Florence: Val d'Orcia Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting

Florence: Val d'Orcia Highlights Tour with Wine Tasting

From $201.78 per person

Discover the stunning Val d’Orcia region on this day trip to 3 impressive and rustic Tuscan locations. Sample wines at a family-owned winery in Montacino, enjoy lunch in the village of Pienza, and sample olive oil in the medieval town of Montepulciano.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a small group tour of the Val d'Orcia region
  • Taste a selection of wines at a winery in Montalcino
  • Dine on a 3-course lunch at the stunning village of Pienza
  • Learn about Pecorino cheese and other Italian specialties
  • Admire stunning views of the rolling countryside
Full description
The tour departs from Florence and heads into the luscious surrounds of Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site since 2004. As you travel to the first destination of the day, feel immersed in the region’s breathtaking landscapes, which were a source of inspiration for many Renaissance painters. Arrive at Montalcino, a locally owned family-run winery with an immensely welcoming atmosphere. Settle into the winery as if you were at home and learn everything there is to know about Brunello di Montalcino wine, vineyard techniques, the wine making process, wine aging, and how to appreciate wine properly. Enjoy a tasting session of the winery’s wines and try to pick up the flavors that are unique to this region. After the wine tasting, head to the nearby Papal village of Pienza, famous for its delicious Pecorino cheese. Here, enjoy a gourmet 3-course lunch in the colorful gardens of a former convent that dates back to the 15th century. Following lunch, spend some free time exploring the town, wander around its historic center, and visit the famous cheese shops to pick up a tasty souvenir. Continue onto Montepulciano next, the final stop of the tour. Famous worldwide for its Vino Nobile wine, Montepulciano is a quintessential medieval Tuscan village with vast green landscapes marked by rolling hills and castle walls. Follow your guide for a tour of the village’s historical cellar, known locally as the ‘underground city’ and then enjoy another wine tasting session along with a sampling of delicious olive oils and other food specialties. At the end of the tasting there’s enough time to visit the main square to take some photos of the breathtaking landscape before returning to Florence.
Includes
  • Semi-private tour
  • Luxury van
  • Air conditioning
  • Free water
  • English-speaking driver
  • Typical lunch
  • Wine and olive oil tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
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Overall rating

5 /5

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  • Value for money
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Unbelievable winery (Solaria) for the first stop, so so good. The food in Pienza was absolutely delicious and was plentiful, the staff there were so welcoming and accommodating, and Montepulciano was beautiful. We were really lucky to have gorgeous sunshine in February. This tour was 100% worth the money and we would do it all again! Thank you guys.

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March 2, 2020

Glorious, semi-private daytrip to wine country.

My husband and I very much enjoyed our day trip to wine country outside of Florence. Lucca, our gude and driver was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and a wonderful teacher. Very safe driver. Eager to meet the needs of his travellers. The wine tastings were very much enjoyed. Lunch was superior with an outstanding, wonderful view of a Tuscan valley. Would definitely take another tour with this company.

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August 12, 2019

Indescritivelmente perfeito.

February 28, 2020

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