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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 Fiorentino region and in an ancient winery in the Chianti Senese, with local wine-expert guides. In both wineries 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
  • Taste several varietals of Chianti wine alongside traditional Italian snacks
  • Two delicious tastings of four excellent wines and typical products
  • Explore the wine cellars where prestigious Tuscan wine is left to mature

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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 Fiorentino where some of Italy’s most prized red wine is produced. Stop for the visit to 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.

The Tour continues then to the picturesque medieval village of Greve, birthplace of the famous navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano, where every year takes place the most important wine fair of the Chianti region. Here you will have free time to admire the famous main square of the ancient "market" with its characteristic arcades and to browse through the local artisan shops.

Moving along the ancient "Via Chiantigiana", we cross the heart of the Chianti Classico, admiring the breathtaking views of the rolling hills that made so famous this part of Tuscany.

We reach then a family-run Winery located in the Sienese area of the Chianti Classico, which stands out for the excellent quality of its wines. Here we will be warmly welcomed by its passionate winemaker and after the guided tour of the cellars and the lovely aromatic garden, a delicious tasting of four different wines and local products will be waiting for us.

The last stop of the tour is Castellina, a fortified hilltop village of Etruscan origin, among the most lively and picturesque of Chianti, characterized by an imposing fortress: here, walking through the picturesque medieval covered street "Via delle Volte", the tour leader will guide us to discover the charming historical center and its picturesque houses, squares and shops.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Debra was an amazing tour guide. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys wine, even if only a little. My wife is a much bigger wine lover than I am, however I still found this to be a great trip. The first winery was very generous with their pours and wine was priced very well if you wanted to purchase it. Shipping is a little expensive, but there's nothing you can do about that65 euros for 6 bottles plus the cost of the wine. Bus ride was great and so was seeing the small towns in between even though it was only a very short stop. The views are also amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was the best wine tour I have ever been on! The guide was knowledgeable, the wineries we visited were excellent and beautiful. Driving through the countryside was breathtaking. It was great to get out of the city of Florence to adventure in the vineyards and small towns. The best spent money of my trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Simply wonderful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Phenomenal tour, great guide, awesome experience. Would highly recommend to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Half-day wine tasting is the way to go! our guide was funny and very knowledgeable. the winery we went to had delicious wine paired with delicious meats/cheese/bread. We even left with 6 bottles of wine to take back to the states!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour of the wine process ant the facilities were excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lucia is a wonderful tour guide. This tour is the perfect combination of learning about wine and getting to socialize. They are more than generous with their time, food, and wine and at the end you have the opportunity to buy the different wines that they provided. No pressure to buy though which was nice. They just offer the opportunity to buy in a low key way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very nice day in the Chianti region. Loved our guide at the castle. She was very informative and very interesting to listen to. Would highly recommend this!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour! Our guide was fun and knowledgeable, the views were picturesque, and the wine tasting was excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great guide! Super fun!

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