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From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

1. From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

Depart Florence and journey to the historic Chianti Classico wine region by air-conditioned minivan while your English-speaking driver explains the stunning landscape where the most famous wines from Italy are produced. Visit two wine estates, with wine and food pairings. Sample 3 of the first wine estate's wines, along with some of the fresh olive oil they produce. Learn more about the unique techniques used to produce wine and get a better appreciation of the local viniculture on a tour of the wine cellars. Continue towards the second wine estate to take a tour of the cellars and compare and contrast their techniques with the first winery. Taste different wines and olive oils produced on the farm, paired with local specialties from Tuscany, such as cheese, salami, cold cuts, and bruschetta.

From Florence: Chianti Hills Wineries Tour with Tasting

2. From Florence: Chianti Hills Wineries Tour with Tasting

Immerse yourself in Italy's renowned winemaking culture on this guided tour by van from Florence. Leave the city behind as you head out into the Tuscan countryside, marveling at the landscape around you. Visit two local wineries and enjoy wine tastings in both of them, learning about the wine-making process from locals. Arrive in the charming town of Radda in Chianti and visit one of the town’s traditional wineries. Enjoy a tasting session of 3 regional wines, then have the opportunity to purchase them. Spend some free time exploring the narrow streets of the town. Continue towards a traditional farm and winery. Learn about the winemaking process from grape to glass. Then enjoy another tasting session of 3 Chianti wines as well as local products. Finally, sit back and relax on the return journey to Florence.

From Florence: Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse

3. From Florence: Cooking Class & Lunch at Tuscan Farmhouse

First discover Florence's historical food market where the locals do their daily shopping. Blend in with the locals, and meet the bakers, the butchers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their fields. Their stalls are full of items such as fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegar, sun dried tomatoes, olives and many other Italian food specialties. Shop for the ingredients to use for the cooking class and learn to choose the best seasonal products. Then it's time to start your cooking lesson at a farmhouse in Tuscany. This isn't just a demonstration, you will actually take part in creating a full traditional Tuscan meal with the chef's help. You will learn to make real Italian fresh pasta by hand with freshly laid eggs and learn to make a traditional meat sauce using ingredients from right outside the door! Learn to prepare a classic bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and the farmhouse's own extra virgin olive oil and then take a break to enjoy it with a glass of Chianti wine. After the break it's back to the lesson where you will learn how to prepare traditional Tuscan roast pork, aristan and Tuscan roast potatoes using fresh herbs collected from around the farmhouse. To finish the class, you will learn the secrets of the wonderful Italian coffee and cream dessert, Tiramisù. At last sit down to enjoy a wonderful meal. Each course will be paired with a carefully selected wine from the region to compliment the flavors of the food you have prepared. At the end of your meal, your driver will be waiting for you for a short drive back to Florence, so it's time to say "arrivederci" after an unforgettable experience in Tuscany.

Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

4. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza San Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on Piazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

Tuscan Cooking Course with Florence Central Market Visit

5. Tuscan Cooking Course with Florence Central Market Visit

Learn how to cook a delicious and authentic Tuscan meal with fresh seasonal ingredients, under the guidance of an experienced chef. Begin by visiting Florence's historic food market. With the help of your guide and chef, pick the freshest and most delicious local ingredients to use during the cooking lessons. You will have the chance to prepare a four-course meal (starter, first course, second course and dessert) in a top-class culinary school. The course will be followed by a lunch with the dishes you have prepared together, paired with an excellent Tuscan wine as well as a fun and friendly atmosphere.

From San Gimignano: Chianti Half-Day Vespa Tour with Lunch

6. From San Gimignano: Chianti Half-Day Vespa Tour with Lunch

Start your experience at 11:00 AM and explore the scenic hills of the Chianti region where some of the most famous Tuscan wines are produced. Ride through the beautiful fields of vines, cypresses, and Tuscan rural houses. Enjoy plenty of stops for beautiful photo opportunities throughout your experience.  Stop at a local winery where the kind owners will escort you around their property before serving an authentic Tuscan meal, followed by wine and olive oil tasting. Hop on your scooter once again and follow your guide through the final part of the scenic ride, arriving back at the meeting point at approximately 3:30 PM.

Florence: 5.5-Hour Italian Food Market & Cooking Experience

7. Florence: 5.5-Hour Italian Food Market & Cooking Experience

Enjoy this lovely and relaxed day with local famous chefs, and learn the art of the 2 things Italians do best — cooking and shopping. The day begins with a trip to the local market to gather the ingredients for the Tuscan feast you will learn to prepare. With your chefs as your guides you will meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens. Under their expert guidance you will taste the local food and wines, and learn how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients. After this very enjoyable experience you will make you way to the charming home-style professional kitchen where you will learn to create an amazing Tuscan meal. You will learn how to prepare fresh Tuscan-style bruschetta, fresh home-made pasta, and a seasonal main course, all accompanied with a selection of Chianti wines. Be sure to pay attention to your guides as after you have finished cooking you can enjoy eating the meal you have just created.

Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

8. Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

Italy is known the world over for its food; fine wines, pizza, organic olive oil and of course pasta. The perfect companion to your vacation in Florence is an Italian cooking class where you will learn the secrets of creating fresh Italian pasta dishes from scratch in traditional surroundings.  The class is held three times a week in the Florentine city center and lasts around three hours. Your culinary adventure will be guided by a professional chef who will take you through each step of the process. You'll also create delicious sauces (vegetarian options available) and a dessert to enjoy alongside your fresh pasta when you all eat together at the end of the class. Wine is also provided to round out a wonderful Italian evening.

Chianti Wine & Food Safari

9. Chianti Wine & Food Safari

With your expert guide, enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the region and its wines while touring two of the region's best wine estates. As you sample the winery’s signature wines, you’ll receive tips about the art of wine tasting and pairing wine with food. Your first stop of the day is at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here you'll taste three wines paired with cheese and two olive oils but first, there’s a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olive mill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa. Now buckle-up and get ready for some off-roading through ancient woodland and rolling hills, outlined with cypress trees and dotted with rustic farms and churches, to make your way to a typical Tuscan restaurant with stunning views. Here is where you will really get your taste buds tingling with delicious food and wine. You will not want to leave! To visit the final wine estate you'll go deeper into the Chianti hills and enjoy more incredible countryside on your way to a Chianti Classico vineyard. As a contrast to the established winery of the morning, this one is smaller and less known though does have award winning wines which you will taste as you find out how ancient tradition and innovation have been combined to create them. The unique beauty of this area will add to the unforgettable memories you will have created so far. There will also be a stop in Greve, a picturesque town in Chianti where you can enjoy a little free time to wind down and get a coffee, shop or just soak in the unique Italian culture of this idyllic place. The perfect way to end the perfect day!

Montepulciano: Winery Tour and Tasting

10. Montepulciano: Winery Tour and Tasting

Head into the heart of Montepulciano to a historic underground cellar dating back to the 16th century. Learn about the cellar and admire its impressive vaults and tunnels which create a charming setting for the experience. Next, enjoy a tasting of premium wines with an expert sommelier. Sample some of the cellar's most prestigious wines, and learn about the different flavors. The tasting session includes four of the most well-known wines of the region, including Rosso di Montepulciano DOCG and Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. The wine is also accompanied by some delicious snacks, so you can taste the very best that Tuscany has to offer.

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What people are saying about Tuscany

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 605 reviews

This was one of the highlights of our trip! It was an absolute blast definitely exceeding our expectations. We had the pleasure of having Luca start our tour. He was incredibly funny, entertaining, and engaging. The market tour was great fun, and the house where the cooking class takes place is breathtaking. Just what you picture when you think of the Tuscany. Luca and Carmela (the other chef) did a lovely job teaching us the skills, the menu was approachable, the pacing good, and the food delicious. Luca and Carmela have a wonderful dynamic and really made the class. At the end of the tour my husband accidentally left his phone in the taxi. A gentleman from the company (I didn’t get his name) helped to locate the taxi driver and called Luca, who came running (literally) and sat with us until the driver returned. Truly above and beyond.

Our guide was fantastic. the food was very good, she knew a lot about the city, and always had answers to the groups questions. she also gave great recommendations about places to eat around the city. I would highly recommend this tour.

Amazing tour guide Violeta and driver Antonio. We booked this last minute and really enjoyed our time. We got plenty of wine and even bought a bottle to share with our table of our favorite one.

Excellent 1-day tour to get to know the main places in Tuscany. Our guide Cristina was an excellent hostess and everything was very well organized.

Great way to see the beautiful scenery of Tuscany while we were staying in Florence