Small-Group Chianti Wine-Tasting and Castles Trip from Siena
Numbers are limited to eight people on your small-group trip, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Lunch included
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Perched high on a forested hill sits the enchanting Castello di Brolio -- your first Chianti castle visit of the day. Learn about its importance during medieval battles, and about the fascinating Ricasoli family who have owned the castle since the 11th century. With your friendly and knowledgeable guide, explore the Castello di Brolio vineyards where the world-famous red Chianti wine is said to have originated. Then, enjoy a photo opportunity amid the gorgeous surroundings.
Continue to Castello di Meleto, another impressive Chianti castle with 15th-century fortifications and a distinctive cylindrical tower. Surrounded by sun-kissed fields, the castle is now a famous winery, boasting large vineyards and a wine-tasting room. With your guide, tour the castle grounds before savoring a glass of Black Rooster Chianti Classico -- the winery's most prestigious red wine.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to a traditional Tuscan farm for lunch and enjoy platters of locally produced food and fine wines. After this delicious feast, continue to one of the countryside’s many quaint medieval villages and spend time exploring at leisure. Your guide will happily recommend local coffee bars or interesting sights for you to see.
The last stop of the day is at another Chianti winery, where you'll meet the local producer and hear about the lifestyle of the charismatic Chianti folk. Visit the cellars and gardens before enjoying a relaxing ride back to Siena.
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Chianti Castles and Wine-Tasting Trip from Siena
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Wine tasting
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance to Castello di Brolio
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol
Reviewed by: Robert G, October 2013
Great tour, great wine, great guide.
We had a marvelous time with our guide, Daniele, and the rest of the folks on our bus. We were comfortably driven around much of the Chianti region visiting the Ricosoli Estate and enjoyed a wonderful lunch and tasting at the Montechiaro estate.
Do yourself a favor and take this tour when you're in Tuscany. It may very well have been the highlight of our entire Italian two week holiday!
Reviewed by: Rosemary A, June 2013
Wonderful tour. Our guide Daniele was very knowledgable and patient. The farms we visited were beautiful and of course the wine was outstanding! With only 4 people on the tour it was relaxing and a lot of fun!