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Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence

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Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Get a true taste of Italy's famous Chianti region on this full-day wine and food tour departing from Florence. Led by a guide, travel through the Tuscan hills by a 4x4 off-road vehicle, stopping to visit a wine estate and historic villa, and a cellar specializing in bottles of Chianti Classico. Sample the finest specialties at each stop, and save room for a 3-course meal in the Chianti countryside before making the return trip to Florence.
  • Full-day Chianti food and wine tour from Florence with 4x4 minibus transport
  • Enjoy an off-road adventure through the Tuscan countryside
  • Traditional Tuscan Lunch at a winery restaurant with stunning views
  • Tour a historic wine estate and enjoy a wine, extra-virgin olive oil, and cheese tasting
  • Finish with a visit to a second winery and sample the renowned Chianti Classico wine

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour follows an off-road route in a 4x4 vehicle to showcase parts of Chianti many visitors miss.
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Transport by air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
Professional guide
9 samples of wine
2 samples of olive oil
Food tastings
Lunch
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Piazza dei Cavalleggeri , Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide in central Florence and hop aboard an air-conditioned, 4x4 minibus. Watch the city streets transform into the rolling hillside of Chianti, lined with vineyards and olive groves.

Your first stop of the day is at a winery belonging to one of the most prominent Italian families. Taste wines paired with cured meats and olive oils, and enjoy a guided tour of the historic wine cellars. Travel to the olive mill through the villa's underground tunnels, as well as to the garden.

Afterward, head to a Tuscan winery restaurant and settle in for a 3-course meal, including regional specialties such as different types of fresh pasta and glasses of fine Chianti wine. (See the Itinerary for a sample menu).

The adventure continues as we continue our drive through the incredible countryside on our way to our final stop of the day.

Here you will take a tour of the impressive villa and walk around the stunning grounds, soaking in the unique beauty and views, whilst learning more about wine before you sit for the final tasting of three wines paired with cheese. The perfect end to a truly unforgettable day.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale
Check-in and departure point
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Villa le Corti
Our first stop of the day is at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here we taste three wines paired with cured meats and two olive oils but first, there’s a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olive mill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Località Rignana
Now buckle-up and get ready for some off-roading through ancient woodland and rolling hills, outlined with cypress trees and dotted with rustic farms and churches, to make our way to a typical Tuscan winery restaurant with stunning views. Here is where we will really get your taste buds tingling with delicious food and wine. You will not want to leave!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Poggio Torselli
We go deeper into the Chianti hills and enjoy more incredible countryside on our way to a Chianti Classico vineyard. As a contrast to the established winery of the morning, this one is smaller and less known though does have two award winning wines which you will taste as you find out how ancient tradition and innovation have been combined to create them.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option are not available and other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for
  • Minimum age is 18 years old
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walkabout Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence.

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  • "A tip is to always wear shoes appropriate for walking outside of vineyards and prepare in case you have rain on the trip." See review
  • "This is a long day at 10 hrs but is worth every penny and every minute." See review

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star-5
Great Winery Tour
Nond_C
, Aug 2022
Great tour of a few wineries in a cool tour bus. Gloria was a great guide, providing some excellent insights and tips on wine drinking since she's an actual sommelier. The tours of the wineries themselves were interesting and the views from some of them were amazing. One of my favorite tours while in Italy.
star-5
Amazing! A must do!
Thomas_M
, Aug 2022
Great day out from start to finish. The wine and food was amazing and Alex our guide was top class!!
star-5
Gloria gave a great...
William_B
, Aug 2022
Gloria gave a great review of wine tasting and education on the wine process. Very informative. The vineyard personnel at each of the vineyards were very welcoming of the group.
star-5
Amazing guide, amazing wine.
Nathaniel_J
, Aug 2022
Incredibly fun. The guide (Alex) was funny, entertaining, and a great teacher. Was such a fun and beautiful trip. We also made a few new friends on the trip as well. Would recommend to anyone!
star-5
We had a fantastic time!
Meng_J
, Aug 2022
A very nice tour and nice vineyards we visited. Dimitri was very funny and we had some good laughs on his Italian humor. It’s a cool truck but after a few drinks, not so fun to ride on the mountain roads. Otherwise, it’s a wonderful tour and will definitely recommend the trip to friends!
star-5
A wine adventure you won’t want to miss!
Jacqueline_P
, Aug 2022
This was an excellent way and fun way to see the vineyards and visit the villas! All the wine tastings were delicious! Demitri our guide was great and very knowledgeable. Food tastings were delicious also. Very happy with this tour we had a memorable experience.
star-5
Fabulous
maureen_r
, Aug 2022
This trip was fantastic! We had so much fun experiencing the wine region and the wineries we curated so well. Loved every stop!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best way to experience Tuscany
Carla_S
, Aug 2022
This must be the most fun day trip to do from Florence, if you really want to experience Tuscany from a different perspective and immerse yourself in the food and wine. The tour is professionally organised and Gloria, our guide, is exceptional. We had plenty of wine to taste which she had expert advice and insight to share. The selection of farms and the lunch kept things exciting and fresh. The vehicle is air conditioned and comfortable and was able to drive on difficult terrain. Truly worth every cent.
star-5
The best Gloria and Romulo
zorrengrace_O
, Jul 2022
Gloria and Romula is the best . The tour experience is once in a life time . Highly recommended . Worth the price
star-5
Best Part of Florence
Amanda_C
, Jul 2022
This was our favorite part of our visit to Florence. Lavi was an amazing tour guide, so personable and knowledgeable. And the wines and food were almost as incredible as the views! Such a fun day, would highly recommend.
star-4
Chianti Wine Safari
Brandy_T
, Jul 2022
The drive through the hills was enjoyable. Tour guide, Lavi, was incredibly informative - regularly blending humor, history and passion into the tour.
star-5
Great experience tasting wines!
starr_f
, Jul 2022
So many good things to say about this tour! First, the vehicle is unique and made the tour a memorable experience. (Yes it has a/c!) Our tour guide, Gloria, is a sommelier, so her expertise in wine was a great complement to the tour. The three wineries we visited were amazing and there were food pairings at each, with the main lunch meal being served at the second winery on the tour. This was one of the best meals I had during my stay in Florence. If you are looking for a fun experience and an opportunity to enjoy some wine tastings, look no further.
star-5
Great day with great wines and great people
Ken_A
, Jul 2022
My wife and I had a wonderful day out in the Chianti region. Lavi and the driver of “The Beast” did an outstanding job in educating and enlightening the group on the finer points of wine and olive oil production. A fun day and made lots of new friends from around the world. 25 is a nice-sized group (as opposed to a bus load of 60) and Lavi’s command of the English language was outstanding. She is also a licensed sommelier!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The views were absolutely...
Lauren_S
, Jul 2022
The views were absolutely stunning! And being able to experience these wineries in a small group with a knowledgeable tour guide made it so much more enjoyable.
star-5
We loved the tour guide...
nancy_f
, Jul 2022
We loved the tour guide Livi The lunch and the wineries were outstanding The scenery was unbelievable. A complete great day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
I fell in love on this tour...with truffle ravioli!
Sara_W
, Jul 2022
We learned A LOT about the history of wines in the Tuscan region and how to taste wine from a sommelier. Three wonderful stops, the first winery was the most educational and the tasting was delightful! This was the the ideal location for purchasing wine to ship back home. The second stop was all about the lunch, bruschetta you won't want to share (and you won't have too - 1 each per person!) truffle ravioli that left me weak in the knees and a wild boar ragu with pappardelle that will be hard to find outside of Tuscany. Oh, and the countryside and view at both of these stops was undeniably awesome! The last stop was also nice, BUT, the acoustics in the wine cellar AND in the 'ballroom' where the tasting was held made it REALLY hard to hear the tour guide and it wasn't a property where we were able to walk around except specific areas. Walkabout tours does a great job organizing and orchestrating their tours and they hire fantastics hosts!
star-5
Alex the best guide ever 👊
Marcus_N
, Jul 2022
A Perfect tour, hade the best ravioli a ever had. the Lunch place wos amazing view with wine. Alex was a Perfect guide. And learnd alot och the histori of FLORENS.
star-5
Best winery tour EVER!
Geoffrey_B
, Jul 2022
13/10 experience! I will be doing this tour again! Alex was AMAZING! Not just saying that, he really brought these strangers together, and we all had the best time! All the wineries were amazing, the shuttle was great! Made some amazing friends! Overall if you’re not booking this your, you’re missing out. Lunch was out of this world! Cannot say enough great things! Thank you for an amazing day! Maybe next time we all can do a night winery tour! Something, didn’t want the day to end. So happy I booked this tour!
star-5
Wine-Tastic
Sam_O
, Jul 2022
Stunning settings in the Tuscan country side! Beautiful wines. Tour guide was fab and a lovely group of people. Best day of my holiday for sure! You won’t regret doing this tour!
star-5
Bellissimo!
Lauren_M
, Jul 2022
What a beautiful day yesterday! Gloria was a fantastic tour guide and was so knowledgable. Having a trained sommelier leading this trip made it extra special. All three wineries were fabulous, tasting great wines in beautiful settings. Picture perfect! We had a great group too. One of the best tours I have participated in!

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