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“Lose your phone, get free wine.”

Guido's Tours - Wine Tours in Tuscany
Ranked #35 of 141 Food & Drink in Florence
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Owner description: Wine tasting tours in Tuscany. Wine and country tours in Tuscany. Educational wine tasting tours in Tuscany with certified sommelier, wine and olive oil expert
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Lose your phone, get free wine.”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

With a name like Guido, you can pretty much assume you'll enjoy yourself.

Guido is a kind and incredibly knowledgable man. Read any of the other reviews and you'll know what you're in for. Like my wineglass during much of my trip, my head was filled to the brim with knowledge after spending a day with him.

What I really want to share is a story about Guido's character and heart for his customers:

Early on in the tour, our group stopped in San Giminango for a couple hours to explore. At some point during the stop, my sister misplaced her phone somewhere in the city. After discovering this an hour later, she was heartbroken. Guido offered to drive back and search for the phone, but none of us were optimistic about our chances of finding it. So we forged on to our scheduled winery tour. Guido dropped us off for our tour and tasting and upon pickup, he offered my sister 2 of his favorite wines as comfort for her lost phone. He wanted to ensure that her trip wasn't a complete loss and genuinely cared that she had a great time.

Go with Guido.

Visited October 2013
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Sonoma, California
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11 reviews
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“Highly recommend wine tasting with Guido!”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We arrived via cruise ship (at the port in Livorno) in June and arranged a day with Guido for my husband and I to do a wine tasting experience in Tuscany. He was very prompt and thorough in all of our email communications and his English was fantastic! We had been to the area before and wanted to experience the Tuscan wine country this time - no big tour bus from the cruise line and no tourist attraction stops. Guido was a perfect fit for us. He emailed different itinerary 'options' for our day together and, ultimately, we trusted his knowledge and expertise and had him arrange the day for us...we did 2 wine tasting visits and stopped for a lovely lunch in the Tuscan countryside. Our first wine tasting was at the University of Florence's Villa Montepaldi (their wine-making/teaching location in the Chianti Classico area). Guido was our personal tour guide & sommelier there, showing us their operations and then sitting us down for a 6 wine-flight personalized tasting in one of their conference rooms. The tasting itself was about an hour and Guido created an experience that was fun, informative and we learned so much from him about wine, grapes, the art of how to taste properly and how to truly understand all the different Italian wines. It wasn't stuffy or school-like at all. It was simply amazing! After a stop for lunch, we drove to the Chianti area and tasted at Pietro Beconcini - this was a small family one-room winery, very personalized again (no tourists here!), we tasted 6 very good wines. Our day altogether was 8 hours and it was truly one the highlight's of our cruise vacation in the region. We highly recommend Guido without any reservation. You'll be so glad you did!

Visited June 2013
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Odenton, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“A highlight of Tuscany!”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Recently we 5 60ish women went on a wine tour in Tuscany with Guido; it was one of the highlights of our trip! He showed us HIS Tuscany, including his town, his favorite winery, and a wonderful restaurant where he had pre-ordered the meal for us to ensure an authentic Tuscan experience. Guido was very knowledgeable about the wines we were tasting (after all, he is a master sommelier!) but was also re-assuring to some of the "novice" wine tasters that they might taste something different in the wine; that just because he thought it was a good wine, doesn;t mean we would like it. It is all individual, but he gave us the tools to better appreciate what we were tasting. What a treat to spend a day with someone so passionate about his home and his interests.

Visited September 2013
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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73 reviews
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“Fantastic tour of the Chianti Classico region”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Five of us went on a tour of the Chianti Classico region with Guido while on a stop in the area on a cruise. Guido was a perfect host and guide for our day in Tuscany. We had a brief stop in Florence to see some of the highlights and then we were on our way into the countryside. Guido gave us a tour of the area and explained the history of wine making in the region. The sights were fantastic. We had a wonderful lunch and then we were off to visit the University of Florence Winery. Guido gave us a tour of the winery and explained how the wines are made and then we were treated to a wine tasting of some of their wines. If you like wine, Guido is your guy. His enthusiasm and knowledge of wine is obvious. All in all, a fantastic day.

Visited September 2013
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London
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A top tuscan wine tour”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I arranged a private wine tour with Guido for my friend and I who were spending a few days in Tuscany. As it was my friend's `big' birthday, I arranged the tour as a surprise for her and Guido could not have been more helpful in responding to my emails and helping to arrange a little birthday cake surprise for her at our lunch restaurant. We had a brilliant day with Guido - his passion for wine and the Tuscany region was infectious and his choice of lunch restaurant (& lunch wine), absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend booking early - a really informative and enjoyable day out is guaranteed.

Visited September 2013
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