Wine tasting tours in Italy, Tuscany - Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Sangiovese wines

WINE TASTING TOURS IN TUSCANY

wine tasting tours in ItalyBrunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico and the Sangiovese wines are some of the most famous Italian wines. If you are planning a trip to Florence or Tuscany, you should take the opportunity to taste them directly in the area of their origin taking one of our Italian wine tasting tours: a unique experience, which will make you appreciate even more the world-famous wines of the Chianti and Montalcino area and reveal you the secrets of the winemaking process. Our knowledgeable guides will make the most complex wine issues interesting, easy to understand and fun.

Together with our partner we propose three different itineraries for wonderful wine tasting tours in Italy, all held in English and Italian. If you prefer to have a wine tasting tour in another language, please let us know so that we can provide you with a personal translator who will accompany you on the tour.

The wine tasting tours, starting from Florence, are conducted in comfortable mini buses. Riding along some of the most suggestive roads these day trips will make you discover the Tuscan countryside, one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. You will visit different vineyards that will give you a great flavor of the area. In some of the best wineries, you will meet personally with the farmers or winemakers, who will show you around. You will live some unforgettable moments of fun and excellent wines!

As all our programs, these tours are proposed for small groups of minimum 2 persons. Such self-formed groups can do the Italian wine tasting tours without having to be enrolled in one of our courses. For single persons studying Italian language and culture at the Institute Galilei, we offer the opportunity of participating in a shared group tour. They can enrol for these Italian wine tasting tours directly here at school.

WINE TOUR BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

The Montalcino wine tour leads you into the region southern of Siena, an area where chains of hills seem to form a sea of waves, and which, a part from the beauty of nature, is famous for its prestigious Brunello wine.

Brunello di Montalcino has become one of a handful of DOCG wines hunted by wine collectors. Its depth of flavor and tongue-curling tannins give it the potential to age for decades. The DOCG law requires a minimum of four years before a wine can be released as a Brunello on the market. The lighter-styled Rosso di Montalcino is a sort of a younger, "declassified" Brunello, created so that people can drink and appreaciate Montalcino wine, which is more immediately accessible.

This Italian wine tour is completed with an olive oil tasting and a visit of the marvellous town of Montalcino, from where you enjoy a splendid view.

9.30am Departure from Florence
11.30am Arrival at Montalcino and visit to the first winery, starting with a guided visit of the cellar and finishing with a wine tasting
1.00pm Light lunch at a local restaurant or in a winery
2.45pm Driving along the hills where you can see the different types of vineyards
3.30pm Visit of a second winery where you can meet the wine grower who will explain you the techniques of viticulture
4.30pm Departure to be back in Florence by 7.00pm

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CHIANTI CLASSICO WINE TOUR

This Italian wine tasting tour guides you into the heart of the Chianti Classico area. On this full day excursion you will visit two wineries, both highly rated by influential wine publications, and degustate several wines including at least one Chianti Classico, a Riserva and an IGT Super Tuscan. The wine tour is rounded off with a stop in a small Tuscan village, and a traditional Tuscan lunch in a local trattoria.

10.00am Departure from Florence
10.45am Arrival at San Casciano and visit of a first winery with wine tasting
1.00pm Light lunch at a local restaurant
2.30pm Driving along the hills where you can see the different types of vineyards
3.00pm Second stop for cellar visit and wine tasting
4.30pm Return to Florence where the tour ends around 5.30pm

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CASTLES OF CHIANTI WINE TOUR

On this full day Italian wine tasting tour you will discover the old Chianti area, which was for a long time the border area between Florence and Siena. It is rich of old castles and fortresses. Many of them host nowadays well-kown wineries, offering a unique medieval setting to get to know and appreciate the fine wines. The wine tour is rounded off with a stop in a small Tuscan village, and a traditional Tuscan lunch in a local trattoria.

10.00am Departure from Florence
10.45am Arrival at San Donato and visit of either the winery Castello della Panereta or Castello di Monsanto incl. wine tasting
1.00pm Light lunch at a local restaurant
2.30pm Driving along the hills where you can see the different types of vineyards
3.30pm Second stop at the winery fattoria Montecchio or Castello dei Rampolla
5.00pm Return to Florence where the tour will end around 6.00pm

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PRICES IN EUROS per person

for self-formed groups of
2 people
3 people
4 people
5 people
6 people
Wine tour Montalcino - Brunello
340
250
220
200
180
Chianti Classico wine tour
300
250
200
180
160
Castles of Chianti wine tour
300
240
200
180
160


Supplement for translator (for other languages than English or Italian) on request.

Single persons interested in doing some wine tasting tour need to be enrolled in one of our Italian language or culture courses.

The prices include for Montalcino tour:
  1. Transportation to and from Florence
  2. Private driver/guide for the day
  3. 2 winery visits with wine tastings
  4. Olive oil tasting
  5. Short visit to the town of Montalcino
  6. Traditional Tuscan lunch at a Trattoria in wine country

The prices include for Chianti tour:

  1. Transportation to and from Florence
  2. Private driver/guide for the day
  3. Stop in a Tuscan village for a short visit and shopping
  4. Traditional Tuscan lunch at a Trattoria in wine country
The prices include for Castel wine tour:
  1. Transportation to and from Florence
  2. Private driver/guide for the day
  3. Stop in a Tuscan village for a short visit and shopping
  4. Traditional Tuscan lunch at a Trattoria in wine country

The itineraries may be slightly changed due to limited availability or special events.