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From Florence: Tuscany Wine & Food Tour with Guide

1. From Florence: Tuscany Wine & Food Tour with Guide

Journey through the wine-producing region of Tuscany on a guided day trip from Florence. Visit three organic wineries and enjoy lunch with a tasting of local wines, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Take a walk in the medieval town of Greve in Chianti. Start your day trip driving through the Tuscan countryside. Reach the first winery to learn about the winemaking process. Visit the farm, the cellar and learn all of the secrets to making wine. Next, move on to another selected hilltop wine estate, where a wine expert is waiting for you to share facts and anecdotes about the process. Sit down for a light lunch accompanied by the winery's own wines and products.  After lunch, head to Greve in Chianti, for a quick stop in the most representative village of the Chianti Classico countryside. Take some free time to admire the main square before continuing to the final stop, a historical family-owned villa and winery. Admire the views of Florence and one of the most beautiful Italian gardens in the area. Taste the winery’s local products, made with the deepest respect for the cultivation traditions of the region. Compare the products and the philosophies of these three different local winemakers.

Florence: Chianti Villages, San Gimignano & Wine Roads

2. Florence: Chianti Villages, San Gimignano & Wine Roads

Journey into the heart of the Chianti region along the famous Chiantigiana Road and through a classic Tuscan landscape characterized by gently rolling hills, vineyards, silver olive groves and dotted with quaint villages. Near Greve in Chianti, enjoy a tour of a local winery with wine tasting. Here you have the opportunity to taste and buy organic extra virgin olive oil. En route, stops to get to know the area including the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, famous for its 13 medieval towers which dominate the skyline. At the end of the visit to San Gimignano, enjoy a traditional Italian light lunch with a wine tasting, either in a wine estate or a typical restaurant producing organic wine. Throughout the day, you will travel in a comfortable car or minivan with an English-speaking driver. 

From Florence: Chianti Self-Guided Vespa Tour with Lunch

3. From Florence: Chianti Self-Guided Vespa Tour with Lunch

Cruise through the Tuscan countryside in an eco-friendly way with an electric Vespa rental from Florence. Download a smartphone app with a planned route and set off on a self-guided adventure. Enjoy a typical lunch at a trattoria (an Italian eating establishment) in Greve in Chianti. Get on your E-Vespa and enjoy a day in the Tuscan countryside. Guided by your app, drive along the winding roads of Chianti, admiring the hills and historic villages along the way. Pass by vineyards, olive groves, and fields of cypress trees. Explore the charming town of Montefioralle immersed in the heart of Chianti with dreamlike views. Explore the peace of one of the most ancient villages in the area and stop to walk on its stone-paved alleyways. Just a few kilometers away, Greve in Chianti awaits you, famous for its triangular-shaped square and arcades and where you can soak in the typical atmosphere of a medieval village. Take all the time you want to stroll the streets of the lively town, discover colorful artisan shops, and enjoy a typical lunch. Savor the specialties of the Tuscan cuisine. Continue your journey in the Chianti region through a panoramic road before arriving back in Florence.  

From Florence: The Best of Chianti

4. From Florence: The Best of Chianti

After meeting your driver and guide at the Piazza Santa Maria Novella at 2:30 PM, it’s off to Chianti for a wine-filled day that’s the perfect break from energetic Florence. Your first stop is to a rustic wine estate, where the owners will show you through the vineyards and cellar to unlock the secrets of winemaking. Enjoy a tasting of some of their best Chianti wines, as well as a snack centered around their home-produced olive oil. Next it’s off Greve in Chianti, one of the best-known Italian wine villages, famous for its quaint charm and sought-after wine. After exploring the winding alleways, medieval buildings, and artisanal shops, it’s off to yet another vineyard. In the heart of olive groves and grapevines, participate in another wine tasting, the owners of the vineyard helping you improve your sommelier skills.  After the tasting, you’ll head back to Florence, ready to embrace the bustle of the city after a respite in the country.

Chianti Wine & Food Safari

5. Chianti Wine & Food Safari

With your expert guide, enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the region and its wines while touring two of the region's best wine estates. Sample the winery’s signature wines and receive tips about the art of wine tasting and pairing wine with food. First, stop at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here, taste three wines paired with cheese and two olive oils.  Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olive mill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa.  Buckle up and get ready for some off-roading through ancient woodland and rolling hills, outlined with cypress trees and dotted with rustic farms and churches, to make your way to a typical Tuscan restaurant with stunning views.  To visit the final wine estate, go deeper into the Chianti hills and enjoy more incredible countryside on your way to a Chianti Classico vineyard.  As a contrast to the established winery of the morning, enjoy these smaller, award-winning wines that will taste of a combination of ancient tradition and innovation.  The unique beauty of this area will add to the unforgettable memories you will have created so far. Next, stop in Greve, a picturesque town in Chianti, where you can enjoy a little free time to wind down. Get a coffee, shop or just soak in the unique Italian culture of this idyllic place.

From Florence: Self-Drive Fiat 500 Tour

6. From Florence: Self-Drive Fiat 500 Tour

Live out your wildest Italian fantasies and get behind the wheel of a classic Fiat 500 for a drive through the breathtaking Tuscan countryside. After meeting your guide, perfect your use of the double-clutch before taking off on your journey of discovery. Wind your way through the curving roads of the countryside and learn more about the area from your guide's splendid stories and anecdotes. Admire the beauty of the roads lined with cypresses, wildflowers, and the unmistakable classic Italian architecture. Spend 2 hours roaming around the Tuscan hills at your own pace, stopping at a number of panoramic locations along the way, before returning to Florence.

From Florence: Siena and Chianti Wine Tour

7. From Florence: Siena and Chianti Wine Tour

Escape bustling Florence and discover the regional wines of Siena, Monteriggioni, and Greve in Chianti, with a guided bus tour. Taste test Chianti Classico and extra virgin olive oil, learn about the winemaking process with a winery tour, and marvel at the historic city walls of Monteriggioni.  Enjoy a bus ride from Florence to Siena, marveling at the picturesque countryside and surrounding medieval villages. Tour a winery, taste test a glass of wine, and sample virgin olive oil. Then it's time to tour the streets of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni before returning to Florence.

From Florence: Private Wine Tour with Dinner on an Estate

8. From Florence: Private Wine Tour with Dinner on an Estate

Meet your driver at your hotel and through this enchanting journey, you’ll discover one of the most suggestive areas of Tuscany, the Chianti Classico area. The first stop of the tour is at a family-run estate, located in the heart of the Florentine area of Chianti Classico. Here the wines are crafted with a bio-sustainable focus, always showing respect to the soil and the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Enjoy 4 fantastic wines and experience a true distilled of Tuscany. After that you will stop in the picturesque medieval village of Greve in Chianti, considered the gateway to the Chianti territory and famous for the main square, a treasure of art, history and flavors. It will be wonderful to snoop in the typical shops and experience the lively atmosphere of the village. Left Greve in Chianti, you will reach a second intimate and friendly winery where thanks to a private and exclusive tour of the estate, vineyards and wine cellars you will be introduced to the “wine world”. From the cultivation of the grapes to the tasting of the final product. And finally, enjoy the delicious Tuscan dinner with fine wines tasting. The last emotion of a full immersion into Chianti flavors, culture and beauties before returning to Florence. Please note that the itinerary of the visits may change.

From Florence: PRIVATE Siena and Chianti Classico Trip

9. From Florence: PRIVATE Siena and Chianti Classico Trip

What To Expect •Stop at: Siena, Tuscany. Siena is one of the most popular and visited places in Tuscany. It is known throughout Italy for its distinguished medieval architecture. Upon arrival, explore its rich history and art, through its notable local monuments such as the famous seashell-shaped Piazza del Campo and the outstanding Siena Cathedral. Many local shops fill the historic streets of Siena, a great opportunity for you to taste local food or buy some gifts! Duration: 3hrs •Stop At; Chianti wine Road, Tuscany. The SS222 road, better known as Chiantigiana, is one of the most beautiful roads in Italy. It passes along the entire Chianti region, from Florence to Siena. Driving on it is a great way to discover the area. You will take this scenic road going north, starting from Siena and reaching Castellina in Chianti. The area is rich with castles and villages. One example is the Castle of Fonterutoli, where you will stop to admire the small medieval village surrounded by endless vineyards, centuries-old woods, and green hills. Duration: 1hr •Stop At: Castellina In Chianti, Tuscany. This heavenly corner, hidden among the sinuous hills of Chianti, is worth a stop to visit the narrow stone streets and its characteristic historic center. Castellina also boasts a past rich in history, in fact, walking along the main road you can admire the mixed influences from Medieval and Renaissance styles. Duration: 1hr •Stop At: Organic Farm/Winery, Tenuta Casanova. (*optional) *OPTIONAL lunch at the Farm or Winery. Have lunch in a wonderful organic farm. While the owner will show you around the property, his wife will prepare a delicious and unforgettable lunch for your private group. The owner will show you to his cellar to admire his Super Tuscans and Chianti Classico wines -Craft Wine- and to the nearby Acetaia, a vinegar cellar, with old vinegar. Afterwards, experience a unique dining setting while taking in an amazing Tuscan panorama. You will taste organic specialties, such as the typical Lasagna with traditional sauces, crostini, local meats and cold cuts, legumes, seasonal vegetables, honey, and cheeses seasoned with an incredible aged balsamic vinegar. Wine will accompany this lunch every step of the wine. •Stop At: Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany. A visit in the picturesque Panzano is a must! As you take a few steps to reach Panzano’s medieval 11th century tower, you are truly immersed in another time. Enclosed by its fortified walls, you feel as if you’re returning to the Middle Ages. Take breathtaking pictures. Duration: 1hr • Stop at: Greve in Chianti, Tuscany. Experience the unforgettable town of Greve in Chianti, located in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine region, and home of the famous explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. An unmissable visit is also due at the ancient and famous butcher shop, where you will have the opportunity to taste exceptional Tuscan snacks made with local cold cuts and cheeses!

From Florence: Private Half-Day Chianti Tour & Wine Tasting

10. From Florence: Private Half-Day Chianti Tour & Wine Tasting

In the heart of Tuscany lies Chianti, a region of rolling hills and countryside that are unmatched in their beauty. Take part in a private tour of Chianti, which is made complete with a wine tasting that takes place in the cellars of a renowned winery. Adding to the luxurious nature of this tour and tasting, you determine when you want your tour to begin. When you are ready to depart your own private vehicle will come to your centrally-located Florence hotel. The car and your English-speaking driver are at your disposal for up to 4 hours. You will begin your experience with a drive through the Tuscan countryside to Chianti. En route you will see wooded areas, vineyards and olive groves, before a stop in a typical Medieval Chianti village. Make sure you bring a camera as the views are panoramic and unforgettable. Romanesque churches, charming farmhouses and villas and castles of rare beauty dot the landscape. Your wine tasting will take place in a historic wine estate and will focus on the famous and prestigious Chianti wines. You will learn about how Chianti was first made in the 13th-century as a white wine. Your tasting will also include some typically Tuscan snacks. A private car, tasting Chianti wine in a castle and touring the Tuscan countryside; does life get any better than this?

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What people are saying about Greve in Chianti

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 397 reviews

We had a great time on this tour with 3 couples. Our tour guide, Francesco, was fun and knowledgeable about the area. We stopped in San Gimignano for a quick coffee, shopping, and beautiful views. The first winery was a larger winery and was very generous with their pours. The second winery was a small vineyard and olive tree farm where we enjoyed wine and lunch with their cute farm dog. We were able to purchase wine from both wineries to ship back home (they definitely sold it, but happy to support their wineries). A great way to get out of Florence for the day and still be back in town by 3.

This tour was worth every penny! My fiancé and I took a private tour with Stefano; he was prompt, knowledgeable, and made us very comfortable from the start! We toured Sam Gimignano for about an hour and a half before visiting two wineries. The “light lunch” described was delicious and not light at all! We had a three course lunch with a wine tasting to accompany it at a large winery, and small bites with a tasting at a smaller family owned winery. Of course, both wineries and the scenery were beautiful. We would take this tour over and over if we could!

Leo (Leonardo) was our driver/guide, and did an amazing job! He was very courteous and personable, and told us many entertaining jokes and stories along the drive to our wineries. This was probably the best tour we participated in during our time in the Florence area!

Great afternoon in Tuscany with our guide Katerina. The Chianti Classico region was well presented by the wineries & our guide. Great wines, appetizers, & truly a memorable experience!

Great wineries. Leo was a Wonderful driver and guide. Funny, charismatic and always had a smile. He made the tour very special. The best tour guide we have ever had