Tuscan Wine Custom Tour

Independent Tour, Customized to Your Dates

Montalcino, Chianti Wine Region, Montepulciano, Burnello, Vernaccia di San Gimignano

8 Days / 7 Nights
Tour Language: English

Tour Features

Enjoy the distinctive flavors of Tuscan Wines: Brunello di Montalcino, Carmignano, Chianti, Chianti Classico, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. These are six classic wines of Tuscany all with D.O.C.G certification (the highest given to Italian wines). Each day of your Wine Tour, you will travel to one of these wine regions to visit wineries using their unique grape varieties. You will be able to indulge and appreciate these fine wines in the places where the grapes are grown and where the wines are produced. To make this trip complete, enjoy sampling Olive Oil and eating rustic Tuscan fare along with your own private and authentic cooking lesson to compliment your tour. Your accommodation will be a beautiful room in an agriturismo (renovated farmhouse) overlooking nearby fields. Agritourisms are working farms and usually grow grapes and olives & when in season you can witness the wine and olive harvest. This tour is second to none and you will surely treasure the memories of your Tuscan countryside experience.

2018 Tour Price

  • 3 Star Accommodation (Double Occupancy) & economy car:€1,966 per person
  • 4 Star Accommodation (Double Occupancy) & intermediate car:€2,710 per person

Current Exchange Rates

Ciao Tours will guarantee the exchange rate at the time of full payment or 45 days prior to departure.

Accommodations

  • 7 Nights Lodging in a Unique Agritourism in the Chianti Region

Customize

  • Customize any option for just $50 (per person, per change)

What's Included

  • 8 Day Car Rental with Standard Transmission
  • Private Guided Tour of Siena
  • Wine Tasting of 3 Tuscan DOCG Wines with Olive Oil Tasting
  • Romantic Dinner for Two at Castello di Brolio
  • 5 Hour Authentic Ciao Cooking Lesson in Private Home
  • Several Different Wine & Olive Oil Tastings
  • Self Guided Tours of Tuscany
  • General Driving Instructions Including Maps
  • Includes All Taxes
  • Assistance from a Ciao Tours Italian Representative

What's Not Included

Air flights, travel insurance, tips, and anything not specifically mentioned in “What’s Included”.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Carmignano, Vinci & Greve
  • Arrive at “Amerigo Vespucci” Airport– Firenze (FLR) and pick up 8 Day Standard Transmission Car
  • Private Wine Tour & Tasting in the Wine Region of Carmignano
  • Touring Vinci at Leisure
  • Arrive in Italy’s Chianti Wine Region
  • Rolling countryside and Medieval Towns
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum

No Meals Included On Day 1

Day 2 - Castelnuovo Berardenga
  • Sommelier Lesson in the Morning
  • Romantic Dinner for 2 at Castello Brolio
  • Remains of a Sienese Castle from 1366
  • The Prepositura Church with Madonna with Child (1426) by Giovanni di Paolo

Meals Included: Buffet breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Montepulciano & Pienza
  • Wine tasting and tour in Montepulciano – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
  • Tour Pienza at Leisure
  • Montepulciano (Piazza Grande, Renaissance Duomo ,Vino Nobile D.O.C.G. Wine with Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes, 14th c Palazzo Comunale in Florentine style)
  • Pienza (Corso Rossellino, Pecorino – sheep cheese, Ancient home of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Pope Pius II)

Meal Included: Buffet breakfast

Day 4 - San Gimignano
  • Private Wine Tasting near San Gimignano of Vernaccia Wines
  • Tour San Gimignano at Leisure
  • San Gimignano – Palazzo del Popolo, Torre Grossa, Piazza del Duomo with the Romanesque Collegiata, Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta

Meal Included: Buffet breakfast

Day 5 - Greve in Chianti
  • Authentic Italian Cooking Lesson in Private Home
  • Food pairing with the wines of Chianti
  • Touring an authentic Chianti Classico Vineyard

Meal Included: Buffet breakfast

Day 6 - Villa Banfi Winery and Montalcino
  • Wine Tasting of the rich Brunello wines
  • Historical Visit to the Abbazzia at St. Antimus

Meal Included: Buffet breakfast

Day 7 - Siena
  • 3-hour Private Walking Tour of Siena plus Olive Oil and Wine Tasting
  • Tasting at a unique Enoteca
  • Location of the Palio- Siena’s famous horse race
  • Piazza del Campo, Piazza del Duomo and the Basilica
  • Museum of Santa Maria della Scala
  • Palazzo Comunale

Meal Included: Buffet breakfast

Day 8 - Florence

Drive to “Amerigo Vespucci” Airport– Firenze (FLR) to return rental car & conclusion of tour.

Meal Included: Buffet breakfast