Taste Of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine And Lunch From Florence

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Treat your taste buds on a full-day Chianti wine and food tour from Florence and sample some of Tuscany’s finest wine, cheese, meat, chocolate and more! With a local guide who is passionate about the region’s food heritage, travel through the countryside by 4x4 off-road vehicle and tour an historic villa, and a Chianti Classico winery. Up to seven glasses of wine are included throughout the day, plus several food samples and a 3-course meal at a traditional restaurant in the Chianti hills.

Highlights

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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included

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Leave central Florence, and travel out of the city by air-conditioned 4x4 minibus. Soon, the views of Florence’s travertine buildings and bustling roads are replaced with the lush green hills of Chianti, the famous wine region nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside.

Your first stop of the day is at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here you taste three wines paired with cheese and two olive oils, but first there’s a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olive mill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa, and to the enchanting garden of the villa.
Hop back inside your 4x4 minibus and buckle up for an off-road experience, through stretches of Tuscany’s ancient woodland and rolling hills, to your next stop: a traditional Tuscan restaurant. Take a seat and treat your taste buds to some of the finest food that Tuscany has to offer; your lunch is sure to be a highlight of the tour! See the Sample Menu below for examples of the dishes.

Feeling refreshed, continue with a visit to Greve-in-Chianti, a quintessential Tuscan town with pretty streets and quaint shops. Make the most of some free time to explore, enjoy a coffee (own expense) or simply soak up the unique Italian culture that abounds. Here you will also buy a selection of typical Salumi (cured meats) from one of Italy’s most famous butchers which you will enjoy later at the second winery.

The rest of your afternoon is spent deep in the Chianti hills at a vineyard that produces Chianti Classico wine. In contrast to the well-established winery visited in the morning, this second winery is smaller and less-known, but it has produced two award-winning varietals. Sample these varietals, and learn how innovation and ancient traditions have combined to make them. Finish with a sweet treat, and then relax on the journey back to Florence where your tour ends.

Inclusions for Taste Of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine And Lunch From Florence

  • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • 7 samples of wine
  • 2 samples of olive oil
  • Food tastings
  • Lunch

Exclusions for Taste Of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine And Lunch From Florence

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Itinerary:

Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Crostini misti (slices of toasted bread with various toppings)

Second Course:

  • Handmade spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and Pecorino di Fossa (a sheep's cheese aged in caves)
Third course:
  • Mixed grilled meat platter (sausages, spareribs, guinea fowl and chicken) with roast potatoes and garden salad
Two glasses of wine (Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva) are served with the meal as well as bottled water

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Vegetarian option are not available and other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for

Minimum age is 18 years old

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Highly recommended. Breathtaking views of the Chianti countryside. The Wineries visited were well presented and the tastings were brilliant. Lunch at a lovely winery was excellent. And most of all the tour guide was exceptional. I think her name was Luvy

  • Our tour guide, Lavi, was wonderful. She explained both wine and olive oil making processes at the first winery and olive oil locations we visited. Between the first and second wineries 2nd was an organic winery, we had a selection of wonderful wines, olive oil and cheeses to sample. Later in the day, we stopped at a wonderful restaurant to enjoy more wine and food while overlooking the gorgeous Tuscan Hills. Finally, we stopped at Greve to do some shopping before proceeding back to Florence. It was so nice to learn about the Tuscany region and its rich history. All rolled together, was a great tour!

  • Fantastic trip. Very knowledgeable tour guide, great wine and great food.

  • Our guide Martina and her extensive knowledge of Italy, wine and olive oil paired with Nando's impeccable driving skills made for a terrific experience. The winery tours are impressive to say the least, the Tuscany countryside is simply stunning and our lunch so delicious we're still talking about it! I'm more of a beer guy, but when in Rome...

  • Lavi Lavinia, our tour guide 14 Oct of this magnificent full day tour of Chianti. She was absolutely excellent, so fluent, well organised and thorough in attending to the need of all 18 attendees from around the world. Living in San Gimignano, but spent some years in the US, Lavi Lavinia was able to catered superbly to the diet and sight-seeing needs of every participant. Seldom did we come across such a friendly, efficient and fluent English-speaking native Italian guide. Itinerary of this Chianti tour and choice of dining/tasting sites is excellent. We sampled a wide range of wines, cheese and local food in most scenic spots. The driver was very skilled in safely taking us through very scenic roads through Chianti, then safely back to Florence. It is a 4-wheel mini bus - great. This is a top of the range tour of Chianti which provided us with an unforgettable memory. From Canadian Cooks

  • Great trip. We were hoping to have more of an elaborate meal and wine samples. That said, the overall trip was very good and well organized.

  • This tour was amazing. Lobs was a super guide I learned so much about the Tuscany region and about Chianti Classico and the super Tuscan wines. Our restaurant was fabulous. The food the wine unbelievable

  • This was a very relaxing tour and food tasting in the Countryside. I do caution, that if you get motion sick, the ride is extremely curvy. Two people got sick on our tour.

  • This was absolutely one of my very favorite parts of our trip! We had Martina for a tour guide and she was incredible!! She was so knowledgeable and friendly! We learned so much from her and she kept the whole trip very interesting. The wine was amazing, the views were incredible and the food was delicious. It was just a perfect day! We cannot say enough good things about her and this tour, absolutely worth booking!

  • The tour was excellent. Stefano was our guide and he was really great beautiful scenery, food, and wine. Highly recommended.

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