charm of Siena
Explore one of Italy’s most charming hilltop towns, with a true local authority on the area.
This 3-hour walking adventure will introduce you to the history of the famous annual ‘Palio’ horse race as well as the mystery and intrigue of the town’s tales of murder and scandal. Also enjoy the opportunity to see Siena’s stunning collection of beautiful religious relics, artifacts and architecture.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
Take in this majestic and scientific peculiarity synonymous with one of Italy’s most iconic structures. Learn about this intriguing landmark, its history as well as its reputation as a testament to the power of human will.
A Tuscany Bike Tour
Enjoy a fabulous half day bike ride through the Chianti countryside.
Traverse the rolling hills and sumptuous valleys that can only be found in the classic Chianti countryside. Work up a hearty appetite in preparation for a gourmet lunch, with the added treat of sampling local delicacies and olive oil. Our excellent bi-lingual excursion leader will take you on a visit to a traditional Tuscan villa and will incorporate a stop at one of the most beautiful churches found in the area.
A Perfect Morning in Tuscany
Experience the simple pleasures that make this area one of Italy’s most famous, and loved regions. The magnificent countryside plays host to a half-day full of hiking, followed by a feast of the freshest local delicacies, accompanied (as always!) by the best regional wines.
A Taste of Tuscany: Wines of the Nobility
Visit two private estates in the heart of Chianti for an exclusive tasting experience.
Relax and enjoy some of the best, and most authentic, sights and tastes of one of Italy’s most famous wine counties.
Enchanting Lucca Tour
Visit the enchanting and historic city of Lucca.
Follow in the footsteps of medieval society in the time of the Renaissance during this unique excursion to one of the last remaining cities still fortified by the ancient walls built centuries ago.