Day trip

From Rome: Tuscan Wine Tour and San Gimignano

From Rome: Tuscan Wine Tour and San Gimignano

Activity provider: Italy on a Budget Tours

From US$ 191.38 per person

Take a day trip to Tuscany from Rome and enjoy two wineries, amazing scenery, and a visit to San Gimignano. Join a fun trip with travellers aged 18-39 and discover why the region is famous for its wine and cuisine.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel on a high-speed train from Rome to Florence
  • Meet people of the same age on a fun-filled wine tasting tour
  • Try up to 7 different types of wine at 2 local wineries
  • Sample Tuscan extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Discover San Gimignano with free time to explore the medieval town
Full description
Depart from Rome at approximately 7:30 AM on a 1.5-hour journey by high-speed train to Florence. Once in Florence, come directly to the meeting point just a 5-minute walk from the train station. Meet your guide and start the exciting trip to Tuscany by departing from Florence at 9:45 AM. Your first stop will be at a winery and Tuscan wine tasting school where you will taste four different types of wine including the famous Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, and Super Tuscan wine. Learn how to recognize the different flavors in a fun-filled class to develop your taste buds with the help of a passionate wine producer. You'll also try a 30-year-old balsamic vinegar and delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil.  The second stop will be at a another local winery in a beautiful area well known for the production of DOCG Vernaccia white wine and with views of the famous towers lining San Gimignano. The wine makers will guide you through the vineyards and cellars as they share the secrets of wine and oil production. Enjoy three wines from the winery including the famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè wine, and a Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG. You’ll also have the opportunity to buy local products and wine at a great price to bring back home or ship to friends and family. In the afternoon, you will be free wander through the narrow streets in one of the most beautiful medieval town of Tuscany, San Gimignano. Enjoy shopping in the local stores and check out the tower-filled skyline while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria. Maps will be provided from your tour guide who will also share tips about the best places to visit in town. You’ll then arrive back to Florence at approximately 5 PM to take the train back to Rome for arrival by 7:30 PM.
Includes
  • Return high-speed train from Rome
  • Transport by minivan or coach to Tuscany
  • English-speaking tour guide from Florence
  • Scenic drive in the Chianti region
  • 2 winery visits
  • Up to 7 wine tastings
  • Extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting
  • Tuscan snacks during the tasting
  • Free time to discover San Gimignano
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Children under 18 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    Meeting point

    You will travel by train independently from Rome to Florence and back (tickets included). You will then meet your guide at the tour departure point in Florence. You will receive further instructions in your email with the train tickets.

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    Know before you go

    • Make sure you have a big breakfast before coming on the tour
    • Lots of wine is involved and an empty stomach is not recommended
    • This tour is strictly over 18’s only — no children allowed
    • Stated times are all estimated and are subject to change due to road conditions and traffic
    • Departure guaranteed with a minimum of 4 people and maximum of 60 people (not a small group tour in high season)
    • You won't meet your guide in Rome but will travel independently by train from Rome to Florence (tickets included)
    • If you wish to take a later train back to Rome and stay longer in Florence, please make this request when booking

    Product ID: 320688