How does the PRICE work?
Each of our tour has a price based on the number of people joining it. We have no minimum numbers for the tour to start. We guarantee them all automatically. This obviously means if only one person is going, the price could increase a little. This is a shared tour so you MIGHT be joining someone else in our luxury vehicles. To find out the specific price of the tour please select the number of people and the date you are interested in. The next page will present you with a price per person based on the people in your group added to any other eventual group already present. Below however you find an idea of how the price works for this specific tour. Obviosuly if you are the first to reserve the tour, when other people will join, your price will decrease as well.
Price based on the # of people
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What is included and what isn't ???
Please read carefully the following two lists. It will be easy to understand what the tour includes and what it doesn't. Anything not specifically mentioned here is not included. In case you have any questions send us an email and we will be happy to clarify the matter for you.
Included in this tour
Free WiFi on-board
Private tour ensures personal service
Free accomodation pickup and drop
Transportation in air-conditioned Mercedes coach
All taxes - fuel surcharges - parking fees and tolls - service fees
A local English speaking driver/escort in suit with an excellent knowledge of the local area
Bottle of Prosecco wine - which is always a good start especially if you don't have to drive :)
Mini Ipad with Wi-Fi and mobile data connection so that you can use it in the car and outside as you walk around the cities
Access to restricted traffic areas in all the towns
Wine tour with wine tasting olive oil tasting and light lunch with Salami Prosciutto Pecorino Bruschetta
NOT INCLUDED in this tour
08:30 amDEPARTURE FROM FLORENCE FOR YOUR PRIVATE TOUR
Your private driver/guide will come pick you up at your accomodation
30 Minutes free time to visit the town
2 free hours to visit the city on your own. In case you are starving just have a little bite, there will be really good snacks in the winery
1:40 pmSAN GIMIGNANO
50 minutes free time to visit the city on your own and to have the best gelato in the world. Sergio Dondoli is a member of the Team and Organisation of the Italian National Ice Cream Makers who won the Ice Cream World Championship in 2007 - 2009.
3:00 pmTHE WINERY
1,5 hours wine tour, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, pecorino, bruschetta, salami, prosciutto and .....atmosphere, With its intimate setting, every guest feels like an extended family member at this small, family-owned winery. You’ll learn everything you need to know about their history of winemaking from their knowledgable staff.
5:00 pmBACK IN FLORENCE
With a lot of nice memories to talk about..
Here is a brief description of the tour
Private Tour - An unforgettable daytrip in the Chianti with amazing sceneries, fun facts about the Italian cooking habits, stops in the cities of San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Siena and a visit to a winery to learn something about our Classico and drink lots of good wine!
Your day trip takes you through the picturesque countryside of the Chianti region, a magical landscape of cypress trees, vineyards and olive groves you’ll recognize from Renaissance paintings. We’ll come and pick you up @ your hotel and we’ll start by driving in the countrside of Florence and touch cities like Greve in Chianti and Panzano and Castellina. After about 1 hour drive we’ll make our first stop in the beautiful castle of Monteriggioni where you’ll have a half hour to walk around. Sitting on a small natural hillock, this completely walled medieval town in the Siena Province of Tuscany was built in the 13th century by the overlords of Siena to command the Cassia Road running through the Val d’Elsa and Val Staggia just to the west of Monteriggioni.
After driving for 15 minutes (Siena is just 8 miles from Monteriggioni) we arrive in the famous PALIO city at 12pm. Located in the heart of Tuscany, this is Italy´s best preserved medieval city and once was a wealthy, warlike independent state during the Middle Ages. Then Siena experienced a few hundred years of poverty after its final defeat by Florence. Since then, it has maintained its lovely medieval buildings and Gothic architecture, and today’s new constructions adapt to this character and beauty. The PALIO city is home to one of the oldest Universities in Europe, which adds for a vibrant student atmosphere and a bustling daily life, it offers many cultural events, concerts, cinema, theatre and a wide range of sporting activities. In the summer, there is the Jazz Festival, and the classical concert by the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. Siena stores offer many locally made items, such as, leather products, neckties, fabrics, glazed terracotta, gold jewellery, and of course local food, such as, Panforte, Ricciarelli, Pici and many wines. Every Wednesday morning a huge market is held around the Fortezza Mediceana. Here you will have time to look around
After another hour drive we’ll arrive to the city which is famous for its many towers or the many Vernaccia wine bottles if you prefer :) San Gimignano ‘delle belle Torri’ (of the beautilful towers) is just 56 km south of Florence. It served as an important relay point for pilgrims travelling to or from Rome on the Via Francigena. The patrician families who controlled the town built around 72 tower-houses (some as high as 50 m) as symbols of their wealth and power. Although only 14 have survived, San Gimignano has retained its feudal atmosphere and appearance. The town also has several masterpieces of 14th- and 15th-century Italian art. Tea with Mussolini, a 1999 drama about the plight of English and American expatriate women in Italy during World War II, was filmed in part at San Gimignano.
SOME GOOD CHIANTI!!!
Finally: a taste of Chianti! Winery. You can spend a pleasant and beautiful time to relax, enjoying fine wines along with salami, prosciutto, cheese, olive oil... but mainly, you will live a unique experience and will be in contact with the Italians and with our simple, friendly and genuine way to behave with our guests, transmitting to all the people who come to visit, sympathy, warmth and smile, because the wine is love, poetry and imagination!