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From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

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From US$ 101.88 US$ 81.50 per person

Enjoy this fabulous wine tour to the Tuscan countryside for independent travelers aged between 18-35. Explore the beautiful Chianti countryside sampling delicious traditional wines with an English-speaking guide. Then finish in San Gimignano.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a relaxing day trip to the Tuscan wine region
  • Try 7 different types of wine all in one day
  • Have a professional wine tasting lesson
  • Taste extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • Treat yourself to the gelato world champion
  • Visit of the famous hill top town of San Gimignano
Full description
Join this fun day-trip to the Chianti countryside, and discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine. The first stop will be at a wine tasting school where you will taste 4 different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. and a Super Tuscan wine, a 30 year-old balsamic vinegar, and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here you will learn how to recognize the different flavors and develop your taste buds together with a wine passionate producer. The second stop will be at a local winery located in a stunning area well-known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine and facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The winemakers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations. At the winery you will have the opportunity to buy the local products and wine at a convenient cost to bring back home or to ship to friends and family. In the afternoon you will be free to visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets of San Gimignano. Shop 'til you drop, and enjoy gelato from the world-champion ice-cream making gelateria. Departure from San Gimignano is at 15:45. Estimated travel time is an hour an ten minutes. You'll arrive back in Florence at about 17:00.
Includes
  • Transport in a minibus or coach
  • English-speaking local guide
  • 2 wine tastings at 2 wineries
  • Balsamic and extra virgin olive oil tasting
  • 1.5-hour visit in San Gimignano
  • Maps and info onboard
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • Wheelchair users
    • Children under 18 years
    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 must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at 9:45 AM at the Piazza della Calza, directly in front of the Porta Romana at the blue P (parking) sign. Look for the "Italy on a Budget tours" logo on the guide and van.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • If you are spending the night in Siena, ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano so you don't have to go all the way back to Florence. From San Gimignano, you can take a local bus to Siena.
    • In summer, the maximum number of participants is 60.
    • People older than 35 but younger than 50 are always welcome as long as they are young at heart, have no walking disabilities, and are happy to be with younger people. The tour operator has a general audience of college students, backpackers, solo travelers, etc. The tour is more fast-paced, budget-minded, and includes activities for travelers to meet and connect with other passengers.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 187 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    Great experience at a great price. Really fun day trip, lots of wine and a selection of meats and cheese we weren’t expecting. Emma was a great tour guide!! Only comment would be that it would’ve been nice to spend more time learning about the wine making process and/whilst taking time to walk around the vineyard and vines.

    November 17, 2021

    Such an amazing time on this tour! The first stop is by far the most amazing experience, gorgeous winery with very classy presentation and good wine. The second stop was also great, it was fun learning how wine was made and the views were impeccable! It was only 4 of us in the group and we had so much fun, even ended up linking up later that night for dinner, we got along well had and amazing shared experience to talk about all night. Eduardo was a great tour leader, couldn’t recommend a better person to take us around and teach us a little bit of history, geography, and culture. Highly recommend this tour!

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    August 7, 2021

    Joined the Grape Escape Winery Tour on 30th January 2020 with our guide Manolo, who speaks very good English and explained everything clearly. Very humorous and never failed to entertain us during the whole journey. Went to taste some awesome wines at two winery and the best balsamic ever! Would highly recommend anyone who wishes to try the wines, olives and balsamic of Tuscany.

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    February 7, 2020

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