In line with my policy of no hidden surprises, I must point out that today's winery visit & tasting is far from private, and frankly commercial. However, I've decided to include the venue, because it's just unbeatable value for money. In fact we taste nine of Tuscany's most renowned wines while savoring a great Tuscan meal. The pairing of the wine and food is perfect, and a similar experience in a wine bar or restaurant would cost many times the price. If you're considering sending wine home, it's a great occasion to try a wide variety of Tuscan wines in a single sitting.
Please Note: I wish you to know I don't receive commission on wine sales; a purchase is not mandatory or implied. Obviously the winery offers the experience with a view to sales, but your decisions will not be questioned.
09:30am - We start our Tuscan wine tour and head for San Gimignano, a medieval town in a truly wonderful state of preservation and perhaps the most charming and picturesque of all Tuscan hill towns. We start our with a free tour (about an hour and a half) with a walk up the main street which leads to the town piazza, with its wonderfully preserved medieval stone buildings. The town has an atmosphere all of its own which you are sure to enjoy. You may like to visit the museum which takes you up the highest tower which has been restored to its original state.
Late morning we arrive at the winery for brunch, and our tasting of the most quoted Tuscany wines, including Super Tuscan, Brunello, Nobile and Chianti Reserve. Every wine will be presented by the sommelier, then served with an accompanying dish. The portions are generous, and it's advisable to take time to sample nine wines. For this reason we'll we'll spend about two hours at the winery.
We continue our Tuscan tour as we move on to Siena, considered the second most beautiful town in Tuscany, with its red brick buildings, stupendous cathedral and of course, the world famous Piazza del Campo square. Siena is exceptional not only for its enchanting Gothic atmosphere, but also because it's a living city, were the town's folk of today go about their daily activities. This gives the visitor an insight into a contemporary Italian town, but with a change of clothing, you could easily believe to be living in the 16th century. We have free time i Siena of about an hour and a half.
Our Tuscan tour is completed and we leave Siena at about 04:30, returning to our accommodation
05:30. Return at hotel.
Tour duration: approx eight hours door to door.
2017 no extras required or will be asked price list
Tour fee for private party of 2 to 3 €480
Tour fee for private party of 4 to 7 €672
Only available as private tour.
Brunch & wine tasting plus + €30 per person
Lunch only for non drinkers + €18
Quoted prices include:
* Pick up/drop off directly from your accommodation
* Free time of one and a half hours in Siena.
* Free time of one and a half hours in San Gimignano.
* Wine tasting of nine wines and Tuscan lunch.
* Recent model minivan with AC.
* My personal assistance throughout the day.
Please note: by Italian law, driver guides are not allowed to accompany clients or do historical guiding of monuments & city sights. Therefore city/town visits are done in free time. I will remain on call and close at hand should you have any needs.