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  • From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

    1. From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

    The first part of your full-day tour begins with a visit to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano, the City of Fine Towers, a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site. Armed with helpful information from your tour escort you’ll have free time to explore the town’s historical center and browse its artisan shops. San Gimignano is also the birthplace of Vernaccia, a white wine produced exclusively in the area. The wine is noted for its high quality and for being the first Italian DOCG wine. The tour continues on to Monteriggioni, the ancient crown-shaped fortress that appeared on Italy’s old 100-Lire currency. The 13th-century walls feature 14 towers that Dante likened to the giants in his Inferno. Afterwards, you’ll stop at a winery for a lunch of salami, cheese, and other local products, accompanied by a tasting of Chianti wines. Visit Val d’Orcia, another Tuscan jewel and ...

    My wife and I enjoyed the experience. If you want a hardcore wine tour, this is not for you. But if you want a tour of Of beautiful Tuscany, see San Gimignano and Montalcino, and check out a couple wineries, this is perfect. We enjoyed both wineries very much and we appreciated that the driver of our tour bus would stop at picturesque locations so we could get great pics of San Gimignano from a distance and the Chianti valley. It was more of a 10 hour tour than 11 but fun nonetheless.

  • Pienza and Montepulciano Wine Tour from Siena

    2. Pienza and Montepulciano Wine Tour from Siena

    Enjoy a day of culture, wine, and food as you visit some of the most impressive towns and villages in Tuscany. Go to the picturesque town of Pienza, and taste world-famous wines produced in Montalcino and Montepulciano. Meet your guide in Siena and join the rest of the group to start your full-day tour. Depart Siena and transfer to a wine cellar in Montalcino. Cross gently rolling hills full of vineyards, and then sample local wines served with a delicious snack of the local produce. Continue to Pienza to discover the “Touchstone of Renaissance Urbanism.” Considered an artistic jewel of the landscape of Val d’Orcia, Pienza is a perfect combination of architectural beauty and harmony. Most of the lanes bearing impressive names overlook the breathtaking landscape of the Val d’Orcia. Unique smells and flavors are entwined with this natural and artistic heritage. Pienza’s most renowned tra...

    Excellent wine tasting in Montalcino!!!! Lucia’s knowledge of wine and history was enlightening!!! Best tasting ever.

  • From Siena: Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour by Minivan

    3. From Siena: Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour by Minivan

    Brunello, considered the best wine in the world, has its ancestral roots in the passion of the inhabitants of Montalcino and in the ancient winemaking tradition, handed down from one generation to the next. The town of Montalcino, with its Sangiovese grapes the wine is produced from, stands on a charming hill that lets you relish its natural wholesomeness. The town, its ancient fortress, and some of the best wineries in the world are the focus of this specialized tour. The winemaking process which includes a long maturation in casks made from valuable wood, make Brunello the “Italian ambassador in the world of our winemaking reality.” Taste prestigious wines from some of the finest wineries in Montalcino and enjoy the wonderful surrounding area.

    Great tour if you are looking for a half day winery tour in Tuscany. Very courteous driver. Visited 2 wineries. Second one was really good. Bought few good brunello de montalcino with us

  • Florence: Chianti Montalcino & Montepulciano Private Tour
  • From Florence: Brunello di Montalcino Full-Day Tour

    5. From Florence: Brunello di Montalcino Full-Day Tour

    Explore a region renowned internationally for its Brunello di Montalcino, a red wine hard to forget due to its precious formula. Take some time to enjoy a region rich in refined winemaking and cultural treasures alike Escape the hustle and bustle of Florence and experience the heart of Tuscany by visiting the enchanting area of Montalcino. Montalcino is one of the most famous Tuscan hilltop towns in the region, located 40 km south of Siena. The territory is well-known for its excellent wine, in particular the Brunello di Montalcino DOC. The region is one of the most timeless and unspoiled places in Italy. On this tour, you will come to understand why Tuscany is not merely a place, it’s an experience. Visit the town of Montalcino and 3 different family-run wineries during the course of the day. You will taste not only the precious Brunello, but also a wide range of regional wines. Enjoy...

  • Val D'Orcia: Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino with Winery

    6. Val D'Orcia: Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino with Winery

    Built in 1500 along a narrow ridge of limestone, Montepulciano is well-known all over the world for its imposing Renaissance palaces and for the Vino Nobile, one of the most appreciated Tuscan wines all over the world. After the guide provides you with some background of the area, enjoy some free time on your own. Your next stop will be to Pienza. This is one of the most beautiful Tuscan towns, a rare example of Renaissance architecture brought to completion. Have some free time for lunch and relax. In the early afternoon, continue through enchanting landscapes to reach Montalcino, famous for the finest wines in the world: Brunello di Montalcino. Experience the romance of the mighty fourteenth-century fortress rises from atop the hill.

  • From Florence: Val d’Orcia Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

    7. From Florence: Val d’Orcia Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

    Admire the beautiful landscape of UNESCO World Heritage Site Val d’Orcia, stopping at vineyards and olive groves along the way to taste their products. Visit Pienza and Montalcino and savor a typical Tuscan lunch. After meeting in Florence, travel on the Via Cassia to cross the scenic countryside. Sample wine and olive oil and learn from experts how these products are made. Stop for a morning coffee in Piazza delle Sorgenti in the small village of Bagno Vignoni. Next, head to Pienza, a renaissance city known for its pecorino cheese, which you will taste in a local shop. Continue the journey to Montalcino and visit a medieval castle. Enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch featuring an appetizer, first course, and dessert at a family-run estate. Sample Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello wines that will be paired with your meal. Following lunch, relax and take in the panoramic drive back to Florence...

  • Tuscany: Brunello Half-Day Wine Tour by Minibus

    8. Tuscany: Brunello Half-Day Wine Tour by Minibus

    Join this interesting half-day tour to discover 2 of the most important Italian wineries, where you will learn the secrets for the creation of one of the finest and most famous wine of the world: the Brunello di Montalcino! You will travel aboard a comfortable minibus and reach the renowned Brunello winieries, where you will spend unique moments discovering the history, the production secrets and the people that made Montalcino and its territory famous and appreciated worldwide. During the tour, you will meet 2 of the best wine producers in Montalcino, who will lead you through a captivating travel through the cellars and among the colors and the smells of the vineyards. They will assist you during an excellent wine and local food tasting. This tour is an unmissible opportunity to discover the fascinating wine and enology world, to meet the wine producers and to visit 2 wineries in Mon...

    We visited a large and a small (cosy & tasty!) winary in about 3 to 4 hours, it was really a good experience. Friendly people in the office, friendly driver, friendly winery people, good to excellent wines ... so perfect trip !

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What people are saying about Montalcino

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based on 81 reviews

At september 14 morning the bus pick up us (was late like 30min, they arrived from Florance, i guess the traffic was crazy) Had a wonderful day with our tour guides- she was soooo informative and spoke 3languages- first stip Montalcino. Drinking wine, had a little.... little! snack. Than heading to Pienza. Try some pecorino there,goes around the town(we had like 40-50 minutes) :( and travelling to our last stop to Montepulciano. Over all, trip was fine, good weather, nice wines (take food with you or prepare yoursef to eat quick at these towns’ reastaurants) Thanks for everything!

Great company although we didn't know each other; driver-guide (Carlo) courteous and helpful. visited two different wineries but with excellent hospitality and excellent wines. Clear presentation. Close-knit and fun group. San Gimignano beautiful and fascinating, short time but only 90 minutes. Montalcino also a beautiful town adequate time for the visit.

I don’t normally consider myself a tour person, but this one was great. Saw some beautiful countryside, Franks some great wine, and had a bit of time to wander and shop in montalcino.

I loved this trip! It was very worth the money! I wish there was more wine tasting however. I was expecting to visit several vineyards, but only wen't to one.

Excellent wine tasting in Montalcino!!!! Lucia’s knowledge of wine and history was enlightening!!! Best tasting ever.