Horseback ride, visit to S.Gimignano, tuscan lunch, wine tasting, Chianti winery

Firenze, Italy
Horseback Riding in Tuscany

From US$205.60

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the Tuscan countryside during a full-day tour from Florence with horseback riding. Your guide provides a gentle horse and riding gear, then leads you through the vineyards, olive groves, and rolling hills of the Chianti region. Afterward, visit the medieval town of San Gimignano, and enjoy a 3-course Tuscan lunch with wine tasting lesson. Option available to substitute a farm tour for the horseback ride if desired.
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside tour with horseback riding
  • Combine a 1-hour horseback ride with lunch, and wine tasting
  • Go sightseeing in picturesque San Gimignano
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people

What's Included

  • 1. Comfortable roundtrip transportation by AC 8-seater minivan
  • 2. Informative english speaking tour guide
  • 3. Pre-ride orientation, helmet and insurance
  • 4. One hour horseback ride with great photo ops
  • 5. Guided visit to the medieval town of San Gimignano
  • 6. Authentic three courses tuscan wine pairing lunch at a Chianti winery
  • 7. Wine, balsamic vinegar and olive oil tasting (about 8/9 wines)
  • 8. Opportunity to buy and ship local products
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Curtatone, 9
    Via Curtatone, 9, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

    We meet at 9 Am in via Curtatone 9, just outside Cafè Gamberini, about 5 min walk from the central train station in Florence

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

San Gimignano

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

San Gimignano

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

San Gimignano

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infants (0-6 yo) are allowed to partecipate the tour but not the horse ride
  • Kids (older than 6 yo) are allowed to partecipate the horse ride if they are taller than 1.10 meter
  • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals available upon request
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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243 reviews
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Jill_O, Sept 2023
First and foremost, Bijan, our tour guide, was the BEST part of our day! His personality, knowledge and sensitivity are top notch! He even made an extra stop on our way home to make sure we got to see something we hadn't! Over and above great service! Our horse tour was a little disappointing as our guide was not at all friendly and seemed to be having a bad day. He didn't introduce himself, our horses, or give us any info about the types of vineyards through which we were traveling. Our group also had difficulty keeping our phones in our pockets, meaning they fell out! We seriously thought our guide was not going to let us retrieve them. We felt like misbehaving, little children rather than adults who had paid a bit of money to have a nice time on a horse. Thankfully, the scenery is as you would expect, breathtaking! And everyone else was wonderful so we put this portion of our trip quickly out of our minds. Word to the wise, secure your cell phone! Our time in San Gimignano was wonderful, complete with award winning gelato and a very spirited puppet show on the square. So fun! And Bijan's knowledge of the town't history was very complete and interesting. Such a cute village! Great shopping, too! Our day wrapped up with lunch and a tasting of wines from a local winery. Fresh, Tuscan and delicious! The meal began with meats and cheeses, bruschetta, and a bulgar wheat and tomato salad. Then, we enjoyed Pasta Bolognese, which was fabulous! Our wine educator was knowledgeable and friendly and the wines tasty! We tasted 4 different wines from the property, a white, a rose' and 2 reds, plus Limoncello, also made on property.The gift shop made available the option to ship wine anywhere and also had t shirts and other swag to purchase to commemorate your visit. Limoncello was my purchase of choice! Thank you, Viator and Bijan for such an enjoyable day! We won't soon forget you! Overall, it was a picture perfect day! Beautiful scenery, good food and wine and a charming guide to accompany us, we could not have wanted more! We even came away with a few new favorite songs to remind us of our day! Had the horse guide been more friendly, I would have given this tour 5 stars but sadly, he was not, thus the 4 star rating.
Beautiful day in Tuscany
Lindsay_S, Sept 2023
We started the day horseback riding with a breathtaking view of the vineyards in Tuscany. The horses were very friendly and cute! Then our awesome tour guide Max picked us up and took us the San Gimignano to get some gelato and gave us free time to explore this beautiful little town. After that we were taken to an amazing spot for lunch where did some wine tasting with our intimate group and the lasagna was one of the best I have ever tried. The day after we had experienced a big group tour and it made me appreciate having a smaller group rather than one of those large bus tours with like 50 people. This was an awesome day and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Tammy_B, Sept 2023
I guide was Daniel! He was fantastic! Very funny and had so much knowledge of the places we visited! The winery was fabulous! The owner took over our tasting ! He is a very passionate man! Great speaker and motivator! We had such an amazing time listening and getting to know his Winery! The horseback ride was phenomenal! Up close and personal! We all loved every minute!
Great Tuscany experience
Christine_M, Sept 2023
We really enjoyed the guide, Max! He was a wealth of information on the drive, funny and interesting! We had a small group of 8 and got to know them all. That made for a relaxing and pleasant outing. Horse back riding was very special as we went through the vineyard and olive groves. Whether it was ourselves as novices or the two sitters that were expert riders, evryoe enjoyed themselves on the horse backing thru the Tuscan countryside. Wine tasting and meal were spectacular as was S. Gimignano. Once again, Max is one of the top guides we have been around who wove local attractions, local history, profession jam and personal touch all together for a wonderful experience for all of us who got to experience it. Thanks for the opportunity to experience real Tuscany!
Unforgettable Italy
madonna_l, Sept 2023
This tour was beautiful and enjoyable from beginning to end our tour guide, Elizabeta was fabulous. She was so good and explained so many sights to us. She even stopped several places for us to enjoy the view Our horseback ride was phenomenal the views when riding were gorgeous. And the winetasting and luncheon were superb.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you thank you thank you for your kind and rewarding words! We're so glad that you fully enjoyed the tour and we wait for you, your family and friends soon again for more Fun in Tuscany together! Best regards
The best thing I ever booked
hannah_O, Sept 2023
The trip was absolutely amazing! Lorenzo our tour guide was incredible and I’ve definitely made some amazing memories. Would highly recommend. The day ran so smoothly
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Hannah, your words are the best reward to us, thank you. We're really happy that our efforts to make this day memorable have been successful. Don't forget to visit us again your next time in Tuscany! Best regards
A wonderful day in the Tuscan hills.
Alison_M, Sept 2023
A fantastic trip, Lorenzo our guide was kind and considerate and ensured we were well looked after, he told us interesting facts and some Italian legends which we found amusing, he’s one of the best guides we have had on a trip abroad. The horse riding was great, the horses were patient and well behaved (thank you Luna). We didn’t go to the vineyard for riding but to other stables which was unexpected. I was fine as a rider, but for some non riders the track was steep in places so we were accompanied by staff on foot to help any stragglers. Our group all enjoyed themselves and the wine and nibbles after dismounting. The wine tasting and lunch after a visit to beautiful San Gimignano was very welcome and we enjoyed a delicious 3 course lunch and chatted about our adventure. Would recommend this to others who want a great day out.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Alison, we're very grateful for your nice feedback. We're very happy you had an enjoyable experience with us and we hope to see you soon again for more Fun in Tuscany together! Best regards
Fantastic experience
Legna_C, Sept 2023
Our tour was definitely great because of our tour guide. Marcial aka Maxx was so fun and informative. I learned not only fun and interesting details about Florence but our whole group felt inspired by Maxx to live more and be in the moment. The tour itself had a quick and easy start with a very clear meeting point. They started on time. It’s smaller groups that split up, and having just 8 of us was another really great feature. The 8 strangers connected and had a great time as the day developed. We started with S. Gim, got to walk around and eat some gelato. There’s a panoramic view in the city to take some nice photos. Then, we did the horseback riding, which was a nice light leisure ride through a vineyard. Lastly we ended with lunch, where Mira our wine expert was very sweet and taught me a couple new things about sipping wine. The food and service were fantastic. Most of the group loosened up with this part for sure. It’s a good amount of wine 👍🏼👍🏼 Our guide took us back the scenic route and showed us a little extra. We were very appreciative. Definitely recommend. Yes, it does take most of the day, plan to be back 4 or 5PM.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Legna, we're delighted that you spent a pleasant day with us! We thank you for your kind words and we hope to meet you soon again in Tuscany! Best regards
Bijan 10/10, horseback portion could do without.
Kody_S, Aug 2023
The tour of San Gimignano and the winery were highlights of our trip thus far, and Bijan was an absolute superstar of a tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the area but also knew all the hidden gems in San Gimignano and helped you feel at home going from station to station. The food at the winery was some of the best we’d had throughout our whole trip. However, I will say the horseback portion of the tour left a good bit left to be desired. Not to Bijan’s fault, but the other guide who led us on horseback, led us in complete silence through the vineyard while on his phone the entire time. The only time he addressed us was to tell us to catch up for move left or right, but after receiving the most minimal tutorial on how to actually ride a horse prior to getting on the horse’s back, I more felt bad for the horses that they had to deal with us trying to manage them incorrectly. The experience still hit 5 stars without the horses back portion all together, but seeing as it was our most anticipated portion of this experience, it was a bit of a letdown to have it be so stressful and anticlimactic.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Kody, we really thank you for your thorough feedback. We're really sorry that the horseback riding part of the tour hasn't been as enjoyable and pleasant as you deservedly expected. The guide on the horse is not one of our guides, but we'll take your words into deep consideration and make sure that this won't happen again. We're glad that you appreciated the rest of the tour with our guide Bijan. Our aim is to make all the participants feel at home and discover the beauty of this land together and, knowing that you felt exactly that way, is a big reward to our efforts. We hope to see you soon again inn the future foe more Fun in Tuscany together! Best regards.
Incredible experience, loads of fun!
Keith_B, Aug 2023
The horse riding was such a lovely experience, with beautiful views. San Gimignano was a gorgeous city to explore and the lunch with wine tasting was the perfect end to a wonderful day, with breathtaking views.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you for your words, Keith. They're our best reward! We hope to see you soon again in Tuscany! Best regards
Beautiful Tuscan Tour
Ty_T, Aug 2023
Loved the horseback riding! Horses were very calm so good for beginners as well. The lunch at the little farm was beautiful in the Tuscan countryside as well.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Ty, we're delighted you had a pleasant and relaxing day with us! We hope to have more Fun in Tuscany with you soon! Best regards
Overall great experience....
Myriam_B, Aug 2023
Overall great experience. Lorenzo was an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. The horseback riding was beginner friendly, as the instructor was patient and the horses were really gentle and familiar with the tour's path. Also, the 3 course meal at the end was plentiful and a fun opportunity to bond as a group!
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Myriam, thank you for your feedback! I'm happy you enjoyed every part of the tour, from the relaxed horseback ride to the copious meal and that you appreciated how Lorenzo guided you through all this. We hope to see you soon again in Tuscany! Best regards, Elisa
The Most Wonderful Day in Italy!!!!
Chryselle_N, Aug 2023
This was probably my daughter’s and my favorite excursion, that we did the entire time we were in Italy. We were so thrilled with the horseback riding, which was on her wish list. The horses Blondie, and Oscar had amazing temperament, and just gave us the most amazing experience. Our tour guide was very attentive and full of information. Our trip to San Gimignano was delightful as we got to visit the little town and try the worlds best gelato. We were then whisked to the most beautiful winery, family owned with the most precious and gorgeous views of the Italian countryside that I have ever seen, we were able to take great pictures that our tour guide helped us with. We then enjoyed an amazing lunch and wine tasting and were able to ship multiple wines back home that we wanted to continue to savor. My daughter has already said that she would like to come back and do this very tour again and again, and we recommend it highly to anyone who is interested. The saddest part of the day was having to leave the countryside after having the most wonderful day ever.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you for your amazing words! We're delighted to know that you had an enjoyable and pleasant day with us and that you appreciated all the activities in the tour. And we'd be more than happy to have you with us again soon for more Fun in Tuscany together! Wish you all the best, Elisa
Amazing Day with the family!
Katherine_D, Aug 2023
This was amazing and Daniel was the best guide there was. Took us all over from a farm house to have cappuccino and honey tasting to ride horses through a vineyard. All wraps up with lunch and wine tasting. This is a must do event. All day and worth it. Amazing experience and loved the company Fun in Tuscany.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Dear Katherine, thank you for your kind and enthusiastic words! We're delighted to know that you fully enjoyed your day with us and we look forward to meeting you soon again for more Fun in Tuscany together! Wish you all the best, Elisa
Great activity
Shanteya_H, Aug 2023
Wonderful experience, the guides were nice and knowledgeable. Horseback riding was a great experience, the horses were so well trained. Lunch was nice and cool in the restaurant.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your very kind words! We're very glad you had a relaxing and pleasant experience with us. We hope to see you soon again for more Fun in Tuscany together! Best regards, Elisa
Truly a delight
Jennifer_S, Aug 2023
This was truly more than we expected and well worth the cost. You have to do this! Daniel was super cool! We enjoyed his company a lot. I don’t remember her name, but our host for the whine tasting was excellent and she really taught us a lot, including how to hold your glass and the science behind as to why. Wine prices are very affordable and thankfully, they ship their product out so you do now have to haul anything in your travels. My friend and I had the time of our life and we enjoyed interacting with other guests. Thank you so much for the hospitality!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Jennifer, Thank you for having let us be part of your day in the Tuscan countryside. We are very happy that you enjoyed your tour, the activities and the company and we hope to see you very soon for another day of Fun :)
The best
Amanda_N, Aug 2023
Everything was amazing, fun, and delicious. I highly recommend doing this!! The places we were taken for photos were beautiful, our host took pictures of our horseback riding so we didn't need our phones.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Amanda, Thank you for this amazing feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your day of Fun in Tuscany and we are looking forward to meeting you soon :)
Perfect day
Clarice_S, Aug 2023
We loved the horseback riding through the vineyard. The perfect activity for our teens! It was a full day of everything that we could have ever asked for on a one day visit to San Gimignano. Perfecto!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Clarice, Thank you for your kind words and we are very happy that you had a great time! We are looking forward to meeting you soon in Tuscany!
Great day in Tuscany
Jordan_W, Aug 2023
Fantastic trip and well worth it! We met fantastic new friends in the small group of 6. Our guide Daniel was incredibly personable and gave us good quick tours in memorable places and allowed us plenty of time to explore. The trip to the winery was great with a fantastic lunch and plenty of time. The horse ride was really enjoyable and is perfect for beginners. We even had a great tipsy sing along on the way back. Definitely would recommend this trip, and make sure to pat Luigi the winery dog when you visit
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Jordan, We are glad that you enjoyed your day with us! We hope to see you soon in Tuscany for another day of Fun :)
Our favorite day in Italy!
Cecily_H, Aug 2023
Book this tour!!!! Incredible day and experience - our favorite day on our Italy trip so far. The driver/guide was incredible and we loved everything about the tour from the places we stopped to the music in the van. We will always remember this day!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Cecily, Thank you so much for having let us be part of your visit to Tuscany! We are glad you enjoyed your day with us and we are looking forward to meeting you soon :)

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