Grand Tour: Two historical Wine Cellars, Cave, Castle and Italian Gardens

Tasting
Wine, Local Food, Cheese
Activity
Meet The Maker, Food Tour, Walking Tour
Included
Meal, Tour guide
Languages
English, Spanish, Italian
Theme
Outdoor
Romantic
Nature
Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
157
16
/ Person
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Activity Overview
Enjoy a visit, wine tasting and lunch with qualified staff in a prestigious tuscan Winery. After that you can visit the noble castle of Cusona and their historical cellars, normally closed to the public. A unique occasion if you visit Tuscany!
Enter in the unique world of wine with this special tour. You will have the chance to visit two historical wine cellars and a castle that normally is not open to public.
All the activities will take place near San Gimignano, in the heart of Tuscany, where traditions and wine production are kept alive from generations of wine lovers.

You will visit the vineyard and the old cellars of a famous winery and have a typical tuscan lunch there. During the lunch the qualified staff will teach you how to taste wine, offering a vertical tasting of their own products, and how to pair it with food.

After that you will access to the Castle of Cusona, whose origins date back to 994. After you pass the road with cypress at the very beginning of the entrance, you will see the iconic castle appearing and the amazing garden in front of it.

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.
 
Practical information
- Visit of the vineyards and winery of a prestigious winery.
- Typical tuscan lunch
- Wine tasting of fifteen genuine tuscan products and wine school
- Visit of the Castle of Cusona
- Grand Tour of the historical Cave of Cusona with Wine Tasting
- Visit of the Italian Gardens and walking tour surrounded by nature
 
Included
  • Visit of two wineries
  • Lunch with Wine Tasting
  • Visit of the historical cellars
  • Walking tour of the Italian Gardens
  • Wine Tasting
  • Visit of the noble Castle of Cusona
Not Included
  • Pick Up
  • Drop Off
Group-size:
20
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Duration
4 H
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  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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ITINERARY
You will depart from Rome at 7:50am approx on a 1h30m journey by fast speed train to Florence. Once in Florence come directly to our office in via nazionale 149R just 5mins walk from the train station where you will meet our guide who will take you to an exciting trip to Tuscany. The tour departs from Florence at 9:45 am.

First stop will be at a WINERY AND TUSCANY WINE TASTING SCHOOL where you will taste 4 different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico, Brunello of Montalcino, Super Tuscan wines, a 30 year-old balsamic vinegar and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here you will learn how to recognize the different flavours and develop your taste buds with a passionate wine producer. Don't worry this is not a real school where you have to take notes and be tested at the end so only fun is guaranteed.

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HIGHLIGHTS

The best tour to meet people of the same age

English speaking local guide for an authentic experience

Professional wine tasting lesson

9 different types of wines all in one day

Tuscan products

Extra Virgin olive oil and balsamic tasting

1h30m free time to discover San Gimignano

Fantastic views

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Duration:
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If you are short of time and you are only in Rome for a few days, this is the perfect tour that allows you to see as much as possible of Tuscany in only a day!

You will depart from Rome at 7:00am on a 1h30m journey by fast speed train to Florence. Once in Florence come directly to our office in via nazionale 149R just 5mins walk from the train station where you will meet our guide who will take you to an exciting trip to Tuscany.

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The walled town of MONTERIGGIONI will be one of our stops on the way to Siena just to give our passengers the possibility to be part of where the Gladiator was filmed and visit THE most preserved Medieval town in Tuscany.

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We'll also ride throughout the CHIANTI region with its charming scenic views and we will reach an authentic Tuscan WINERY surrounded by rolling hills, vines and olive groves for WINE AND OLIVE OIL TASTING.

HIGHLIGHTS

3 of the most famous medieval villages in Tuscany in only 1 day!

Siena, the city of the Palio horse race

San Gimignano, the city of the towers

Monteriggioni, the town of the Gladiator

Chianti, the wine land of Tuscany

Tasting the delicious Chianti wine

Our fun and informative local guide on board

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Jump on board of our minivan/bus and enjoy the ride from Florence towards the Chianti region learning information about the area from our tour leader.

Finally reach our headquarter located in the heart of Tuscany to start the tuk tuk ride on quiet and scenic roads through the rolling hills of the Chianti region where some of the most famous Tuscan wines are produdes and fall in love with the fields of vines, cypresses and Tuscan rural houses.

Along our itinerary we are going to visit the famous medieval town of San Gimignano and check out the tower filled skyline while eating the ice cream from a world-champion gelateria. Maps will be provided from your tour leader and tips about the best places to visit in the town.

We'll then visit a local winery to enjoy an authentic tuscan meal combined with a wine and olive oil tasting.

HIGHLIGHTS

Sit & relax on board of a convertible tuk tuk while driving through the windy Tuscan streets

Enjoy a yummy Tuscan meal

Discover the Tuscany countryside with its amazing scenery

Tour the cellars of a local winery and enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting

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