Essence of Chianti Small Group Tour with Lunch and Tastings from Florence


8 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Discover the real essence of the Tuscan countryside, driving through amazing postcard views; departing from Florence, in a small group, that means top comfort and quality, you will see Greve in Chianti, you will have a guided visit to 3 of the best wine estate, you will enjoy a genuine Tuscan light lunch, and you will taste and compare different wines, olive oil and other typical products. This unique experience will finish with your trip back to Florence in the afternoon.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Florence, Florence, Tuscany

After having meet your guide and your travel companions in Florence depart in the direction of the Tuscan wine country. During the ride your guide will explain the schedule of your day.

Stop At: Fattoria San Michele a Torri, Via Santa Michele, 36, 50018, Scandicci Italy

After a 30 minutes ride, you will stop to Fattoria di San Michele a Torri, an organic hilltop winery of 370 hectares; the estate is 211 meters above sea level, right in the middle of the most well known wine regions of Classic Chianti and Chianti Colli Fiorentini. Here after the visit you will taste a selection of their wines and olive oil

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Chianti Road, Italy

Leave the first estate and during the 45 minutes ride to the second stop admire the famous Tuscan countryside (rolling hills, huge vineyards, olive trees, etc).

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Casa Emma, S.P. di Castellina in Chianti, 3, 50021 San Donato in Poggio, Barberino Tavarnellle Italy

Your experience at the second winery will start with an introduction about the history of the estate, with the explanations about the wine making process, and all the secrets to produce the Chianti red wine and the Tuscan olive oil, famous all over the world. After the visit, take a seat to enjoy a typical Tuscan light lunch paired with different wines (Chianti Classico, Riserva, Super Tuscans, etc.) and the olive oil, one of the most important ingredients of the italian cooking.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Greve in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

After a panoramic ride along one of the most beautiful wine road in the world, you will reach Greve in Chianti, (a typical village of the Chianti Classico countryside) and the birthplace of the famous Tuscan explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, the Tuscan who discovered the New York Harbor; here you will spend approx. 30/45 minutes to admire the Piazza Matteotti, a gently sloping square which is the hub of life in Greve, and have a look at the many local shops and wine stores, including the famous butcher shop Falorni, etc.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Poggio Torselli, Via Scopeti 10, 50026, San Casciano in Val di Pesa Italy

The last stop is at Poggio Torselli, a family-owned historical Villa/Winery, where you will have the chance to admire the views over Florence and one of the most beautiful Italian garden in the area (weather permitting). Taste their genuine products, made with the deepest respect for the cultivation traditions of the territory, with almost the totality of the plants being represented by indigenous varietals, particularly Sangiovese. The third stop represent the perfect way to conclude your wine and food experience and complete your overview about the Tuscan wines by comparing the products and the philosophy of 3 different wine makers of the area.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Florence, Florence, Tuscany

Your day will end with a relaxing 45 minutes drive back to the departure point in Florence

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions

  • Small group tour: no crowds and more personalized experience
  • Transportation by air-conditioned and fully equipped vehicle
  • Free wi-fi on board
  • Professional and informative English speaking driver/guide to lead you through the experience
  • Quick stop to see Greve in Chianti, the most representative Village of the Chianti Classico area
  • Guided visit to 3 wineries, tasting of great wines, olive oil and more
  • Typical Tuscan lunch: assorted cold cuts, cured ham, salami, cheeses, bruschetta, pasta (usually handmade pasta), and dessert.
  • Entry/Admission - Fattoria San Michele a Torri
  • Entry/Admission - Casa Emma
  • Entry/Admission - Poggio Torselli

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option available on request
  • Due to uneven surfaces, and a few stairs to access wine cellars, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • In case the mentioned wineries are not available, we will choose estates in the same area and with the same level/quality.
  • Return at departure point: approx. 5:00pm. To reserve other activities, allow plenty of time, in case of heavy traffic, etc.
  • Luggage can be stored on the bus during the tour, if needed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Itinerary and/or visited wineries may change, based on their availability
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

306acef
March 2022

The trip through the countryside was beautiful! We visited 3 wine estates. Each estate that we went to had a unique experience and love the entire trip. Great wine, informative tour guides, and everyone was just a pleasure.

G3221LMcarolinej
May 2022

This wine tour was awesome! Leo, our guide was amazing. We learned so much and got to try some great food and wine. Would definitely recommend!

Annetteero
May 2022

Our guid Leo was AMAZING. I cannot recommend him enough! He was so polite, funny, and caring. The tour was also very good. We visited 3 wineries and tasted 10 wines (yup 10). I will also note that they were all very heavy pours. The 3 course lunch was absolutely delicious at the 2nd winery. We ha...

Tynika_W
April 2022

The tour did an excellent job, even though it rained. The wine tasting from each vineyard was great but very similar in nature. There were no white wine options. We remedied that on our own by purchasing bottles of other varieties that were not included in the tastings. By the time we got ...

Abdi M
April 2022

Leo our guide was simply the best. The tour was amazing and a surprisingly good value for all that we experienced.

Shannon F
April 2022

This was our favorite tour in Italy!!! Alex is so personable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour. Alessandro is a wonderful ambassador for Florence and surrounding areas. He is passionate about his home town. The winery served us lunch and the food and wine were excellent.

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