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“Not enough of time esp.for climbing Pisa”

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #82 of 376 Tours in Florence
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Good tour but be aware only Siena and parts of Pisa are guided tours. Rest of time is for you to explore based on the download you get from your guide on the bus.
Farm tour lasts for about 10 min inc. visit - if you are planning to take good pictures or walking around; it's not for you. The food was OK - may be my expectations were very high but had better food in Florence really.
Another bit of advice is do not include climbing Pisa in this tour. The tour keeps just 20 min for you to climb up and down - way too optimistic. If you are lucky (i.e. if you don't get stranded while climbing up as we did); you will get about 3-4 min to admire the view and take pics.
(Pisa authorities themselves recommend at least 30 minutes)
We were told off for not coming back in 20 min - not a pleasant experience at all.

I could see tons of photo opportunities on the way but there was no way to capture ex. lovely sunflower fields.
If you are like-minded, best way is to hire a car and roam around.

Thank Care4Nature
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We loved our recent tour of the Tuscany region with Olivia and Walk About Tours. It was a long tour day, but so very worth it. The day included a guided tour of Sienna, a tour of a local winery which included a delicious lunch paired with their fantastic wines, then a stop at San Gimignano and finally at Pisa where we toured their sights on our own. Had a lovely tour guide, Olivia, who saw to meeting the needs of each guest on the tour. We traveled comfortably by air conditioned bus to each sight. Olivia even had our bus replaced between tour stops when its air conditioning wasn't working properly. Thank you for that! Tour was exactly as promised. Would totally recommend this amazing tour to others. A great way to see major sights of the Tuscany region in a short period of time. If we had had more time in the Florence area, would have loved to take Walk About's other Tuscany tour which they offer as well. Thanks for an incredible day.

1  Thank MrMagoo4
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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

This tour was absolutely awesome! We had Sandra as our guide and she was super fun, had lots of energy and got everyone involved! This really made the tour that much more enjoyable! Siena was lovely - great little city tour! Lunch was delicious! ! San Gimignano was a breathtakingly beautiful place and really felt like I time travelled! Great gelato too!! Pisa - a highlight of this trip was great to see! Overall a great day and a wonderful tour with an amazing tour guide! Definitely would recommend this!!!

Thank Jessy_lea
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is a long day but well worth it if you want to see as much as you can of the region in a short time. The tour is normally full but the tour guide (Antoinette) made it her mission to provide as much information as she could and make sure she had time to speak to everyone. It was great to visit the town of San Gimano, i probably would haven't of bothered and that would have been a shame, to learn about how entrenched the culture and the horse racing there was amazing. The stop at the winery was good for lunch, although very short and i would recommend adding another 15 minutes to this stop and reducing the time at Pisa as no one wanted to leave. It is a long day and you need to take your walking shoes. The churches you see rival those you can see in Rome without as many people. Our tour guide clearly loved her job and that shone through in ensuring everyone felt part of the tour and sharing as much knowledge and being as helpful as she could be.

Thank TraceyMel
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Fantastic tour. Very knowledgable guides. Take some comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking

Thank Nina D
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