We begin this tour at the Tour Provider Office, followed by a stop at a Wine Tasting School, located an hour outside of Florence. Here, you will taste four different types of wines, including the famous Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines, a 30-year-old balsamic vinegar, and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here you will learn how to recognize the different flavours and develop your taste buds with a passionate wine producer. Don't worry, this is not a real school where you have to take notes and be tested at the end, so only fun is guaranteed!
The second stop on this tour is at a local winery, located in a stunning area 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 enjoy three wines; the famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè wine, and a Chianti Colli Senesi D.O.C.G. You will also have the opportunity to buy local products and wine at a great price to bring back home or ship to friends and family.
In the afternoon, you will be free to spend time wandering through the narrow streets. You can also go shopping in the local stores of the historic medieval town of San Gimignano and take in the tower filled skyline. You can relax while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria. Before you head off to explore this area, maps and references to the best places to visit will be provided by your leader!
We estimate you'll arrive back in Florence at approximately 5 pm.
- Make sure you have a big breakfast before coming on the tour. Lots of wine is involved, so an empty stomach is not recommended.
- People younger than 18 are not allowed on this tour.