A day discovering the spectacular Chianti region
A private chauffeur driven tour of the Classic Chianti Wine region, visiting the estates that were the original founders of the Black Rooster label as long ago as the early 14th century.
This itinerary immediately immerses you in the timeless beauty of the Tuscan landscape, shaped by its majestic vineyards, gently rolling hills and picturesque medieval hamlets with their stone houses, foreboding castles and austere monasteries.
Each itinerary can be personalised with stops in the many delightful medieval villages, historically important towns and gastronomical forays in the multitude of Wineries organised for all kinds of wine tasting experiences coupled with food pairing from the genuine simplicity of a family run farm to the grandeur of a nobleman's castle with 5 star service and sophisticated fayre.
This tour cannot fail to enchant you, the astounding beauty of nature and the enchanting picture postcard towns and villages coupled with delicious Tuscan food and divine Chianti wine.
Your chauffeur will pick you up from Livorno Port as near to your Cruise Ship as possible.
A 1. 5 hour drive to Certaldo, a characteristic medieval town with superb old buildings and a myriad of traditional artisans and craftsmen. A walk around the small historic centre and a facultative visit to a local ceramic artist's studio to admire their decoration skills and Tuscan pottery inspired work.
A visit to a nearby Olive oil producing farm with a detailed explanation of the olive oil production process by the owner himself followed by a tasty olive oil tasting experience.
Lunch and wine tasting at a small and charming historical winery that is lovingly run by a local family who takes great pride in their hospitality and will treat you to a wonderful food pairing lunch with tasty Tuscan home cooking and expertly accompanied by their noble and authentic Chianti wines.
On the way back to Livorno we will stop off at a small fortified medieval hamlet, another chance for a photo shoot.
Arrival in Livorno Port.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Livorno cruise ship Port.
End location: Livorno cruise ship Port.
Duration: 9 hours
Traffic could affect the schedule, but overall with a positive attitude, even bad weather won't dampen our spirits. I'm English and we are famous for out stoicism !!!
Chauffeur driven Mercedes Vito minivan (max 7 passengers) excluding driver and guide.
Door to door chauffeur driven tour in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan that can seat up to 7 people (excluding me as your guide and the driver)
9 hours tour with 2 guides, a nature guide and a tourist guide.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
70 euros - Wine tasting, lunch and olive oil tasting + personal expenses.
Wine tasting and 3-course food pairing lunch in a family run farm estate.
Olive oil tasting, again in a family run farm estate.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am licensed to guide in English and Italian