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Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena

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Siena, Italy

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Spend a day sipping one of Italy’s top wines, Brunello di Montalcino, on this day trip from Siena. Led by an expert guide, travel to the cellars to learn about the production process and meet the locals behind the delicious red wine. Then, pause at a family-run winery for an authentic Tuscan lunch before exploring the village of Montalcino and the abbey of Sant'Antimo. Stop for additional tastings along the way and conclude with transportation back to Siena. Group size is reserved to eight people for a more intimate experience.
  • Small-group wine-tasting tour from Siena
  • Explore Brunello di Montalcino wine cellars and learn about the wine-making process from your expert guide
  • Visit three wineries and enjoy a Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting at each one
  • Enjoy a walk through Tuscany’s lovely town of Montalcino and the mystical abbey of Sant'Antimo
  • Savor a delicious Tuscan lunch at a family-run winery
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a unique and intimate experience
Begin your day trip with pickup in central Siena. Meet your guide and hop aboard your minivan, setting off toward Montalcino.

Travel into the Tuscan hills and stop first at a small winery for a walk among the vineyards. Swirl and sip the famous Brunello di Montalcino, and check out the cellars with your guide.

Next, arrive in the town of Montalcino, the region’s namesake. Soak up some free time to roam the area independently, enjoying the views of the valley below, perusing the shops or tasting more of the celebrated Brunello wines.

Afterward, journey to a family-run winery, where you’ll meet the winemakers. Delve into some of the region’s culinary favorites with a lunch of antipasti, pasta or risotto and dessert, complemented by delicious local wines.

Appetites sated, continue to the ancient Benedictine abbey of Sant'Antimo. Learn about the stunning structure’s history as you follow your guide inside. On occasion, visitors will hear the monks singing Gregorian chants while taking in the scenery.

Top off your trip with a visit to a third winery for a fascinating lesson on production, the aging process and more. Take a seat for a final tasting before returning to Siena.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Brunello di Montalcino Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena.

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  • "It is a full day so don't plan on doing much else on that day." See review
  • "The wineries were only 20 minutes apart and bathrooms were available at those, also, so not a problem!" See review

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Three Unique Vineyards/Wineries
blake8520
, Dec 2019
We visited three unique vineyards that provided a great overview to the Montalcino region. The second vineyard is where we had lunch with the family running the vineyard. Really enjoyed getting to know the unique characteristics of Brunello!
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Great day
PotterygirlNYC
, Nov 2019
We really enjoyed the tour. The guide was energetic, knowledgeable and a great driver. We felt very safe. The vineyard selection was super and the lunch at the winemakers home was an experience we will never forget...great food, wine and conversation. Thank you for a great experience.
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Small group was actually small
Richard M
, Nov 2019
We usually avoid group tours. Don't avoid this one, though. It was small, informative, and fun. Recommended highly
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Heavy of the sales pitch
jenniferdouglasf
, Nov 2019
This was supposed to be a 3 winery tasting/tour with lunch. The first winery had a great tasting and tour. The second was no winery tour, wine with lunch was poorly described by the 'host'- who was really there to push his business (not the winery), with short supply of wines. We were lectured at throughout lunch. Tasty and plentiful lunch, though. Third winery was very busy, so not much of a tasting, but really nice people and talk with the winemaker. Our driver was great, and knowledgeable, but I was expecting more wine tasting/winery tour and less lecture/sales.
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Tour quality rivaled the beauty of the area!
David R
, Nov 2019
This daytrip was a highlight of a wonderful 2-week trip with a group of friends. Our guide Giorgia was particularly helpful in accommodating us, showing the area and getting us into excellent experiences away from the throngs. We wanted to take her home with us. She arranged a lunch with a vintner and his wife that was positively spectacular. We could have spent 3 days in the area and not had as complete a visit as she provided in several hours. The area is stunningly beautiful, the wine delicious, and having a superb driver and guide was priceless.
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Best tour of our two weeks in Italy!
Sheila B
, Oct 2019
Danieli was "hands down" the best tour guide! He provided so much great information and brought us to several unique locations that provided an unforgettable experience. It was fun and informative. We loved it!
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Wine tour with William
jchouinard4
, Oct 2019
William was exceptional. He made us feel welcome the minute we stepped aboard. Great knowledge of the area and his country’s history. His personality was exuberant and infectious. All of the vineyards had something different to offer. We highly recommend William and the wine tour he represents. Regards, The Chouinard Family - Goffstown, NH
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A Fabulous Day
Laura Z
, Oct 2019
Of all that we saw and did in our 10-day trip to Tuscany, this was tops. We expected it to be interesting and fun, but it was also an adventure. Our driver, Amber, was terrific. She picked us up in the van and off we went into the countryside and up hills, deep into the wine-producing land and through villages. The ride is not for the infirm or faint of heart--the roads are rough and steep and you get rocked around in your seatbelt. There was an early change of plan because of a bicycle race in the area of our first vineyard stop; Amber and the other drivers punted and we were taken to a wonderful family vineyard and home for a tour and tasting on their lovely patio. Then on and up to a gorgeous hilltop vineyard for a sit-down lunch with the other van groups, 30 of us in all. Fine wines, wonderful food, amazing scenery. We were taken to yet another lovely winery and toured more of the area before being driven back into Siena. It was a long day, just great, well worth the price.
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An Enlightening Day
Tim H
, Oct 2019
Learned so much about the area and the Brunello Wine. Lunch was exceptional and the guide was awesome.
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Excellent experience!
Vicki L
, Oct 2019
Our group of 5 friends and 2 honeymooners was the perfect size. No rushing just leisurely enjoying beautiful scenery, good food and plenty of wine to sample. A perfect day I would highly recommend!

Product code: 5493MONTALCINO

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