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$147.28 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Rome

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: City Wonders, Rome, LazioLocationStop At: Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, TuscanyBoard your luxury coach, and travel from Rome to Tuscany with its scenic, rolling hills. Your first stop is Montepulciano, a town renowned for its fine wine and views. The Renaissance hilltown is best-known for its production of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a full-bodied red wine. Learn about it on a walking tour and discover highlights such as the Florence-style clock tower, the cathedral with its yet-to-be-finished façade, medieval wine cellars and the old town walls. After a break for photos, travel further into Tuscany to explore the area around Montalcino. Step inside Sant’ Antimo Abbey, and then soak up the vistas that stretch beyond the vineyards. Hear how the local vineyards produce the acclaimed Brunello di Montepulciano wine, and then sample a glass for yourself over a 3-course lunch at a local farm. In traditional Tuscan style, the menu features fresh farm-grown produce as well as a selection of local wine. Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Piazza Pio II, Pienza, TuscanyFrom the farm, travel on to Pienza, one of the region’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here, enjoy up to 45 minutes of free time to explore. The layout of the town was created by Pope Pius II, who wanted to change the look of his birth town. Admire the historic center, which stays true to the pope’s vision, and gaze at the fine architecture that abounds. If you are a fan of food, check the shops for pecorino cheese, arguably Pienza’s most prized product. Your day trip finishes with your coach journey back from Tuscany to Rome.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Palazzo Piccolomini, Pienza, TuscanyPassing by

$159.84 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tasting Tour from Siena

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productMeet at the starting point for Tuscan Escapes toursPass By: Tuscan Escapes - Day Tours, Siena, TuscanyVisit to the medieval AbbeyDuration: 20 minutesLocation: Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Montalcino, TuscanyLeisure time in the hill town of MontalcinoDuration: 40 minutesLocation: Fortezza di Montalcino, Montalcino, Tuscany

$87.91 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Florence Aperitivo Tasting Tour with Ponte Vecchio, Oltrarno

Upon meeting your local guide, we’ll take a stroll through the city, chatting about national and local aperitivo traditions. Our first stop will be a typical wine bar that serves tripe, the most well-known street food in Florence. If you are game you can have a taste in the form of a small petite panino.A tasting of pecorino from southen Tuscany, Tuscan prosciutto and local foccacia bread called schiacciata will be served next, street food-style alongside our first glass of traditional Chianti.Up next, we’ll take a stroll along one of the city’s most beautiful streets and indulge in a spot of window shopping as we gaze at sumptuous displays of Italian fashion. We’ll arrive at a historic wine bar that’s owned by a family who have been making wine for thirty generations! Here we’ll taste a full-bodied super Tuscan red and soak up the old world atmosphere. We’ll then take you to the secret palace drive-through that used to sell wine in a similar fashion to the way burger chains sell their wares now. Our last but certainly not least stop is at a local cocktail bar where you will meet professional Florentine mixologists who really know their stuff when it comes to mixing a killer blend. Choose from a selection of classic Italian cocktails, your guide (who is an expert on all things wine and gin!) will fill you in on local stories related to the bar’s vast cocktail selection. More local snacks will be served, paired perfectly with your choice of drink, of course.After a fun filled crash course in Italian aperitivo, we hope you feel ready to try it on your own. Your tour will end with a stroll back to the meeting point but before you head off, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your time in Florence.

$79.92 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Tuscan Winery Tour

Join a fun day trip to the Chianti region and discovery all the area has to offer, from iconic Tuscan landscapes to the all-important wine! The day includes a trip through Tuscany with visits to two wineries, where you will sample seven different types of wine, three extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars and Tuscan snacks, as well as the chance to enjoy amazing scenery and visit to San Gimignano.The first stop will be at a winery and wine tasting school located 1-hour outside of Florence, where you will taste four different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines. A passionate wine producer will teach you how to recognize different flavours, and how to develop your taste buds. Don't worry- this is not a real school where you have to take notes! Only fun is guaranteed. To accompany the wine, you will also be sampling a 30-year-old balsamic vinegar, the aphrodisiac truffle oil and a classic extra virgin olive oil. Your second stop will be at a local winery located in the D.O.C.G Vernaccia white wine region, overlooking the stunning towers of San Gimignano. Here, you will be guided through the wine production process from vineyard to cellar by the wine makers, who will then share the secrets of the best wine and food combinations. At the winery you will enjoy three wines; the famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè wine and a Chianti colli senesi D.O.C.G.After the second winery, free time is given to explore the beautiful narrow streets of San Gimignano on your own. One of the best-preserved medieval towns in Tuscany, San Gimignano is host to a great array of shops selling local handicrafts and produce. It's the perfect spot to check out the tower filled skyline while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria. Maps will be provided from your tour leader and tips about the best places to visit in town.Departure from San Gimignano is at 3:45pm. You will arrive back to Florence at approx 5:00pm

$79.92 Day Trips & Excursions

Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza Wine and Cheese from Florence

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Fortezza di Montalcino, Montalcino, TuscanyA picturesque village in the heart of the Val d'orcia, offering stunning views of the valley and home to the world celebrated Brunello red wineDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, TuscanyAn authentic jewel of the Orcia Valley and the perfect Romanesque town par excellence. Also, a delicious pecorino cheese is produced here!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, Montepulciano, TuscanyA picturesque Medieval town where the delicious Noble wine is producedDuration: 1 hour

$77.64 Day Trips & Excursions

Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano Wine tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: TorrenieriWinery visit and Brunello wine tasting in MontalcinoDuration: 1 hourStop At: Chiesa della Madonna del Soccorso, Montalcino, TuscanyDuring your free time visit this beautiful Church located on a panoramic spotDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Fortezza di Montalcino, Montalcino, TuscanyFree time in this medieval village of Val d'Orcia Duration: 1 hourStop At: Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, TuscanyFree time in this stunning village of Val d'Orcia Duration: 1 hourPass By: Val d'Orcia, TuscanyAdmire the stunning Val D'Orcia with its incredible landscape full of olive groves, vineyards and cypresses. For its beauty has been declared world cultural heritage from UnescoStop At: Palazzo Comunale di Pienza, Pienza, TuscanyLocated in the square dedicated to Pio the II nowadays represents the city hall of the villageDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Palazzo Piccolomini, Pienza, TuscanyAdmire the beautiful and ancient palace of the Piccolomini Family Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Piazza Pio II, Pienza, TuscanyDiscover the main square of the villaghe dedicated to the Pope Pio the II born in PienzaDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Il Duomo di Pienza, Pienza, TuscanyLocated in the main square is one of the main landmark of the village and represent the main Church of the cityDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, Montepulciano, TuscanyFree time in this medieval village of Val d'Orcia Duration: 1 hourStop At: Duomo, Montepulciano, TuscanyLocated in the main square is the main church of the cityDuration: 10 minutesPass By: Palazzo Ricci, Montepulciano, TuscanyAdmire this ancient palace that belong to the Ricci Family