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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Chianti Region Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip from Florence

Combine Chianti wine with blissful Tuscan countryside on a half-day wine tour from Florence! With a tour escort, travel out of Florence and spend the afternoon at an enchanting castle winery in the Chianti Classico or Chianti Fiorentino region with a local wine-expert guide. Tour the wine cellars, hear the secrets of Tuscan winemaking, and then sample prestigious Tuscan wine alongside some traditional Italian snacks.


  • 5-hour Chianti wine tasting tour from Florence, led by a tour escort and a wine-expert guide
  • Travel through the glorious region of Tuscany and ogle the countryside views
  • Stop at a quiet hamlet tucked away in either the Chianti Classico or Chianti Fiorentino winemaking region
  • Tour a castle winery and explore the wine cellars where prestigious Tuscan wine is left to mature
  • Hear the secrets of Tuscan winemaking and learn about the different grapes that are used
  • Taste several varietals of Chianti wine alongside traditional Italian snacks such as crostini

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What You Can Expect

Chianti Region Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip from Florence

Sample Chianti wine on a Tuscan wine tour!

Leave central Florence by air-conditioned coach, and travel into the lush Tuscan countryside that surrounds the city. An area of unrivaled beauty, Tuscany also holds a reputation as one of Italy’s most esteemed winemaking regions and acres of picturesque vineyards blanket its sun-drenched hills.

Revel in the scenery as you travel, passing traditional travertine villages clinging to hilltops, overlooking swathes of vine-clad fields and olive groves. Your route continues into the Chianti Classico or Chianti Fiorentino sub-regions where some of Italy’s most prized red wine is produced. Stop in a quiet hamlet and visit a renowned wine estate at a castle for your tour and tasting session.

After a friendly Tuscan welcome at the venue, start your visit with a tour of the castle’s historical wine cellars. See where the grapes are crushed, and where the wine is matured and later bottled while hearing some secrets of Tuscan winemaking.

Then, take a seat at a wine glass–laden table, and sip on different glasses of wine made by the estate. The varietals are subject to change, but typically a glass of Chianti Classico, Chianti Reserve, the eponymous Tuscan vinsanto (dessert wine) or a prestigious white wine are served. Savor the complex and fruity flavors that are prevalent in Tuscan wine, and hear tasting tips to help you understand the characteristics of different grapes that are used.

As you sip, savor some traditional Italian snacks such as mixed crostini with pecorino cheese and cantucci di prato (aniseed-flavored almond cookies). Fruit juice is served for children and any non-drinkers. After your tasting session finishes, return to your coach with your tour escort and relax on the journey back to Florence. Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at the start point.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great guide! Super fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

TOTALLY WORTH IT! Tour was fun and different. We liked the fact that they left entire wine bottles for a group of 6-8 people to try them out, so you could have a little but more than a glass. At the end we even bought a few bottles but they didn't put pressure over people to buy wine and we liked that. We took pictures that look like postcards. We are really happy we did this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well organized tour, on time and met our expectations.

Susy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a great afternoon. I picked the half day as we did not want to hop on and off at different wineries. We went to the Il Palagio winery where the explanation was informative on their making of the wine, and then we sat and had a taste of the different wines and desert wine with a spread of delicious Italian antipasto and almond biscuits for the desert wine. Lovely just sitting around relaxing and chatting to other tourists on our bus sipping and eating. What better way to taste wine?

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Extremely enjoyable and informative tour to the wonderful countryside of Tuscanny and a marvelous vineyard and winery in Il Pilagio, I will remember this tour for a very long time as the guide was very knowledgeable Lucy, the wine was amazing and the company we enjoyed on there tour was an extra bonus. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great experience. Our trip to Castello Querceto went very smoothly -- the drive out to Chianti was very picturesque and the winery itself was very well organized. The tour was fun and the tasting was even better. For this trip, the value that you get for the cost of the ticket is great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lovely way to spend a very hot afternoon. Very informative and very relaxing spending the afternoon trying four different wines and a welcome drink with nibbles included. An added bonus was meeting other travellers at your table.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fabulous tour of this beautiful winery in the Tuscany region. The concluding wine tasting and app's were wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I was a little hesitant to book a tour in another country on what I perceived to be a "random" website but having just returned from Italy I can say that the winery tour and tasting was easily top 5 favorite parts about the trip. Finding the bus was easy, the ride was short and beautiful, and our guide Marta was hilarious: I LOVED hearing the history of the castle. The wine and snacks were SO tasty (I don't even like red wine and the chianti classico is now a favorite!) Such a worthwhile trip and such a unique experience to get to get out of the heart of Florence and into the beautiful countryside. HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone and everyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I highly recommend this trip from Florence. There were 9 of us including 2 children, and we all loved it. The bus ride there was a little warm, even though the bus was air conditioned, but it was a pretty hot day. We couldn't understand the lady on the bus very well, but once we arrived at the castle the tour guide there was wonderful. Great tour!

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