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Chianti and Tuscany Hill Towns - Private Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Spend a day exploring the beautiful Chianti Countryside
  • Enjoy included wine tasting at two Chianti Wineries
  • This is a private tour which allows for maximum interaction with your guide
  • Tour is conducted in a minivan and led by and English speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    8 Hours

    Start time

    Start time: You can start the tour at 0900h (09:00am) or 0930h (09:30am)
    (Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meeting Point

    From centrally located hotels in Florence. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).

    Ending Point

    You will be returned to your hotel in Florence

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Taste the world famous Chianti wines and explore the enchanting hill towns of the Tuscan countryside on this tour. Indulge in all the pleasures that make Tuscany such a popular destination; taste fine wines, delicious local cuisine, stroll around enchanting hill towns and be intoxicated by the splendid vistas and views of the Tuscan countryside. Explore the medieval castle of Montefioralle and visit the medieval hill towns and their fortresses that once formed the league of Chianti in the 13th century.

    Itinerary

    Your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel for this private tour. You will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle as you visit some the towns of the Chianti Hill Towns.

    Your first stop of the day is the hill town of Impruneta. See the Terracotta furnaces and local pottery that has been made here since the 11th century. Visit a world famous artisan whose clients include the Botanical Gardens of New York. Tour the workshop that dates from the 17th century where you'll learn about the production of Terracotta over the centuries.

    Continue to visit the medieval Castle of Montefioralle. Stroll around this enchanting castle and admire the breath-taking scenery with incredible vistas of Chianti. Appreciate the slower pace of life that hasn't changed for centuries as you stroll around the streets of this enchanting hill town.

    While here your guide will recommend an ideal place for an optional lunch - a delightful Trattoria known only to the locals.

    Your final stop of the day is Greve. In this principal town of the Chianti region, you'll have some free time to explore this friendly market square (market day is Saturday) with the opportunity to do an optional wine tasting or olive oil tasting.

    En route through the Tuscan countryside you will stop at 2 vineyards to taste some of the world-renowned Chianti Classico.

    Return to Florence in the afternoon. You will be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Guide available in English, German, French languages (Spanish & Italian languages on request)
    • Two full wine tastings at vineyards in Chianti
    • Private transport (Mercedes or vehicle of similar make for 8 people)

    Exclusions

    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator anytime between 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Saturday, atleast a day prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

    Please mention your preferred start time in the special request section at the time of booking.

    Your tour guide will be holding sign with your name written on it

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have