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Firenze, Italy
Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine
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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Ride a vintage Vespa through Tuscany on this tour from Florence. A local guide leads the way up through the scenic hills, where you pass the famous Piazzale Michelangelo and the Church of San Miniato al Monte. Afterward, head back to our country estate for a traditional Italian meal to top off your journey. To ensure an intimate experience, this tour is limited to 10 travelers.
  • Follow your guide into the Tuscan hills while driving your own iconic Italian scooter
  • See off-the-beaten-path sights such as the Church of San Miniato al Monte
  • Enjoy a Tuscan meal at our country estate
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people ensures personalized attention from your guide
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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 at our country estate
Third party insurance, driver insurance, fuel, taxes
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Piazza dei Cavalleggeri , Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.

This activity will end right where it started.
Your Vespa tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide and head straight to our garage for a brief safety overview and practice ride before hitting the road. Saddle up on your original Vintage PK Vespa, a classic model no longer produced, and follow your guide through tree-lined avenues until you reach the hills in the countryside.

Admire panoramic views of Florence from the Church of San Miniato al Monte before taking a peek inside. The Romanesque church hosts an array of incredible artwork and is one of the city’s lesser-known gems.

Continue into the Tuscan hills, past poppy fields and vineyards, with plenty of opportunities to pause for photos. As you travel back toward Florence, pull over at Piazzale Michelangelo, where views of the Arno River and the iconic Duomo stretch out before you.

Conclude your adventure with a Tuscan meal on a private terrace, savoring bites of burrata cheese, bruschetta or meat cold cuts with fennel. Sit back, relax and soak up the Italian spirit before heading back to your original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale
Check in and departure
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazzale Michelangelo
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
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
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Villa Pian dei Giullari
Pian dei Giullari is a hamlet overlooking Florence, just above Piazzale Michelangelo.
Stop At:  
Villa del Poggio Imperiale
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
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Casa Chianti Classico
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.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walkabout Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine.

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  • "Make sure you beep your horn, especially at the Ferrari's" See review
  • "It is a lot easier if you have previous experience but they do have two different groups depending on skill level!" See review
  • "The experience is worth it but make sure the weather will cooperate." See review

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star-5
AMAZING
KatieLee_K
, May 2022
Amazing experience Christian was so helpful and knowledgeable. Do not miss this, we all had an amazing time
star-5
Awesome tour!
SarahDriba
, May 2022
Had so much fun on this tour! Chris and Alex were very kind and we got a bit of history (bit not too much ;) ) would definitely recommend doing this tour!
star-4
Not a Harley……..
PatrickSauter
, May 2022
I enjoyed the entire trip and would recommend it others. I knew going in there would likely be significant differences within the group of their level of experience on Vespas which would impact tour. Fortunately the tour guide and assistant did a great job giving instructions and taking precautions to protect the group and less experienced drivers. I would like to have done more (faster, further) but it was all good.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Two enthusiastic thumbs up
Cheryl_Z
, May 2022
Chris, our guide, kept safety as his priority while keeping the tour energetic and educational. He was helpful to everyone and genuinely loved his job and it showed. Thanks for the great afternoon! Two city girls from LA and NYC
star-5
Vespa Experience: Excellent experience
Michael_D
, May 2022
The Vespa Tour in the Tuscan Hills is more than a simple “ride”, it is truly an adventure. Our guide Chris, was very personable, knowledgeable on the area, it’s history and went to great lengths to ensure all had a safe, enjoyable and truly memorable experience. Would recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Tuscany Vespa Tour
James_K
, May 2022
Chris was an excellent teacher & guide & Alex was quite helpful with the Vespas. The experience was the highlight of our trip to Italy so far!
star-5
Riding on the Vespa in...
Ursula_K
, May 2022
Riding on the Vespa in the Tuscan Hills with breathtaking views was magical. Our tour guide, Alex, leading us in a bright green vintage Fiat, was very knowledgeable of the area. Dinner was perfect. Best Mother’s Day present ever
star-5
Vespa tour and so much more!
Tally_R
, May 2022
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Florence! We did the double Vespa so one of us could drive and the other got to enjoy the amazing country side. The scenery and stops along the way were fantastic. Alex was the best guide ever!! Very lively, impressive repertoire of languages and knowledge of the entire area. Very fun person to get a tour from. We expected fun from driving the Vespa, but the bonus of information we learned made this tour exceptional!
star-5
+everything was a good...
Laura_R
, May 2022
+everything was a good experience and beautiful scenery. Our host was very professional and provide is with all safety information
star-5
This tour was out of my...
Sherry
, May 2022
This tour was out of my expectations. It was not only riding a Vespa (which is fun enough) but also it went thru a very beautiful route and end up with a very nice dinner with wine. Perfect tour.
star-5
Excellent Adventure
Andrew_B
, May 2022
Absolutely wonderful experience! Very much would recommend this tour. The tour guides Alex and Chris were absolutely amazing!
star-1
Don't Do It!
sara_L
, May 2022
This was the worst tour of our trip. The vespas are old and heavy and shut down in the middle of the tour. The "training" is one ride up their hilly driveway which is nowhere near enough for most people. Our guide talked to us maybe 20 minutes from the whole day. The description is very misleading. You do not stay in constant communication, the guide gave out 3 walkie talkies to stay in touch but if you weren't near someone with it, you were out of luck. Myself and another woman fell and a random person had to come help us because the guide was so far away and we didn't have a walkie talkie to communicate. The lunch is on a piece of land the company owns, not a real winery. The food was not good and tasted like it came from a box and a jar. We only stopped to sight see at a couple locations and with concentrating on driving you miss all the beautiful scenery. I wish we didnt do this trip and spend the money on it.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We are so sad and disappointed that you felt the need to leave us such a harsh and damaging review. Our vehicles are vintage which is why this tour is such a unique experience. When driven properly they do not shut down. The guide gives a full explanation of the vehicle, its history and how it works. As you say there is then a chance for people to do a test drive, this is our way to see if the guide feels the client will be comfortable driving the vespa. It is more than just one ride up hill. The walkie talkies are used for directions and pointing things out on the route but the proper explanation is given when the group stops to take in the views or visit somewhere as part of the tour - San Miniato or the vineyard. We are surprised by what you wrote about our estate. People always rave about the stunning views and the great food and wine.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful experience!
Katherine_F
, May 2022
This was an amazing experience! So glad we chose to do this! Chris was so professional, knowledgeable and charming! The views were beautiful! I was very impressed how Chris was concerned with everyone’s safety! I highly recommend this tour and would love to do it again!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best Tour In Florence
John_S
, May 2022
Alex was amazing, nice bus ride up the hills all the mansions, I ended up going with the Fiat make sure you tell Alex you want the AS Roma car. He a big Fiorentina fan but Owner a Roma. The tour wine food was delicious. I had the best time ALEX and his Team are awesome and knowledgeable so much FUN!
star-5
Incredible experience!!!!
Victoria_Z
, May 2022
Amazing experience! We had an incredible time. Our tour guide Alex (5 stars!!) was super knowledgeable and funny. The sightseeing was incredible, and riding Vespas was so much fun. Absolutely recommendable! Exceeded our expectations!!!
star-5
Fun Adventure
Mari
, May 2022
If you want a fun and exhilarating adventure a Vespa tour with Walk About Tours with the expert guidance of Alex is amazing!
star-5
Best experience ever!!!
Gabriela_C
, May 2022
This tour was the best experience of our entire trip. Well organised, helpful staff, and excellent service. Our tour guide Chris is fantastic, he was so fun to go around with and he was very attentive paying attention to every detail and to make sure everyone was safe and having a good time. We were running short in time to catch a train and he helped us to get back on time, even calling us a taxi to be ready for us. This tour made us fall in love with Tuscany! 100% recommended!
star-5
Had a fantastic time. The...
Loren_J
, May 2022
Had a fantastic time. The tour guide Chris was very knowledgeable, insightful, and patient. He went through all the training steps for the inexperienced drivers and made sure everyone was comfortable before heading out. He did a great job leading the tour and the views were amazing. Stopped a few times and Chris gave us local history both ancient and modern insights to living in Florence. I can't recommend this tour enough. Food and wine was a great bonus at the end.
star-5
Highlight of our Italy trip
Hunter_S
, May 2022
This was one of my bucket list items to ride a Vespa through Tuscany and this tour did not disappoint! I will be talking about this probably for the rest of my life I had so much fun. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable of the region. Would absolutely recommend this tour to everyone!
star-5
This is THE Vespa tour you want to take !
Kristyna_K
, May 2022
If I could give more stars I would! Cris and Alex were the best .. we really enjoyed the entire experience and had the best time !
1 traveler found this review helpful

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