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Florence: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

1. Florence: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Get to know Florence at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Florence’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start your tour at the imposing Church of Santa Maria Novella. Visit the Basilica of Saint Mark with its mesmerizing facade. Photograph the San Lorenzo church which is more than a church and admire Florence's Cathedral with its unique architecture. The Piazza della Signoria will amaze you, it is one of the characteristic symbols of Florence. Arrive at Santa Croce where Michelangelo and Galileo are buried. Pass by the famous Galleria degli Uffizi. Admire the Ponte Vecchio, the picturesque medieval arch bridge. See the Ponte Santa Trinita, and finish up at the Piazza della Repubblica, a spot that is always busy and enchanting.

From Florence: Chianti Self-Guided Vespa Tour with Lunch

2. From Florence: Chianti Self-Guided Vespa Tour with Lunch

Cruise through the Tuscan countryside in an eco-friendly way with an electric Vespa rental from Florence. Download a smartphone app with a planned route and set off on a self-guided adventure. Enjoy a typical lunch at a trattoria (an Italian eating establishment) in Greve in Chianti. Get on your E-Vespa and enjoy a day in the Tuscan countryside. Guided by your app, drive along the winding roads of Chianti, admiring the hills and historic villages along the way. Pass by vineyards, olive groves, and fields of cypress trees. Explore the charming town of Montefioralle immersed in the heart of Chianti with dreamlike views. Explore the peace of one of the most ancient villages in the area and stop to walk on its stone-paved alleyways. Just a few kilometers away, Greve in Chianti awaits you, famous for its triangular-shaped square and arcades and where you can soak in the typical atmosphere of a medieval village. Take all the time you want to stroll the streets of the lively town, discover colorful artisan shops, and enjoy a typical lunch. Savor the specialties of the Tuscan cuisine. Continue your journey in the Chianti region through a panoramic road before arriving back in Florence.  

Bologna: Self-Guided Food Tasting Tour with Vouchers

3. Bologna: Self-Guided Food Tasting Tour with Vouchers

Discover the secrets of the city’s cuisine with a food tasting tour of Bologna. With a map and a set of vouchers for local food samples, taste your way through the city at your own pace. Enjoy a self-guided food tour, wander the narrow streets of the old town, take breaks for photos, and explore the points of interest suggested by the map. Collect tastings of local and traditional food along the way. Try handmade chocolates, delicious ice cream, and the famous Tigellone with typical ragù sauce, while adults will also receive a glass of wine, a coffee, and a parmesan sample. Each voucher says what it includes and where to use it, and you can scan the QR code to follow the path on google maps.

Siena Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

4. Siena Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Explore the top sights in Siena with an interactive smartphone tour. Stroll through the city solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. See the rose window and elaborate façade of Siena Cathedral and view the facinating architecture in Piazza del Duomo. Solve puzzles outside of ten Siena attractions. Follow clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Uncover interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want. You can start the activity any time, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour from the much-photographed Duomo! Visit the unique Baptistry of St John with its facade still under construction, you will still encounter the famous hill of the imposingness of Palazzo Piccolomini. Take a picture of the small central square Loggia del Papa and let yourself get lost in the Torre del Mangia, which when built was one of the tallest secular towers in medieval Italy. Visit the breathtaking Palazzo Pubblico. You will also pass by the Palazzo Buonsignori with its unique and world-renowned exhibits. Admire the exhibits of Santa Maria della Scala, once an important city hospital dedicated to the care of abandoned children, the poor, the sick and pilgrims. The Facciatone of Siena will fascinate you and your camera with its panoramic view! See, walk and relax in Piazza del Campo, considered one of the largest medieval squares in all of Europe. Known for its beauty and architectural integrity, it will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

From Lucca to Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour

5. From Lucca to Pisa: Self-Guided Bike Tour

Follow the Serchio River and cycle along scenic country roads on the way to the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa on this family-friendly self-guided tour. This easy/intermediate journey starts in Lucca and follows secondary country roads all around the Monti Pisani. Cycle down 33 kilometers of dirt and asphalt roads with the extra help of a hybrid or e-bike. Bikes are fitted with a phone holder, making it easy to follow the GPS directions on the application. The journey to Pisa takes between 2 to 4 hours. After approximately 20 kilometers, stop at San Giuliano Terme for a refreshing drink in the charming central square in front of the Spa. The itinerary ends in Piazza dei Miracoli, in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Return to Lucca on a direct route by bike or on a 25-minute train ride. The bikes fit easily into the train's storage wagons and train tickets can be purchased in advance from the local partner.

Florence: E-Vespa Rental with Smartphone Tour and Tasting

6. Florence: E-Vespa Rental with Smartphone Tour and Tasting

Cruise through the hills of Florence in an eco-friendly way with this electric Vespa rental. Download the included app to your smartphone and set off on a self-guided adventure. Enjoy a wine and local products tasting experience at an authentic Tuscan establishment. Pickup your Vespa rental and put the provided helmet to begin your tour. Make your way in style through the hills of Florence and cover more ground in less time. Use the provided app to uncover sights like Fiesole, which is known for its historical Roman Theatre, its natural paths, its medieval buildings, and its Villas. Take in spectacular views of Florence and the valley below. Reach Piazzale Michelangelo, a terrace overlooking the city that offers sweeping views of the city's roofs, monuments, and the winding Arno River. Finally, end your route by descending through the scenic Viale dei Colli. savor local flavors at food and wine bar in the heart of the charming Oltrarno district. Indulge in a glass of classic Tuscan wine paired with regional cold cuts and chesses. Return the Vespa to the rental office at the end of your tour.

Lucca: Self-Guided Tour by Bike

7. Lucca: Self-Guided Tour by Bike

Avoid the restrictive itineraries of organized sightseeing tours and explore the historical center of Lucca independently. Rent a bike for the day and discover the main monuments without the stress of planning. Pedal at your own pace as you explore the city walls and see landmark attractions such as the Basilica of San Frediano. Continue to Piazza dell'Anfiteatro to look at the basilica church of San Michele in Foro. Cycle to Piazza Napoleone and Piazza del Giglio, where highlights include the historic Teatro del Giglio. End with a visit to the monumental Duomo di San Martino. 

Florence: Best City Attractions Self-Guided Audio Tour

8. Florence: Best City Attractions Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover the majesty and culture of Florence, its fashionable shopping streets and its quirky, breathtaking, hidden gems with a handy and informative digital guide. This state-of-the-art, self-guided sightseeing app uniquely combines public transportation and walking tours with high-quality audio narration available in 6 languages, rich visuals, helpful text, and offline navigable mapping to transform your smartphone into an intelligent assistant and reliable travel companion. Experience the city at your own pace, while discovering more than any guide could ever tell you. Thanks to local storytellers, you can enjoy over 80 points of interest in the city, plus seek out the best photo-spots and free Wi-Fi areas. Highlights include: - Florence's Cathedral - Uffizi Gallery - Accademia Gallery - HolyCross Basilica (SantaCroce) - HolyCross Square - Ponte Vecchio - Galileo Galilei's House - Santa Maria Maggiore - Gate of St Nicholas - Cappella Pazzi - Fish's Lodge - The Great Synagogue - Piazzale Michelangelo - Medici Chapel - Boboli's Garden

Bologna: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

9. Bologna: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Explore Bologna with an interactive smartphone tour. Immerse yourself in the city while solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Marvel at the two leaning towers  Asinelli and Garisenda. Admire the 12th-century Santissimo Salvatore church. Solve puzzles outside of ten Bologna attractions. Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Uncover interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want.  You can start playing anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour at Towers of Bologna. Visit the Biblioteca Salaborsa with its unique archives. Photograph the municipal complex of Palazzo d'Accursio and the chapel and admire the Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita with its original Gothic style and lifelike sculptures. Then head to the Salina Palace and Osteria Le Sette Chiese for some unbeatable photo opportunities. Admire the beautiful Piazza Minghetti and the interior of Basilica di San Domenico. The small but miraculous Oratorio dello Spirito Santo is well worth your time, and the icing on the cake is the Church of the Holy Savior.

Lucca: Self-Guided Bike Tour to the Wine Roads

10. Lucca: Self-Guided Bike Tour to the Wine Roads

Set off on a day trip in the typical Tuscan countryside with its ups and downs on this self-guided bike tour from Lucca. At the shop, you'll receive instructions to follow from a customized itinerary on a free app for mobile and all accessories to safely enjoy your journey. Following local roads, you'll first visit the famous historical villa area by cycling next to Villa Oliva, Villa Grabau, Villa Reale, and Villa Torrigiani. Then, proceed to the wine roads from Lucca hills up to the beautiful hamlet of Montecarlo. Ride your bicycle on local roads passing wineries, small farms, olive groves, and enchanting views. Get recommendations on where to stop to have the best Tuscan lunch or to taste quality local wines. The way back will be easier, first downhill and then flat by secondary roads up to Lucca.

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A great immersion in Chianti! We walk without constraints, the landscapes are magnificent and as the electric Vespa does not make noise we can talk to each other easily I recommend 100%

Lovely way to see the main sites at your own pace. We only had one day in Bologna so wanted to make the most of it and this scavenger hunt was just fabulous.

Brilliant way to learn about and explore the city at your own pace. Myself and my partner had an absolute blast completing this throughout the city

für den preis echt beeindruckend. die rätsel waren sehr gut und alles (inkl. netter und schneller kundenservice) hat top funktioniert.

ein sehr interessantes konzept, für den preis alle erwartungen getoppt