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. ● Tasting of some of Tuscany's best olive oils & cheeses. ● Lunch at the famous butcher Dario Cecchini with a sampling of meats & Bistecca!
Itinerary Super ChiantiSuper Chianti is an amazing day trip that takes you from Florence into the super picturesque and delicious Chianti & Chianti Classico regions. We meet at the Grape Tours office where you will check in and get ready for the tour. After just half an hour's ride, we reach the beautiful Chianti region and kick off the day at an old Tuscan farmhouse winery and learn about the grape-to-bottle process. Once we've covered every aspect of the winemaking, we sit down to taste 4 beautiful wines accompanied by fresh olive oil and sheep's milk cheeses made at the winery's own dairy farm. Our next stop is in Panzano in Chianti at the notorious butcher Dario Cecchini. We'll enjoy a delicious lunch featuring four meat dishes inspired by Dario's family recipes and a taste of the famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina. After lunch, continue to the next winery where we will be treated to a private tour and learn about the traditions of the oldest wine region of the world!
Price & Tour InfoPrice: from €195 per person (all-inclusive, yet you're always welcome to tip your guide) Time of departure: 10 am (when a 10 am tour is full and if we can, we will start a second tour at 9 am) Meeting point: Grape Tours office in Via dei Renai 19, Florence. Possibility of pick-up outside Florence (Galluzzo) available: YES Total time: Around 7 hrs When: From Mondays through Saturdays Size: min 3 - 8 pp (if the tour doesn't reach min 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.
Private tours are exclusively for the party of people who have booked.
No group-ups will occur.
Grape Tours' private tours are fully escorted and include the roundtrip from Florence.
Private tours are ideal for groups of 2 to 8 people.
In our all-inclusive private tours, 2 winery visits are included with tastings and a typical Tuscan lunch.
Our choice of wineries is based on two decades of experience. We love to support family-run wineries, and organic or sustainable farms.
CASTLES OF CHIANTI
The Chianti Classico region is dotted by castles, medieval towers, and abbeys or monasteries. Some have been converted into wineries and are privately owned.
Most were fortressed and date back to sometime between the 11 and 15 hundreds when the area was contested between Florence and Siena. The castles functioned as summer residences for the nobility and were handed down from generation to generation.
After WWII the class system was demolished and properties were slowly transformed. In some cases, they remain private, but often they have been renovated or are in use of the winery adjacent to them.
HOW DOES THE GOURMET LUNCH WORK? When it's time for lunch, we'll drop you off at our favorite gourmet restaurant in the region. You'll have a couple of hours of intimate dining with 3 courses, wine included. The restaurant host will cater to your taste, so the meu will run over with you before you start in order to cater to your taste.