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Tour code: 3731TUSCANY
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

Mike S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Amazing, must do while in Rome

Merrill V United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I'll start out with my only negative, the BIG bus! All big bus tours have issues... dirty windows, problems with air-conditioning, etc. Ours was no different and we were on it from early morning to late evening. However, this is one tour that I would still highly recommend even with all those typical BIG bus issues. We had 2 guides, Inga and Rebecca, both were informative and kept us occupied throughout the day. Being away from Rome and the crowded city for the day was lovely. The Tuscany countryside is worth seeing. Lunch was very good for both meat eaters and vegetarians. We made several stops and we never felt rushed. We had time for photo taking and shopping. I definitely would recommend this tour.

Scarlet L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My mother and I had a wonderful experience on this tour. We saw break-taking views from Montepulciano. Had a lovely meal and wonderful wine tasting at a beautiful winery and then finished the day shopping and enjoying the little town of Pienza. If you can spare a day away from Rome, go on this tour. You won't regret it!

isandweg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was an amazing tour. Every detail was very well organized and our guide Andy was very knowledgeable about the region, its wine and its history. We had a local guide for Montepulciano and the walk in that village was truly enjoyable. The wine tasting and lunch were done in a charming cellar with traditional local food. All delicious!

Kyle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

What an amazing tour. My wife and I spent 11 days in Europe and we both agree that this was our favorite day. Our guide was Peter and he really took care of us. He gave us all the info we needed on the sites we saw and was very well informed. We especially loved the lunch and wine tasting. We loved the wine so much that we shipped 6 bottles back home to us. After the day in Tuscany, my wife and I were trying to figure out how we could move there. A must-see!

ManiAnne A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very interesting tour if you like wines. A beautiful place to visit

Nelly United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I loved this tour! Tuscany is beautiful even though we got stuck with rain. Our guide Anna was soon nice and sweet. The drive there was beautiful and green. We stopped in Montepulciano first, which was a really nice small town. Then we headed to a Tuscan farm where we tasted several different types of wines and had lunch there. Food was great! Wine was great! Then we headed to another small town where we were able to do some shopping and have home made ice cream. It was a great tour and I Definitely recommend it!

Isabel C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Peter was a marvelous and informative guide. It was a beautiful tour. I highly recommend it.

Elizabeth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tuscany lived up to all my expectations. This was helped by Lindy our tour guide - great! However, the star was Antonio the driver,who kept us safe on some precarious corners, twists and turns.

theaterlover

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fabulous overview of Tuscany, great knowledgeable tour guide Peter. The wine tour great the lunch not so great. It'll definitely give,you a good overview,of where you'll want to come back and see more,of.

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