Posted on 06/10/2020
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From Florence: Private San Gimignano and Wine Tasting Full-day Tour

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  • +€260.00
  • +€520.00
  • +€680.00

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Take a private, full-day, wine tasting tour from Florence and visit 2 wineries at the heart of Tuscany. Tour the medieval town of San Gimignano and discover the beautiful scenery. Follow your English-speaking guide and visit 2 Chianti wineries for a wine and olive oil tasting experience.

◾ Enjoy a private full-day tour of central Tuscany from Florence
◾ Tour the UNESCO-listed town ofSan Gimignano
◾ Enjoy a sensational wine tasting experience in the Chianti wine region

Good to know before you go

DURATION: 7 hours
STARTING TIME: 9.40 am
GROUP SIZE: Maximum 8 passengers per minivan
LANGUAGES: English and Italian
MEETING POINT: in front of our office at Via Nazionale 149R opposite hotel Galileo, Florence
MOBILE TICKET: Use your phone or print your ticket
OPENING SEASONS: All year round
CUTOFF TIME: 24 hours
WHO CAN COME: This wine tasting tour is private. Only your group will participate

What is included

✔ Transport on an 8 seat minivan
✔ Your IOAB English speaking tour leader
✔ Guided visit to 2 Chianti wineries
✔ Wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting
✔ Authentic Tuscan lunch with wine pairings
✔ Visit San Gimignano and free time to discover the town at your own leisure
✔ Scenic drive of the Chianti region
✖ Pickup/drop-off service

Description - What to expect

Meet your English speaking tour leader just before 10.00 am and start your journey in the comfort of an 8 seat minivan towards the outskirts of the city. After about an hour's drive get to your first winery to taste 4 different wines including the famous Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines, a 30-year-old balsamic vinegar, and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Learn how to recognize the different flavors and develop your taste buds with a passionate wine producer.

Then move to your next stop, yet another winery, located in a stunning area well known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine, facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The winemakers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and share with you the secrets of wine and oil making as well as give you hints about the best wine and food combinations. Try 3 different wines, the famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè, and a Chianti Colli Senesi D.O.C.G. Take the opportunity to buy some authentic products directly from the producers.

Later in the afternoon, drive to San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous walled medieval hill town in Tuscany, also known as the "Manhattan of Tuscany" due to the many old towers. Benefit from your knowledgeable guide and learn all about the area and its history. Spend some time wandering around the town through its narrow alleys and try some of the Tuscan delicacies in the local shops. Don't miss to try some of the famous gelato produced in the area.

Language/s

  • English
  • Italian

Cutoff time before activity

  • 14 hours

Important Info

◾ Information and maps about the places you will be visiting will be provided to you during the trip
◾ Let us know about any dietary needs
◾ Children won't be served wine

Country

  • Italy