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From Rome: Tuscany Guided Day Trip with Lunch & Wine Tasting

From Rome: Tuscany Guided Day Trip with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Leave Rome's hustle and bustle behind and head to Tuscany for the day.Enjoy a guided town of Montepulciano and eat a delicious 3-course lunch with an Italian wine-tasting experience you won't forget. A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you drive towards rolling hills, your expert tour guide will explain Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead.  First, enjoy a walking tour of the hill town of Montepulciano. Take in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next, visit San Biagio, a 16th-century Renaissance church with a travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight and exquisite decorations inside. Just a short drive away awaits a delicious Tuscan lunch. Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine pairings in the wine cellar of an authentic vineyard farmhouse, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino and varieties from the vineyard itself.  Buy your souvenir Tuscan wine here, or wait for the final stop: Pienza. Your tour leader will offer insights, but your time is yours: shopping for pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, wines, and other local specialties, finding the right photo opportunity, or simply wandering the streets like a local. Next, return to Rome in air-conditioned comfort — fulfilled, relaxed, and ready for the next day.

From Florence: Val D'Orcia Tour with Wine Tasting

From Florence: Val D'Orcia Tour with Wine Tasting

Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and embark on an exploration of the Tuscan countryside. Travel aboard your comfortable air-conditioned bus through the Tuscan hills and discover the marvelous Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop at two splendid wineries, wander through medieval towns, and sample the typical products of this enchanted place. Meet your tour leader in the heart of Florence and board your comfortable grand tour coach. Relax as you journey through the gentle Tuscan hills en route to Montalcino. Here, you'll have the opportunity to taste the world-famous Brunello di Montalcino wine at a small but characteristic local winery. Enjoy your free time exploring Montalcino, climb to the top of the town to admire the splendid pentagonal fortress. From there, you'll have the chance to contemplate the picturesque landscape characteristic of this valley: the gentle hills, ancient oaks, picturesque olive groves, vineyards, and cypress trees. Continue your journey to Pienza, a small but beautiful town situated atop a hill overlooking the Val d'Orcia. Needless to say, the view from Pienza is extraordinary. Get lost in the characteristic alleyways of Pienza and take time to observe the lively shops full of typical local products. The last stop of this wonderful tour will be Montepulciano, home to the famous vineyards of Vino Nobile, and known to many for being the location where a scene from the vampire movie "New Moon" was filmed. Here too, you'll have the opportunity to visit a splendid historic winery. Explore the cellars where the wine is stored beneath the ancient walls of the winery and listen to the stories and techniques of wine preservation. With eyes full of wonder, return to Florence aboard your comfortable bus, always accompanied by your expert tour leader who will be ready to answer any questions and curiosities!

Montepulciano: Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour

Montepulciano: Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour

Embark on a fascinating journey through the wine making traditions of Tuscany on a guided cellar tour in the medieval village of Montepulciano. Famous for its noble red wines, the wine region is also notable for the use of quality wood to age the wine. Marvel at the rows of enormous oak barrels from Slavonia, where refined Nobile di Montepulciano wines are stored alongside barrels made from quality French wood. Hear about the sandy tufa soil of the area, where fossils have been found to provide evidence of ancient origins. Pair your wines with bruschetta with extra-virgin olive oil.

From Siena: Brunello di Montalcino Guided Wine Tour W/ Lunch

From Siena: Brunello di Montalcino Guided Wine Tour W/ Lunch

Enjoy the beautiful Tuscan landscapes on the way to the famous wine hill of Montalcino with your guide. Learn about the process and passion involved in creating the famous Brunello Wine, and enjoy a local lunch. First, walk in the vineyards and explore the cellars where the wine is produced and aged before enjoying an introductory tasting of the world-famous Brunello wine. Then visit the hilltop town of Montalcino. See the town's medieval fortress, and spend time browsing the shops and streets. Take in the incredible views of the valleys and vineyards below. Next, enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch at a family-run winery, accompanied by the delicious wines produced at the facility. Next, continue to the stunning and ancient Benedictine Abbey of Sant'Antimo, a special place set in a breathtaking landscape. In the afternoon, visit a third winery where you’ll get a detailed description of the wine-making process. Learn how the vines are cared for and about the long aging process in oak barrels. After visiting the cellars and getting to know the winemakers, you’ll sit down for a final tasting before the return drive to Siena.

Montalcino: Brunello Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Tuscan Castle

Montalcino: Brunello Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Tuscan Castle

Join a wine-tasting experience and enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch in the setting of a medieval Castle in Montalcino. Walk in the vineyard with an expert sommelier and take in the views as you learn about traditional wine-making. Taste 3 different local wines before sitting down for a 3-course lunch. Meet your sommelier and stroll together in the vineyard during which you hear the history of the castle and its family. Admire the beautiful Tuscan landscape and learn more about traditional high-quality wine production methods and techniques. Enjoy your exclusive guided wine tasting of 3 local wines with some Tuscan snacks. During the wine tasting, you will taste three of the most important and world-famous Tuscan wines, such as Sangiovese IGT or Brunello di Montalcino. The professional sommelier will provide in-depth explanations about what you taste and the uniqueness of these Italian wines. After, sit down to eat a typical Tuscan 3-course lunch. The lunch menu is composed of a selection of cold cuts & cheeses, hand-made pasta with sauces, and dessert with coffee. A vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if desired.

Montalcino: Guided Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Montalcino: Guided Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Discover a local winery in Montalcino on a walking tour through the vineyards. Learn all about their philosophy and working methods as you stroll around and enjoy the view. Enjoy a wine experience and ask any questions you might have about Tuscan wines. After the vineyard tour, we will see the grape processing area and visit the cross-vaulted cellar. You will learn about grape and wine processing and why wine ages differently, like in wooden barrels or amphora. Now you have the perfect basis to taste our wines at a tasting in the tasting space or on the terrace. Seated at a table, we will serve 6 wines in 3 flights. After a short introduction to each flight, you can taste the wines independently. You can choose between 4 different tasting options: Dynamic Brunello Cru Tasting: This tasting concentrates on our Brunelli and its different single vineyards. • 6 Brunelli: 1 vintage Brunello, 3 Brunello Cru & 2 Brunello Cru Riserva • Signature Corte Pavone Tasting: Get the perfect overview of the Corte Pavone range and learn how we produce so many different wines from one grape variety, Sangiovese. • Le Perle di Pavone Spumante, Rosso di Montalcino, Levante, Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello Cru, Brunello Cru Riserva • Maremma & Montalcino Tasting: If you want to discover how different two wine regions with only 70 kilometers of distance can taste, this is the tasting for you. Here you can taste wines from our winery Valdifalco from Maremma and from Corte Pavone from Montalcino. • 6 selected wines to show the terroir and the differences between our wineries • Signature Valdifalco Tasting: With this tasting, you can fully experience the Maremma region and our there located winery Valdifalco • 6 wines that perfectly reflect the terroir and uniqueness of the Maremma region •

Montepulciano: Winery Tour and Tasting

Montepulciano: Winery Tour and Tasting

Head into the heart of Montepulciano to a historic underground cellar dating back to the 16th century. Learn about the cellar and admire its impressive vaults and tunnels which create a charming setting for the experience. Next, enjoy a tasting of premium wines with an expert sommelier. Sample some of the cellar's most prestigious wines, and learn about the different flavors. The tasting session includes four of the most well-known wines of the region, including Rosso di Montepulciano DOCG and Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. The wine is also accompanied by some delicious snacks, so you can taste the very best that Tuscany has to offer.

Montepulciano: Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Typical Winery

Montepulciano: Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Typical Winery

Enjoy an exclusive 1.5-hour wine tasting experience and typical Tuscan lunch in an elegant, ancient wine cellar in Montepulciano. Together with an expert sommelier, discover the cellar vaults and tunnels dating back to the 14th century Discoer the various steps in wine production. Then, take part in an exclusive wine tasting experience combined with a variety of delicious snacks. Sample four local wines including the world-renowned Rosso di Montepulciano DOCG and Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, as well as some local Tuscan products. Afterward, enjoy a full typical Tuscan lunch comprised of cold cuts, cheeses, and a seasonal pasta dish.

Montalcino: Guided Winery Tour & Gourmet Tasting

Montalcino: Guided Winery Tour & Gourmet Tasting

Learn about viticulture in the picturesque vineyards of Montalcino. Join your guides along the Brunello Cru path through the vines, as they show you different terroirs and introduce you to the philosophy and biodynamic approach of these vineyards. Enjoy a tasting of 6 wines with food pairings. Meet your guides and head down the Brunello Cru path. The path leads to the cross-vaulted cellar, where the wines can mature in a balanced way. Learn about the different steps of winemaking and why wine ages in wood, concrete barrels, or amphoras. After the detailed tour, a nicely arranged table awaits you in the tasting room. During a guided tasting, enjoy 6 wines in 3 flights. Each of the wines will be paired with a specially created gourmet bite. Discover how harmony with nature can influence tastes. For this wine experience, you can choose between 2 tasting options: Dynamic Brunello Cru Tasting: This tasting concentrates on Brunelli and its different single vineyards. • 6 Brunelli: 1 vintage Brunello, 3 Brunello Cru & 2 Brunello Cru Riserva • Signature Corte Pavone Tasting: Get the perfect overview of the Corte Pavone range and learn how so many different wines from 1 grape variety can be produced in Sangiovese. • Le Perle di Pavone Spumante, Rosso di Montalcino, Levante, Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello Cru, Brunello Cru Riserva

From Siena: Pienza and Montepulciano Small-Group Tour

From Siena: Pienza and Montepulciano Small-Group Tour

Travel along one of the most panoramic roads in Tuscany, driving the characteristic moonscape of the Crete Senesi en route to the medieval hamlet of Pienza in the Val d’Orcia valley. One of the first towns to be entirely planned on paper by important architects and artists of the time, Pienza was commissioned by Pope Pius II - the humanist pope - to help him renovate his native town and bring it to new splendor. A wholesome lunch, based on fresh local ingredients will be waiting on a beautiful terrace (weather permitting) at a local farm. Continue in the afternoon to Montepulciano, one of Tuscany’s largest hill towns. Under the dominance of Siena in the Middle Ages, and Florence during the Renaissance, today it is renowned for its wine. See influences from both towns in the architecture and art of the historic center, located on a steep hill with beautiful views of the Tuscan and Umbrian border. Go to the main Piazza Grande, tour one of the many wineries carved out of the earth below the city and discover some of the palaces of the noble families that once lived here. Taste the Vino Nobile local wine and continue to explore the palaces, churches and streets on your own. As you follow the route of the main road downhill, imagine how hard the “Bravio delle Botti” festival must be; a competition to race wine barrels from the bottom to the top of the hill!

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BEST TUSCANY TOUR. If you are looking to see & experience the true sights of Tuscany this is the tour to book. Marco was incredible at taking us off the beaten tracks to the best photo spots in Tuscany. He went above and beyond to even providing his own camera for photo taking and takes really amazing photos for his guests. Truly a magical experience thank you so much for this opportunity to capture the amazing views of Tuscany which we previously did not get on the typical group tours we previously went to since those bus tours won't be able to stop along the scenic route or take you to these places for photos. The car was super comfortable and Marco is very considerate to understand all his passengers' needs. Drive was great and smooth, only wished this could be longer 😉

Fantastic guide! Extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the region and the wine, and very personable. The van was fine, just little tight for 9 people. Beautiful wineries and 2 other beautiful stops. Delicious wines and an excellent lunch. It was a wonderful experience; pricey, but we felt it was worth it.

Beautiful experience in the Tuscan countryside - we had a private tour of the vineyard estate which was informative and very well run, and then a delicious and relaxing meal between the vines. The wine selection was great and very generous!

The tour and wine tasting was excellent! The guides and wine makers are very friendly and knowledgeable. The wine cellar is rich with fascinating history and the wine was very good. Would recommend!

Everything is excellent! Claudia is a great person and guide: the best! The bus is very comfortable, the driver Luca has excellent handling. Super recommended!