Welcome to Tuscany! All of the tours below are conceived as day trips by sedan or minivan from Florence. If you are staying elsewhere, just let us know at the time of booking and we can make adjustments.

This page is about tours in inland Tuscany. For our page on Pisa, Bolgheri Wine Tasting Cinque Terre & Tuscan Coast Tours, click here.

For more ideas, check out our blog posts about what to visit in Florence & Tuscany. Read here.

Essence of Chianti Classico: Wine tasting & Countryside lunch with private driver

Tour details

  • Suggested start time: 9:15am (8 hours)
  • Cost for driver (no guide): €590 for 1-3 people, €660 for 4-7 people. Tastings/Lunch Additional. *Please enquire for larger group sizes.*
  • Optional additional cost for guide to accompany you during the day: €390

Half Day Options

In half a day with a driver, you could visit two wineries in northern Chianti or one winery and a town like Greve in Chianti or Badia in Passignano before heading back to Florence. Cost for driver (no guide): €330 for 1-3 people, €390 for 4-7 people. Tastings/Lunch Additional. *Please enquire for larger group sizes.*

Tour description

If you’re interested in getting to know more about Tuscany’s famous wine, this is the tour for you. Start the morning off with beautiful views over Badia in Passignano before you head to our first family run winery for a short tour of the vineyard and cellars with a taste of three wines. At the first winery, we’ll discuss how altitude, aging, soil composition and biological wine making practices all affect the grape at a winery that doesn’t even release it’s wines until its been five years in the barrel.

Next, it’s lunch with a view over the rolling hills and a stroll through a local Chianti town (time permitting) before heading to your second winery in the south of Chianti Classico where you will try three more wines that may also carry the Chianti Classico label but will have a completely different taste due to the soil composition and choices of the winemakers.

We’ll take care of the bookings so you can relax and enjoy a perfect day in the Chianti Classico countryside.

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Full Day Cheese, Wine & Food Tour of Chianti Classico

Tour details

  • Full day excursion with minivan driver (8 hours)
  • Suggested Start time: 9:15am
  • Cost for driver (no guide): €590 for 1-3 people, €660 for 4-7 people. Tastings/Lunch Additional. *Please enquire for larger group sizes.*
  • Tastings at the cheese farm (including wine pairing): €25 per person. Lunch: from €10+ (we can discuss preferences at the time of booking), final tasting: €25-€35 per person depending on availability
  • If you would like a guide with you during the tour as well (departing from Florence), this would be an additional €400. However this tour is designed to not require a guide as each winery will do a short tour and tasting and we will make all the arrangements.

Tour description

The incredible history of Florence isn’t only confined to her artists and architecture but extends to the development and preservation of culinary excellence in the Tuscany region. Immerse yourself in the best of Tuscan wine and food on this full day experience in the world famous region of Chianti just south of Florence. We’ll take care of all the bookings so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the ride (and the tastes!).

Start off with a visit to a working dairy farm in Chianti to see how they make their award winning cheese and meet their sheep! Then head to lunch either at the famous rockstar butcher of Panzano, a food truck offering the greatest side-of-the-road burgers you can imagine, or a sit down lunch with a view of the rolling hills.

Relax in the afternoon at a beautiful winery to try a selection of Chianti Classico wines with a view before your driver brings you back into Florence in time for dinner.

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Understanding Chianti: Private Driver & Guide

Tour details

  • Suggested start time: 9:15am (about 6 hours)
  • Cost for driver and guide: €760 for 1-3 people, €820 for 4-7 people. Tastings/Lunch Additional. *Please enquire for larger group sizes.*

Tour description: Understanding Chianti

If you’re interested in getting an in depth introduction to Tuscany’s most famous wine, then this is the tour for you. We’ll be going to an off the beaten track winery where you’ll meet the winemakers themselves and get a personalised experience that focuses on what goes into making Chianti Classico special. With your guide, you’ll discuss how altitude, ageing, soil composition and biological wine making practices all affect the grape.

At lunch in a local restaurant, you’ll learn the basics of food and wine pairing and why Chianti Classico wine goes so well with local dishes like truffle, wild boar, and pecorino cheeses. You’ll have a chance to try a number of different wines while your guide goes into the education side of wine tasting but always in an entertaining and interactive way.

This is not your usual wine tour of Tuscany and by the end of it, we hope you’ll come away with a new appreciation of Chianti Classico.

For more information on our wine education program, check us out on www.uncorkitaly.com.

Siena Tour & Wine Tasting

Tour details

  • Suggested start time: 9:15am
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Cost for driver (no guide): €560 for 1-3 people, €660 for 4-7 people. Tastings/Lunch Additional. *Please enquire for larger group sizes.*
  • Cost for driver & guide: €920 for 1-3 people, €980 for 4-7 people. Tastings/Lunch Additional. *Please enquire for larger group sizes.*
  • Ticket costs additional depending on where you decide to go with your guide (write to Lauren for details)

Customisation options

Want to stay longer in Siena? We can arrange for a full day experience there, on your own or with a guide to take you to more off the beaten track places and go more in depth.

Want to get to know a craft from medieval times? We can set up a workshop with a tempera painter. Write for further details.

Tour description

Visit Siena for a half day in the morning and stop at a winery for lunch and wine tasting on your way back to Florence or stay in Siena for the day, taking in the city with a guide in the morning and having free time to explore in the afternoon.

The Cathedral and baptistry are some of the most stunning in Italy where you can see work by Michelangelo and Donatello and numerous medieval and Renaissance masters.

visit the Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio of Siena horse race takes place. You can climb the belltower for an incredible view over the city and/or visit the Palazzo Publico, a medieval political palace full of incredible frescoes including the fresco of “The Allegory of Good and Bad Government” by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

The Museum of Santa Maria dell Scala is one of Europe’s first hospitals and Siena was the location of Europe’s oldest banks. You could easily spend a few days in Siena, but if you only have a short amount of time, a private guide will help you make the most of your time and discover the best of Siena.

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Siena & San Gimignano with lunch at a winery

Tour Details

  • Suggested start time: 9:15am
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Cost for driver (no guide): €560 for 1-3 people, €660 for 4-7 people. Tastings/Lunch Additional. *Please enquire for larger group sizes.*
  • Cost for driver & guide: €920 for 1-3 people, €980 for 4-7 people. Tastings/Lunch Additional. *Please enquire for larger group sizes.*
  • Ticket costs additional depending on where you decide to go with your guide (write to Lauren for details)

Tour Description

Visit Siena in the morning (either on your own or with a local guide) followed by lunch at a winery with a beautiful view and spend the afternoon in San Gimignano before returning to Florence.

This tour can be done with just a driver to take you between locations, with a guide only in Siena, or with a full day guide coming with you from Florence.

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Montepulciano & Montalcino: Val d’Orcia with Private Driver

Tour details

  • Suggested starting time: 8:15am (10 hours)
  • Cost for driver (no guide): €725 for 1-3 people, €770 for 4-7 people. Tastings/Lunch Additional. *Please enquire for larger group sizes.*
  • This is an on your own excursion but Lauren will help plan your itinerary with you in advance and make bookings where necessary.

Tour Logistics

  • Maximum People: Minivan seats 6 people with guide or 7 people without guide. If you are a larger group, ask for a quote.
  • It’s 1.5 hours to drive from Florence to Montepulciano so I’d recommend this day trip if you’re staying a little closer

Tour description

The Val d’Orcia area south of Siena is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Tuscany. In fact, the entire area has been named a UNESCO world heritage site. The region is characterised by harmony and perfection from its slow produced foods, its world famous wines and its balanced and elegant Renaissance buildings. If you’re headed to Montepulciano or Montalcino, don’t miss some of the amazing places in between.

Things to visit in this area: Montepulciano, Montalcino, the Church of San Biagio, wineries producing Brunello or Nobile di Montepulciano, cheese making on an organic farm, Pienza (where they filmed The Medici), Bagno Vignoni spa town, and more.

To organize a day trip in this area, write to Lauren telling her what you’re interested in seeing and we can put something together based on where you are staying and what interests you!

To read more about this region, check out this blog post with pictures to get an idea of what you can experience in this region: Click here to read.

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Tuscany between Rome & Florence

For our page on Pisa, Bolgheri Wine Tasting Cinque Terre & Tuscan Coast Tours, click here.

For more ideas, check out our blog posts about what to visit in Florence & Tuscany. Read here.