5. From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip
Join this fun day-trip made for 18 to 35-year-old travelers to the Chianti countryside by van, and discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine. 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, your first stop, where you will taste 4 different type of wines, including the famous Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. and a Super Tuscan wine, a 30 year-old balsamic vinegar, and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here, learn how to recognize the different flavors and develop your taste buds together with a wine passionate producer.
Next, drive to your second stop, a local winery located in a stunning area well-known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine and facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. Let the winemakers guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations.
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.
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 ice-cream 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.