6 independent reviews for Tuscany tours, walking and wine tasting in Italy

Reviews for Tuscany tours, walking and wine tasting in Italy

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review 20 Oct 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Lovely walks. Wine tasting. Great food.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Good walking shoes. Early starts so be prepared.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good! Fantastic scenery.

review 12 Sep 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It was not that memorable

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Unfortunately the operator dropped the ball on this particular tour. A combination of a new inexperienced tour leader, dirty poorly maintained accommodation and inedible food. My expectation of the actual tour itself was different from the reality. No transport to and from town on days off. I would not recommend until the issues are resolved.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not at all

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Poor

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you Ronda for your review, although we are sincerely sorry that you were so disappointed with your experience and that the trip did not meet your expectations. Our operations manager visited the property soon after your stay and she understands that you stayed in the annex of the property which is not usually used for our clients and we have been assured that these rooms will not be used again in future. We acknowledge that the standards of the food served at the accommodation has seemed to slip recently and so the operations manager has spent considerable time reviewing the menu and discussing the main issues with the staff at the villa and we are confident that they have taken this training onboard. In saying this, should we receive similar feedback, we will look at changing the restaurant for all our clients. We feel itís worth mentioning that this trip usually received good feedback and so we were very sorry that your experience was not inline with this.

review 8 Oct 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The walk to San Gimignano and the tour of Sienna

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for walks over some rough and/or steep terrain.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes as we were encouraged to use local restaurants and visit local shops and museums

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good

review 22 Oct 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The beautuful Tuscan countryside.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take walking boots there is some rough ground.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

No. Taking van everyday but one to starting point

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Well organised and lovely accommodation

review 27 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The stunning views of the coastline during the walks.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be aware there is significant elevation during the walks. Paths are generally easy, but include many steps up and down.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Our tour operator provides support of a locally run hotel.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good.

review 1 May 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Viewing the city of Florence from the Viewpoint of Piazza Michaelangelo

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Come prepared for any kind of weather. We had wind, rain, thick cloud and hot sunshine.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Very much so. We stayed in a very lovely converted farmhouse, ate in local restaurants, shopped in small towns and villages, and tasted the local Chianti Classico in several wineries.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A wonderful mixture of fabulous walks through forests and vineyards, local history, culture in Siena and Florence, a fabulous cookery course in a nearby restaurant, and several most enjoyable and informative wine tastings.

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