Tuscany
 

So far, we haven’t had to cancel any online tours.

On rare occasions, we must cancel our local food tour (a pipe bursting in the Mercato, severe snow storm, or other serious logistical problem may cause a cancellation). 

If we were to cancel one, we would do so in advance and offer a full refund (or an alternate tour date for guests who want to rebook).

It is very important that guests furnish a phone number or the name of their hotel, in case we need to contact you for any such reason.

We’re living in crazy times right now, so we’ve learned to keep things flexible.

GROUP TOURS IN 2022:

Cancellations made 30 days or more before the tour date will incur a small fee (10% of your deposit). The reason for this fee is to cover office staff and card/bank fees.

Cancellations made 14 days to 29 days before the tour date will incur a small fee (your 20% of your total). The reason for this fee is to cover office staff and card/paypal fees.

Cancellations made 13 or less days before the tour date will forfeit payment, but an 80% credit will be issued if the cancellation is made more than 48 hours before the tour begins.

This credit will be in the form of a voucher, which can be used any time in the following 24 months and can be given to someone else for use if you cannot come to Florence in the next 24 months.

PRIVATE TOURS:

Cancellations made 30 days or more before the tour date will incur a small fee (10% of your deposit). The reason for this fee is to cover office staff and card/bank fees.

Cancellations made 14 to 29 days before the tour date will incur a small fee (your 25% of your total). The reason for this fee is to cover office staff and card/bank fees.

Cancellations made 13 or less days before the tour date will forfeit payment, but a 80% credit will be issued if the cancellation is made more than 48 hours before the tour begins.

This credit will be in the form of a voucher, which can be used any time in the following 24 months and can be given to someone else for use if you cannot

use it yourself.

ONLINE TOURS:

Guests can exchange an unused online tour for a different date, or opt to keep the credit and use it on a future tour in person.

In order to exchange for a credit, cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours before the online tour.

If a cancellation is made 2 weeks or more before an online tour, 85% will be refunded. (15% is kept as a fee to cover card commissions and clerical work required).

We frequently host guests with special requests, and welcome vegetarians and vegans to join in!

Any guest with food preferences, or allergies or intolerances is responsible for communicating this information in advance to Taste Florence so we can best prepare your tastings. TF takes every precaution to order said tastings through our venues. However, TF cannot be held liable for discrepancies made by the venues we visit for tastings.


Any guest with mortal food allergies is required to carry proper medication with them. By reserving tickets with Taste Florence, the guest agrees to carry proper medication at all times while in the company of TF. By reserving tickets, guest agrees that we cannot be held liable for discrepancies made by the venues we visit for tastings.

Our meeting points are in centrally located areas of the city. We provide a photo of our meeting points and an address, upon reservation confirmation.

When in doubt, call or WhatsApp us, or email us if you are unsure about your meeting point.

I'M STAYING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE. SHOULD I DRIVE INTO TOWN?

Whenever possible, we recommend taking a train or bus into the city. Parking is limited and expensive and most cars are not allowed to drive or park in the city center and often get ticketed. Trains and buses arrive at the central station (Stazione Firenze Santa Maria Novella), which is a 10-15 minute walk to our meeting points.

  • Several tastings of food & wine in 6 or more locations including the Mercato Centrale.

  • Taste breads, cheeses, salumi, crostini, wine, sweets,

    balsamic vinegars, olive oils and seasonal specialties –

    all included in the ticket price. You probably won’t need lunch after.

  • Informative, English Speaking Host

  • Insider’s Food Map of Florence

  • Virtual visits to several historic shops, where you’ll learn about Florentine food & wine, in six or more locations including the Mercato Centrale.

  • Learn about breads, pastries, cheeses, salumi, crostini, wine, gelato,

    balsamic vinegars, olive oils and seasonal specialties.

  • Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil lessons, with optional tastings.

  • One recipe demo (you can participate or just watch) plus a recipe for a Tuscan pastry.

  • Informative, English Speaking Host

  • The tour can be personalized for birthdays, anniversaries, fundraisers, or anything else you might be celebrating.

 
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