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Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Wine Experience provided by 500 Touring Club

Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Wine Experience

Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Wine Experience
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About
Set yourself apart from other Tuscan wine tasters by traveling to an estate in a vintage Fiat. Practice driving with a manual transmission, and set off toward the Tuscan hills with a convoy of retro Fiat 500s. Drive along Chianti’s scenic roads with a guide, taking less-traveled scenic roads you might miss on your own. Pull into a 15th-century wine estate, explore its vineyard and cellars, and sample local wines.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Go wine tasting with Italian retro style on this tour 
  • Drive your own restored vintage Fiat 500, with plenty of training beforehand
  • Travel with a guide through the Tuscan hills on a special itinerary
  • Spend a few hours at a 15th-century wine estate, sampling local wines
What to expect
  • Make your way to a private garage in Florence to find your restored 1960s Fiat 500. Your guide gives you a safety overview and a chance to practice driving with a manual transmission. You won’t hit the road until you feel comfortable driving with manual gears. Set off with a convoy toward the Tuscan hills. Your guide takes you on a scenic itinerary through the Chianti region along secluded country roads, making leisurely stops and providing commentary about the history of the wine region. Pull into the courtyard of the 15th-century villa and wine estate. Spend roughly an hour and half exploring the grounds, having a light lunch in the cellar, and sampling local wines. You’ll then cruise back to your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Go wine tasting with Italian retro style on this tour 
  • Drive your own restored vintage Fiat 500, with plenty of training beforehand
  • Travel with a guide through the Tuscan hills on a special itinerary
  • Spend a few hours at a 15th-century wine estate, sampling local wines
What to expect
  • Make your way to a private garage in Florence to find your restored 1960s Fiat 500. Your guide gives you a safety overview and a chance to practice driving with a manual transmission. You won’t hit the road until you feel comfortable driving with manual gears. Set off with a convoy toward the Tuscan hills. Your guide takes you on a scenic itinerary through the Chianti region along secluded country roads, making leisurely stops and providing commentary about the history of the wine region. Pull into the courtyard of the 15th-century villa and wine estate. Spend roughly an hour and half exploring the grounds, having a light lunch in the cellar, and sampling local wines. You’ll then cruise back to your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7032FIAT500WINETOUR
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wine-tasting session
  • Light Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Via Gherardo Silvani, 149, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Previous experience using manual gears essential, should you be the nominated driver in your group. Your guide reserves the right, at his or her discretion, to terminate the participation of any driver who is unable to control the car safely.
  • Vegetarian and vegan dietary restrictions are catered to. Please note this in the 'special requirements' field on booking
  • Children aged 12 and under are free of charge. Valid ID is required
  • Minimum age is 18 years to drive. You must bring your driver's license
  • Should you choose to include a wine-tasting session, we recommend that the nominated driver in your group spit the wines out, rather than swallowing them. This is common practice at wine-tasting sessions so you should feel comfortable doing this. By offering this tour through this website, Viator and its affiliates do not condone driving after alcohol consumption
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Wine-tasting session
  • Light Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Via Gherardo Silvani, 149, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Previous experience using manual gears essential, should you be the nominated driver in your group. Your guide reserves the right, at his or her discretion, to terminate the participation of any driver who is unable to control the car safely.
  • Vegetarian and vegan dietary restrictions are catered to. Please note this in the 'special requirements' field on booking
  • Children aged 12 and under are free of charge. Valid ID is required
  • Minimum age is 18 years to drive. You must bring your driver's license
  • Should you choose to include a wine-tasting session, we recommend that the nominated driver in your group spit the wines out, rather than swallowing them. This is common practice at wine-tasting sessions so you should feel comfortable doing this. By offering this tour through this website, Viator and its affiliates do not condone driving after alcohol consumption
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 18 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Gherardo Silvani, 149
    Via Gherardo Silvani, 149, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Chianti Road
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Isak L
Trondheim, Norway2 contributions
Tuscany dream day
Really really an amazing experience. Mattia is the best! Me and my girlfriend are going to remember this experience for life!
Written 22 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Max N
1 contribution
Unforgettable Experience!
Jul 2021
This was an incredible experience. Booking was very easy and traveling to the starting point was a quick taxi ride from where we were staying, Ponte Vecchio. Upon arrival, we were given a run down of how the car works, practiced shifting gears, and did trial drives on the property before heading out on the main roads. Definitely make sure you have experience with driving a manual. The scenery was beautiful and the wine tasting was the perfect ending. This tour was the highlight of our trip! Mattia was a great teacher and tour guide!
Written 29 August 2021
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Ramin Sami
2 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2021 • Family
Great experience. Our Tour guide was great person and he made this experience amazing for us. Definitely will do it when I come back again.
Written 12 August 2021
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David Lee
Ireland2 contributions
NO REFUND - MONEY HELD AFTER THEY CANCELLED
Jul 2021
We planned, booked and paid for our tour based on the availability listed on the website. We booked for the following day. A few hours after we booked, (non refundable trains already booked to allow us to attend the tour) Marco emailed to say that the tour would not take place due to operators not being available, and that their credit department could not issue the refund straight away as they are understaffed due to COVID. He advised the best way to get the refund was to do a charge back with our bank.

This is a crazy way of conducting business, the website is showing that tours are going ahead and they take payment for the tours no problem, which is a total lie and bordering on a scam when you consider the fact that money is being taken under false pretenses.

They are holding 250 dollars of our money and are offering no assistance with a refund, and letting us do the hard work by going through the lengthy charge back process with our bank. Not to mention the money we have already lost with non refundable trains which we had booked to facilitate the tour.

The only good thing I can admire is the fact that Marco was honest straight away when he admitted that he would not help us with a refund and it was up to us to arrange with our bank.

I understand these tour companies have been hit hard with COVID, but don't offer and take payment for tours which you have no intention of providing. It's very disappointing as a significant amount of our holiday budget has either been lost on trains, or else tied up with banks while we wait for the charge to be reversed.

Over the last month I have sent countless emails to the company without response, the only response was to a similar review on google where

A) They told me to go for a jog

B) Advised that the money would be back in my account in 7-12 days. It has been 3 weeks and I have not received my refund.

I am running out of options and will just have to accept that I have been scammed and the money is gone. I paid on a pre-paid debit card which makes the charge-back process extremely difficult.

Please check out the other 1 star reviews for countless other similar stories
Written 30 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CoachN
Plainfield, IN46 contributions
Get out of your comfort zone and book this.
Jul 2021
First of all I want to mention Martina! She was an awesome guide and gave me great suggestions for things to do during my remaining time in Florence. She saved the trip for us.
Second, the Fiat's are so much fun to drive! Make sure you not only know how to drive a manual, but are pretty good at it because of the double-clutch.
Another highlight was making friends with another couple on the tour during the wine tasting.
The only bummers were.....My car broke down a half hour into the trip. It sucked, but riding with Martina made up for it and my wife appreciated the air conditioning.
Our tour was also canceled due to a sick guide, luckily I contacted them the night before the tour was how I found out. I was able to reschedule the tour a couple days later.
Overall, I do recommend this tour. Try to get Martina as a guide if at all possible!
Written 27 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

maruuruguay
Frederick, MD3 contributions
FRAUD - STOLE MY TOUR MONEY
Jul 2021
FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD

I had this tour booked for Friday 07/23/21. A day before the tour (Thursday 07/22) I received an email from this company (SEE PICTURE ATTACHED) saying my tour was cancelled due to the tour guide having COVID symptoms.

It was too late for us to find another available tour (just 24 hours notice!!), and our Friday plans were ruined.

But my biggest problem is: THEY NEVER GAVE ME A REFUND. I have been trying to contact them in thousands of ways. Their phone numbers are not working (I tried calling directly from my Florence hotel as well, and they are out of service). I sent plenty of emails in regards to my refund, nothing. Still nothing. No response from them at all. I am now disputing this charge on my AMEX credit card in hopes I get my money back.

THEY ARE A FRAUD. DONT TRUST THEM.
Written 27 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dean H
Harlow, UK23 contributions
A must do for when In Florence
Sadly due to recent times it was just the two of us on this tour, however did we get lucky! Our tour guide Marti ensured that we felt confident driving our little green beauty before we set off in to the Tuscan hills. Marti is an absolute credit to this tour, with her vast knowledge of the region and her experience as a sommelier. The tour is not only fun but informative as well. It gets you out of the city, you see the beautiful countryside with plenty of pit stops for photo opportunities and then end up in a stunning location for a light lunch and wine tasting down in the cellar. If you do one day trip whilst in Florence THIS IS THE ONE!
Written 29 September 2020
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DMac
Winchester, UK4 contributions
Awesome experience!
We went out today with Mattia, what an awesome experience it was from start to finish.
The cars were great to drive, views were priceless and Mattia was the best guide, he made it extremely fun and explained the old cars extremely well making sure we were comfortable with it before we headed out to drive along some fantastically scenic roads!
I'd strongly advise anyone staying in Florence to enjoy this expereince! We took the bus there which only took 20mins so from start to finish was a very easy day.
Written 27 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pope G
Angeles City, Philippines3 contributions
Promised to refund, did not do it
Feb 2020
Trip last Feb was cancelled, waiting for 5 months for a refund. Owner promised to refund. This has not happened, he not replied since. I understand the difficulties they might be going through, but we need people to follow on their commitments.
Written 5 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vladimir V
5 contributions
Amazing experience
Jan 2020
Amazing tour around Tuscany hills with a vintage Fiat 500 for about 90 minutes, followed by wine tasting, including cheese and prosciutto for another 90 minutes.
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DavidPapini
Thank you so much for the review! we're glad you had a good time :)
Written 3 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Michelicious_vM
Michelicious_vM
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Unforgettable, must-do experience visiting Tuscany
This was an unforgettable, must-do experience visiting Tuscany. Tour guide Mattia was the best. He explained everyt
D4280GDfranks
D4280GDfranks
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Absolutely recommended!
It was a fantastic experience. Great cars with the right amount of patina. Stunning landscapes and Mattia was an ex
Manon V
Manon V
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Great host!
We had our Vespa tour last week and absolutely loved it, our host Martina had great knowledge about the area and sh
Dawntroversial
Dawntroversial
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Fiat 500 out of 10 ! Fantastic tour and guide
What a wonderful evening!!! Mattia was the hostess with the mostest... His English is very good, I am from the UK a
kharleyn
kharleyn
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Amazing Tour!
I booked this tour to surprise my husband and it did not disappoint. This was our favorite part of out weekend geta
36maggies
36maggies
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Great day
Mattia was an excellent guide, making us feel comfortable from the very start. He kept us laughing and we enjoyed t
KateS0506
KateS0506
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Fantastico!
This was one of the best experiences of our recent trip! 2 persons for vehicle (cute little brightly colored vint
melissac_no_m
melissac_no_m
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Mother daughter trip- this took the prize. Hands down!
We’re from Canada and came to Firenze for 2 days on our way through Italy. This was a last minute booking for us. W
mim1967
mim1967
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Fantastic day...worth every cent
A highlight of our trip to Italy. Wonderful people, so friendly and inviting. The cars, the scenery, the views, the
kimkH3828LZ
kimkH3828LZ
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Vintage Fiat 500 Tour & Lunch
What an awesome way to spend the day! We heard about this trip via a couple we bumped in to in Rome and we are so g
mimistar87
mimistar87
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No Tuscan Villa - Local Vineyard instead, but fun experience
I booked this experience primarily for my husband during our honeymoon in Florence. Our tour guide, Mat, spoke Engl
Sam R
Sam R
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Honeymoon day trip
Great experience with a perfect instructor Mixed both things we love , driving and wine tasting. Was the perfect
KateMarie6488
KateMarie6488
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Unique and Memorable!
The vespa/wine tasting excursion was a highlight of our honeymoon. It was a great break from the city, totally uniq
Helen J
Helen J
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The experience is a must
My husband and I are in Florence celebrating our second wedding anniversary and decided it would be fun to book an
Trevor H
Trevor H
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Absolultey Incredible!!
This is an unforgettable experience, cruising through the spectacular Tuscan countryside on a fun to ride scooter,
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