We’ve collected all the wine tours mentioned on other pages of the site on one page for easy access! Every tour is private and we can customise them to the needs of you and your group.
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Wine Tasting Stroll in Florence
This private tour takes a traditional wine tasting to the next level with tastings to compare Italian sparkling, whites and reds in three iconic locations across the city and with a certified sommelier and licensed tour guide at your side. Learn about Italian and Tuscan wines while enjoying some sensational views at each stop alongside tales and curiosities from Florentine history as you stroll across the city.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Suggested start time: 4:15am
- Not available Sunday
- Cost: €210 for tour + tastings
- Tastings estimated at €35 per person
On this tour you’ll enjoy a full Italian wine tasting experience with a certified sommelier and licensed tour guide in three charming locations across Florence. This tour is all about “compare and contrast” as you sample two types of wine at each stop and alternate between tasting and strolling across the city as the late afternoon fades to evening.
The first stop on this wine tasting experience will compare two types of Italy’s sparkling wine – the famous prosecco and a classical method “champagne style” sparkling wine from the north of Italy, sipped while overlooking the best hidden rooftop view of the Cathedral of Florence. Stroll through the city center with your guide pointing out a few curiosities and anecdotes that color Florentine history as you make your way to the second stop in the Oltrarno district.
Tucked into a cozy wine shop decorated with floor to ceiling bottles, you’ll compare two white wines, a fresher light bodied white and a more full bodied varietal, paired with cheeses as you discuss food and wine pairing tips and tricks. After a stroll through the Oltrarno district with a view of the imposing Palazzo Pitti, we’ll end the tour with a comparison of some classic Tuscan reds while enjoying a spectacular view over the Arno river of the Ponte Vecchio.
By the end of this tour you’ll have tried six different Italian wines for a total of 3-4 glasses of wine per person paired at each location with bites to eat, making this a kind of deluxe Italian aperitivo, the traditional drink and snack before dinner.
Wine Tasting in Bolgheri
Bolgheri is the birthplace of Super Tuscans – the unconventional Italian wine that conquered the world and now is some of the most famous wine produced in the country. Join our sommelier driver for a visit to two wineries in the area and lunch.
- Full day with sommelier / driver
- Suggested starting point: Pisa area
- Suggested start time: 9:00am
- Duration: 8 hours
- Price: €550 for sommelier/driver + cost of tastings at wineries (see estimates below)
- Estimated tasting costs: You will visit two wineries and tasting costs can range from €20 per winery to over €100 per winery. We’ll talk about what kind of experience you’d like to have when planning this tour together.
- Cost of lunch additional: from €20-€50 per person, depending on what you order/where you’d like to go
On this full day tour of the Bolgheri area, you’ll get picked up by your sommelier driver and guide for a full day exploring the coastal area of Bolgheri and their world-famous wines. Tuscany was known for Chianti but in the 80s, wine producers started experimenting in the area of Bolgheri with French varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, creating blends that fell outside the Italian wine regulation system but which wine drinkers loved.
The wineries you visit on this day are up to you. You can visit some of the big names in the Bolgheri area (where visits/tastings are €80-€100 per person) or some of the less well known (but no less delicious) producers where visits are €20 per person.
You’ll also get a chance to visit the town of Bolgheri itself, located at the end of the longest cypress lined road in Italy.
Interested in more wine tours? Check out the wine tours we offer around Italy on our Wine Club & Tours page.
Wine Tasting in Chianti Half Day
- Suggested start time: 9:00am
- Duration: 4 hours
- Cost: €250 for driver OR €450 for driver & Guide
- Additional costs: tastings
- Maximum people: 6 people with a guide or 7 people without a guide can fit in the minivan. If you have more people in your group, write for a quote!
On this half day tour of Chianti, you’ll get a taste of what makes Chianti such a special region in Italy. We will stop at one winery for a full tasting of Sangiovese grapes and from here the options are up to you to choose between one of the following before your driver takes you back to Florence!
- Go on a tour of a local dairy farm to see how they make award winning sheep’s milk cheese
- Tour a winery & tastings
- Visit the town of Greve in Chianti to stop at a butcher and try a tasting of salamis or try some more wine
Full Day Art, Wine & Food Tour of Chianti Classico
- Full day excursion with minivan driver OR full day excursion with minivan driver & Guide
- Suggested Start time: 9:00am
- Duration: 8 hours
- Cost: €950 for driver & Guide OR €540 for just the driver, no guide. Tastings/lunch additional
- Additional costs:
- Maximum People: Minivan seats 6 people with guide or 7 people without guide. If you are a larger group, ask for a quote.
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 stop in Badia a Passignano, a medieval village and abbey to see a fresco of The Last Supper by Ghirlandaio (first teacher of Michelangelo) and then feast at the famous rockstar butcher of Panzano (unless of course you are vegetarian in which case we have other options – just let us know). Relax in the afternoon at a beautiful winery to try a selection of Chianti Classico wines with a view over the rolling Tuscan hills before your driver brings you back into Florence in time for dinner.
Chianti In Depth: Meet the Wine Makers
- Suggested start time: 8:00am
- Duration: 8-9 hours
- Cost: €550 for driver/sommelier
If you’re interested in getting to know more about Tuscany’s famous wine, this is the tour for you. We’ll be going to off the beaten track wineries where you’ll meet the winemakers themselves and get a personalised experience that focuses on what goes into making Chianti Classico different and special at each location. 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.
After lunch, you’ll head to a really special and off the beaten track location to taste wine straight from the barrel that you’ll then compare to wine that has been bottled and aged. You’ll try Sangiovese in the form of Chianti Classico but also in the form of a stripped down white / rose version, essentially made with just the whites of the grape that have been in contact with the skin for only a few hours.
You’ll spend a bit more time in the car on this tour but it’s worth it!
Montepulciano & Montalcino
- Suggested starting time: 9:00am
- Duration: 8 hours
- Cost: €550 for a minivan + driver
- This is an on your own excursion but Lauren will help plan your itinerary with you in advance and make bookings where necessary.
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.