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Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

1. Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

After meeting your guide and boarding the coach, drive to the Chianti region. On the way to the first winery, your guide will share interesting facts and curiosities about landmarks along the route. Arrive at the first “cantina” of the day, where you will be welcomed by the winemakers. After listening to a brief introduction about the winery’s history and the types of wine made there, join a guided tour of the facilities and nearby vineyards. Learn all about the winemaking process, the materials used to make the barrels, and what it takes to be classified as a “Chianti Classico”. Then, begin your first wine tasting of about 5 wines. You will hear an explanation of each of the wines that you sample, as well as some tips on how to savor the wine and understand its qualities. The wines will be accompanied by local snacks produced in the region, such as cheese, bread, olive oil, and salumi. Board the bus and continue to the second winery. On the way, make a stop at a scenic lookout to observe a stunning panorama of the Chianti Hills. At the second winery, learn about their production methods, what is unique about their vines, and how weather can affect the grapes. Explore the facilities during a short guided tour, and walk through the vineyards. Then, sample another round of up to 5 wines, as the local charismatic wine producer tells you about the peculiarities of each. After some free time, head back to Florence.

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Tuscany: Full-Day Small Group Wine & Food Tour from Florence

2. Tuscany: Full-Day Small Group Wine & Food Tour from Florence

Start your small group day trip driving to the south of Florence, through the Tuscan countryside. Reach the first winery to learn about all the winemaking process. Visit the farm, and satisfy all of your curiosity. Now your curiosity is satisfied, try a wine! Next, move on to another selected hilltop wine estate, where a wine expert is waiting for you to share the facts and anecdotes behind this product. Start an informative guided tour of the farm and learn all of the secrets to make a genuine wine. Sit down for lunch accompanied by the winery's own excellent wines and Vin Santo (dessert wine). Nothing is rushed, so take the time to relax and enjoy. After lunch, head to Greve in Chianti, the most representative village of the Chianti Classico countryside, birthplace of the famous Tuscan explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered the New York Harbor. Take some free time to admire the attractive main square. To complete this experience, continue to the third winery, and taste their products, before you head back to Florence.

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Florence: Tuscany & Chianti Classico Trek & Wine with Lunch

3. Florence: Tuscany & Chianti Classico Trek & Wine with Lunch

Spend a day walking in nature where local wines and food are combined to have a marvelous day out in Tuscany through natural beauties, historical small wineries, and little villages nestled in the heart of the Chianti wine region. Understand the process of wine-making and olive oil production. Hop on a minivan and be driven along unique little roads in the Chianti Classico wine region. Reach the starting point located in Panzano in Chianti. The exact drop-off point is a secret. Start the day with a little walk through the Conca d'oro, a magnificent natural Amphitheater where the best Chianti Classico wines are produced. Walk through vineyards leading you to the first winery stop. from the 12th century, run by a local family. At this family-run winery from the 12th century, visit the wine cellar. This is the second oldest building in Panzano in Chianti, used as a medieval post. Enjoy marvelous wines and food tasting in a stunning historical location. Say goodbye to this unique wine cellar and continue walking through olive groves and vineyards toward the second winery. Savor lunch and another wine tasting (sometimes the lunch is postponed to the next stop). The marvelous wine here is produced by 3 generations of local farmers. Tuck into a tasty Tuscan lunch with a selection of their wines, perfect to recharge for another hike towards the last winery. The last Winery is a modern winery created by Italian artists. Settled right at the top of the hills overlooking Montefioralle, an enchanting castle nested in a great position. In the last winery, all modern techniques are combined with old, time-tested knowledge. Enjoy the last wine tasting here. For those who want to hike more, there is the final stretch downhill to reach Montefioralle. Get on the minivan back to Florence.

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Florence: Chianti Villages, San Gimignano & Wine Roads

4. Florence: Chianti Villages, San Gimignano & Wine Roads

Journey into the heart of the Chianti region along the famous Chiantigiana Road and through a classic Tuscan landscape characterized by gently rolling hills, vineyards, silver olive groves and dotted with quaint villages. Near Greve in Chianti, enjoy a tour of a local winery with wine tasting. Here you have the opportunity to taste and buy organic extra virgin olive oil. En route, stops to get to know the area including the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, famous for its 13 medieval towers which dominate the skyline. At the end of the visit to San Gimignano, enjoy a traditional Italian light lunch with a wine tasting, either in a wine estate or a typical restaurant producing organic wine. Throughout the day, you will travel in a comfortable car or minivan with an English-speaking driver. 

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From Florence: The Best of Chianti

5. From Florence: The Best of Chianti

After meeting your driver and guide at the Piazza Santa Maria Novella at 2:30 PM, it’s off to Chianti for a wine-filled day that’s the perfect break from energetic Florence. Your first stop is to a rustic wine estate, where the owners will show you through the vineyards and cellar to unlock the secrets of winemaking. Enjoy a tasting of some of their best Chianti wines, as well as a snack centered around their home-produced olive oil. Next it’s off Greve in Chianti, one of the best-known Italian wine villages, famous for its quaint charm and sought-after wine. After exploring the winding alleways, medieval buildings, and artisanal shops, it’s off to yet another vineyard. In the heart of olive groves and grapevines, participate in another wine tasting, the owners of the vineyard helping you improve your sommelier skills.  After the tasting, you’ll head back to Florence, ready to embrace the bustle of the city after a respite in the country.

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From Florence: Private Wine Tour with Dinner on an Estate

6. From Florence: Private Wine Tour with Dinner on an Estate

Meet your driver at your hotel and through this enchanting journey, you’ll discover one of the most suggestive areas of Tuscany, the Chianti Classico area. The first stop of the tour is at a family-run estate, located in the heart of the Florentine area of Chianti Classico. Here the wines are crafted with a bio-sustainable focus, always showing respect to the soil and the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Enjoy 4 fantastic wines and experience a true distilled of Tuscany. After that you will stop in the picturesque medieval village of Greve in Chianti, considered the gateway to the Chianti territory and famous for the main square, a treasure of art, history and flavors. It will be wonderful to snoop in the typical shops and experience the lively atmosphere of the village. Left Greve in Chianti, you will reach a second intimate and friendly winery where thanks to a private and exclusive tour of the estate, vineyards and wine cellars you will be introduced to the “wine world”. From the cultivation of the grapes to the tasting of the final product. And finally, enjoy the delicious Tuscan dinner with fine wines tasting. The last emotion of a full immersion into Chianti flavors, culture and beauties before returning to Florence. Please note that the itinerary of the visits may change.

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From Florence: Private Half-Day Chianti Tour & Wine Tasting

7. From Florence: Private Half-Day Chianti Tour & Wine Tasting

In the heart of Tuscany lies Chianti, a region of rolling hills and countryside that are unmatched in their beauty. Take part in a private tour of Chianti, which is made complete with a wine tasting that takes place in the cellars of a renowned winery. Adding to the luxurious nature of this tour and tasting, you determine when you want your tour to begin. When you are ready to depart your own private vehicle will come to your centrally-located Florence hotel. The car and your English-speaking driver are at your disposal for up to 4 hours. You will begin your experience with a drive through the Tuscan countryside to Chianti. En route you will see wooded areas, vineyards and olive groves, before a stop in a typical Medieval Chianti village. Make sure you bring a camera as the views are panoramic and unforgettable. Romanesque churches, charming farmhouses and villas and castles of rare beauty dot the landscape. Your wine tasting will take place in a historic wine estate and will focus on the famous and prestigious Chianti wines. You will learn about how Chianti was first made in the 13th-century as a white wine. Your tasting will also include some typically Tuscan snacks. A private car, tasting Chianti wine in a castle and touring the Tuscan countryside; does life get any better than this?

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Florence: Chianti Winery Day-Trip with Lunch

8. Florence: Chianti Winery Day-Trip with Lunch

Starting in the center of Florence, your English-speaking driver will take you on a scenic drive straight into the heart of Chianti. You will drive along the ancient Roman road “Cassia Vetus”, surrounded by rolling hills with breathtaking views over vineyards and olive groves. Your first stop will be the Medieval village of Greve, which is the birthplace of Giovanni da Verrazzano, the Florentine traveler who discovered the Hudson Bay in the 15th century. Next you will visit the superb hilltop hamlet named Montefioralle. Strolling through the narrow streets, you might be surprised to discover that this stone village has been perfectly preserved since the 12th century. You can admire breathtaking panoramas and discover anecdotes and secrets related to the “Black Rooster”, the emblem of the Chianti Classico. You will experience a genuine, family run, wine estate with medieval cellars where prestigious original oak barrels are still used for aging the wine. Learn the secrets behind the making of the regions’ extra-virgin olive oil, and find out the best way to recognize a genuine one. Your experience will end in the proper Chianti way, with a typical Tuscan meal that you will get to enjoy on the private estate. It will be prepared with organic ingredients that are grown on the property, and to top things off you’ll get to enjoy a pairing of 3 top Chianti Classico wines and taste an extra-virgin olive oil.

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Chianti: Authentic Wine Tasting Experience from Florence

9. Chianti: Authentic Wine Tasting Experience from Florence

A comprehensive experience in one of the most fascinating areas of Tuscany, known all over the world for its wine and its countryside of unrivalled charm, where woods alternate with vineyards and olive groves, in a landscape dotted with Romanesque parish churches, farmhouses, villas and castles of rare beauty. The first stop of the tour is in the heart of the Florentine area of Chianti Classico, in a historic winery where you can taste excellent wines paired with snacks.  Continue to the picturesque medieval village of Greve, birthplace of the famous navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano, where every year takes place the most important wine fair of the Chianti region. Here you will have free time to admire the famous main square of the ancient "market" with its characteristic arcades and to browse through the local artisan shops. Moving along the ancient "Via Chiantigiana", cross the heart of the Chianti Classico, admiring the breathtaking views of the rolling hills that made famous this part of Tuscany. Then reach a family-run Winery located in the Sienese area of the Chianti Classico, which stands out for the excellent quality of its wines. Here you will be warmly welcomed by its passionate winemaker and after the guided tour of the cellars and the lovely aromatic garden, a delicious tasting of four different wines and local products will be waiting. The last stop of the tour is Castellina, a fortified hilltop village of Etruscan origin, among the most lively and picturesque of Chianti, characterized by an imposing fortress: here, walking through the picturesque medieval covered street "Via delle Volte", the tour leader will guide you to discover the charming historical center and its picturesque houses, squares and shops.

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Florence: San Gimignano, Siena, and Chianti Full-Day Tour

10. Florence: San Gimignano, Siena, and Chianti Full-Day Tour

Immerse yourself into the heart of the beautiful and unforgettable Tuscan countryside. Be picked up in an air-conditioned car or minivan and be taken through the countryside for a semi-private or private tour. Discover stunning medieval sites on this one-of-a-kind tour, such as San Gimignano, also known as the "Medieval Manhattan" due to its 14 medieval tower houses that create a unique atmosphere, almost crystallized in time. Explore the magical atmosphere of Siena, famous for its horse race, the Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria Della Scala, typical sweets, and many other little treasures. Don't miss the Chianti region, and taste the region's typical plates, extra virgin olive oil, and wine on an authentic Tuscan farm. Walk through the cellars of local wine specialists and learn their little secrets about making the Nectar of Gods. Delight your palate with many different kinds of Chianti, Morellino, Super Tuscan, and much more while you gaze upon the breathtaking views of Chianti Hills.

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What people are saying about Greve in Chianti

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Had a great time!! Highly recommended to everyone! Great value Valentina our guide had great stories and explanations about Florence and Tuscany on the way Wines were great, the snacks were a nice addition The winery owners were very interesting!! You can take away or ship back home for adding 5 euros

Fun and easy way to explore Tuscany. Our guide and driver were wonderful! Highly recommend if you want to explore Tuscany without spending the entire day out.

Had a great time :) Our guide was super informative and friendly so was our group. Great way to get to know the area from a wine perspective but not only!

Wonderful experience! Driver Luca and tour guide Constantino were both excellent. Highly recommend!!

Best guide ever! Constantinos is so helpful for all the group speak very good English!