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Embark on a walking tour of Florence, then set to explore one of Italy's most alluring wine tasting regions—Chianti—on this full-day excursion. Begin with a 90-minute stroll through Tuscany's capital city and the birthplace of Renaissance, Florence. Learn fascinating stories of its 2,000-year history as you cross the stone Ponte Vecchio, meander through the stunning Uffizi courtyard and marvel at Florence Baptistery's Gates of Paradise. After lunch, spend the rest of the afternoon touring wine cellars (and sampling varietals) at a Chianti winery and within the medieval town of Monteriggioni.
Our tour guide Francesca was spectacular! She was very knowledgeable about Florence and showed us all the great highlights. Lunch was delicious, but very rushed because we had to make it to the train station for our bus to the Chianti region. I think another 15 minutes would have helped.
The wine tour was wonderful. The commentary on the way out of town was informative and the bus ride was smooth. We loved both of the vineyards we visited. All of the tastings were exceptionally great!
As some have said, the trip can feel a bit tight in terms of the timing having said that however, definitely great value for the money. The guides and drivers were knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. I have a greater appreciation for Florence and the Chianti Region thanks to this trip.
Our guides were knowledgeable and very nice. We had a nice time.
Great way to fit in a full day in Florence. The walking tour was informative and well done. The Chianti part was definitely the highlight. Visited two amazing vineyards with detailed wine and olive oil tasting and the opportunity to send some true Chianti Classico back home
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and it was more than worth our money!! Definitely recommend! We started out with an hour and a half walking tour of Florence, which really explained the history of Florence and showed us sights we wouldn't have noticed if we just walked the city on our own. After the tour we were provided lunch at a great little restaurant which included any beverage, pizza or pasta and dessert. After lunch we proceeded to the bus station where we took a coach bus to the region of Chianti. We stopped at to wineries. At the first we had a brief tour of the winery and tasted 4 different wines, grappa, 2 olive oils and 2 balsamic vinegars, all made at the winery. We were also given breads, meat and cheeses to try as well. At the second winery, we sampled 2 wines and were given some free time to explore the little fortress surrounding it. I would definitely recommend this trip if you want to explore the wine country of Florence and also get a taste of Florence!
Great walking tour of the city with a great guide. The only downside was the walking guide was kinda short. Lunch was great and then the two wineries were amazing! I highly recommend this tour.
Overall experience what just WONDERFUL!!! Our guide was an Egyptian mix guy and he was great! Very friendly, he explained us everything about the history of the city. The lunch that was included in the package was very delicious we asked the pasta, tiramisu, and appetizers, everything delicious and fresh. The wine tour was great too! I definitely recommend the first winery that we went to in Chianti region and the second one in Monteriggione too. I loved all about this tour!
Great experience for the price! The tour guide for the walking tour had a very interesting perspective on Florence's history. Then we had a fantastic 3-course lunch with wine included in the price!. For the wine tasting portion, we got to taste about 8 different wines, several olive and truffle oils, breads, cheeses, and balsamic vinegars. Nothing overly personalized / fancy, but again--great value for the price, this is definitely worth it!
We only went to two wineries on the trip and I would have liked to see more. Other than that it was great!
Absolutely gorgeous wine tour! The walking tour was also lovely- our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Lunch was a bit rushed as the tour went long and we had to catch the bus to the wineries, but the food was top notch! There was also a delay due to traffic coming in and out of Florence, but everything on this tour is well worth any wait time. Would recommend and do again.
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