Chianti Region Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip from Florence
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Location: Florence, Italy
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 Fiorentino region and in an ancient winery in the Chianti Senese, with local wine-expert guides. In both wineries 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
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 Fiorentino where some of Italy’s most prized red wine is produced. Stop for the visit to 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.
March 16 to November 14
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
November 15 to March 15
Until October 2015: 2pm From November to March: 1:30pm From April to October: 1:45pm
- Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 70 people)
- Tour escort
- Wine-expert guide
- Cellar tours
- Wine tastings
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Schedule and Pricing
Returns to original departure point
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.
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Debra was an amazing tour guide. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys wine, even if only a little. My wife is a much bigger wine lover than I am, however I still found this to be a great trip. The first winery was very generous with their pours and wine was priced very well if you wanted to purchase it. Shipping is a little expensive, but there's nothing you can do about that65 euros for 6 bottles plus the cost of the wine. Bus ride was great and so was seeing the small towns in between even though it was only a very short stop. The views are also amazing!
This was the best wine tour I have ever been on! The guide was knowledgeable, the wineries we visited were excellent and beautiful. Driving through the countryside was breathtaking. It was great to get out of the city of Florence to adventure in the vineyards and small towns. The best spent money of my trip!
Phenomenal tour, great guide, awesome experience. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Juan Jose P
Great tour of the wine process ant the facilities were excellent.
Half-day wine tasting is the way to go! our guide was funny and very knowledgeable. the winery we went to had delicious wine paired with delicious meats/cheese/bread. We even left with 6 bottles of wine to take back to the states!
Lucia is a wonderful tour guide. This tour is the perfect combination of learning about wine and getting to socialize. They are more than generous with their time, food, and wine and at the end you have the opportunity to buy the different wines that they provided. No pressure to buy though which was nice. They just offer the opportunity to buy in a low key way.
Very nice day in the Chianti region. Loved our guide at the castle. She was very informative and very interesting to listen to. Would highly recommend this!!
Great tour! Our guide was fun and knowledgeable, the views were picturesque, and the wine tasting was excellent!
Great guide! Super fun!
TOTALLY WORTH IT! Tour was fun and different. We liked the fact that they left entire wine bottles for a group of 6-8 people to try them out, so you could have a little but more than a glass. At the end we even bought a few bottles but they didn't put pressure over people to buy wine and we liked that. We took pictures that look like postcards. We are really happy we did this tour!
Well organized tour, on time and met our expectations.
What a great afternoon. I picked the half day as we did not want to hop on and off at different wineries. We went to the Il Palagio winery where the explanation was informative on their making of the wine, and then we sat and had a taste of the different wines and desert wine with a spread of delicious Italian antipasto and almond biscuits for the desert wine. Lovely just sitting around relaxing and chatting to other tourists on our bus sipping and eating. What better way to taste wine?
Extremely enjoyable and informative tour to the wonderful countryside of Tuscanny and a marvelous vineyard and winery in Il Pilagio, I will remember this tour for a very long time as the guide was very knowledgeable Lucy, the wine was amazing and the company we enjoyed on there tour was an extra bonus. Highly recommended
This was a great experience. Our trip to Castello Querceto went very smoothly -- the drive out to Chianti was very picturesque and the winery itself was very well organized. The tour was fun and the tasting was even better. For this trip, the value that you get for the cost of the ticket is great.
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.
Fabulous tour of this beautiful winery in the Tuscany region. The concluding wine tasting and app's were wonderful.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
We had a blast! Well worth the money. And the tour guide was very well informed.