Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting
- Duration: 5.5 hours
Start your day with a two-hour guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and enjoy a brief overview of its history and how it came to be a gallery from your local guide. See and learn about the paintings of the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, and the only panel painting in the world by Michelangelo. Listen in fascination to your guide as they tell you about the secrets, legends, and interesting facts behind the many paintings on display in the gallery. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. Later in the afternoon, meet your guide in front of the Hard Rock Cafe to start your walking tour. Discover the history of this Renaissance city and how the incredible cultural movement of the Renaissance transformed not only Florence but eventually the whole of Europe. Begin in Piazza Della Republica, the main square of Florence, before walking straight to the Pi...
Begin your tour in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, in the religious heart of Florence. Learn about the Baptistery of Saint John, as you see it from the outside, with its famous "Gates of Paradise". Head inside the cathedral to admire the mosaic decorations and see the Crypt of Santa Reparata. Visit the Opera del Duomo Museum, home to spectacular works of art including the original Gates of Paradise, Donatello's Maria Maddalena, and Michelangelo's Pieta. After the guided portion of the tour, climb 463 steps to Brunelleschi's Dome, to enjoy the best views over the city of Florence.
Enjoy reserved entrance to Brunelleschi's Dome, part of Florence's Cathedral, with this ticket. Meet the local assistant at the meeting point, present your voucher, and receive your tickets to begin your experience. First, enter the Dome and climb 463 steps to reach the top. Please note that the way is narrow, there is no elevator, and the climb is not recommended for people suffering from heart problems, vertigo, or claustrophobia. Marvel at the egg-shaped architecture of the Dome, which was the largest such structure in the world in its time. On your visit to the Dome’s interior, you’ll have the opportunity to see the many frescoes and stained-glass windows. Admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment, and enjoy a beautiful panorama over Florence and its surroundings from the summit.
Company rep was located exactly where instructions said she'd be, and she handed us the tickets quickly - made the visit a breeze.
After meeting your guide and boarding the coach, drive to the Chianti region. On the way to the first winery, your guide will share interesting facts and curiosities about landmarks along the route. Arrive at the first “cantina” of the day, where you will be welcomed by the winemakers. After listening to a brief introduction about the winery’s history and the types of wine made there, join a guided tour of the facilities and nearby vineyards. Learn all about the winemaking process, the materials used to make the barrels, and what it takes to be classified as a “Chianti Classico”. Then, begin your first wine tasting of about 5 wines. You will hear an explanation of each of the wines that you sample, as well as some tips on how to savor the wine and understand its qualities. The wines will be accompanied by local snacks produced in the region, such as cheese, bread, olive oil, and salum...
I really enjoyed the tour! Both wineries were good, but I especially loved the second one. We tasted some quality wines and tried some delicious cheeses, olive oils. I learned many things about how wine is made and how to properly taste it! Our Gide Kostantino was great and funny. He gave us information about the city and tips on where to eat or drink. I recommend this tour :)
Your day starts in the morning with a free tour of Pisa, where you will have time to admire the magnificent cathedral, the baptistery, the monumental cemetery and the famous Leaning Tower. Afterwards, you'll move on to a typical winery in the Chianti Hills on the slopes of San Gimignano. There you will enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch accompanied with a good local wine tasting. Following lunch you will discover one of the most beautiful medieval villages of San Gimignano, or the "Medieval Manhattan, where you can explore the maze of cobbled streets, small squares and many local craft stores. Your exciting day continues with a panoramic view of the true Chianti countryside before arriving in Siena, where if desired, your professional guide will let you discover the most important squares, from Piazza del Campo to the cathedral, passing through the most beautiful contrade that charac...
Tour was planned and time was sufficient for cowering Pisa, Sangimignano with wine tasting and Siena tour, Driver was good and tour guide was efficient in explanation and guiding the best possible key locations across all 3 cities
Depart Florence and journey to the historic Chianti Classico wine region while your English-speaking driver explains the stunning landscape that helps produce some of the most famous wines from Italy. Marvel at the beautiful countryside as you make your way to the 1st wine estate, where a wine expert will take you on a tour of the farm and tell you all about wine making in Tuscany. Sample 3 of the estate's wines, along with some of the fresh olive oil they produce. Learn more about the unique techniques used to produce wine and get a better appreciation of the local viniculture on a tour of the wine cellars and more. Continue to a 2nd wine estate to take a tour of the cellars and compare and contrast their techniques with the 1st winery. Taste different wines and olive oils produced on the farm, paired with local specialties from Tuscany, such as cheese, salami, cold cuts and bruschett...
It was an amazing experience. Our driver was awesome. The wineries were beautiful. Great photo ops. The wines were great. Highly recommend this tour. Met wonderful people in the tour
After meeting your guide in central Florence, listen to an insightful introduction about the Cinque Terre on the 2-hour bus journey to La Spezia. After a quick bathroom break, board the first train of the day. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Here you will join a small guided walk through the vines, and then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Next, take the train to Corniglia. Climb the steps to reach the center of this quaint village and take some time to wander around. If you have selected the add-on, sit down at a local restaurant with a beautiful terrace and sea views. Tuck into a lunch of fresh fish for your 'primo' and homemade pesto pasta for your ‘secondo’. Then, choose to either go on an adventurous guided hike from Corniglia to Vernazza, or if you prefer to take it easy, follow your guide and take a train instead. Once...
Gabriel, our tour guide was amazing and he made sure we had a good time with his information and friendliness. The trip was wonderful. We started at 7:30 from Florence and came back at 8:30. Cinque terre is beautiful and worth the visit.
Immerse yourself in Italy's renowned winemaking culture on this tour. Meet your friendly guide at the local partner’s office in Santa Maria Novella Train Station, then leave the city behind as you head out into the Tuscan countryside. Arrive in the charming town of Radda in Chianti and visit one of the town’s traditional wineries. Enjoy a tasting session of 3 regional wines, then have the opportunity to purchase the wines you’ve tasted as well as other local products including olive oil. Afterwards, spend some free time exploring the narrow streets of the town and peruse the local stores for handmade souvenirs. Later, Continue your tour to the next stop of the day, a traditional farm and winery located in the Chianti Hills. Follow your guide on a tour of the entire winery and learn about the winemaking process from grape to glass. Then enjoy another tasting session of 3 Chianti wines a...
The guide from the service was just ok. She spoke English and was nice but was quiet mostly the entire bus ride and admitted to knowing nothing about wine. The people at the two places we did wine tours were super nice and knowledgeable. Both in beautiful places. The town we went to was nice but also there was one we passed much closer to Florence that would have cut out a lot of driving. Most of the experience was driving.
Embark on a guided walking tour of Florence, a charming city founded by the Romans in 59 B.C. On this tour, explore the city with an English-speaking guide and go on a journey through its impressive history as you walk in the footsteps of iconic artists including Botticelli and Michelangelo. See iconic landmarks including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary and uncover the lives of Florence’s former residents, from Dante to the Medici family. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the city’s history, architecture, and landmarks, as well as an appreciation for what makes Florence one of the world’s must-visit destinations.
Well organised. Rosa has excellent knowledge and explained everything with enthusiasm. Very enjoyable.
Climb to the top of Florence’s Dome with your expert local guide. Skip the lines waiting to enter and enjoy an exclusive 1.2-hour guided tour. Brunelleschi’s Dome, with its egg-shaped architecture, was the largest such structure in the world in its time. On your visit to the Dome’s interior you’ll have the opportunity to see the many frescoes and stained-glass windows. Admire Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari's frescoes of the Last Judgment. Climb the 463 steps to the top and enjoy impressive views of Florence.
Giacomo was our guide and we really liked him. He was very personable, great at remembering names and very knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed him and the tour in general.
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Fully loaded day! Do note, this is a tour is in a large group (~30 people), but this caused no problem - easy to hear guide, great to meet like minded people too. Emmanuel and Mano were our guides for the day - entertaining, insightful and very helpful. Highly recommend having the meal (~15 euro each), some of the best food we had. The views all along the hike are stunning - you can go at your own pace, there’s no rush, so we do recommend this A fantastic (busy) day, and a memory we will treasure
The tour was fantastic from start to finish. The tour guide showed us the highlights from the academia and ufizi galleries. Our tour guide was friendly and had a great knowledge. Would definitely recommend if your willing pay a little more to engage with the tour guide and ask questions
Olivia was an amazing tour guide and really interacted with the group to make you feel very welcomed. Siena was beautiful and the walking tour was very informative and really made me feel like I knew the city better. The lunch at the farm had an unforgettable view!
The procedure for collecting the reserved tickets was very well described. Not having to queue in front of the ticket office was a huge advantage.
We had a very good guide. Enjoyed our museum tour.