Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Small Group Chianti Wine Region Day Trip from Florence submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
Alexander was our tour guide for this Chianti Wine tour. We visited Medieval towns in Tuscany. Later we had lunch at a winery where we sample wines long with our meal that was outstanding. Very enjoyable with a total of six people. While we ate, Alexander played classical music on the piano for us. After this wonderful lunch we headed to another winery where we again sample wine but also had the pleasure of sampling the best balsamic vinegar that I have ever tasted. Between the beautiful scenery, the great tasting wines, and the company, this is a tour that is worth taking.Reviewed by: Mary G, October 2013
What a great day in traveling through the countryside of Tuscany and the Chianti wine region! This was a very small group tour. Our Guide and driver Mauro was absolutely the best! Lunch at Monterinaldi Winery along with the tour of the grounds and their facility was a highlight. The wine as very good. Lunch- Completely gourmet and homemade. Again, I can't give enough accolades to the Tour company and our Host/Driver for the day Mauro! They are excellent.Reviewed by: Ken I, August 2013
We had such a great time on our tour. Our guide Luca was very knowledgeable about the region, the wines and the olive trees. The 2 wineries we stopped at were great. I would highly recommend this trip.Reviewed by: Dianna S, June 2013
Very good trip. Would highly recommend .Reviewed by: Teresa T, May 2013
It was really nice to get a almost private tour of Chianti... about 8 people were in our group... so very nice! However, I have some issues....we were given 40 minutes of free time in Chianti town center... very boring. You can do the square in about 15 mins and the locals weren't nice to tourists. I would much rather have the tour company work it so we can make a trip to Siena instead. That can EASILY be done. Basically the day starts with you meeting in city center in Florence.. about a 30 min drive to a terracotta builder (which honestly, I could have done without too... this is labeled as a WINE trip!)... the terracotta tour took about 45 mins. Then we head to Chianti, for a 40 min walk around the city (again, this could be left out!). Afterwards you are taken to the first winery of the tour ...finally!! After a tour, we are offered lunch with wine tasting.. NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE... very disappointing, if you ask me. While the lunch was beautiful and very tasty and filling, for the amount of money you spent on the tour per person... it needs to be included. Expect to spend 25 Euro per person. Then we go to the second winery of the trip, Casa Emma... the wine is amazing with wonderful views of Tuscany. My only concern here is our tour guide gave us too much time with lunch.. he let us spend almost 2 hours eating, so this rushed our last wine tasting. If you ask me this is the point of a tour guide.. to keep us on a schedule!! It would have been nice to spend more time at the last winery. He also said since "we"--- really?--- spent so much time on lunch, we can't explore another village he had planned. Not cool. Anyway.. if we start the day by just heading straight to Siena, have 1 hour there, then head to our first winery-- timed lunch-- then go to the last winery. Would have be MUCH better. BUT, after all this, I would still recommend this tour because it is a intimate tour of the Chianti wineries.Reviewed by: Delilah, September 2013