Tuscany Hot Air Balloon Flight

Tuscany, Italy

From $304.76

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get a bird’s-eye view of the Tuscan countryside on this hot air balloon flight. Departing from San Casciano in Val di Pesa, an expert captain will lift you 2,000 feet (609 meters) into the air. Soak up unparalleled views of Tuscany’s olive groves and vineyards spread out below, as well as quaint villages and stunning castles. Then toast your adventure with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine after descending back down into the countryside.
  • Hot air balloon ride over Tuscany from San Casciano in Val di Pesa
  • Soar over the gorgeous Italian countryside on a scenic flight
  • Enjoy aerial views rolling hills dotted with villas, castles, vineyards, and olive groves
  • Toast the experience with a glass of sparkling wine upon landing

What's Included

  • Expert captain and crew
  • 1 glass of Champagne
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Pick up and Drop off can be arranged after booking, at extra cost.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Province of Florence
    Province of Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany

    The take-off field is chosen by the afternoon, and we communicate it to you. The field can change, it must be the wind, and the weather condition, it is important to wait for the communication. All communications will arrive after 18:00

Start time

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Opening hours

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your hot air balloon tour begins just outside of Florence, in the village of San Casciano Val di Pesa, where your captain and crew meet you at the launch spot. After a brief safety overview, hop aboard the basket and rise up over the Tuscan hillside.

Peer down at a scenic landscape of cypress trees, fruit orchards, and vineyards. From 2,000 feet (609 meters), enjoy unique aerial views of nearby villages, castles and the iconic Tuscan hills that make this one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

Glide back down to the ground and toast your fellow travelers with a glass of sparkling wine.

Balloon Team Tuscany

You will receive the meeting point in the afternoon before your flight, or you can request a pick-up service, we will take you to the hotel, make sure you reserve it, this is not included. The Meeting poin is very close, about 20 minute from Florence, nea San Casciano in Val di Pesa, in the heart of the Chiati Valley. After being greeted by your captain and crews, you will receive a safety briefing before taking off. If you wish, you can help with aeration of the balloon before getting into the basket for your flight. The flight will last circ an hour, you will then be able to savor the excitement while you get up and stand gently up and over the Tuscan countryside. You will sail at a height varying from 500 feet to 3000 feet, depending on the wind of that day. All this will allow you to admire the breathtaking landscape of Tuscany. You'll see gentle hills dotted with pretty Italian villages, cypress trees, dominant castles and abundant vineyards, olive groves and orchards. You will see all that nature will want to show you. It will be a real adventure. Upon landing, we will toast this experience with a glass of sparkling wine! You will then be taken back to the launch site, or if you have reserved the pick-up service, you will enjoy a comfortable transfer to the hotel. You can reserve the transfer service even the day before if you have not yet decided.

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The exact launch spot in San Casciano in Val di Pesa varies depending on wind and weather conditions; you will be notified of your launch spot and itinerary the day before your flight.
  • Pick up and Drop off can be arranged after booking, at extra cost.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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One in a lifetime experience. Viewing Tuscany from the air was absolutely amazing. Guide/owner was great…welcoming, informative, knowledge.
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Breathtakingly MAGICAL!!!
Terra_M, Oct 2022
This tour was PERFECT, from start to finish. Communication for planning was excellent. The driver was prompt and on time, the pilot (Guido) and his team were warm, friendly, and inviting. You can tell they really love what they do; they are just so kind and wonderful. I took this tour with my kids, and they fell in love (and there were even tears of breathtaking appreciation for such scenic splendor). There was a light picnic spread at landing, with assorted Italian pastries and champagne and apple juice.The whole experience was a real-life DREAM! This fulfilled my bucket-list expectations and more! My heart still elates when remembering the feelings and emotions we felt during the experience!
Terrible communication
Michael_T, Oct 2022
After first rescheduling us because of weather conditions (understandable and not their fault), the company refused to refund almost $600 despite failing to disclose that the landing could be dangerous for my pregnant wife. Moreover, the communication during this entire x change from rescheduling to cancellation was abysmal. DO NOT BOOK with this company
Don’t chance it. No shows.
David_B, Oct 2022
Book and paid for our balloon flight with transport from our Florence Hotel. Operator contacted us the morning before asking the pick up address. Sent through the details with hotel name address as an attachment on email. A quick response from Guido asking for the address again, so I typed out in the email. That was at 10.57am the day before the tour and unfortunately the last we ever heard from the operator again. I sent further emails asking for the pick up time at 3.46pm and 7.00pm. Still nothing. We got up early at 4.30am to be ready by 5.00am hoping they had just had an error in sending us the details. Send another email at 6.09am and 7.14am. Nothing….. tried ringing Viator but to no avail. By now had complete sads and red some older reviews and appears this is not a once off. Requested refund through Viator who responded quickly and within a few hours confirmed a full refund. Viator is a great tool and we understand they are not responsible for operators who don’t give a rats backside spoiling people’s plans and holiday. Steer clear of this muppet.
Perfect way to witness the beauty of the Tuscany valley
Tim_L, Aug 2022
One in a lifetime experience. Viewing Tuscany from the air was absolutely amazing. Guide/owner was great…welcoming, informative, knowledge.
Fantastic hot air Balloon Experience…highly recommended!
Hitesh_K, Aug 2022
What a once in a lifetime experience. The hosts made a great effort to keep the whole experience a surprise for my family to the point of asking the other passengers on the pick up not to let on what the excursion was about. From the pick up to arrival at the balloon site, the guides and ride to the sunrise which was breath taking to the landing which was as expected given the explanation at the start. The champagne and breakfast provided and the ride back. I could not fault it, my family were genuinely shocked and loved the experience. It’s worth every penny.
Kajal_P, Aug 2022
It was one of the most magical and beautiful experiences!! The main host of the hot air balloon was knowledgeable, friendly and humble. I would book directly with the company next time. It is less expensive and less likely to be cancelled accidentally.
Hot Air Balloon Tour of Tuscany (Balloon Italia Group)
Ann_C, Jul 2022
It was a beautiful experience and the workers were kind and very helpful! It was surprising to see the sunrise when I believed it would be impossible with the clouds. The views were truly breathtaking and it was a once in a lifetime experience.
WilliamJ_M, Jul 2022
Excellent choice for part of our honeymoon adventures. Wonderfull view, feel secure. Guido gave us great service. Also a couple met there took us back to Florence.
Our Hero, Guido.
Lucy_M, Jul 2022
Absolutely amazing experience. We had a nightmare the night before as we did not book travel with the company and left it too late to organise our own. After having trouble booking taxis with local taxi companies in Florence we reached out to Guido, one of the employees at the Hot Air Balloon company, and our fantastic pilot, asking for help in finding a taxi company that would take us. Even though it was too late to book travel with the Hot Air ballon company Guido went out of his way to organise travel for us to the take off sight. The views from the Hot Air Balloon were beautiful and the flight was great fun and we were also greeted with champagne and breakfast when we landed. Overall outstanding customer service and staff were all lovely. Extremely grateful to Guido and the rest of the crew and we would recommend this experience to anyone.
Balloon trip Hard Landing
Rob_B, Jul 2022
The very early start at 05:30am was rewarded by the most magical balloon ride over Tuscany. As well as the beautiful countryside, we also saw wildlife from the balloon which was a bonus. The pilot was brilliant and the “hard” landing as he described we were about to experience came quickly, but safely. An Amazing pilot and the glass of Prosecco and pastries served at the end of the trip were much appreciated. Highly recommend taking this hot air ballon trip.
Special Experience
Theresa_D, Jun 2022
I really recommend this unique experience in Florence. We had a wonderful experience with a very nice and pleasant guide. Thank you guys so much 😊🙌
A highlight of the trip!
Tara_C, Jun 2022
The experience was beautiful, an absolutely stunning way to see Tuscany, crew was very professional and efficient, morning post flight pastries were delicious too!
Fantastic balloon ride
Nancy_C, Jun 2022
The hot air balloon ride was fantastic! It was well organized and the balloon operator, Guido, explained lots about the balloon operation and how he was navigating. Very peaceful above the trees. I highly recommed this!
Best Father’s Day!
Mor_R, Jun 2022
This was the MOST amazing experience! We had the best time! So beautiful and magical. My kids (10,8) loved every second and felt very excited. The staff were very very professional and kind. I recommend this experience to everyone… just amazing!
The hot air balloon ride...
Jim_E, May 2022
The hot air balloon ride itself was breathtakingly beautiful; but, that’s only part of the story. The entire experience was a great experience. Every aspect was flawlessly executed. This is a memory that will last a lifetime.
A Magical Morning
Gail_N, May 2022
The hot air balloon ride will always be one of my favorite memories of Tuscany. To soar above the clouds and see such a beautiful landscape was quite a treat. The true was smooth and peaceful. Better than I could have imagined.
Extraordinary balloon ride experience!!
Rex_c, May 2022
The balloon ride itself was extraordinary!! We had an amazing balloon pilot who made sure we had the best possible experience! I would recommend this experience to all😊
Best balloon ride ever
MICHAEL_Z, May 2022
Amazing ride amazing team! Best day ever! We highly recommend this trip! U won’t regret it! The men even gave us a table cloth and snacks! So good!
Suzie_H, May 2022
The hosts were so pleasant it made the ride and breakfast even better than they were! Everything was perfect 😁
Best part of the trip to Italy!!
Kay_G, Nov 2021
What an awesome experience!! Best birthday ever! Beautiful clear, blue skies over the vineyards and fields of Tuscany. Balloon pilot, Frederico, was professional and an interesting guide, with his focus on our safety and comfort first. Delightful end to the ride with champagne and locally sourced cheeses, ham and croissants. Highly recommend you book this tour if you can!!