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Tuscan Countryside Minivan Tour: Greve, Castellina, Montalcino and Montepulciano

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a full day tour from Florence to the charming Tuscan countryside
  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Explore Greve, Castellina, Montalcino and Montepulciano
  • Enjoy an authentic Tuscan lunch and their speciality - fruit pie!
  • Savour exquisite wines from Chianti, Montalcino & Montepulciano
  • Includes hotel pick up and drop off
  • Overview

    Enjoy an amazing excursion through the Tuscan countryside, past the vineyards and olive groves to the villages of Greve, Castellina, Montalcino and Montepulciano.

    Enjoy a countryside retreat on this one-day trip to the Tuscan cities of Siena, Monteriggioni, San Gimignano and Pisa. Travel in a luxurious minivan with your expert English speaking driver guide, enjoying and learning about the history of these cities. Also enjoy an amazing Tuscan lunch at an estate in Chianti with a guided tasting session of the famous Chianti and Vernaccia wines. Marvel at the architectural splendours and medieval wonders in these UNESCO listed towns.

    Get free pick up and drop off to your hotels. Applicable for passengers residing in hotels situated at the City Centre.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

    Duration

    11 hours

    Start time

    8:30am

    Meeting Point

    Piazza della Repubblica (In front of the Caffe’ Gilli)
    Please arrive five minutes before the tour starts
    Pick up and drop off available from/to hotels located downtown Florence

    Ending Point

    Same as start point

    Itinerary

    Start the tour from Piazza della Repubblica. Hotel pick-ups are also available for guests living in hotels at the City Centre. Others are requested to report five minutes before the departure time at the meeting point. Enjoy a comfortable ride in your minivan accompanied by your driver cum guide to charming medieval villages.

    First up is the town of Greve . Take a look at its historic square where you’ll find many open galleries. Look around the many local shops displaying handicrafts and the typical Chianti products.

    Next, continue on to Castellina . Here, you’ll be visiting the historic cellar. Enjoy a guided tasting spree of different wines of the Chianti region in the most famous vineyard of the area! Savour the authentic Tuscan flavours through small nibbles of extra virgin olive oil on Tuscan bread accompanied by some Italian dessert wine, vin santo .

    Passing through the gently undulating hills of Crete Senesi , we reach Montalcino. Here, we stop over for lunch, which comes along with the finest glasses of Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello and Supertuscan wines. Enjoy some traditional food of the region plus a homemade fruit pie. This is followed by a visit to the cellar. You will get some free time here to explore and enjoy nature.

    Hop on the minivan to reach the next destination, Montalcino , a 14th century fortress offering some stunning views of the Val d’Orcia . With this, the tour comes to an end at the old town of Montepulciano , situated 600 metres above sea level between Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana.

    After the tour ends, get dropped back to the starting point. Guests living in hotels at the City Centre will be dropped off at their respective accommodations.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Pick up and drop off at the Hotel in the city center
    • Transport in luxury Minivan
    • English-speaking driver-guide
    • Guided wine and oil tasting in Chianti
    • Guided wine tasting and lunch in Montalcino
    • Wine tasting in Montepulciano

    Exclusions

    • Tips
  • Please note

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 mins early. Our supplier needs at least 4 people on the tour to be able to go ahead. In the unlikely event that less than this number book for your tour date we will offer you an alternative or a full refund. And a maximum of 8 are allowed for a small group tour.

    The driver-guide leads the tour providing general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided visit inside the city centre or to inside museums or churches.

    Kindly show a document proving child’s age if asked upon request.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.