Embarque em uma jornada interessante pela região de vinícolas da Toscana nesta viagem de um dia saindo de Roma. Viajando em uma luxuosa minivan com um motorista guia especializado, visite as cidades de cartão postal de Montepulciano e Montalcino, e a bela antiga vila de Bagno Vignoni. Na área vinícola de Montalcino você irá saborear o venerado vinho da região, incluindo o tinto Vino di Nobile, durante duas degustações guiadas. Depois de um almoço leve com carnes curadas, queijos e bruschetta, visite a encantadora cidade nas colinas de Pienza, também um Patrimônio da Humanidade pela UNESCO. Limitado a oito pessoas por minivan, garantindo uma experiência com um grupo pequeno.
Os passeio de vincola e casa de vinhos é excelente. Só acho que deveria substituir os passeios nas cidades por outra vinícola. O guia é ótimo e o atendimento na vinícola em Montalcino é maravilhoso. Obviamente os vinhos são ótimos!
Total highlight of our Italy Trip. Khan was a skilled, knowledgeable passionate escort. By selecting a small tour, we were in a Mercedes Van, able to go to areas that bus tours did not go. The wineries and lunch were fabulous. When an unexpected storm blocked us in at a winery, Khan worked his magic to make sure we still got to see everything that was promised, even though our tour ran late. Total Professional. Just a remainder - if you are Canadian, know your limits of wine purchase. Even though the wineries offer free shipping, you are responsible for duties, customs and clearance. In Ontario we had to pay 102 of bottle purchase to LCBO to clear customs taxes brokerage. It was a very expensive case!
A good tour, but a lot of driving in the shuttle van. Total elapsed tour time around 12-13 hours. Stopped at two wineries for tastings and lunch. Also, stopped at two of the UNESCO towns. Beautiful scenery and quaint small towns. On reflection would have likely opted for a tour with fast train to Florence combined with a tour of the wine country. This is not an inexpensive tour by any means so more time touring and less time on the road would have been better.
What a great day, our guide was quite a character and certainly helped to make the day enjoyable. The two wine tastings were fantastic, couldn't have asked for a better day. Glad I chose to do this small group tour, would certainly recommend this day trip to everyone.
Loved the tour, but the tour guide was rude and creepy! We didn't feel like we could ask questions because the tour guide would give us snarky answers or be downright rude. The tour itself is amazing!!!!!
Got picked up on time don't forget to contact them the day before so they know where to pick you up from We were with 3 other couples and found the very back seat uncomfortable and not a great view out the window the front seats would be the best Loved the first winery we went to, but the 2nd was just ok. The hill top towns we visited were our main reason for choosing this tour and they didn't disappoint.
This was a fabulous day trip I would recommend to anyone. Khan, our enthusiastic and skilled driver and guide, picked us up at our hotel door on time. There were seven in the group, four Texans and us three Scots. Hit it off immediately and spent an enjoyable day together. Khan is a real asset. He drives well on frequently twisty roads, has a bright and happy personality, goes out of his way to consider his guests' needs and and he knows his Tuscany. A perfect day from start to finish. Twelve glorious hours in a spectacularly beautiful part of Italy.
The first stop, in Montepulciano, was to have a look at the town itself and then to visit the underground winery and former torture chamber! of the Ercolani family. Second son Niccolo showed us around and then led us through an excellent wine-tasting session, with tasty local specialties to try with the various wines. A generous amount and type of wine and food!
Second main stop was in Montalcino, where we visited a larger-scale wineyard, where a simple but enjoyable lunch was again chased down with a selection of the various house wines and a visit of the actual factory.Once again, the guide was very interesting and knowledgeable and it was much appreciated, even if some of the scenery was starting to slip out of focus as a result of generous pourings of sample wines. On the way back we visited Pienza for a brief stop and walk around.
I would certainly recommend this day out. It starts at 7.00 am and lasts a full 12 hours, but ti didn't feel long at any point. The offical stops were well chosen, especially in Montepulciano. I'm sure all the drivers are good, but I would certainly ask for Khan again, if available.So helpful and friendly.