Chianti Region Wine-Tasting and Dinner Half-Day Trip from Florence
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!
Reviewed by: John N, August 2014
Booked this tour months in advance and was not disappointed. Everything was perfect and together with a coach load of people from Aberdeen to Adelaide my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
The guide was excellent and very informative and the format of the trip well designed and conducted at a pace suitable for all age groups.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this trip to anyone who has an interest in Italian wine, countryside, food and culture in general.
Reviewed by: llaz, May 2014
This was one of the highlights of the trip. I would recommend this for anybody travelling to Florence who would like a tour of the Tuscany Hills. The guide was English speaking and was very friendly. The wine tasting tour was interesting and even though it was thundering and pouring with rain outside, it didn't matter. Old towns to visit, lots of history and beauty. The fab four course meal was welcome after an afternoon of fun!
Reviewed by: Deni, May 2014
This tour was such fun. We were 2 Brits in a group of 35 North Americans and everyone was great. The wine tasting and snack was excellent. The short stay visits to villages in the countryside were marvellous too. The meal, company and scenery was superb. We had excellent weather too which made it just perfect. Have used Viator before and will again.
Reviewed by: Michael M, April 2014
This was very enjoyable. The guide along with the owner of the vineyard were very informative.