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Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence

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Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence
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Overview

Get a true taste of Italy's famous Chianti region on this full-day wine and food tour departing from Florence. Led by a guide, travel through the Tuscan hills by a 4x4 off-road vehicle, stopping to visit a wine estate and historic villa, and a cellar specializing in bottles of Chianti Classico. Sample the finest specialties at each stop, and save room for a 3-course meal in the Chianti countryside before making the return trip to Florence.
  • Full-day Chianti food and wine tour from Florence with 4x4 minibus transport
  • Enjoy an off-road adventure through the Tuscan countryside
  • Traditional Tuscan Lunch at a winery restaurant with stunning views
  • Tour a historic wine estate and enjoy a wine, extra-virgin olive oil, and cheese tasting
  • Finish with a visit to a second winery and sample the renowned Chianti Classico wine

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour follows an off-road route in a 4x4 vehicle to showcase parts of Chianti many visitors miss.
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Transport by air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
Professional guide
9 samples of wine
2 samples of olive oil
Food tastings
Lunch
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Piazza dei Cavalleggeri , Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide in central Florence and hop aboard an air-conditioned, 4x4 minibus. Watch the city streets transform into the rolling hillside of Chianti, lined with vineyards and olive groves.

Your first stop of the day is at a winery belonging to one of the most prominent Italian families. Taste wines paired with cured meats and olive oils, and enjoy a guided tour of the historic wine cellars. Travel to the olive mill through the villa's underground tunnels, as well as to the garden.

Afterward, head to a Tuscan winery restaurant and settle in for a 3-course meal, including regional specialties such as different types of fresh pasta and glasses of fine Chianti wine. (See the Itinerary for a sample menu).

The adventure continues as we continue our drive through the incredible countryside on our way to our final stop of the day.

Here you will take a tour of the impressive villa and walk around the stunning grounds, soaking in the unique beauty and views, whilst learning more about wine before you sit for the final tasting of three wines paired with cheese. The perfect end to a truly unforgettable day.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale
Check-in and departure point
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Villa le Corti
Our first stop of the day is at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here we taste three wines paired with cured meats and two olive oils but first, there’s a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olive mill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Località Rignana
Now buckle-up and get ready for some off-roading through ancient woodland and rolling hills, outlined with cypress trees and dotted with rustic farms and churches, to make our way to a typical Tuscan winery restaurant with stunning views. Here is where we will really get your taste buds tingling with delicious food and wine. You will not want to leave!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Poggio Torselli
We go deeper into the Chianti hills and enjoy more incredible countryside on our way to a Chianti Classico vineyard. As a contrast to the established winery of the morning, this one is smaller and less known though does have two award winning wines which you will taste as you find out how ancient tradition and innovation have been combined to create them.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option are not available and other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for
  • Minimum age is 18 years old
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walkabout Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence.

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  • "A tip is to always wear shoes appropriate for walking outside of vineyards and prepare in case you have rain on the trip." See review
  • "This is a long day at 10 hrs but is worth every penny and every minute." See review

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star-5
One of my favorite guided tours, ever!
Blake_Q
, Jun 2022
While I am often skeptical of touristy things like this, I could not have been happier with my experience on the Chianti Safari. Lavi is an experienced tour guide and a certified sommelier. She answered any random questions we had and was actually able to teach me a lot about wine in such a short time. The wineries we visited were all beautiful and had delicious wine. Never felt pressured into buying anything like you often do when you go on tours like this. It was late June and 95 degrees Fahrenheit outside, but the bus was well air conditioned, and never felt like I was too hot when we were at the wineries. We were on our honeymoon, and there was a good mix of couples, families, and friends along on the tour with us. It was a fantastic time to meet some other people while travelling and even made some great friends on the trip. So if you are skeptical about taking this tour, I would highly recommend doing it.
star-5
Best day in Tuscany
Heather_H
, Jun 2022
Amazing from start to finish. The is THE Tuscany Wine Tour to taken we took another Tuscany Wine Tour with a different provider, and it didn’t even come close! Lavinia is not only a historian and lover of wine, she is a master sommelier as well. We were delighted to spend our day with her! She is an expert and such a lovely person too. Definitely stop searching and book this!
star-4
Three beautiful vineyards
Josh_T
, Jun 2022
Great tour by Gloria - visited three beautiful vineyards. The bus ride was very comfortable with our driver as Roberto. The only downside was that it a brutally hot day, which made the outdoor lunch tough. Other than that, was a very enjoyable experience I would recommend
star-4
The lunch outside was...
Kelly_J
, Jun 2022
The lunch outside was great and Gloria was very nice. It was a long first stretch to drinks/food at the first winery but the background was informative
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Yummy, informative, adventurous
Kenzie_H
, Jun 2022
Gloria was amazing! She gave great knowledge and was a blast. It was 104 degrees outside which made it hard but rolled with the punches. It was a blast.
star-5
A fabulous Wine Tasting Excursion.
Michelle_K
, Jun 2022
Our guide Alex was fabulous. He was knowledgeable and friendly. We toured three different wineries and enjoyed the wine and food provided. It was a great group of people and enjoyed meeting everyone. One of our favorite tours.
star-5
Wonderful Experience
Leah_H
, Jun 2022
An excellent day trip from Florence. We learned a great deal, met awesome people, and tried many wonderful wines. We highly recommend this tour, especially with Alex as the guide!
star-5
Looking for a wine tour? Stop looking and book this one! Best tour I've ever been on!
Kimberly_A
, Jun 2022
If you are looking for a wine tour in Tuscany, stop looking and book this one immediately! This was an amazing experience and the best excursion/tour we took during our Italy and Mediterranean cruisecation! Alex, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and fun and our fellow safari passengers were friends by the end of the day! Even my husband, who doesn't drink alcohol, really enjoyed this safari! We visited 3 wineries and learned a great deal about the vineyards and how the grapes and olives are grown, harvested, and the process of making both wine and olive oil. We tasted 9 wines and two olive oils and they were all amazing. Each vineyard was different, as were the wines, but they were all beautiful and delicious! it was the perfect balance of food, wine, and information, infused with humor and fun! We had a specatcular lunch at the second winery overlooking a stunning vineyard vista, family style that included crostini, ravioli, and tagliatele. If you let the guide know about any food allergies or preferences at the beginning they will do their best to accommodate. I prefer vegetarian dishes and they were also able to provide soda for my husband instead of wine. We only had one day to visit Tuscany and a Tuscany wine tour has long been on my bucket list. This tour was a dream come true with not one, but 3 wineries, a great designated driver, and it was made even better by our guide, Alex. Seriously, if you like wine, beautiful scenery, and authentic Italian food, this has it all! Best tour I've ever taken, anywhere! You will love it! It's great for couples and friends and families with adult children!
star-5
An incredible afternoon with an amazing guide!
Peter_B
, Jun 2022
This was hands down one of the best experiences we had in Florence! From the very beginning everything was exceptional. The wine, of course, was terrific, and they provide you with extremely generous portions during the entire tour. Getting the opportunity to explore the grounds and learn about both the history and process of the wine is really interesting. The vineyards themselves are all very picturesque, and it was really fun to experience the Chianti Classico that multiple different vineyards had to offer. No two vineyards provided the same experience. The olive oil tasting was unbelievable, and I can promise you'll never taste it the same way again. Lunch was absolutely incredible, and the stunning view you have while eating is just the cherry on top. The absolute highlight of the day, however, was the our guide Alex. From the very beginning he was incredible - a perfect blend of humor, intelligence, and charm that made the entire experience unforgettable. His knowledge about wine and the region is second to none, and it was his terrific humor and genuine conversation throughout the day that solidified this experience as our favorite part of Florence. He's the best in the business, and getting to know him is worth the price of admission alone.
star-5
A Great Time!
Mark_G
, Jun 2022
We had a party of 4 and all of us had a great time. Alex was a great host and made the whole trip worthwhile.
star-5
A must do!
Dorie_H
, Jun 2022
Great tour guide- Alex was so knowledgeable and fun! Lucked out with a great group of people on the tour too!
star-5
A must do!
Nicole_M
, Jun 2022
Lavi was amazing. This whole experience is a must. Lavi is a wine expert and my husband and I learned so much from her. This was such a wonderful way of seeing the countryside and experiencing the Tuscany region!
star-5
Our tour guide Lavenia...
Kate_D
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Lavenia was very knowledgeable and fun! It was one of the best days I have spent in Tuscany. The food and wine were amazing! I highly recommend this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Wine, Great Food, Great Fun!
Richard_N
, Jun 2022
This has been the highlight of our trip to Italy so far. We visited three wineries with lunch at the second and the food and wine were all outstanding. Our guide, Lavinia (Lavi), was super knowledgeable about Chianti Classico (and all other Italian wine producing regions) and made the day educational as well as fun. The funky green Mercedes “bus” was comfortable if a bit bouncy over some of the country roads, but after the first tasting I don’t think anybody cared. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves wines from Tuscany and wants a fun filled day exploring them and the beautiful area where they are produced.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highlight of our trip
Robert_D
, Jun 2022
From the moment we met our guide Alex, we knew it was going to be a great day. He was warm, welcoming and shared his knowledge of wine and the region with us. We visited three villa wineries each more spectacular than the other. The highlight was Rignana where we sipped rose in a private pavilion overlooking Tuscany. The lunch was amazingly delicious. The pace of this experience was very relaxed allowing us plenty of time at each location to wonder the property. It is a 'must do' experience.
star-5
Best unique fun experience!
IVONNE_N
, Jun 2022
So much fun! Beautiful views! Wow! We loved this tour. All tastings were amazing and at the most beautiful places. Lavi was an amazing host and tour guide. Her knowledge of the region and of wine was exceptional. The truck/van/bus was super comfortable. Lunch was delicious and we got plenty of time at each place to hang out or visit the grounds. Very worth it.
star-5
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! this...
Caitlyn_M
, Jun 2022
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! this was my second time doing this wine and food tour and it was just as great as the first time. highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Delicious!
Karen_D
, Jun 2022
One of my favorite excursions in Italy! The wines, cheeses and meals on this tour were just amazing! So delicious and we had a great tour guide! Would recommend!
star-5
Great guide and excellent...
Joseph_F
, Jun 2022
Great guide and excellent wine with a fun group of people. I am planning another trip and will do this tour again.
star-5
Unique wineries with a great guide!
Dean_C
, Jun 2022
This was an excellent tour and very well organized. Lavi was our guide and she did a great job and made this a really fun day. We particularly liked the unique places she curated for us and her wine expertise. The tour vehicle was comfortable. All seats were taken but it still felt spacious and I was not cramped at all. Can’t recommend this tour enough!!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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