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Tuscany Taster Tour: Day Trip from Rome with Lunch & Wine

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

Tuscany Taster Tour: Day Trip from Rome with Lunch & Wine

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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From US$ 134.54 per person

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Rome with a trip to picturesque Tuscany. With travel and sightseeing all arranged, you can enjoy the region’s famed wine, food, and scenery all in one day.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
8.5 hours
  • Rome

  • 2 hours
  • Montepulciano (guided tour)

  • Abbey of Sant'Antimo (guided tour)

  • Lunch, vineyard

  • Pienza (guided tour, free time)

  • 2.5 hours
  • Rome

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy a traditional 3-course gourmet lunch with local wine pairings, seated in an authentic vineyard wine cellar
  • Listen to captivating commentary and history about this world-famous region
  • Find peace and stillness at San Biagio church — the perfect respite from the crowds and sounds of Rome
  • Relax with 45 minutes of free time in Pienza to seek out famous locally produced cheeses, wines, and balsamic vinegar
Full description

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 in 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.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Guided tour of Montepulciano (groups no larger than 25 people)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets (where necessary)
  • 3-course gourmet lunch and wine tasting at a Tuscan farm
  • Visit to St. Biagio Church and hill town of Pienza
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meeting time: 07:15 Departure time: 07:30 Meet in the center of Rome's Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk. The nearest metro stop is Flaminio (Line A).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check and comply with the official COVID-19 travel advice and restrictions on each country's government website. The tour provider will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due.
  • A fair amount of walking is involved, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour.
  • Entrance to churches requires appropriate dress. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Entry may be refused due to improper dress.
  • Please note that the itinerary and the venues visited might vary according to season and availability, always offering the same inclusions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 308 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We had an awesome day on our tour to Tuscany. Our guide was informative, funny, professional and made a long day a great one. Our lunch and wine tasting was delicious and there was plenty of food and decent amount of tastings with each course. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and will visit Tuscany again to spend more time. Thanks for a great day!

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June 27, 2022

Wow. The slow life of this region was a nice change of pace from Rome. The scenery is like from a movie. I loved our guides and especially Laura. Laura gave us all the information we were curious about and more. The food at winery was perfect. We could have done without the one stop at a church(where we had to pay to get in). I don’t believe anyone from our bus group even went inside. There are so many more churches in Rome that are free. We could have used that time exploring some of the small villages longer.

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June 25, 2022

Good day trip to beautiful Tuscany. Walked with a guide through a quaint town. He explained the background of the fortifications, some families that are still living there and other history. Had several opportunities to take in the beautiful landscape. Finally off to the lunch/wine tasting which was tasty, although I didn’t care for some of the wine. Definitely recommend!

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June 16, 2022

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