Chianti Region Tour
The name Chianti refers to the area of rolling hills situated between Florence and Siena. It is famous for its wine and olive oil, among the finest in the world. The Chianti region is best seen by taking the Chiantigiana road, the winding and scenic road which connects the heart of the Chianti area to Florence and Siena.
A classic stop along the Chiantigiana is Greve in Chianti. In its medieval square (that hosts a market on Saturdays), are various shops and restaurants and several wine-tasting possibilities.
The scenic drive continues through the towns of Panzano and Castellina (nearing Radda).
Wine tastings and winery visits can be arranged on request (normally it is possibile to fit up to three).
This tour can be done as a half or full day tour.
Note on winery visits: Although every winery is unique, a winery visit typically lasts about 1-1,5 hrs and comprises: a) Guided tour of the estate & cellars b) Description of wine making process c) Tasting of the locally produced wines. The visit is carried out in English by the local winery staff. The winery will charge a fee (typically around €15-€25 per person although some upscale estates can be more expensive). Minors will not be served wine but can attend for free with their parents. Wineries (especially larger ones) will often group visitors together (maximum group size is about 15 people). It is sometimes possible to request for a private visit (just for 2 or more depending on the size of your party). In all cases Reservations are required. Some wineries offer the option of having lunch at the winery (for a fixed price or à la carte). Many wine shops and some wineries offer the possibility of stopping by for a simple wine tasting (without a full guided visit), for free or for a small fee. A simple wine tasting usually lasts under 30 minutes. Our price does NOT include meals, winery guided visits & wine tastings which you would pay for directly to restaurant/wineries.