Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and experience the heart of Tuscany by visiting the enchanting Val D’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the beautiful towns of Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano; enjoy two different wine tastings and savour the famous Pecorino cheese!
- Journey by fully-fitted GT Coach
- Expert multilingual escort
- Free visit of Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano
- Visit to a wine cellar/museum in Montalcino with tour of the wine cellars and tasting of the world-famous Brunello
- Visit to a winery in Montepulciano with tasting of the “Vino Nobile”
- Cheese tasting in Pienza
- Possibility of buying wine and cheese at a very competitive price
Meeting Point: Piazza Adua, near the Burger king
- Min 1 pax: English, Spanish
- Min 4 pax: French, German, Italian
- High season: April 1st - October 31st
in order to avoid sanctions, cancellation of reservations must be received at least one business day in advance. When, for whatever reason, the tour operator cancels the tour, the customer is entitled to a full refund of amount paid. There are no refunds for customers who does not show up at the meeting point on time for the start of the tour, and clients who lose contact with the guide or do not complete the excursion. Any customer complaint must be communicated within 10 business days after the tour.
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation we can refund the cost of unused tickets minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) up to 1 business day before the visit. No refund is possible for a cancellation less than 24 hours before the visit, and for no-shows.
Life is Grape: Wine, Food, and Beauty of the Val d’Orcia
Your tour starts with a wine tasting session in Montalcino, the land of the world-renowned Brunello wine, where you’ll experience the charm of the special wine cellar/museum. The estate has a rich history - it once belonged to the powerful Piccolomini family, who also produced a pope: Pius II.
Your next stop is toward the top of the town, where a magnificent panorama will take your breath away - sunny rolling hills, ancient oaks, picturesque olive groves, scenic country roads winding through perfect vineyards and isolated cypress trees atop hills.
The following stop is San Quirico d’Orcia, one of the most beautiful and charming medieval towns of the Orcia Valley. Take advantage of your free time to wind your way through the historical center with its rich artistic and cultural history dating back over a thousand years.
Your tour continues to Pienza, which stands high upon a hill and dominates all the Orcia Valley with extraordinary views. When Enea Silvio Piccolomini (1405-1464) was elected and became Pope Pius II, he decided to completely rebuild his hometown according to humanist urban planning concepts – and Pienza was born. Enjoy a cheese tasting session here with the famous Pecorino cheese and explore the pretty alleyways of this small town at your leisure.
Your last stop is Montepulciano, home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards and more recently famous for the filming of the vampire movie "New Moon.”
Enjoy your second wine tasting session while visiting the dungeon where the wine is stored under the ancient walls of the winery before heading back to Florence.
Please note that the order of the program may change.