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Chianti afternoon Wine Tour from Florence

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Firenze, Italy
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Experience the true flavor of the Tuscan countryside on this Chianti wine tour from Florence. Led by a professional tour escort, the tour includes visits local wineries set in scenic villages. Sample the most revered Tuscan wines, learn the characteristics of each blend and hear the winemakers’ secrets. Later, stop for a look at the fortress of Castellina before your return to Florence.
  • Chianti wine tasting tour from Florence, led by a professional tour escort and a wine-expert guide
  • Travel through Tuscany and ogle the countryside views
  • Visit rural villages in the region including Greve in Chianti
  • Enjoy tastings of regional wine and traditional food
  • Explore the wine cellars where prestigious Tuscan wine is left to mature
After leaving central Florence by air-conditioned coach, journey into the beautiful Tuscan countryside with your guide. Travel past the olive groves, vineyards, and rolling hills of one of the most prestigious winemaking regions in the world.

Stop for the visit to a distinguished wine estate, where you tour the historic cellars. Learn the winemaker’s secrets as you see where the grapes are crushed, and where the wine is matured and bottled.

Then, get to tasting—enjoy a glass of Chianti Classico, Chianti Reserve, Tuscan dessert wine, or a prominent white wine. Learn the complex characteristics of each from your guide while you taste.

Afterward, head to the medieval village of Greve, where the most important wine fair of the Chianti region is held each year. Explore the main square and peruse the local artisan shops.

Continue to a family-run winery. Take a guided tour of the cellars from the winemaker before heading to the garden, where a tasting of wines and local products are waiting for you.

Then make your way to Castellina, a hilltop village characterized by its large fortress and Etruscan settlements. Stroll past the medieval street of Via delle Volte and explore the local shops and squares before making your way back to Florence with your guide.

Please note that the order of the visits may change.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Greve in Chianti
A comprehensive experience in one of the most fascinating areas of Tuscany, known all over the world for its wine and its charming countryside, where woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves, in a landscape dotted with Romanesque parish churches, farmhouses, villas and castles of rare beauty. First stop in the Florentine Chianti Classico, in a small cozy Winery. Here, guided by the owner, you will discover the secrets of winemaking and enjoy a delicious tasting of the best wines produced, accompanied by local products. The tour includes later the medieval village of Greve, where you will have free time to admire the famous main square of the ancient "market" with its characteristic arcades and the local artisan shops.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chianti Road
Through "Via Chiantigiana", you will then reach a family-run Winery, which stands out for the excellent quality of its wines and after the guided tour of the cellars and the lovely aromatic garden, a delicious tasting of four different wines and local products will be waiting for you. The last stop of the Tour is Castellina, a fortified hilltop village of Etruscan origin, among the most lively and picturesque of Chianti, characterized by an imposing fortress.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free

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A relaxing wine tour
Jeanette_C
, Mar 2020
This wine tour was a great time and the tour guide was very informative. We toured two vineyards, tasted several wines and sampled bread, cheese and meats. We also had an in between stop in the local village where we were able to shop around and grab some lunch (lunch not included, only samples and tastes). Poggio Amorelli was our favorite vineyard, the wine pours were generous, food was tasty and the host was a character. IG @lovelyjeanettey
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Jeanette_C, what a wonderful review! We are really happy to know that you enjoyed so much your Chianti afternoon Wine Tour from Florence and we want to thank you for having shared your feedback with us and our common readers. The Chianti Tour is the best choice for all those who want to explore the magical world of the Chianti wines and hills and want to know more about these Tuscan specialties. We really hope to meet you again soon, our best regards
star-5
Great trip to learn about Chiant
Cindy
, Feb 2020
Very nice, informative guide. Visited 2 great wineries. Learned a lot about Chianti. Visited the village of Greve which didnt add much to the trip but was nice. I would definately recommend for a half day trip. The region is beautiful.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Cindy, et us thank you for having booked one of our activities and shared your experience with us and our common readers! We are really glad to see that you enjoyed so much your Excursion to the Chianti region with two Chianti wine tastings! Your review rewards us for all the efforts and passion that we daily put in our job, since more than 60 years and fills us with great pride! We hope to welcome you again in one of our activities, there's so much more to see and experience! Our Best Regards
star-5
Lovely wine tour
sb1135
, Feb 2020
I booked this tour because my mom wanted to see the Tuscan countryside and we got so much more! This was an amazing way to spend an afternoon. We went to two wineries and learned all about what makes Chianti - Chianti. Learned about Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil. Most importantly drank some of the most delicious wine and made some new friends!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear sb1135, first of all we want to thank you for having joined one of our excursions and having shared our experience with us and our common readers. We are so proud to hear that you and your mother have loved so much our Chianti afternoon Wine Tour from Florence, an excursion that allows you to explore the magical world of Chianti and its wines. See of having been able to let you live exactly the kind of experience that we want all our customers to live, represents the best reward for all the efforts and passion that we daily put in our job. We hope to welcome you soon again in another of our activities. Our Best Regards
star-5
Wonderful wine tour
Claire S
, Dec 2019
We only had six people in our group. Both wineries and the town were lovely and our driver was great 👍🏻
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Claire S, first of all we want to thank you for having joined one of our tours and for having shared your experience with us and our common readers. You can't imagine how proud and happy we are reading your review! We will be very glad to welcome you again in one of our tours! Our Best Regards
star-5
Wonderful relaxing afternoon
jcmullen3
, Dec 2019
My daughter and I had so much fun on this tour. We loved our guide, Elena, and her quirky sense of humor. She explained all about Chianti country and the different kinds of wines, and even pointed out the interesting sights during our bus ride. Both vineyards we visited were very scenic and the presenters informative. We sampled 3 or 4 wines as well as olive oil at each. The samples were small but reasonable, so you shouldn't get drunk off them. Our only real criticism was that the meat and cheese snacks provided were too sparse for our large group. Luckily, we ordered the medium meat and cheese platter from the butcher shop in Greve, which turned out to be one of our most memorable meals in Italy. Both vineyards rely on direct purchases and will ship to your home. The first was very reasonably priced, the second offered more premium priced products. All of them were very good in our opinion. If your plan is to get drunk, you probably either want one of the more expensive wine tours, or supplement your intake in Greve. If you're looking for a fabulous afternoon of wine tasting, scenery, and fun, I highly recommend this tour.
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Not worth the money
Explore06437692964
, Dec 2019
The tour guide and the driver were kind and knowledgeable. However the tour was less than desirable. We were rushed through the wineries and the town. The majority of the excursion is spent on the bus. At the final winery, the host did not allow us to take in the view and no guest was permitted to speak for the entire tasting. Overall we would not recommend.
star-5
Highlight of My Italian Adventure
Explorer373431
, Nov 2019
If I could spend everyday doing the Wine Tour I would without a doubt. This was the highlight of my Italian trip and if I could spend just a week alone in the Chianti region I could die happy. Each winery was beautiful with amazing products and as an added bonus we spent about an hour in a lovely nearby small town. The transportation was wonderful and our tour guide was full of helpful information. 10/10 would fly across the country this minute to do this tour again.
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Enjoyable tour
Truthteller381
, Nov 2019
This was an enjoyable tour around two vineyards, and two villages, in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. The wine at the first vineyard was just okay, and you didn't get much to sample. The wine at the second vineyard was better, and you got more wine, and food, plus we had time to buy a couple of glasses after the tour of the vineyard. The stops in the villages were a little rushed, with not much time to spend in either. The tour was well led by Keiko, who kept an interesting running commentary going, of what we were seeing along the way.
star-5
Beautiful Chianti
KAPmelb
, Nov 2019
This was a lovely day trip. The winery's, villages and the drive through the countryside were wonderful. The food & wine were delicious. The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear KAPmelb, let us thank you for having shared your travel experience with us and our common readers! We are so glad to see that you've completely enjoyed your tour and appreciated the absolute quality of the service given (itinerary, food and tour guide)! Our Company was founded more than 60 years ago and we have always put all our care and passion to ensure to our customers the best travel experience possible, able to show them the wonders of our country and leave them a wonderful memory of their Italian holiday! Reviews like yours are really the best reward for all our efforts and fill us with great, great pride! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in one of our activities, Best Regards
star-4
Beautiful landscapes, interesting stops that could be much better enjoyed
anapaulamello2019
, Oct 2019
The tour itself is good but superficial. The stops are interesting, but they could explore each location further, for example, in the vineyards, a sequence between the casks, talking about the process, visiting the vineyard itself, tasting a grape and ending with a tasting. The first tasting was ok, without much information, the second really was a class, given by Mr. Lorenzo, very cool. The portions themselves were extremely simple (ok, it was a tasting). We had a little problem as we bought a tour in Spanish and a guide spoken only in English. It did not compromised the ride but to in some way it was uncomfortable, but it was a good guide, full of stories and tuned humor.

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