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Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

After meeting your guide and boarding the coach, drive to the Chianti region. On the way to the first winery, your guide will share interesting facts and curiosities about the landmarks you will see along the route. Arrive at the first “cantina” of the day, where you will be welcomed by the winemakers. After listening to a brief introduction about the winery’s history and the types of wine made there, join a guided tour of the facilities and nearby vineyards. Learn all about the winemaking process, the materials used to make the barrels, and what it takes to be classified as a “Chianti Classico”. Then, begin your first tasting session of 3-4 different wines. You will hear an explanation of each of the wines that you taste, as well as some tips on how to savor the wine and understand its qualities. The wines will be accompanied by local snacks produced in the region, such as cheese, bread, olive oil, and salami. Jump back on the bus and continue your adventure to the second winery. On the way, make a stop at a scenic lookout to observe a stunning panorama of the Chianti Hills. At the second winery, learn everything about their production methods, what is unique about their wines, and how weather can affect the grapes. Explore the facilities during a short guided tour, and walk through the vineyards. Then, sample another round of up to 3 wines, as the local charismatic wine producer tells you about the peculiarities of each. After some free time, to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings and to take some great pictures, head back to Florence in your comfortable fully-fitted GT bus.

From Florence: Day Trip Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano w/Lunch

From Florence: Day Trip Pisa, Siena & San Gimignano w/Lunch

Experience the wonders of Tuscany on one memorable day. Leave Florence for a 12-hour excursion and see the beautiful landscapes, architecture, and artworks of the region. Treat yourself to some local cuisine, and choose a guided tour in your language to learn even more about the historic area. Reach easily our meeting point by taking the T1.3 tram heading to Villa Costanza. Begin with Pisa and visit its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli. Admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. After your free time in Pisa, head to a typical Tuscan winery in the Chianti Area and enjoy a delicious lunch with some local wine. Explore the city of Siena and visit to Piazza del Campo, where the Palio di Siena horse race is run, and Piazza del Duomo, where you will see the exterior of the magnificent cathedral. Enjoy your last stop in San Gimignano, a UNESCO medieval town, world-known for its Vernaccia di San Gimignano. The system of towers of San Gimignano tells the glories of the powerful families. Between saffron fields and typical indigenous vineyards, the city knows how to offer postcard views.

Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti Experience

Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti Experience

Start in the morning with a tour of Pisa. Have time to admire the cathedral, the baptistery, the monumental cemetery, and the famous Leaning Tower. Add Leaning Tower tickets to your experience. Then move on to a typical winery in the Chianti Hills on the slopes of San Gimignano. Enjoy a Tuscan lunch accompanied by a local wine tasting. Following lunch discover one of the most beautiful medieval villages of San Gimignano, or the "Medieval Manhattan, where you can explore the maze of cobbled streets, small squares, and many local craft stores. Continue on with a panoramic view of the Chianti countryside before arriving in Siena, where if desired, your professional guide will take you to see the most important squares, from Piazza del Campo to the cathedral, passing through the most beautiful contrade that characterizes this city. At the end of the guided tour, choose to have some free time to enjoy a cup of coffee or a panforte (a typical local cake), and to go shopping. Your return to Florence will have a gorgeous sunset in the backdrop, making for a perfect ending to an unforgettable day spent in Tuscany.

From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

Depart Florence and journey to the historic Chianti Classico wine region by air-conditioned minibus while your English-speaking driver explains the stunning landscape where the most famous wines from Italy are produced. Visit two wine estates, with wine and food pairings. Sample 3 of the first wine estate's wines, along with some of the fresh olive oil they produce. Learn more about the unique techniques used to produce wine and get a better appreciation of the local viniculture on a tour of the wine cellars. Continue towards the second wine estate to take a tour of the cellars and compare and contrast their techniques with the first winery. Taste different wines and olive oils produced on the farm, paired with local specialties from Tuscany, such as cheese, salami, cold cuts, and bruschetta.

Tuscany: Day Trip to Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti

Tuscany: Day Trip to Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti

Spend the day discovering many of the main highlights of the Tuscan countryside on this guided tour with a traditional Italian lunch included. Make your way through the rolling hills as you discover the charm of Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena. Your first stop will be Pisa and the Square of Miracles. See the cathedral, baptistery, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. The Leaning Tower is almost 56 meters tall, about 183 feet, and leans at about 4 degrees, making it one of the most famous and iconic buildings in the world.  From Pisa, drive past hilltop hamlets scattered across some of the most beautiful and enchanting areas of the countryside. Arrive at San Gimignano where a traditional Tuscan lunch with wine pairing will be served, if the option is selected. Continue to the preserved medieval village of San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage site often nicknamed the “Manhattan of the Middle Ages” because of its famous tall, narrow towers. Explore the town center and the charming craftsmen shops along the cobbled stone streets and small squares. End the tour in Siena, a hilltop town rich in art and traditions. Stroll the pedestrian historical center and visit the beautiful local cathedral. Take a guided walking tour (if option selected) along the small medieval streets and squares, passing the oldest bank in the world, and the Piazza del Campo.

Florence: S. Gimignano, Siena, Chianti & Wine Tasting Lunch

Florence: S. Gimignano, Siena, Chianti & Wine Tasting Lunch

Embark on a scenic guided tour from Florence to the charming Tuscan towns of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Siena, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stroll around the historic villages and enjoy a delicious Chianti Hills wine and balsamic vinegar tasting. Upgrade your experience with tickets to Siena Cathedral. Start at San Gimignano, the world-famous walled town located on a hilltop, which has remained intact through the centuries and is known for its tall towers, frescoes, and many other works of art. Take around 2 hours of free time to explore the city center. Visit the historical walled hamlet of Monteriggioni. Cross Chianti’s rolling hills to a cozy winery where you can relax and enjoy three wines and balsamic vinegar, followed by a Chianti-style three-course lunch. Enjoy a guided tour of Siena’s historic center (if selected in the option), starting with the 13th-century Basilica of San Domenico. Stroll along the narrow medieval streets of the city, flanked by splendid palaces and historic shops. Pass through the Piazza del Campo and visit the cathedral, if you select the option.  Take some free time in Siena before returning to Florence. The order of the visit may change.

From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti winery

From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti winery

Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience to make your trip special. Choose the lunch option to enjoy a homemade lunch paired with an informal wine tasting at a traditional wine estate in the Chianti wine region. Savor 4 regional wines at lunch and learn about their unique production techniques. Feast on an organic, farmhouse meal while you overlook the rolling vineyards under the Tuscan sun.

From Florence: Siena, San Gimignano & Monteriggioni Tour

From Florence: Siena, San Gimignano & Monteriggioni Tour

Experience the charm of Tuscany on a day trip to Siena, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni from Florence. Try a variety of Chianti wines paired with snacks and admire the picturesque Tuscan hills.  Cross the beautiful Chianti hills as you ride south from Florence in an air-conditioned GT bus. The first stop is at Monteriggioni, a medieval hilltop town that is famous for its intact medieval city walls. After some free time, head to the world famous Siena. Explore the Piazza del Campo, that is known for the Palio Horse Race and for its splendid examples of Gothic civic architecture. Have time to visit the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico.  Arrive in San Gimignano, a medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Take time to wind your way through the narrow streets and admire the lush landscape. Finally, head to the Chianti area and enjoy postcard-perfect landscapes. Conclude your day at a famous wine estate and taste fine Chianti red wine along with homemade snacks.

From Florence: Chianti Half-Day Afternoon Tour

From Florence: Chianti Half-Day Afternoon Tour

Discover the Tuscan wine region of Chianti on a scenic guided tour by van from Florence. Visit a local wine estate, tasting its wines and local produce. Immerse yourself in the surrounding picturesque landscape, with a visit to a medieval village in the region. Reach easily our meeting point by taking the T1.3 tram heading to Villa Costanza. Visit a charming Chianti wine estate, enjoy a guided tour of its wine cellars, and gain an insight into the various stages of wine production. Afterward, enjoy some wine tastings. Visit a winery that not only offers a tasting that even true connoisseurs will enjoy with great pleasure, paired with some Tuscan samples, but you will also get to enjoy the wonderful surrounding landscape, immersed in an enchanting and welcoming atmosphere. Visit a real Medieval architecture village in Chianti hills, enjoy some free time to stroll out, and breathe in the local atmosphere. You'll also have the opportunity to buy Italian wine, Chianti Classico, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese, and herbs to take home.

From Florence: Tuscany Wine & Food Tour with Guide

From Florence: Tuscany Wine & Food Tour with Guide

Journey through the wine-producing region of Tuscany on a guided day trip from Florence. Visit three organic wineries and enjoy lunch with a tasting of local wines, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Take a walk in the medieval town of Greve in Chianti. Start your day trip driving through the Tuscan countryside. Reach the first winery to learn about the winemaking process. Visit the farm, the cellar and learn all of the secrets to making wine. Next, move on to another selected hilltop wine estate, where a wine expert is waiting for you to share facts and anecdotes about the process. Sit down for a light lunch accompanied by the winery's own wines and products.  After lunch, head to Greve in Chianti, for a quick stop in the most representative village of the Chianti Classico countryside. Take some free time to admire the main square before continuing to the final stop, a historical family-owned villa and winery. Admire the views of Florence and one of the most beautiful Italian gardens in the area. Taste the winery’s local products, made with the deepest respect for the cultivation traditions of the region. Compare the products and the philosophies of these three different local winemakers.

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We really enjoyed our Vespa tour through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Our guide, Sam, was so friendly and informative, concerned with safety and with good, clear instructions. We enjoyed wonderful drives to small, historical villages where we were able to explore in our own time and we never felt rushed. The wine tasting was great and the tour of the vineyard was just the right amount of time. We had a small group and everyone was very friendly. Thank you. We would do this again in a heartbeat!

Great fun only slight disappointment was the so called lunch, more like wine tasting with nibbles. Maybe a bit more clearer on what you are providing for lunch, it is a long 12 hour day with an early start at train station to be provided with nibbles. Especially as each stop there is not enough time off food and sightseeing. Sienna walking guide also a bit of waste of time, more learnt on bus by guide.

A lovely day in Tuscany! The transportation was ideal. Our group consisted of 10 people total traveling in two vans. We loved seeing Siena and San Gimignano. The highlight however was our visit to the winery. The lunch was incredible and our host was so welcoming. We loved trying the family wines. A very special experience.

The day tour was wonderful! Mirella, our guide, was amazing, very friendly and willing. The food could be a bit improved. It’s very simple, bolognese penne as main course. Transportation was brand new and very comfortable. There is almost 60 people in our group, so be aware it’s not a small group tour.

we loved the 2nd wine tour. The host was very engaging and made us laugh a lot while we sampled the wines.