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$154.42 Day Trips & Excursions

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Rome

Heading north out of Rome by luxury coach, your Tuscany day trip first takes you to Montepulciano, famous for its vino and views! Nestled in southern Tuscany, Montelpulciano is a Renaissance hill-town, famed for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a red wine. With your guide, take a walking tour and see the Florentine-style clock tower, the Etruscan city walls, medieval wine cellars and the interestingly unfinished Duomo.After a stop for photos, get back on your coach to travel west into the heart of Tuscany, to the area surrounding Montalcino. Here you'll visit the gorgeous Sant' Antimo Abbey, where the stone walls ring with the sound of Gregorian chants, before admiring the views over the town's vineyards. The rich Brunello di Montepulciano red wine is produced at these vineyards, and you'll sample a glass over a three-course lunch at one of the area's traditional farms! Featuring produce grown on the farm, your lunch allows you to dine in true Tuscan style before enjoying a wine tasting of each of the wines grown on site.Spend part of your afternoon in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Pienza, where you'll have approximately 45 minutes to explore at your leisure. The town's layout was designed by Pope Pius II in the 14th century, as he wanted to transform the look of his birthplace. As you explore independently, soak up the serene ambience that stays true to the Pope's vision, and marvel at the town’s beautiful ancient architecture. Be sure to look in the shops for Pienza's most famous product – Pecorino cheese!As your day comes to an end, meet your guide back at the coach for the relaxing return journey to Rome.

$167.59 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.

$119.36 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Wine Tasting and Dinner at Private Tuscan Villa from Florence

Meet your driver near Santa Maria Novella Station in central Florence to begin your tour. Board your air-conditioned minivan and enjoy a short journey to an enchanting 17th-century villa. Situated among narrow hilly roads, olive groves and vineyards, the villa is a tranquil haven just minutes from Florence’s bustling city center.On arrival, meet the villa’s winemaker for a tour of the grounds. Look out for wild rabbits and pheasants that may be roaming nearby, and listen to your host as they share sought-after winemaking secrets and stories about the vineyard’s achievements.As you stroll, learn how the villa produces wine from merlot, sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and pinot bianco grapes. After discovering the incredible process of winemaking, indulge in a tasting of some of the villa’s limited-edition wine including two reds, one white and a dessert wine. Savor the distinct flavors as they roll over your tongue.Next, settle in the villa’s garden, if weather permits, or held inside the villa for a 4-course Tuscan feast. Dine on local culinary delights such as crostini (small slices of grilled or toasted bread with toppings), prosciutto ham, parmesan and Pienza pecorino cheese, pasta, and a traditional meat and potato dish. Vegetarian options are also available. Revel in the mouthwatering combination of regional ingredients as you soak up the incredible panoramic views. Then, enjoy a traditional Italian dessert as you watch the sun slip behind the horizon.With a full stomach and your thirst quenched, head back to your air-conditioned minivan and relax on your short journey back to the start point.

$81.17 Day Trips & Excursions

Tuscan Food and Wine Tour of Val d'Orcia from Florence

This unique tour will let you discover one of Tuscany’s beloved areas: Val d’Orcia. The harmony and placid beauty of its landscape have become synonymous with the word “Tuscany.” With a guide, you'll experience a blend of art, landscapes, tastes and history. And, of course you will discover the wine traditions that characterize the land. After leaving Florence, you'll start your visit in Montalcino, where you'll sample wine and local snacks in a winery. Early in the afternoon, visit the medieval village and discover its charm. Take a walk and do not miss the stunning Fortress and the countless panoramic spots.  Continue with a visit to Pienza, a jewel of the Val d’Orcia whose gastronomic traditions has spread around the world. Admire its famous Pio II square with the Cathedral and Prior Palace and enjoy free time to soak up the town’s atmosphere and folklore. Bring a camera; you'll have ample chance to take photos of the landscape. End your tour with a visit to Montepulciano to see its stately Renaissance buildings and the refined beauty of its churches. Hear tales of the Nobile di Montepulciano wine, which has come to be a symbol of the city. Then, the best part: sample it in a local winery. Finally, relax on the journey back to Florence.

$220.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Tuscany Wine-Tasting Small-Group Full-Day Tour from Florence

Meet your expert driver-tour escort  near Piazza della Repubblica in central Florence. Then, settle into your air-conditioned Mercedes minivan and head south into the Tuscan countryside. Admire the rolling hills dotted with cypress trees and charming towns, and on route, hear absorbing facts about Tuscany’s history and winemaking heritage. After a roughly 1.5-hour journey, stop at the hilltop town of Montepulciano, famed for its vino di nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano wine. Visit the stunning San Biagio church on the slopes below Montepulciano's walls, and then explore its lovely cobbled center as your driver-tour escort sheds light on its Renaissance architecture. Next, call at one of Montepulciano’s historical wine cellars, set beneath a medieval palace. Hear how it belongs to a winemaking family that was one of the founders of vino di nobile, and taste some of the varieties produced here before traveling on to a winery near Montalcino. Here, sit down to a 3-course lunch with the rest of your small group. The menu will vary according to the winery and season, but typically expect an appetizer, pasta dish and dessert. As you eat, run your taste buds by three varieties of the famous, local Brunello de Montalcino wine. Duly refreshed, continue to Montalcino and delve into its charming lanes and squares. As you walk, see the town's 14th-century fortress and absorb the gorgeous views over the Orcia Valley (Val d’Orcia) below. Next, visit Pienza , an  enchanting Renaissance hilltown in the heart of Valle D'Orcia. Enjoy a stroll  and , if you wish , enter one of the many shops in town where you can taste the famous Pecorino cheese from Pienza . Lastly, trace a scenic route through the Chianti hills back to Florence, where your tour ends back at the start point.

$93.10 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano Wine Tour

Meet our staff in Montacatini and with a shuttle you’ll reach the tour departure place in Florence, upon arrival the tour will start. A day amid art, culture, wine and delicious food. Do you fancy an unforgettable experience in the most impressive places in Tuscany? Join us and visit wonderful cities, taste the best wines, cheeses and typical products in one single day. The tour  begins with a visit of a cellar in Montalcino where you will taste a sampling of wines produced with a delicious snack consisting of local products. In the afternoon, one of our brilliant tour leaders will show you around Montalcino, where you will visit the typical village and its fortress. Then you will visit Pienza and Montepulciano, two artistic jewels, representing the landscape of Val d’Orcia. Pienza is a perfect combination of architectural beauty and harmony. Most of the numerous lanes bearing impressive names overlook the breathtaking landscape of Val d’Orcia. Unique tastes, smells and flavours support this natural and artistic heritage. Pienza’s most renowned tradition is in fact the typical Pecorino cheese. The tour ends with the visit to Montepulciano where the stateliness of its Renaissance buildings and the refined beauty of its churches intertwined with the ancient tradition of its wine, Nobile di Montepulciano, symbol of the city as well as delight of your palate. You will taste it in a local winery. After the tour will take you back to Florence and at 9:00 pm there is our shuttle service to go back to Montecatini.