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From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Italy on a Budget Tours

From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Italy on a Budget Tours
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From US$ 128.83 per person

Enjoy this fabulous wine tour to the Tuscan countryside for independent travelers aged between 18-35. Explore the beautiful Chianti countryside sampling delicious traditional wines with an English-speaking guide. Then finish in San Gimignano.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a relaxing day trip to the Tuscan wine region
  • Try 7 different types of wine all in one day
  • Have a professional wine tasting lesson
  • Taste extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Treat yourself to the gelato world champion
  • Visit of the famous hill top town of San Gimignano
Full description

Join this fun day-trip made for 18 to 35-year-old travelers to the Chianti countryside by van, and discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine. Visit two local wineries and taste their flavorful wines, as well as local produce samples. Walk through the streets of San Gimignano at your own pace, discovering this charming town first-hand. Head straight to a wine tasting school, your first stop, where you will taste 4 different type of wines, including the famous Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. and a Super Tuscan wine, a 30 year-old balsamic vinegar, and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here, learn how to recognize the different flavors and develop your taste buds together with a wine passionate producer. Next, drive to your second stop, a local winery located in a stunning area well-known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine and facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. Let the winemakers guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations. At this winery, take the opportunity to buy their local products and wine at a convenient cost to bring back home or to ship to friends and family. In the afternoon, enjoy visiting and spending time wandering through the narrow streets of San Gimignano at your own pace. Shop 'til you drop and enjoy gelato from the world-champion ice-cream making gelateria. Your departure from San Gimignano is at 3:45 PM with an estimated travel time of 1 hour and 10 minutes. You'll arrive back in Florence at about 5 PM.

Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Van
  • Map
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at 9:45 AM at the Piazza della Calza, directly in front of the Porta Romana at the blue P (parking) sign. Look for the "Italy on a Budget tours" logo on the guide's shirt and van. If you're coming from the main train station in Florence, you will need to take bus number 11 (going to La Gora) and get off at Calza Serragli. Your guide will be there, on the right side of the gate.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • If you are spending the night in Siena, ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano so you don't have to go all the way back to Florence. From San Gimignano, you can take a local bus to Siena.
    • In summer, the maximum number of participants is 60.
    • People older than 35 but younger than 50 are always welcome as long as they are young at heart, have no walking disabilities, and are happy to be with younger people. The tour operator has a general audience of college students, backpackers, solo travelers, etc. The tour is more fast-paced, budget-minded, and includes activities for travelers to meet and connect with other passengers.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 197 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    Great experience at a great price. Really fun day trip, lots of wine and a selection of meats and cheese we weren’t expecting. Emma was a great tour guide!! Only comment would be that it would’ve been nice to spend more time learning about the wine making process and/whilst taking time to walk around the vineyard and vines.

    November 17, 2021

    Such an amazing time on this tour! The first stop is by far the most amazing experience, gorgeous winery with very classy presentation and good wine. The second stop was also great, it was fun learning how wine was made and the views were impeccable! It was only 4 of us in the group and we had so much fun, even ended up linking up later that night for dinner, we got along well had and amazing shared experience to talk about all night. Eduardo was a great tour leader, couldn’t recommend a better person to take us around and teach us a little bit of history, geography, and culture. Highly recommend this tour!

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    August 7, 2021

    10/10 that was very cool. You should eat well first. At the first wine cellar you don't get "a lot" of wine, so you have a short break. The olive oil there is very worthwhile, it is sooooooo incredibly delicious, you have to grab it. And then at the second wine cellar there is a LOT of wine. We were always given something to eat here. The cheese was also very tasty. The icing on the cake was our tour guide, who had a lot of knowledge about the history of the city and wine and on the other hand a lot of charm. My girlfriend and I and everyone else in our group was well drunk. It's worth the money!

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    July 30, 2021

    Product ID: 28065