San Gimignano Visit & Wine Tasting in Chianti Region - Italy

Tasting
Wine, Olive Oil, Local Food
Activity
Walking Tour
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English, Italian
Theme
Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
69
54
/ Person
Greta W
Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
several hours
Activity Overview
Visit the town of San Gimignano and immerse yourself in the art and architecture on a half day tour of San Gimignano and the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy a wine tasting in the Chianti region. 

Northwest of Siena, on the hills of Val d'Elsa, stands the medieval town of San Gimignano.
Defined as the town "with a hundred towers", owing to the presence of these impressive buildings symbolizing power and wealth, till the thirteenth century the town counted seventy-two towers, fourteen of them are still standing today.

Due to the development of trade on the Via Francigena, crossed by thousands of pilgrims in the Middle Ages on their way to Rome, San Gimignano interweaved with the secrets of the local wine and gastronomy in a potpourri of fragrances and tastes, that our expert tour leaders will give you the opportunity of testing, in a unique tour. This incomparable experience will give you the possibility to appreciate the particular beauty of Santa Fina pottery and local handicrafts. You will also have the opportunity to discover the history of the only Tuscan white wine recognized as D.O.C.G., the famous Vernaccia, that you will taste in one of the most renowned of the San Gimignano area, with a vast selection of other typical wines and products.
 
Included
  • Pick-up service
  • Travel by minivan with air conditioning for a maximum of 8 people
  • Expert multilingual escorts
  • Wine, oil and balsamic vinegar tasting
  • Snack with sliced cold meat and typical salami
  • Drop off service
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
69
54
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, until Nov 1, 20188:30 AM
Duration
5 H
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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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$
133
30
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$
312
97
/ 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.
$
75
34
/ Person
Siena, Toscana, Italy
Duration:
3 H
The tour with “Vine, Wine and Life” is an excursion that begins with pruning of the vines followed by the ceremony of wine tasting. You will also learn the growing of the classic vines ... moreon our terroir, study our wines and the procedures of making quality wines.

All the chapters will be discussed in-depth at the vineyards in a simple way to easily understand even the most complex concepts.

After our guided tour, you will be led to a sensational wine tasting to comprehend and break down the composition of our wines. The tour will conclude with a traditional light meal with garden-fresh seasonal produce.

Visit the Vineyards: From pruning to harvesting
At the vineyards, you will be taught the farming of organic grapes including the physiology, genetics, ecosystem, trimming, handling of the soil and harvesting.

Visit the Cellar: From crushing of grapes to maturation of wine
In the cellar will learn the basics of making quality wine. We will analyze the chemical, physical, and microbiological facts of our wines on each step of the process from grapes to wine. These steps include; stemming, crushing, alcoholic fermentation, maceration, malolactic fermentation, racking off, refinement and bottling.

Sensorial Tasting: From bottle to emotion
In the well-equipped tasting room will taste four of our typical organic wines. Here will understand the sensorial notes through our nose, eyes and taste.

Light-Lunch: Combining Food and Wine
Finally, will indulge in a light meal matched with excellent wine and our organic extra-virgin olive oil.
$
120
55
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$
178
50
/ Person
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
6 H
Spend the day among the breathtaking rolling hills of Chianti and Crete Senesi tasting wine and enjoying a Thermal Wellness Spa.... more

You'll spend your afternoon in the Chianti area, a land of ancient winemaking traditions which produces a wine known around the world, with a special guided visit to a local wine cellar, with a wine tasting of Chianti Classico and sampling of new extra virgin olive oil. 

Along the way between the charming undulating and unforgiving territory of the Crete Senesi and the rolling hills of Chianti, you will reach the spa complex at Rapolano Terme, immersed in the landscape of the south of the province of Siena.

Go for a swim in the thermal pool where you can enjoy the soothing warmth of the water and rejuvenating spa, be pampered in the charming atmosphere of the vapors thermal bath that will give vitality and harmony to your body.