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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

$142.72 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Taste of Italy Food Tour to Chianti and Umbria from Rome

Start your experience with a pickup from your Rome hotel or meet your guide in the city center and board your air-conditioned coach. Listen to interesting facts about the Italians’ famous love of food and enjoy the views as you head north into lush, southern Tuscany.Arrive in Cortona and enjoy a walk through the heart of this walled hill town, which is little changed since medieval times. Admire the ocher-colored houses that line the cobbled lanes and piazzas and listen as your guide recounts its history and recent surge in popularity for featuring in 'Under the Tuscan Sun', American writer Frances Mayes’ tales of life in Tuscany in the 1990s. Perhaps enjoy some free time to look around the picture-postcard streets independently and maybe visit the 19th-century Cathedral of St Margaret (Basilica di Santa Margherita), perched on the hilltop.Continue along the banks of Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, and stop for lunch at an authentic farmhouse restaurant. Enjoy a tempting 4-course of regional dishes, washed down with drinks (own expense). Please see the Itinerary for a sample menu.With your appetite sated, drive through the rolling Chianti countryside to the charming hilltop town of Montepulciano, known for its ruby-red Vino di Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano wines, produced here since early medieval times. Visit one of the town’s oldest rock-cut wine cellars and hear how the region’s wines are produced as you run your palate by some of the varieties.After your wine sampling, return to Rome, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or a choice of points in the center.

$159.84 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Montepulciano and Pienza Day Trip from Siena

Meet your friendly guide in central Siena and head out of town in a comfortable minivan on one of Tuscany's panoramic roads, passing through the characteristic clay hills known as the Crete Senesi. Arrive first in the beautiful town of Pienza, which was entirely planned out by Pope Pius II, the humanist pope, to be the ideal Renaissance town. Pienza is rightly considered the gem of the Val d’Orcia region; the town and the entire Val d’Orcia are World Heritage Sites. You'll have time to spend at leisure here, so make the most of it by shopping or exploring the pretty alleyways of this small town at your leisure. As you leave Pienza, enjoy the fantastic views of Tuscany’s famous picture-perfect scenery.Your next stop is a local dairy farm, where you’ll feast on a wholesome and refreshing lunch (included) of fresh ingredients mostly produced on the farm. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of Italy’s salty Pecorino cheese, hear about the cheese-making process, visit the farm’s animals and learn about the lifestyle of the area. In the afternoon, travel to Montepulciano, one of Tuscany’s biggest hill towns, located on a steep hill overlooking the amazing landscape of the Tuscany-Umbria border. With your guide, take a short walk around town to see the Piazza Grande at the top of the hill. You’ll then have free time to visit the town’s many stores, palaces or churches. On request, visit a winery to enjoy a tasting of Montepulciano’s renowned wine and tour the wine cellars before your relaxing ride back to Siena.

$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

$250.04 Day Trips & Excursions

Tuscany Wine Country Small Group Tour with Tasting from Rome

Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located Rome hotel. Then, sitting comfortably in a luxury minivan, make your way out of the city to Tuscany’s UNESCO-listed Val d'Orcia region. As you travel, gaze out at the idyllic countryside and listen to your driver-guide share details of the day’s itinerary.Make your first stop in the hilltop town of Montepulciano, known for its Vino di Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano wines. With your driver-guide and small group, traverse the cobbled streets and have your camera ready as you pass buildings that date back to the Renaissance and Middle Ages. Then, visit an atmospheric wine cellar located in subterranean tunnels once used as tombs by the Etruscan people. Here you’ll also enjoy free time to explore this picturesque town on your own.Next head to the charming medieval village of Bagno Vignoni, located on a hill surrounded by the Valley Orcia river and famous also for its thermal waters used since Roman times - the village is built around its central 'piazza of water', a huge pool of thermal water. Spend some time walking around this beautiful and unique village and capture the vibrant atmosphere of the place.Continue on to Montalcino wine area, famous for its rich Brunello di Montepulciano wine. Enjoy a tour of a prestigious winery to learn about its winemaking methods. After exploring the vineyards and cellars, treat your taste buds to another tasting session while you savor a light lunch of cured meat, cheese, bruschetta and extra virgin olive oil.Your final stop of the day is the UNESCO World Heritage–listed town of Pienza, whose layout was designed by Pope Pius II in the 14th century. With time here to spend at your leisure, revel in the relaxed atmosphere and marvel at the town’s stunning ancient architecture. You might also wish to purchase some Pecorino cheese, Pienza’s most famous export.When the time comes, meet back up with your driver-guide and relax on the journey back to your hotel in Rome.