Delicious 2-day Grape Escape to Tuscany's picturesque Val D'Orcia
Schedule an overnight adventure from Florence into the Unesco-protected Val D'Orcia passing through Montepulciano, Pienza & Montalcino. We will taste wine, visit an olive oil producer, and a cheese producer, and enjoy some of the most inspiring Tuscan landscapes. Our Grape guide will join you for the whole adventure to give you all the information about the regions and to ensure that you can relax and simply enjoy.
Departure from Florence in the direction of Montepulciano.
Visit a lovely winery to learn about the region's wines and taste
at least 4 different types.
We then visit Montepulciano and have a lovely lunch together.
After lunch, we head to a small olive oil producer where some of the region's best olive oil is made.
Toward the end of the afternoon, we check into our Tuscan farmhouse (or boutique hotel) for a relaxing evening with a typical Tuscan menu.
Highlights● Guided 7 hr excursion by our English-speaking expert Grape Guide! ● Visit 2 wine regions: Chianti & Chianti Classico (with tastings of Chianti, Chianti Classico, Riserva and Super Tuscans) ● Visit 2 exquisite wineries with tours of vineyards & cellars. ● Taste some of Tuscany's best olive oils & cheeses. ● Lunch at the famous butcher Dario Cecchini with a sampling of meats & Bistecca ● Small group tour of max 8 people
Itinerary Super ChiantiSuper Chianti is an extraordinary day trip that transports you from Florence to the charming and delightful Chianti & Chianti Classico regions. We convene at the Grape Tours office, where you'll check in and prepare for the adventure. A mere half-hour ride brings us to the beautiful Chianti region, starting the day at an ancient Tuscan farmhouse winery. Delve into the grape-to-bottle process, and after covering every winemaking facet, we sit down to savor four exquisite wines complemented by fresh olive oil and artisanal sheep's milk cheeses from the winery's dairy farm. Our next destination is Panzano in Chianti, home to the renowned butcher Dario Cecchini. Relish a delectable lunch featuring four meat dishes inspired by Dario's family recipes, including a taste of the famous Bistecca. Post-lunch, we proceed to the next winery for a private tour, immersing ourselves in the traditions of the world's oldest wine region.
Price & Tour InfoPrice: from €210 per person (all-inclusive, yet you're always welcome to tip your guide) When: From Monday to Saturday Time of departure: 9, 9.30 or 10 am Total time: Around 7 hrs Meeting point: Grape Tours office in Via dei Renai 19, Florence. Possibility of pick-up outside Florence (Galluzzo) available: YES Size: min 3 - 8 pp (if the tour doesn't reach the minimum number of participants we will contact you with alternatives) Distance: 45 mins approx Min age to participate: 16 yrs Allergy-friendly? Yes, make sure to mention to your guide. Wines tasted: Mainly reds.
Morning visit to an organic dairy with a cheese tasting.
Stop for a stroll in renaissance village Pienza. Walk in the characteristic alleys and pop into some of its artisan shops.
Visit thermal bath town Bagno Vignoni and enjoy lunch.
Proceed to Montalcino and visit a winery with a tasting of fabulous Brunellos. Touch down in Montalcino for a stroll before heading back to Florence where our adventure ends in the late afternoon.