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Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence

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Overview
Enjoy a rich and ripe tour through the worlds of grape and gourmet cheese. Experience art and architecture and blend it with good wines and mouth-warming specialties. You will visit the stunning Val d'Orcia and the very special towns snuggling in it. There's the chance to get to know wine cellars while nibbling on sheep's cheese. A prefect day out for the senses and the soul.
Highlights
  • Relax on a coach journey and concentrate on the Orcia Valley scenery
  • Explore Montalcino and Montepulciano as you wish, with ample free time
  • Learn about the wider Tuscany region and its hill towns from a local guide
  • Sample renowned Tuscan wine and cheese in the towns from which they originate
What to Expect
Travel from Santa Maria Novella station in Florence to the Tuscan countryside and then hop out in Montalcino, the home of Brunello wine. With your guide, call in at an acclaimed winery to taste its wares and learn about the estate’s history from the site’s wine expert. Continue with a walk through the town to admire the narrow lanes and surrounding countryside and then travel onward to Pienza. Here, explore the quintessential Italian hill town on foot, and sample its famed pecorino cheese. Before your return to Florence, there’s time for one last stop in Montepulciano, another hilltop town, famous for its namesake wine. Visit a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano cellar for a tasting and look around as you learn about the town and its delicious wine. Your day trip ends with a drop-off back in central Florence.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
11h 30m
Return Details
Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
Inclusions
  • Journey by fully-fitted GT Coach
  • Expert multilingual guide
  • Free visit to Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano
  • Visit to a wine cellar/museum in Montalcino with tour of the wine cellars and tasting of the world-famous Brunello wine
  • Visit to a winery in Montepulciano with tasting of the “Vino Nobile
  • Cheese tasting in Pienza
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please show up 20 minutes before the tour departure
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews didn t feel rushed hill towns group lunch the bus our tour guide day trip tuscan countryside beautiful tour meeting points highly recommend the tour an unforgettable experience wonderful trip full day tour first stop pecorino giulia viale
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall we were happy with the Val D’Orica tour. We were a party of two on a bus of about 25-30 people. Our tour guide Giulio and driver Antonio were great! Our tour took us to Montalcino, Pienza and then Montepulciano and we got free...More

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CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer Thank you for leaving your comment, it is very important for us! The places mentioned are Unesco World Heritage Sites and, for this reason, the touristic buses cannot drop people off too close to the city centers. They are protected from pollution. However,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely time with our tour guide or "leather", Giuliano. The villages and views were spectacular. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: October 2019
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CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer Your feedback is very much appreciated, a big thank you from all of us! We are glad that you spent a great day and that you will keep beautiful memories :) Wishing you all the best Regards Ciaoflorence Staff

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip included 2 winetasting and one cheesetasting, all of them was really nice👍 But the best of this trip was to explore the landscape of Tuscany, how beautiful it is and with the best guide ( Giulio ) we ever have had it was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour was wonderful thanks to our superior guide Giulia and driver Alberto. The three villages are beautiful and we had ample time to walk around and explore them. Giulia is knowledgeable, professional, patient and endearing. We were delayed on our return to Florence due...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ciao Florence Tours and Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear client We are really thankful for your beautiful feedback, that really means a lot to us! You are right, our staff is a treat and all the food is delicious :) Sometimes the check in might become a bit chaotic because the municipality wants...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was really interesting and fun! We had an awesome tour guide, Giulia and a great driver, Alberto! Monday 16th September 2019

Date of experience: September 2019
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Yes wine was included. We opted for the lunch on your own version of the tour. We found a great little restaurant and had time for lunch on the stop.
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She did on our tour
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we were fortunate that in late May we only had 20 people in a small mini bus. it is a full day, amazing experience however doubt you will see a sunset without staying overnight. sunset isn't until much later in the evening... More
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