Experience the sights and flavors of Tuscany on a full-day tour from Florence that takes you through the Val d'Orcia region to the elegant Renaissance architecture of Montepulciano. Explore the history of Montalcino’s imposing fortress and the jewel-box village of Pienza, savoring the bounty of the Val d’Orcia region with tastings of local wines and specialty foods along the way.
Diverse full-day tour of Tuscan highlights from Florence
Learn about the medieval fortress of Montalcino
Taste regional wines and specialty products along the Val d'Orcia wine roads
Visit the charming Renaissance villages of Pienza and Montepulciano
We took the tour with Duona and it we had a great time! The tour group was big.. probably about 25-30 people in a coach bus.The cities we visited were beautiful, and the wine tastings were fun. Perfect tour to take if you want to get to meet fellow travelers as well.
Positives: got to see 3 wonderful Tuscan towns and visited a legend of wine making in the region.
Negatives: super rushed, and the tour guide was not engaging - he was more like a bored chaperone than an actual guide. Everywhere we went, we had less than an hour to explore. I realize that we covered a lot of area, but this tour could have been designed a lot better and it was a shame that we didn't get much time to spend anywhere, nor had much time to grab a decent lunch.
Amazing trip and absolute money value. A long trip, but packed with interesting things to see and taste. We were really tired at the end, but really satisfied with beautiful Tuscany countryside, ancient towns and delicious wines.
Tour guide Edward was fantastic. He was super knowledgable, lively, and kind. We really enjoyed having him as our host for the tour. This trip was perfect for our needs. We only had a few days in Florence and really wanted to visit more of Tuscany. This trip allowed us to see Pienza, Montepulciano, and Montalcino. For those expecting to spend a long time in each of those towns, please note this is not the tour for you. Packing 3 towns into one day is a feat, one this tour covers well, but you will feel rushed. We had under an hour in Pienza, for example. The tours of the two wineries though, especially the on in Montalcino, made the tour. They were generous with the wine tastings and the accompanying food. And you learned a lot. I'd recommend this tour if you want to get a taste of Southern Tuscany accompanied with a guide who really knows his stuff!
Totalling 12 hours, this trip left us with exhausted smiles on our faces. Our guide Fabio was professional, run everything smoothly and had a good command of English. The towns we visited were beautiful and the local produce is excellent. And I will always smile when I remember the owner of the first winery, Mario.
This was a large group tour to three Tuscan towns which included two wine tastings. The towns visited were Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano. The tour director, Sylvia, was knowledgeable and pleasant and spoke 6 languages! Slightly disappointing was that no time was spent in Montepulciano other than for the wine tasting. It was informative and held in an Etruscan underground in Montepulciano but no time was left to see the town, which I had been hoping to do as part of the tour. Also, with the Tuscan sunflowers in full bloom it would have been nice to stop for a photo op somewhere along the way. Otherwise, it was a good value for the price however next time I might opt for a small group tour at higher cost.