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We had a really great time on our tour. Our guide was amazing. She spoke several languages which was very impressive, but you could tell that she was clearly passionate about the area. The dinner was beautiful and so was the scenery. We'd definitely recommend this tour - you won't regret it!
An excellent guide and tour.Because our group was fifty people it was too large to move swiftly and it meant along time serving dinner. There was no dessert, only biscotti which was a disappointment considering the cost.We arrived back in Florence after eleven PM.The driver of the bus was excellent in tight roads on the way to Chianti Country and exiting the vineyard.A very pleasant evening but the size of the group was too many.
AMAZING!!! The trip to the farm was the highlight of our trip to Florence--Carlo's passion was palatable and shined through in his food and wine. This trip is well worth the cost and I highly, highly recommend it!
We would definitely recommend this tour. It was fantastic and organised very well. Big thanks for our tour guides they were fantastic, driver was lovely too.
We loved the wine and Sienna. The only thing that was missing is they said desert would be tiramisu, but we only got a shot of really strong clear grape drink and some plain biscuits. Other than that A+++
Jasmine and Ross
Awesome tour! Really nice guide and the dinner at the vineyard was just soooo delicious!
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide Ivan was great. Ida from the winery was superb. I learned so much. I did not give the tour the highest rating as I felt 2.5 hours at Piazza del Campo was too long and we were disappointed there was no wine cellar tour as indicated.
Our group was small (8) and we had an excellent guide named Aldo. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience. Siena is lovely, with so many shops to visit and its beautiful cathedral. Our guide Aldo was extremely knowledgeable about the area and accommodating by giving us time to stop for pictures. The drive up through the Tuscan hills held one beautiful view after another and we actually had a beautiful sunset. Our private dinner at the winery was delicious, as were each of the wines. Well worth the expense!
Luckily we had spent time in Siena a few days previously as the stop in Siena was only 1 1/2 hours not the stated 2 1/2 hours. Love the town areas and 4 blocks off main piazza we had a terrific lunch at good price. Tour guide very prompt and no waiting around so recommend anyone taking this tour to be early at the train station site. Italian/Spanish tour guide very knowledgable and driver great. The vineyards, host, and food were terrific along with international visitors at dinner. Vineyard owner very fluent in English and had terrific sense of humor! He showed us process areas that we have never seen before - unique. Kudos for great tour! Nancy and Curtis, Albuquerque, NM, USA
It was great to see Siena and the Chianti wine region. We really did get to see sunset from the hills and it was very beautiful although the bus ride was very bumpy and made some of our party carsick. Our guide was nice and knowledgable, but I do think she could've given us a few more fun facts about the region. The dinner was fantastic foodwise, however, the pours for tasting were very meager and we didn't get to do the tour of the cellar and they did not explain why.
Comfortable coach and informative commentary, however, it was all too rushed. We didn't actually see sunset as we were on the coach between Siena and the winery. When we got to the winery and could get off the coach people wanted to take photos of the Tuscan scenery before it was too dark, but we were rushed inside. Finally, when the dinner was over, we were given twenty minutes free time, but I'm sure this was just so we could buy the wines - too dark now to take pictures. I don't see why we couldn't have been given ten minutes when we arrived (as it was getting dark) to wander around.
This tour was a joke and a blatant tourist scam. First, the tour guide giving commentary could not speak comprehensible English. I learned nothing of value because most of what she said I could not understand. Everyone else said the same thing. Although there were 3 other tour guides on the trip (all of whom could speak much better English), none attempted to assist her or clarify any of her commentary. They seemed to think they were there to observe and (probably the main reason) to get free dinner and wine. Second, after we arrived in Sienna, we were hustled to the main piazza and given only 80 minutes of "free time" without any map or clear directions on how to get to any of the historical attractions. After purchasing my own map, I managed to find the cathedral (which requires paid admission), but was "mistakenly" sold a more expensive ticket for the hospital museum across the way by the ticket booth attendant that handled the entrance tickets to both. After I was denied entrance to the cathedral because I had the wrong ticket, I returned to the ticket booth but was refused an exchange for reasons I could not understand. Some rudimentary instructions from one of the 4 guides on the tour would have prevented this. Third, the wine-tasting and "dinner" in Chianti turned out to be a hard-sell marketing pitch to get the tour participants to purchase the private winery's products. Although the wine admittedly was very good, the accompanying food was in very small portions that were insufficient for the average male (and also some of the females). The tour guides took pains to excuse the unprofessional nature of their tour by stating the tour was in the experimental stage. If so, we should all have received at least partial refunds for having to act as their test guinea pigs.