Just outside Florence, one of the world’s most coveted wine regions is just waiting to be discovered for those who want to break away from the pack and experience Tuscany through the palate. Our private half-day Chianti tour from Florence does exactly that, taking you on a journey of the senses to two of the best wineries for wine-tastings, cellar tours and lunch, masterfully planned with a private driver.
At a Glance Why You’ll Love It
|Explore one of the world’s most historic and coveted wine regions and immerse yourself in the rustic and idyllic Tuscan landscape as you taste the best of its culinary and winemaking traditions.
|Indulge in two cellar tours and accompanied wine tastings at top rated Chianti wine producers, one with a tagliere with cheese and cured meats, the next with a mouth-watering family lunch in pure Tuscan style.
|A private English-speaking driver versed in all things Chianti will provide door-to-door service to Chianti and back with luxury transportation. After lunch you’ll be back in Florence with enough time to do more sightseeing in the afternoon.
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Get Outside of Florence & Into the Heart of Chianti
If you are considering spending some of your time in Florence outside the city walls exploring the nearby Tuscan countryside, we couldn’t agree with you more. Tuscany is home to some of the most beautiful panoramas in the world, not to mention gastronomical delights and world-class wines. This exclusive private tour has been specifically designed to provide an in-depth sensorial escapade, while not tying up too much time away from your base in Florence.
Chianti country will welcome you with that quintessential rolling hill and cypress-lined view that you’ve been secretly wishing to get lost in. Your private driver slash storyteller will be on hand to set your expectations and give you the historic and cultural context you’ll need to get the absolute most out of the food, wine and people you’ll meet.
Chianti Just Tastes Better When You’re There
Your first stop of the day is at ground zero for Chianti wine production. You’ll head south of Florence to the area of Radda in Chianti to a Tuscan castle surrounded by a working vineyard that grows the sangiovese, canaiolo and malvasia nera grape varieties. Before getting a taste, you’ll have your first cellar tour of the day as the owners explain the history of Chianti, as well as the different techniques and rules that are so important to its essence.
We guarantee that your taste buds will be screaming for a taste after you’ve heard the background, and they will be obliged when corks get popped and a tagliere, or cheese and cured meat board, is brought out to the sound of wine pouring into glasses. The stars of the morning will without doubt be Chianti Classico, known by its ‘black rooster’ label and the Riserva, but don’t think the aged pecorino sheep’s milk cheese and finocchiona salami with wild fennel will thrill any less.
A Second Chianti Tasting & Family Estate Lunch
You will have plenty of time to digest the morning’s delectable events as your private driver takes you to some of the most beautiful spots for scenic vistas in the region for time to breathe in the fresh air and get some incredible photos. Then it’s on to your next stop for the second tasting and lunch. This honey-colored stone estate has it all. Strictly family run, rustic traditions and elegance combine to provide the quintessential Tuscan experience of warm hospitality, traditional cuisine that is to die for, and of course wine from the roots under your feet.
After a tour of the grounds and cellar, you’ll be ready for the climax of the day with a second tasting and full sit-down lunch. Again, the main players will be Chianti Classico and a Riserva, but if you’re not in the mood for a red there will be both white and rosé on hand. The menu changes daily based on the freshest ingredients that the chef (and Italian mamma) finds at the local market every morning. An added dimension to the tour is that you will have tried chiantis from two different producers and will be able to taste for yourself how soil, altitude and sun exposure mix to make each section of each vineyard unique. If you’re not already a Chianti wine connoisseur, you will be by the end of this exclusive half-day experience.
In true private tour style, this tour can be fully customizable and can be tailored to your desires as much as you wish. Just reach out and contact us before you book!
What you’ll See Along the Way
- Travel Through Chianti Region With Private Driver
- Tour a Top-Rated Organic Winery
- Wine Tasting + Tagliere
- Visit Second Winery With Tasting
- Typical Tuscan Lunch
- Expert English-speaking driver guide
- Private customizable tour
- 2 Wine tastings and cellar tours
- Local meat and cheese
- Farmhouse Lunch
- Private luxury vehicle