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Explore the wine country of fabled Tuscany on this action-packed guided day trip from Rome. Ride aboard a luxury minivan with your small group and knowledgeable guide hearing about the history of Tuscany and about its legendary wine production. Visit the hilltop towns of Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni and Montalcino, the latter famous for its Brunello wine. Do some guided tastings in each town and then have a light lunch of bruschetta, cured meat and cheese. After lunch, visit the enchanting hill-town of Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. This is a small-group tour ensuring plenty of attention from the guide.


  • Full-day trip from Rome to Tuscany’s beautiful wine country
  • Visit the beautiful hilltop towns of Montepulciano, Montalcino and Pienza with a knowledgable driver-guide
  • Explore the picturesque vineyards and cellars of two revered wineries
  • Savor prestigious wines including Vino di Nobile and Brunello di Montepulciano during two guided tastings
  • Recharge with a light lunch of cold cut meat, cheese and bruschetta
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to eight people per minivan

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Rome Including Wine Tasting

Enjoy a Tuscan lunch with bruschetta and other delicacies

Begin this small-group guided day trip from Rome to Tuscany by getting picked up in your hotel in the center of Rome. Relax in the air-conditioned minivan as you make your way north to Tuscany, passing through the rolling hills, some clad in vineyards, of northern Lazio and southern Tuscany. During the drive learn from your guide about the history of the area and about the types of wine you may be sampling that day.

The first stop is the hilltop medieval town of Montepulciano, known for its acclaimed wine Vino di Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano. Walk the narrow cobbled lanes of the town, as your guide points out intriguing aspects along the way. Then descend into a wine cellar to sample some of the goods. Formerly used as a tomb by the pre-Roman Etruscans, the wine cellar is an ambient venue in which to sample some locally made vino.

Next head to the charming medieval village of Bagno Vignoni, located on a hill surrounded by the Valley Orcia river and famous also for its thermal waters used since Roman times - the village is built around its central 'piazza of water', a huge pool of thermal water. Spend some time walking around this beautiful and unique village and capture the vibrant atmosphere of the place.

After, continue on to Montalcino wine area, 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. Enjoy the extreme Tuscan views of the villa-topped hills and vineyards during the drive. Take a tour of a well-known winery and learn about its winemaking techniques. Afterwards, sit down and relax as you indulge in a lunch of cured meats, locally made cheese and bruschetta.

Once you're full, head over to Sant' Antimo Abbey, an eighth-century structure that is considered to be some of the best-preserved Romanesque architecture in the region.

The last stop on the tour is the UNESCO World Heritage-lised town of Pienza. Stroll the streets as the guide explains how 14th-century Pope Pius II designed the unique layout of the town. Pop into shops and boutiques and perhaps you might even want to take home a souvenir: Pienza's famous pecorino cheese.

When the time comes, hop back in the minivan for the ride back to your hotel in Rome.

Please note: From 1st April 2016, due to the closure of Sant’Antimo Abbey, the tour will feature the beautiful ancient hill town of Bagno Vignoni located in spectacular Valle D’Orcia

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I was picked up on time at my hotel in a very clean Mercedes minivan. I think our tour guide's name was Max and he was very nice, polite, knowledgeable and funny! We stopped at several beautiful places for pictures and visited 3 different villages. The vineyard we visited was so beautiful. We had a tour of the vineyard and then they served has a delicious lunch and we sampled 3 different delicious wines. The drive to Tuscany and all the places we visited is breathtaking! I had a wonderful time on this tour!

John R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour. We were picked up at the hotel we had spent a lot of on taxies, so this was a nice feature. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and a great driver. There were 5 of us and he made everyone comfortable. The winery was a terrific experience. Tuscany is a beautiful area. The villages were also interesting. I would highly recommend this tour.

Justin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016


Mark T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic stops. Our driver was very informative. We had a wonderful day

Jim Williams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a terrific day! Small group allow for meaningful interaction with the guide.

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was fantastic. Not only did we get to experience some wonderful wineries but experiencing the little villages. The scenery was breath taking. Our tour guide Max was so knowledgable about the regions. Tuscany is a must whilst visiting Rome

Rhonda B

4 star rating: Recommended October 2016

The trip was beautiful and informative. I would have liked more time with the wineries and learning about their grapes, types of wines they are known for, etc. A perfect getaway from Rome central and a very worthwhile adventure. Recommend.

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4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Nice stops throughout the region.

Dawn G

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

We got to see a lot of different little town's in Tuscany. It was a beautiful tour, just wish we would have tried more wine!

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