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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: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

2. 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.

From Florence: Tuscany Wine & Food Tour with Guide

3. 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.

From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

4. From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

Join this fun day trip to the Chianti countryside by van. Visit two local wineries and taste their flavorful wines, as well as local produce samples. Walk through the streets of San Gimignano at your own pace, discovering this charming town first-hand. Head straight to a wine-tasting school to taste 4 different types of wines including the renowned black rooster Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines, along with a 30-year-old balsamic vinegar, and truffle extra virgin olive oil. Develop your taste buds together with a wine producer. Move onto a local winery facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. Let the winemakers guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and share the secrets of wine and oil production. At this winery, take the opportunity to buy their local products and wine at a convenient cost to bring back home or to ship to friends and family. Enjoy the Vernaccia white wine and a Chianti Colli Senesi D.O.C.G. In the afternoon, enjoy visiting and spending time wandering through the narrow streets of San Gimignano at your own pace. Shop 'til you drop and enjoy gelato from the world-champion icecream making gelateria. Your departure from San Gimignano is at 3:45 PM with an estimated travel time of 1 hour and 10 minutes. You'll arrive back in Florence at about 5 PM.

Florence Wine Tasting and Tuscan Lunch in a Vintage Fiat 500

5. Florence Wine Tasting and Tuscan Lunch in a Vintage Fiat 500

Take a wine-tasting trip through rural Florence in a vintage Fiat 500, and cruise along winding country roads past Tuscany's famous vineyards. The tour begins with an introduction to the iconic Fiat 500. Acquaint yourself with driving the retro car before driving through Florence in a colorful convoy; often to spontaneous applause and waves from locals and tourists alike. Cruise through Florence's pretty streets, then head into the gorgeous Tuscan hills. Hop out of your Fiat 500 at a 15th-century villa. Take a tour of the grounds and vineyards, and head to the villa's wine cellar for a thorough tasting of the vineyard's award-winning wines and olive oil accompanied by a light lunch of traditional Tuscan delicacies.

Florence: Val d'Orcia Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Florence: Val d'Orcia Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting

The tour departs from Florence and heads into the luscious surrounds of Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site since 2004. As you travel to the first destination of the day, feel immersed in the region’s breathtaking landscapes, which were a source of inspiration for many Renaissance painters. Arrive at Montalcino, a locally owned family-run winery with an immensely welcoming atmosphere. Settle into the winery as if you were at home and learn everything there is to know about Brunello di Montalcino wine, vineyard techniques, the wine making process, wine aging, and how to appreciate wine properly. Enjoy a tasting session of the winery’s wines and try to pick up the flavors that are unique to this region. After the wine tasting, head to the nearby Papal village of Pienza, famous for its delicious Pecorino cheese. Here, enjoy a gourmet 3-course lunch in the colorful gardens of a former convent that dates back to the 15th century. Following lunch, spend some free time exploring the town, wander around its historic center, and visit the famous cheese shops to pick up a tasty souvenir. Continue onto Montepulciano next, the final stop of the tour. Famous worldwide for its Vino Nobile wine, Montepulciano is a quintessential medieval Tuscan village with vast green landscapes marked by rolling hills and castle walls. Follow your guide for a tour of the village’s historical cellar, known locally as the ‘underground city’ and then enjoy another wine tasting session along with a sampling of delicious olive oils and other food specialties. At the end of the tasting there’s enough time to visit the main square to take some photos of the breathtaking landscape before returning to Florence.

Tuscany by Vespa Full-Day Tour to Chianti Wine Region

7. Tuscany by Vespa Full-Day Tour to Chianti Wine Region

Take a ride on the iconic Vespa, through the lush countryside of Tuscany. We will pick you up with one of our comfortable, air-conditioned mini-vans and we'll take you to the countryside, away from the busy city. In just 15 minutes you'll be at the doors of Chianti countryside. Then you will receive an orientation on how to use the Vespa safely, before we head out for our engaging and enjoyable ride. Driving at a relaxed pace along quiet and scenic country roads, you will be offered beautiful views of the rolling hillsides. We will visit different medieval villages in the heart of Tuscany and enjoy the most incredible landscapes. Next, we will stop at a 17th-century villa for a typical Tuscan meal and a guided tour of the vineyards and cellars, with wine tasting and olive oil tasting.

Florence: Evening Wine and Food Tour with Dinner

8. Florence: Evening Wine and Food Tour with Dinner

Begin the tour in the atmospheric but little-visited Oltrarno neighborhood, where you'll meet your guide who is a local foodie passionate about Tuscan produce. Now it's time to get acquainted with the building blocks and key ingredients of Tuscan cuisine. Start at a family-run wine bar with a medieval cellar boasting an impressive 15,000 bottles, and sample a few of them alongside homemade olive oil and local truffle products. As you eat, your guide will explain regional subtleties and what you should be looking for in your food - both here and at home. After this warm up, it's on to the Piazza Santo Spirito, central Florence's most authentic piazza, where locals come every evening to eat in the shade of their beautiful church. You'll stop at another local favorite wine bar for an aperitivo of local wines and Tuscan cold cuts. Now you're ready for dinner. Sit down at a Florentine restaurant to try one of Tuscany's famous soups and a main course that will showcase Florentines' famous love of meat. Since you're in the birthplace of gelato it is a must-do when you are in the city. Take a quick stroll to one of the city's famous gelaterias for a cup or a cone of Italy's most beloved frozen treats. As you explore Florence's delis, restaurants, and eateries, your local guide will tell you the story of Florentine food and how it evolved from humble beginnings as cucina povera, or "poor food," into one of the world's most beloved cuisines.

From Florence: Chianti Day Trip on an Original Vespa

9. From Florence: Chianti Day Trip on an Original Vespa

Cruise along scenic and peaceful roads on a Vespa. Pass through the Tuscan countryside and see working farms. Follow winding roads through chestnut woods, olive groves, and vineyards. The scenic area is also peppered with hidden relics of the past, like old castles, villages, farms, and parish churches. Keep your eye out for these as you ride by on your scooter. Enjoy this experience with your Italian and English-speaking guide, who will take you to small medieval villages situated in the heart of Tuscany. Have the chance to drive an original Vespa or decide to be driven by one of the local partner's expert drivers. The tour along the Chianti hills lasts all day. Think of the avenue of cypress trees immortalized in the typical postcard displayed outside any store in Tuscany. In just such an avenue, you will have the opportunity to stroll and take authentic photographs of the region. You will be guided to a winery for a tasting worthy of all expectations, accompanied by breathtaking scenery, in a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere.

From Florence: Pienza and Montepulciano Guided Wine Tour

10. From Florence: Pienza and Montepulciano Guided Wine Tour

Explore the wine lands and medieval villages of Tuscany with a guide on a day trip from Florence. Escape the “Cradle of the Renaissance” on an air-conditioned vehicle and head to Pienza and Montepulciano. Sample some of the most celebrated Brunello di Montalcino wines.   Transfer to Pienza to explore its Renaissance heart. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Val d’Orcia, and learn about Pienza’s ancient traditions.  Next, go to the village of Montepulciano in the Val d’Orcia where you'll discover stately Renaissance buildings and churches of rare beauty, all set among the vineyards. Have some free time to visit the village before your return transfer to Florence.

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4.6 / 5

based on 6,232 reviews

The trip was loads of fun. Yenna was a great guide and very personable. The two winery we went to were stunning in their own ways. I felt very accommodated as a vegetarian. I only wish there was vegan options available. Made some lovely friends. Was a great addition to our honeymoon trip.

This wine tour was great! Yenna was an awesome tour guide. The bus was air conditioned, the drive was beautiful and the wineries were incredible. I only wish we had visited more than two! Definitely recommend.

Sylvia was very personable and knowledgeable and we enjoyed all aspects of the tour. The food and wine selections were wonderful. We enjoyed the walk from place to place, not too long... just right!

We loved our wine tour! The guides were great and the wine was spectacular! Fattoria Montecchio was our favorite! They served some amazzzzing cheeses! Salute!!

It was an amazing experience. 100% I would recommend it to anyone