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
$
156
95
/ 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
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  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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