Chianti Region Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip from Florence

Combine Chianti wine with blissful Tuscan countryside on a half-day wine tour from Florence! With a tour escort, travel out of Florence and spend the afternoon at an enchanting castle winery in the Chianti Classico or Chianti Fiorentino region with a local wine-expert guide. Tour the wine cellars, hear the secrets of Tuscan winemaking, and then sample prestigious Tuscan wine alongside some traditional Italian snacks.

What You Can Expect

Sample Chianti wine on a Tuscan wine tour!
Sample Chianti wine on a Tuscan wine tour!

Leave central Florence by air-conditioned coach, and travel into the lush Tuscan countryside that surrounds the city. An area of unrivaled beauty, Tuscany also holds a reputation as one of Italy’s most esteemed winemaking regions and acres of picturesque vineyards blanket its sun-drenched hills.

Revel in the scenery as you travel, passing traditional travertine villages clinging to hilltops, overlooking swathes of vine-clad fields and olive groves. Your route continues into the Chianti Classico or Chianti Fiorentino sub-regions where some of Italy’s most prized red wine is produced. Stop in a quiet hamlet and visit a renowned wine estate at a castle for your tour and tasting session.

After a friendly Tuscan welcome at the venue, start your visit with a tour of the castle’s historical wine cellars. See where the grapes are crushed, and where the wine is matured and later bottled while hearing some secrets of Tuscan winemaking.

Then, take a seat at a wine glass–laden table, and sip on different glasses of wine made by the estate. The varietals are subject to change, but typically a glass of Chianti Classico, Chianti Reserve, the eponymous Tuscan vinsanto (dessert wine) or a prestigious white wine are served. Savor the complex and fruity flavors that are prevalent in Tuscan wine, and hear tasting tips to help you understand the characteristics of different grapes that are used.

As you sip, savor some traditional Italian snacks such as mixed crostini with pecorino cheese and cantucci di prato (aniseed-flavored almond cookies). Fruit juice is served for children and any non-drinkers. After your tasting session finishes, return to your coach with your tour escort and relax on the journey back to Florence. Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at the start point.

Click on the ‘View Additional Info’ button below to see a map of the meeting point.

Days of Service

March 16 to November 14
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
November 15 to March 15
Wednesday

Meeting Time

2pm

Details

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 70 people)
  • Tour escort
  • Wine-expert guide
  • Cellar tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Snacks

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point

Tuscany and Florence

Duration:

5 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Policy:

Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

German Activities Terms & Conditions

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Customer Reviews

Carina L

August 2015

Lovely way to spend a very hot afternoon. Very informative and very relaxing spending the afternoon trying four different wines and a welcome drink with nibbles included. An added bonus was meeting other travellers at your table.

bjaucoin

August 2015

Fabulous tour of this beautiful winery in the Tuscany region. The concluding wine tasting and app's were wonderful.

Samona V

July 2015

I highly recommend this trip from Florence. There were 9 of us including 2 children, and we all loved it. The bus ride there was a little warm, even though the bus was air conditioned, but it was a pretty hot day. We couldn't understand the lady on the bus very well, but once we arrived at the castle the tour guide there was wonderful. Great tour!

Bethany G

July 2015

Our tour guide was very funny and informative. Scenic bus ride with airconditioning as advertised. The winery was very small and was only able to see one room but the winery guide was hysterically funny and very knowledgeable. We were served 5 wines and a delicious spread of Tuscan meats, cheese, and bread in a lovely little courtyard. The miles and miles of grapevines and rolling hills were breathtaking. The stop in Greve was great as well. Lots of little shops to pop into. A perfect place for the foodie in you with a 100 year old butcher shop full of meats, cheeses and wine. They even vaccuum packed our goods for us so that we could take them home! This tour was worth every penny for my family of 10!

Lucas

July 2015

Nice winery and the tasting was 4 whole bottles of wine for a table of 8. Do the math... Large group tour but the coach was nice, clean and cool. Wish we could have seen more of the Tuscan country side but have to make it another trip.

Christa G

July 2015

A perfect getaway from the bustle of Florence! We rode a nice, air-conditioned bus. Our guide was not too enthusiastic or informative, but I was just there for the transportation and wine tasting! Once we reached the winery, the winery guide was amazing. We tasted 3 wines, had some snacks, and had some time to take photos and make purchases.

Katy

July 2015

Beautiful country side. The location of the wine tasting was breath taking! Great wine and food. Met a number of fun people from all over. Great experience. Definitely worth doing!

carolann k

July 2015

fabulous hosts the lady called kayda not sure if that was her name a Japanese lady from Michigan she was brilliant at her job very informative. As was the lady at the winery. Excellent service and worth every penny.

kscott52004

June 2015

We had a blast! Well worth the money. And the tour guide was very well informed.

Amber S

June 2015

Fun and informational tour! More people than I expected but a good tour and comfortable ride.

Daniel E

June 2015

Wonderful wine tour and is just right to be able to take in some Florence sites before heading off to learn about/get some good wines. Tour will return you to Florence right as dinner hours are beginning.

pınar d

June 2015

This tour was amazing!

gina.critelli

June 2015

Great tour guide, wonderful wine tasting experience. I can't wait to return to the chianti region again!

Cade M

June 2015

Our guide was amazing! Everything exceeded my expectations! the sights, wine, and appetizers were out of this world! I would definitely suggest this to anyone who loves wine!!

Malenee W

June 2015

Perfect half day trip. Ride was enjoyable and the views were amazing. The tasting itself was great with light food to have along with the wine.

Caroline K

June 2015

Tour was great! Learned a lot about both wine and olive oil. The winery was beautiful also. Would love to come back and stay in one of the chalets.

Ashley M

June 2015

Just perfect!!

Keslyne

June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Darrell

May 2015

Excellent tour! Getting to see a 900 year old castle, turned into a winery was amazing!

Christine m

May 2015

Incredible experience. Was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. I've wine tasted quite a bit in the states and this was an amazing experience. Learned a lot about wine making. Snacks provided were excellend.

Cheryl H

June 2015

Fabulous tour. Very informative and interesting. knowledge tour guide. Great wine tasting and snack. Amazing castle and region. I highly recommend this tour.

Julie

May 2015

This was excellent ! Gaetano was very informative , personable and funny !
Not to be missed.

Kira K

May 2015

This tour was a beautiful trip. The winery is on a gorgeous estate. The provided snacks and wine tastings were delicious and very generous portions! Afterwards, the trip to a local Tuscan town was a great experience. You must try the prosciutto topped gelato at the meat shop! Unique and delicious!

Dorothy U

May 2015

Loved this tour all efficient the vineyard was great - saw all the roaming peacocks too.
The wine was amazing as were all the snacks wasn't expecting much but got some nice brucetta, garlic breads cheeses and hams.
The ham shop they take you to at the end was amazing in a small Tuscan village lots of free meat and cheese samples and you can buy a wine card which you top up and get lots of samples or glasses of wine.

Would recommend!