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
$
67
39
/ Person
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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
$
67
39
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday2:00 PM
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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The highlight becomes the descent, from the imposing staircase to reach the long underground cellars, still today as a thousand years ago, kept in its original appearance, with the twilight light and the natural temperature to keep the wine in aging in hundreds of barrels.

Here begins the tasting of the prestigious wines followed by the explanation from the production to the bottle while observing and touching the history of the Princes and aristocrats who lived and live in the Castle.

The general silence before so much beauty and goodness of these great wines, focus on this unique opportunity to taste wines presented in such an incredible environment.
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