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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

Kathleen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Lavinia was awesome! the tour was fun - informative very interesting and very delicious !!!!!!

lkrohwer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Our Tuscan Cheese Wine and lunch tour was amazing! Our guide, Levi ( sp?) was informative, personable, add a great bit of zeal to our adventure. We visited a few small villages and we given the opportunity to shop around the town of Greve on our way back to Florence. It was a wonderful tour.

LAWRENCE B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

According to our guide Ale Ali, the official name for this tour was Tuscan Cheese and Wine Safari. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Ale was knowledgeable and funny. We learned so much about grapes and wine in Chianti region from him. We also learned that a Texan saved the wine industry in Europe back in 1920's. Who would have known. We visited three wineries and tasted some delicious wine and cheese. The rolling hills of vineyards were such sight to be seen. Lunch was incredible. We stopped by this little town, Greve, on our way back to Florence. Got most of our shopping done there. The best thing? Turned my husband into a wine drinker. Was a little sad when the tour ended. Wished it would go on for another day or two.

caitlinloftus27

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guide was amazing!

Kevin R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This wine tour was nothing short of amazing! Gloria was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and when we had a bit of a minor mishap with our bus breaking down, she quickly and professionally took care of it before we even knew there was an issue! Our driver Joncarlo made us feel very safe when driving to each each destination, and overall the day was everything we asked for and more. I would recommend this tour to anyone, and would love to some day be back and do it all over again!

David F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great wine tour. It was well worth the cost.

Moreno.natalia916

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I really enjoyed this tour. Martina was knowledgeable and informative about the wine process, but in an approachable way. The wineries we went to were great, the restaurant was delicious, and the free time in Greve was a nice ending to a very enjoyable day. While the price may turn some off this was a proper full day tour so you most definitely get your monies worth. I would highly recommend it while you are in Florence.

Lauren M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We read a review that if youre going to Florence not to miss out on this tour- man were they right! What a great way to visit the countryside of Chianti, while learning about the cultures and wine of the area. The best part of our tour had to be our guide, Lavinia. All of the information she shared about the wine, olives and area was amazing. I highly recommend this tour.

leslie.ray.hilton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We had the best day! It was probably our favorite day on our 15 day, 4 city trip to Italy. I can't say enough about Lavi, the tour guide. She was so sweet, funny, knowledgeable and patient. She really made the trip extra special. This was our first wine tour, so I felt like we learned a lot. The lunch spot was absolutely amazing, and it was one of the best meals of our entire trip. The town of Greve was a nice spot to stop on the way home. If I had to say anything negative, it was only that I feel like the information given us at the first winery and the second were about the same, so it made the second a little less interesting. But, we would still give this 5 stars and think it was worth every penny for the experience and the amazing views of the Tuscan countryside. You can not go wrong booking this tour!

bhayes

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Amazing tour! My husband and I have done it twice and it never disappoints!

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