The Grape Escape winery tour by Tuscany on a Budget
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If you are an independent traveller aged bertween 18 and 35 and you are looking for a wine tour, this is a perfect day trip for you! No more stress or queues, just vines and views!
Join our fun day trip to the Chianti countryside to discover why the area is famous for its scenery as well as its wine.
The first stop will be at a wine tasting school where you will taste 4 different type of wines including the famous Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. and a Super Tuscan wine, a 30 years old balsamic vinegar and the delicious truffle extra vergin olive oil. Here you will learn how to recognize the different flavours and develop your taste buds together with a wine passionate producer.
The second stop will be at a local winery located in a stunning area well known for the production of the D.O.C.G. Vernaccia white wine facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. The wine makers will guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and they will share the secrets of the wine and oil production as well as the best wine and food combinations. At the winery you will enjoy a home-style lunch based on Typical Tuscan fresh dishes made with local ingredients such as pasta, cheese with honey, salami, mixed salad and various type of bruschetta all washed down with 3 wines; the famous Vernaccia white wine, a ros� wine and a Chianti colli senesi D.O.C.G. You will also have the opportunity to buy the local products and wine at a convinient cost to bring back home or ship it to friends and family.
In the afternoon you will be free to visit and spend time wandering through the narrow streets shopping in the local shops of the most beautiful medieval town of Tuscany, San Gimignano and check out the tower filled skyline while eating the ice cream from the world champion ice cream making gelateria.
Included in Price: Transport, our fun and informative Tuscany on a Budget English speaking guide, visit to a wine tasting school, stop in San Gimignano, wine tasting and lunch in a local winery.
Departure: 10.00am (15 minutes earlier at the meeting point )
Return: 5:00 pm
Meeting Point: Piazzale Montelungo. Walk inside the train station and walk along the platform 16. At the end of the platform, take the road on your right hand side going down to the main street towards the Fortress �da Basso�. We meet right at the bottom of the ramp at the zebra crossing opposite the car park. Our guide will be there holding a folder with our "Tuscany on a Budget" logo. Please meet your trip leader 15 minutes prior to departure
Duration: 7 hours
Days: Every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY
Minimim number of partecipants in order to run the tour : 10
NOTE: The pick up point and drop off point is next the train station so if you are checking out the same day of the tour, feel free to bring your bags and luggages with you. We will store them underneath the bus so that you will be ready to leave to your next destination when coming back to Florence.
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