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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

Brenda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This trip was a wonderful highlight of our italy vacation Our tour guide, Francesco was terrific. He was so knowledgable about the topic of wine, olive oil and the Tuscan region and was extremely invested in making sure we had a wonderful time. I would recommend this tour and especially our tour guide. He took a personal interest in every person on the tour, getting to know us by name, where we were from and what we were interested in learning about. He truly made the tour as wonderful as it was

Blanca United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour in the Tuscan countryside. Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable, which really helped to us having a great time. Very nice food and wine too, and great being able to visit the wineries. Would really recommend this tour!

Susan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Beautiful and our guide Franceso was so knowledgeable. We enjoyed going to 3 different wineries. Lunch was just okay, but all the wines were superb. The views unbelievable! It was the best tour we booked on our 12 day visit to Italy. I would highly recommend

Jordan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great day visiting vineyards in the Chianti region. Our guide, Stefano, was very knowledgeable, attentive, and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed the lunch provided as well as Stefano's input on how to taste the wine in order to get the most out of the tour. The beautiful scenery of Tuscany was the cherry on top. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a day out in the Tuscan countryside.

Donald L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

If you have only one tour in Italy, this is the one you should choose! We had an excellent guide in Alexandro who was very knowledgible about Tuscany , it's food and wine . Our group enjoyed three stops for food tasting and wine, including a superb lunch at ' La cantina de Rignana' not far from the town of Greve in the picturesque Tuscany countryside.

Karl S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic, high class tour. Our guide Martina was knowledgeable and amazing!

Rachel P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Alex our guide was incredible!

jivit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was great, thanks to Alessandro, who is one of the best guides: We had a tremendous day with lots of jokes and many interesting information. The tour was well organized, with nice food and wine. Highly recommend, subject to ... your guide is Alex:

scroop

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great food and wine! Definitely a must for red wine lovers.

Fred B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was absolutely incredible!!! Francesco was the best guide and really took time to get to know each of us on the trip. We are on our honeymoon and went on this day trip from Florence to Chianti. All 4 stops we want to visit again and already discussing another trip! From- Natalie and Fred

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