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Small-Group Tuscany Day Trip from Rome with Hill Towns and Castles

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    Start your tour at 7am at Rome’s Piazza della Repubblica. With a guide, you’ll travel north to Tuscany, a region known for its beautiful hill towns. Stop in one of them, the UNESCO-listed hilltop village of Pienza, and explore its streets and ceramics shops with your guide. Browse delis for gourmet treats to take home, and get an intro to Tuscan specialities, such as pecorino and wild boar, from your guide.
    Your next stop is at a family-owned farm in the Val d’Orcia area, which specializes in organic produce. Tour the farm, chat to the cheese maker, then take a seat for lunch. Tuck into a feast of farm-to-fork food, and finish with a tasting of sheep and goat cheese with homemade honey and jam. Local wine is served as you eat and chat with the farm owners — all while soaking up the views. 
    With your appetite sated, you’ll continue to the hill town of Montalcino. Use a special admission ticket to head up the lookout tower and take photos from the top.
    To end your day, travel onward to an acclaimed winery for a tour of the vineyards and its cellars. Sample a selection of the region’s finest wine, and purchase a bottle to take home, if you like.
    Relax on the journey back to Rome, and finish with a drop-off at the start point.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our original plans fell through so we booked this trip the night before. It ended up being one of the best days of our vacation. Tuscany is so beautiful and there is so much to see, even while on the bus. Our guide was fantastic,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Beth J
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in Tuscany! Our group of 7 included our children ages 17 - 26 and they all loved the tour! Our guide provided a lot of historical and cultural information, and the selected stops: Pecorino, Agriturismo Podere...More

    Thank TammyM677
    Reviewed 8 July 2019

    This was one of the most enjoyable day trips my wife and I took during our 3-week vacation in Europe. Our guide was Adrian speaks perfect English and is also fluent in Italian. She is also an art history major and her understanding of the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Reviewed 20 June 2019

    This was the best tour I have ever taken. Chiara was the guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She showed us beautiful little spots. The cheese shop and wine tasting were great. The lunch however was the best ever. Touring the farm where the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Susan C
    Reviewed 15 June 2019

    Such an amazing trip. Georgia was a wonderful and knowledgable guide. We were taken to areas somewhat off the beaten path, but so beautiful. We had just the right amount of time to explore. Our driver, Luigi, was excellent. Can't say enough good things about...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Nancy S
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    25 June 2019|
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    Response from jazzrunner55 | Reviewed this property |
    We ended the tour at Innocenti vineyards. Regarding staying in Tuscany - I would recommend you ask the tour operator directly about that. It might be fine, or their insurance might require only the same drop off for the same... More
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    12 March 2019|
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    Response from Vacation793881 | Reviewed this property |
    This trip was well worth the money in our opinion. For just a one day excursion we saw about as much as we could and loved the whole tour. There were two stops that served wine, the lunch on the farm and the winery had... More
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    14 May 2018|
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    Response from anikolopoulos | Reviewed this property |
    Since we opted not to stop at rest area on way back I believe we were back in Rome around 7:30.
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