Food And Wine Instead of Museums

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Tour Number

Activity Level

421661


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

A specially designed day trip from Florence into the Chianti hills


Discover the beauty of Tuscany! This private and customized tour takes you away from the crowds and into the peaceful rolling hills of the famous Chianti region close to Florence so famous for its vineyards and olive groves.
Meet the wine producers. Taste their wines and other authentic products sitting on the edge of the vineyard! Visit two very different estates and their wine cellars and learn about the culture and traditions which link food and wine to the area.

I want to show you the real Chianti region. We'll head off the main roads and discover smaller estates still managed by families.
We'll have an amazing lunch with local wines looking out onto the vineyards situated next to an 11th-century monastery. See how terracotta is produced in Impruneta.

Itinerary

Leaving the city we'll head into the nearby Chianti Classico region.
First stop, the town of Impruneta famous for its unique terracotta production. Watch artisans handmaking & firing pots.
We'll head to Greve in Chianti, one of the most important towns for wine production. The square is full of interesting little shops selling products made all locally.
Visit an enormous wine cellar where hundreds of wines are waiting to be tasted!
Upon the hill is Montefioralle, a medieval hamlet. We'll walk through the narrow streets.
From here, a very small family estate, producing organic wines. A tour of the vineyard & taste of 4 different wines.
Next stop, a larger estate immersed in the hills. More tasting & tour of cellars.
Superb lunch overlooking vineyards in Badia, a Passignano. We can also visit the monastery.
Back to the city, stopping at Piazzale Michelangelo for a spectacular view of Florence.

This is a customized tour which can be altered to suit you.
Please look at my other wine tasting tour # 421662.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, accommodation or at a meeting point convenient for you.

End location: We will return to your hotel or other place of your choice.

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Private minivan with air-conditioning. Mercedes Vito 2016 model.

What’s Included

Other: Private guide service
Private driver service
All necessary reservations for the day.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

55 Euros - - 20 euro per person for wine tasting with local products (salamis, prosciutto, pecorino cheeses etc.) in the vineyard including a selection of wines. This includes a tour of the vineyard and wine cellars (Chianti Classico, Riserva, Supertuscany, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, Rosè).
- 25 to 35 euros for lunch per person (discounts for children, under 3 years are free of charge).

What’s Extra

Other: Wine tasting and lunch.
Any extra products you wish to buy.

Restrictions

I am not a driver but I can arrange for a private car with a fluent english speaking driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Catherine was a wonderful guide who's knowledge and detail were excellent. The tour was a moving work with some rain but even that added to the fun. Being a group of 7 Catherine was extremely accommodating to our needs and always had quick options for small changes. A wonderful tour filled with good food, great friends and lots of wine! I Absolutely recommend Catherine as a fantastic guide.
Jane (Suzzanne was coordinating) Panton

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Private tour guide Catherine

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