Florence Church: see the Heart of Florence and Enjoy a Wine Tasting in the Tuscan Countryside
Duration 7h : 45m
20 participants maximum
• 90-minutes guided tour of Florence
• Visit to a famous estate with tour of the wine cellar
• Self-guided tour of the Monteriggioni fortress and local winery
Immerse yourself in the art and architecture of the Renaissance on a full day tour of Florence and the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the heart of Florence before heading out of the city, to the Chianti region. Visit the spectacular fortress at Monteriggioni and test some local wines.
Take a guided walk through Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Enjoy a 90-minute introductory tour that’s been designed for visitors who are interested in learning all the facts and secrets of the city’s 2.000 years of history. Your guide will tell you about the city’s Roman origins, show you a 15th-century palace, and take you from the Ponte Vecchio, through the famous Uffizi courtyard, to the architectural wonder that is Brunelleschi’s Dome, overlooking the Baptistery’s golden Gates of Paradise. On this close encounter with this fascinating city, you’ll gain an understanding and appreciation for the background and context and Florence’s place in history, thanks to the professionalism of your expert guide. You will have lunch afterwards, with Pizza or pasta and drinks included and then we will be off to the Chianti area. Discover the Tuscan wine region of Chianti on a 5-hour scenic tour. Continue with a visit to a charming Chianti wine estate. After a guided tour of the wine cellars, to gain an insight into the various stages of wine production, take a sit and taste the various wines that the winery produces, paired with samples of sliced cold meats, bruschetta and salami. Visit the characteristic fortress of Monteriggioni, where you can stop for a coffee or gelato. Immerse yourself in the picturesque scenery of gently rolling hills, studded with ancient vineyards and cypress trees. You will go to the sublime town and fortress of Monteriggioni, mentioned in Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy,” and boasting some of the best-preserved city walls in all of Italy.
Available every day from 15th March to 15th November.
Vegetarian menu is available upon request for lunch.
Earphones will be provided for the Florence guided morning tour only for groups with over 15 participants.
Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs.
The tour includes:
Guided walking tour of Florence
Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
Expert multilingual escorts
Wine, oil and balsamic vinegar tasting
Snack with sliced cold meat and typical salami
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
Via de’ Martelli, 33, 50122 Firenze FI, Italia
Meeting point: My Tour Office in Florence, Via Martelli, 33RED
Departure time: 12:00 pm (check in closes 15min before departure)
Return point: Florence, Santa Maria Novella train station
Return time: around 08:00 pm