Half-day Chianti wine tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Italy

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from$48.58
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Explore the Chianti area in the heart of Tuscany and taste some superb Chianti wines and Tuscan products. Visit a famous winery and the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni.
Spend an afternoon visiting the heart of Tuscany and its well known Chianti region. Leave in the early afternoon and head south, you will soon be immersed in a picturesque landscape with gently rolling hills and little hilltop villages. The first stop will be at a charming wine estate in the countryside. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of the wine cellar, having the opportunity to gain insight to the various stages of wine production; but most important you will have the chance to taste some locally produced Chianti wine, the famous wise blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.  You will also taste some local products such as cold meat and salami, together with some typical bruschetta. The second stop of the day will be Monteriggioni the charming walled medieval village. Enjoy some free time and take a walk in this small village known and famous thanks to Dante Alighieri who cited it on his masterpiece The Divine Comedy.  Afterwords you will continue with the second winery in the middle of Chianti Classico area. Fall in love with this boutique winery surrounded by endless garden, olive trees and nature.  Learn the history of the property, see the wine cellars and finish your visit with an authentic wine tasting. Then take some time to take unique pictures  before heading back to Florence where the tour will end.

What’s included

  • Travel by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • Wine, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting
  • Snack with sliced cured meats and typical salami
  • Visit  two famous estates with tour of the wine cellar and wine tastings

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Pickup and Drop off service

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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