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Hot Air Ballooning Tours

What better way to discover the beauty of Tuscany than from a hot air balloon!! Leaving around 7am a balloon flight will last anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Balloon rides are normally conducted in the Central Tuscany area with a specific location, near Tavarnelle which is in the heart of Chianti . The flights are always done in the early morning though the decision to fly is based on wind direction and weather conditions.

The balloon can also fly quite low and this will give you the chance to see the local farmers clipping their olive trees or seeing to their vines as we coast by down the valley skirting castles and villages that have not changed in centuries. It is a highly cultivated and well cared for landscape that is a pleasure to behold.

Your pilot will be your guide and host your Chianti breakfast where you will enjoy some local products . After touching down to 'terra firma' again you will enjoy a glass of Prosecco and celebrate one of the greatest adventures of your life.

After breakfast the passengers will be driven back to launch site.

We are a balloonists association and we offer balloon ride in Florence and Siena areas to our members.

Hot air balloons capture the imagination and each flight is a unique and magical voyage. An absolute must on your list of life experiences. For safety we fly only on the calmest of conditions and the pilot has the final decision. Ballooning is a not a dangerous sport, we like to keep it that way!!!

Booking

Our personalized tours are tightly restricted in numbers and availability and filled on a first-come basis. Please email us at info@traveltuscany.net to request availability, and if possible also provide alternative dates, the number of people, ages and any other information that you think may be helpful. Of course include all of your contact information. We will email you upon receipt, and hold your reservation for 48 hours, pending your final decision. Reservations are final upon confirmation of availability and subsequent receipt of deposit.

Hot Air Balloning Booking Form

Costs
The cost is € 270 per person, which includes the flight & the champagne breakfast. This cost does not include transport to and from the air pad. The cost per person including pick-up from your hotel in Florence is € 290 per person. Please enquire for for alternate pick-up areas. We are also able to arrange a private driver for you to collect you from your hotel & then after the balloon ride continue on through Chianti to do some wine tasting, visit Siena, San Gimignano or the charming villages scattered throughout the Chianti region.

Discounts for groups of 6 or more will be given. If you decide to cancel, once we have received your signed form, then you will lose your deposit amount. Any cancellation received less than 48 hours beforehand will carry a 50% cancellation fee and your card will be charged. Any 'no show' on the day will carry a 100% fee and your credit card will be charged. Cancellations due to bad weather will receive a full refund and we will do our best to reschedule the date for you.

Personal Insurance
You are required to arrange a valid travel insurance policy before departure, or have healthcare insurance with international coverage.

** Please note that all prices below are quoted considering a pick up and drop off in Florence. We can organise for the driver to come to your villa or accommodation in other areas of Tuscany and prices will be quoted seperately upon request **

Comments from Past Adventurer's

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU !!!!!

We recently returned home and I wanted to express my sincere thanks to you ,your wife and crew for a truly exciting and most enjoyable experience--- flying over Tuscany!!! It was clearly the highlite of our holiday in Italy this year...My entire family sends their thanks not only for a great balloon flight but for the exceptionally,kind and warm hospitality of both you and your wife (and lets not forget your crew)--you all made us feel more like family than just clients!!!!We hope this note finds you all well and happy and we look forward to our next flight over Tuscany --- we still have one son who needs the fun and experience!!!! Look forward to seeing you all in the near future....
Bud - USA

''We would like to again let you know what a spectacular adventure we had on our flight over Tuscany. On all of our travels, the two best adventures have been the mule trip down the Grand Canyon and our flight with you. The memory of that flight will last forever.

You provided a great idea of what to expect though what you didn't convey is what a masterful pilot you are - you did things I didn't think were possible. Our skimming just a foot or so over the wheat fields and then just over that small tree next to that road sign was pure skill. And it is obvious how much you love to fly.''
Erik & Cynthia, June 2003

''You both made the trip special with your warm hospitality and quick witted sense of humor. Africa ballooning can't compare! We greatly appreciate all of your time and effort in making our trip a trip of a lifetime. All my dreams of Tuscany were fulfilled and more. We loved little Montisi and its surrounding villages. The people and the food were simply wonderful. La Romita was a special place for us. We loved being taken care of like royalty by Alberto and his family. Thanks for booking us in such a place where we felt so comfortable and so welcomed. As you said, Life is all about Attitude, and it was easy to adjust our attitude towards the superb lifestyle Montisi has to offer residents and visitors alike.''
Anthony & Toni Barone, June 2003