• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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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 and visit a renowned winery
    in Montalcino wine area
  • Visit to the charming medieval village of Bagno Vignoli
  • 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

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

Thomas L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great day, beautiful scenery, 2 great wineries a dan very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

What a great day, our guide was quite a character and certainly helped to make the day enjoyable. The two wine tastings were fantastic, couldn't have asked for a better day. Glad I chose to do this small group tour, would certainly recommend this day trip to everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Kahn was great, I would recommend this trip.

Radhika M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This tour was amazing!

Iain H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a fabulous day trip I would recommend to anyone. Khan, our enthusiastic and skilled driver and guide, picked us up at our hotel door on time. There were seven in the group, four Texans and us three Scots. Hit it off immediately and spent an enjoyable day together. Khan is a real asset. He drives well on frequently twisty roads, has a bright and happy personality, goes out of his way to consider his guests' needs and and he knows his Tuscany. A perfect day from start to finish. Twelve glorious hours in a spectacularly beautiful part of Italy.
The first stop, in Montepulciano, was to have a look at the town itself and then to visit the underground winery and former torture chamber! of the Ercolani family. Second son Niccolo showed us around and then led us through an excellent wine-tasting session, with tasty local specialties to try with the various wines. A generous amount and type of wine and food!
Second main stop was in Montalcino, where we visited a larger-scale wineyard, where a simple but enjoyable lunch was again chased down with a selection of the various house wines and a visit of the actual factory.Once again, the guide was very interesting and knowledgeable and it was much appreciated, even if some of the scenery was starting to slip out of focus as a result of generous pourings of sample wines. On the way back we visited Pienza for a brief stop and walk around.

I would certainly recommend this day out. It starts at 7.00 am and lasts a full 12 hours, but ti didn't feel long at any point. The offical stops were well chosen, especially in Montepulciano. I'm sure all the drivers are good, but I would certainly ask for Khan again, if available.So helpful and friendly.

Janet J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Amazing tour! Excellent tour guide! Great food, great wine! A memory that will last a lifetime!

Jina A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The guide/driver was fantastic! Really genuine person, very dedicated to providing a pleasant trip. He took us to a couple hilltop towns, and recommended the best way to spend our time. This tour was a great value and a very enjoyable day-trip!

Janell N United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I would recommend this day trip to all who would love the wine County. We enjoyed our guide who was with us all the time and gave great instruction were to meet up and about the area we were driving through. Fantastic trip!!!


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.

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