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Chianti Wine and Food Safari


Description

A unique day trip from Florence, we will eat and drink our way through Chianti, renowned not only for its wonderful red wines, fresh local produce and traditional cuisine, but also for some of the best landscapes in the country. We will enjoy wine tasting and wonderful food stops along the way. This tour is a must for wine connoisseurs and novices alike and make sure to bring a good appetite with you!

Hightlights

  • Transport in a customized 4WD vehicle for a fun drive through scenic, unmarked back roads
  • Full-day Chianti wine tour, including a delicious Tuscan lunch & several food tastings
  • Visit the famous Chianti Classico wine region with an expert guide
  • Tour two wine estates and visit the enchanting garden of an historic villa
  • Discuss food and wine during lunch (included) at a traditional Tuscan restaurant offering breathtaking panoramic views
  • Free-time in one of Tuscany's most picturesque towns

What you can expect

With your expert guide, enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the region and its wines while touring two of the region's best wine estates. As you sample the winery’s signature wines, you’ll receive tips about the art of wine tasting and pairing wine with food.

Our first stop of the day is at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here we taste three wines paired with cheese and two olive oils but first, there’s a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olive mill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa.

Now buckle-up and get ready for some off-roading through ancient woodland and rolling hills, outlined with cypress trees and dotted with rustic farms and churches, to make our way to a typical Tuscan restaurant with stunning views. Here is where we will really get your taste buds tingling with delicious food and wine. You will not want to leave!

Next we will stop in Greve, a picturesque town in Chianti where you can enjoy a little free time to wind down and get a coffee, shop or just soak in the unique Italian culture of this idyllic place. Here you will also buy a selection of typical Salumi (cured meats) from one of Italy’s most famous butchers which you will enjoy later at the second winery.

Finally we go deeper into the Chianti hills and enjoy more incredible countryside on our way to a Chianti Classico vineyard. As a contrast to the established winery of the morning, this one is smaller and less known though does have two award winning wines which you will taste as you find out how ancient tradition and innovation have been combined to create them. As the last stop you will relax and enjoy the special light at this time of day, adding to the unforgettable memories you will have created so far. The perfect way to end the perfect day!



Prices

  • Adult 150
  • Youth 145
  • Group fares get an extra 5 off per person if you are in a group of six or more adults/youths

What includes

  • Transport by 4WD customized, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Expert tour leader with you all day
  • Taste 9 different wines
  • Extra virgin olive oil tasting
  • Sheep cheeses and Salumi (cured meats) tasting
  • Traditional Tuscan lunch

Things to note

  • We regret that vegetarian or other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for