Day trip

From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Italy on a Budget Tours

From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Italy on a Budget Tours

From US$ 130.92 per person

Enjoy a wine tour to the Tuscan countryside for independent travelers aged between 18-35. Explore the beautiful Chianti landscape while sampling delicious traditional wines.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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
Full description

Join this fun day trip to the Chianti countryside by van. Visit two local wineries and taste their flavorful wines, as well as local produce samples. Walk through the streets of San Gimignano at your own pace, discovering this charming town first-hand. Head straight to a wine-tasting school to taste 4 different types of wines including the renowned black rooster Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines, along with a 30-year-old balsamic vinegar, and truffle extra virgin olive oil. Develop your taste buds together with a wine producer. Move onto a local winery facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. Let the winemakers guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and share the secrets of wine and oil production. At this winery, take the opportunity to buy their local products and wine at a convenient cost to bring back home or to ship to friends and family. Enjoy the Vernaccia white wine and a Chianti Colli Senesi D.O.C.G. In the afternoon, enjoy visiting and spending time wandering through the narrow streets of San Gimignano at your own pace. Shop 'til you drop and enjoy gelato from the world-champion icecream making gelateria. Your departure from San Gimignano is at 3:45 PM with an estimated travel time of 1 hour and 10 minutes. You'll arrive back in Florence at about 5 PM.

Includes
  • Transportation in a minibus or coach
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at 9:45 AM at the Piazza della Calza, directly in front of the Porta Romana at the blue P (parking) sign. Look for the "Italy on a Budget tours" logo on the guide's shirt and van. If you're coming from the main train station in Florence, you will need to take bus number 11 (going to La Gora) and get off at Calza Serragli. Your guide will be there, on the right side of the gate.

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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.
  • 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 242 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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First, the communication with Italy on a Budget tours was super easy. They still had the tour for us even though we were only 3 people. The wineries we visited were amazing—both very different from each other which lets you see the business from two standpoint, and all the tastings were delicious accompanied by tasty snacks. In between wineries we went to San Gimignano which is breathtaking. If you like medieval everything, it’s a must. Finally, our guide Ned took good care of us and made sure we timed-managed all the activities. It’s definitely worth it—you get back to Florence tipsy and full.

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December 1, 2022

Hello, the first winery was spectacular, Leo explained everything and the wines and products served were fantastic, the second winery was good also, but the thing that was great was the panoramic view. Our Host with the french name but florence by centuries was nothing but great, explained a lot, made jokes a lot, and took care that the people enjoyed the trip. I would like to say that in general the trip was class, reccomend it absolutely.

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October 2, 2022

So much fun doing this tour. It was a perfect amount of time and Ned was a knowledgeable and funny tour guide as well. The first winery we went to was a lot of fun and you could buy wine for yourself and also ship it home if you wanted. We got to try really good olive oils as well. The second winery was also good, we got bruschetta in addition to the wine and it had stunning views. This also had an option for purchasing. The last stop was San Gimignano where we time for some gelato and quick shopping before leaving.

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September 23, 2022

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