Bus tours and other specialty tours of the Chianti

With an organized tour (widely available from Florence and Siena), you can sit back and let others do the work and the driving, and not worry about getting lost (or overindulging at the wine tastings). Keep in mind that many of these tours only go to the places that can accommodate hordes of visitors, have their own fixed schedules, and eliminate some of the adventure that makes travel fun. Smaller tours and private guides are available as well.

Keep in mind that wine-tasting tours aren’t the only option; you can combine them with cooking classes, biking or hiking trips, and shopping. 


More tours
Activities, walks, & excursions
Escorted tours
Family tours

Types of tours

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Guided, escorted, specialty, and packaged tours to Italy


Tours for women, gays, the disabled, seniors, pilgrims, families, and students in Italy

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Italy tours for mature travelers

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Tours and advice for women traveling in Italy

Religious and spiritual tours (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Spiritual journeys to Italy

A hot-air balloon ride over Fontainebleau

Italy tours aimed at families

Ah, to be single and in Pisa (Photo by Roberto Trombetta)

Singles tours and other options and tips for solo travelers in Italy

A gay pride event in Rome's Piazza Navona (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

LGBT tours of Italy


Accessible tours for the handicapped in Italy

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Student and youth tours of Italy

A 14-day G Adventures tour of Italy includes Rome, Florence, Venice, the Cinque Terre, Lake Como, Pisa, Siena, and the Tuscan wine town of Montepulciano (Photo courtesy of G Adventures)

Guided tours let you sit back and enjoy yourself while someone else does the driving and an expert guides you around the top sights

The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path (Photo by akunamatata)

Guided walks, hikes, and treks in Italy


Guided walks are a fabulous way to bring a city to life and learn its secrets and its history

Biking through the Tuscan countryside (Photo courtesy of Austin Adventures)

Biking in Italy and cycling tours of the countryside


How to find short city sightseeing tours by bus in Rome and other major Italian cities


Guided visits to Italy's sights—museums, cathedrals, castles, palaces, ruins—can help make them come alive, deepen your understanding, and enrich your experience

Riding along a bridle path

Hiking, biking, kayaking, ballooning, horseback and other active tours of Italy

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Food and wine tours, cooking classes, and other culinary experiences in Italy

A hot-air balloon ride over Fontainebleau (Photo courtesy of Viator.com)

Weird, random, oddball, and just plain fun tours and activities you can sign up for in Italy

Riding along a bridle path (Photo by Terry Kearney)

Tour Italy in a saddle


Walking tours and other specialty tours of Chianti


Get out of the big city to see nearby sights and add breadth to your trip without adding too many days to your schedule

Sailing in Italy (Photo by Unknown)

Sailing the coast and islands of Italy

A private guide can bring the art, history, and city alive (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

How to hire a private tour guide in Italy

Italian cooking class

From cookery classes to craft lessons in the Chianti

Bike tours

Guided bicycle tours of the Chianti


Hiring a private tour guide to tour the Chianti


Hiring a private tour guide in Chianti

Bike tours

Guided bicycle tours of the Chianti