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Private Florence Food Tour

Approximately 3.5 hours

From €119

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Overview

Join a private tour guide and explore the heart of Florence through your stomach! Italy is home to some of the world’s best cuisine, and Florence boasts some of the best of these iconic dishes, with some Tuscan flair. Our standard public tours offer a wonderful introduction to Italian food culture and local dishes, but going with a private tour ensures a personal experience based on your interests, in addition to having the complete attention of your expert and entertaining guide. You’ll want to come hungry to this tour!

Tour Details

What’s Included
  • Private tour guide for your group
  • All food and drink tastings
Good to Know
  • Please let us know any dietary restrictions in the ‘Comments’ section at check out. While we will try our best to satisfy any special dietary needs, we do not guarantee we will be able to do so, and ask that you let us know about those at least 24 hours prior to the tour. Failure to do this might result in not being able to accommodate your needs but will not warrant a refund.
  • It is recommended to wear flat and comfortable shoes.
  • Our tours run rain or shine, and we encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly. In the summer months, please prepare for the heat by bringing/wearing adequate sun protection, and staying hydrated. Even if you are accustomed to high temperatures, air-conditioning is not always available in Italy.
  • We can accommodate private groups of up to six guests; if your group is larger than six, please reach out to us at [email protected] to inquire about options.

Highlights

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1Private guide for your group
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2Visit to San Lorenzo Market (Florence's oldest market)
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3Italian Coffee Tasting
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4Truffle Sandwich
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5Wine Tasting
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6Cheese Tasting
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7Artisan Gelato (Ice Cream)
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8Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting
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9Cured Tuscany Meat Tasting
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10White Flatbread ("Schiacciata")
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11Vin Santo with Cantuccini
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12Italian Pastry Tasting

Meeting Point

The tour meets at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence.  Please be advised that there is not great mobile phone reception in and around our office, so screenshots of the walking directions can be helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? Check our Fat Tire Tours general FAQs or get in touch.

Food/Drink Questions

How many tastings are included?

You’ll experience true highlights of the Florentine culinary scene including the following tastings…

  • Italian Coffee Tasting
  • Truffle Sandwich
  • Wine Tasting
  • Cheese Tasting
  • Artisan Gelato (Ice Cream)
  • Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting
  • Cured Tuscany Meat Tasting
  • White Flatbread (“Schiacciata”)
  • Vin Santo with Cantuccini
  • Italian Pastry Tasting

Can you accommodate my special dietary needs?

Please let us know any dietary restrictions in the ‘Comments’ section at check out. While we will try our best to satisfy any special dietary needs, we do not guarantee we will be able to do so, and ask that you let us know about those at least 24 hours prior to the tour. Failure to do this might result in not being able to accommodate your needs but will not warrant a refund.

Is this tour appropriate for children?

Absolutely! This tour is a great way to introduce children to the delights of Italian cuisine.

Please note that there is a wine tasting included, and the legal drinking age in Italy is 16 years old. However, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on our tours.

What is the drinking age (for alcohol) in Italy?

The legal drinking age in Italy is 16 years old. However, please note that anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult on our tours.

This food tour does include a wine tasting at an authentic local wine shop.

General Tour Questions

Where is the tour meeting point?

The tour meets at Via dei Cimatori 9R, 50122 Florence.  Please be advised that there is not great mobile phone reception in and around our office, so screenshots of the walking directions can be helpful.

What is your cancellation policy?

We’re happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

*See restrictions here

What is your weather policy? What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine, and we have rain ponchos available in our office. We encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly.

In the summer months, please prepare for the heat by bringing/wearing adequate sun protection, and staying hydrated. Even if you are accustomed to high temperatures, air-conditioning is not always available in Italy.

Are reservations required?

Yes, reservations are required for all tours.

Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can sometimes be scheduled in other languages, given we have a tour guide who speaks the language of your choice.

What is the number to call if I am lost and trying to find the meeting point?

If you are having difficulty finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +39 334 548 0264 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

How long before my tour should I arrive?

The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.

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