Guided tour

From Florence: Tuscan Countryside Tour on a Vintage Vespa

Activity provider: Walkabout Florence

From Florence: Tuscan Countryside Tour on a Vintage Vespa

Activity provider: Walkabout Florence

From US$ 127.73 per person

This is your chance to be an Italian for an afternoon and enjoy the sheer thrill of riding a Vespa through the Tuscan countryside.

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Duration 5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride a vintage Vespa through the Tuscan countryside
  • Leave Florence in a small swarm of Vespas and head for the freedom of the hills
  • Enjoy a magnificent view from a private terrace and sample some of Tuscany's best prosciutto and cheese with a glass of Chianti
Full description

Meet at the centrally located garage for your introduction to one of the perfectly restored Vintage Vespas. Your tour leader will fit you with a helmet and give some basic instructions and safety information before setting off for this exhilarating ride through the countryside. Leave Florence in a small swarm of Vespas and head for the freedom of the hills, following the tour leader along the riverside and a tree-lined avenue to a famous viewpoint.

After posing for photos with your Vespa and the amazing skyline of Florence, enjoy a bit of culture with a quick visit inside one of Florence's oldest churches. Feeling more confident now with your Vespa, it's time for some more challenging roads as you leave the crowds and traffic behind and take to the narrow lanes between castles and villas, through ancient olive groves and vineyards.

There are plenty of stops for photos and if two people are sharing a Vespa, there's plenty of chance to take turns. When it's time for a break, enjoy a magnificent view from a private terrace and sample some of Tuscany's best prosciutto and cheese with a glass of Chianti.

Then be prepared to turn some heads as you ride expertly back into the city as you and your Vintage Vespa become one of the tourist sights of Florence.

Includes
  • Vintage Vespa (automatic - no gears) rental with helmet
  • A fun and professional guide to lead the tour
  • Two-way radio to stay in contact with the guide
  • Tasting of typical local food and wine
  • Third party insurance, driver insurance, fuel, taxes
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.

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    Know before you go

    • A valid car licence is required, a motorbike licence is not essential
    • Any participants must be 18 years or over
    • Previous experience riding a scooter is recommended
    • Tour is only in English
    • Vegetarians can be catered for
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 129 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    This was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy, and definitely of our visit to Florence. We wanted to see the Tuscan countryside, and this was a great way to do it. We enjoyed Alex, our guide, and learned a lot about growing Chianti grapes and olives. We had plenty of opportunities to take photos and they provided lunch and wine for us in the country at the end of the tour. All in all it was a great time.

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    September 28, 2022

    Vintage vespas =old vespas…… they need work done on them! Our guides. Alex and Chris- were wonderful. The vespas we drove were in poor shape….. they didn’t need to look pretty, but function properly! The garage where they start you from is on a very steep hill, which makes learning how to use the vespas difficult…. Need a big parking lot to get the feel first before attempting the 3 tiered hill that they had us going up as soon as we got on the bike……. I do not recommend this tour for the feint of heart!

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    September 28, 2022

    This was hands down my favorite part of our trip to Florence. Chris and Alex were wonderful. We got to ride vintage vespas through the Tuscan countryside. We stopped at a vineyard to learn about wine and try some grapes. We went to the top of the city to see the best view of Florence. Drove down one of the oldest streets in Florence to see traditional Italian homes. At the end we stopped at "the Farm" that is run by the tour company. The views of the Tuscan countryside were beautiful. We had pasta, wine, bruschetta, and traditional Italian meat and cheeses. I could not rave about this tour more. I would do it over and over again.

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    September 17, 2022

    Product ID: 109144