• Tour code: 5724FIAT500WINETOUR
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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  • Details
Combine a vintage Fiat 500 tour with a Tuscan wine experience on an exciting day out from Florence! Driving a classic 1960s model, you’ll travel in a convoy following an expert guide into the picture-perfect hills of Tuscany. After arriving at a 15th-century villa and wine estate, you’ll participate in one of two wine tours: either a wine-tasting session and vineyard tour, or a winemaking experience where you’ll meet the head winemaker and stomp on the grapes!

Highlights

  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Fiat 500s were introduced to the Italian masses at the end of the 1950s, and quickly became the nation’s favorite little car. Eye-catching and stylishly retro, the earliest Fiat 500 models remain the most sought-after vintage cars in Italy today, and you’ll experience their nostalgic glory on your 5-hour tour.

After meeting your expert guide at a private garage in Florence, you’ll be introduced to your meticulously restored 1960s Fiat 500 and given a comprehensive safety briefing. You will have a practice session to get used to the car’s manual gears. If you’re the nominated driver in your group, you must be confident using them.

Leave Florence behind and head to the hills in a convoy following your guide. As you drive along secluded roads with little traffic, your guide will keep you entertained with fascinating facts about the region and its world-famous wines.

After two hours of leisurely driving through Tuscan and Chianti landscape, you’ll arrive at your destination -- a beautiful 15th-century Renaissance villa and wine estate, tucked into the hills. With roughly two hours to spend here, choose between one of the following two activities to enjoy before returning to Florence:

Tour Including Wine-Tasting Session:
Learn about the region’s prestigious Super Tuscan wines on a 1.5-hour tour of the wine estate. With your knowledgeable guide, explore the vineyards and cellars, and then taste several local wines. During the tour, sit down in the wine cellar to enjoy a light lunch of crostini, meats and cheeses. You’ll have time to spend at leisure in the grounds after your wine-tasting tour ends-- simply relax and sun yourself in the grounds!

Tour Including Winemaking Experience:
Meet the villa’s head winemaker and get an inside glimpse into the day-to-day winery work that takes place on site. As you’re entertained with lively accounts of wine harvesting, learn how to cut vines and have a go at stomping your own grapes – a classic trick that kick-starts the winemaking process. Sample wines at different stages of fermentation before tasting the finished products! Lunch comes next and consists of a traditional picnic served on tables on the villa’s grounds. The exact dishes will vary but you can expect cold pasta dishes, bruschetta, cured meats and salads, served alongside a small glass of Tuscan wine!

Schedule details

Departure Point:
Via Gherado Silvani, Florence
Departure Time:
11:30am
Duration:
5 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence: Tuscan Wine Experience

Tuscan Wine Experience

Inclusions:
  • Radio to hear the guide clearly
  • Wine-tasting session or winemaking experience (depending on option is selected)
  • Lunch
  • Use of the villa's private swimming pool when winemaking option selected
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Previous experience using manual gears essential, should you be the nominated driver in your group. Your guide reserves the right, at his or her discretion, to terminate the participation of any driver who is unable to control the car safely.
  • Vegetarian and vegan dietary restrictions are catered to. Please note this in the 'special requirements' field on booking
  • Children aged 12 and under are free of charge. Valid ID is required
  • Minimum age is 18 years to drive. You must bring your driver's license
  • Should you choose to include a wine-tasting session, we recommend that the nominated driver in your group spit the wines out, rather than swallowing them. This is common practice at wine-tasting sessions so you should feel comfortable doing this. By offering this tour through this website, Viator and its affiliates do not condone driving after alcohol consumption
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.