Nestled between the cities of Florence and Siena, who were bitter rivals throughout history, the old Chianti region was a highly contested area and is therefore saturated with gorgeous medieval castles and keeps. Over time, many of these castles have been converted into world famous wineries.Throughout your tour you will experience the magic of the old Chianti region with its rolling hills and quaint villages. You will have the opportunity to visit medieval cellars, enjoy wonderful Tuscan cuisine, and learn everything you could ever hope to know about the wines and winemaking process.
Our guides will introduce you to the traditional wines of Chianti like Chianti Rufina Riserva while also giving you the chance to try DOCG and IGT “Super Tuscans.” While we take you to some of the most famous wineries in the region, we also pride ourselves in giving you a flavor of the local culture. Therefore, one of wineries we visit is on a much smaller scale and is often family owned. This enables you to connect with the proprietor on a much more personal level while he/she shows you the finer aspects of viticulture.
Price from 170 eur
Wine tour briefly
170 per person
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from March to Decemberfrom 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.English
including lunch and more
departure from Florence
Availability and Price
Space is limited, so we suggest booking in advance. Minimum of 2 participants are needed in order for the tour to be run.
schedule, detail and photo Castle and Chianti wine tour wine tour
Price 170 Eur per person. Included
- 09.30 a.m. Departure from Florence.
- 10.30 a.m. Arrival at the first winery where you will be introduced to wine with a simple wine tasting lesson.
- 01.00 p.m. Lunch of a typical Tuscan menu at traditional trattoria.
- 02.00 p.m. Departure to next winery through Tuscan hills and vineyards. 02.30 p.m.
- 02.30 p.m. Arrival at second winery with tour and wine tasting. 04.45 p.m.
- 04.30 p.m. Return to Florence by approx. 5 p.m.
- Wine tasting lesson to approach wine
- Wine tasting in two wineries ( Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG, Vinsanto DOC and Supertuscan IGT)
- Olive oil tasting.
- Lunch at trattoria (local restaurant).
- Minivan transport
- English speaking tour/driver
Meeting Point in Florence at Piazza Cavalleggeri, in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale "National Library".
My husband I did the Castle and Chianti tour with Barbara and it was one of the highlights of our week in Italy. Barbara was a spectacular guide. She was friendly, funny, and extremely knowledgeable about wine and all things Florence. We visited a castle in the morning where we had a private tasting in the owner's dining room. Then we stopped for a delicious lunch in the country. Then we went to a villa in the afternoon for another private tour and tasting.
Barbara also made great dinner recommendations that lead us to a restaurant where we had steak florentine style (definitely need to try this in Florence!). Barbara was so much fun we wish we could have had her as our guide for all of our tours in Italy.
map Castle and Chianti wine tour
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