Halvdags vintur til Chianti fra Firenze
Revel in the scenery as you travel, passing traditional travertine villages clinging to hilltops, overlooking swathes of vine-clad fields and olive groves. Your route continues into the Chianti Fiorentino where some of Italy’s most prized red wine is produced. Stop for the visit to a renowned wine estate for your first tasting session.
After a friendly Tuscan welcome at the venue, start your visit with the historical wine cellars. See where the grapes are crushed, and where the wine is matured and later bottled while hearing some secrets of Tuscan winemaking.
Then, take a seat at a wine glass–laden table, and sip on different glasses of wine made by the estate. The varietals are subject to change, but typically a glass of Chianti Classico, Chianti Reserve, the eponymous Tuscan vinsanto (dessert wine) or a prestigious white wine are served. Savor the complex and fruity flavors that are prevalent in Tuscan wine, and hear tasting tips to help you understand the characteristics of different grapes that are used.
The Tour continues then 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", we cross the heart of the Chianti Classico, admiring the breathtaking views of the rolling hills that made so famous this part of Tuscany.
We reach then a family-run Winery located in the Sienese area of the Chianti Classico, which stands out for the excellent quality of its wines. Here we 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 for us.
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 us to discover the charming historical center and its picturesque houses, squares and shops.
Please note the order of the visit may change
*From November to March, the itinerary does not include the stop at Castellina, so the return to Florence is about 30 minutes earlier
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Tour escort
- Wine-expert guide
- Cellar tours
- Wine tastings
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please note that the order of the visits may change
- From November to March, the itinerary does not include the stop at Castellina and the return to Florence is approx 30 minutes earlier
This was a very enjoyable tour. We learned a lot about Chianti wine and had a lot shipped home to us. Our guide was a big help and took the time to answer everyone’s questions.
This half day wine tour is a nice getaway to Chianti region. We visited two wineries, drove thru Tuscany winery area. The tour guide Keiko is v humorous and friendly. My friend and I truly enjoyed this tour. Thx Keiko, the restaurant you recommended us was soooo good!
Great trip for the price. The second winery was much better than the first in regards to what they provided food/wine, the education aspect and the ambiance. Lorenzo was terrific. Eat a large meal before and bring a bottle of wine and some snacks to drink/eat on the bus and you will have a great trip :)
Would’ve been nice to have less time in the town and more time at the wineries. I felt very rushed at both wineries and would’ve liked more time to walk around both to shop and take in the views
No only did we have excellent presentations at two wineries, we got to see the beautiful Tuscan countryside along with commentary from our guide. A great experience
Great afternoon of tasting and learning about the region and its wines. Easy to book, directions to pick up were clear and our guide was excellent (funny and informative). You visit two wineries which are quite different - and both excellent - and two little towns in the region allowing anyone without a car to still appreciate the countryside.
Great tour to learn about the wines of the region, even if you are already familiar with Italian wine. Our tour guide was incredibly personable and entertaining. Plenty of time to taste wine, take photos, and enjoy the villages. This is definitely not a small group tour, a full large bus, but that did not affect the quality of the wine tasting experience. I highly recommend this tour.
This was an amazing trip. It far exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide Keiko she did an amazing job. We decided on this tour to add the dinner stop option. Do it, you will not regret it. Eating at an one star Michelin rated over 10 years in a row for this ratingrestaurant Antica Trattoria La Toppa was amazing an the setting on a hill top tiny village was beautiful. When booking this tour take the option for dinner and pre order the T-bone steak as that option I think it is only available in advance. This was a amazing day and would do it all over again. The wine tasting experiences were great and informative, driving in the hills were beautiful.
For the price of this tour, it is totally worth it. We were able to see two towns in the Chianti region and visited two wineries as well. The wine tasting was great experience and we learned a lot from the somellier. The wines were good and pretty affordable compared to the Napa Valley wines. It was amazing to be able to see Tuscany and the vineyards. Just a truly great experience. It was all worth it.