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From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Italy on a Budget Tours

From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Italy on a Budget Tours
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Enjoy a wine tour to the Tuscan countryside for independent travelers aged between 18-35. Explore the beautiful Chianti landscape while sampling delicious traditional wines.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a relaxing day trip to the Tuscan wine region
  • Try 7 different types of wine all in one day
  • Have a professional wine tasting lesson
  • Taste extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Treat yourself to the gelato world champion
Full description

Join this fun day trip to the Chianti countryside by van. Visit two local wineries and taste their flavorful wines, as well as local produce samples. Walk through the streets of San Gimignano at your own pace, discovering this charming town first-hand. Head straight to a wine-tasting school to taste 4 different types of wines including the renowned black rooster Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines, along with a 30-year-old balsamic vinegar, and truffle extra virgin olive oil. Develop your taste buds together with a wine producer. Move onto a local winery facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. Let the winemakers guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and share the secrets of wine and oil production. At this winery, take the opportunity to buy their local products and wine at a convenient cost to bring back home or to ship to friends and family. Enjoy the Vernaccia white wine and a Chianti Colli Senesi D.O.C.G. In the afternoon, enjoy visiting and spending time wandering through the narrow streets of San Gimignano at your own pace. Shop 'til you drop and enjoy gelato from the world-champion icecream making gelateria. Your departure from San Gimignano is at 3:45 PM with an estimated travel time of 1 hour and 10 minutes. You'll arrive back in Florence at about 5 PM.

Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Van
  • Map
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • 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
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at 9:45 AM at the Piazza della Calza, directly in front of the Porta Romana at the blue P (parking) sign. Look for the "Italy on a Budget tours" logo on the guide's shirt and van. If you're coming from the main train station in Florence, you will need to take bus number 11 (going to La Gora) and get off at Calza Serragli. Your guide will be there, on the right side of the gate.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • If you are spending the night in Siena, ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano so you don't have to go all the way back to Florence. From San Gimignano, you can take a local bus to Siena.
    • In summer, the maximum number of participants is 60.
    • People older than 35 but younger than 50 are always welcome as long as they are young at heart, have no walking disabilities, and are happy to be with younger people. The tour operator has a general audience of college students, backpackers, solo travelers, etc. The tour is more fast-paced, budget-minded, and includes activities for travelers to meet and connect with other passengers.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 231 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    So much fun doing this tour. It was a perfect amount of time and Ned was a knowledgeable and funny tour guide as well. The first winery we went to was a lot of fun and you could buy wine for yourself and also ship it home if you wanted. We got to try really good olive oils as well. The second winery was also good, we got bruschetta in addition to the wine and it had stunning views. This also had an option for purchasing. The last stop was San Gimignano where we time for some gelato and quick shopping before leaving.

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    September 23, 2022

    The first winery was a hands on tasting experience where you learned a lot and was also accompanied by absolutely delicious meats, cheeses, crackers, oils, etc The second was less of an interactive experience but didn’t need to be with the breathtaking view you get to enjoy. The bonus of being able to walk around San Gimignano was beyond awesome, so surreal to walk around a town with so much history. It was also a huge park that our guide, Julia, was amazing company.

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    September 16, 2022

    This was such a fun experience!! I was a solo traveler and was able to make a bunch of new friends :) we had about 8 people in the group so it felt intimate and special! Our host Ned was so fun and knowledgeable about the area! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience that I couldn't recommend more! Plus lots of wine, cheese, and meats to eat what more could you want!! :D

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    September 13, 2022

    Product ID: 28065