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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 7 December 2018

    This by far was our favorite day trip. We had so much fun on the bus. We were singing and being silly. The food was amazing and the sights so beautiful. We did not have to battle crowds. This was laid back and peaceful. We...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank David B
    Reviewed 21 September 2018

    This was an excellent tour but very long ( 12 hours). We went to Pienza, did some shopping, lovely shops. Had lunch at a working farm overlooking the beautiful countryside, very relaxing and the staff was super friendly and informative. Next, went to a winery...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank Vacation793881
    Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

    Thoroughly enjoyed our day trip from Rome to Tuscany. Realaxed, enjoyable, small group. Not rushed at all. All the places we stopped at were well worth it and would have loved more time. Lunch at a farm and the wine tasting at a top winery...More

    Thank Mark D
    Reviewed 5 August 2018

    - Excellent tour, excellent company, excellent tour guide! Left Rome early (from a very central meeting point) in a spotless and very comfortable mini-bus (12 seater). Nine people were in our group and two others joined us to make up the full bus - which...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    3  Thank Suzanne Maree F
    Reviewed 31 July 2018

    This tour was absolutely amazing. Marta, our tour guide, was super informative and upbeat about the entire day making for an unforgettable experience. We started at the city of Piensa for some shopping and then were ushered to an organic farm for lunch (which was...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
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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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