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Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence

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Firenze, Italy

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Get a true taste of Italy's famous Chianti region on this full-day wine and food tour departing from Florence. Led by a guide, travel through the Tuscan hills by a 4x4 off-road vehicle, stopping to visit a wine estate and historic villa, and a cellar specializing in bottles of Chianti Classico. Sample the finest specialties at each stop, and save room for a 3-course meal in the Chianti countryside before making the return trip to Florence.
  • Full-day Chianti food and wine tour from Florence with 4x4 minibus transport
  • Enjoy an off-road adventure through the Tuscan countryside
  • Tour a historic wine estate and enjoy a wine, extra-virgin olive oil, and cheese tasting
  • Finish with a visit to a second winery and sample the renowned Chianti Classico wine

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour follows an off-road route in a 4x4 vehicle to showcase parts of Chianti many visitors miss.
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Transport by air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
Professional guide
9 samples of wine
2 samples of olive oil
Food tastings
Lunch
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Walkabout Florence Tours, Via Vinegia, 23R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide in central Florence and hop aboard an air-conditioned, 4x4 minibus. Watch the city streets transform into the rolling hillside of Chianti, lined with vineyards and olive groves.

Your first stop of the day is at a winery belonging to one of the most prominent Italian families. Taste wines paired with cheese and olive oils, and enjoy a guided tour of the historic wine cellars. Travel to the olive mill through the villa's underground tunnels, as well as to the garden.

Afterward, head to a Tuscan restaurant and settle in for a 3-course meal, including regional specialties such as different types of fresh pasta and glasses of fine Chianti wine. (See the Itinerary for a sample menu).

Continue to a small, award-winning winery that specializes in Chianti Classico wine. Hear about the winemaking process while sipping and swirling delicious varietals.

Enjoy the last of your afternoon in the charming town of Greve-in-Chianti, where the Chianti Classico wine festival is held each year. Pick up a selection of typical salumi (cured meats) from one of Italy’s most famous butchers, before heading back to Florence.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Walkabout Florence Tours
Check-in and departure point
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Villa le Corti
Our first stop of the day is at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here we taste three wines paired with cured meats 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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Località Rignana
Now buckle-up and get ready for some off-roading through ancient woodland and rolling hills, outlined with cypress trees and dotted with rustic farms and churches, to make our way to a typical Tuscan winery restaurant with stunning views. Here is where we will really get your taste buds tingling with delicious food and wine. You will not want to leave!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lamole Di Lamole
We go deeper into the Chianti hills and enjoy more incredible countryside on our way to a Chianti Classico vineyard. As a contrast to the established winery of the morning, this one is smaller and less known though does have two award winning wines which you will taste as you find out how ancient tradition and innovation have been combined to create them.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Greve in Chianti
Greve, a picturesque town in Chianti where you can enjoy a little free time to wind down and get a coffee, shop or just soak in the unique Italian culture of this idyllic place.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option are not available and other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for
  • Minimum age is 18 years old
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walkabout Florence

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence.

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Traveler Tips


  • "A tip is to always wear shoes appropriate for walking outside of vineyards and prepare in case you have rain on the trip." See review
  • "This is a long day at 10 hrs but is worth every penny and every minute." See review

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A grand day out in Chianti
David_F
, Sep 2020
Excellent day out exploring the vineyards of Chianti, sampling some of the wines of Chianti and Tuscany. Our guide and sommelier, Alex, certainly knew his subject and kept us entertained and amused for the day. Fully recommend this experience.
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Beautiful views and good wine
Thomas_B
, Sep 2020
Alex was fantastic, if I could give 5 stars, I would. The vineyards were excellent - lovely wine, beautiful scenery and friendly staff. The lunch was a real highlight, with the most beautiful setting overlooking the Tuscan Hills. When I return to Florence I will definitely book again! Thanks Alex!!!
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Great trip
Sheena_G
, Aug 2020
Definitely worth doing. Fantastic guide (Martina) and amazing scenery. 3 vineyards all great wine. Lovely lunch up in the hills. If there's one trip you do, this should be it!
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Great Experience
louise n
, Dec 2019
Our Guide Martina was exceptionally knowledgeable and very pleasant. From the meeting point to the location to get into the vehicle was a lengthily walk which was not expected but was manageable. Considering the size of the vehicle and the roads are so narrow it's completely understandable. The experience was great and I would recommend it. Cant wait to use our olive oil.
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Great experience
Julie B
, Dec 2019
You will see beautiful countryside, learn a few things about wine, taste great wine and eat yummy food! Great day out. Would recommend.
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One of the best tours we have ever done.
Excursion67278312027
, Dec 2019
This was a fantastic tour. Mar tut ina was very informative and very accommodating to me. I wasn't as fast a walker as everyone else but she was kind. It was a wonderful day. We would reccomend this tour to everyone. A day very well spent
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So much fun!!
kendallelwood
, Nov 2019
We loved our guide, Martina. She was so warm and did a great job explaining all things wine, food, and Italian. We had a wonderful day with her and she did a wonderful job accommodating my mother’s allergy! Fantastic wine, amazing food, we left stuffed and happy. Big thanks to Marina and our driver Romelo! We would definitely recommend seeing the Chianti region with them!
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Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence
dougelburn
, Nov 2019
This is an incredible area of Italy. Lots of different stops. Plenty of time to explore each community. Knowledgeable and informative guide. This is must do excursion. Highly recommend.
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Chianti Food and Wine Tour
toni9051
, Nov 2019
This tour was the highlight of our entire trip. Stefano was an excellent tour guide, extremely knowledgeable and very funny. We got to experience so much on this tour and the amount of wine and DELICIOUS food it included was way more than we expected for this price.
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FABULOUS day in Tuscan Wine Country! *10 Stars*
MyliaD
, Nov 2019
This was an outstanding tour. Our guide (Martina) was not only a "wine guru" (aka sommelier), but a wealth of historical info as well. She made the trip as great as it was! We visited 3 winery estates and tasted 9 lovely wines, had a great lunch, and had lots of nibbles paired with the wine tastings. The huge safari vehicle was also a lot of fun (even when we were stopped by the local police for what I can only assume were the BIG tires!). Can't thank Martina enough for making this day so special! This is a DON'T MISS tour if you are in the Florence area.
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