Wine Lovers Vip Tour

Chianti – San Gimignano – Montepulciano – Pienza – Montalcino – Volterra – Bolgheri – Vinci

DURATION: 5 days
DEPARTURES: All year on: Monday ,Tuesday , Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Day 1:
Arrival transfer from Florence airport/railway station to the hotel.
Day 2: Radda in Chianti – Chianti – San Gimignano
Departure to the Chianti area, the land of one of the best wines in the world of Chianti Classico.  Here, along the “Chiantigiana”, the famous wine route, the hills of vineyards and olive groves are perfect hosts of the trip as the tiny villages in Chianti additional ones for their name, as the nice villages of Radda in Chianti or Castellina in Chianti. After this, we drive to a family managed farmhouse for a guided tour of its cellars and vineyards, followed by a typical lunch and tasting of local wines. Proceed further in the direction of San Gimignano rises on a beautiful Senese hill 334 meters above the sea level and, its towers, which make the town “unique” in the world, dominates the surrounded Valley. Here visit a local winery for a superb wine tasting of Vernaccia, unique white wine in this area known just for its reds.
Departure to hotel.
Day 3 : Montepulciano – Pienza – Montalcino
Departure to Montepulciano, a former Roman Settlement, risen on “Mons Politianus” Owen its present appearance not just to the middle ages but also to the Renaissance, as we see from numerous churches and palaces built by Antonio da Sangallo and by Michelozzo. Free time to visit the historical center and enjoy a fantastic wine tasting of the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano in a local winery. Then proceed to Pienza, famous for its Pecorino cheese but it has been the first renaissance town in Europe, a model of perfect illuminate architecture for Florence, Paris etc.…..
Art lovers, however, will associate this small south Tuscan town with Enea Silvio Piccolomini, later Pope Pius II, who asked Bernardo Rossellino to transform his birthplace into an ideal city of the Renaissance. Enjoy here a tasting lunch of pecorino cheese and local products. The last stage is a producer of Brunello wine, where you can enjoy the world-famous wines and working methods.  Following by free time to visit the fourteenth-century fortress, to discover the “secrets” of the village and come back with one of the most beautiful scenery that this land can offer.
Departure to hotel.
Day 4: Volterra – Bolgheri – Vinci (Montalbano)
Start a full day excursion with the visit of Volterra, capital of the Etruscan culture, the reminiscent old town famous for its mining of Alabaster, the medieval Cathedral and the beautiful Palazzo dei Priori. Without forget a visit to an artisan laboratory to see best masters of alabaster stone at work. Departure to Bolgheri, home land of the famous composer Giosue’ Carducci. This area is worldwide famous for the high quality of its wines such as Sassicaia, Ornellaia and red of Bolgheri. Here, we drive to a fantastic farmhouse for a guided tour of its cellars and vineyards, followed by an amazing tasting of local wines. After this, we drive to a family managed farmhouse for a guided tour of its cellars and vineyards, followed by a typical lunch and tasting of local wines. Then departure to Vinci, land of the Genius, Leonardo Da Vinci, where we have a pleasant break in a famous manufacturer of extra virgin olive oil where we can see the methods of processing high quality oil and taste the oil with small samples of oil-based local production.
Departure to hotel.
Day 5
Departure transfer airport/railway station.

End of services.
INCLUSIONS:
– Deluxe vehicle accordingly to the numbers of participants
– Assistance during the tour, on minivan, English speaking driver (is not guide), up to 8 on bus tour leader
– 3 typical lunches in farmhouses
– 5 Wine tasting (Nobile, Brunello, Chianti, Vernaccia and Bolgheri)
– 1 Extra virgin olive oil tasting
Note: Other pick up location are available on request with a surcharge
Note: On request available private transfer from all over in Italy with a surcharge

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