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From Bistecca Alla Fiorentina for meat lovers to Pappardelle al Cinghiale for those in search of authentic pasta, luxury food tours in Florence cover it all.

After all, Florentine cuisine offers an endless table of treats. While there's already an extensive array of food and drink experiences in this enchanting part of Italy, many food lovers come seeking more opulent choices. Fortunately, finding luxury food tours in Florence isn't as tricky as it once was.

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Top 5 Luxury Food Tours in Florence

Here we've assembled five of the most indulgent food tours you will find within the beautiful "City of Lilies".

1. Eat like a true Florentine

For an exclusive look at how citizens of Florence dine, the Eat Like a Local Private Food Tour is an essential guide. Offering a premier experience, this in-depth tour is 100% personalised to meet the specific desires of those who book.

Around the world, Tuscan cuisine is renowned for its hearty portions and comforting flavours. This private tour takes guests on a walk through Florence to find some of the city’s best-kept culinary secrets. The experience begins at the Sant’Abrogio Market, which has sold food for over 150 years and extends through Borgo Pinti and the Mercato Centrale.

Many authentic flavour sensations await, including the oiled and salted flatbread, schiacciata, the custard treat, a torta della nonna and the acclaimed Tuscan dessert wine. However, those in search of a unique experience can induce in Strega Nocciola gelato or the Lampredotto sandwich that features a cow’s intestine boiled in a green herb sauce.

2. Taste the wines of Tuscany

Florentines have a passion for great wine and those wishing to share their passion will enjoy the Private Wine Tour of Chianti and San Gimignano. The tour takes guests on a private day of wine tasting and dining to Chianti, the picturesque Tuscan region supplying the finest wines to the city.

Lovers of food and wine will appreciate the personalised attention of their expert guide and luxury transportation as they are led among stunning villages and rolling vineyards. World-class wines and fine dining are the order of the day with a three-course Tuscan lunch served on the grounds of a classic winery.

During this exclusive experience, attendees will learn about winemaking while sampling rare vintages at the historic Chianti Classico winery. They can also enjoy exposure to perfect pairings designed to enhance their flavours and try the best local gelato served in all of Tuscany.

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3. Experience VIP treatment in Florence

Those wishing to enjoy the ultimate luxe lifestyle experience of the Florence food scene need look no further than the Private Food and Wine Tasting Tour. Introducing the most select fare in Florence, this food tour takes guests to little-known gems around the city off the well-trodden tourist trail.

Guests will encounter Florence’s local sellers, producers and custodians who uphold the city’s proud culinary experiences. They can also sample a wide range of traditional treats and sweets as they stroll the streets and talk to experts in cheese and wine who are all too happy to share their knowledge and stories. A curated wine tasting will take place, served with platters of crostini and cold cuts before the tour travels to a secret gelateria for scrumptious gelato.

From the romance of the Arno River to the exciting Oltarnato district, guests can enjoy local delicacies while conversing with sommeliers and chefs. To make the most of this experience, arriving on an empty stomach is essential!

4. Enjoy a Night of Fine-Dining

The Authentic Evening Food and Wine Experience offers travellers an enchanting evening on one of our luxury food tours in Florence. In the city, dinner is far more than simply another meal but can be a cultural experience among the locals - especially when led by experts.

Passionate about Florentine cuisine, an experienced guide will lead those taking part in the tour on a culinary odyssey into the evening. Tuscan truffles, pecorino cheese and local meat and olives are waiting to tempt the taste buds as an appetiser before you enter a traditional Tuscan wine bar known as an Enoteca. After an exclusive tour of the wine cellars, small plates are served alongside three select labels.

The next step involves a traditional restaurant dinner for soup and a second course of meat before the tour ends with a classic cup of the best Florentine gelato.

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5. Tours for Teenagers

Finally, younger travellers in their teens with a love of luxury food will find the Private Food Tour for Teenagers offers an elite experience, perfectly tailored to their needs. On foot, our younger guests can enjoy many city sites like the world-famous Santa Croce Basilica and the Sant’Ambrogio neighbourhood. All the while learning about authentic Florentine flavours through its sweet and savoury delights.

The tour is headed up by an expert Food Ambassador, who can unlock the culinary secrets of the city by offering premier access with a regional flavour. Guest learn about everyday Italian life in the city and enjoy private food tastings of pan sciocco (silly bread), cold cuts of meat, vegetable crudités, and cheeses before indulging in the main dish of perfectly cooked pasta.

The highlight of the tour for many is the food challenge. Guests can taste a local dish selected by the Food Ambassador and try to guess its ingredients before enjoying some gelato in the city’s oldest and most revere gelateria. Combining dining delights, fun and unique cultural learning opportunities, this tour is a perfect option for teenage travellers hunting for an exclusive food tour.

Luxury culinary adventures curated to perfection

If you are ready to explore the food scene of Florence in style first-hand, our team at would love to assist. Inspired by unrivalled experiences, enticing recipes from every corner of the world and our passion for food and drink, we have collected the best gastronomic experiences from around the globe.

Simply browse our selection of luxury food and drink experiences in Florence and book online with ready to start your next gastronomic adventure.

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