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Tuscany by Vespa Full-Day Tour to Chianti Wine Region

4.5 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Florencetown

Tuscany by Vespa Full-Day Tour to Chianti Wine Region

Activity provider: Florencetown
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From US$ 152.18 per person

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Drive along scenic country roads through the hillsides of Tuscany on a Vespa scooter, admiring the sights and smells of the Chianti region. Lunch in a fascinating location, take a tour of vineyards and cellars, and enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Tuscany in a different and exciting way on an Italian legend, the Vespa, in this full-day tour
  • Ride your Vespa scooter through the Chianti wine region of Tuscany
  • Lunch at a Tuscan 17th-century villa with local specialties
  • Wine cellar and vineyard tour with wine and olive oil tasting
  • Transportation to and from Florence in a comfortable minivan
Full description
Take a ride on the iconic Vespa, through the lush countryside of Tuscany. We will pick you up with one of our comfortable, air-conditioned mini-vans and we'll take you to the countryside, away from the busy city. In just 15 minutes you'll be at the doors of Chianti countryside. Then you will receive an orientation on how to use the Vespa safely, before we head out for our engaging and enjoyable ride. Driving at a relaxed pace along quiet and scenic country roads, you will be offered beautiful views of the rolling hillsides. We will visit different medieval villages in the heart of Tuscany and enjoy the most incredible landscapes. Next, we will stop at a 17th-century villa for a typical Tuscan meal and a guided tour of the vineyards and cellars, with wine tasting and olive oil tasting.
Includes
  • 50cc original Piaggio Vespa or Zip scooter
  • Helmets
  • Professional tour escort
  • Guided winery tour
  • Lunch with wine and olive oil tasting
  • Shuttle in/out Florence and support
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 18 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Florencetown Booking Office, Piazza Mentana 2red, Florence (Opposite the Arno River). Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • A valid driving license is required (although you do not need a motorcycle license) and you must be at least 18 years of age to drive, at least 10 years to be a passenger.
  • Previous experience is not required but advantageous and highly advised. The tour operator reserves the right of final judgement in client participation of actual scooter driving or in client being a passenger, or to discontinue scooter use at any point of the tour. Any participant unable to drive scooters safely may ride double with a partner, or on the guide’s scooter if available or continue the tour on board the support minivan if unable to be a safe passenger as well. No refunds will be granted in this case. OUR FIRST AND FOREMOST CONCERN IS EVERYONE’S SAFETY.
  • Mileage: 22 miles round-trip (35 kms)
  • Terrain: Mostly paved back roads with very little traffic.
  • Difficulty: Easy - average speed 20 km/h (12.5 mls/h). Minivan support always guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5
  • Safety
    3.5/5

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This tour was absolutely amazing! The guides were warm, welcoming & helpful & patient teachers to new Vespa riders. Riding the Vespa through the countryside was incredible & visiting the 2 wineries was gorgeous & informative. I HIGHLY recommend this tour! Matteo & I wish I could remember the other guide’s name were outstanding! Leonardo the driver was also great! Book this tour you will make memories & have a great day!

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August 8, 2022

Best day in Florence yet - do it! :) Our guides were great with the scooter instruction and took their time till everyone was comfortable with the scooters before we set off. Didnt actually time it but maybe 1.5hrs of riding?? Perfect length for a beginner. Stunning countryside with oldy timey buildings and villages along the way. The olive oil and wine tastings at both wineries were great, and the salami, cheese, bruschetta and couscous at the second one was great too. Interesting explanation/tour of the olive pressing and oil extraction process at the first winery, and of the wine making process at the second. Big part of the enjoyment is the other cool cats you meet from around the world on the tour. 12 people in our group - perfect. Have yourself a fun day out and take stunning pictures to prove it! Insurance 20 Euro. (Or a more complicated option of a 500 Euro charge on your credit card that you get back at some point in the midterm future.... i took the 20 Euro option).

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July 31, 2022

An overall fantastic experience. Grazia was a first class guide, as were the staff at the wineries. Great care taken to ensure everyone was able to correctly operate the Vespa, so safety was a priority. The Vespa’s were all relatively new and we had no issues at all. The two wineries were both excellent examples of small production enterprises and the wine tastings and food were great. At Fattoria Bagnolo we were fortunate to have the owner (Giovanna) share her experiences and family history, which dates back hundreds of years. Highly recommended!

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September 10, 2021

Product ID: 10915