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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 a 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 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
  • Enjoy an off-road adventure through the Tuscan countryside
  • Tour a historic wine estate and enjoy a wine, extra-virgin olive oil and cheese tasting
  • Try Tuscan specialties with a 3-course lunch
  • Explore Greve-in-Chianti with an optional visit to a famous butcher's shop
  • Finish with a visit to a second winery and sample the renowned Chianti Classico wine

What You Can Expect

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

Enjoy the wine that the Chianti has to offer

Meet your guide in central Florence and hop aboard an air-conditioned, 4x4 minibus. Watch the city streets transform into the rolling hillside of Chianti, lined with vineyards and olive groves.

Your first stop of the day is at a winery belonging to one of the most prominent Italian families. Taste three wines paired with cheese and two olive oils, and enjoy a guided tour of the historic wine cellars. Travel to the olivemill through the villa's underground tunnels, as well as to the garden.

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

Continue to the charming town of Greve-in-Chianti, where the Chianti Classico wine festival is held each year. Pick up 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 ride back to Florence.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Erin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We had such an amazing wine tour to some fantastic locations! Lunch was definitely a highlight as were the delicious Chianti wines. I covered our whole day with photographs.

Cecilia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I was just looking at these past reviews and didn't realize that we didn't post a review on this tour, the very best part of our time in Italy. We were there for our 10 year wedding anniversary and actually on this tour on our anniversary date - Oct. 7th. Words can't express the beauty of the Chianti region of Tuscany, truly breathtaking. Both wineries were very interesting and the lunch was soooo tasty, pair with wonderful wine. The size of the tour was perfect, the food was delicious, the wine, the small town of Greve, and our guide couldn't have been better. Enjoyable, specatacular, a long day and is a must do and worth every minute. We will cherish our wonderful memories of this day and this tour! BTW weather was perfect in Italy at this time.

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Had so much fun on this tour! We went to five different wineries with tastings and appetizers in all, lunch in one of them. Lunch was absolutely amazing served family style. SO GOOD! The people were super friendly and really appreciated you being there. The views and photos taken from these sites were stunning! Makes you want to live there! I mean, who doesn't want to live in Italy! We saw wild boar, stopped in a cute little town for cappuccinos and munchies on the way back to Florence. The guide was so informative. She grew up in the region and new everything about it! We also watched at one of the wineries them pressing the grapes, the whole process. Beautiful day, we went in late September and the weather was great! Definitely would go back. Was our favorite place in Italy!

Ronald P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great tour led by a guide who was clearly an expert and very passionate about wine and wine making she also was completely on top of the logistics of guiding 20 or so people around the countryside. The venues chosen for winery tours and lunch were very accommodating as well as picturesque.

Marie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We loved this full day trip from Florence. Food, wine, cheese and lunch were amazing. They even included olive oil tasting at the private vineyard where we had lunch. I would highly recommend this tour - excellent value and very well executed!

Clyde P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was excellent. The tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. I have been to many wineries around the US and Australia but learned more on this tour that all the others. The big bonus was learning what good olive oil smells and tastes like. We had a bit of a bonus at the end of the day when we were able to attend a wine festival.

Matthew T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was absolutely amazing. The views of the Tuscan countryside were beautiful and each vineyard we stopped at gave us in-depth explanations of their history and the processes used in making their wine. While we carrtainly got to try many wines, I found this tour was much more involved in explaining the wine making and olive oil processes, compared to wine tours in the US that we've taken that just want to inundate visitors with large glasses of wine. Almost everyone on our tour was in their 20's and 30's, so some of them complained a bit about the size of the tastings at each location. If you have interest in learning about Tuscan culture, wine making, olive oil making, all while eating delicious food and admiring the beautiful views, I highly recommend taking this tour. If your only goal is to get really drunk, I'd recommend just going to a bar.

Briana B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Lavi was the best tour guide I have ever toured with. I highly recommend this tour. Whether you are on a first-time wine tour or you're a connoisseur you will enjoy this tour. It's for all types. Not only is it a beautiful and comfortable ride, it provides great wineries, delicious lunch in a gorgeous setting and plenty of history and knowledge. Lave was a blast to spend the day with, she kept it fun, full of education and made you feel at home. I attended this tour solo, not sure of what to expect and on my first trip to Florence - this was one of the best days of my entire vacation. I highly recommend this tour - try to get in Lavi's tour she is AMAZING!!

Cara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was well-organized, fun and informative. Thank you!

marcbuonanni

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Really memorable experience to get into the heart of the Chianti classico region. Full of gems of locations!

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