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

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Firenze, Italy
Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas, Cheese, Wine and Lunch from Florence
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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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A must do!
Dorie_H
, Jun 2022
Great tour guide- Alex was so knowledgeable and fun! Lucked out with a great group of people on the tour too!
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A must do!
Nicole_M
, Jun 2022
Lavi was amazing. This whole experience is a must. Lavi is a wine expert and my husband and I learned so much from her. This was such a wonderful way of seeing the countryside and experiencing the Tuscany region!
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Our tour guide Lavenia...
Kate_D
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Lavenia was very knowledgeable and fun! It was one of the best days I have spent in Tuscany. The food and wine were amazing! I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Great Wine, Great Food, Great Fun!
Richard_N
, Jun 2022
This has been the highlight of our trip to Italy so far. We visited three wineries with lunch at the second and the food and wine were all outstanding. Our guide, Lavinia (Lavi), was super knowledgeable about Chianti Classico (and all other Italian wine producing regions) and made the day educational as well as fun. The funky green Mercedes “bus” was comfortable if a bit bouncy over some of the country roads, but after the first tasting I don’t think anybody cared. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves wines from Tuscany and wants a fun filled day exploring them and the beautiful area where they are produced.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highlight of our trip
Robert_D
, Jun 2022
From the moment we met our guide Alex, we knew it was going to be a great day. He was warm, welcoming and shared his knowledge of wine and the region with us. We visited three villa wineries each more spectacular than the other. The highlight was Rignana where we sipped rose in a private pavilion overlooking Tuscany. The lunch was amazingly delicious. The pace of this experience was very relaxed allowing us plenty of time at each location to wonder the property. It is a 'must do' experience.
star-5
Best unique fun experience!
IVONNE_N
, Jun 2022
So much fun! Beautiful views! Wow! We loved this tour. All tastings were amazing and at the most beautiful places. Lavi was an amazing host and tour guide. Her knowledge of the region and of wine was exceptional. The truck/van/bus was super comfortable. Lunch was delicious and we got plenty of time at each place to hang out or visit the grounds. Very worth it.
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! this...
Caitlyn_M
, Jun 2022
AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! this was my second time doing this wine and food tour and it was just as great as the first time. highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Delicious!
Karen_D
, Jun 2022
One of my favorite excursions in Italy! The wines, cheeses and meals on this tour were just amazing! So delicious and we had a great tour guide! Would recommend!
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Great guide and excellent...
Joseph_F
, Jun 2022
Great guide and excellent wine with a fun group of people. I am planning another trip and will do this tour again.
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Unique wineries with a great guide!
Dean_C
, Jun 2022
This was an excellent tour and very well organized. Lavi was our guide and she did a great job and made this a really fun day. We particularly liked the unique places she curated for us and her wine expertise. The tour vehicle was comfortable. All seats were taken but it still felt spacious and I was not cramped at all. Can’t recommend this tour enough!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Lavi is a very...
Gregory_Y
, Jun 2022
Lavi is a very experienced guide with a wealth of knowledge. We had such an enjoyable time and learned a lot. It is a long day so plan accordingly.
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Chianti Tuscany Samplings.
Amey_L
, Jun 2022
We had 3 locations to taste Chianti and they were all good. And all of the tasting must pair with food that enhances the wine. I learned a lot. And the plus side is the beautiful Tuscan sceneries. Definitely rolling hills.
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Absolutely Amazing
Thomas_V
, Jun 2022
Our guide was incredible. We learned SO much about the production of wines. The wine and food was amazing and the winery’s and vineyards were breath taking. This is a must do in Florence.
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Lavinia was amazing! And...
Abigail_D
, Jun 2022
Lavinia was amazing! And Lobby safely navigated us through the Tuscan hills. Best excursion of our honeymoon - would definitely recommend!
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Incredible day wine and food tasting.
Jacquie_B
, Jun 2022
We had the best time on the Chianti Safari! Lavi, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable on wine, the Tuscan region and the local food.
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Fantastic tour !!
Nadia_D
, Jun 2022
We had such a lovely day on the Chianti Safari tour. Our guide Gloria was fantastic; extremely knowledgeable about the different wines and the process behind them and her charm and humour made the day even more enjoyable! The food and wine was fantastic and there was plenty of time to wander around the beautiful villas and take pictures. The “Beast” bus as referred to by Gloria was also very comfortable and allowed us to take in the beautiful views of the Tuscan hills whilst making the experience extra unique! I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.
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A must for day trip to Chianti
Alec_M
, Jun 2022
Highly recommend this tour. They went to all local spots and nothing felt touristy. Very fun small group tour and our tour guide Lavi and driver Romeo made the express what it is. The guides knowledge of wine and olive was amazing. Tried a lot of great wine and had an amazing lunch on the hill top where we ate crostini and 2 courses of pasta
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Amazing
Kim_B
, Jun 2022
Amazing time and Alex was amazing in and the driver did great around the small curvy roads in the beast❤️
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That was a great...
Aleksander_L
, Jun 2022
That was a great experience especially our guide Alessandro and of course the wine was excellent. I would recommend everyone to experience
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Amazing, worth while trip!
Kelsie_T
, Jun 2022
The tour was absolutely amazing! I cannot recommend it enough. I it also a great value for the price

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