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Chianti's Best Landscapes and Wine Tour

  • Full-day Chianti wine and villages tour from Florence
  • Visit the quaint medieval towns of Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano
  • Taste Chianti's famed varietals at a local winery
Chianti's Best Landscapes and Wine Tour
From US$ 147.12
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Chianti's Best Landscapes and Wine Tour
From US$ 147.12
Discover the inspiring landscapes and famous flavors of the Chianti wine region on a small-group tour from Florence. Enjoy leisure time to explore the charming medieval towns of Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano with helpful pointers from your guide. Visit a local winery for a vineyard and cellar tour, followed by a tasting of renowned Chianti varietals along with local cheeses, cured meats and olive oil. Group size is limited to 8 people for a more personalized experience.
What to Expect
Chianti wine tour and landscapes. Experience an unforgettable day trip in the Chianti region with amazing scenery, fun facts about the Italian cooking habits, stops in the cities of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena, and a visit to a winery to learn something about Classico and drink lots of good wine. A small group tour lets you save money by sharing a mini van.
Your day trip takes you through the picturesque countryside of the Chianti region, a magical landscape of cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves you should recognize from Renaissance paintings. You will be picked up at your hotel and driven through the countryside of Florence.  
You will first go to San Gimignano, where you will have about 30 minutes of free time. It is famous for its many towers or the many Vernaccia wine bottles if you prefer. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims traveling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance.
You will then reach the famous Palio city, Siena, around 12pm. Free time. Located in the heart of Tuscany, this is Italy´s best preserved medieval city and once was a wealthy, war-like independent state during the Middle Ages. Siena stores offer many locally made items, such as leather products, neckties, fabrics, glazed terracotta, gold jewellery, and of course local food, such as, Panforte, Ricciarelli, Pici and many wines. Every Wednesday morning a huge market is held around the Fortezza Mediceana. Here you will have time to look around and have lunch if you are hungry. Depart again in 1,30 hours.
After about 20 minutes drive, make your third stop in the beautiful castle of Monteriggioni where you will have a half hour free time to walk around. Sitting on a small natural hillock, this completely walled medieval town in the Siena Province of Tuscany was built in the 13th century by the overlords of Siena to command the Cassia Road running through the Val d’Elsa and Val Staggia just to the west of Monteriggioni.
Finally a taste of Chianti. You can spend a pleasant hour or so relaxing and enjoying fine wines along with salami, prosciutto, cheese, and olive oil. At the end of your day, you will be brought back to the departure point.
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile
Wonderful side trip with great views and wine!

We toured san gimignano, Siena, and monteriggioni with a winery tour and tasting. Carlo was our driver and guide. He was so knowledgeable about the area and the wines. He also had water and prosecco for us. What a perfect day trip through three cities....More

1  Thank tarheels4unc
ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Dear Susan, Thank you for your kind and detailed feedback regarding the tour of San Gimignano, Siena, and Monteriggioni. We are glad that you enjoyed the wine tasting at the winery and the breathtaking view at the Michelangelo square. Looking forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Fantastic day out

This is a great day out from Florence. Our day started with us not being able to be picked up from the arranged point because roads were closed off for filming of a new Michael Bay film, but once that was sorted out we everything...More

1  Thank lorained269
ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Dear Loraine, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and informative review. Hearing that we provided such great service is exactly what makes us happy. We look forward to seeing you next time for the visit of the walled city of...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile
Wonderful tour!

My husband and I booked this tour and were so glad we did! With so many tours to chose from we weren’t sure if we made the right decision. We were picked up at our hotel in a nice, clean, air conditioned Mercedes van. Our...More

1  Thank Aleka2106
ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Aleka, Thank you very much for the positive review and for the information you wrote about our company I Just Drive which will be very helpful for every traveller who will decide in the future to discover the breathtaking places in Tuscany region with...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice and relaxing day , Luka was awesome and all day was really full ending with good wine tastingMore

1  Thank Lidija V
ECustomerCare, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at I Just Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Dear Lidija V, Thank you very much for taking your time to leave a feedback for our company ''i just drive'' We'll certainly pass on your comments to our driver who provided such great service and a relaxing day at the wine tasting tour. We...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Personalised tour with "Dan the Man"

Our tour started with the prompt arrival of Daniel who made us feel very welcome the moment he greeted us outside of our hotel in central Florence. From here he took time to point out many interesting landmarks in Florence and detail to history. Daniel...More

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14 September 2018|
Response from Road648090 |
Also is it possible to be picked up at a residence? Via di Ricorboli 7, Florence? Thanks for the feedback!