Castle Tour & Chianti Wine Tasting in Siena, Italy

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Meet The Maker, Tour
Languages
English, Italian
Theme
Countryside
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
69
49
/ Person
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Response rate: 
75%
Response time:
several hours
Activity Overview
The beautiful ruby-red color and the characteristic bouquet with scents of violet are the special features that reveal the identity of one of the most famous wines in the world: Chianti. A Chianti wine results from the wise blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and originates from the picturesque hilly area from which it draws its name. 

Our expert and witty tour guides will lead you to through the gorgeous and breathtaking landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries, showing you a harmony of colors that can only be found in the hills of this Italian region.

During your tour, you will visit ancient churches, medieval castles and small villages where the rhythm of life remains unaltered over time. The sounds, scents, and flavors of this tour will steal your heart and tickle your senses!
 
Practical information
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.
 
Included
  • Shuttle service from your accommodation and back.
  • Private minivan with all comforts for a maximum of 8 people
  • Expert bilingual escort (Italian-English)
  • Tour of the most typical villages, abbeys and castles
  • Wine tasting at two renowned wineries in the Chianti area reviewed on the best specialised magazines, such as Wine Spectator and Decanter. During each visit, you will have the opportunity to follow a detailed description of the different steps required for the production of wine: your journey through taste will start from the vineyard, with illustrations of the growth and development of the vines and will lead to the cellar, where the product undergoes processing, fermentation and bottling.
  • Tasting of bruschette and typical Tuscan cold cuts and cheese.
  • Possibility of buying wine at favourable prices at the wineries visited during the tour (shipped almost everywhere in the world).
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
69
49
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday2:00 PM
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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Overall Experience
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$
28
95
/ Person
Siena, Toscana, Italy
Duration:
1 H
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.
$
56
75
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$
62
54
/ Person
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
11 H
 (1)
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.
$
133
19
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$
312
71
/ 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.