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Small Group  |  Off the Beaten Path  | Authentic & Immersive


Small Group Tour


7 max


JULY 5 - 13, 2025
NOV 22 - 30, 2025






Learn About Creative Edge Travel's Florence Italy Tour


Anyone who’s been to the Renaissance city of Florence would agree– it’s magical! From the delicious food and wine to the red-tiled rooftops, endless museums, and breathtaking art, Florence is a majestic city begging to be explored.


But with thousands of visitors having the same idea, Florence is best experienced off-the-beaten-path, like a local. This itinerary is designed to veer you away from the tourist crowds for more unique and immersive experiences.


We’ve left plenty of free time for you to see the top highlights of your choosing while enriching your experience with unforgettable meals, incredible hidden gems, enchanting local people, and a whole lot of fun!

We'll eat our way around the city, experience a village festival in Tuscany, visit artisan workshops, make pasta, chat with an opera singer after she performs, have lunch on a cheese farm, visit a winery, and so much more... The Treasures of Florence await you!

Florence Food and Wine Tour



the best street food Florence has to offer.


a traditional festival in a quaint Tuscan village.



how traditional cheese, wine, olive oil, and gelato is made.



markets, villages, and hidden artisan studios.


over a homemade meal with locals in their home.


Step into Italy as if you're a Local.

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Florence Food and Wine Tours Off The Beaten Path Itinerary

Day 1: Let's Get This Party Started!

After a long journey, we’ll pick you up from the airport in Florence and check into our B&B in the historic center. After some time to settle in, we'll have a welcome aperitivo to get to know each other, followed by a group dinner at a local hidden gem!

Meals Included: Aperitivo, Dinner

Treasures of Florence

July 5 - 13, 2025
& November 22 - 30, 2025

8 nights, 9 days

$5299 per person double occupancy

+$1000 for private room

Book your spot with $800 deposit

Payment plans available!

Small Group Limited to 7 Guests

We can help you plan an extension trip!


Included in this Florence Off The Beaten Path Food and Wine Tour


  • 8 nights of accommodations, including breakfast ​

  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, 2-3 tastings

  • Arrival/Departure Transportation:  Arrival & departure transfer as well as private driver for excursions outside of Florence

  • Flight Expert to research and book flights

  • Pre-Trip Prep: Cultural and Italian language guidance, packing tips, and additional resources to fully connect you with what you'll experience!

  • Local recommendations for your free time in Florence

All Activities

  • Welcome Aperitivo & Dinner

  • Hidden Gems Walking Tour

  • Food Tour

  • Artisan Walking Tour

  • Gelato Experience

  • Dinner in a Local Home

  • Lunch on a Cheese Farm

  • Hidden Gem Village Visits

  • Wine & Olive Oil Farm Visit

  • Tuscan Cooking Class

  • Private Opera Performance

  • Local Festival Experience

  • Free time for your own discoveries!

Excluded: Flights, Meals not described, Mandatory Travel Insurance, & Optional Tips

Deposits are non-refundable. See cancellation policy for more details. Payment plans available, just ask! We can also plan a custom extension before or after this off the beaten path Florence tour.

Dates don't work? Get in touch to personalize this trip!


July 5 - 13, 2025
November 22 - 30, 2025

on this Florence Off the Beaten Path Tour 



Reviews from Creative Edge Travel's Florence Italy Tours

  • Who your small group trips for?
    From solo travelers to groups of friends or couples, our small groups of 7 travelers are made of all ages (18 or above). We enjoy becoming a little community as we slurp through plates of pasta and laugh trying to pronounce Italian words. Our guests understand that travel in Italy can hold unexpected surprises and they’re up for going with the flow, trusting that we know the best place to be at any moment. They’re open-minded, love trying new things, and are accustomed to toeing the boundaries of their comfort zone for the rewarding experiences that lay just outside it. Our trips attract those who appreciate creativity and the arts, nature, meeting locals, and seeing things outside the guidebook that might not be luxurious but are authentic and genuine. All ages above 18 are welcome and we encourage the cross-generational exchange that occurs. A strong effort is made to make everyone feel part of the group no matter what age, race, gender, sexual preference, or hair-do! Our off-the-beaten-path, immersive and laid-back travel style isn’t for everyone. If you're not sure let's chat about it!
  • Are flights included?
    International flights are not included in the trip cost. We may be able to help you research the best flights for your needs, just ask! For full details on what's included, head to Upcoming Trips, select the trip you're interested in, then click the button to "Get the Detailed Itinerary". Or simply Get in Touch!
  • I have to cancel the trip. Will I get a refund?
    Our small group trips are carefully budgeted for 7 participants and we're making payments for the trip long before you book your spot. This means we have to adhere to a strict Cancellation Policy in order to maintain cost effectiveness for everyone. However, we require you to purchase travel insurance in an effort to provide some protection from potential losses should you need to cancel*. Please take a look at our Cancellation Policy for more info. *It is up to you to make sure your travel insurance policy includes trip cancellation coverage. Click here for Travel Insurance info.
  • Do I need travel insurance?
    Yep, Travel Insurance is required to join our small group trips. If you're doing custom trip planning, you can opt out of travel insurance, but we highly recommend protecting your investment with insurance. Please click here for our guidance on travel insurance!
  • Do I need a visa to visit Italy?
    Typically, for tourism purposes, many visitors to Italy don't require a visa for short stays (less than 90 days) if they are from countries with visa-exempt agreements, such as the US. This website can help you understand if you need a visa or not. Need help? Simply reach out to our team, we would be happy to help guide you!
  • Do you provide a packing list?
    What to pack for your trip depends on the season and region you'll be visiting. Your trip leader will send you suggestions and a packing list before your trip. You can check out our blog posts about packing: Your Packing Guide for Fall in Tuscany Spring in Italy Packing List How to Pack for a Spring Trip to Tuscany How to Organize Your Suitcase for Stress-Free Travel
  • Can you make one of your group tours private?
    Absolutely! We offer Custom Trip Planning and can use one of our existing trips as the base for your private trip which we'll then customize together.
  • What are the group sizes of your small group tours?
    While most tour companies boast small group sizes of 14-30 people, Creative Edge Travel small group tours have a maximum of just 7 guests. This allows us to have more immersive access into the culture, whether it's visiting our artisan friend in their studio or dining in a tiny "trullo" house. It also gives you more personalized attention and freedom to enjoy the trip the way that suits you best!
  • Is there a single supplement?
    If you'd like to have a private room, yes, there is a single supplement. Otherwise you can share a room to lower your cost! Most tours will automatically match you with a roommate if you book a Double Room and aren't bringing your own travel partner along to room with. If you do not wish to share, simply upgrade to a Single Room which will be private. Some tours, such as Secrets of Southern Italy, do not offer the possibility to be matched with a roommate as it's not possible to have separate beds in those B&Bs. When deciding whether or not to share a room, please consider what would create the best possible experience for you and others rooming with you if you know that you snore, need more personal space, or are a light sleeper. We do our best to match you with someone we think you’d be compatible with, but we of course cannot guarantee you will get along. You will never be matched with someone of the opposite sex. Email questions to
  • What if I don't want to travel with a group?
    No problem! We also offer Custom Trip Planning for a day-by-day itinerary arranged especially for you. If you are planning your own trip but are looking for a few unique experiences to add to your itinerary, take a look at our Italy Immersions!

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