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Val D'Orcia: Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour from Florence

Val D'Orcia: Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour from Florence

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Visit the enchanting Val D’Orcia valley on this day trip from Florence and explore the towns of Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano. Enjoy two wine tastings and try local Pecorino cheese.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and experience the heart of Tuscany
  • Enjoy two different wine tastings and savor the famous Pecorino cheese of Pienza
  • Learn from your tour leader, who will assist you throughout the whole trip
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and experience the heart of Tuscany on this day trip from Florence. Ride in a spacious and air conditioned van to the luch Val D’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stop a wineries, stroll through local towns, and savor local cheese.

Hop aboard the comfortable bus at a centrally-located meeting point in Florence. Relax on the drive through the Tuscan countryside on the way to Montalcino. Try some world-renowned Brunello wine and stroll through the cellars and museum of a wine estate.

Hear about the history of this estate which once belonged to the powerful Piccolomini family, whose members included Pope Pius II. Move up to the peak of the town for views of rolling hills, ancient oaks, picturesque olive groves, vineyards, and cypress trees. Continue to Pienza, which stands high upon a hill and dominates the Orcia valley with extraordinary views. Sample Pecorino cheese  and explore the charming streets of this small town at your leisure.

Head to Montepulciano, home to the famous Vino Nobile vineyards where some of the vampire movie "New Moon" was shot. Sip on some wine while visiting the dungeon where the wine is stored under the ancient walls of the winery. Return by bus to Florence.

Includes
  • Roundtrip journey by fully-fitted GT Coach
  • Expert multilingual escort
  • Free visit of Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano
  • Visit to a wine estate in Montalcino with a tour of the wine cellars and tasting of the world-famous Brunello
  • Visit to a winery in Montepulciano with tasting of the “Vino Nobile”
  • Cheese tasting in Pienza
  • Possibility of buying wine and cheese at a very competitive price
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    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
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the kiosk at Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal - Located 5-10 minutes walking distance from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look for staff wearing a fuchsia colored jacket.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Please note that the given order of the visits may change
    • English and Spanish are always guaranteed - in order to confirm the excursion in any other language, a minimum of 6 participants is required
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 76 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Marco was an excellent, informative and helpful guide! We enjoyed the drive through the heart of the Tuscan countryside very much. The wine tasting in Montepulciano was very nice, well organized. The pecorino cheese tasting in Pienza (listed by Get Your Guide) did not happen. Our guide explained they they had combined a small sample of the cheese with the first wine tasting, although no one explained the cheese.? We had really built up tasting the Brunello di Montalcino (we had tried a superb one a few years ago). We were mildly disappointed with this wine, but we enjoyed the overall experience.

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    June 21, 2022

    Well timed tour on the whole with sufficient time in each of the small towns. For Wine tasting, if you are just there to have fun, know a bit about wines and see different types of cellars, it was pretty good too. Please do not go expect a detailed wine tasting which is not the point of this tour anyway - meant to be a balanced one between tasting and visiting the towns. Great guide Elena and driver Marco, kept us all safe and happy throughout.

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    June 6, 2022

    Pros: Not a stressful outing, very relaxed. Bus was okay, not the most modern. Smaller tour with sometimes "only" 25 people. You have one hour of free time in each town, which is quite enough for the small towns. Tried 3 wines at the first wine tasting and 2 wines at the second wine tasting. Sufficient in hot temperatures. Negative: The guide (Constantino) only told the most necessary things. You don't visit a wine museum (misstatement) and you don't have a cheese tasting in Pienza. (also misrepresentation) Tour in German would also have been nice. Unfortunately there were only tours in English.

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    June 3, 2022

    Product ID: 62160