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The Essence of Tuscany - Chianti Classico, Montalcino and Montepulciano

The Essence of Tuscany - Chianti Classico, Montalcino and Montepulciano
The Essence of Tuscany - Chianti Classico, Montalcino and Montepulciano
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The Essence of Tuscany - Chianti Classico, Montalcino and Montepulciano by DagnyWalter
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Explore the heart of Tuscany on this day-long tour

11 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

  • Visit Greve, Castellina, Moltalcino, Monteriggioni and Val dOrcia
  • Taste A Variety of Tuscan Wines

Includes

  • Hotel Pick Up for Those Staying at Hotels in the Old Town
  • Transportation in a Luxury Minivan
  • English Speaking Driver-Guide
  • Guided wine and oil tasting of Chianti
  • Guided Lunch-Tasting of Montalcino, Brunello, Supertuscan Red Wines and Local Products
  • Tasting of the Nobile di Montepulciano Wine

  • Gratuities

Please Note

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes before the tour begins
  • A minimum of 4 passengers is required to conduct this tour
  • Maximum 8 passengers
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: there will be no penalty for cancellations of tour or service communicated in writing to Caf Tour & Travel up to 48 hours before departure time of the tour or service. Less than 48 hours before departure time of tour or service 100% of the total price will be due and no reimbursement will be granted. No reimbursement will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established; similarly, no reimbursement will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the tour.
  • The driver-guide leads the tour providing general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided visit inside a city centre, nor to provide historical and artistic

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Enter the heart of real Tuscany with its medieval villages of incomparable charm. Ancient farming traditions that produce wine, cheese, cold cuts and excellent meat are still used here lending to their world-wide reputation. The beauty of the landscape shows harmoniously how nature and man have lived together for centuries in an unbeatable balance. Travel through hilly stretches of old vineyards and olive groves, which characterize the splendid Chianti territory. Reach Greve where you will enjoy the charm of its historic square flanked by open galleries. Wander around the characteristic shops selling local handicrafts and traditional Chianti products.
Continue to Castellina, a characteristic ancient hamlet perched on a hill, where we will visit an evocative and historic cellar. Just outside the village, in one of the most famous vineyards of the area, you will be guided through a tasting of different Chianti area wines, extra virgin olive oil on Tuscan bread, vin santo with locally produced "cantuccini" and lavender honey.
Proceeding along a panoramic road, admire the picturesque village of Monteriggioni, a small medieval jewel still surrounded by its ancient walls. Further on is the unmistakable clay landscape of Crete Senesi, a hilly, desert territory that rouses unforgettable feelings. We will continue until reaching an area that contrasts completely the Crete territory. Immerse yourself in the green Val dOrcia, a UNESCO heritage site, whose harmonious landscape of hills is dotted with cypress, castles, churches, ancient villages of Etruscan origin and farms that accompany the route of the famous "Via Francigena." Here, at a historic farm, you will be served a guided lunch-tasting of the renowned Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello and Supertuscan wines as well as a large selection of local products from the territory. For dessert enjoy a delicious homemade fruit pie. All this is followed by a visit to the cellars and some leisure time to enjoy the nature.
Our next stop will be at the medieval village of Montalcino whose surrounding walls and towers make this imposing fourteenth century fortress the perfect place for beautiful views of Val d´Orcia. Moltalcino has also narrow streets with dozens of wineries and artisans´ shops selling local products. Our final stop will be only a short panoramic journey away to Montepulciano, a city enclosed by fortified walls perched on a hill 1,968 feet above sea level between Val d´Orcia and Val di Chiana. The town is renowned for its Noble wine obtained from the surrounding vineyards. Take a walk along the steep streets. Pass elegant squares as you admire splendid Renaissance buildings and churches. Visit one of the many wine-cellars of the old town to taste delicious wine.

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