Tuscany Semi Private Day Tour With Wine And Cheese Tasting - Florence

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Revel in Tuscanys wine country and hilltop towns on this Privateday trip from Florence. Traveling by luxury minivan with an expert driver-escort, explore the idyllic hill-towns of Montalcino and Pienza, learn about Pecorino Cheese in a local dairy and taste this delicious local produce. In Pienza you will also have free time for lunch. To follow visit a selected winery in the Montalcino area, where you will taste the famous Brunello di Montalcino wine.

Highlights

  • Explore the idyllic town of Montepulciano and sample its vino di nobile wines

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, Montepulciano, Tuscany

The tour begins at 9am from the Piazza della Repubblica where you will meet your driver - guide. From there you will be driven to Montepulciano where you will have time to explore the town, its famous San Biagio Church and the Contucci cellar which boasts more than 1000 years of history. Here you will be able to take part in a wine tasting before traveling onwards to Montalcino, departing at around noon.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Montalcino 564, Montalcino, Tuscany

The first stop on this section of the trip will be Piombaia ( or a similar property) wine farm, where youll enjoy a private lunch and some of the farms own wine. The lunch will include appetizers, a pasta dish and dessert. During lunch you will be able to take part in a wine tasting where youll experience three different types of Brunello wine.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, Tuscany

Next, visit the Renaissance hill town Pienza, which affords incredible views over the Orcia Valley. Pienza is also well known for the cheese produced here and called Pecorino from Pienza, that you may taste in one of the many small and charming shops around the town selling this famous local cheese.Then it is off to the medieval hill town of Montalcino. It boasts beautiful views over the surrounding valleys. You will be able to walk through its charming city centre and see its medieval fortress guided by your driver who will walk with you.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Expert English speaking driver-escort

Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes minivan

Pecorino Cheese Tasting at local dairy

Brunello Wine Tasting in selected Winery

Visit Montalcino & Pienza

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drink, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Comfortable shoes are recommended

Appropriate dress is required to enter some sites - knees and shoulders must be covered

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (children who are under 36 kg/97 pounds or 150 cm/4ft 9 in,must use proper child restraints). We reserve the right to refuse infants or children if we are not notified at the time of the booking and if the car seats brought do not comply with requirements by Italian law.

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

All passengers pay the same rate irrespectively from their age

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to museums, galleries and all related tourist venues as well as indoor bars and restaurants, will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity. This doesnt apply to children less than 12 years old.

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Jun-2022

    Yaris, our guide, was superb. Friendly, fun, knowledgeable and helpful. Views of Tuscany breathtaking. Towns views were Pienza and Monticello which were picture postcard pretty

  • 18-Sep-2019

    This was an excellent tour of the southern Tuscany region. Montepulciano, Pienza, and Montalcino. The winery lunch and conversation was the best I’ve ever had.

  • 17-Sep-2019

    This was an excellent tour of the southern Tuscany region. Montepulciano, Pienza, and Montalcino. The winery lunch and conversation was the best I’ve ever had.

  • 20-Jul-2019

    I cannot recommend this tour enough! We booked through Avventure Bellissime, and everything went off without a hitch. Our driver and guide, Giacomo, was charming, pleasant and very knowledgeable about everything on the tour. He picked us up promptly at the assigned spot in Florence and off we went. He explained a lot about Florence on our way out of town and answered our numerous questions about the area on our drive. Montepulciano was gorgeous and fun to explore. Our first stop was the Contucci winery, where we encountered a real character named Adamo, who has worked there for about 60 years! Then we met Ilaria, who conducted our wine tasting with aplomb. We ended up buying six bottles of the fabulous wine! I highly recommend this winery. Afterward, as we were walking into town, we met another elderly local character, who invited us in to see his copper workshop (Mazzetti). What a treat! Our next stop was Pienza, where we found beautiful views and loads of history. Lastly, Montalcino, my favorite stop. We were seated at a table on the lawn under a huge tree and served a simple and fantastic lunch with various wines included. Our hostess, Angelica, was terrific. The food was outstanding, and the view was incredible. It was the most memorable experience of our trip to Italy! I highly, highly recommend this tour. If you are lucky, you will have Giacomo as a guide!

  • 13-Apr-2019

    A couple of weeks ago, we were scheduled to take this tour in a small group. A couple weeks before the trip, we were notified that not enough people had signed up and were offered the options to cancel, book another one of their trips that day, or pay an additional amount to make it a private tour. We chose the third option. It was expensive, but we had a great day. Our tour guide, Jonathan, was very knowledgeable about the area and provided terrific background history. He also let me have a bit of time to wander the shops, which was fantastic. We had delicious wine and a light lunch and saw some charming villages. The itinerary of the trip is perfect and we would book one of their tours again next time we visit Florence.

  • 10-Oct-2017

    What an incredible and very worthwhile tour of Tuscany. Our guide, Giacomo, was so knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area . He spoke about the history of the surrounding villages and of the wine in the regions. One highlight was when we visited a 1,000 year old winery in Montepulchiano, and our guide was greeted joyfully by the winemaker, Adamo, the winemaker, who then gave us a tour of the wine cellar. There were only four of us in our small group, which was really wonderful - as we were meeting up in the square, we saw several other much larger groups of 20 meeting for their wine tours. The Brunello di Montalcino wines we tasted were so excellent, and our lunch was delicious! We are so happy that we treated ourselves to this amazing day!

  • 10-Oct-2017

    What an incredible and very worthwhile tour of Tuscany. Our guide, Giacomo, was so knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area . He spoke about the history of the surrounding villages and of the wine in the regions. One highlight was when we visited a 1,000 year old winery in Montepulchiano, and our guide was greeted joyfully by the winemaker, Adamo, the winemaker, who then gave us a tour of the wine cellar. There were only four of us in our small group, which was really wonderful - as we were meeting up in the square, we saw several other much larger groups of 20 meeting for their wine tours. The Brunello di Montalcino wines we tasted were so excellent, and our lunch was delicious! We are so happy that we treated ourselves to this amazing day!

  • 21-Jun-2016

    Great experience tasting wines and soaking in the beautiful scenery, efficiently executed by our wonderful tour guide.

  • 21-Jun-2016

    Great experience tasting wines and soaking in the beautiful scenery, efficiently executed by our wonderful tour guide.

  • 06-Jun-2016

    This tour was great! We drove about an hour and a half each way and stopped in the 2 wine towns, as well as Pienza which was between them not on the itinerary, but very cute town!. The wineries were very interesting and the tastings were generous. The second winery was a biodynamic farm and they served us lunch. The wine was really good. We also got free time for about 20 mins in each town to stroll about and see the sights. We even got to go inside an old castle. We also stopped on the side of the road for some great Tuscan countryside photos. Our guide was full of information and was really helpful. No negatives on our experience.

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