5 star rating: Highly Recommended 736 Reviews

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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)
See the very best of Tuscany on a full-day trip from Rome! Traveling to the stunning Val d'Orcia region, south of Siena, you'll be introduced to a beautiful landscape where medieval towns cling to sunny hills and rustic farms adorn the countryside. With an expert guide, you'll visit Montelpulciano, Montalcino and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pienza, sampling fine wines and local delicacies as you go!

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

Heading north out of Rome by luxury coach, your Tuscany day trip first takes you to Montepulciano, famous for its vino and views! Nestled in southern Tuscany, Montelpulciano is a Renaissance hill-town, famed for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a red wine. With your guide, take a walking tour and see the Florentine-style clock tower, the Etruscan city walls, medieval wine cellars and the interestingly unfinished Duomo.

After a stop for photos, get back on your coach to travel west into the heart of Tuscany, to the area surrounding Montalcino. Here you'll visit the gorgeous Sant' Antimo Abbey, where the stone walls ring with the sound of Gregorian chants, before admiring the views over the town's vineyards.

The rich Brunello di Montepulciano red wine is produced at these vineyards, and you'll sample a glass over a three-course lunch at one of the area's traditional farms! Featuring produce grown on the farm, your lunch allows you to dine in true Tuscan style before enjoying a wine tasting of each of the wines grown on site.

Spend part of your afternoon in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Pienza, where you'll have approximately 45 minutes to explore at your leisure. The town's layout was designed by Pope Pius II in the 14th century, as he wanted to transform the look of his birthplace. As you explore independently, soak up the serene ambience that stays true to the Pope's vision, and marvel at the town’s beautiful ancient architecture. Be sure to look in the shops for Pienza's most famous product – Pecorino cheese!

As your day comes to an end, meet your guide back at the coach for the relaxing return journey to Rome.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a beautiful full day tour..full of nice green views everywhere, the people in charge were very professional by all means..
The food and wine were delicious but the portions are not enough for a full day tour.
The stop at Fabro was also nice.
I recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A lovely way to see some highlights of Tuscany in one day. The towns we stopped at were lovely. The lunch was delicious and the wines we tasted were wonderful. Getting to see the Abbey was probably something people wouldn't do on their own and it was beautiful. Monica, our tour guide, was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

LOVED! This was by far our favorite day - the tour guide, Andy was an English fellow who spoke fluent Italian - so we could clearly understand him. He was super knowledgable, funny and really good about keeping track of all of us. The tour size was perfect. Beautiful day seeing the gorgeous countryside and beautiful hillside villages - the wine tasting/pairings lunch was fantastic and great shopping too! Amazing day and well worth it. We all loved the comfy air-conditioned bus too. You cannot go wrong with Viator tours. This is about the 8th tour/event I have booked thru them. Last year we were in London and had fabulous experiences.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great day, the best of the Rome visit, beautiful scenery, relax day and good wine and food. But if you are visiting Rome do not buy a bus tour of hop in/off Rome, it was nightmare about 60 people, including us, had to walk away after waiting for a bus for over an hour in a 100 degree sun not enough buses.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful trip! Thanks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My husband had a amazing day with you tour company an our guide Monika was very informative so help full an couldn't do enough for us. It was always our dream to visit Tuscany an we weren't disappointed Thanyou Bob an Carolyn Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent. Five stars for the Tour Guide Becks, travel arrangements and chosen attractions. Definitely gave me a flavour of Tuscany.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Tour was fantastic, well organized and plenty to do as well! Kylie our tour guide was amazing and well informed kept asking if we were all good and answered any and all questions. After taking another tour today it was no where near as good as this one. Thanks for everything!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had the most wonderful day. Our tour guide Ernedo spelling? was wonderful. The bus was very comfortable. We saw the beauty of Tuscany on this trip. I would highly recommend this trip. Although the trip is 12 or so hours it was not too long of a day. We had a great lunch at a beautiful winery. The towns we visited were interesting and beautiful. The scenery was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was absolutely amazing!!! The day went by so quickly, our tour guide Kylie was phenomenal in sharing her knowledge of the region and its history. The journey itself was spectacular, the scenery was breathtaking, the various stops in the villages was great to see many unique attributes to the area, the wine tasting and lunch in the vineyard/cellar was such a delight, and the Sant' Animo Abbey included live gregorian chats. The tour will be memorable for a very long time, highly recommended.

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