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.
The Essence of Tuscany: Chianti Classico, Montalcino, and Montepulciano
From 190.00

Taste and see the heart of Tuscany!

Technical organization CAF Tour and Travel Srl
Provided by CAF Tour and Travel Srl

Overview

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 day excursion includes visits to Greve in Chianti, Castellina, Monteriggioni, Montalcino, and Montepulciano, as well as a wine-tasting and a tasting-lunch. A deliciously beautiful day!

Availability: All year round at 8am

Excursions are not available on December 25 and January 1.

Duration: 11 hours

Tour price includes:

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel if located in central Florence, otherwise from Piazza della Repubblica, in front of Caffè Gilli, at the time indicated when you book the service.
  • Transport in luxury minivan
  • Qualified English speaking driver-guide
  • Guided wine and olive oil tasting in the Chianti region
  • Guided lunch-tasting of Montalcino, Brunello, Super Tuscan red wines and traditional products, tasting of the Nobile di Montepulciano wine
  • Not included: everything not specifically expressed under “Tour price includes”

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Tour is available only in English
  • Minimum 4 people to confirm the tour
  • Maximum 8 people per group
  • ATTENTION: tour includes visits to places of worship – no shorts, mini-skirts, or sleeveless tops. Comfortable shoes advised.
  • The driver-guide leads the tour providing general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided visit inside a city center, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches.
  • Please let us know if you have children with you. Excursions are free for children under the age of two, if accompanied by an adult (one for each child). For children from age two to eight, a 50% reduction will be applied to the tour price.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Tour operator can only confirm an excursion when the minimum number of persons required is reached. If the tour is not confirmed, the cost of the visit will be entirely refunded. WEEKENDinITALY is not responsible for eventual changes or cancellations to the programs offered. Please send us an email with 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.

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Cancellation Policy:

  • There will be no penalty for cancellation of bookings communicated at least eight (8) days prior to the booked date.
  • Between eight (8) and two (2) days prior to the date, we will refund 90% of paid import.
  • In the event of a cancellation less than two (2) days prior to the booked date, payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.

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Details

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.

Prices

Price per person: € 190.00

Tour price includes:

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel if located in central Florence, otherwise from Piazza della Repubblica, in front of Caffè Gilli, at the time indicated when you book the service.
  • Transport in luxury minivan
  • Qualified English speaking driver-guide
  • Guided wine and olive oil tasting in the Chianti region
  • Guided lunch-tasting of Montalcino, Brunello, Super Tuscan red wines and traditional products, tasting of the Nobile di Montepulciano wine
  • Not included: everything not specifically expressed under “Tour price includes”

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