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Get a true taste of Italy's famous Chianti region on this full-day wine and food tour departing from Florence. Led by an expert foodie guide, travel through the Tuscan hills by a 4x4 off-road vehicle, stopping to visit a wine estate and historic villa, and a cellar specializing in bottles of the delectable Chianti Classico. Sample the finest specialties at each stop, and save room for a 3-course meal in the Chianti countryside before making the return trip to Florence.

Highlights

  • Full-day Chianti food and wine tour from Florence with 4x4 minibus transport
  • Tour a historic wine estate and enjoy a wine, extra-virgin olive oil and cheese tasting
  • Enjoy an off-road adventure through the gorgeous countryside of Tuscany
  • Savor a 3-course Tuscan lunch that features delights such as a plate of mixed grilled meat
  • Make the most of your free time in Greve-in-Chianti with an optional visit to a famous butchers shop
  • Finish with a visit to a second winery and sample the renowned Chianti Classico wine

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What You Can Expect

Taste of Chianti: Tuscan Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence

Enjoy the wine that the Chianti has to offer

Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide and hop aboard an air-conditioned, 4x4 minibus. Watch the view of Florence’s bustling city streets transform into the rolling hillside of Chianti, lined with vineyards and olive groves.

Your first stop of the day is at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here you taste three wines paired with cheese and two olive oils, but first there’s a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olivemill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa, and to the enchanting garden of the villa.

Afterward, travel to an authentic Tuscan restaurant and settle down for a 3-course meal, including regional specialties such as fresh pasta, grilled meats and two glasses of fine Chianti wine. (See the Itinerary for a sample menu.)

With stomachs satiated, continue to the charming town of Greve-in-Chianti, where the Chianti Classico wine festival is held each year. Here you will also buy a selection of typical salumi (cured meats) from one of Italy’s most famous butchers to enjoy later at the second winery.

Enjoy the last of your afternoon at a small, award-winning winery that specializes in Chianti Classico wine. Hear about the winemaking process while sipping and swirling delicious varietals. Your tour will conclude with a smooth ride back to Florence.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
First course:
  • Crostini misti (slices of toasted bread with various toppings)

Second Course:

  • Handmade spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and Pecorino di Fossa (a sheep's cheese aged in caves)
Third course:
  • Mixed grilled meat platter (sausages, spareribs, guinea fowl and chicken) with roast potatoes and garden salad
Two glasses of wine (Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva) are served with the meal as well as bottled water

Customer Reviews

Jessica G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was an amazing day! Stefano our tour guide did a wonderful job and had a great personality! You could really tell his appreciation for wine, Florence, and sharing knowledge about the region. The vineyards we went to were breath taking and the wine and food was delicious. Very satisfied. Thank you Stefano!

Melissa G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I went on this tour as a solo traveler, and had a blast. I was a little hesitant since I typically do not like guided tours, but as soon as the tour started my nerves were set at ease. The tour group was small - only 15 people - which I prefer. Our guide, Alex, was super knowledgable and made the tour lots of fun. We got to see three different wineries which all had fantastic wine selections, and our lunch was amazing! I seriously would do this tour again! Highly recommended!

Sarah P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

WONDERFUL! It was a small group of people which made for a great trip and experience! Francesco was our tour guide and he was incredibly knowledgeable about wine and Tuscany. The lunch was my favorite part! It was at a gorgeous winery and the food was amazing! HIGHLY recommend this trip!

monique_little

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Highly recommend this tour! Our guide Valeria was amazing - studying to become a Wine Master, she was super passionate about the wines, the production process and the region. We learnt so much from her regarding every aspect of wine making, the region's traditions and Chianti, and tasting, and she was so approachable and enthusiastic to share her knowledge. The cheeses served with the first tasting were lovely and all the food complementary to the wine. Of course the region is beautiful and a lovely drive and day away from Florence.

Patrick S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Make sure you request a tour with Martina, she was fun, very knowledgeable and an awesome guide!

Jennifer V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was the BEST tour we did on our honeymoon. I get car sick very easy so I was worried about the bus with the turns and dirt roads but after a few glasses of wine I was fine!
Our tour guide was amazing. HE was so fun to get along with and spoke perfect English. He had so much knowledge of the wines and you could tell he enjoys his job! We met wonderful people on the tour and had SO much fun seeing all the views and tasting all the wine. The Lunch is AMAZING as well! I am SO happy we decided on this tour for our honeymoon as the photo's we got will be a perfect memory of our trip!
Definitely check out the old butcher shop and bring your camera! I took a selfie with a boar :
PS- they also show you how to make olive oil which was a great surprise!!

Marguerite C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was the best tour on our month-long European trip. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, the wine was good, the lunch venue was excellent, and the countryside spectacular.

YING-CHU C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I love this tour! Nice wine, food, fantastic view and well-orgnized itinerary.
Our guide, Val, is very friendly and has in-depth knowledge of wine.
I highly recommend this tour!!

Anila A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an awesome tour! I definitely recommend it for food and wine lovers. The tour guide, Francesco was on location to direct us toward the shuttle. The shuttle was very comfortable and with AC. All the vineyards were really beautiful. Francesco had some great information about the places we went to throughout the day and he did a great job talking about the wines we drank. He knew English very well and was very personable. All the food was really fresh and very well prepared. There was definitely a lot of food and wine throughout the day so it was well worth the money!

Juliana M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Your was amazing! Walkabout Florence is the best tour company we have come across!! Martina was our guide...she was awesome. This tour is a must if you are staying a few days in Florence!!

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