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Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence

Florence, Italy
  • 9 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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.

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Villa le Corti

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Località Rignana

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Poggio Torselli

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Kelly_C
Amazing tour! Highly recommended!! Beautiful scenery on the way to each winery. Our guide Martina made the day so interesting and enjoyable! She was so much fun, full of such interesting information. Learned how to taste wine and learned about how to choose good olive oil. Our driver (his name escapes me!) was great, always felt safe. At each winery the people were so accommodating and served us delicious foods and wines! Do not pass this tour up!

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Entertainment & Education!
andreanna_m, Apr 2024
Everything that I wanted in a wine tour, Alessandro was pure entertainment from the get go, providing history and facts in exactly the right way. Wines were amazing, lunch was tastings of bruschetta followed by papperdelle with wild boar ragu. Truffle ravioli. Wines were paired with cured meats and bread. Unexpectedly learned so much about olive oil as well. We have come to have a new appreciation for olive oil, wine making itself, and of course regional Tuscan food and history, Emiliano was an excellent driver!
A day to remember!!!
Dara_M, Apr 2024
Gloria and the driver Sergio were amazing. Gloria was so knowledgeable and friendly and Sergio drove like a pro ! Best day ever!!!!
Spectacular
Jennifer_S, Apr 2024
Gloria was our tour guide. Sergio was our driver. This was absolutely the best tour I have ever been to. The safari bus was so comfortable and great on the Tuscano back roads. The three villas and wineries were beautiful. Gloria was great and informative about the wines , cheeses and olive oil. This was a great price for the tour and experience. The wine tasting was amazing and I learned how to taste the different wines and what to look for.
Absolutely a perfect day!
Stephen_B, Apr 2024
We visited 3 wineries. Each with its own charm and beauty. Two marvelous tastings sandwiched around a lovely meal at a wine and olive vineyard deep in the Tuscany hills.
Excellent Wine Tour!
Nancy_E, Apr 2024
This trip was fantastic!! Gloria was our guide and she was very sweet and very knowledgeable. It was very cool riding around in this crazy vehicle driven by Sergio. He was able to get us to some of the most beautiful wineries we have ever seen and Gloria showed us around each one and explained each of the wines we tried as well as the food pairings. Lunch was amazing and we also met some lovely people also on the tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Thank you Gloria and Sergio!!
Don’t sleep on this wine tour!
Courtney_H, Apr 2024
Amazing day learning about wine, tasting it, and seeing the beautiful breathtaking countryside. Lovina was a fantastic guide. And the truck was a nice added touch.
Tuscany plus!
robert_A, Apr 2024
Our hosts were Lavi and Roberto driving. Lavi was a wealth of knowledge through the whole trip! Teaching us about wine, olive oil and history of the Tuscan area, with great enthusiasm! And just as important, at our first stop I noticed Roberto checking under the big green truck, by the time we got back from our first stop, there was another vehicle there for us without skipping a beat! Service and care for us on the tour, uncomprimised! Just book it!!
Beautiful views and food. The perfect guide as well. A must do
Dayne_H, Apr 2024
I had an incredible day and this is a trip I'll never forget. Alessandro was an amazing guide and ensured we all knew as much as we could about the area and history. The food and wine was delicious and the views are to die for. I would definitely recommend this trip. Thank you also to Sergio for being a great and safe driver. Definitely a must do when you're here!
Amazing
Sarah_A, Apr 2024
Chianti Safari is a MUST DO! We had an incredible experience. Lavie is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wine making process. We have never done anything like this and I would 1000% do it again. This shows you Tuscany from a whole new view. You truly can’t even express the breathing taking views! Our driver Roberto was fantastic as well!
Amazing!
Erin_D, Apr 2024
Amazing your! Lunch was delicious and all the wine and oils tastings were amazing!! Thank you Alex for being an amazing tour guide and taking care of my husband!! Would recommend this to everyone!
Excellent tour from start to finish
Michelle_B, Apr 2024
Wonderful tour of Tuscany, it was such a great way to see it. We received an excellent choice of food and wine through the day. The Villas and grounds are simply stunning and no pictures can really do it justice! Our guide, Levvi, and our driver, Roberto, were exceptional. We would highly recommend this tour!
Don’t miss
Anonymous, Apr 2024
Amazing experience. A mixture of tastes, sites and culture. Day was organized and performed magnificently. Highly recommended.
Must see
Oscar_R, Apr 2024
Alex was very knowledgeable of the region and the wines and explained in detail everything we needed to know. Fun atmosphere with a fun group of tourists , great wine and views and lunch
Take This Tour!
Kimberly_B, Apr 2024
This was an amazing tour from start to finish! First off, the vehicle! It was so comfortable, and our driver was wonderful! I can't say enough about our tour guide who was studying to become a sommelier. She was full of information and made the tour so much more enjoyable. We enjoyed amazing wine at each venue! The beauty we witnessed is unsurpassed! When we visit Florence again, we will definitely take this tour!
Not your typical wine tour.
Jessica_C, Apr 2024
Our guide Angela was very engaging and helpful during the day. We went to 3 different wineries/villas/vineyards and had a selection of Chianti grown wines. The lunch was fantastic and they could accommodate dietary requirements and allergies easily. The country side was beautiful. Only negative was that the paths were a bit muddy due to rain but this was the only thing.
Great way to the Tuscan countryside
Shannon_W, Apr 2024
Our guide Angie and driver Joseph were great. Food and wine at each location was excellent. Each winery was very informative. Would highly recommend
Great Tour-Worth the Money
Carley_R, Apr 2024
Angie was the best guide. She kept us all engaged and I can’t be more happy that we did this tour. This tour was 110% worth the money and we got to taste so many wines and food. Lunch was incredible. Would do this tour again.
A great wine tour!!
Aubrey_M, Apr 2024
This tour was so much fun! There is no way my husband and I could have driven out to these wineries on our own and had this experience. Sara was a wonderful tour guide with an extensive amount of knowledge on wine and the wine making process! We are so glad that we chose this experience. You get lots of food and wine tastings. It’s definitely worth it. It would be double the price if you tried to do on your own!
Best tour in Italy!!!!
Robert_B, Apr 2024
Sara and Sergio made the whole day so much fun. If we could give 6 stars we would. Amazing tour, great wines and food, and the views were breathtaking. That is an understatement. Sara was adorable and informative.
All around great time
Julie_B, Apr 2024
Amazing views, great food and wine and very knowledgeable tour guide; all wrapped up in fun and companionship.
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