Walkabout Tuscany Tour

Friday, September 30, 2016

When I first put Tuscany on my list of places to visit in Italy, I did it without knowing anything substantial about it. For example, it is a region not a town. Toink. Tuscany is known for its beautiful country side views, sprawling hills, vineyards and rustic scenery. I knew I needed to see all those things even if it cost a leg and an arm because what’s the point of going to that region and NOT seeing them? It’s like going to Athens and skipping the Acropolis and the ruins.

The Walkabout Tuscany Tour was everything I wanted to see. Even though it costs €90, I was willing to shell out the moolah for an unforgettable tour. Thankfully, they partnered with me and I was able to go on the tour for free. This was truly one of the major blessings and gifts I got for my birthday trip!

The whole day tour of the province is a long post so I decided to cut them up in several posts. This serves as the tour over view/main article. The tour takes you to Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa

My first day in Florence was miserable weather wise. It was gloomy, gray and wet. I was prepared for cold weather but I don’t know why I didn’t prepare for wet conditions. My Walkabout Tuscany Tour was on my second day and thankfully, the sun came out!


This marvel of a medieval town is home to one of the most unique horse races – the Palio. It’s like the Singapore Grand Prix but for horses as they use the actual town as the race area.

San Gimignano  

The food part of the tour was taken care of by the town of San Gimignano. I had a delicious lunch with wine tasting at a breathtaking organic vineyard. I also tried gelato from a gelato shop that won awards.


If I only saw the Leaning Tower of Pisa in this town, I would have been ecstatic. I did.

Tour Prices:
Free > Children (0-8 years old)
€85 > Youth (9-26 year olds)
€90 > Adults (27 years old and over)

My tour mates were a mix of teenagers, yuppies and older adults. I noticed that there were more people who were in their 40s and above. 

The youngest member of our tour was Ethan looking dapper. He was so well behaved and adorable all throughout the tour. 

Our tour guide Sandra handled our big group (I think we were at least 30) exceptionally well. She had a warm personality and took the time to talk to us individually. She handed us a free Florence tour map at the end of the trip so it’s a good idea to take the tour at the start of your trip. I bought my Florence map 2 days prior, booo. Sandra talked to us individually giving a proper goodbye with utmost genuine sincerity.

The €90 price tag may seem steep but you pay for splendid service, comfort and a freaking marvelous tour it’s worth it. 

If you don’t have the time to check out the towns individually, the Walkabout Tuscany Tour is great too because it seriously gives you the best of what Tuscany can offer. All the towns visited are a Unesco World Heritage Site or a structure that is one. The whole tour was perfect. It gave me a nice slice of Italy - art, food and history. This tour was one of the best highlights of the trip for me because it gave me an experience I’ve never had. I can’t stop gushing about how amazing the tour was, this is one for the books! I had expectations of what I wanted to see and experience and tour fulfilled it.

Walkabout Florence
Vinegia 23r, 50122 Florence, Italy
+39 055 2645746

The Florence leg is part of the 2013 Birthday Trip. Check out the itinerary here. The rest of my Florence posts are here:
Part 6: Walkabout Tuscany Tour – San Gimignano
Part 7: Walkabout Tuscany Tour – Pisa
Part 8: Favorite Bakery
Part 9: Barberino Designer Outlet

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