Join this fun day-trip to the Chianti countryside, and discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine. The first stop will be at a wine tasting school where you will taste 4 different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. and a Super Tuscan wine, a 30 year-old balsamic vinegar, and the delicious truffle extra virgin olive oil. Here you will learn how to recognize the different flavors and develop your taste buds together with a wine passionate producer. The second stop will be at a local winery located in a stunning area well-known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine and facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The winemakers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations. At the winery you will have the opportunity to buy the local products and wine at a convenient cost to bring back home or to ship to friends and family. In the afternoon you will be free to visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets of San Gimignano. Shop 'til you drop, and enjoy gelato from the world-champion ice-cream making gelateria. Departure from San Gimignano is at 15:45. Estimated travel time is an hour an ten minutes. You'll arrive back in Florence at about 17:00.
In front of the local tour operator's office located in Via Nazionale 149, opposite Hotel Galileo at 9:40 AM.open in google maps ->
Note: If you are spending the night in Siena, ask your guide to be dropped off in San Gimignano so you don't have to come all the way back to Florence. From San Gimignano you can take a local bus to Siena. The pick-up point and drop off point is next the train station, so if you are checking out the same day of the tour, feel free to bring your bags and luggage with you. We will store them underneath the bus so that you will be ready to leave for your next destination when returning to Florence. Please note, in summer the maximum number of participants in 60. People older than 35 but younger than 50 are always welcome as long as they are young in heart and have no walking disabilities and are happy to be with younger people. The tour operator has a general audience of college students, backpackers, solo travelers, etc. The tour is more fast-paced, budget-minded and includes activities for travellers to meet and connect with other passengers.
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