Package Name: Taste Italy: Tuscany Wine and Food Safari
Price: Euro 130
Day: 1 Day
Starting Month: Jan
End Month: Dec
Destination Overview :
A unique day trip from Florence, we will eat and drink our way through Chianti, renowned not only for its wonderful red wines, fresh local produce and traditional cuisine, but also for some of the best landscapes in the country. We will enjoy wine tasting and wonderful food stops along the way. This tour is a must for wine connoisseurs and novices alike and make sure to bring a good appetite with you!
9:00 am Departure
With your expert guide, enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the region and its wines while touring two of the region’s best wine estates. As you sample the winery’s signature wines, you’ll receive tips about the art of wine tasting and pairing wine with food.
Our first stop of the day is at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here we taste three wines paired with cheese and two olive oils but first, there’s a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olive mill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa.
Now 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 our way to a typical Tuscan restaurant with stunning views. Here is where we will really get your taste buds tingling with delicious food and wine. You will not want to leave!
Next we will stop in Greve, a picturesque town in Chianti where you can enjoy a little free time to wind down and get a coffee, shop or just soak in the unique Italian culture of this idyllic place. Here you will also buy a selection of typical Salumi (cured meats) from one of Italy’s most famous butchers which you will enjoy later at the second winery.
Finally we go deeper into the Chianti hills and enjoy more incredible countryside on our way to a Chianti Classico vineyard. As a contrast to the established winery of the morning, this one is smaller and less known though does have two award winning wines which you will taste as you find out how ancient tradition and innovation have been combined to create them. As the last stop you will relax and enjoy the special light at this time of day, adding to the unforgettable memories you will have created so far. The perfect way to end the perfect day!
CHIANTI WINE AND FOOD SAFARI PRICES
Adult: € 130 each person Youth: € 125 each person
Group fares: get an extra € 5 off per person if you are in a group of six or more adults/youths.
Availability: the tour runs all year
What the tour includes:
1. Transport by 4WD customized, air-conditioned vehicle
2. Expert tour leader with you all day
3. Taste 8 different wines
4. Extra virgin olive oil tasting
5. Sheep cheeses and Salumi (cured meats) tasting
6. Traditional Tuscan lunch
Things to note
We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for
1. Travel expenses to reach and return from Chianti, Italy.
2. Extra Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates etc.
4. Accommodation and food expenses if trip gets delayed due to weather, health or any other reason
5. Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance
Transport in a customized 4WD vehicle for a fun drive through scenic, unmarked back roads
Full-day Chianti wine tour, including a delicious Tuscan lunch & several food tastings
Visit the famous Chianti Classic wine region with an expert guide
Tour two wine estates and visit the enchanting garden of an historic villa
Discuss food and wine during lunch (included) at a traditional Tuscan restaurant offering breathtaking panoramic views
Where to Eat
Escape from frozen pizzas or pasta, stay away from mountains of ice cream full of artificial colours. Florence has many tourist traps, but Tuscan cuisine and wines could be one of the highlights of your travel experience. Walkabout has carefully selected local restaurants, by tasting their food to make sure the best ingredients are used.
The centre of Florence is heaven for shoppers, and the outlets just out of town have become shopping meccas too. We looked for many little shops selling local fashion designer goods, because top international fashion stores are everywhere in the world. Quality has a price, but we have looked carefully to find the best value for money.
Cafes & Bars
Italians are masters in the art of fine living, and going out to cafes and bars is also the time when you have more chance to mix with locals. Whether you need a coffee break between galleries, or a cocktail after a long day of sightseeing, just consult the Walkabout Guide to find the nearest place to suit your mood.
We offer tickets to “skip the line” for museums such as the Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery, bike rentals to pedal around the city, an evening out in the hills above Florence to enjoy traditional food and wine, cooking classes, wine tastings, and of course, our popular tours.