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Tuscany Taster Tour: Day Trip from Rome with Lunch & Wine

Tuscany Taster Tour: Day Trip from Rome with Lunch & Wine

From £109.45 per person

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Rome with a trip to picturesque Tuscany. With travel and sightseeing all arranged, you can enjoy the region’s famed wine, food, and scenery all in one day.

About this activity

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Itinerary
8.5 hours
  • Rome

  • 2 hours
  • Montepulciano (guided tour)

  • Abbey of Sant'Antimo (guided tour)

  • Lunch, vineyard

  • Pienza (guided tour, free time)

  • 2.5 hours
  • Rome

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy a traditional 3-course gourmet lunch with local wine pairings, seated in an authentic vineyard wine cellar
  • Listen to captivating commentary and history about this world-famous region
  • Find peace and stillness at San Biagio church — the perfect respite from the crowds and sounds of Rome
  • Relax with 45 minutes of free time in Pienza to seek out famous locally produced cheeses, wines, and balsamic vinegar
Full description

A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you drive towards rolling hills, your expert tour guide will explain Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead. 

First, enjoy a walking tour in the hill town of Montepulciano. Take in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next visit San Biagio, a 16th-century Renaissance church with a travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight and exquisite decorations inside.

Just a short drive away awaits a delicious Tuscan lunch. Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine pairings in the wine cellar of an authentic vineyard farmhouse, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino and varieties from the vineyard itself. 

Buy your souvenir Tuscan wine here or wait for the final stop: Pienza. Your tour leader will offer insights, but your time is yours: shopping for pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, wines, and other local specialties, finding the right photo opportunity, or simply wandering the streets like a local.

Next, return to Rome in air-conditioned comfort — fulfilled, relaxed, and ready for the next day.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Guided tour of Montepulciano (groups no larger than 25 people)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets (where necessary)
  • 3-course gourmet lunch and wine tasting at a Tuscan farm
  • Visit to St. Biagio Church and hill town of Pienza
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meeting time: 07:15 Departure time: 07:30 Meet in the center of Rome's Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk. The nearest metro stop is Flaminio (Line A).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • A fair amount of walking is involved, so comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour.
  • Entrance to churches requires appropriate dress. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Entry may be refused due to improper dress.
  • Please note that the itinerary and the venues visited might vary according to season and availability, always offering the same inclusions.
  • Please note, from August 6th 2021 all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 to present a COVID-19 green certificate and an ID, proving that they are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), or that they have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, or that they have recovered from COVID-19 (with a PCR or antigen test result) at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Green Passes must be in Italian or English and can be presented in digital or printed formats.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 213 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Our guide for the trip was Chiara, and our day began with a stop at Montepulciano where Chiara introduced us to a local guide who shared very interesting facts about the area as they brought us around. We then stopped by the Poggio il Castellare vineyard for a lunch (the wine was simply fantastic - several members of my group bought multiple bottles home) and the day ended with a short stop at Pienza. What was simply lovely about Chiara was her enthusiastic and passionate sharing about all kinds of stuff all throughout the trip!

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20 November 2021

Anna (our guide) and Gianni (our driver) were a great duo who provided an exceptional experience. Anna was incredibly informative and gave us information not only about our tour but about life in Italy as well. While at the winery, Gianni made sure to get our attention and directed us to a scenic overlook we surely would have missed without his help.

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9 November 2021

Our tour guide, Emiliano, was fantastic! There were extra stops along the way that were pleasant surprises for picture taking and coffee. Lunch was delicious too! The atmosphere was friendly and cozy on a cold day, with enough wine to warm you up. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing day away from a bustling city

10 October 2021

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