Package Name: The Italian Wheels: Fiat 500 Tour
Price: Euro 130
Day: 1 Day
Starting Month: Jan
End Month: Dec
Destination Overview :
Step back to the 1960’s and drive an original VINTAGE FIAT 500!
TAKE THE WHEEL OF AN ICONIC FIAT CINQUECENTO!
This is your chance to drive one of these historic cars, loved by Italians for over half a century. Follow your tour leader through glorious Tuscan scenery with photo stops along the way and a chance to sample some delicious local food.
9:30am Departure or 3:00pm Departure
Meet your beautifully restored vintage Fiat 500 at its home in a Florence garage, once the stables and coach house of a Florentine Palazzo. You will also meet your tour leader who will introduce you to the secrets of driving a car from the 1960’s.
Once you are confident with your Fiat 500, the tour begins! Following the tour leader, and in constant radio contact, we drive through the streets of Florence and in a short time, leaving the city streets behind, we take a cypress tree lined avenue to climb high above the city for some amazing views.
Our first stop is at one of the oldest churches in Florence. There’s time for a quick visit inside and a chance to take some great photos with you and your Fiat 500 with the wonderful backdrop of Florence. Then we set off for a panoramic drive into the hills with a radio commentary, along narrow stone walled lanes, past historic villas and fields of olive trees, making short stops to take photos of the wonderful landscape. If you have been riding shotgun, now is your chance to swap places with the driver and have your turn at the wheel!
Next we have the chance to sit on a private terrace with stunning long views to the Tuscan hills, dotted with villas and castles. While we soak up the scenery we can sample some excellent Tuscan cheeses and ham, with a taste of Chianti wine. After more photo opportunities, it’s time to start back to Florence, taking the most scenic route back to the city. At last it’s back to the riverside to turn some heads as you and your Vintage Fiat 500 become one of the sights of Florence!
Duration: 4 hours
FIAT 500 TOUR PRICES
Single Fiat 500: € 130 driver only – no passengers (save € 20 on extra pax)
Multiple Fiat 500: € 105 per person (save € 20 on extra pax)
Each car will take a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children 3-12 yrs (free of charge)
Availability: the tour runs all year
What the tour includes:
1.Rental of a restored Fiat 500
2.A fun and professional guide to lead the tour
3.Two way radio to stay in contact with the guide
4.Tasting of typical local food and wine
5.Third party insurance, driver insurance, fuel, taxes
Things to note
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Participants must be able to drive with stick shift gears
All drivers must present a valid driving licence
Minimum age for drivers is 18 years
Please note rear seats do not have safety belts fitted
Tour is only in English
Vegetarians can be catered for
1. Travel expenses to reach and return from Florence, Italy.
2. Extra Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates etc.
4. Accommodation and food expenses if trip gets delayed due to weather, health or any other reason
5. Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance
Where to Eat
Escape from frozen pizzas or pasta, stay away from mountains of ice cream full of artificial colours. Florence has many tourist traps, but Tuscan cuisine and wines could be one of the highlights of your travel experience. Walkabout has carefully selected local restaurants, by tasting their food to make sure the best ingredients are used.
The centre of Florence is heaven for shoppers, and the outlets just out of town have become shopping meccas too. We looked for many little shops selling local fashion designer goods, because top international fashion stores are everywhere in the world. Quality has a price, but we have looked carefully to find the best value for money.
Cafes & Bars
Italians are masters in the art of fine living, and going out to cafes and bars is also the time when you have more chance to mix with locals. Whether you need a coffee break between galleries, or a cocktail after a long day of sightseeing, just consult the Walkabout Guide to find the nearest place to suit your mood.
We offer tickets to “skip the line” for museums such as the Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery, bike rentals to pedal around the city, an evening out in the hills above Florence to enjoy traditional food and wine, cooking classes, wine tastings, and of course, our popular tours.
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