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Tour code: 5070CHIANTISAFARI
Get a true taste of Italy's famous Chianti region on this full-day wine and food tour departing from Florence. Led by an expert foodie guide, travel through the Tuscan hills by a 4x4 off-road vehicle, stopping to visit a wine estate and historic villa, and a cellar specializing in bottles of the delectable Chianti Classico. Sample the finest specialties at each stop, and save room for a 3-course meal in the Chianti countryside before making the return trip to Florence.

Highlights

  • Full-day Chianti food and wine tour from Florence with 4x4 minibus transport
  • Tour a historic wine estate and enjoy a wine, extra-virgin olive oil and cheese tasting
  • Enjoy an off-road adventure through the gorgeous countryside of Tuscany
  • Savor a 3-course Tuscan lunch that features delights such as a plate of mixed grilled meat
  • Make the most of your free time in Greve-in-Chianti with an optional visit to a famous butchers shop
  • Finish with a visit to a second winery and sample the renowned Chianti Classico wine

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What You Can Expect

Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence

Enjoy the wine that the Chianti has to offer

Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide and hop aboard an air-conditioned, 4x4 minibus. Watch the view of Florence’s bustling city streets transform into the rolling hillside of Chianti, lined with vineyards and olive groves.

Your first stop of the day is at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here you taste three wines paired with cheese and two olive oils, but first there’s a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olivemill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa, and to the enchanting garden of the villa.

Afterward, travel to an authentic Tuscan restaurant and settle down for a 3-course meal, including regional specialties such as fresh pasta, grilled meats and two glasses of fine Chianti wine. (See the Itinerary for a sample menu.)

With stomachs satiated, continue to the charming town of Greve-in-Chianti, where the Chianti Classico wine festival is held each year. Here you will also buy a selection of typical salumi (cured meats) from one of Italy’s most famous butchers to enjoy later at the second winery.

Enjoy the last of your afternoon at a small, award-winning winery that specializes in Chianti Classico wine. Hear about the winemaking process while sipping and swirling delicious varietals. Your tour will conclude with a smooth ride back to Florence.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Crostini misti (slices of toasted bread with various toppings)

Second Course:

  • Handmade spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and Pecorino di Fossa (a sheep's cheese aged in caves)
Third course:
  • Mixed grilled meat platter (sausages, spareribs, guinea fowl and chicken) with roast potatoes and garden salad
Two glasses of wine (Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva) are served with the meal as well as bottled water

Customer Reviews

JoAnn V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Outstanding! This is a must do if you are in Florence. The guide was extremely knowledgable, scenery beautiful, wine delicious, bus comfortable, and group not too big! A fantastic day. One suggestion....the second tasting should be on a par with the first......private room, linen table clothes, etc.

bhillis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved this tour! The wineries were really beautiful and the wines we tasted were great. The lunch was fantastic.. really worth booking this tour.

Maureen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was AMAZING! I highly recommend it. Our guide Francesco was AWESOME! He was incredibly knowledgeable, insightful, enthusiastic, and great at keeping everyone engaged. The tour provides lots of great food and wine, so you definitely don't have to worry about getting hungry or thirsty. Also one of the first stops you make is for a wine tasting with cheese and bread, so don't feel the need to eat a big breakfast. You'll definitely want to have room to try all of the food! I'm an engineer so I loved seeing and learning about the process of making wine and seeing all of the equipment, but Francesco explained everything in a way that wasn't too technical and kept the group engaged and excited instead of just rushing to the next tasting. Francesco shared a lot of fun anecdotes and stories about the different vineyards and places we went so you really got a feel for what it was there at different points in history. I'd highly recommend this tour, it was a great day to spend exploring the Tuscany countryside and seeing parts of Tuscany and restaurants that you definitely would have trouble finding on your own. Well worth the money!

Mohammad A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome tour. We were a group of 5 and we were led by stefano, who was absolutely incredible. We al felt welcomed and well taken care of. Highly recommended.

William F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful tour , our guide Stefano kept the group engaged . Lunch was great ! Final tour of the day was my favorite . Wines were best at the last stop. You have to go at least once if you are interested in food and wine . Great value for an all day tour .

Lindsay D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was fabulous! Our guide Stefano was great and so informative. It was the perfect day!

KP

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

everything was awesome. Highly recommended.

Megan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Janahan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Karen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fun and worthwhile. I and #39;d recommend this trip to a friend

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