• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 106.36 View price calendar

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Sample a true taste of Florence on this 9-hour food and wine tour through Italy’s famed Chianti region. After departing from Florence, you'll explore the cellars of two typical wine estates, and discover the picturesque Medieval towns of Greve and Castellina before enjoying an evening meal in a local village tavern. Your tour leader provides insightful facts and anecdotes as you taste and travel. Upgrade your experience to include an authentic Florentine steak with your dinner.

Highlights

  • 9-hour tour of the Chianti region with winetasting and dinner from Florence
  • Hear of the Chianti region’s winemaking heritage from your knowledgeable guide
  • Explore the beautiful Medieval towns of Greve and Castellina in Chianti at your leisure
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the rolling Italian countryside’s vineyards and olive groves
  • Visit two typical wine estates and tour the ancient cellars, where fine Chianti wines are maturing
  • Sample delicious wines such as Chianti Classico during your tasting session
  • In San Donato in Poggio, sit down to a delicious Tuscan meal with wine, and upgrade to enjoy a traditional ‘bistecca alla Fiorentina’ steak dish
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Florence

What You Can Expect

Chianti Half-Day Trip with Traditional Tuscan Dinner and Wine Pairings from Florence

Discover the delights of Italy's famous Chianti region during your tour

Your tour will depart from central Florence, where you’ll climb aboard your coach, and head through the countryside with your guide. Soak up the unfolding landscape of vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees as your tour leader provides information about the history and heritage of the Chianti wine region.

Stop first near Greve, where you’ll visit a prominent castle and wine estate. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic cellars where barrels of Chianti Classico sit slowly maturing, before you start your guided tasting. Swirl and sip delicious wines, including Chianti Reserve and Chianti Classico, complemented by traditional Tuscan snacks. Then travel back to Greve’s main square where the famous annual Chianti wine festival is held. Take some free time to explore independently, perusing the small shops.

Afterward, hop back in the bus and follow a wonderful hilly route along the "Via Chiantigiana." You will then reach a family-run winery where you'll visit the cellars and the barrique room and taste four excellent limited-production Chianti wines, as well as local products.

Your tour then heads to Castellina in Chianti, a small town set between olive groves and scenic vineyards, where you’ll have more time to wander at your leisure and take in the sweeping views.

Continue to the ancient village of San Donato in Poggio, and settle into a local tavern for your evening meal. Toast with fine Chianti wine as you feast on delicious Tuscan dishes. Upgrade your ticket to include Florentine steak, a flavorful t-bone dressed with rosemary, salt, and olive oil.

Your tour will conclude with transportation back to central Florence.

Please note: The order of these visits might change.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Desmond F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Such a wonderful tour .

Milene R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Amazing! Our guide was fantastic, she even got us a private wine tasting so we didn't need to wait for the rest of the excursion because just a few of us booked the dinner which was superb! I highly recommend it and make sure you book with dinner and with steak!

Ellen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Definitely a must do when in Tuscany. The wineries were nice and the dinner was in a very small town. Food was good, however I would recommend that you get the beef/steak dinner.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A perfect tour that from Florence. We visited 3 magical Tuscan villages and 2 wineries. Our tour guide Barbara was knowledgeable, spoke perfect English and took an active interest in everyone's welfare. At Poggio Amorilli, Barbara arranged for a separate wine tasting. Dinner and setting was sublime.

Renier.oosthuizen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Absolutely awesome tour!
Loved the wines, the beautiful scenery, knowledgeable tour-guide and the dinner!
Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!

Rim D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Everything was excellent. From the wine tasting to the visit of the villages. Highly recommend it.

Myrna V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Excellent tour.

Adam S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Worth every penny, our guide was great, the wineries were amazing, I would absolutely recommend doing the dinner. We went to a restaurant in Chianti that had received a Michelin star for 10 straight years and the food was better than any other food I ate while in Italy. Great experience.

Debra P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Another fantastic day in Italy. Not crazy about bus rides - motor coach - but I wouldn't want to attempt driving my self. We visited two wineries whose approach to the tour was very different. The first more informative if you are really interested in the making of the wine and the second more fun. The dinner afterwards was fantastic but be prepared to do some uphill walking. Again, would have loved more time in the small villages. I think the joist of this trip has been that you get a wonderful taste and want to stay for another monthOur guide, Barbara, greatest.

Bruce G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Guide was fantastic. Wine tasting was excellent and educational. And the dinner was excellent. All in all very good value for the money!

Only down side - the cork on the Chianti Classico that we got from the vineyard was so dry it crumbled as we were opening. Not the tour company issue but maybe you could provide feedback to the vineyard.

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