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Full day - Chianti Classico Grand Tour - Castles Wine Tour in Chianti Classico for wine lovers
Tour Length: 8 hours. Dates: Every season. Departure Point: From your accomodation. Please note that the rate includes a pick-up and drop-off in Florence.
Driver can be arranged to pick you from the place you stay in any region within Tuscany. Departure Time: between 8.00-10.00 am. Days of Week: Everiday. Note: During this excursion transport will be made in a de-luxe limousine or minivan or motorcoach which offers the maximum comfort, with air-conditioning, large panoramic windows and comfortable seats. Popularity:
Small Group Tuscany Chianti Wine Tour
TUSCANY CHIANTI WINE TOURS - WORLD FAMOUS WINES & ENCHANTING HILL TOWNS ON OUR DAY TOUR OF THE CHIANTI!
Travelling along the Chianti wine road with your local expert driver/guide you'll quickly learn that this region of Tuscany has a lot more to offer than just its celebrated wine. Travel off-the-beaten-track to discover enchanting hill towns, celebrated wineries where you'll enjoy full wine tastings and learn about wine making in the Chianti and visit Impruneta the home of Terracotta.
CHIANTI WINE TOUR
Our Chianti Wine & Hill Towns Day Tour provides the perfect "Taste of Tuscany" for the first-time visitor. Our itinerary involves limited time driving so that you can thoroughly enjoy the places visited on this tour while indulging in all the pleasures that make Tuscany such a popular destination; Taste fine wines, delight in the local cuisine, stroll around enchanting hill towns and be intoxicated by the splendid vistas and views of the Tuscan countryside.
Visit the hill town of Impruneta to see the Terracotta furnaces and local pottery that has been made here since the 11th Century. We'll visit a world famous artisan who's clients include the Botanical gardens of New York. We'll tour the workshop that dates from the 17 th century and where you'll learn about the production of Terracotta over the centuries.
At the Medieval castle of Montefioralle, stroll around this enchanting castle and admire the breath-taking scenery with incredible vistas of the Chianti, and appreciate the slower pace of life that hasn't changed for centuries as you stroll around the streets of this enchanting hill town.
At Greve in Chianti, the principal town of the Chianti, you'll have some free time to explore this friendly market town (Market Day is Saturday) with the opportunity to do an optional wine tasting, olive oil tasting and balsamic tasting while in the town. Before lunch, we'll visit a local vineyard or medieval castle to learn more about the wine-making in the Chianti and to enjoy our first wine tasting of the day.
A lunch can be taken at a delightful Trattoria known only to the locals or in a typical Winery in Chianti. Located at the end of a long dirt road that terminates at a small hamlet lost in the Tuscan countryside, enjoy an undisturbed panoramic view of the hill country and delicious regional cuisine while you fall under the spell of the Tuscan countryside
In the afternoon, we'll continue our exploration of the Chianti visiting Medieval hilltowns and their fortresses (such Panzano in Chianti) that once formed the league of Chianti in the 13 th Century where you'll enjoy further incredible views of the countryside.
To celebrate your day tour of the Chianti wine regions we will visit another noted vineyard or medieval castle for your second wine tasting. And while sittiing back savouring the subtle textures and tones of the wine, contemplate the beautiful countryside that has been your constant companion during the day. Following scenic back-roads we'll make our way back to Florence (panoramic stop at Michelangelo square) to finish a very fulfilling and relaxing day in the beautiful Tuscany countryside.
Two Full Wine Tastings at Vineyards in the Chianti
Local Expert Driver Guide
Lunch at organic winery/tuscany villa/medioeval castle with wine/oil/balsamic/truffle oil (included)
The beautiful hilly region between Florence and Siena
is known as the Chianti district. And you thought it was only the name of the wine? Come on our tour through this stunning part of the country and you will discover that there is a whole lot more to Chianti, than just the wine.
The landscape of this area is characterized by numerous vineyards, orchards, olive groves and rolling hills. There are woods and fields as far as the eye can see, with many villas, churches, monasteries and castles throughout. So popular has this destination become with English-speaking tourists that have decided to buy property here, the area is widely known as Chiantishire!
The word Chianti probably comes from an Etruscan family name. It was them after all who introduced the vine here centuries ago. For example, we can visit a typical medieval castle such as Castello Vicchiomaggio, encircled by cypress trees on a hill with fabulous views. It is said that Leonardo da Vinci once stayed in the villa, and later on the powerful Medici family held spring banquets here.
Before reaching Greve, the centre of the wine industry, we can visit the charming little hamlet of Montefioralle, birthplace of the Vespuccifamily. Wine-tasting of course can be organised at various locations throughout Chianti, and after lunch at a typical trattoria the choice is yours: we can suggest more wine-tasting at local farms and wine producers, or a pleasurable visit to the small delightful village of Monteriggioni, built by the Sienese in 1203 as defence against the ever expanding Florentine republic.
Completely enclosed in its 13th century walls with 14 towers, Monteriggioni was described by Dante in his Divine Comedy. Wherever we go in this fantastic part of the world we are sure it will be an unforgettable experience (provided you go easy on the wine that is!).
Chianti, the area in which Chianti Classico wine has been produced for centuries, is that part of Tuscany that is bordered to the north by the suburbs of Florence, to the east by the Chianti Mountains, to the south by the city of Siena and to the west by the valleys of the Pesa and Elsa rivers. The area is traversed by the Superhighway of the Palio. It is a land of ancient traditions that was civilized in remote periods first by the Etruscans, who left many traces of their activity in the wine sector, and then by the Romans. In the Middle Ages, the cities of Florence and Siena battled for control over the zone.Villages and monasteries, castles and fortresses appeared during that period and many of them were later transformed into villas and country residences when times were more tranquil.It was then that spaces were cleared in the vast forests of chestnuts and oaks for the cultivation of vines and olive trees, an activity that progressively assumed major economic importance and established an international reputation.
San Donato in Poggio, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Panzano in Chianti, Impruneta.
This is the Program
9.00 am Departure from Florence or its vicinities.
10.00 am Arrival at San Gimignano. Visit San Gimignano (the unique medieval city of towers). The town of San Gimignano, also known for its beautifully preserved medieval towers. 14 left out of 72 initially built in the 13th century. We suggest you climb the Torre Grossa (Bigger Tower) and taste the best Gelato in the world at Antica Gelateria di Piazza.
12.00 am Visit to organic winery where we stop for typical tuscany lunch and wine tasting at organic wine farm in Chianti (Vernaccia white Wine, Chianti Classico, Chianti Riserva, Brunello from Montalcino, Supertuscan, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Truffle Oil, Vinsanto with Cantuccini)
After the lunch and the wine tasting, driving along the Tuscany hills where you can see the different types of vineyards and olive grooves and arrive in Chianti Classico.
02.00 pm Visit a incredible Chianti medieval castle. Second wine tasting and see the wine cellars. After the second wine tasting, driving along the Chianti Classico where you can see the different types of vineyards and olive grooves
3.00 pm Visit Panzano in Chianti Classico (meet the famous Cecchini butcher)
4.00 pm Visit Greve in Chianti Classico with it's enchanting market square (meet the famous Falorni butcher, visit the unique Wine Museum, visit the impressive medieval cellars where you cant taste the best 100 italian wines).
We go back to Florence where the tour would be end by 5:00 pm but only after making a stop at Piazzale Michelangelo for a panoramic appreciate the exceptional view of Florence
PRIVATE ONE DAY TRIP: Enjoy the Silence - All the flavours and scents of Tuscany.
The all included tour since 1991
Up to 2 participants euro 370
Up to 3 participants euro 400
Up to 4 participants euro 480
Up to 5 participants euro 550
Up to 6 participants euro 660
Up to 7 participants euro 770
Up to 8 participants euro 850
Up to 9 participants euro 1100
Up to 10 participants euro 1200
Up to 11 participants euro 1300
Up to 12 participants euro 1250
Up to 13 participants euro 1400
Up to 14 participants euro 1500
Up to 15 participants euro 1650
Up to 16 participants euro 1800
Up to 17 participants euro 2200
Up to 18 participants euro 2250
Up to 19 participants euro 2300
Up to 20 participants euro 2350
Up to 21 participants euro 2400
Up to 22 participants euro 2450
Up to 23 participants euro 2500
Up to 24 participants euro 2550
Included in the Price:
• Transportation to and from Florence or its vicinities with mercedes.
• Tour/driver for the day at your disposal.
• Pick up and drop off directly at your accomodation.
• Stop in Siena, Chianti, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Michelangelo square.
• Traditional Tuscan Lunch with Wine Tasting in a local organic wine Farm.
• Second wine tasting and wine tour at medieval castle in Chianti Classico.
• Panoramic stops in Chianti
• Panoramic stop at Michelangelo square
• All Local Taxes
Please note that all prices above are quoted considering a pick up and drop off in Florence or its vicinities. We can organise pick up/drop off directly to your villa, castle or accomodation in other areas of Tuscany and prices will be quoted seperately upon request. We can guarantee the tour even more people (up to 17, up to 32..)