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The Essence of Tuscany: Chianti Classico, Montalcino & Montepulciano from Florence

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Explore the heart of Tuscany by joining us on this amazing tour: The Essence of Tuscany: Chianti Classico, Montalcino & Montepulciano from Florence. Visit Tuscany's medieval villages and beautiful countryside and taste world famous wines and delicious local products.

  • Piazza Della Repubblica, Florence , Florence, Italy
  • English

  • 8
  • 11 hour(s)
  • 16/08/2018 - 31/10/2019
Difficulty
Easy

Highlights

  • Join this one day tour The Essence of Tuscany: Chianti Classico, Montalcino & Montepulciano from Florence and get to know all Tuscany has to offer
  • Visit Tuscany's countryside and well-known towns, including Greve, Castellina, Montalcino and Montepulciano
  • Taste A Variety of Tuscan Wines and local products

Inclusions

  • Pick up and drop from hotels in the city center
  • Transport in a Luxury Minivan
  • Qualified English speaking driver-guide
  • Guided Wine and Oil Tasting in Chianti
  • Guided Wine Tasting and Typical Lunch in Montalcino
  • Wine Tasting in Montepulciano

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food & Beverages other than stated

Getting there

  • The tour departs at 08:25 am from Piazza Della Repubblica, in front of the Caffè Gilli, Florence or alternatively, you will be picked up from your hotel if it is located in the city center.
  • If your hotel is in the city center and wish to have hotel pick up, please provide the name and address of your hotel during checkout. In case you haven’t booked a hotel yet, please contact the local operator as soon as you book it to give details. Contact information will be listed on your voucher
  • Please be ready for pick up 10 minutes before the appointed time from your hotel or at the meeting point
  • A printed copy of your voucher will need to be presented for check in
  • Please contact the local operator 48 - 24 hours to the tour date to reconfirm your participation and pick up details

Please Note

  • The tour departs at 08:25 am from Piazza Della Repubblica, in front of the Caffè Gilli, Florence or alternatively, you will be picked up from your hotel if it is located in the city center.
  • If your hotel is in the city center and wish to have hotel pick up, please provide the name and address of your hotel during checkout. In case you haven’t booked a hotel yet, please contact the local operator as soon as you book it to give details. Contact information will be listed on your voucher
  • Please be ready for pick up 10 minutes before the appointed time from your hotel or at the meeting point
  • A printed copy of your voucher will need to be presented for check in
  • Please contact the local operator 48 - 24 hours to the tour date to reconfirm your participation and pick up details
  • The driver-guide 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.
  • This tour needs a minimum of 4 participants to operate. In case minimum is not reached the tour will need to be cancelled and customers will have the options of taking the tour on another date, selecting an alternative tour or receiving full refund.
  • It is recommended that participants wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes to visit museums or places of worship.

Local operator information

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Cancellation policy

  • If cancelled or modified 2 day(s) before the event, 100% of the total cost will be charged.

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Starting Destination Meeting Point / Stop

Departing from Florence you can enter the heart of real Tuscany with its medieval villages of incomparable charm. Ancient farming traditions that produce wine, cheese, cold cuts and excellent meat are still used here lending to their world-wide reputation. The beauty of the landscape shows harmoniously how nature and man have lived together for centuries in an unbeatable balance. Travel through hilly stretches of old vineyards and olive groves, which characterize the splendid Chianti territory.

Reach Greve where you will enjoy the charm of its historic square flanked by open galleries. Wander around the characteristic shops selling local handicrafts and traditional Chianti products. Continue to Castellina, a characteristic ancient hamlet perched on a hill, where we will visit an evocative and historic cellar. Just outside the village, in one of the most famous vineyards of the area, you will be guided through a tasting of different Chianti area wines, extra virgin olive oil on Tuscan bread, vin santo with locally produced "cantuccini" and lavender honey.

Driving along a panoramic road, admire the picturesque village of Monteriggioni, a small medieval jewel still surrounded by its ancient walls. Further on it’s the unmistakable clay landscape of Crete Senesi, a hilly, desert territory that arouses unforgettable feelings. We will continue until reaching an area that contrasts completely the Crete territory. Immerse yourself in the green Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO heritage site, whose harmonious landscape of hills is dotted with cypress, castles, churches, ancient villages of Etruscan origin and farms that accompany the route of the famous "Via Francigena." Here, at 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 local products from the territory. For dessert enjoy a delicious homemade fruit pie. All this is followed by a visit to the cellars and some leisure time to enjoy the nature.

Our next stop will be at the medieval village of Montalcino whose surrounding walls and towers make this imposing fourteenth-century fortress the perfect place for beautiful views of Val d´Orcia. Montalcino has also narrow streets with dozens of wineries and artisans´ shops selling local products.

Our final stop will be only a short panoramic journey away to Montepulciano, a city enclosed by fortified walls perched on a hill 1,968 feet above sea level between Val d´Orcia and Val di Chiana. The town is renowned for its Noble wine obtained from the surrounding vineyards. Take a walk along the steep streets. Pass elegant squares as you admire splendid Renaissance buildings and churches. Visit one of the many wine cellars of the old town to taste delicious wine.

Take a walk along the steep streets. Pass elegant squares as you admire splendid Renaissance buildings and churches. Visit one of the many wine-cellars of the old town to taste delicious wine.

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