Explore the Chianti region during a half day trip from Florence and visit two rustic wine estates, where you will do a “Vino Chianti” tasting and you’ll try other typical products such as home produced olive oil.
Chianti Half-Day Wine Tour
Your host will come and collect you at your hotel in an air-conditioned coach you’ll meet your escort and head to Chianti, the renowned wine region in Tuscany. This part of Italy is postcard-perfect with green valleys, old vineyards, pretty trees dispersed on slopes and hillsides. According to a saying, all paths in Tuscany lead either to a wine cellar, a castle or a farm.
The first stop will be a rural wine cellar, where you’ll be offered a delicious afternoon snack with typical Tuscan products and extra virgin olive oil accompanied by a Chianti wine. You will then be led by the owner inside the Cellar and learn how the wine is produced.
Hop back on the coach and enjoy the striking landscape until you get to Greve in Chianti, one of the main destinations in this region. You’ll have time to explore the town at your own pace and visit the local stores and buy some of its exquisite home-made products.
The next stop is another wine cellar. You’ll be guided through the estate by an expert guide, who will explain how long the wine sits in the numerous wooden casks and vats. The tour will end with a home-produced Chianti wine tasting.
The afternoon excursion will come to an end after the wine tasting and you’ll head back to Florence, arriving in the city centre at around 7:45 pm. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off at Piazzale Montelungo, very close to the railway station Santa Maria Novella.
This tour includes a pick-up option from most centrally-located hotels (not apartments) in Florence. When you book the tour, please give us the address of your hotel. If you're staying in the outskirts or near Santa Maria Novella train station, your host will be waiting for you at the arranged meeting point.
From 1 November 2019, the tour will include pick up from the following meeting points:
- Piazza Piave
- Viale Fratelli Rosselli
- Piazza della Libertà
- Via Cavour 36R
- Piazza della Repubblica
- Piazzale Montelungo
|Adults||Children 4-12 years old||Children under 4|
Children 4-12 years oldUS$ 25
Children under 4Free
* The price increases on the 31 October
5 hours 30 mins.
The tour includes a multilingual escort that speaks English.
Pick up from hotel or meeting point.
Return transportation by air conditioned coach.
English speaking host will accompany you during the trip.
Visit two wine estates with a tour and wine tasting and sample other typical products.
Free time when you visit Greve in Chianti.
Return transfer to your hotel (the tour finishes at Piazzale Montelungo, in the center of Florence).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (12:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Is the return transfer included?
A - Yes, if you choose the option with transfer the bus leaves you in the Piazzale Montelungo, near the Santa Maria Novella train station.
Q - Which hotels are included in the pick up?
A - Pick up and drop is included in the hotels in the centre of Florence, excluding the area around the station. This service is not available for appartments or B&Bs.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).