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From Siena: Chianti and Castle Tour by Minivan

Product ID: 8413
The beautiful ruby-red color and the characteristic bouquet with scents of violet are the special features that reveal the identity of one of the most famous wines in the world.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting times 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish

Pickup included

Your accommodation in the center of Siena.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the breathtaking landscapes of Chianti
  • Visit ancient churches, medieval castles and small villages
  • Enjoy wine tasting at two renowned wineries in the Chianti area
  • Try bruschette and typical Tuscan cold cuts and cheese
Full description
Chianti. This wine results from the wise blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and originates from the hilly area from which it draws its name. Expert and witty tour leaders will lead you to the discovery of the breathtaking, uncontaminated landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries, presenting you with a harmony of colors that can only be found in the hills of this region.
You'll enjoy wine tasting at vineyards featured in the best specialised magazines, such as Wine Spectator and Decanter. During each visit, you will have the opportunity to follow a detailed description of the different steps required for the production of wine: your journey through taste will start from the vineyard, with illustrations of the growth and development of the vines and will lead to the cellar, where the product undergoes processing, fermentation and bottling.

The sounds, scents and flavors of this land will capture your senses through a unique experience that you will live, relish and comprehend by visiting ancient churches, medieval castles and small villages where the rhythm of life remains unaltered over time. Enjoy exploring the fantastic scenery and you'll soon find yourself appreciating the century-old traditions.
Includes
  • Shuttle service from your accommodation and back
  • Travel by minivan with all comforts for a maximum of 8 people
  • Expert bilingual escort (Italian-English)
  • Tour of the most typical villages, abbeys and castles
  • Wine tasting at 2 renowned wineries in the Chianti area
  • Tasting of bruschetta and typical Tuscan cold cuts and cheese
  • Possibility of buying wine at favourable prices at the wineries visited during the tour (shipped almost everywhere in the world)
  • Pick-up and drop off service (on request)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs
• Small groups: maximum 8 people on the minivan
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Our driver was both very knowledgeable and fun. We visited two beautiful wineries and one medieval village. I wouldn't really call it a "castle tour" because we did not tour any castles. But it was a thoroughly enjoyable day in spectacular countryside. The rolling hills, the beautiful Tuscan weather (we went in February -- no crowds, beautiful bright blue skies, perfect) and one winery in particular that has been operated by one family for many generations. The settings were gorgeous.

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24 February 2020

A rocky start but a great finish.

I highly recommend that you confirm your pickup spot before your tour. We had a mixup and didn't get started until at least 40 minutes after the designated start time. But once we got started, we had a great tour! Wonderful wineries, great tastings, a couple of castles and some interesting people. I recommend this tour and this company, with my warning about pickup spot.

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12 May 2017

Fun filled day with a great tour guide

Wineries, Castle/fortress and town visited were all interesting as well as the countryside we drove through. We had a great tour guide named Chiro who certainly added a lot of cheerio to the day. Not an overly expensive tour which lasted just over 5 hours. Driving in Italy is a challenge so it was great to sit and let a local navigate the windy roads.

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29 April 2017

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Product ID: 8413