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
$
67
66
/ Person
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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
$
67
66
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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$
157
88
/ Person
Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
7 H
A DAY TRIP TO TUSCANY FROM ROME WITH 2 WINERIES, AMAZING SCENERY AND THE VISIT TO SAN GIMIGNANO ALL IN 1 DAY! Join our fun day trip to the Chianti countryside to meet other travellers ... moreof the same age and to discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine.

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.

The second stop will be at a second LOCAL WINERY located in a stunning area well known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The wine makers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations. At the winery you will enjoy 3 wines; the famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè wine and a Chianti colli senesi D.O.C.G. You will also have the opportunity to buy the local products and wine at a great price to bring back home or ship to friends and family.

In the afternoon you will be free to visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets shopping in the local stores of the most beautiful medieval town of Tuscany, 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.

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

Fun, fun , fun
$
157
88
/ Person
Siena, Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
12 H
A DAY TRIP FROM ROME TO VISIT THE BEST OF THE TUSCANY REGION Spend a day exploring the best Medieval Tuscan cities; Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and tour the windy roads of ... morethe Chianti wine region in the comfort of a minivan including wine tasting in a local winery.

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.

The tour departs from Florence at 9:00am on a 8 seat van. During the day we'll visit the historic city of SIENA where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the cathedral and the old palace in Piazza del Campo, the venue of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year in July and August. After an orientation walk with your guide you will be left free to explore the town, sit in one of the many cafes to relax or discover the hidden streets of this magical town.

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.

We will then continue towards SAN GIMIGNANO, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous walled medieval hill town in Tuscany also renown as the " Manhattan of Tuscany " due to the many towers. On the way to the village our guide will give you maps and tips about the best places to visit and you will have free time to wander through the narrow and characteristic streets and check out the local shops selling the Tuscan delicacies. Don't forget that San Gimignano is also the place where the word champion gelato maker is based... so make sure to have some cash with you to spoil yourself.

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

Small groups
$
89
09
/ Person
Radda In Chianti, Toscana, Italy
Duration:
4,5 H
NO MORE QUEUES, JUST VINES AND VIEWS - 2 WINERIES AND LOTS OF FUN! ENJOY THIS HALF DAY TOUR TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE AND THE FAMOUS CHIANTI CLASSICO WINE WITH OUR ... moreTEAM IN A SMALL GROUP. IF YOU CAN HANDLE WINE AND TERRIFIC VIEWS, THIS IS THE PERFECT TOUR FOR YOU!

Get ready for a RELAXING HALF DAY TOUR to discover the Chianti Classico wine region at a GREAT PRICE in the comfort of a 8 seat minivan.

Travel just less than a hour outside of Florence towards our first stop, a winery set inside an HISTORIC CASTLE in the heart of the Chianti region surrounded by cypresses, olive trees and vineyards. After a guided tour through the old cellars learning about the wine making production you will finally taste their delicious and famous wines. During the wine tasting you will also try the renowned black rooster CHIANTI CLASSICO WINE and the extra virgin olive oil on YUMMY bruschette.

After a short ride we will reach our second winery, a LOCAL FAMILY RUN FARM to find out that small wine producers can make amazing wine too.

An AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE where you will learn how the grapes and olives are picked by hand and you will taste the result of the hard work of the wine loving farmers. During the day you will taste 6 up to 8 different types of wine, balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oils.

HIGHLIGHTS

A perfect morning to discover the Tuscan countryside

Terrific scenery of the Chianti Classico wine region

Perfect tour for wine lovers

2 wineries

Visit the cellars of an historic 13th century castle

Taste local and hand made products from a local and family run winery

Sample several types of wine including the Chianti Classico

Meet other travellers and backpackers of the same age

Small groups

Our Italy on a Budget passionate crew