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Overview

Get a personalized tour of the Chianti region during this 5-hour private excursion from Florence. With just your group and dedicated guide, explore the market town of Greve and the Castle of Montefioralle, then pop into a local winery to learn about the local sangiovese grapes and sip some Chianti. Wine tasting and round-trip private transportation from a meeting point near the Florence train station included.
  • 4-hour tour of the Tuscan Chianti region from Florence
  • Round-trip transportation from the Florence train station
  • Visit Montefioralle and Greve
  • Taste Chianti and learn about the cultivation of sangiovese grapes
Meet your dedicated guide at Santa Maria Novella station in Florence at 9am or 2pm (choose morning or afternoon departure when booking). Climb into the private tour vehicle and set off for the rolling countryside of Tuscany. 

Make your first stop in Montefioralle, a hilltop town with winding streets and historic buildings. Have a look around the town's impressive castle, which gives way to photo-worthy views over the surrounding countryside. 

Descend down the hill to Greve, where you'll have some free time to look around on your own. If you're there on a Saturday, be sure to hit up the town's weekend market for some tastes of Tuscany and unique souvenirs. If you're interested, your guide can set up a wine or olive oil tasting in town (optional, additional expense) before you head out of town to visit a classic Tuscan winery. 

Once you arrive at the winery, meet an onsite guide to learn about the cultivation of the local sangiovese grapes and taste some wonderful wines. 

Return to your original departure point for drop-off after 4 hours of exploring the Chianti region.

Reviews

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P
, Apr 2018

K. We were contacted to tell us that our half day tour had been canceled and whether we would like a reimbursement or to change it for a full day tour at no additional price. We chose not to cancel as I had researched this and was already in Italy. We later found out that they had tried to cancel the other couples tour but they said no so I guess that is why they gave us the option. I would say that Simon was a very nice person but we had a hard time hearing him in the back seat of the van and my sister went to the front to sit so that she could hear him. We also had a bit of a problem understanding him but that was okay as we could make most of it out when we could hear him. The region and wineries he took us were excellent and were we had lunch, was excellent. I am glad that they offered the change because I would have missed this part of Tuscany if we had done the original half day tour and for that I am thankful even though we missed exploring Florence city. Overall, the tour was very nice and if they don't change people's plans, it would be perfect. It would be nice if they realized that one plans this ahead of time and we cannot change just because they do not have enough people.

k
, Mar 2018

We had a wonderful tour with our group of four. Our guide Giacomo was great! The wine tasting at Casa Emma was nice and the Tuscan scenery can't be beat!

A
, Nov 2017

My two friends and I were three of the five people on the small tour - but we all piled into a small van. Our guide could not get the microphone to work so he spent the entire hour ride there talking about the history, but none of us heard what he was saying. The wine at the vineyard was good. Unfortunately, the tasting itself occurred in the basement of the building, not on a patio with a view of the gorgeous Tuscan hills. The best views we saw were from the van window, as we spent most of the time in the van...Would not highly recommend this tour.

J
, Sep 2017

This was a beautiful and intimate ride through the Tuscan country side. Greve was great and the butcher shop was amazing.. the first winery was beautiful, we were able to get a second one as well. Simon was a great driver and we had a wonderful time!

m
, May 2017

Very scenic and you go to a great winery. However our guide was so quiet on the ride. You could not hear him talk and he would not speak up. You also don't get any tasting at all until you get to the winery. There are other stops including time your own in Greve where you have to pay if you want wine there.

J
, May 2017

Unfortunately Simon, a very nice man, was a poor guide. His English was poor, but what was worse was that he spoke so low that no one could hear him at all. Two of us asked him to speak up but he did not do so. we learned nothing about Chianti except for the excellent woman at the winery. Beside the winery and the scenery, the tour was a bust. On the other hand, his driving was very good.

M
, Apr 2017

Our tour group was small than expected because part of the tour group was unable to make it, so our tour was just my family and our guide, Giacomo. Giacomo was amazing and very personable. He did a great job telling us about the Chianti region and some of the history of the area as well as answering all of our questions.

J
, Mar 2017

Had a lot of fun. Our tour guide had a ton of knowledge and was fun and educational. The vineyard tour was also very cool and tasted a great variety of wines and olive and truffle oils and balsamic vinegars. Would recommend for any looking for half day trip.

D
, Jan 2017

We set this up the day before, and it was off season. Guide was nice but did not engage us and provided little information. Our first stop, a wine tour and tasting, was closed. Why did't the guide call ahead? Instead we went to a local butcher shop Falorno and that turned out to be great. We sampled Italian meets and wine. Next step was to Castelio Monterinaldi for wine tasting. Our guide, Beatrice, was outstanding, giving us a great tour of the winery, explaining wine making, and then a nice tasting experience! Out last stop was an evening tour of a small hill top village. Interesting and enjoyable, but the guide did not offer any insights. Overall, I would recommend the tour.

K
, Nov 2016

This was an excellent half day tour, especially for the price. The van was comfortable and our guide Giacomo was very informative and friendly. We traveled on a Sunday, so some of the small town shops were closed. Giacomo started our tour with a side stop at the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial. This was a beautiful and emotional memorial that was especially moving since we had an ROTC friend with us. The views from our next stop at Montefioralle were incredible, even post harvesting season. The town square in Greve was quiet, but it did have an exceptional meat store called Macelleria Falorni where we were able to purchase some quality meats. Our next stop was the Montagliari winery. We had an informative tour of the small winery and ended with a quaint tasting of 4 superb wines. We were invited to do a balsamic vinegar tasting, which they also make at the winery. We still had time at the end of our wine tastings, so Giacomo took us to the small town of Panzano where we went to an incredible butcher shop called Macelleria Cecchini. They were having a wine tasting and meat tasting, almost like a happy hour, when we arrived. The owner Dario Cecchini and his staff were all very friendly and generous with their tastings. A great way to end our tour!


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