5 star rating: Highly Recommended 689 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 June 2015

Great tour with lots to see it was a long day but worth it. We left early at 7.30am and headed out of Rome. Driving through the beautiful countryside with our Guide Andrew giving us lots of information about what we saw as well as the history of the area. First we went to Val d'Orcia where we had a walk around to see the town then off to Montepulciano was a highlight a beautiful town high on the hills with a beautiful view. We also went to the Sant' Antimo Abbey on the way we saw the vineyards of Montalcino the Monks were chanting and this was very interesting. Another highlight was the lunch served in the Winery which was nice and cool as it was a warm day we sampled several wines with our lunch - delicious. After lunch we headed off to a little town called Pienza where we were able to sample the beautiful cheeses of the area from here we headed back to Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

You must do this tour! We had several tours and this was the best. City Wonders had everything well organized and well planned. Our tour guide, Lindy, is fantastic. She kept us all well informed of what to expect and filled the time with history and anecdotes. Even my 11 and 13 yr olds agreed.

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