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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

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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

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 fresh pasta, grilled meats 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

stc1120

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Highlight of our tour of Italy!! Alessandro was fantastic and the description was exactly what was described and so much more!! It happened to be the Annual Chianti festival in Greve and Alessandro was nice enough to ask us if we wanted to stay in the town a little longer so we could all enjoy the winery samples that were being offered. YES please!!! The in-depth explanation and tours of the wineries was perfect and everything was top quality, profession and fun!! I was nervous about meeting at the train station but everything ran smoothly, their location was clearly marked and they even waiting a little longer for a couple running late. We got to enjoy the countryside without worrying about drinking to much or navigation. Alessandro and our driver took care of everything for us. My husband even has a lactose allergy and Alessandro worked with the restaurant to make sure he could eat everything! A fantastic tour and experience that I have already recommended to friends that are planning their trip to Italy. Would definitely recommend. This tour was hosted by Walkabout Tours in Florence and we will definitely make sure that any tours we book are hosted by them on our next trip.
Thank you Alessandro for making part of our honeymoon such a wonderful trip!

Chukwuma E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic tour. The wine and the food were amazing. Guide was fantastic too.

Craig B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The day trip was excellent and that was with it raining all day. The wine was great. The food was phenomenal. Our guide Gloria was just amazing. She was really knowledge and interesting and definitely helped to make the trip

Edwin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

An excellent experience! Wow! I highly recommend this tour.
Exactly as described. Our tour was on September 17 with a small group and in a small bus.
Gloria, our guide, and Salvatore, our driver, were professional, friendly and very accommodating.
Gloria, a local herself, is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about this subject. She is very articulate and her delivery is informative, detailed and very convincing. She gladly answered our questions--and then some. Also, unlike other tours we've been on, at the end of the journey, never once did she solicit gratuities for herself or the driver. All she asked for was reviews. A classy operation.
Walkabout is a smaller company with great attention to detail.
The tour covers a part of the Chianti region in Tuscany. We visited 3 vineyards and wineries, and sampled 9 wines in total 3x3. In addition, we had a stop in Greve, a charming small town famous for its wine and meat products--which we also sampled.
Sampling at each stop was paired with various foods cheeses, meats, etc.. Also for lunch we visited a farm and restaurant where the wine sampling was paired with a full meal of appetizers, sides, pasta and a variety of grilled meats. All high quality.
This restaurant has stunning views and is the type of place celebrities visit seriously.
I only hope we can take part in their other tours in the future, especially with Gloria. Excellent job!

Matt K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide Stefano was outstanding and made the day all that much special! We learned so much about wines, the specific region they're produced in and the wine making process and grading from him., who is especially knowledgeable. We visited three wineries that were all excellent.

When we took the Tuscany tour during our visit to Italy last year we had the pleasure of having Stefano as a tour guide so it was a great reunion!

Highly recommend this tour and the guide!

Andrew B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was unbelievable! First off, Alessandro was an amazing guide - he was very knowledgeable and also very personable at the same time! The scenery was beautiful and the wineries were great. The wine tasting pours were definitely generous and the food was some of the best in a 2 week stay in Italy!

Sophie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was the highlight of my 6 week trip in Europe!!! Beautiful scenery, amazing wine and my favourite was the delicious food we got to eat.
Our tour guide, Alessandro, was the best and so friendly and knowledgeable...I think he deserves a pay rise!
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Florence/Tuscany. I can't wait to do this tour again someday.

Michael K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a great tour! If you'd like scenic tour, with a picture perfect backdrop, very good wine/ food, and a wonderful host, then this trip is for you!

Gillian D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This a really a great trip and we had a wonderful day. The countryside was beautiful and Alessandro was an amazing host who was very knowledgable and made it a very fun trip.

Highly recommend this trip into the countryside around Florence which was a real picture.

Ives H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Lavi was an AMAZING tour guide. I cannot say enough positive things about our experience. My husband and I wanted to spend a day in Tuscany during our honeymoon abroad in Italy and this tour was top notch. From the beginning, Lavi made us feel welcome and interacted with the group as you would a friend. She provided facts about the history of Italy, as well as the wine and olive oil making process. We enjoyed several samples of wine, I believe at least 9 glasses we definitely purchased a few more of our own and Lavi paired the wine with cheese, assorted cold cuts, and a divine lunch. The entire day was entertaining and relaxing. I highly recommend this tour to anyone in Florence.

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