Explore the beautiful wine region of Chianti on a half-day scenic tour from Florence, and enjoy a Tuscan landscape of gently rolling hills and…
Enjoy a full-day tour of Tuscany’s villages and wine regions from Florence and travel into the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Visit the…
What people are saying about Monteriggioni Castle
Could not fault this trip whilst in Florence, it was one of the best things which we did on our two week trip in Italy. The meeting location was very easy to find and the day ran completely efficiently, we were driven by coach with air con to the first vineyard, Famiglia Mazzarrini and it was not what we expected at all, we were all sat down at tables and were given actual glasses of wine of substance, provided with snacks such as cheeses, breads and Italian meat and were well educated on everything we were eating/drinking. We took a short trip to the fortress at Monteriggioni and had enough time to walk around and take pictures of the views, we then took our final ride to a smaller vineyard a short distance away where we were provided with more glasses of vine, breads and olive oil. Our guides on the day were Eurydice and Larisa (I hope I've spelt this right!!) and they were both so friendly and attentive, very knowledgeable about Tuscany and different wines too. Highly recommend.
My wife and I had a fantastic day trip with the 'My Tour' group. Lorenzo and the team did an amazing job at guiding us enjoyably and safely through the full day. The trip took in Monteriggioni, Siena (we used our free time to visit the beatiful Duomo), the winery visitor centre and San Gimignano before returning to Florence at around 7.45pm. The three towns were stunning, and it would have been very difficult to visit them on public transport, so the fee was good value. Advice: - bring your walking shoes. Siena and San Gimignano are extremely hilly. - not strictly true to say the trip goes to Chianti - it's to a winery centre, which was effectively a long sales pitch. The lunch, while tasty, wasn't especially large, so make sure you get something to eat in Siena. - the 'free time' in the cities includes toilet trips. I'd also like to praise Lorenzo again - he had time for everyone on the trip, checked in with everyone through the day, and was overall excellent throughout.
We had one free day for doing the Chianti Wine Tasting and we waited until the last minute to book. Get Your Guilde offered an afternoon adventure with two wineries (more than enough for our simple taste buds) with a bit of history in the middle to help us focus on the tastings. The timing of the tour was slowed by the fact we all - (all 64 of us - more people than live in the town we visited!!!) had to walk to board a city tram from the meeting point. Then we all got off to board the bus. We were finally on our way almost an hour after our scheduled tour. Alberto was very personable but we would have appreciated different info than almost the word-for-word narrative that the wine hosts offered. Tell me something about the region? Tell me about the history? Tell me how the various times in the containers produces the variety of wine? Give us more details on the balsamic preparation? Provide better narrative. Bring a sandwich!!
3 visits of beatifil medieval towns + one wine tasting and excet excellent lunch, in an 11 hrs day packed with truly enjoyable events. Gloria and Asia, our tour ladies guide, were a perfect example of skills, courtesy and kindness. The bus driver was excellent and made us feel safe. The bus itself was very comfortable. We loved the whole trip and especially the amazing tour of Siena at the end. Best choice ever to pick San Gimignano, Monteriggiano and Siena. No need to go to Pisa. Bravo to the team and thanks to the delightful Tuscany treasures. Highly recommended tour.
From the very start this afternoon was extremely well organised. Maria who accompanied us for the whole tour had excellent knowledge as did the guides at the two wine stops. A really good informative trip that was great value for money. Every detail was planned to perfection and we were brought back at the end of the day exactly on time. Well worth doing this tour.