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  • Afternoon Tour of the Chianti Wine Region in Tuscany

    1. Afternoon Tour of the Chianti Wine Region in Tuscany

    Not far from Florence you’ll find Chianti, famous for both its wine and beautiful countryside – and there is no better way to experience the beauty of Chianti than by taking our guided deluxe van tour. Having been picked up from your hotel in Florence in the early afternoon, your driver tour escort will whisk you away to the winding roads and rolling hills of Chianti, considered to be some of the most beautiful countryside in Tuscany. For centuries these hills were used as battlefields for wars between Siena and Florence, but now they are used simply to make Chianti Classico, one of the best wines Italy has to offer. As you travel the stunning countryside, take in information about art, history, wine, food, and local traditions from your officially-licensed guide.You will have your first chance to taste some of the local product during a visit to Greve in Chianti, a charming, quiet town...

  • Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

    2. Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

    After meeting your guide and boarding the coach, drive to the Chianti region. On the way to the first winery, your guide will share interesting facts and curiosities about landmarks along the route. Arrive at the first “cantina” of the day, where you will be welcomed by the winemakers. After listening to a brief introduction about the winery’s history and the types of wine made there, join a guided tour of the facilities and nearby vineyards. Learn all about the winemaking process, the materials used to make the barrels, and what it takes to be classified as a “Chianti Classico”. Then, begin your first wine tasting of about 5 wines. You will hear an explanation of each of the wines that you sample, as well as some tips on how to savor the wine and understand its qualities. The wines will be accompanied by local snacks produced in the region, such as cheese, bread, olive oil, and salum...

    I really enjoyed the tour! Both wineries were good, but I especially loved the second one. We tasted some quality wines and tried some delicious cheeses, olive oils. I learned many things about how wine is made and how to properly taste it! Our Gide Kostantino was great and funny. He gave us information about the city and tips on where to eat or drink. I recommend this tour :)

  • Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti Experience

    3. Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti Experience

    Your day starts in the morning with a free tour of Pisa, where you will have time to admire the magnificent cathedral, the baptistery, the monumental cemetery and the famous Leaning Tower. Afterwards, you'll move on to a typical winery in the Chianti Hills on the slopes of San Gimignano. There you will enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch accompanied with a good local wine tasting. Following lunch you will discover one of the most beautiful medieval villages of San Gimignano, or the "Medieval Manhattan, where you can explore the maze of cobbled streets, small squares and many local craft stores. Your exciting day continues with a panoramic view of the true Chianti countryside before arriving in Siena, where if desired, your professional guide will let you discover the most important squares, from Piazza del Campo to the cathedral, passing through the most beautiful contrade that charac...

    Tour was planned and time was sufficient for cowering Pisa, Sangimignano with wine tasting and Siena tour, Driver was good and tour guide was efficient in explanation and guiding the best possible key locations across all 3 cities

  • From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

    4. From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

    Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from eit...

    This was such great value for money. Alessandro & Riccardo took very good care of us on our trip. It was well organised and kept to a timely schedule. Alessandro (guide) is very enthusiastic and has a wealth of knowledge to share. He also makes some great jokes that keeps the information enjoyable rather than a history lesson. Could not recommend more doing this trip as you really get to see all of Tuscany. The lunch will also cater for dietary needs which is great!

  • From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

    5. From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

    Depart Florence and journey to the historic Chianti Classico wine region while your English-speaking driver explains the stunning landscape that helps produce some of the most famous wines from Italy. Marvel at the beautiful countryside as you make your way to the 1st wine estate, where a wine expert will take you on a tour of the farm and tell you all about wine making in Tuscany. Sample 3 of the estate's wines, along with some of the fresh olive oil they produce. Learn more about the unique techniques used to produce wine and get a better appreciation of the local viniculture on a tour of the wine cellars and more. Continue to a 2nd wine estate to take a tour of the cellars and compare and contrast their techniques with the 1st winery. Taste different wines and olive oils produced on the farm, paired with local specialties from Tuscany, such as cheese, salami, cold cuts and bruschett...

    It was an amazing experience. Our driver was awesome. The wineries were beautiful. Great photo ops. The wines were great. Highly recommend this tour. Met wonderful people in the tour

  • Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

    6. Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike and Lunch

    After meeting your guide in central Florence, listen to an insightful introduction about the Cinque Terre on the 2-hour bus journey to La Spezia. After a quick bathroom break, board the first train of the day. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Here you will join a small guided walk through the vines, and then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Next, take the train to Corniglia. Climb the steps to reach the center of this quaint village and take some time to wander around. If you have selected the add-on, sit down at a local restaurant with a beautiful terrace and sea views. Tuck into a lunch of fresh fish for your 'primo' and homemade pesto pasta for your ‘secondo’. Then, choose to either go on an adventurous guided hike from Corniglia to Vernazza, or if you prefer to take it easy, follow your guide and take a train instead. Once...

    Gabriel, our tour guide was amazing and he made sure we had a good time with his information and friendliness. The trip was wonderful. We started at 7:30 from Florence and came back at 8:30. Cinque terre is beautiful and worth the visit.

  • From Florence: Chianti Hills Wineries Tour with Tasting

    7. From Florence: Chianti Hills Wineries Tour with Tasting

    Immerse yourself in Italy's renowned winemaking culture on this tour. Meet your friendly guide at the local partner’s office in Santa Maria Novella Train Station, then leave the city behind as you head out into the Tuscan countryside. Arrive in the charming town of Radda in Chianti and visit one of the town’s traditional wineries. Enjoy a tasting session of 3 regional wines, then have the opportunity to purchase the wines you’ve tasted as well as other local products including olive oil. Afterwards, spend some free time exploring the narrow streets of the town and peruse the local stores for handmade souvenirs. Later, Continue your tour to the next stop of the day, a traditional farm and winery located in the Chianti Hills. Follow your guide on a tour of the entire winery and learn about the winemaking process from grape to glass. Then enjoy another tasting session of 3 Chianti wines a...

    The guide from the service was just ok. She spoke English and was nice but was quiet mostly the entire bus ride and admitted to knowing nothing about wine. The people at the two places we did wine tours were super nice and knowledgeable. Both in beautiful places. The town we went to was nice but also there was one we passed much closer to Florence that would have cut out a lot of driving. Most of the experience was driving.

  • Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    8. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza S. Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on PIazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

    Very nice experience, the guide gave us additional information and was very kind

  • From Florence: Siena, San Gimignano & Monteriggioni Tour

    9. From Florence: Siena, San Gimignano & Monteriggioni Tour

    Visit three medieval towns and the Chianti area in one day on this tour. First, you will cross the beautiful Chianti hills as you ride south from Florence in an air-conditioned GT Coach. You will arrive at San Gimignano, a medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. San Gimignano is famous for its white wine, the world-renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers! Take time to wind your way through the narrow streets and admire the landscape. Your tour will make its second stop in Siena. Here you will find the Piazza del Campo, famous for the Palio Horse Race and for its splendid examples of Gothic civic architecture. You can also visit the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico with its Torre del Mangia. Continuing south, the tour will make a stop in Monteriggioni, where the medieval city walls remain intact. The main piazza, the Piazza Roma, is the perfect place to savor the history of...

    Very comfortable bus with an enthusiastic guide. There was enough time to explore the cities on my own. The cities themselves were amazing and the guide added interesting historic information

  • From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Day Trip with Siena Cathedral and Lunch

    10. From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Day Trip with Siena Cathedral and Lunch

    Your day begins early in the morning with a tour of Pisa, where you will admire the stunning Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Monumental Cemetery. Take photographs next to the celebrated Leaning Tower. Continue to a winery in the foothills of San Gimignano, where you will enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with wine tasting. After lunch, explore one of the most famous medieval hilltop villages in Italy, San Gimignano. Discover the maze of cobbled streets, picturesque piazzas, and local artisan shops. Next, admire a panoramic view of the Chianti countryside, followed by a stop in Siena. Here, a specialist guide will lead you on a walk through the city's historical center. Skip the ticket line to see the interior of the magnificent cathedral, and pass through the shell–shaped Piazza del Campo, where the Palio horse race is held twice a year. You will then return to Florence.

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What people are saying about Florence

Overall rating

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Fully loaded day! Do note, this is a tour is in a large group (~30 people), but this caused no problem - easy to hear guide, great to meet like minded people too. Emmanuel and Mano were our guides for the day - entertaining, insightful and very helpful. Highly recommend having the meal (~15 euro each), some of the best food we had. The views all along the hike are stunning - you can go at your own pace, there’s no rush, so we do recommend this A fantastic (busy) day, and a memory we will treasure

I had the most amazing tour guide. She was beyond impressive with her knowledge. I was blown away with this tour. It was worth every penny. It covered so much of the must sees in Florence. Oksana was truly amazing. She was kind and never stop taking the entire time. She was a wealth of knowledge.

Olivia was an amazing tour guide and really interacted with the group to make you feel very welcomed. Siena was beautiful and the walking tour was very informative and really made me feel like I knew the city better. The lunch at the farm had an unforgettable view!

It was an amazing experience. Our driver was awesome. The wineries were beautiful. Great photo ops. The wines were great. Highly recommend this tour. Met wonderful people in the tour

Great experience at 2 wineries with a great guide!