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Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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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
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Get a taste of Tuscan scenery, wine and food on a day trip departing from Florence. Led by a local guide, discover the regions of Chianti and Val d’Orcia, soaking up the local flavor with two wine tastings. After exploring the charming towns of Greve and Montepulciano, top off your trip with a traditional Tuscan lunch at a farmhouse in the Val d’Orcia hills. To keep the experience as intimate as possible, numbers are limited to eight on this small-group adventure.
  • Tuscany day trip from Florence including wine tastings and lunch
  • Visit the glorious Tuscan villages of Greve, Castellina, Montalcino and Montepulciano
  • Admire the scenery of the picturesque Chianti, Crete Senesi and UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia regions
  • Sample Chianti wine with local produce such as lavender honey at a Castellina winery
  • Stop at a Val d’Orcia farmhouse for lunch and a wine tasting with varietals such as Brunello di Montalcino
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures personalized attention from your driver-guide
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Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Pickup and drop-off if Hotel centrally located
English Speaking Driver
2 Wine Tastings in Typical Farms
Lunch with drinks in a Typical Farm
Small Group of max 8 pax
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up service is offered to centrally located hotels in Florence. If your hotel is not centrally located, you can meet your host in Piazza della Repubblica, in front of Caffe' Gilli. We need to be informed on Customer Hotel Name when booking, to confirm the exact meeting time.

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Your day trip will begin with pickup in central Florence. Meet your guide and hop aboard your coach as you travel out of the city. Watch the landscape change from bustling streets to the serene hills and vineyards of the Tuscan countryside.

Arrive in the wine region of Chianti, visiting Greve first, a quaint town folded into the hills. Wander the main square, home to the annual Chianti Classico wine festival, and peruse the shops filled with local produce and wares.

Head next to the small hamlet of Castellina, set on top of a hill. Follow your guide to a wine cellar to learn about the production process and the area’s rich history of winemaking.

Next, journey to a popular vineyard among the locals for a wine tasting, complemented by traditional Tuscan snacks. Your tastings vary seasonally, but usually include three delicious wines and the sweet vin santo (dessert wine) alongside lavender honey, olive oil with fresh Tuscan bread and cookies.

After refueling, head back on the road toward the village of Montalcino. Here, in the Crete Senesi region of Tuscany, you’ll see the hills of Val d’Orcia in the background, and stop for lunch and a second wine tasting at a rustic farmhouse. Treat your taste buds to a glass of Super Tuscan, Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino. Then feast on a lunch of bruschetta, assorted meats, cheese, fruit, fresh pie and other specialty plates.

Afterward, take a glimpse of the farmhouse’s cellars and enjoy some free time to stroll the area. Continue to Montalcino to browse the village’s artisan products and take in the views over Val d’Orcia. Enjoy a final walk around Montepulciano at your own pace before returning to Florence.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chianti Road
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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rocca di Castellina
Discover Castellina, a small and ancient hilltop hamlet. Visit one of Castellina’s historical wine cellars for a look around, and learn about the history of winemaking in the area.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Fortezza di Montalcino
Admire the clay landscape of Crete Senesi juxtaposed gloriously against the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia 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 farmhouse’s 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 d’Orcia and perhaps shop for artisan products
Stop At:  
Piazza Grande a Montepulciano
Finally, stop for a walk around the gorgeous village of Montepulciano before returning to Florence.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CAF Tour and Travel

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 Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip from Florence with Chianti Wine Tastings and Lunch.

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Nice day
Paulette S
, 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.
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Patricio was very good. The tour...
jb2ab2
, 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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This tour was simply spectacular...
ashleytveli
, Aug 2017
This tour was simply spectacular. Our driver, Nicholas, was very friendly and informative. We spent the day exploring a number of small medieval towns in the Tuscan countryside. The highlight, of course, was the wine tasting. We visited a vineyard in Castellina in Chianti where we sampled some spectacular Tuscan wine while overlooking the beautiful rolling hills of the vineyard. We were also treated to meat, cheese, bread, and olive oil and balsamic tastings as well. The second tasting was at a storefront for a vineyard in Montepulciano with another round of great wines and accompaniments. We were able to order wine from both vineyards to be shipped to our home in the US. All of our bottles arrived within a few weeks in perfect condition. We could not recommend this tour more.
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Great driver- beautiful vistas...
drimboden2
, Oct 2016
Great driver- beautiful vistas- enjoyed the small group and flexibility. enjoyed the first winery the most, by far
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This was a wonderful day and a great...
Valerie M
, Sep 2016
This was a wonderful day and a great way to see a lot of Tuscany all at once. There is a lot of driving, but the scenery is so gorgeous that I didn't mind. The first two wineries we visited were beautiful and our hosts were so welcoming and passionate about what they do. Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed those experiences. The only negative- the third wine-tasting is really just a sip at one of the free places in Montelpuciano, not a true winery tour, so that was disappointing. I left wanting to visit one more vineyard. All around a really beautiful day.
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The food ,the wine,the scenery was...
ameveleigh69
, Aug 2016
The food ,the wine,the scenery was next to none .this was a fabulous day and I cant wait for my order to arrive in Australia from the vineyard.
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This was an excellent tour and I...
rschantz
, Jun 2016
This was an excellent tour and I would definitely recommend this day trip from Florence for anyone who likes wine, or even just likes a drive through the hills of Chianti and into the area south of Siena. Our tour guide, Luca, was a delight, and very knowledgeable. He was very pleasant and personable, and was outgoing and friendly. We stopped at 2 outstanding wineries - one in Chianti Castellina and another near Montalcino. We also stopped in Greve and saw the main square of this typical Chianti town. Luca was a great driver and was open to doing whatever the group wanted. He never tired and kept all of us very engaged. There was never a dull moment -- everyone on the trip a small group got to know each other, and we had a great time as a group, and a great shared experience with Luca. The wineries we stopped at were wonderful - and it was such a treat to sample wines that would grace the tables of fine Florentine restaurants. Our hosts at these wineries treated us like family and were clearly professionals at making wine. These wineries were family run, and had a charm that only a family organization can give. But these wineries made top-flight wines, and a lot of wine.
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My husband and I enjoyed this tour...
Gayle R
, Oct 2015
My husband and I enjoyed this tour very much. Our driver, Tomasso, was great. The wineries were excellent, the scenery beautiful, and Tomasso made sure we had plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos throughout the day. There was a flea market going on in the town square in Greve-in-Chianti and a flea market/carnival in Montepulciano which we felt detracted from the charm of both towns. We did this tour on a Sunday which may account for these distractions. Nevertheless, we would certainly recommend this tour.
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I loved this wine tour! First off...
Colleen J
, Sep 2015
I loved this wine tour! First off, Sergio, our driver and tour guide was wonderful. Not only is he very knowledgeable about the wine areas, he is such an interesting person, with an amazing personality. All of the people on our tour where American, 6 of us total, and Sergio spoke perfect English. We traveled across several wine regions, 4 town stops including Greve to walk around, Castellina private tour and wine tasting, Montalcino private tour, lunch with 4 bottles of wine to share/taste, and then our last stop was Montepulciano...where we had 1.5 hours to walk around and explore. We are from San Francisco, and spoiled with all the many beautiful and famous wine regions. If you are staying in/around Florence, Tuscany is not to be missed! The drive alone, all along the rolling hills, castles, hill towns, made this trip 100 worth it. I loved every bit of it! It is a long day, with many curvy roads beware for those that get car sick and a perfect tour if you want to see all that Tuscany has to offer. Ask for Sergio...you will not regret it! I hope to make it back again to explore more wine regions in Tuscany. Ciao!
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We had a really lovely day touring...
Michelle H
, May 2015
We had a really lovely day touring Tuscany, and Walter was an excellent tour host. We stopped in Greve, had an amazing tasting at Poggio Amorelli, a delicious tasting and light lunch at Carpazo in Montalcino, and ambled around Montelpulciano for a bit. We wish we had more time in Montelpulciano, but that was our fault for staying so long in Montalcino! Overall it was a great value and a memorable day- recommended.
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