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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 July 2015

The tour was great and our guide Kylie was awesome!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Beautiful trip...the sights, sounds and food and wine were wonderful. Wish I had more time to stay in this area. Enjoyed the abbey, food at Monticello, and the beautiful countryside.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing.
This trip will be fun for all ages.
Hubby and I are in our late 20s, Canadians..... we met some wonderful people on this day.
So fun, it's a go-go-go kind of day, but we had an amazing time.
Our guide was so funny and informative at the same time.
The scenery is breathtaking.
The lunch and wine tasting was amazing.
Best thing we did while visiting Italy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Simply the best tour we made in our visit to Rome. Our tour guide Kylie was amazing. A real Pro in every sense. The tour itself was amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour. The day was fantastic. I would have liked to shop in Montepulciano.
The scenery and guide Andy was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We loved this tour very much!
The small villages were more beautiful than we had imagined.
The photo opportunities were endless :
The lunch was incredible...We liked the fact that the meal was very typical of the region.
We felt that they could have been a bit more generous with the wine....
as it was advertised as a Wine Tasting meal.....
The wine seemed like more of an afterthought, though very delicious .
Overall, great day and experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was everything I dreamed Italy to be! After being in Rome for several days, this trip into Tuscan countryside was a breath of fresh air - absolutely beautiful!! Our guide Kylie I believe was very energetic and engaging - she definitely made the trip with her extensive knowledge of both history and good wine and her fantastic communication skills!! The lunch and wine tasting were super fun. Going to the abbey and hearing the Gregorian monks a great touch. Loved every minute of this tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fabulous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Above average wine and food. Beautiful trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What a fabulous trip! Our tour guide Stephanie was wonderfully knowledgeable, funny and welcoming. She did a great job organizing our very large group and all of the history and facts she has to offer is amazing!. We enjoyed walking through the steep, hilly streets of a couple Tuscan towns and learning about the history and culture of Tuscany. A very special treat was getting to hear the monks chant. We had a fantastic time at the wine pairing and the food was delicious for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. I would recommend for people who appreciate food, wine, culture, history and active fun!

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