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We truly enjoyed our wine country tour. We had booked a full day, but we agreed to take the half-day when they didn't get a full class. The half-day tour was informative, the scenery was awesome, and the winery was impressive.
The drivers were wonderful and our lunch at the winery was excellent. Highly recommend this trip if you want to see beautiful countryside and see firsthand how wine is made. The winetasting isn't bad, either!
This was the best tour we took during our three week European vacation. We were there two days before the harvest of the grapes. The vines were loaded with color. The guide was wonderful. The countryside was beautiful. The ceramics tour was fascinating. The lunch setting was so romantic - sitting under a canopy of vines while overlooking the vineyards. We have been to many wine tours and tastings and this one was the best. The last tour was so personal we ended up buying 12 bottles of wine. Thank you for a day in the country we will never forget!
Fun trip with beautiful scenery, our guide was enthusiastic, informative and fun. The wineries we visited were nice, great wine and the stop at the pottery shop was informative. Our lunch spot was gorgeous and had excellent food and service. A fun day all around.
One of my favorite tours of all time! It was relaxed, yet packed full with friendly, helpful people and amazing views!
The guide was extremely accommodating and personable. The van was clean, modern and very comfortable. We both loved the stops that we made at the markets, the terra-cotta factory, and the winery. The day went by so quickly.
Great situation within easy walk of all highlights of Florence. Yet quiet. The small lift was a problem but they are in course of renewing it.
Lovely day with only one other couple and our guide. Beautiful scenery and good wines to taste. Strongly recommend.
I enjoyed this tour and Stefano knew his stuff about the region and was a lot of fun. Even though this tour was pricey, I think we pretty much got our moneys worth. That having been said, I do feel we were tricked into having to buy lunch at the place however lovely that he chose, and for what we got, it was over priced. If we were going to have such a minimal meal, it should have been included in the rather expensive fee.
Had a great time in spite of the rain, Stefano was an excellent guide. We tried a lot of good Chiantis!
My recent holiday to Italy was more like a flying visit, trying to visit as many places as possible in a very short space of time. I have been before to this area but this was a different tour. Good guide, small group, good day out. I certainly recommended it!
It was really nice to get a almost private tour of Chianti... about 8 people were in our group... so very nice! However, I have some issues....we were given 40 minutes of free time in Chianti town center... very boring. You can do the square in about 15 mins and the locals weren't nice to tourists. I would much rather have the tour company work it so we can make a trip to Siena instead. That can EASILY be done. Basically the day starts with you meeting in city center in Florence.. about a 30 min drive to a terracotta builder (which honestly, I could have done without too... this is labeled as a WINE trip!)... the terracotta tour took about 45 mins. Then we head to Chianti, for a 40 min walk around the city (again, this could be left out!). Afterwards you are taken to the first winery of the tour ...finally!! After a tour, we are offered lunch with wine tasting.. NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE... very disappointing, if you ask me. While the lunch was beautiful and very tasty and filling, for the amount of money you spent on the tour per person... it needs to be included. Expect to spend 25 Euro per person. Then we go to the second winery of the trip, Casa Emma... the wine is amazing with wonderful views of Tuscany. My only concern here is our tour guide gave us too much time with lunch.. he let us spend almost 2 hours eating, so this rushed our last wine tasting. If you ask me this is the point of a tour guide.. to keep us on a schedule!! It would have been nice to spend more time at the last winery. He also said since "we"--- really?--- spent so much time on lunch, we can't explore another village he had planned. Not cool. Anyway.. if we start the day by just heading straight to Siena, have 1 hour there, then head to our first winery-- timed lunch-- then go to the last winery. Would have be MUCH better. BUT, after all this, I would still recommend this tour because it is a intimate tour of the Chianti wineries.