The essence of Tuscany tour with wine tasting and lunch
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The essence of Tuscany tour with wine tasting and lunch

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$212.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 11 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Spend a day in the heart of Tuscany, its medieval villages and beautiful countryside
  • Discover the Chianti region: Greve, Monteriggioni, Montalcino and Montepulciano
  • Taste world-famous wines and delicious local products
What to expect

Spend a day in the true heart of Tuscany, visit medieval villages of incomparable charm and discover the ancient traditional production of wine, cheese, cold cuts and excellent meat renowned and appreciated all over the world. Explore the beautiful territory that nature and man have shared for centuries in an unbeatable balance.

Enjoy the journey through the old vineyards and olive groves that characterize the splendid hills of the Chianti territory and reach Greve. You will enjoy the charm of its historic square flanked by open galleries and wander around the characteristic handicraft shops selling typical Chianti products. The experience continues with a stop in Castellina, a picturesque ancient hamlet perched on a hill, where you'll visit a suggestive historical winery. Just outside the village, in one of the most famous vineyards of the area, you will be guided through a tasting of different Chianti wines, extra-virgin olive oil on Tuscan bread, vin santo with locally produced "cantuccini" and lavender honey.

As you proceed along a panoramic road, admire the picturesque village of Monteriggioni, a small medieval jewel still surrounded by its ancient walls. Further on, come across the unmistakable clay landscape of the Crete Senesi, a hilly desert territory that rouses unforgettable feelings. Continuing on, you'll reach an area that contrasts incredibly with the Crete, which is immersed in the green Val d'Orcia (a UNESCO heritage site) in a harmonious hilly landscape dotted with cypresses and interrupted by castles, churches, ancient villages of Etruscan origin and farms all along the famous Via Francigena route.

Here, you'll reach a typical farm, where you will be offered a guided tasting of the renowned Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello and other superb Tuscan wines together with a lunch based on a wide selection of local products and a delicious homemade fruit pie as a dessert. All this is followed by a visit to the cellars and some free time to enjoy the nature around you.

Later on, stop in the medieval village of Montalcino with its characteristic walls enriched with towers and the imposing fourteenth-century fortress that offers one of the most beautiful views of Val d’Orcia. Along Montalcino narrow streets you'll find dozens of wineries and handicraft shops selling local products. Finally, you'll reach Montepulciano, which is enclosed by fortified walls and perched on a hill 600 meters above sea level between Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana. The town is renowned for its Noble Wine obtained from the surrounding vineyards.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Experience in a small group
    • Trip in a luxury minivan
    • Professional English-speaking driver
    • Guided wine and oil tasting in Chianti
    • Guided wine tasting and typical lunch in Montalcino
    • Wine tasting in Montepulciano
    • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in the city center
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    Where

    Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Florence FI, Italy

    Meeting point:
    Pick up at your accommodation in central Florence (if agreed with the local operator) or departure at 8.25am from Piazza della Repubblica, in front of Gilli Caffè.
    What to remember
    • Pick-up service available at your accommodation located in the city center of Florence: please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator at least 48 hours before the tour departure; you can find the contact information on the voucher after booking
    • Please note that a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants apply. Cancellation after confirmation is possible if the minimum number isn't reached. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered another date or an alternative tour or full refund
    • The English-speaking driver leads the tour with general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided tour of the city, nor to provide information inside museums and churches
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended. Access to places of worship requires suitable clothing: shorts, bare shoulders, sandals, hats and sunglasses are not allowed
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    Provider
    sales@caftours.com
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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