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Chianti's Best Landscapes and Wine Tour

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Overview

Chianti wine tour and landscapes. Experience an unforgettable day trip in the Chianti region with amazing scenery, fun facts about the Italian cooking habits, stops in the cities of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena, and a visit to a winery to learn something about Classico and drink lots of good wine. A small group tour lets you save money by sharing a mini van.
Your day trip takes you through the picturesque countryside of the Chianti region, a magical landscape of cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves you should recognize from Renaissance paintings. You will be picked up at your hotel and driven through the countryside of Florence.  
You will first go to San Gimignano, where you will have about 30 minutes of free time. It is famous for its many towers or the many Vernaccia wine bottles if you prefer. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims traveling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance.
You will then reach the famous Palio city, Siena, around 12pm. Free time. Located in the heart of Tuscany, this is Italy´s best preserved medieval city and once was a wealthy, war-like independent state during the Middle Ages. Siena stores offer many locally made items, such as leather products, neckties, fabrics, glazed terracotta, gold jewellery, and of course local food, such as, Panforte, Ricciarelli, Pici and many wines. Every Wednesday morning a huge market is held around the Fortezza Mediceana. Here you will have time to look around and have lunch if you are hungry. Depart again in 2 hours at about 2:30pm.
After about 20 minutes drive, make your third stop in the beautiful castle of Monteriggioni where you will have a half hour free time to walk around. Sitting on a small natural hillock, this completely walled medieval town in the Siena Province of Tuscany was built in the 13th century by the overlords of Siena to command the Cassia Road running through the Val d’Elsa and Val Staggia just to the west of Monteriggioni.
Finally a taste of Chianti. You can spend a pleasant hour or so relaxing and enjoying fine wines along with salami, prosciutto, cheese, and olive oil. At the end of your day, you will be brought back to the departure point.

Information

Includes:
  • Bottled water
  • Wine tasting
  • Snacks
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Small-group tour max 8 people in a Mercedes Van
  • Hotel pickup and drop off for centrally located Florence hotels only
Excludes:
  • Lunch
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 8 people per Mercedes van

Meeting Point

Direct pick up and drop off from hotels locates in the historic center (A zone). For all other locations private residences and B&B the meeting points is:
in front of Hotel Boccacio, via della Scala 59, Florence at 8,30 (One minute walking distance from Santa Maria Novella train station)
Please arrive 10 minutes before scheduled departure time.
Departure Time:
8:30am
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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