Alternative Florence & Tuscany 3 Day Tour

Visits Florence, Fiesole, San Gimignano, Lucca, PisaStarts in FlorenceAvailable Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, SaturdayClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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Welcome to our Alternative Florence & Tuscany 3 Day Tour, a unique exploration that unveils the best of Florence and the picturesque Tuscan countryside. It begins with a full-day exploration of Florence’s rich history, architecture, and cuisine with expert guidance. Discover iconic landmarks and indulge in a delectable tasting tour at Storico Mercato Centrale. Cap off the day with an Italian aperitivo and a stunning sunset view from an exclusive rooftop. Day two greets you with a sunrise journey through Tuscany, visiting San Gimignano, Pisa, and Lucca. Embrace the medieval charm and iconic landmarks while capturing the beauty of the Tuscan landscapes. Day three offers an immersive “Coffee Experience” where you’ll explore the history and innovation behind espresso at the La Marzocco factory and indulge in various coffee blends.

Our Alternative Florence & Tuscany 3 Day Tour is tailored for those seeking a unique and authentic experience in Florence and Tuscany. Including expert guides, comfortable transport, and two nights of accommodation, we take care of it all. Join us for an unforgettable journey that goes beyond the ordinary and immerses you in the heart and soul of this enchanting region. Book your spot today, and let’s create unforgettable memories together!

Alternative Florence & Tuscany 3 Day Tour Highlights

  1. Uncover the fascinating history and culture of Florence without stepping foot inside any museums
  2. Experience a tasting tour at Florence’s Storico Mercato Centrale, sampling regional delicacies like truffles, gelato, and traditional Italian dishes
  3. Capture the early morning beauty of Tuscany as you visit San Gimignano, Pisa, and Lucca, arriving ahead of the crowds
  4. Taste various coffee blends, and even try your hand at being a barista in our unique Coffee Experience
  5. Benefit from the insights and knowledge of expert guides who will accompany you throughout the tour and bring the destinations to life
  6. Customize your experience by choosing accommodation from our curated list of recommended options
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Alternative Florence & Tuscany 3 Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Full Day Florence Tour
  • 10:45 - Meet your guide at Palazzo Vecchio
  • Head towards Florence City Hall, exploring the streets and discovering Florence's Renaissance legacy at Piazza della Signoria
  • Admire Loggia dei Lanzi's open-air sculpture gallery, pass by the Uffizi Gallery, and marvel at the exterior of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Walk by the Basilica di San Lorenzo and the Riccardi Medici Palace, while delving into the Medici family's impact on Florence's history
  • Visit two local artisan stores in Florence
  • 14:00 - Start tasting tour at Storico Mercato Centrale, kicking off with a Limoncello group shot
  • Explore the market, indulging in food and wine tastings like truffle, gelato, pizza, local chocolates, and Vino Santo
  • 16:30 - Head to the city center and follow the guide to a hotel’s exclusive rooftop
  • Relax with an Italian aperitivo and cold-cut platter, enjoying sunset views while the expert guide shares insights about the Italian Aperitif
  • 17:30 - The tour concludes at the venue
  • Overnight in Florence
Day 2 - Tuscany Sunrise
  • Meet your guide at a centralized location in Florence
  • Embark on a scenic journey through the picturesque Tuscan countryside as you make your way to San Gimignano
  • As the sun rises, seize the opportunity for photo stops that will capture the splendor of the Tuscan landscapes bathed in early morning light
  • Upon reaching San Gimignano, a local expert guide will be your companion, leading you on a captivating exploration of this medieval gem
  • Immerse yourself in the city's history as you stroll its charming streets, and gain unique insights into its iconic landmarks like the Torre Grossa and the Piazza della Cisterna
  • Enjoy some free time in San Gimignano before boarding the bus once again and set off for the iconic town of Pisa
  • Your expert guide will accompany you on a journey through Pisa, sharing the stories behind notable buildings like the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and the Baptistery
  • Enjoy some free time in Pisa, perfect for leisurely exploration or savoring a traditional Tuscan lunch
  • Rejoin your fellow travelers on the bus, and let the next destination, Lucca, unfold before you
  • Stroll the charming streets of Lucca in the company of your expert guide, who will reveal the city's main attractions, such as the Lucca Cathedral, Guinigi Tower, and the picturesque Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
  • The tour concludes as you return to the original pick-up location, leaving you with a treasure trove of Tuscan memories
  • The tour ends at the original starting point
  • Overnight in Florence
Day 3 - Coffee Experience
  • Begin with a pickup from a centralized location in Florence. Please arrive at least 10 minutes earlier at the meeting point
  • Visit the “Accademia del Caffè Espresso,” known as the Espresso Academy, located within the factory of La Marzocco - the most well-known espresso machine in the world
  • Join a guided tour to delve into the world of espresso, exploring coffee history and its technological advancements
  • Unveil the captivating history of the factory and gain insights into its continuous evolution, adapting to the industry's dynamic shifts
  • Witness the innovation behind the “La Marzocco” machines developed in this factory, trusted by leading coffee roasters
  • Admire the tropical greenhouse display which beautifully replicates the conditions in which the factory's coffee beans are grown
  • Savor the delightful coffee brewed on-site
  • Enjoy free time to explore the main piazza of Fiesole Village and its panoramic views of Florence
  • We recommend using this time to purchase a traditional Italian lunch (not included)
  • Continue to the coffee factory owned and run by the Magnelli family, with a 150-year history in Florence
  • Learn about the entire coffee-making process, from selecting the finest beans to roasting, grinding, packing, and global distribution
  • Listen to captivating stories of coffee-making history and current trends
  • Taste various coffee blends and try your hand at making coffee using a real barista machine
  • The tour ends at the original meeting point
NB - all timings on Alternative Florence & Tuscany 3 Day Tour are approximate
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All touring and accommodation
Florence: Food tastings, Aperitivo & plate of cold cuts
Coffee Experience: Entrance to the La Marzocco Academy, Guided tour of the Espresso Academy, Guided tour of the factory where there is also coffee tastings, and the opportunity to make your own espresso
Anything not mentioned above
Entrance Fees to the Leaning Tower of Pisa are not included. Those who would like to enter, may purchase tickets at the venue
Personal travel insurance
Essential Information
Each day of this tour package will be led by a local guide who opitimizes Tourist Italy's values: to provide you with an authentic, passion-filled tour.
Choose your own hotel from our hand-picked selection during the booking process.
The order of the days is subject to change so that we can optimize your itinerary to provide the best experience.
During the booking process, it's possible to add extra nights of accommodation before or after the tour package