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$61.86 Day Trips & Excursions

Chianti 1-Day Tour from Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, Greve

Leave Florence by air-conditioned coach and travel south to Siena, passing through the postcard-perfect Tuscan countryside. Travel through the area known as Chianti, admiring the idyllic landscape of verdant green hills punctuated by cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves. After 1.5 hours, stop in the medieval walled city of Siena – Tuscany’s elegantly beautiful second city.Your first visit is the Basilica of San Domenico, a treasure chest of Renaissance dedicated to St. Catherine of Siena. Head inside the Basilica with your guide and admire its highlights. After marveling at the artwork, continue with your guide on a walking tour of the old town until you reach the Cathedral (exterior visit) and then stroll to one of the city's contrada museums.The museum is dedicated to information about Siena’s famous contrades, and as you browse the exhibits, your guide will talk to you about their origins. Loosely translated as districts, the contrades have individual legacies of traditions and each one boasts their own flag and anthems. Learn of the contrades’ role during Siena’s legendary Palio horse race, and browse the historical documents on display.After a break in Piazza del Campo for lunch (own expense), you will reach San Gimignano, a small and world famous walled town located on a hilltop, which remained intact through the centuries, renowned for its tall towers, wonderful frescoes and many other valuable works of art: here we will be led until the heart of the historical center, where to have free time at disposal for its fascinating discovery.In the evening, crossing the gently Chianti rolling hills, you will arrive to a small and typical Winery where, after a short walk in the ancient vineyards, we will visit the suggestive barrique room and taste 4 fantastic wines, sampling also locally produced zero food miles. Finally, we will stop in the picturesque village of Greve in Chianti, to admire its famous main square flanked by arcades and browse through the local artisan shops, to end a memorable experience in the heart of Tuscany.*Please note that the order of the visits may change.

$51.55 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Florence to Greve in Chianti Tour with Wine Tasting Experience

Tucked in the center of Tuscany is the picture-framed Chianti. Famous for its carefully-tended farmlands, rolling hills, wines and and rural treats. This trip gives you the chance to open the picture and step inside. A truly get-away-from-it-all trip, plunging you into the beauties and traditions of the Chianti region, renowned world-wide for its wines and special cheeses and meats.After meeting your guide you will go to visit a rustic wine estate. Here you will be met and hosted by the owners, who will show you the tricks-of-the-trade and let you into all the secrets of the best Chianti red wine. You'll be able to relish home made snacks and sip a suave wine.Then we drive through the charming landscapes of the region to arrive at Greve in Chianti, the famous and probably best known Chianti wine town. Here you'll be free to wander through the town and explore its alleyways or sit in the main square and watch the world go by. But you'll also be able to take in the beautiful Medieval buildings and peek in the picturesque artisan shops.But the day isn't over yet! Nestling in the olive groves, gentle hills and vineyards you'll be taken to visit another wine estate, where you can relax and pick up tips to be the perfect sommelier! The day over you'll return back to Florence after a day truly serene and satisfying.

$90.50 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Small Group Chianti at Sunset Wine Tasting Tour from Florence

In the afternoon, meet your English-speaking driver in front of the National Library( piazza Cavalleggeri, 1) and board a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan for the trip to the Chianti region. Experience for yourself what makes Chianti one of the world’s most magnificent landscapes on this 4-hour journey of discovery.Reach the heart of the Chianti region along the panoramic route 222 - the Via Chiantigiana - that winds through this stunning scenery characterized by vineyards, cypress trees, and golden hilltop villages. Each vista seems more beautiful than the last, with a glorious view around every bend.Stop first in the town of Greve in Chianti, where you’ll have 20 minutes to enjoy a short stroll through this village famous for its picturesque square. Browse in the shops selling excellent Tuscan products. You’ll have the chance to stop for pictures before reaching the wine estate in the lovely little village of Montefioralle.Next, stop at a wine-producing farm for a visit to their cellars. Participate in a tasting of 4 wines along with bruschetta and cheese (about 45 minutes) while you enjoy this part of the world at the golden hour of sunset - when the sunlight mellows, touching the leaves and grapes of the vineyards with a golden hue and softening the hills, trees and towns so they resemble a beautiful painting.On the way back to Florence, stop for photos in the lovely little village of Badia a Passignano, where your driver will give you a little history of the location.At the end of the Tour, is it possible to include a Romantic Dinner in a Restaurant in Greve in Chianti ( Only in Summer Season ). In this case the Tour lenght H 5,30 with a surcharge for the extra service. See our Rates.  From November 2018 we include a second wine tasting in Greve at the same Price !!!The schedule of stops could also be reversed.

$45.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Chianti Montefioralle, Greve with Winetasting from Florence

Leave Santa Maria Novella station in Florence, and travel with your guide away from the city and into the Tuscan hills. Your first stop is the hilltop town of Montefioralle. Explore its charming narrow streets, lined with centuries-old buildings, and visit the castle, which lends itself to sweeping views over the Chianti area. After your castle visit, head down the hill to Greve in Chianti, the region’s main town. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own; don’t miss the town’s market if you visit on a Saturday. Otherwise, speak to your guide to arrange an optional tasting of wine or olive oil.   Meet back with your guide at a prearranged time, and travel to your final stop at a authentic Tuscan winery. Here, you’ll sample the famous Chianti wine, made from a mix of sangiovese grapes.

$190.93 Shore Excursions

Livorno Shore Excursion: Chianti and Tuscany Countryside Private Wine Tour

While you’re in port in Livorno, spend your time in one of Italy’s most sought-after destinations – Tuscany! Your shore excursion starts as you’re picked up at the Livorno cruise port and whisked away to the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You will follow the Wine Road between vineyards and olive trees until you reach Greve in Chianti, the small village named after the nearby river, which expanded considerably during the 14th and 15th centuries. You can see Piazza Matteotti, the Santa Croce church, the San Francesco convent and many typical Italian shops and wine cellars. After Greve, you will visit one of the most famous wineries in the area and take a guided tour of its wine cellars. Then, you will enjoy a guided tasting of classic wines and extra virgin olive oil. After the tasting, you will have the chance to stop for a lunch of local specialties in a typical Tuscan restaurant (additional cost). In the afternoon, relax as you drive back to Livorno through the small villages that dot the Tuscan countryside.This in-depth private tour hosted by a professional English speaking driver.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Livorno port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$147.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tuscany Castles Tour with Chianti Wine Tasting

Begin your adventure into the magic of Tuscany from your meeting point in Florence, where you will meet up with your expert local guide. You will then hop aboard a comfortable private coach to leave Renaissance Florence behind to discover the rural surroundings and Medieval history that paved the way for the opulent wealth and extraordinary artistic achievements it boasts. After a short hour-long transfer filled with captivating commentary from your guide, you will come to your first stop of the day, Verrazzano Castle. This privately owned medieval gem dominates the area’s rolling hills with its tower and is still inhabited today inside a parameter that was laid down as an Etruscan settlement. During your tour of the castle you will experience what it was like to call such a residence home in centuries past, before visiting the wine cellars with an equally amazing history with roots dating to the year 1150. Indulge in a three flight guided tasting of Chianti’s famous wines, including a Chianti Classico DOGC, with local extra-virgin olive oil and pecorino cheese topped with the castle’s own balsamic dressing, all of which will be available to you for purchase in the castle boutique! Board your private coach again for the quick 20-minute trip to the picturesque town of Greve in Chianti, where you will enjoy free time for lunch in one of its many authentic Tuscan restaurants with insider recommendations from your guide on where to go to enjoy the best in Chianti’s regional cuisine. After your break in Greve in Chianti, you’ll board your private coach again for a bus tour of local winding roads and evocative landscapes until you arrive at Brolio Castle. Considered one of the most beautiful on the Italian peninsula, this privately owned jewel has been inhabited by the Ricasoli family since 1141. Learn its spectacular history as part of Florence’s bulwark against its rival Siena, as well as sieges from the Spanish and the Aragonese in the 15th century. One of its many illustrious owners, Baron Bettino Ricasoli, was Italy’s 2nd Prime Minister and created the first known Chianti “recipe" in 1872, recommending 70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia Bianca. Your guided visit includes its lush Italian gardens, the family chapel and crypt, as well as a walk along the ramparts to survey the surrounding vineyards. You will then be treated to a tasting of the castle’s own local wine and be able to browse the wine shop for delicious wines, olive oil, honey and jam to take home. Once more you will be escorted aboard your private coach for the bus ride back to Florence as you continue to absorb the day’s beautiful places and unforgettable experiences in the sign of Tuscany’s amazing castles and wine.            

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