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Tuscany Wine Tour from Florence

Product ID: 28065
Enjoy this fabulous wine tour to the Tuscan countryside for independent travelers aged between 18-35. Explore the beautiful Chianti countryside sampling delicious traditional wines with an English-speaking guide. Then finish in San Gimignano.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a relaxing day trip to the Tuscan wine region
  • Try 7 different types of wine all in one day
  • Have a professional wine tasting lesson
  • Taste extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Treat yourself to the gelato world champion
  • Visit of the famous hill top town of San Gimignano
Full description
Join this fun day-trip to the Chianti countryside, and discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine.

The first stop will be at a wine tasting school where you will taste 4 different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. and a Super Tuscan wine, a 30 year-old balsamic vinegar, and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here you will learn how to recognize the different flavors and develop your taste buds together with a wine passionate producer.

The second stop will be at a local winery located in a stunning area well-known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine and facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The winemakers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations.

At the winery you will have the opportunity to buy the local products and wine at a convenient cost to bring back home or to ship to friends and family.

In the afternoon you will be free to visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets of San Gimignano. Shop 'til you drop, and enjoy gelato from the world-champion ice-cream making gelateria.

Departure from San Gimignano is at 15:45. Estimated travel time is an hour an ten minutes. You'll arrive back in Florence at about 17:00.
Includes
  • Transport in a minibus or coach
  • English-speaking local guide
  • 2 wine tastings at 2 wineries
  • Balsamic and extra virgin olive oil tasting
  • 1.5-hour visit in San Gimignano
  • Maps and info onboard
What’s Not Included
  • Pick up from your accommodation
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the local tour operator's office located in Via Nazionale 149, opposite Hotel Galileo at 9:40 AM.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• If you are spending the night in Siena, ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano so you don't have to go all the way back to Florence. From San Gimignano, you can take a local bus to Siena. The pickup point and drop-off point is next to the train station, so if you are checking out the same day of the tour, feel free to bring your bags and luggage with you. They will be stored underneath the bus so you will be ready to leave for your next destination when returning to Florence.
• Please note that this tour is carried out in English only.
• In summer, the maximum number of participants is 60.
• People older than 35 but younger than 50 are always welcome as long as they are young at heart, have no walking disabilities, and are happy to be with younger people. The tour operator has a general audience of college students, backpackers, solo travelers, etc. The tour is more fast-paced, budget-minded, and includes activities for travelers to meet and connect with other passengers.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 172 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Joined the Grape Escape Winery Tour on 30th January 2020 with our guide Manolo, who speaks very good English and explained everything clearly. Very humorous and never failed to entertain us during the whole journey. Went to taste some awesome wines at two winery and the best balsamic ever! Would highly recommend anyone who wishes to try the wines, olives and balsamic of Tuscany.

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February 7, 2020

This was the most fun tour we did in Italy. We had an amazing guide and she was speaking lots of languages! (Sorry i forgot her name, too much wine I guess?). We had nice discussions, made some friends and the two wineries were nice. We liked the first one morr. San Gimignano was stunning and a nice add to our trip. The view of the Toscane region was beautiful even in winter. I had a cold and was hesitant to book but i’m glad i did even if i didn’t taste all the delicacy of the wines. Totally recommend!

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January 21, 2020

This was an enjoyable day, and it was nice to be able to see the Chianti hills and the San Gimignano village. Also, I met some great people and had a good day. We visited two vineyards. The first was nice since they let us try a lot of wine; however, it felt more like a sales pitch, and we did not see the vines, cellar, or learn much about the process. The second vineyard was fabulous since it was a smaller family-run vineyard with excellent views, knowledge, and wine. The village part was super fun. However, due note that lunch is not provided, but you can purchase food in San Gimignano. Overall, it was a great day and an excellent way to see Tuscany. I would recommend the experience to most people unless you are looking for a super high level very in-depth wine tour.

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December 21, 2019

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Product ID: 28065