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“The Highlight of our Trip!”

Guido's Tours - Wine Tours in Tuscany
Ranked #34 of 137 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
Philadelphia
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5 reviews
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“The Highlight of our Trip!”
Reviewed 12 September 2010

We recently booked Guido for a Tuscan wine tour for our group of six friends and we certaintly not disappointed. Guido was so helpful and professional from our first contact with him before our trip.

Guido responded to our emails right away and customized a long and extensive wine tour through Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and the Chianti countryside based on the areas we requested to visit. Since we wanted to hit up a number of areas in Tuscany, this tour may have been a little longer than Guido's normal tours but he was excellent throughout. Guido's best assets are his personality and extensive knowledge of wines as a sommelier. He really gave us all a better understanding and apprecaition for wine even though we all have been on various other wine tours in a variety of countries across the globe. He really has a passion for wine and the Tuscan region and provides a different experience than you would get from any other tour guide in the area.

We intend to recommend Guido to all of our family and friends who visit Italy in the future. His tour was the highlight of our trip and his personality makes you feel like you've known each other for years. You will be hard pressed to find a better tour guide and sommelier than Guido. He seems willing to customize any type of wine tour based on what your are looking for and within your intended budget.

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Mahomet, Illinois
2 reviews
“If you want a wine tour, Guido's Tours is the way to go”
Reviewed 24 June 2010

Our group of 8 people chose Guido for a wine tour of the Brunello region and had a wonderful day. Guido is extremely knowledgeable and took us to 3 great wineries, one of which at we had a delicious lunch. We went to Montepulciano and Montelcino and visited some very old wineries, one dating back to the 1400s. Guido definitely knows his wine and is an excellent teacher. If we ever go back to Tuscany, we will defnitely have Guido give us another wine tour. Thanks Guido for the great day!

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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“Guido's Tour Excellent”
Reviewed 10 June 2010

Recently returned from a 12 day Cruise of the Meditterranean. In Florence, our group of 3 joined a nother group of 5 for Guido's tour of the Chianti wine area. It was one of the most enjoyable days of our 17 day trip. After a visit to the San Gimignano area, we visited the Casa Emma winery. Excellent wine tasting and informative tour of the winery.
We then had one of the best meals of our trip with a lunch and more wine at Machiavellis.
We finished with another wine tasting at Pietro Beconcini.'s winery. Although we never were pressured in making any purchases, we all purchased great olive oil and wine. I purchased a case and had it shipped directly to my home. Guido's advice was high value.
I agree with everything written by the previous poster in describing Guido Bandellini.
A very knowledgeable and profesional Sommelier.

Joe Dumm - Hollidaysburg, PA

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New York, NY
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“Guido Bandellini and his excellent tour for enthusiasts of tuscany”
Reviewed 20 November 2009

We recently returned from our trip to Tuscany, which was a spectular time filled
with great food, beautiful coutryside, and most of all wonderful people who
always took the extra effort to make you feel at home. The most memorable of those
people will most certainly be Guido Bandellini, who took every effort to cater to our
wants and needs in what was a fabulous wine tour filled with exciting wonderful wineries, a great restaurant in Montalcino, incredible narration of the history of the region,
and most of all GREAT WINE! Guido is a trained sommelier, therefore his knowledge
of wine, in particular Tuscany regional wine was second to none. He introduced us to
Wineries which were not only at the top caliber, but also warm and friendly.

Not at any point in the day did we feel rushed, pressured to buy wine, or had any feeling
of a hard sell. He, as a sommlier, felt his primary duty was o introduce us to great wine, in this case wines from the Montalcino region(Brunello, Rosso, etc) But given the fact that he resides in Chianti, he was as thorough in giving us facts and recommendations for that region as well (see, rooster in Chianti Classico)

Guido will give you an option to use your car, but I would pay the additional money and
relax in his spacious van which is new and comfortable.

Addional thoughts. I believe those who would genuinely enjoy his tour our folks who
enjoy some narration about the region, who are interested in really learning about
the regional wine, and enjoy a dash of historical facts thrown in once in a while. He
is able to take just about any question I threw his way whether it be about wine, or the medieval history of Tuscany.

That is not to say anyone would not love this tour. My wife, as she does love wine, is probably less inclined to the history lesson, but she found Guido to be warm, genuine and engaging to a very comfortable point.

I highly recommend guido!

Regards,
Marc Salvati
New York, NY

ps: We are very particular travelers.

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New Jersey
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“Guido's Wine Tour....EXCELLENT!!”
Reviewed 3 October 2009

If you are planning a trip to Tuscany, be sure to look up Guido's Wine Tours [---]

Guido is a great guide and very knowledgeable. He picked us up right at our Hotel and drove us to Montalcino to drink great Brunello's all day, and walk us around inside some winery's to see what goes on behind the scene.

We would never of had the chance to experience all this with out him.

Thanks Guido! We will be back for sure!

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