Brunello Wine Grand Tour in Siena, Italy

Tasting
Wine
Activity
Meet The Maker, Tour
Included
Tour guide
Languages
English
French
Spanish
Italian
German
Theme
Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
43
25
/ Person
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Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
23 minutes
Activity Overview
Brunello, presently considered the best wine in the world, has its ancestral roots in Montalcino. Ancient winemaking traditions have been handed down from generation to generation making this winemaking region exceptionally special.  
 
The town of Montalcino, sanctuary of this wine produced from Sangiovese grapes, stands on a charming hill that will let you savor its natural wholesomeness. Montalcino has a century-old fortress and the best wineries which have been featured in specialized wine magazines all over the world.

You will discover Montalcino, the splendid St. Antimo’s Abbey and the unbelievably beautiful surrounding areas. 

Along with a selection of other prestigious wines you will be tasting, you will also be tasting Brunello di Montalcino, known as the “Italian ambassador in the world of our winemaking reality”, presently the most appreciated wine product in the whole world.
 
Included
  • Journey by GT Coach with air conditioning
  • Expert multilingual escorts (English, French, Spanish, German and Italian)
  • Guided tour of Montalcino and its stronghold and short break to shop for typical products and local crafts
  • Guided visit to St. Antimo’s Abbey, renowned for its celebrated Gregorian Chants
  • Tasting of wines at a renowned Montalcino winery reviewed in the best specialised magazines, such as Wine Spectator and Decanter
  • Tasting of bruschettas and typical Tuscan cold cuts and cheese
  • Possibility of buying wine at the estate visited at advantageous prices (deliveries almost all over the world)
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
43
25
Timing
Dates
Daily
Duration
5 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Siena, Toscana, Italy
Duration:
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For all wine lovers novice as well as experienced wine drinkers a like, at Emporio Mediterraneo Winery in Siena.  Thanks to the Sommelier, the knowledge that you obtain from our courses ... morewill help you to appreciate how the wines are made in the Region of Tuscany and the particular essences of each tasting. Your sense of smell and the ability for your taste buds to sense will become more aware of what they are experiencing while they perceive these particular aromas. Remember each wine has its own story, past present and future. Do you dare to discover? Our exclusive educational program will quickly make you adept to read the wine in your glass, and to understand the production secrets and the territories expression that the wine tells.

The Emporio Mediterraneo Enoteca is set in a 17th century building 10 steps from Piazza del Campo in Siena. You will be guided as wished by our Sommelier and go through a proper hedonistic wine journey. All to discover the top Italian wines and Tuscan wineries.
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Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
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Come and join us on a full day tour from Florence, as we explore the beauties of Tuscany. This experience grants you a chance to explore Chianti, Siena, and San Gimignano.... more

HIGHLIGHTS
• You will explore two UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• Explore Siena, and discover exclusive opening of intimate and mysterious sights
• Admire scenic views of Chianti countryside and Tuscan rolling hills
• Make a stopover at an exquisite Winery with a tasting session of great Chianti wines
• Discover the picturesque Chianti ancient village, renowned for its charm and dazzling colors

DETAILS
On the way to Siena, we make a break at San Gimignano, a tiny and world-renowned walled hill town. This village has preserved its heritage through the centuries and is famous for its lofty towers, astonishing frescoes and numerous other treasured works of art. We will be led to the heart of the historical center, to enjoy free time at the disposal of its gripping discovery.
Once we arrive in Siena, we get free time for lunch. NOTE; Lunch is not included. we will meet the local guide, who will take us on an extensive guided tour of the historic center. This tour commences from Piazza del Campo, the center’s principal square. You will be amazed by the Town Hall (Palazzo Pubblico), the focal point of the square, as you delight in a pleasant stroll through the narrow prehistoric alleys of the city. The historic center is flanked by magnificent palaces and historic shops, all the way to Oratory of a Palio’s Contrada, and the museum. We will participate in the exclusive opening, where you can experience the ambiance of the true and most intimate soul of the town. You will discover the “Contrade”; - these are districts upon which the city is demarcated. The districts are the authentic core of regional social life, where residents from each district challenge each other, as they dedicate themselves to prepare the popular Palio horse-race. The Museum of” Contrada” and its Oratory make up the heart of the district. It is a secret and intimate place that hosts historical documents and peculiar relics of the renowned Palio. The museum also showcases splendid works of art, which are usually not revealed to the public. We then proceed to the impressive Cathedral of the 12th century, here we can appreciate the striking architecture and the magnificence of the polychrome marbles.
In the afternoon, we will break at the appealing historical hamlet of Monteriggioni. This stunning tiny prehistoric village is encircled by its famous walls, which have been preserved to date. You will have free time to explore its impressive interior.
Afterward, we will cross the lovely Chianti rolling hills, as we head to a homely Winery. Here, we will taste four fantastic wines, and sample balsamic vinegar, as well as “zero food miles” products. This noteworthy experience culminates in the heart of Tuscany with mouthwatering Tuscan flavors.
Kindly note: The order of the visits may be altered.
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130
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307
34
/ Person
Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
8 H
On this 8-hour tour, you will be accompanied by private multilingual drivers who will pick you up at the hotel and drop you afterwards. This tour is available on all days of the week, ... morebut it's discreet on weekdays. And we can always customize the trip.
On this trip, you have two offers to choose. You can opt for two wine tastings or go for one tasting with a visit to Siena or San Gimignano in the afternoon.
We will begin with a wine tasting at the famous Chianti's vineyards, which is mostly an ancient castle. You will take a complete trip to the cantinas, and the olive mill then taste both of their olive oil and wines.
The second option of the tip entails one wine tasting accompanied by a visit to Chianti village to either Siena or San Gimignano. Afterwards, go for lunch at a classic Tuscan restaurant to enjoy a 3-course meal and continue exploring the town in the afternoon.
For a tour to a goats' cheese factory and tasting an extra 25 euros is required.