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Montalcino & Montepuliciano Wine Tour from Florence - small group tour

Montalcino & Montepuliciano Wine Tour from Florence - small group tour

An incredible day dedicated to the Tuscan countryside experiencing the best it has to offer in terms of wine, art and beautiful scenery.

  9 Hours    TuscanyFlorence   Starting at $ 265.00 per person

Description

Duration:  9 Hours

Type of Service:  Montepulciano & Montalcino -  Tuscan Countryside with wine, art and beautiful scenery

Discover Tuscany’s renowned wine country on a day trip from Florence with a small group. Led by a guide, venture to the town of Montepulciano by minivan and stop at a rustic wine cellar to taste the area’s vino di nobile blends. Then head to Montalcino to sample three Brunello di Montalcino wines alongside a 3-course lunch. Top off your day with a stroll to Monte Oliveto Abbey, one of Tuscany’s hidden gems. Numbers are limited to eight people to keep this experience as intimate as possible.

Your tours offer you a more personalized and in-depth experience. Lasting from 9 am until 6 pm, you will have all the time you need to experience the beauty of the Tuscan countryside. Our experienced driver-guide will drive you and a party of no more than 8 people. Since you are in a small group, our guides also have far more time to interact with you and answer any questions you may have. 


Florence to Montepulciano
The tour begins at 9:00 am from a central meeting point in Florence where you will meet your driver - guide. From there you will be driven to Montepulciano where you will have time to explore the town, its famous San Biagio Church and the Contucci cellar which boasts more than 1000 years of history. Here you will be able to take part in a wine tasting before traveling onwards to Montalcino, departing at around 12noon. 

Montepulciano to Piombaia 
The first stop on this section of the trip will be Piombaia wine farm, or similar, where you’ll enjoy a private lunch and some of the farm’s own wine. The lunch will include appetizers, a pasta dish, and dessert. During lunch, you will be able to take part in a wine tasting – where you’ll experience three different types of Brunello wine. 

Monte Olive to Abbey
Next, visit Monte Oliveto Abbey, a stunning Benedictine monastery dating from 1300 and located in a spectacular location and where you can admire the beautiful frescoes by famous Tuscany Renaissance artists, the likes of Signorelli and Sodoma. 

Montalcino
Then it is off to the medieval hill town of Montalcino. It boasts beautiful views over the surrounding valleys. You will be able to walk through its charming city center and see its medieval fortress – guided by your driver who will walk with you. 

Return to Florence 
Your memorable day exploring the beautiful Tuscan countryside will end with a lovely drive back to Florence via the Cassia Road taking you through the stunning Chianti hills. You will arrive back in Florence city center at approximately 6 pm.

Things to Know

  • This tour will be made up of 8 people in total per minivan and you will be driven/guided by an English- speaking experienced and licensed driver-guides.
  • The tour begins at 9 am in Florence and returns to Florence by 6:00 pm
  • This tour is available on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, each week
  • The tour includes the cost of lunch and wine tastings
  • Full-day trip to Tuscany’s hill towns and wine country from Florence Explore the wine towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino
  •  San Biagio church Visit a winery near Montalcino
  • Times of chanting at Sant’Antimo Abbey Monastery are subject to change and cancellation. We will always aim to take part in this but timings and cancellations are out of our control and we are unable to offer discounts
  • Learn about winemaking in Tuscany from the experts in the field
  • Enjoy an appetizer lunch at a winery with samples of Tuscan meats and cheeses with wine
  • Explore wine cellars and be introduce to new wines
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants
  • Tour operates April – October

 

Pricing & Booking

Private nine-hour tour with transportation to include lunch and tasting fees is $265.00 per person.  Please inquiry at janetThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Group Discounts available

The prices listed above are an estimate based on the daily exchange rate with the Euro. Due to the fluctuation in the Euro, the prices are subject to vary by up to 5% (usually a decrease, occasionally an increase). The precise price is confirmed upon booking following the procedures below. Please be sure to review the pricing upon booking.

Booking Procedures and details: Upon hitting the “book now” button, you can choose your date and time, and look over the cancellation policy (terms and conditions), and preview the precise pricing. Once you have entered your details, L&B Italian tours will request your credit card number. We will not charge your credit card until we have confirmed the details for your reservations, this usually happens within 24-48 hours for tours and up to 4 days for trip packages. Once the card is charged your reservation is confirmed. Along with the confirmation, you will get a complete recap of your booking that includes maps, meeting places, times and contact numbers.

Please note: L&B Italian Tours have an on-call operator in Italy, in the event that anything changes or you have problems in Italy, you can contact us easily. 

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