Chianti Region Wine-Tasting and Dinner Half-Day Trip from Florence
Reviewed by: Angela M, June 2015
This trip was everything that it promised - lots of free wine, delicious snacks and dinner, nice tour guide, and a great overall time. Price is a great value (restaurant we went to was Michelin star rated) and did I mention tons of wine? Just go, you won't regret this!
Reviewed by: Susannah M, June 2015
I do highly recommend this trip, though some aspects of it satisfy more than others. It's a great way to get out of Florence and into the countryside if you don't want to rent a car and brave Italy's winding byways. Our guide, Lucia, was informative and friendly, and the winery stop offers not just a tasting but a sit-down lunch of sorts with full bottles of four wines on the tables and excellent small eats cheese, bread, salamis. You get brief stops at Greve and Castellini, and that's my one complaint--these stops are really so brief as to be quick bathroom breaks or a dash into one souvenir shop. Also, we found the dinner rather underwhelming. That said, I'd recommend it--it's not expensive, and you do get plenty of wine and food for your money. The scenery, more importantly, is breathtaking.
Reviewed by: Fiona H, May 2015
Excellent trip. Knowledgable guide. Enjoyable tour and tasting at vineyard. Dinner very tasty especially the steak which was too big to finish.
Reviewed by: Nancy P, May 2015
Great way to get out of the hustle of the city center of Firenze and into the country side! Food and wine were great, as was our wine-farm host
Reviewed by: K, October 2014
This tour was by far 1 of my top favorites if not thee favorite! Great way to see Tuscany. Chianti was fabulous with great wine tasting along with cheese, bread, olive oil and jam tastings. Afterward I can pretty much say we all bought multiple items to take home (airlines usually allow 2 bottles of wine per suitcase or they give you the option to ship items home too). We stopped along the way in great little quaint towns where we had additional time to shop, take pictures and drink more wine. Lastly, we finished off at a cute cottage like tuscany restaurant where we drank more wonderful wine and plenty of food to go around. Overall we were very pleased with this tour. I will note that the roads are very windy so keep in mind if you might get bus sick. Also bring mosquito spray!
Reviewed by: doodly, October 2014
A thoroughly enjoyed half day tour that I would gladly do again. We visited a beautiful winery where we were welcomed by a lovely lady that showed us their property which was once a castle, created into a farmhouse. A very knowledgable guide who informed us everything about wine. Then we sat down and enjoyed 3 different wines with a selection of cured meats, cheeses and breads. It was a really good idea to put each wine with a selected piece of food in order to appreciate both things more. Everyone was so impressed, that each person bought something at the winery! We travelled to Greve and Castellina, spending 40 minutes in each Chianti village for free time, before arriving to a small town for our 3 course meal. The food did not disappoint, each meal was delicious and impressive. The two pasta dishes were amazing, and the main course included multiple side dishes too. Dessert was a yummy tiramisu. Would definetely reccommend this tour for anyone wanting to spend time in the Chianti region and learn about the delicious wines. Thank you Viator and CAF tours for organising a great tour!
Reviewed by: JD M, August 2014
What a brilliant day out!! From the views you get to see travelling from one place to another, to the wonderful little villages you get to visit, it was fantastic. The wine tour around the castle was extremely enjoyable and informative and the wine tasting was of course wondeful.
I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys wine and wants to see the beautiful countryside of Tuscany!