A day trip to Tuscany with 2 wineries, 8 different types of wine to taste, 3 extra virgin olive oil, balsamic, Tuscan snacks, amazing scenery and the visit to San Gimignano all in 1 day!
Join our fun day trip to the Chianti countryside to meet other travellers of the same age and to discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine.
First stop will be at a WINERY located an hour outside of Florence where you will taste 4 different type 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. New skills and fun are guaranteed!
The second stop will be at a second LOCAL WINERY located in a stunning area well known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The wine makers 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 3 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 the 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 visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets shopping in the local stores of the most beautiful medieval town of Tuscany, SAN GIMIGNANO and check out the tower filled skyline while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria. Maps will be provided from your tour leader and tips about the best places to visit in the town.
We will arrive back to Florence at approx 5:00pm**
** all departure/ arrival time are all estimated and are subject to change due to road conditions and traffic.
DURATION: 7 hours.
We meet at 9:45am in Piazza della Calza by Porta Romana in front of the blue P (parking) sign in Florence.
Depart 9:45 am daily
Checking out on the same day? feel free to bring your bags and luggage with you. We will store them underneath the bus/van so that you will be ready to leave to your next destination when returning to Florence.
Spending the night in Siena? Ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano so you don’t have to come all the way back to Florence. From San Gimignano you can take a local bus to Siena.