Guided tour

Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

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From US$ 43.49 per person

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Visit 2 authentic wineries in the beautiful Chianti Hills on this half-day tour from Florence. Meet local winemakers, walk through stunning vineyards, and sample local wines and products.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, Spanish, English

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Head to the heart of the Tuscan countryside on this day trip from Florence
  • Visit 2 authentic vineyards and taste a variety of wines at each
  • Admire the beautiful landscape of the rolling Chianti Hills
  • Sample local products such as cheese, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar
  • Learn about the history and culture of the local area from your guide
Full description

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 tasting session of 4 different 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 3 wines, as the local charismatic wine producer tells you about the peculiarities of each. After some free time, head back to Florence.

Includes
  • Return transportation from Florence by air-conditioned bus or minivan
  • Services of an expert multilingual guide
  • Guided wine tasting at 2 different wineries
  • Tasting of 7 different wines
  • Snacks (cheese, bread, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salumi)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Piazzale Montelungo bus stop; a 5 to 10-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station. Look for someone wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a red GetYourGuide flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The commentary during the coach journey may be conducted in 2 languages
  •  You will visit 2 wineries; one a more modern, larger producer and the other, a smaller, more traditional one
  • The group may be split into two smaller groups for the winery tours
  •  After each wine tasting experience, you will be able to enjoy some free time roaming around the winery at your own pace, or simply relaxing and taking in the beautiful views of the Tuscan vineyards
  • At both wineries, you will have the opportunity to purchase wine by the bottle or by the box and can take it home with you or have it shipped
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 974 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Overall good experience. The meet-up area is definitely not as described - the map will take you to the right place but you are looking for the ciao Florence team in pink. You do end up spending most of the time on the bus but it’s a very pretty drive, especially at sunset if you do the 2:30pm tour. The wineries themselves were okay, the first one was quite small which made it feel overcrowded and there wasn’t a lot of information about the specifics of the wine or wine-making process, rather letting you know the wine you’re trying was available for purchase. There are some snacks but definitely make sure you eat before you go. It was very much a wine tasting and drive through the Chianti area which was lovely but a touch boring as there were only 2 hour-long stops in a 5.5 hour trip. The bus ride is also through windy roads so be careful if you’re prone to motion sickness!

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October 5, 2022

We didn't expect a lot and this is a very simple tour. You get exactly what is explained in the description. The first winery is a bit more friendly and beautiful. The wine was good and bought a bottle from both. We liked our guide Marina, she is funny and very friendly, I wish we had a more interesting tour with her another time. We had some difficulties finding our guide at the meeting point because we were informed that the guide will be in the clothes with "Get Your Guide" logo and a red flag. However, there was a girl in a pink hoody with "Chiao Florence" text and no flags. The meeting point was also several meters away from the place in the photo.

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October 5, 2022

We really enjoyed the wine tour and tasting. Being the only group at both wineries gave us a chance to explore without big crowds giving us a more personal experience. The wines we tasted were delicious as well as the food (snacks) we sampled. Coach was comfortable. Both the driver and tour guided were friendly and helpful. Excellent value for money.

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October 4, 2022

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