The Essence of Tuscany: Chianti Classico, Montalcino, and Montepulciano

The ancient farming traditions of Tuscany produce wine, cheese, cold cuts and excellent meat renowned all over the world.

Overview

Enter the heart of real Tuscany with medieval villages of incomparable charm, an ancient farming tradition that produces wine, cheese, cold cuts and excellent meat renowned and appreciated all over the world even today. The beauty of the landscape declines harmoniously where nature and the works of man have lived together for centuries in an unbeatable balance.

Day Tours for small groups dedicated to those who wish to discover the wonders of our land from a privileged point of view.

You can live exclusive travel experiences in the comfort of a luxury minivan supplied with every comfort and authorized to access the hearts of the historical centers.Your expert English speaking driver-guide will lead you through landscapes, villages and dream cities introducing every destination from a cultural and historical-artistic point of view, making your tour unforgettable.

All the itineraries are designed to introduce the best of Tuscany and other interesting destinations of our country within a day-tour reach from Florence. You will discover the wonderful territories, visit places rich in history and art and fall in love with our culture by entering into contact with our traditions and with our lifestyle.

  • Available: all year long at 8am.
  • Not available on December 25th and January 1st.
  • Duration 11 hours.
  • Departure is from your hotel if in the old town; otherwise, from Piazza della Repubblica, in front of the Caffè Gilli, at the time and date indicated.
  • Included: Pick Up and Drop Off at the Hotel (if in old town), transport in luxury minivan, qualified English speaking driver-guide, guided wine and oil tasting of Chianti, guided lunch-tasting of Montalcino, Brunello, Supertuscan red wines and typical products, tasting of the Nobile di Montepulciano wine.
  • Not included: what is not specifically expressed in the voice “included”.
  • Language: English only
  • Minimum 4 people to confirm the tour
  • ATTENTION: tour includes entrances to places of worship: no shorts and sleeveless tops. Comfortable shoes advised.

Please let us know if you have kids with you. Excursions are free for children under the age of two, if accompanied by an adult (one for each child); from age two to eight, a 50% reduction will be applied to the fare.

Tour operator can only confirm an excursion when minimum number of persons required is reached. If tour is not confirmed, cost of the visit will be entirely refunded. Weekend a Firenze is not responsible for eventual changes or cancellations to the programs offered. Please send us by e-mail the name and fax number of your hotel in Florence so we can send you the confirmation there one working day prior to the tour date.

Cancellation policy: There will be no penalty for cancellations of excursion bookings comunicated at least eight days prior to the booked excursion date. Between eight and two days prior to the excursion, we will refund 90% of paid import; less than two days prior to the excursion payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.

The essence of Tuscany

Enter the heart of real Tuscany, its medieval villages of incomparable charm, and ancient farming tradition that produces wine, cheese, cold cuts and excellent meat renowned and appreciated all over the world. The beauty of the landscape reflects the harmonious relationship between man and nature, fostered through centuries of symbiosis.

Your drive will lead through the hilly expanses of the old vineyards and olive groves which characterize the splendid Chianti territory. Greve in Chianti will be your first stop – enjoy the charm of its historic square flanked by open galleries, the characteristic shops of local artisans, and the local Chianti products.

Your next stop is in Castellina, an ancient hamlet perched on a hill, where you'll have the opportunity to visit a historical wine cellar. Just outside the village, in one of the most famous vineyards of the area, you will be guided through a tasting of different wines of the Chianti area, extra virgin olive oil on Tuscan bread, Vinsanto with locally produced cantuccini cookies, and lavender honey.

A panoramic road will lead to the picturesque village of Monteriggioni, a small medieval jewel still surrounded by its ancient walls.

Further on, you'll enter the unmistakable landscape of the Crete Senesi, a hilly desert territory in stark contrast with the green Val d'Orcia. The Val d'Orcia is UNESCO heritage site, a harmonious landscape of hills dotted with cypresses, interrupted by castles, churches, ancient villages of Etruscan origin and farms that accompany the route of the famous "Via Francigena" (the pilgrimage trail to Rome).

Here, on a historic farm, you will be served a guided lunch-tasting of the renowned Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello, and Super Tuscan wines, as well as a large selection of products of the territory, and a delicious homemade fruit pie. All this is followed by a visit to the cellars and some leisure time to enjoy nature.

Your driver will then take you to the medieval village of Montalcino, surrounded by walls and towers, with the imposing 14th century fortress that offers one of the most beautiful views onto the Val d’Orcia. Montalcino also boasts picturesque narrow streets with dozens of wineries and artisans’ shops selling products of the territory.

Lastly, after a short journey on a panoramic road, you’ll reach Montepulciano, enclosed by fortified walls and perched on a hill 600 meters above sea level between the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Chiana valleys. The town is renowned for its Vino Nobile wine obtained from the surrounding vineyards.

You'll have time to take a walk along the steep streets and elegant squares and admire the splendid Renaissance buildings and churches, as well as for a visit to one of the many wine-cellars of the old town to taste delicious wine.

Cancellation Policy


All client cancellations must arrive up to 8 days before the date of the tour/course/service to be reimbursed free of charge.

If you cancel 8 to 2 days before the date, 10% of the fee will have to be paid.

From two days prior to the tour/course/service beginning, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.

No refund will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established. Similarly, no refund will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the excursion or service.

 

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