Chianti Classico, Montalcino, Montepulciano By Minivan: Wine Tastings & Lunch - Florence

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 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

Swap the urban sights of Florence for the villages, scenery, wine and food of Tuscany on a small-group day trip! With a driver-guide, explore the Chianti, Crete Senesi and UNESCO-listed Val dOrcia areas; visit medieval villages such as Greve, Castellina, Montalcino and Montepulciano; and sample up to six glasses of wine during two separate wine tastings. A lavish Tuscan lunch featuring fresh local ingredients is also included at a farmhouse in the Val dOrcia hills. Numbers are limited to eight, ensuring a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chianti Road, Tuscany

head into the Chianti winemaking region where vineyards dot the landscape. Take in the surroundings and make your first stop at Greve, a quintessential Tuscan town, tucked into the hills. Explore the historical square and discover shops selling local handicrafts and traditional Chianti produce.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rocca di Castellina, Castellina In Chianti, Tuscany

Discover Castellina, a small and ancient hilltop hamlet. Visit one of Castellinas historical wine cellars for a look around, and learn about the history of winemaking in the area.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Fortezza di Montalcino, Montalcino, Tuscany

Admire the clay landscape of Crete Senesi juxtaposed gloriously against the UNESCO-listed Val dOrcia hills. Stop at a rustic farmhouse for your second wine tasting of the day, accompanied by a regional lunch. Sample three glasses of the prestigious Montalcino wine: Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino and Super Tuscan. Lunch typically consists of two types of crostini, Tuscan bruschetta, vegetable omelet, cheese, cold cuts of meat, fruit and homemade pie. Visit the farmhouses cellars and enjoy some free time to work off the food with a stroll. Travel onward to the village of Montalcino to soak up the views over Val dOrcia and perhaps shop for artisan products

Stop At: Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, Montepulciano, Tuscany

Finally, stop for a walk around the gorgeous village of Montepulciano before returning to Florence.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned minibus

If Option Selected: Pickup and drop-off at centrally located Hotel

English Speaking Driver

2 Wine Tastings in Typical Farms

Lunch with drinks in a Typical Farm

Small Group of max 8 pax

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

The English speaking driver leads the Tour providing general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided visit inside a city centre, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Jun-2022

    We had an awesome time on this tour. Our driver, Paolo, was very helpful and informative. Thank you Paolo!! There were only 4 of us on the tour, which was very nice. We had free time in Greve, Montalcino and Montepulciano. The drive was breathtaking! We visited 2 vinyards for tasting. Lunch was served at Paradiso, which was also spectacular. It was a fantastic day!

  • 29-Apr-2022

    Giovanni was excellent. Such a beautiful, wonderful tour. Will definitely do it again. Highly recommend

  • 26-Nov-2021

    The landscape on the drive was surreal, everyone fell in love with Andrea at Mazzarrini. The wine selections were fantastic, and the Brunellos with pasta lunch put me in a coma on the drive back. 10/10 would recommend!

  • 23-Sep-2021

    Booked this for my wife and I. Turned out we were the only two for the tour so we were picked up in a Mercedes sedan which was nice. Our guide and driver was Carlo. Carlo was an excellent guide, with LOTS of wine knowledge and of Tuscany in general. That was a real plus to learn so much as we drove from place to place. We decided to skip Greve and instead made a quick stop at Piazzale Michelangelo for some nice morning pictures, and then visited the American Cemetery near Tavarnuzze which was serene but sobering. We then went to first winery called Poggio Amorelli. Was a smaller producer, but beautiful scenery and terrace location where we had wine tastings paired with meats, cheese and bread. Very good experience here and we were only ones so had their undivided attention (felt special). Ended up purchasing wines to have shipped to us. We tasted a few of the grapes on the vine, as they were probably within one week of harvest. We then had a quick visit to the town of Montalcino and walked around there for about 40 minutes which was plenty. Nice little medieval town. Then proceeded to the second winery, Paradiso di Cacuci, to have more tastings and a full lunch. Wines included Brunello and Super Tuscan, and the lunch was so much food and excellent too. Again we were only ones there at the time and the host was so enthusiastic and letting us try different vintages of the Brunello. We definitely got our money's worth in wine and food on this tour! Afterwards it was on to Montepulciano, our last stop. Beautiful medieval town that the driver dropped us off at the top and we then could walk down (all downhill) through the village and do some shopping and have a gelato. Great views out over the Tuscan countryside, and a good way to finish the day. Then the ride back to Florence and Carlo took some back roads closer to Florence to avoid the traffic. All in all a very nice day, beautiful scenery, good wines and food, great guide, and just a great way to spend a Sunday in Tuscany! Highly recommend.

  • 19-Nov-2019

    With my limited time I have in Tuscany and with a mediocre tour that I took with my family the day prior, this tour was a savior. It was a Ling day and it was only 3 people total and we went to 3 different wineries (Poggio Amorelli, Tornessi and Ercolani) and visited villages of Greve, Montepulciano and Montalcino. Guido, our guide, was informative and engaging. The only thing I would recommend is doing this tour during the season (April-October) while daylight is a little longer and perhaps could have visited the said places longer and maybe visited another town like Montreggioni as our group was a bit of a rush since we needed to be in Montepulciano before sun down as we know in November in Europe, sun down goes a little bit early. Nonetheless, this tour is highly recommended since it’s a small group with a better lunch than the big bus tour that we did the day prior from the same tour company.

  • 05-Jul-2019

    Excelente tour, super completo y los vinos deliciosos. Muy recomendado para hacerlo en pareja. Paul un guia/chofer muy bueno.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had a lovely day visiting two wineries and two towns. The driver was very nice and did a good job of getting us around but really was just that...a driver rather than a tour guide. The people at the wineries were informative and enthusiastic. Views are beautiful.

  • 19-Jun-2019

    We had a lovely day visiting two wineries and two towns. The driver was very nice and did a good job of getting us around but really was just that...a driver rather than a tour guide. The people at the wineries were informative and enthusiastic. Views are beautiful.

  • 24-Nov-2018

    We had the best time with Sergio. The Tuscan countryside was breathtaking and the wineries that they chose for us were perfect, smaller family owned establishments which were very personal. Our homemade lunch was the best pasta I have ever had, made as we sat and enjoyed the wine. Absolutely delightful day all around. Sergio was very helpful and knowledgable about the region and most accomodating to any of our needs. Nothing but good things to say!

  • 25-Sep-2017

    Patricio was very good. The tour was excellent, I'd recommend it highly. It is a long day though.
    Guide was very knowledgeable of Italian history and most willing to share info. He stopped often for us to take pictures

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