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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Rome

Take a Tuscany tour from Rome and see the best of the captivating Val d’Orcia region, near Siena. With a local guide at your side, you’ll discover countryside where historic hilltowns perch on sun-drenched hills and Tuscan farms dot the landscape. Visit the wine towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, and enjoy free time to explore Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage town.  Wine tasting and lunch at a farm is included.

Highlights

  • Visit Val d'Orcia in Tuscany on a day trip from Rome
  • Take a walking tour around the medieval hill-town of Montepulciano
  • See Sant' Antimo Abbey, and enjoy views over the vineyards of Montalcino
  • Relax with a locally produced 3-course lunch on a Tuscan farm
  • Sample regional wines, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino
  • Spend time at leisure in Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You go off the beaten track on this excursion to lovely and light-filled Tuscany. The lunch, wine and views are all amazing. Don't forget to pick up some Pecorino cheese in Pienza!

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What You Can Expect

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Rome

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour from Rome

Board your luxury coach, and travel from Rome to Tuscany with its scenic, rolling hills. Your first stop is Montepulciano, a town renowned for its fine wine and views. The Renaissance hilltown is best-known for its production of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a full-bodied red wine. Learn about it on a walking tour, and discover highlights such as the Florence-style clock tower, the cathedral with its yet-to-be-finished façade, medieval wine cellars and the old town walls.

After a break for photos, travel further into Tuscany to explore the area around Montalcino. Step inside Sant’ Antimo Abbey, whose stone walls resonate with Gregorian chants, and then soak up the vistas that stretch beyond the vineyards.

Hear how the local vineyards produce the acclaimed Brunello di Montepulciano wine, and then sample a glass for yourself over a 3-course lunch at a local farm. In traditional Tuscan style, the menu features fresh farm-grown produce as well as a selection of local wine.

From the farm, travel on to Pienza, one of the region’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here, enjoy up to 45 minutes of free time to explore. The layout of the town was created by Pope Pius II, who wanted to change the look of his birth town. Admire the historic center, which stays true to the pope’s vision, and gaze at the fine architecture that abounds. If you are a fan of food, check the shops for pecorino cheese, arguably Pienza’s most prized product.

Your day trip finishes with your coach journey back from Tuscany to Rome.

Customer Reviews

Linda Alnor N Denmark

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great day w enthustiastic guides. Enough time at each stop to enjoy it. Visit at The abbey w gregorian monks was very special. Tuscany on a beautiful autumn day - go for it!

Joseph M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Food, Wine and Guide were top notch.

William L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We had a great time during the tour. The tour guide was excellent as was the driver. I would recommend
the tour to my friends.

Michele P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I had been on this tour before however my cousin whom I was travelling with really wanted to visit Tuscany. I wasn't anticipating any WOWs since I had been there. But there were definitely WOWs around every corner. Each time we visited another location the vistas were incredible. The weather couldn't have been any better especially since when we left from the states the forecast daily was rainy and cloudy. The forecasters couldn't have been more wrong. We left very early and had a comfort stop which was like a mini mall where you could pick up specialties of the area. Our local guide in Montepulciano was Guilia from Siena, she was friendly yet professional, very pleasant and quite knowledgeable about the area architecture and the history. She made the climbing of all those hills more interesting. She was captivating.
In Montalcino, the Gregorian chant was very special especially since the Monks are being called back to France so there will no longer have monks to do the chant after the end of this year. Our wine tasting lunch was right next door at a wine cellar. Lunch was very yummy and the wine was delightful with the accompanying food. Again the scenery was beautiful through the hills toward Pienza. There we stopped at the Duomo which was the family home of Pope Pius 11. We got back to where we started with many stories to share about the area and our day. Bravo!

Kareem H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We really enjoyed our day trip to Tuscany. Our tour guide, Peter, has a very big impact on giving this tour 5 tours. Peter was punctual, nice, charasmatic and VERY informative. He made the 2 hour trip on the bus a breeze by giving the history of most of the towns we passed. All of the places we visited were wonderful and will leave a lasting impression. We really enjoyed the winery and the food there was delicious. Everything was very fresh and full of flavor.

Mariam B L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a great tour. My only suggestion would be to leave more time for shopping in Montepulcino, rather than Pienza, as there are more shops in the former. All tour guides were excellent.

Kelly S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Beautiful tour! Our tour guide, Anna, was fantastic!

Gina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was the most wonderful day we had such a great time, Pete our guide was sensational and the lunch at the winery was fabulous - it far exceeded our expectations and we had an absolute ball. Tuscany is so beautiful, so glad we did it. - Go with Pete - he is THE BEST - he knows everything and is so informative.
Gina D.

Allie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I really enjoyed it. My tour guide was very friendly and really knew a lot. The food and wine were delicious. Both towns were fun to walk around and explore and we even had a cheese tasting. I would recommend this tour to anyone. it was worth the money.

Diann H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

My husband and I enjoyed this Tuscany Day trip the most out of all our tours in Rome. The wine country was beautiful, the guided tours through the small villages were done wonderfully. The lunch at the winery was fun, we ate lunch with a great family from Australia. The wine tasting was fun, the wine was pretty pricey. Our tour guide was AMAZING, she made the trip so very enjoyable, she was very knowledgable and informative. I strongly recommend this trip.

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