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This tour was fantastic! Was definitely our best day in Florence. We were lucky enough 2 be the only people on the tour so it truly felt like our own personal tour of Tuscany. Our two knowledgable guides Stephano and Luca picked us up in central florence where we drove in air conditioned comfort to our first winery. (Thanks Francesco for the safe driving). We were given a tour by the vineyard owner and our tour guides, and were offered 3 different wines to taste, along with some bread. We explored the wine cellars, took a look at where the olive oil is processed and enjoyed the spectacular views from the castle tower. There was no obligation to purchase but we did leave with a beautiful bottle of wine (which we brought back to australia to celebrate our recent engagement) and some bottles of olive oil which made perfect gifts for family back home. The Tuscan landscape is just divine and there are endless photo ops throughout the day. On the tour we had the most amazing 3 course lunch along with two more glasses of wine. Water is offered with all of the wine tastings and at lunch.During the day we sampled a selection of three beautiful local sheep cheeses and some local shaved meats. All were delicious!! We had an opportunity to stroll around Greve without our guides, the perfect time to purchase souvenirs or grab a coffee.At the 2nd vineyard we visited where we able to stand amongst the vines while our guide Stefano explained to us all about how the grapes are grown and made into wine, the history of winemaking, the difference between Chianti Classico wines and Super Tuscan wines etc . it really was a learning experience. Both guides taught us how to taste a wine and look for different tastes/smells and characteristics within the wines. I'm not sure I was able to do this very well but I had fun trying! It was interesting 2 sample some wines with bread and others with chocolate and see how this changed the taste. I highly recommend this picturesque, wonderful, tasty, informative tour.
This tour was amazing, worth every penny. It was a wonderful leisurely day in Tuscany in a small group. We wined and dined all day long. Chris was our guide. He was very passionate about the wine, food, and lifestyle in Tuscany. He was born in Italy, went to college in the United States, and now currently lives in Italy. He could easily relate to both US and Italian traditions.
This tour was amazing and so personal with a private driver/van .
The tour guide was fantastic and knew a lot about the district and the wine industry an expert really.
The wine , food and cheese just bliss .
Ohhh How can I forget the beautiful landscapes and hospitality at the wineries .
This tour was one of the best things we did during our time in Florence. Stefano, our tour guide, was amazing! He has a real passion for Tuscany - for it's wine, food and beautiful landscapes - and his passion is contagious. There is so much in this tour and it is worth every penny you pay. We have already recommended it to friends and family (even some of our friends you live around Florence). It is a great day out and you won't regret doing it.
i highly, highly recommend this wonderful Chianti tour! It is a smaller group of people making the day very pleasant and relaxed. This was definitely heightened because of our wonderful tour guide, Chris. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and made the day just that extra bit special. We were originally planning to do the cheaper version of this tour, but we are so glad we chose to spend a few more $$ and went with this tour. The cheeses and wines are amazing, and the lunch is absolutely phenomenal. Worth every cent!
This tour was terrific! The food and wine was tremendous. We sampled 9 wines, 3 cheeses, olive oil, meats and had a three course lunch overlooking beautiful Tuscan vineyards. Our guide, Chris, was excellent. He was very knowledgable about the area and the wine making process. Highly recommend!
I had a fantastic time on this tour. Because it's a relatively new offering, there were only two other people in the group with me, which led to an all-around great day. Our guide, Chris, knew his wines, cheeses, and the regional history, was engaging, and (especially because of the small group size) made it very easy to ask questions and slightly bend the timing of the tour if we particularly liked a view (or a wine!)... On our particular day, we got to sample a few more than the advertised seven wines -- but even if we hadn't, it was a great day.
This was awesome. Totally worth the money! I had a blast traveling through Tuscany. Chris was our tour guide and he was so great! I loved the fact that he was completely familiar with both American and Italian culture! His passion for Chianti, Tuscany, and wine in general made the experience even better, instead of having a boring tour guide. I encourage anyone who is passionate about food and wine to take this tour!
Loved the tour! We learned so much and our guide, Sabrina was wonderful! :) I would highly recommend l.
It was a most informative and enjoyable tour. Stefan and Uri both went out of their way to ensure everyone had an enjoyable time. Will certainly recommend it!!
This was one of our favorite days in Italy! Stefano, our guide, was knowledgeable and passionate about wine. Learning about olive oil and the cheeses and meats for snacks were great bonuses. Lunch at the farm/winery was fantastic. We didn't really need the extra time in Greve but it didn't take away from the day.
The tour was amazing! We thoroughly every moment of it. The two wineries visited were excellent and the place we had lunch was sensational! The tour guide, Stefano was so informative, knowledgeable and fun---absolutely superb! We will recommend this tour!
loved this tour! our guide Chris was great and all the wine and food was delicious!
The wine, cheese and olive oil tasting were all great! The scenery was beautiful. Our guide chris was fantastic, he was extremely knowledgeable about the wine and the region and he is very charismatic. Lunch was delicious and overlooking a gorgeous vinyard. Highly recommend this tour :)
The Chianti trip was wonderful!!! Really five stars and even more. It was well-organised with every detail for our comfort taken into account. The mini bus was comfortable and air-conditioned. While the guide - Stefano - was a star! He presented everything with enthusiasm, passing over to the group his love for his native Tuscany and for wine, olive oils, cheeses and salumi! The wine tasting at both castles was exceptionally well-organised and the explanations provided were very professional. The lunch was plenty and very delicious. The trip is highly recommended. I'd take it again, hoping Stefano would be the guide :-)