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Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

1. Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

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.

Reserved Entrance to Leaning Tower of Pisa & Cathedral

2. Reserved Entrance to Leaning Tower of Pisa & Cathedral

Climb up the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa with this convenient timed entrance ticket. Skip the long lines at the ticket office and go directly to the tower at your reserved time slot for a stress-free visit to the Leaning Tower, located in Piazza del Duomo next to the 11th-century Cathedral and the Baptistery. Walk past the notoriously long queues and admire both the tower and the cathedral at your own pace. The Tower is the third oldest structure in Piazza del Duomo after the cathedral and the baptistery. The construction of the tower started in 1172 and took place in three stages over a span of 199 years. In 1987, the tower was declared part of the Piazza del Duomo UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the neighboring cathedral, baptistery, and cemetery.

Florence: Reserved Entry Ticket to the Boboli Gardens

3. Florence: Reserved Entry Ticket to the Boboli Gardens

The gardens extend over a vast area forming an open-air museum with antique and Renaissance statues, grottoes, and large fountains. Exploring its numerous and varied walks one is able to evoke the spirit of life at court. The Grotta del Buontalenti is an artificial cave filled with false stalactites and stalagmites, with statues of sheep, shepherds, and Romans goddesses. The cave is located close to the entrance of the Boboli Garden and at the end of the Vasari Corridor. 

From Florence: Seaside Beauty Day Trip to Cinque Terre

4. From Florence: Seaside Beauty Day Trip to Cinque Terre

Visit one of Italy's most enchanting destinations, Cinque Terre, on a day trip by coach, train, and boat. Each of these unforgettable little cities will take your breath away with their gravity-defying dance above the azure waters. This day trip will give you an unforgettable and fun introduction to this coastal gem. Begin your tour of these UNESCO sites at daybreak with your arrival in La Spezia. Board a train to Riomaggiore, a quaint medieval town dating to the 13th century. Marvel at the winding streets of this village and its charming houses leaning one against the other. Next, head over to Manarola to enjoy panoramic views. Continue on to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered the "pearl of the Cinque Terre." Finally, take a boat across to Vernazza, whose natural port has kept it safe from invaders for centuries.

Montalcino: Guided Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

5. Montalcino: Guided Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Discover a local winery in Montalcino on a walking tour through the vineyards. Learn all about their philosophy and working methods as you stroll around and enjoy the view. Enjoy a wine experience and ask any questions you might have about Tuscan wines. After the vineyard tour, we will see the grape processing area and visit the cross-vaulted cellar. You will learn about grape and wine processing and why wine ages differently, like in wooden barrels or amphora. Now you have the perfect basis to taste our wines at a tasting in the tasting space or on the terrace. Seated at a table, we will serve 6 wines in 3 flights. After a short introduction to each flight, you can taste the wines independently. You can choose between 4 different tasting options: Dynamic Brunello Cru Tasting: This tasting concentrates on our Brunelli and its different single vineyards. • 6 Brunelli: 1 vintage Brunello, 3 Brunello Cru & 2 Brunello Cru Riserva • Signature Corte Pavone Tasting: Get the perfect overview of the Corte Pavone range and learn how we produce so many different wines from one grape variety, Sangiovese. • Le Perle di Pavone Spumante, Rosso di Montalcino, Levante, Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello Cru, Brunello Cru Riserva • Maremma & Montalcino Tasting: If you want to discover how different two wine regions with only 70 kilometers of distance can taste, this is the tasting for you. Here you can taste wines from our winery Valdifalco from Maremma and from Corte Pavone from Montalcino. • 6 selected wines to show the terroir and the differences between our wineries • Signature Valdifalco Tasting: With this tasting, you can fully experience the Maremma region and our there located winery Valdifalco • 6 wines that perfectly reflect the terroir and uniqueness of the Maremma region •

Florence: Arno River Sunset Cruise with a Live Concert

6. Florence: Arno River Sunset Cruise with a Live Concert

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. the cruise through the heart of the city lasts 1 hour including boarding, it will be accompanied by a real live concert violin music or other instruments or the sweet voice of a live singer will brighten your journey with the view of beautiful Florence. Admire the reflections of the sun or evening lights on the calm waters of the Arno and the warm colors that the bridges and buildings take on.

From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

7. From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

Depart Florence and journey to the historic Chianti Classico wine region by air-conditioned minibus while your English-speaking driver explains the stunning landscape where the most famous wines from Italy are produced. Visit two wine estates, with wine and food pairings. Sample 3 of the first wine estate's wines, along with some of the fresh olive oil they produce. Learn more about the unique techniques used to produce wine and get a better appreciation of the local viniculture on a tour of the wine cellars. Continue towards the second wine estate to take a tour of the cellars and compare and contrast their techniques with the first winery. Taste different wines and olive oils produced on the farm, paired with local specialties from Tuscany, such as cheese, salami, cold cuts, and bruschetta.

Florence: Arno River Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

8. Florence: Arno River Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. The trip through the heart of the city last 1 hour including boarding and will be accompanied by a registered commentary that speaks of the city and its unique stories. Experience a journey filled with the emotion of navigating the calm waters of the Arno while admiring the beauty of the bridges and palaces that frame the riverbed.

Montalcino: Guided Winery Tour & Gourmet Tasting

9. Montalcino: Guided Winery Tour & Gourmet Tasting

Learn about viticulture in the picturesque vineyards of Montalcino. Join your guides along the Brunello Cru path through the vines, as they show you different terroirs and introduce you to the philosophy and biodynamic approach of these vineyards. Enjoy a tasting of 6 wines with food pairings. Meet your guides and head down the Brunello Cru path. The path leads to the cross-vaulted cellar, where the wines can mature in a balanced way. Learn about the different steps of winemaking and why wine ages in wood, concrete barrels, or amphoras. After the detailed tour, a nicely arranged table awaits you in the tasting room. During a guided tasting, enjoy 6 wines in 3 flights. Each of the wines will be paired with a specially created gourmet bite. Discover how harmony with nature can influence tastes. For this wine experience, you can choose between 2 tasting options: Dynamic Brunello Cru Tasting: This tasting concentrates on Brunelli and its different single vineyards. • 6 Brunelli: 1 vintage Brunello, 3 Brunello Cru & 2 Brunello Cru Riserva • Signature Corte Pavone Tasting: Get the perfect overview of the Corte Pavone range and learn how so many different wines from 1 grape variety can be produced in Sangiovese. • Le Perle di Pavone Spumante, Rosso di Montalcino, Levante, Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello Cru, Brunello Cru Riserva

From Rome: Tuscany Guided Day Trip with Lunch & Wine Tasting

10. From Rome: Tuscany Guided Day Trip with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Leave Rome's hustle and bustle behind and head to Tuscany for the day.Enjoy a guided town of Montepulciano and eat a delicious 3-course lunch with an Italian wine-tasting experience you won't forget. 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 of 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.

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recommended to all girls who want to do a solo tour in tuscany. This tour was very interesting, comfortable and safe. The weather was perfect for take some shots and the wine tastings in the cellars created a film-like atmosphere. Thank you for this veeery on-a-budget experience

Anna (guide) and Andrei (driver) were both excellent and made the trip a breeze for all patrons. My girlfriend gets motion sick easily and they offered her the emergency seat in the front of the bus to alleviate it. Highly recommended.

wine tasting with visit to a village in the countryside. Really appreciated the explanation of the lady in the first vineyard you can see that she loves her job. We bought a bottle as a souvenir

It was an amazing experience especially with the great tour guide. I learnt a lot about wine making, wine appreciation and Extra virgin Olive Oil. I will do this all over agin

Lisa was exceptional in describing the Florentine culture and pairing the food tour to the cheeses and wines of the region. The tour was entertaining and well done. Good job!