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Sip wine while floating above the vines

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 31 reviews.Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Italy

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Experience hosted by Costanza

4 hours
Includes food
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Fly above the countryside with a civil aviation expert

We begin with an intro to the history of ballooning and how it came to be a big part of my life. While my team prepares the balloon, we’ll review flying and safety techniques, then float above Tuscan valleys and medieval towns as we follow the wind to a gentle countryside landing. To cap it all off, we’ll relax over Tuscan food and wine before driving back to our aviation field.

What's included

  • Food
    Breakfast
From $581
/ person
Wed, 2 Sep
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$581 per person
$581 per person

Meet your host, Costanza

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 31 Reviews
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After a stint as a photographer and graphic designer in New York in the ‘80s, I returned to Italy to work in civil aviation and have spent 30 years immersed in my true passion, hot air ballooning.
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Where you'll be

With hot air ballooning we know the departure point but not our landing place! We’ll leave from Associazione Aerostatica Toscana (GPS coordinates: 43 33’52.05” N 11 11’56.32”E) and follow the wind to a safe landing spot in the open countryside before returning to the aviation field.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Johan
April 2019
Stefano’s Hot Air Balloon trip is absolutely brilliant. The breakfast following was a very nice experience too. Choose his trip over any alternative Hot Air experience, you will love it.
Mary Beth
April 2019
Our hot air balloon ride was truly a once in a lifetime experience! Stefano and his crew were magnificent! We felt very safe through out the experience and it was magical floating above Tuscany! We highly recommend this unique adventure!
Janice
September 2018
We had a great time. I am afraid of heights but it was no problem at all. It was so beautiful. Our pictures & video made all our friends jealous! I would do it again. I did not research other hot air balloon rides but a woman in our group did and she chose Stefano over other less expensive groups. Stefano is licensed whereas not all the other operators are. They also take drone video of your ride & offer for sale.
We had a great time. I am afraid of heights but it was no problem at all. It was so beautiful. Our pictures & video made all our friends jealous! I would do it again. I did not res…
Laura
September 2018
Beyond amazing! If you only book one tour while in Tuscany this should be the one. Stefano’s crew made set up look easy and Stefano was a delight! I have a fear of heights but the experience was so amazing and beautiful that I forgot to be afraid. The breakfast at Stefano’s home after the flight felt like we were visiting old friends. The food was delicious and the setting idyllic!
Beyond amazing! If you only book one tour while in Tuscany this should be the one. Stefano’s crew made set up look easy and Stefano was a delight! I have a fear of heights but the…
Hans
July 2018
With my family we had an magnificent experience. Toscane is beautiful. Especially from above. The crew is very professional and work with high (no - risk safety standards) , thats why we felt no fear of ballooning. Just do it !
Sian Ju
November 2017
We had booked a hot air balloon ride with Stefano, but due to bad weather, it was cancelled. We managed to reschedule to a later date, and we were so glad we did! The day started relatively early - and the sun was just rising when we arrived at the take-off location. Captain Stefano greeted us warmly and then focused on getting the balloon ready with his crew of 3 men. We were joined by 2 Brazilian retirees, and though we didn't speak the same language, we had a great rapport with them. It was a cold morning - and there was frost on the ground, but once we got into the basket and took off, the cold was swiftly forgotten. Tuscany from the air was stunningly beautiful. The spectrum of autumn colours took our breath away! Any fear of heights dissipated once we saw the view. The quiet and peace from up in the balloon is something that I'd highly recommend. From that vantage point, it showcases Chianti and her surroundings magnificently. After almost an hour in the sky, we landed safely and softly in another location. After which we proceeded to Captain Stefano's home for breakfast with our new Brazilian friends. I highly recommend this magical ride to anyone visiting Florence/ Tuscany - weather permitting!
We had booked a hot air balloon ride with Stefano, but due to bad weather, it was cancelled. We managed to reschedule to a later date, and we were so glad we did! The day started r…

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  • Wed, 2 Sep
    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $581 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Passengers are welcome to bring cameras and required to wear long pants and flat shoes. No jewelry, bags, or sandals. Pregnant women, children under 7, and those with medical conditions that could be aggravated in the event of a hard landing will not be permitted to fly.
The pilot has the final decision bout all the operation regarding the flight, on the basis of the weather condition proceeding during the flight.
Safety first!

What to bring

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