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From Rome: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch and Wine Tasting

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.

From Rome: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch and Wine Tasting

Activity provider: City Wonders Ltd.
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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.

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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

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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

  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check and comply with the official COVID-19 travel advice and restrictions on each country's government website. The tour provider will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due.
  • A fair amount of walking is involved, 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 420 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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This tour was amazing. Montepulciano is so charming. The 6 course rustic lunch at Polcino was my favorite. Don’t miss this. Our guide was gracious and kind. I appreciate Oates his vast knowledge of the region and all off Italy. The Brunello we tasted at Pulcino was one of the best I’ve had.

October 5, 2022

The walk to Montepulciano is very steep. I saw folks in sandals struggling. This is definitely a gym shoe or hiking boot activity. The walk up is slow and frequent stops do it is manageable. Our local guide was fantastic. I wish there was time to shop in Montepulciano because the prices cheaper and products were more to choose from than Pienza. I paid $10 more for a spoon rest in Pienza (exact one). There were also more affordable leather shops in Montepulciano that I wish we could have shopped. The vineyard/farm was nice. I enjoyed the food. It was Bicce a handrolled spaghetti with tomato onion and garlic sauce. I appreciated the taste and texture of the pasta. Laura, our guide, was nice and good. The drive back from Pienza is hilly and winding I got car sick and prayed I didn’t chuck on the bus. Luckily there is a tour market with plenty of bathrooms before you get on the highway. Overall, I enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone.

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October 2, 2022

Book this tour! Our guide was hilariously funny and made the bus trip so much fun as he shared his knowledge of Roma. We stopped off in Ombre, to taste delicious chocolate & wine, there are all delicacy’s to taste. You go through a curo shop with all the products made in the area! Soaps, creams, oils, pasta etc. we stopped at montepuchiano and Pienza, no words can explain the beauty and the history of these towns. Lunch was home made pasta and wine on a delightful farm. There’s so much to tell you! I would honestly go again. Taste everything and enjoy it!

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September 30, 2022

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