- Private tour and wine-tasting in the Chianti region
- Your own private English-speaking driver will show you one of Tuscany’s most famous regions
- Enjoy a wine-tasting with light snacks
- You have the option to add on a Tuscan dinner in a historic village
- Visit to the Ancient Cellar with an expert wine guide
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What You Can Expect
The half-day option will conclude here, with return transportation to your Florence hotel. If you select the 8-hour option, continue to a hillside village for an authentic Tuscan dinner. If the weather is clear, you’ll be seated outside to toast fine Chianti wine under the stars. Your evening will conclude with drop-off back in Florence.
Please note that tours are carried out in different areas of the Chianti region. The trip from Florence to Chianti is approximately 40 minutes each way.
Dinner Sample Menu:
2 First Courses: options
- Ribollita (typical vegetable soup)
- Pici all'aglione: (Pasta with dressing made with tomatoes and garlic)
- Taglieatelle al Ragu: (Egg oodles with Bolognese sause)
Second Course: options
- Stracotto al Chianti con Spinach (Stew beef cooked with Chianti wine and spinach)
- Roast pork with potatoes
- Sausage and beans
- Glass of Chianti
- Half litter of mineral water
James L USA
From the minute Marzio picked us up at our apartment in Florence, we began our lessons on the history and people of not only Florence, his native city, but the rest of Tuscany as well. We have been to Florence many times, but we actually learned quite a bit that we didn't know on this tour. Marzio speaks excellent English and is very entertaining - it seemed as though a friend was driving us around, showing us his countryside. The wine tasting itself was wonderful, too - we thoroughly enjoyed the lessons on Chianti wines and olive oils and tasting those delicious products as well as having the chance to order bottles to be shipped home. This is a wonderful excursion and very well worth the extra cost. Highly recommended!
Amazing wine tasting experience.
Castle was beautiful, host was gracious and winr was delicious
Our private tour was amazing! Our guide, Alejandro was excellent. He spoke great English and provided us wonderful information and background throughout the tour. We booked the tour with only a couple days notice and it was on a Sunday yet VIATOR organized a personal tour of one of the wineries still (most are closed on Sundays). We got a tour from the actual wine maker where we started with a few white wines, did the tour, and then sat down (outdoors) for more wine, cheese, and meats. The dinner at La Tappas was fabulous. Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get outside of downtown Florence and truly experience some of the Tuscan region!
This was a last min booking. We were in Florence and thought it would be great to get out into the countryside for the day, and my husband did not want to rent a car! So, the night before we're looking online for a tour, of course everything was booked up, and then we came across this tour. It was a little more than we wanted to spend, but we thought why not, and boy am I glad we did. We were met at our hotel, right on time, in a beautiful clean, comfortable car by our driver, Guido Laschi. I cannot say enough great things about him, his English was impeccable, he was knowledgeable about the area, he showed us things that we would have never found on our own, it was like touring around with an old friend, he even made dinner reservations for us at a restaurant we had been dying to eat at, but unable to get reservations for. He definitely made our trip, and the money we spent worthwhile.
Our driver was English speaking (from the UK). He picked us up at our hotel in a beautiful Jag. We tasted wonderful Chianti region wines at a very small winery. They also served us cheese and bread and showed us where the wine and olive oil is made. We then drove to a small town for coffee and to window shop. It was very romantic.
This was by far our favorite tour. Our winery hostess, Nadia, was not only informative but very entertaining with her personal stories of working in the wine and grape business. We had so much fun learning about Classico Chianti and tasting the winery's selection. Our dinner at La Toppa in San Donato was also delicious. The setting, hospitality, and weather were everything you can image for this region of Italy. This tour is a great break from the hectic cities of Florence and Rome.
Outstanding experience. My boys loved meeting Alexandro and being taken around by him. He showed us breathtaking country side, took us to a terrific winery and also to meet folks he knew who made wine and balsamic vinegar. The whole day was one sumptuous feast, and he let it develop as it did. We spent more time in one place and so we adjusted the itinerary. It was a warm memorable introduction to the Chianti region.
Duayne M USA
E Darrin C USA