Experience more in Tuscany

Make the most of your time in Tuscany and spoil yourself with one of our pre-bookable activities or experiences. We’ll take care of the details, so you can enjoy the moment. Below is a selection of the tours on offer; view the full list of featured tours and activities in Tuscany, or for more information, contact experiencemore@simpsontravel.com or call us on 020 8392 5747


The Many Facets of Florence

The best way to discover Florence is on foot (or by boat!) with a private guided tour. Choose from a wide range of themes, from the classic galleries and palazzi to a Dan Brown’s Inferno tour or a shopping expedition around finest artisan crafts in the city.

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Florence for Kids

Specially designed to make city visits fun for little ones, these tours show a different side to the city, from gelato and mask-making workshops to family-friendly walking tours highlighting Florentine curios that most visitors never even notice.

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Siena and the Palio

From a city tour to wine tastings and the magnificent countryside around San Gimignano and beyond, take your pick of our private Siena tours. Or let us book you an incredible Palio experience to soak up the unique atmosphere of this world-famous event.

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Take a guided walking or biking tour of Lucca’s walled medieval centre, or take the kids for a day at Verrucole Fortress in the hills nearby, where they can learn to use a crossbow! For a sweet, off-the-beaten-track treat, visit the bee-keepers near Lucca and discover how delicious Tuscan honey is produced.

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*see below for notes regarding safety helmets



The tower is a must for selfie-seekers, but a guided tour of Pisa’s beautiful white ‘Piazza of Miracles’ will show you so much more of this amazing city.

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Pienza & Montepulciano

Combining world-class wines and a UNESCO World Heritage site, this scenic tour brings to the best of Italy’s food and wine culture and beautiful countryside.

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Cortona & Arrezo

Still protected by its ancient city walls, Cortona is a small town rich in history. Arezzo, the Tuscan capital of gold and the location for the film “Life is Beautiful” is famed for its stunning Renaissance fresco by Piero Della Francesca.

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Tuscan Food and Wine

From vineyard visits to a Tuscan truffle hunt or a private cookery class in your villa, we can guide you on a culinary masterclass to discover the very best of Tuscan wine and food.

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E-bike Tour

See the countryside at a gentler pace on a guided cycling tour and let your e-bike make light work of the rolling Tuscan hills and valleys around Certaldo Alto and San Gimignano.

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*see below for notes regarding safety helmets

The Magic of Mugello

Explore this beautiful green valley north of Florence. From pretty medieval villages to a bike tour through vineyards to a saffron farm, enjoy a peaceful glimpse of rural Tuscan life.

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Private Chef

Fed up with cooking? Sit back and leave it to an expert. Our private chefs are happy to cater in the privacy of your villa, tailoring their expertly crafted menu to suit your tastes. Please contact experiencemore@simpsontravel.com or call us on 020 8003 4937 to book.


Sapore cookery school

Choose to learn how to make three different kinds of pasta in Panzano, gourmet hot-spot of Chinati, or go all out with a complete Tuscan menu, including side dishes, with veggie options if you prefer.

Netta's kitchen

Netta runs her cookery classes from a restored farmhouse close to the centre of Cortona. Pick a morning (10am) or afternoon (4pm) class and you'll still have time to wander around its picturesque streets, though you might be feeling a little full from eating your creation!

Accessible for guests at Ville Mille Desideri, La Madonnina, Villa Donatella and Villa Vita.

Call us on 020 8392 5747 for further information and to make a booking.


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Simpson Travel activities and experiences are provided by independent local companies which are neither owned nor controlled by Simpson Travel and for whom we act only as an agent. Whilst every effort is made to keep the description of our experiences and activities up to date, the provider may cancel or amend your experience at their discretion for many reasons, including where it considers there may be a risk to your comfort, health or safety. Some excursions/activities (e.g self-drive boat hire, diving etc.) may contain an element of risk or require a good level of physical fitness, and, if in doubt, you should contact us so we can put you in touch directly with the local provider before you decide to confirm your booking. Please also check that you are covered for the activity(ies) in question by your travel insurance policy.

*Protective headgear is required or recommended for some activities, including, though not restricted to, horse riding and cycling. The availability of protective headgear varies from destination to destination and therefore we cannot guarantee that headgear will be provided or will be to the same standard as that which is available in the UK. If you plan to enjoy activities where protective headgear is required or recommended, you may wish to bring own helmets from the UK.

In acting in the capacity of an agent on behalf of the provider, your contract will be with that provider and will be subject to their standard terms and conditions, and it will not form part of your contracted holiday arrangements with us. Any complaint (including any allegation of breach of contract or negligence) should be taken up with the excursion/activity provider directly. We will do our best to assist you but will have no liability in relation to the performance of that contract.

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