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Duration:  10 hours

Type of Service: VIP Brunello Wine Tour - semi-private tour

Delve into the famous Tuscan wine region to educate yourself in the “King of Italian Wine”. 
On this true wine experts tour, discover the world famous, Wine Spectator’s prized Brunello di Montalcino - one of the most renowned wines worldwide, and arguably one of the most esteemed wines in all of Italy. 
The Brunello wine is especially known for its longevity that you can store a bottle of Brunello wine even for 100 years! Americans have a tremendous thirst for Montalcino's flagship wine, buying roughly 175,000 cases each year, and has become one of the most famous wines in the world, prized and praised by important wine critics, wine collectors and wine lovers. 
In Tuscany’s most beautiful panorama, skirting the city of Siena, the Brunello di Montalcino territory offers the perfect microclimate. More so, the wine is given a maturation of about 5 years before it hits the shelves - which is part of what makes Brunello so unique and so precious! 
Visit two of our favorite wine cellars producing from the same Sangiovese grapes. In the smaller boutique winery sample and taste Brunello DOCG together with an abundant traditional multi-course Tuscan lunch. 
By visiting two wine cellars different in size and wine making philosophy, you will better understand the nuances between innovation and tradition in Brunello wine production. 
Besides our knowledgeable guide giving pointers on how to best taste the wines during the tasting, you will also have a chance to visit, together in a small group, a typical medieval village town. While strolling down the little windy roads and alleys, you will hear stories of this adorable little UNESCO hamlet village.

Things to Know:

  • Tour is offered April – October
  • Tour is offered daily based on availability / 10-hour tour – 8:30am to 6:30pm
  • Tour begins at 8:30am / Tour check-in at 8:15am
  • Enjoy Tuscan top wines in a very exclusive and small group tour of 8 people
  • Roundtrip Transportation from Florence by comfortable minivan
  • Wine Tastings in each winery, including the sumptuous Brunello DOCG
  • Typical Tuscan Lunch
  • Meeting Point Location:Piazza della Repubblica – more details are given upon booking
  • Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Tour Cost for 18 years to adult $244.00 per person
  • Tour Cost for 6 to 17 years of age $120 per person

 

 



Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Tuscany
  • Duration 10 hours
  • Highlights

    Our semi-private full-day wine tour for real wine lovers, that will take you to the Montalcino area, to discover two of the best wineries and taste their incredible Brunello wines.

     

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    Tour Cost for 18 years to adult is $244.00 per person and for 6 to 17 years of age $120 per person.

    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. 

    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. 

  • Price 244.00 per person
Published in Wine Tours

Duration: 8 hours

Type of Service: Siena Foodie Tour with Charcuterie Lunch at Salumeria – private tour with one hour visit to the Siena Cathedral

You will be picked up from the Siena train station if coming from Florence or your accommodations in Siena. Private door to door service is also available from your Florence accommodations. The medieval town of Siena is located 1 hour, 20 minutes south of Florence.

This special foodie tour starts in the heart of the ancient hilltop town of Siena. We will visit a cafe for coffee, where the owners roast their own coffee beans as they have for 3 generations. 

Then we will make the short walk to a family owned generation bakery to hear the history and sample many of the local Sienese desserts.

If this tour is booked on a Tuesday or Saturday, we can visit a local farmers market for a sampling of the Tuscan Pecorino cheeses, and honey, among other things. 

Next, we make the short drive outside the walls of Siena, to a Salumeria for lunch. This is a historical delicatessen, which offers artesian quality products. The salamis are lovingly made by, the Norcino, using local recipes that are 300 years old. All made from local livestock without any use of colorants, preservatives, milk-based ingredients or gluten.

Following our lunch, we will make a short drive to visit a family winery for a wine and olive oil tasting. At the end of the tasting we will return to Siena or drop off at the Siena train station or transfer back to Florence.

Things to Know

  • Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena
  • The historic center of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site
  • Piazza del Campo is the heart of Siena, where you just must spend some of your time once in town
  • Piazza del Campo is a huge square and is also considered one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares and twice a year a historical horse race called Il Palio takes place there
  • The square is transformed into a medieval race track for the 400 + year traditional event
  • Lunch includes a large selection of salami and meats. The charcuterie is handcrafted by the owner as well as other tasty delights. Wine is served with lunch.
  • Tour cost includes private transportation with driver and guide, round-trip transportation, food and wine tastings, and wine with lunch
  • One-hour visit to the famous and beautiful Siena’s Cathedral - knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Pick-up from Florence accommodations for 2 people is $364.00 per person for the roundtrip door to door transfer with food and wine tastings and wine with lunch
  • Pick-up from Siena accommodations for 2 people is $316.00 per person to include food and wine tastings and wine with lunch
  • We will take care of your round-trip train arrangements if guests choose to take the train from Florence to Siena (estimated $24.00 per person round trip tickets)
  • Tour is offered March to October
  • Tour is offered Monday – Saturday based on availability
  • Tour pick-up time is 9:30am
  • There is a minimum of 2 people for this tour
  • Enjoy this private tour with your English-speaking driver Massi who is a native of Siena
  • Massi and Deb are excellent hosts and will provide you with an amazing food journey through Siena
  • Bottled water is provided in the van

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Siena
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    This special Foodie Tour starts in the heart of the ancient town of Siena.  Learn the history of local wines, cured meats, cheeses, and the delicious Sienese desserts.  Excellent food tasting tour with outstanding local host.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Pick-up from Florence accommodations for 2 people is $364.00 per person for the roundtrip door to door transfer with food and wine tastings and wine with lunch.

    Pick-up from Siena accommodations for 2 people is $316.00 per person to include food and wine tastings and wine with lunch.

    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.

    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. 

  • Price Prices varies according to the number of people in your party
Published in Other Cities

Duration:  8 hours

Type of Service: Montalcino Brunello Wine Tour with Lunch

We start the day with a scenic drive through the Tuscan country side to our first winery, with incredible views of the valley and mountains around Montalcino. We’ll begin with a tour of the wine cellars before our first tasting of the famous Brunello wines.
Next, we’ll visit the ancient walled city of Montalcino where we’ll tour the fortress, and enjoy a relaxing walk around the town. After our walk through Montalcino, we will have lunch at a family restaurant that serves food harvested from their organic gardens. After lunch we will visit our second family winery, which includes a tour of their vineyards and an olive oil tasting.

Things to Know:

  • Private wine experience for groups 2 to 5 people
  • Taste regional wine varieties such as Brunello and Vino Nobile at two local wineries
  • Tour of wine cellar, vineyards with olive oil tasting
  • Enjoy a delicious Tuscan lunch with wine pairing
  • Stop in the historic center of Pienza and visit a pecorino shop - delicious pecorino cheese is made here
  • Tour is private and your driver is flexible in making stops along the way for photo opportunities, etc
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • English-speaking driver in a luxury Mercedes van
  • Tour is offered April - October 
  • Tour is offered Monday - Friday
  • Tour starts at 9:30am 
  • Meeting point location: guests will be pick-up from your accommodations in Siena or Florence
  • Hear insightful commentary from your driver/guide
  • Guests will be responsible for paying all wine tasting fees and lunch at each location visited


Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Tuscany
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    Private Customized Tour to Montalcino and Pienza - sample some of Italy's most prestigious wines and cheeses

     

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    Tour Cost: $264.00 per person

    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. 

    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. 

  • Price 264.00 per person
Published in Wine Tours

Duration: 7.5 hours

Type of Service: Meat Lovers Tour, 7 course meat meal including Bistecca alla Fiorentina - private tour

 We will start by driving from Siena or pick you up from your hotel in Florence in our air-conditioned van.  We will drive into the heart of the Chianti region, which winds past vineyards and olive groves. There is plenty of time to snap some photos as we make our way to the small town of Panzano. Time for a welcome pop up Prosecco toast, at a very scenic spot. From here we will visit a 5th generation family butcher shop owned by Dario Cecchini, a man who is very passionate about his craft. This butcher shop was always known by the locals, but gained much notoriety after a visit by TV food show host Anthony Bourdain. 

Before lunch, we'll enjoy an aperitivo in the shop tasting such local specialties such salami and cheeses, followed by a 7-course meal, that is focused on... you got it... MEAT!
Sit back, roll up your sleeves, as we are served table side from the wood burning grill for some most unforgettable tasting cuts of meats and steaks, all culminating to the most famous steak of all the Bistecca alla Fiorentina. This is one of those once in a lifetime experiences. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is inviting.  It feels like family sitting down to enjoy some amazing food. We have often been offered an after-dinner grappa or brandy with our dessert. This meat lovers experience is approximately a 3-hours long, followed by appetizers, so come hungry, and prepare to enjoy true Tuscan hospitality. 

After lunch we suggest a stroll (the Italians call it a passeggiata) through the small village of Panzano and the town of Castellina in Chianti. This will help us digest our meal.  After our brief stroll we will stop for a coffee or gelato along the way home.

We provide water and snacks in the van for the day. Sit back, relax and enjoy the local specialties we have chosen for you while taking in the incredible views of the Chianti region.

Things to Know:

  • Welcome Prosecco toast at scenic spot for photos in Panzano
  • Aperitivo at the butcher shop of Dario Cecchini
  • Dario Cecchini is a leading contemporary internationally known Italian butcher from Panzano in the Chianti region of Italy
  • A 7-course meal including Bistecca alla Fiorentina
  • Lunch is served with vino rosso della casa and water
  • Coffee and/or gelato during your walk in the small village
  • Tour is offered March - November
  • Tour is offered Monday - Sunday - based on availability-advanced reservations required
  • Tour begins from your accommodations in Siena at 10:00am back at your hotel by 5:30pm
  • Tour begins from your accommodations in Florence at 10:00am back at your hotel by 5:30pm
  • Discounts given for groups of 4 to 6 people
  • There is a minimum of 2 people for this tour
  • Enjoy this private tour with your English-speaking driver Massi who is a native of Siena
  • Massi is an excellent host and will provide you with an amazing journey through the Tuscan countryside
  • Bottled water and snack are provided in the van
  • We suggest wearing comfortable shoes and loose comfortable clothing
  • Lunch cost not included in tour price - guests will need to pay 50 euros per person at the end of the meal to the restaurant

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Tuscany
  • Duration 7.5 Hours
  • Highlights

    Enjoy this Meat Lovers Tour, 7 course meat meal including Bistecca alla Fiorentina and visit the quaint town of Panzano and Castellina.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $245.00 per person to include a private tour experience with prosecco, gelato and round-trip transporation.  Discounts given on group of 4 to 6 people. 

    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.

    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. 

  • Price 245.00 per person
Published in Other Cities

Duration: 12 hours

Type of Service: VIP Tuscany Grand Tour: one-day Best of Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Chianti - small group tour 

 In the 17th and 18th centuries young European aristocrats and cultivated Americans used to set off on a voyage of learning through Italy, birthplace of Western history and all art, a lifetime milestone known as the Grand Tour. Experience the fascination of this legendary journey!

Comprising visits to the most remarkable ancient towns and to the rolling Chianti hills, memorable views and flavorful culinary and wine experiences is what our Small-Group Tuscany Grand Tour allows you to discover, the the heart and soul of gorgeous Tuscany. 

Depart in full comfort aboard our state-of-the-art minivan, with your dedicated English-speaking driver and tour escort, and reach Siena. Set in a beautiful landscape, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, it is one of the most enchanting medieval cities in Italy.

Led by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide you will discover the town's most striking sights, admire the marvelous Piazza del Campo - where twice a year dashing horses compete in the heart-rendering Palio race - and enjoy a flavorful surprise: a tasting of a local specialty. 
Then travel on to San Gimignano, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most splendid examples of an ancient walled town. Renowned as “the city of beautiful towers” or "Tuscany's Manhattan" it boasts an exceptional skyline. It is one of the and most well-preserved, towns in the whole of Italy and has been used as a background in many movies. 
Stroll the maze of quaint cobblestone streets at your leisure, discover the tall towers, which characterize the town. Breathe in the authentic atmosphere and then set off across the vineyard-clad Chianti hills for a scrumptious Tuscan lunch and wine tasting in the charming premises of a boutique winery.

Sample authentic Tuscan flavor and enjoy the privilege of a private visit to the estate's wine cellar. After lunch, you will visit a fascinating village of Impruneta to learn all about its extraordinary terra cotta production, and then travel on to Pisa.
In Pisa discover the airy majesty of Piazza dei Miracoli (the Miracle Square), which consists of the leaning tower, Romanesque Duomo, and baptistery. The ever-fascinating Leaning Tower, bell tower of the Cathedral, has been proposed as one of the seven wonders of the modern world and is truly a sight to see (tickets to climb the tower are not included).
At the end of the visit travel back to Florence in full comfort, as your eyes and heart rest upon the day's marvelous enchanted sights. 
Our Tuscany Grand Tour is more than a tour, it is a memorable lifetime cultural experience.

Things to Know:

  • VIP small group tour of 16 people or less
  • Discover the Best of Tuscany in a day
  • An incredible journey through Middle Ages and Renaissance art and history
  • Visit Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa with its Leaning Tower (tower tickets not included)
  • Enjoy a relaxed escape from the crowds, visiting a prestigious winery and its cellars
  • Learn about Tuscan wine production and taste the Chianti wines
  • Savor a delicious typical Tuscan lunch in a boutique winery in Chianti
  • Magnificent views of Tuscan landscapes
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Tour is offered year round
  • Tour offered 7 days a week based on availability
  • Tour departs at 8:00am / Tour check-in at 7:45am
  • Meeting Point Location:  Piazza della Repubblicca - more details are provided upon booking

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City San GimignanoSienaPisa and Chianti Winery
  • Duration 12 Hours
  • Highlights

    The best of Tuscany tour: a magnificent journey through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, exploring Siena and San Gimignano, gazing in awe at the world-renowned Pisa Leaning Tower.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $250.00 per person to include transportation, lunch, and wine tasting fees. 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.

    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. 

  • Price 250.00 per person
Published in Other Cities

Duration: 8 hours

Type of Service: VIP Small-group Siena and San Gimignano day tour from Florence with dinner - small group tour

 A fabulous and exclusive all-round Tuscan extravaganza! 

Spend an enlightening afternoon visiting Siena and San Gimignano, two of Tuscany's "jewel cities", and top the day off with a sunset and dinner in a boutique winery in the rolling Chianti countryside.

Depart Florence for Siena in full comfort aboard our state-of-the-art minivan, with your dedicated English-speaking driver and tour escort, and reach Siena. 
Set in a beautiful landscape, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, it is one of the most enchanting medieval cities in Italy.
Led by a specialized knowledgeable guide you will discover the town's most striking sights, admire the marvelous Piazza del Campo - where twice a year dashing horses compete in the heart-rendering Palio race. Explore quieter backstreets and learn everything about the Contrade (the 17 medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio) and enjoy a flavorful surprise, a tasting of a local specialty. 

Then travel on to San Gimignano, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most splendid examples of an ancient walled town. Renowned as “the city of beautiful towers” or "Tuscany's Manhattan" it boasts an exceptional skyline. It is certainly one of the most well-preserved towns in the whole of Italy and has, in fact, been used as a background in many movies. During your free time here, stroll the maze of quaint cobblestone streets at leisure, discovering the many tall towers, once homes, which characterize the town. 

Breathe in the authentic atmosphere and then set off to admire the sun setting over the vineyard-clad Chianti hills and savor a genuine Tuscan dinner and wine tasting in the charming premises of a delightful boutique winery.
Enjoy the scrumptious flavors of an authentic typical meal splendidly paired with different excellent wines, as well as the privilege of a private visit to the estate's wine cellar.

Leaving you free to relax in the morning, and leading you into the heart of Tuscan beauty and heritage in the afternoon and evening, our VIP Small-Group Siena and San Gimignano with Dinner in a Chianti Winery provides a quintessential Dolce Vita Tuscan experience which you will never forget.

Things to Know:

  • VIP small-group tour for 16 people or less
  • Avoid the crowds leaving in the afternoon
  • Gaze in awe at the Tuscan countryside at sunset
  • Enjoy a delicious typical Tuscan dinner with wine tasting in a fascinating ancient cellar
  • Transportation IN/OUT Florence by comfortable Minivan
  • English speaking driver/tour leader
  • Guided walking tour of Siena with professional English speaking guide
  • San Gimignano visit with free time for shopping
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • Tour is offered daily between April – October
  • Tour offered 7 days a week based on availability
  • Tour departs at 2:00pm / Tour check-in at 1:45pm
  • Meeting Point Location:  Piazza della Repubblicca - more details are provided upon booking
  • Tour is offered for children ages 6 - 12 years old and must be accompanied by an adult or guardian

 

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Siena and San Gimignano
  • Duration 8 hours
  • Highlights

    Enjoy this small-group tour which will let you discover the beauties of Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti countryside, before admiring the sunset on the Tuscan hills and tasting a typical dinner in a fascinating location.

  • Pricing & Booking

    $198.00 per person/adult and $105.00 for children ages 6 to 12 years old to include transportation, lunch, and wine tasting fees. 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.

    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. 

  • Price 198.00 per person/adult and 105.00 for children ages 6 to 12 years old
Published in Other Cities

Duration:  8 hours

Type of Service: Personal sommelier - wine expert on board, awarded but non-commercial wineries visit with the vintners, highly educational wine tour for wine connoisseurs or simply wine lovers. 

Tour Description:  

Take a private wine tour experience to visit Tuscany's best wineries, where you will sample top-end wines and have an educational and tasty food & wine pairing session to combine each wine with each food specialty. Enjoy a full day escorted by a friendly professional driver-guide, specialized in wine-making and sommelier, fluent in English and knowledgeable about wines.

The tour includes a scenic drive through the Chianti Classico region, the first stop at a wine estate with full cellar tour and tasting of at least 3-4 wines. The second winery will host you for a food and wine pairing session (gluten free-vegan-vegetarian options possible in advance). Lastly, we will visit an award-winning winery to sample Super Tuscan wines.  In the majority of the estates visited, you will sample extra virgin olive oil, and other local products.

Things to Know:

  • Private tour in luxury Mercedes minivan with a licensed sommelier
  • Highly educational wine tour for wine connoisseurs or simply wine lovers
  • Visit three different wine estates with tasting of local products
  • Food and wine pairings
  • Tour offered Monday to Sunday (Mid-March- Mid-November)
  • Tour pick-up time is 9:00am
  • During winter times, tours might be limited to weekdays only - please inquire about times
  • Pick-up and drop off directly at your lodging from the center city of Florence or Siena(from Siena a minimum of 3 people per booking)
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes


Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 8 Hours
  • Highlights

    Get an educational wine experience at three different wine estates with a light lunch on this private tour.    

     

     

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this full-day private wine tour with an English-speaking driver/guide tasting fees, lunch, and transportation in a luxury vehicle is $305.00 per person. 

    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. 

    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. 

  • Price 305.00 per person
Published in Wine Tours

Duration:  8 hours

Type of Service: Personal sommelier - wine expert on board, awarded but non-commercial wineries visit with the vintners and historical overview of the region 

Tour Description:  The Chianti Classico area is the most beautiful Tuscan wine region crossed by the scenic road SR 222 running between Florence and Siena, both great home bases if you are thinking about booking this wine tour. 

The area is a patchwork of mountains, soft rolling hills covered by olive trees and slopes with perfectly cared vineyards where more than 200 Tuscan vintners are growing local grape varieties such as Sangiovese along with international grape varieties introduced in Tuscany several years ago such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir. 

A full day in Chianti will consist of a scenic drive and a wine tour rich in cultural insights from Etruscan times till modern times always with a deep attention to the history of winemaking in Tuscany through accurate cellar visits, generous wine tastings of Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Super Tuscans.

 

Things to Know

  • Day trip from Florence to the beautiful Chianti wine region with a licensed sommelier
  • Visit 2 wineries, cellar visit and tastings of wine
  • Away from the crowds and big group tours, you will have access to unique wineries, off the beaten path locations, authentic Tuscan food not "snacks", professional and guided wine and olive oil tastings.
  • The tour is tours a full day minivan excursion, a minimum of 3 participants is required and maximum of 8 participants
  • Tour offered Monday to Sunday (Mid-March- Mid-November)
  • Tour pick-up time is between 9:00am – 9:30am based on number of participants
  • During winter times, tours might be limited to weekdays only - please inquire about times
  • Pick-up and drop off directly at your lodging from the center city of Florence or Siena (from Siena a minimum of 3 people per booking)
  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking or tennis shoes


Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 8 Hours
  • Highlights

    On this excursion, get an insightful way to experience Tuscany, its countryside, and Tuscany's best red wines. You will have a wine connoisseur spending a full day with you while driving you to local wineries. They will share their wine knowledge with you and infuse you with the love of wine.

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this private tour with an English-speaking driver/guide tasting fees, lunch, and transportation in a luxury vehicle is $178.00 per person. 

    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. 

    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. 

  • Price 178.00 per person
Published in Wine Tours

Duration:  8 hours

Type of Service:  Etruscan Sites, Off the beaten path hilltop town, top end winery visits with farm to table Tuscan home-made meal - Chianti Tour from Florence

Comfortable pick up from your hotel, scenic drive along the Chianti Classico area with a full explanation of the region with cultural insights.

The first stop will be at a small medieval hilltop town still a living community which keeps the village immaculate as the 9th century to get an off the beaten path experience away from the crowds and big tourists centers. The walk through the village will be escorted by your driver/guide to give you a fun, educational tour and learn about historical curiosities anyway do not expect a museum and churches tour but be ready to fill your eyes with a movie-like setting.

Next, you will visit a small Etruscan site to get a historical and archeological introduction about Tuscan's ancestors, and afterward, you will be a visit to a family run winery with cellar visit and winemaking explanation followed by a farm to table meal with wine pairing plus a tasting of extra virgin olive oil. 

After lunch, enjoy a relaxing car ride back to Florence as your English-speaking tour guide/driver shares great conversations with you and answers any questions you might have about wine and the Chianti region.

Things to Know

  • Day trip from Florence to the beautiful Chianti wine region
  • Anna's tours are full day minivan excursions, a minimum of 3 participants is required and maximum size of 8 participants
  • Tour offered Monday to Sunday (Mid-March – Mid-November)
  • Tour pick-up time is between 9:00am – 9:30am based on number of participants
  • During winter times, tours might be limited to weekdays only - please inquire about times
  • Pick-up and drop off directly at your lodging from central city of Florence or Siena (from Siena a minimum of 3 pp per booking)
  • Tour the wine cellars with an expert guide
  • Savor a fresh lunch of authentic Tuscan specialties
  • This is one of the best red wine production areas in the world and this tour is very flexible and relaxed
  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking or tennis shoes


Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Florence
  • Duration 8 Hours
  • Highlights

    Get an insightful way to experience Tuscany, its countryside and of course Tuscany best red wines; share your experience with other Tuscan enthusiasts 

  • Pricing & Booking

    The cost of this private tour with an English-speaking driver/guide tasting fees, lunch, and transportation in a luxury vehicle is $165.00 per person. 

    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. 

    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. 

  • Price 165.00 per person
Published in Wine Tours

Duration: 10.5 hours

Type of Service:  Tuscany Castle Tour with Chianti Wine Tasting

Immerse yourself in the Tuscan countryside among the lush hills, endless vineyards and ancient castles of Tuscany’s beautiful Chianti region. This tiny corner of paradise has captured the hearts, minds, and palates of all who have visited it over its millennial history, and our full day Tuscany castles tour from Florence explores the noble traditions and residences of this realm, together with a visit to a family-owned cellar and tastings of four delicious wines.

See the Castles and Taste Their Wines - Meet your expert tour guide, then hop aboard a private coach for a short 1-hour transfer filled with an entertaining commentary before arriving at the first stop of the day, Verrazzano Castle. This privately owned gem dominates the area’s rolling hills with its tower and is still inhabited inside a parameter that was originally an Etruscan settlement. Listen as your guide paints a vivid picture of the castle’s past, its rivalry with the neighboring Castello di Vicchiomaggio and its significance as the birthplace of Giovanni da Verrazzano, the Italian navigator who discovered much of North America’s eastern coast.

During the castle tour, you’ll experience what it was like to call this place home, before visiting the wine cellars which date to the year 1150. Indulge in a three- flight guided tasting of Chianti’s famous wines, including a Chianti Classico DOGC, with local extra-virgin olive oil and pecorino cheese topped with the castle’s balsamic dressing, all of which will be available for purchase.

Experience the Real Tuscany - Then it’s a quick 20-minute hop to the charming town of Greve in Chianti, where you’ll have free time for lunch in one of its authentic Tuscan restaurants with tips from your guide on where to go to enjoy the best in Chianti’s regional cuisine, with time afterwards to shop for souvenirs, food and wine in the main piazza, exploring its trademark arched colonnades and savoring the sights and flavors of small town Tuscany. After the break, enjoy the ride through local winding roads and evocative landscapes until you reach Brolio Castle. Considered one of the most beautiful in Italy, this privately-owned jewel has been inhabited by the Ricasoli family since 1141. Learn its spectacular history as part of Florence’s bulwark against its rival Siena, and about one of its many illustrious owners, Baron Bettino Ricasoli, Italy’s 2nd Prime Minister, who created the first modern Chianti “recipe" in 1872, with 70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia Bianca.

Your guided visit includes the castles lush Italian gardens, the family chapel, and crypt, as well as a walk along the ramparts to survey the surrounding vineyards, with a tasting of the castle’s own wine. If you’re looking for the magic of Tuscany in a day from Florence, this is the tour for you.

Things to know:

  • Visit Verrazzano Castle and Cellar /Visit Brolio Castle with gardens and family chapel
  • Visit small town of Greve in Chianti
  • View the beautiful Tuscan landscape of the Chianti region
  • Air-conditioned bus with local expert English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Small group tour of 25 people or less / 4 people needed for tour/inquire about availability
  • Tasting of 4 local wines, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar tasting
  • Wear comfortable walking or tennis shoes
  • 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 offered on Wednesdays and Fridays / Tours begins at 8:30 am
  • Meeting point location - Santa Maria Novella Train Station ( more details available upon booking)
  • Tour operates April – October (Castle & Vineyards are closed from November – mid-March)

Additional Info

  • Region Tuscany
  • City Chianti
  • Duration 10.5 hours
  • Highlights

    Experience the timeless panoramas and rolling hills of Italy’s famous Chianti region, with visits to two of Tuscany’s most prestigious privately inhabited castles and an incredible look into their astounding history and tastings of four famous local wines.

  • Pricing & Booking

    Starting at $148.00 per person.  Inquire within about special rates to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  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.

    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. 

  • Price 148.00 Per Person
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