Florence: Chianti Wineries Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

Experience the best of Tuscany on a full-day tour of the Chianti region from Florence. Visit two wineries in the heart of the Chianti hills and enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tasting. Learn about the history and production of Chianti wines and stroll through the vineyards and cellars of the wineries.

Depart from Florence in the morning and travel by air-conditioned minivan to the Chianti region. On the way, enjoy views of the rolling hills and picturesque villages. Upon arrival in the Chianti region, visit two wineries and learn about the production of the famous Chianti wines. Take a guided tour of the vineyards and cellars and learn about the history of the wineries.

After the tours, enjoy a delicious lunch made with local ingredients. Sample some of the best wines of the region and learn about the different types of Chianti wines. After lunch, head back to Florence and enjoy a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside.

At the end of the tour, you will have a better understanding of the Chianti region and its wines. You will also have the opportunity to purchase some of the wines you tasted during the tour. This is the perfect tour for wine lovers who want to experience the best of Tuscany.

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from the tour?

On this tour, you will visit beautiful Chianti wineries and taste their exquisite wines. You'll also enjoy a sumptuous food pairing that complements the wine perfectly.

How long does the tour last?

The tour typically lasts for about 8 hours, although this can vary.

What is included in the tour price?

The tour price includes transportation, winery visits, wine tastings, and food pairings. Some tours might also include a guide or sommelier.

Are there specific departure times?

Most tours begin in the morning to make the most of the day in the Chianti region. The exact time can vary depending on the tour operator.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Most tour operators can accommodate dietary restrictions with prior notice. It's best to check directly with the operator.

Do I need to bring anything?

Apart from comfortable clothing and footwear, everything else is typically provided by the tour operator.

Are the tours suitable for children?

While the wineries might be enjoyable for children to see, the wine tasting is not appropriate for underaged guests.

Do I need to be a wine expert to enjoy the tour?

No, the tour is designed to be enjoyed by anyone, whether a wine novice or an experienced connoisseur.

How many wineries will we visit?

The number can vary, but typically two to three wineries are visited during the tour.

Can I purchase wine during the tour?

Absolutely! Most wineries will be happy to sell you their wines, often at a discounted price.

What happens in bad weather?

Tours are usually still operational in poor weather, but check with your tour operator for their specific policy.

What is the cancellation policy?

Each tour operator has their cancellation policy. It's recommended to check this before booking.

When is the best time of year to go?

Chianti is beautiful year-round, but spring and autumn are especially scenic with a more temperate climate.

Is there a limit to how much wine I can taste?

Generally, you may taste as many wines as are presented during the tasting sessions. Overindulgence is advised against for a pleasant experience.

Do tours include visits to other sites in Chianti?

Some tours might incorporate visits to local villages, olive groves, or other points of interest. Check with the operator for specifics.

What type of vehicle is used for transportation?

Operators typically use comfortable and modern vehicles, like minibuses or coaches, sometimes even vintage cars for a unique experience.

Can I take a private tour?

Many operators offer the option of private tours, but this can have a different price point.

Do tours run during the week or only on weekends?

Most operators run tours throughout the week. The availability might depend on the season and day.

Are meals provided during the tour?

Typically, most tours include a meal paired with the wine tasting. This normally takes place at one or more of the wineries visited.

How many people are typically on the tour?

The group size can vary, but operators usually try to maintain small groups to provide a more personal experience.