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From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

1. From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

Depart Florence and journey to the historic Chianti Classico wine region by air-conditioned minibus while your English-speaking driver explains the stunning landscape where the most famous wines from Italy are produced. Visit two wine estates, with wine and food pairings. Sample 3 of the first wine estate's wines, along with some of the fresh olive oil they produce. Learn more about the unique techniques used to produce wine and get a better appreciation of the local viniculture on a tour of the wine cellars. Continue towards the second wine estate to take a tour of the cellars and compare and contrast their techniques with the first winery. Taste different wines and olive oils produced on the farm, paired with local specialties from Tuscany, such as cheese, salami, cold cuts, and bruschetta.

Montepulciano: Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Typical Winery

2. Montepulciano: Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Typical Winery

Enjoy an exclusive 1.5-hour wine tasting experience and typical Tuscan lunch in an elegant, ancient wine cellar in Montepulciano. Together with an expert sommelier, discover the cellar vaults and tunnels dating back to the 14th century Discoer the various steps in wine production. Then, take part in an exclusive wine tasting experience combined with a variety of delicious snacks. Sample four local wines including the world-renowned Rosso di Montepulciano DOCG and Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, as well as some local Tuscan products. Afterward, enjoy a full typical Tuscan lunch comprised of cold cuts, cheeses, and a seasonal pasta dish.

Montalcino: Brunello Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Tuscan Castle

3. Montalcino: Brunello Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Tuscan Castle

Join a wine-tasting experience and enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch in the setting of a medieval Castle in Montalcino. Walk in the vineyard with an expert sommelier and take in the views as you learn about traditional wine-making. Taste 3 different local wines before sitting down for a 3-course lunch. Meet your sommelier and stroll together in the vineyard during which you hear the history of the castle and its family. Admire the beautiful Tuscan landscape and learn more about traditional high-quality wine production methods and techniques. Enjoy your exclusive guided wine tasting of 3 local wines with some Tuscan snacks. During the wine tasting, you will taste three of the most important and world-famous Tuscan wines, such as Sangiovese IGT or Brunello di Montalcino. The professional sommelier will provide in-depth explanations about what you taste and the uniqueness of these Italian wines. After, sit down to eat a typical Tuscan 3-course lunch. The lunch menu is composed of a selection of cold cuts & cheeses, hand-made pasta with sauces, and dessert with coffee. A vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if desired.

From Siena: Dinner in the Chianti Vineyards

4. From Siena: Dinner in the Chianti Vineyards

Discover the history, landscapes, wines, and culinary traditions of Chianti on this day trip from Siena. Travel in a comfortable and climate-controlled vehicle to a quaint farm in the hills. Engage your senses as you try a range of wines and savor a gourmet dinner.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from a centrally-located meeting point in Siena. Admire the Tuscan countryside as you travel to a farm tucked away in between rows of vineyards where grapes ripen in the Italian sun.  Pick up a wine glass to carry with you on your visit to the farm's winery. Sample a variety of delicious wines as you walk along a charming wine route. Visit the estate’s historic chapel before finally heading to your candle-lit dinner under the stars.  Listen to harmonious background music and lookout at the vineyards as you indulge in a farm-fresh gastronomic experience made from traditional recipes. Taste pappa al pomodoro or ribollita ( both are variations of Tuscan bread soup) and barbecued meat served with seasonal vegetables.  Let yourself get carried away by the warmth and fragrances of the barbecue and the perfumes of the grapevines, which enhance the dining experience. After dinner be escorted back to Siena where the tour will finish.

Montepulciano: Winery Tour and Tasting

5. Montepulciano: Winery Tour and Tasting

Head into the heart of Montepulciano to a historic underground cellar dating back to the 16th century. Learn about the cellar and admire its impressive vaults and tunnels which create a charming setting for the experience. Next, enjoy a tasting of premium wines with an expert sommelier. Sample some of the cellar's most prestigious wines, and learn about the different flavors. The tasting session includes four of the most well-known wines of the region, including Rosso di Montepulciano DOCG and Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. The wine is also accompanied by some delicious snacks, so you can taste the very best that Tuscany has to offer.

Chianciano Terme: Sensory Spa Admission Ticket

6. Chianciano Terme: Sensory Spa Admission Ticket

Treat yourself to some time to relax with a ticket to the Sensory Spa. Regenerate your body and mind with the thermal waters of Chianciano Terme. Enjoy 3-hours of access to the spa's twenty facilities, including a steam room, saltwater pool, whirlpools, an energy pyramid, two saunas, a Turkish bath, emotional showers, aromatherapy, chromotherapy, music therapy, and a relaxation room. Marvel at the source of the Acqua Santa, a suggestive, evocative sculpture of the spring found in the surrounding park. Unwind completely in the beautiful outdoor garden. For additional fees, you can also indulge in a facial or body treatment or eat local food at the Salone del Gusto.

Florence Boat Tour

7. Florence Boat Tour

See Florence from a whole new perspective, with a relaxing and leisurely cruise down the Arno River. Hop on board the “barchetto”, one of only four original traditional wooden boats left in Florence. A traditional rower will steer you through the water with a long, sweeping oar. Your guide will tell you about the secrets and history of the Arno River as you cruise on its calm waters and admire the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed. See the Uffizi and the charming Ponte Vecchio from the water, and hear stories of the mysterious Vasari Corridor. You will also have the chance to pass under the Santa Trinita Bridge and the amazing Palazzo Corsini. Enjoy a refreshing glass of wine onboard, to celebrate your romantic evening in Florence! See and experience a new side of this special city from the comfort of a traditional, gondola-style boat.

Balloon Flight Over Tuscany: Florence

8. Balloon Flight Over Tuscany: Florence

Experience the magical feeling of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Tuscany on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Florence. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field, which is dependent on weather conditions and will be provided to you the day before your flight. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a briefing about flight safety, climb into the balloon basket and begin your float to altitudes of up to 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the rolling scenery below. Each flight offers a different experience, as the balloons are directed by the breeze. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne and a breakfast with local products before the transfer shuttle back to your take-off site.

Total Immersion Wine Tour in Chianti

9. Total Immersion Wine Tour in Chianti

All the guests will be welcomed at the estate and brought to the roof of the cellar to see the most breathtaking views of the rolling hills at 600 meters above sea level. Here one of the passionate members of the team will provide an introduction to a history of the estate and a small general explanation of what guests will see and what they will be doing in the next one and a half hours of their time. Clients will be able to visit one of the vineyards followed by an explanation of the working process and of organic agriculture with some additional biodynamic techniqes that are often used and practised at the estate. If the weather permits, guests would be offered a glass of sparkling wine or a fresh wine of their choice at the small adjecent terrace built under an oak tree.  The tour will then take everyone to a visit through the gardens of the villa and include a visit of the vegetable garden. The cellar is the next stop, where detailed explanation follows about the harvest and selection of the grapes during the harvest, fermantation, and further aging of the wines. Each step of the viniticulture process is explained in great detail and guests would learn a lot of new and exciting things about how to make wines in the Chianti Classico area. The last stop is a tasting room, where guests will be able to try all 5 products of the estate with the selection of various local cured meats and/or cheeses with bread and olive oil. Guests will also learn particular details about the history of each wine, will learn how to smell and taste it, and what to look for when opening a new bottle of wine. The last exciting detail is the grappa, for those who would like to learn about its production and unique and delicate taste.

Siena: Balloon Flight Over Tuscany with a Glass of Wine

10. Siena: Balloon Flight Over Tuscany with a Glass of Wine

You will sail at a height varying from 500 feet to 3000 feet, depending on the wind of that day. All this will allow you to admire the breathtaking landscape of Tuscany. You will see all that nature will show you. It will be a real adventure. You will receive the meeting point in the afternoon before your flight, or you can request a pick-up service, we will take you to the hotel, make sure you reserve it, this is not included. After being greeted by your captain and crews, you will receive a safety briefing before taking off. If you wish, you can help with aeration of the balloon before getting into the basket for your flight. The flight will last circ an hour, you will then be able to savor the excitement while you get up and stand gently up and over the Tuscan countryside. See gentle hills dotted with pretty Italian villages, cypress trees, dominant castles and abundant vineyards, olive groves and orchards. Upon landing, we will toast this experience with a glass of sparkling wine! You will then be taken back to the launch site for drop-off.

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What people are saying about Emilia-Romagna

One of the most amazing experiences of our entire life. Super nice guide, very knowledgeable & skilled, such a smooth, peaceful ride. Views of Tuscany were outstanding! Prosecco toast and breakfast afterwards were the icing on the cake. Became fast friends with the others in our basket. Would highly recommend everyone do this if you have the means. Just spectacular!

Although only an hour this was very relaxing and peaceful as we slowly moved down the river. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable, pointing out places of interest and giving detailed information. An hour well spent

We loved our wine tour! The guides were great and the wine was spectacular! Fattoria Montecchio was our favorite! They served some amazzzzing cheeses! Salute!!

It was an amazing experience. 100% I would recommend it to anyone

What an amazing experience. My family enjoyed this tour!