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

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Caffè Piccarozzi, Piazza della Repubblica, 62, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
    2: Bar L'Angolo, Piazzale Flaminio, 17, 00196 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    7:15 AM
    Duration
    13h
    Return Details
    1: Piazza della Repubblica, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
    2: Piazzale Flaminio, Roma RM, Italy
    Inclusions
    • Round trip transport from Rome
    • English-speaking tour leader
    • Lunch at an organic farm
    • Wine tastings at Montalcino vineyard
    • Cheese Tasting
    • Small groups of max 18 people
    • Comfortable, air-conditioned transport
    • Professional driver
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
    • Dress code is smart casual
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
    Reviewed 22 May 2019

    Terrible experience with trying to book with this company and awful customer service. Booked on their site for a day trip from Rome to Tuscany for October for $400 but received a confirmation for a Colosseum tour instead for July- not even going to be...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    TakeWalks, Public Relations Manager at Walks of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2019

    Dear deboralbtravels, Thank you for alerting us to this issue. We are so sorry that this happened to you. We never intend to make our guests lives difficult and always strive to find a solution. Unfortunately, sometimes there are issues when distributors communicate to us...More

    Reviewed 20 May 2019

    Cheese tasting in Pienza, wine tasting in Montalchino, and lunch at an eco tourismo. I have been to Tuscany before, but this was an excellent one day trip to get lots of tastes of Tuscany that I didn't get to do before.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Patricia L
    Reviewed 3 May 2019

    This is my 8th visit to Italy over the years and if you can't spend more than a day in Tuscany this is a great taste. The bus ride was comfortable, guide charming , and scenery stunning. The wonderful farm house lunch was delicious and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Curious783730
    Reviewed 30 April 2019

    This past April, we visited our daughter in Rome and as a family of four we did this approx.12 hour Tuscany day trip. As The Walks of Italy trip description explains, it is a day packed with visits to a Renaissance hill town (Pienza with...More

    Date of experience: April 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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    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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