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Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

1. 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 landmarks 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 4 different wines. You will hear an explanation of each of the wines that you sample, 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 salumi. Board the bus and continue 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 about their production methods, what is unique about their vines, 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, head back to Florence.

From Florence: Chianti Half-Day Afternoon Tour

2. 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. 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.  You know the typical cypress avenue printed on every postcard in any gift store, right? Well yes, you will get to walk on one of these avenues and take memorable photos of authentic Tuscany. Visit a winery that not only offers a tasting that even true connoisseurs will enjoy with great pleasure, paired with samples of sliced cold meats, bruschetta, and salami, but you will also get to enjoy the wonderful surrounding landscape, immersed in an enchanting and welcoming atmosphere.  Visit a real Medieval 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 wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese, and herbs to take home.

From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

3. 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.

Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

4. Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

Experience Florence from an open-top double-decker tour bus. Hop on and off where you please or relax on board with insightful multilingual audio commentary. Enjoy 2 lines and choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour tickets. Explore this Renaissance city built on the banks of the river Arno. Feel the sunshine on your face on the open-top bus and admire the views of the Arno, Piazza Indipendenza, Porta Romana, and more. Line A This line goes through Florence city center and the entire route lasts approximately 1 hour. Stop 10 Santa Maria Novella Train Station (in front of the luggage storage) Stop 11 Libertà Stop 12 Donatello Stop 13 Beccaria Stop 14 Santa Croce Stop 15 Teatro Verdi Stop 1 Ferrucci Stop 2 Michelangelo Stop 3 Galileo Stop 4 Villa Cora Stop 5 Porta Romana Stop 6 Piazza Tasso Stop 7 Porta San Frediano Stop 8 Rotonda Barbetti Stop 9 Piazza Indipendenza Line B (currently suspended) Line B focuses on Florence and Fiesole. The bus includes stops at Fiesole, a famous Etruscan hillside city with breathtaking views of Florence. The entire route takes 2 hours. Stop 1 Michelangelo Stop 2 Ferrucci Stop 3 Demidoff Stop 4 Grazie Stop 5 Zecca Vecchia Stop 6 Lungo l'Affrico Stop 7 Righi (ostello) Stop 8 San Domenico Stop 9 Regresso Stop 10 Fiesole Stop 11 Regresso Stop 12 San Domenico Stop 13 Righi (ostello) Stop 14 Stadio Stop 15 Matteotti Stop 16 Libertà Stop 17 La Pira Stop 18 Leopolda Stop 19 Piazzale delle Cascine (suspended in winter) Stop 20 Shelly Cascine (suspended in winter) Stop 21 Vittorio Veneto Stop 22 Curtatone Stop 23 Soderini Stop 24 Tasso Stop 25 Porta Romana Stop 26 Machiavelli Stop 27 Galileo

From Florence: Chianti Wine Tour with Tasting

5. From Florence: Chianti Wine Tour with Tasting

Explore the rolling hills of the Chianti Wine region on this guided tour from Florence. Get away from the noise and crowds of the city on a relaxing afternoon in the world-famous Tuscan countryside. Soak up the atmosphere created by its small villages, vineyards and gentle hills.  Transfer in an airconditioned bus from Florence and make your way to a rustic Wine Estate, in the heart of vineyards, where you will be greeted by the owners and offered an appetizing “crostini toscani” pate snack, home-produced olive oil, and a tasting of Chianti wine. Immerse yourself in the wine-crafting process on a guided tour of the estate's bottle-lined cellars. Breathe in the aroma of wine fermenting in wooden barrels and learn all the secrets of wine creation process. Continue to a spot surrounded by olive trees, gentle hills, and vineyards for another rich wine tasting experience. Pair your wine with regional products and be taught some tips on how to be sommelier by the owners of the wine estate. 

From Florence: Siena and Chianti Wine Tour

6. From Florence: Siena and Chianti Wine Tour

Escape bustling Florence and discover the regional wines of Siena, Monteriggioni, and Greve in Chianti, with a guided bus tour. Taste test Chianti Classico and extra virgin olive oil, learn about the winemaking process with a winery tour, and marvel at the historic city walls of Monteriggioni.  Enjoy a bus ride from Florence to Siena, marveling at the picturesque countryside and surrounding medieval villages. Tour a winery, taste test a glass of wine, and sample virgin olive oil. Pass through the streets of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni before returning to Florence.

From Florence: The Best of Chianti

7. From Florence: The Best of Chianti

After meeting your driver and guide at the Piazza Santa Maria Novella at 2:30 PM, it’s off to Chianti for a wine-filled day that’s the perfect break from energetic Florence. Your first stop is to a rustic wine estate, where the owners will show you through the vineyards and cellar to unlock the secrets of winemaking. Enjoy a tasting of some of their best Chianti wines, as well as a snack centered around their home-produced olive oil. Next it’s off Greve in Chianti, one of the best-known Italian wine villages, famous for its quaint charm and sought-after wine. After exploring the winding alleways, medieval buildings, and artisanal shops, it’s off to yet another vineyard. In the heart of olive groves and grapevines, participate in another wine tasting, the owners of the vineyard helping you improve your sommelier skills.  After the tasting, you’ll head back to Florence, ready to embrace the bustle of the city after a respite in the country.

Uffizi Gallery & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

8. Uffizi Gallery & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Admire world-famous paintings that you have seen in books and on television during a 1.5-hour guided, on your own tour, or from the ticket-only entrance to the Uffizi Gallery. Learn about the artists’ crafts and their techniques and tools. Seeing these masterpieces of the period up close, come to understand why Florence is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Personalize your museum experience. There is no need to rush off at the end of the guided tour. Remain in the museum as long as you wish to admire your personal favorites. This combined tour also comes with a hop-on hop-off open-top sightseeing bus ticket that’s valid for 24 or 48 hours.

Best of Tuscany Full-Day Scenic Tour from Florence

9. Best of Tuscany Full-Day Scenic Tour from Florence

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the towns, villages, and countryside of Tuscany on a full-day private excursion from Florence, and travel back in time to the days of the Romans, Etruscans and Middle Ages. You will start by driving to Pisa, a gentle town that recalls the days of the Pisan Republic. The focus will be on the astonishing Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), home to the medieval Duomo, Baptistery, and legendary Leaning Tower. Continue to the Etruscan village of San Gimignano, famous for its Vernaccia wines and medieval towers. Stroll the narrow streets of this pearl of Middle Aged Tuscany, before driving to the walled settlement of Monteriggioni, built in the 13th century by the Sienese to keep watch over the Roman Via Cassia from its hillside location. Siena is the next stop, where you will tour the romantic center, best known for the annual Palio horse race in the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo. The city’s medieval skyline is dominated by the Gothic cathedral and taut needle of the Torre del Mangia. Also not to be missed is the Palazzo Pubblico, home to an important museum, and a great work of architecture in its own right. On the way back to Florence, see the charming Chianti area, characterized by rolling hills dotted with vineyards, cypress trees, olive groves, and small hamlets. You will stop at Panzano and Greve, 2 of the most beautiful Chianti towns. And, time permItting, break at a winery to taste world-famous Chianti wines and locally produced extra virgin olive oils.

From Florence: Rome by High-Speed Train & Vatican Museums

10. From Florence: Rome by High-Speed Train & Vatican Museums

Enjoy this independent tour departing from Florence by high-speed train and visit Rome, a chest full of history, charm and beauty, a city with a thousand faces. You can take the Hop On Hop Off bus on the stop close to the Termini train station and visit Rome and its wonderful monuments. Get off at the Stop n. 6 (Vatican) and walk towards the Vatican Museums passing by Castel Sant'Angelo. Enjoy and get lost in its immense artistic heritage where you will admire the Sistine Chapel with its frescoes and the famous Last Judgment of Michelangelo. After this impressive visit discover many other monuments and points of interest of the city as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna, the Victor Emmanuel II Monument called “Altare della Patria” within others. Later, if you prefer you can visit the Colosseum, probably the most famous building in Ancient Rome, if you prefer, with the same ticket you can visit the Roman Forum or just walk along Via dei Fori Imperiali, where time seems to have stopped and its monuments and archaeological sites transform a simple walk into a fantastic blast from the past. Then head back to the termini Train Station for your departure to Florence.

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4.4 / 5

based on 9,986 reviews

The tour guide arrived at the pickup point 30 mins early so don't worry if you arrive earlier and can't see anyone. The driver and guide were both excellent. The two wine tasting presentations were superb from both content and presentation terms. Recommended.

A really lovely way to spend the day, and by far the most efficient way of getting around Tuscany without feeling rushed. The driver Massimo was excellent, very knowledgeable and very friendly.

It was an amazing experience especially with the great tour guide. I learnt a lot about wine making, wine appreciation and Extra virgin Olive Oil. I will do this all over agin

Amazing trip with Giya and Luca - fabulous vineyards visited and the travelling isn’t too long. Met some very friendly people on The trip too. 10/10 highly recommend

Great experience with the wine tasting in two wineries