close
Sunday September 21, 2014 Time in Italy now: 12:03 pm
Artviva Tours: ASTA Licensed Tour Operator
Call us: +39 055 2645033
Skype: artvivatours
The Original & Best Tours

A Taste of Tuscany: wines of nobility tour

from € 99.00

Savour the tastes and views of sublime Tuscany with this wine tour including wine tastings and an extra olive oil tasting, visiting two exclusive private Renaissance Villa estates in the heart of Chianti!

Truly enjoy some of the best sights and traditional tastes of Tuscany's famous wine country. You will be guided through the stunning historic wine and olive oil cellars by the estates' wine experts, then taste award-winning fine wines, extra virgin olive oil and traditional delicious Tuscan cheese and bread.

Stroll through lovely Italian gardens offering beautiful views over the Tuscan countryside before heading back to Florence, accompanied by your tour guide.

Highlights of the Taste of Tuscany - wines of nobility tour include:

  • Visit two historic Tuscan Villa estates
  • Wine tastings of award-winning Tuscan Wines with the Tuscan Villa estate wine experts
  • Extra-virgin olive oil tasting with cheese and bread
  • Guided tour of stunning historic wine and olive oil cellars
  • Walk through the Italianate gardens
  • Beautiful views of Tuscany
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transport from Florence in a mini-bus

The run-down of the Taste of Tuscany - wines of nobility tour:

The stunning and historic Tuscan Villas on the estates you will be visiting on this Tuscan wine tour are the homes of two of Italy's most noble and important families.

From the cypress-lined drives, see the majestic, Renaissance styling of the Villas back-dropped by the picturesque Tuscan hillside. See a classical Italian garden and cypress-lined park on the Tuscan Villa estate, which imbue the property with an elegance that exalts its Tuscan countryside surrounds.

The first Tuscany Villa estate, situated within the Chianti wine zone, features a vineyard adorned by near 50 hectares of vines, the grapes from which are skillfully turned into award-wining Chianti Classico wines. Here you will see where the estate traditionally stored the olive oil in the 'Orciaia', which is one of the most historic in the world. Olive trees bear fruit in the on-site olive grove, covering some 80 hectares, before being hand-collected and then cold-pressed into Tuscany's famous 'liquid gold', extra virgin olive oil. Whilst visiting this Tuscan Villa estate, you will be invited to tour the winery with the estate's own wine expert, before having a wine tasting of 3 estate wines including a Chianti Classico wine tasting, as well as tasting 2 extra-virgin olive oil varieties accompanied by traditional Tuscan bread and cheese, to allow you to truly savour the traditional tastes of Tuscany.

The second Tuscan Villa estate is home to the noble family who lives there to this today. The estate is comprised of hectares of vineyards, olive groves, pastures and woodland, there is even a belltower and library housing an important collection of historic documents.

On this second guided wine tasting at a Tuscan Villa, you will taste the estate's top-quality wines allowing you to truly savour the traditional tastes of Tuscany internationally recognised and enjoyed for their greatness.

The finer details of the Taste of Tuscany - wines of nobility tour:

Price: Adult - 99 euro; Students (6-17 yrs) - 89 euro; Children (2-5 yrs) - 69 euro; Infants (0-1 yr) - 49 euro.  

Included in tour price: English-speaking tour guide, transportation by private mini-bus, a walk through olive groves, guided visit of two estate wineries and an orciaia (olive oil cellar) and olive mill, wine tasting of a total of 5 estate wines and tasting of extra virgin olive oil including bread and cheese, stunning Tuscan views, and great company!

Tour meeting time and dates: 2.00pm each Tuesday and Saturday throughout May-July and September-October.

Meeting location: in our Office at Via de' Sassetti, 1 (2nd floor)

Tour length: 4-4.5 hours

Minimum participants:
4 persons

Maximum participants: 18 persons

Weather:
This tour may be changed due to bad weather. Please confirm with the Artviva office prior to the tour start time.

Please note:  The wine tour returns to Florence at around 6.00-6.30pm. First seatings in typical Florence restaurants are between 7.30-8.00pm, with seatings as late as 9.30pm, so you will be back in Florence in perfect time to get ready for dinner.

FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS CALL OUR OFFICE NOW on ++39 0552645033+39 0552645033 (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm). The time in Italy now is 12:03 pm.


Want more than just a taste of Tuscany?

The Best of Tuscany Tour - Siena, San Gimignano & Monteriggioni (small-group): visit three of Tuscany's most picturesque hilltop towns in one fabulous day on this original Best of Tuscany tour. With a small-group guarantee, savour lunch at an historical Tuscan Villa, as well as a wine tasting and cellar visit. This is a great day to allow you to experience the best aspects of the wonderful Tuscany region!

The Original Tuscany Bike Tour: Pedal your way through some of world's most beautify scenery, stop for a Tuscan wine tasting and then enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch, all at a relaxed pace on this wonderful single-day Tuscany bike tour!

You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype
Share this page:
Meeting point

Related Blog Entries:
Full Blog      <<    >>

August 1, 2014
Tour de France  winner Vicenzo Nibali 

(Photo by Bryn Lennon)

Celebrating Italy Bike Riders!

  With his recent Tour de France victory, Italian Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the world’s most … Continue reading »

July 17, 2014
Traditional Bruschetta recipe

Slick Snack: Italian Garlic Bread Recipe

Garlic bread is a traditional side dish served in many Italian restaurants… just not those actually in Italy. In Italy, … Continue reading »

July 13, 2014

Italy in August – we’re all going on a summer holiday!

Summer is a great time to travel to Italy. The flavoursome tomatoes make it worth the journey in themselves! Then … Continue reading »

June 10, 2014
Delicious Italian fish recipe

The simplest Tuscan fish recipe: baked sea bass

Cooking in Tuscany comprises making delicious traditional Tuscan recipes using a few simple and fresh ingredients. One great example is … Continue reading »

March 15, 2014
The Florence musicians on the city streets

New Year in Florence… in March?

A great travel tip for Italy is to check if any unique festivals and events are being held during the … Continue reading »

February 21, 2014
Frittelle, traditional Italian sweets, hilltop towns Tuscany, cooking in Italy, italian food

Frittelle: delicious Tuscan sweet recipe

Italians love marking every celebration and festival with a traditional food item. Around the time of Carnevale and the feast … Continue reading »

January 3, 2014
La Befana

Italian Epiphany: eat, drink…and sweep?

If you’re looking for a great excuse to break any new year diet resolutions, head to Italy! 6th January is … Continue reading »

December 4, 2013
Musicians, dancers and flag throwers enter the stage in Florence, Italy

Flag Throwing in Florence: a medieval spectacular

Italians love a good celebration, even (or especially) if that means commemorating a victory dating back to Medieval times! Special … Continue reading »

December 2, 2013
Pyramids in Tuscany, Italy?

Project Pyramid: the rolling (& pointy) hills of Tuscany

It seems those rolling Tuscan hills aren’t always as undulating as once thought. In the small town of Rosano Fiorentino … Continue reading »

August 12, 2013
Travel in Italy, top travel tips

Packing Tips for Italy Trips – Light is a Delight!

Travelling in Italy, one thing you’ll notice beyond on all the historical buildings and collection after collection of master artworks, … Continue reading »

July 31, 2013
Mondiali di Ciclismo, biking Florence, things to do florence

UCI Road World Championships in Florence, Italy

We love a good bike ride in Tuscany, but the upcoming UCI Road World Championships takes pedal power to a … Continue reading »

July 9, 2013
A few key words can really help you experience Italy like a local.

Learning Italian: Italy’s 3 magic words

Travelling to Italy, you may wish to be prepared with a few key words of Italian to get you by. … Continue reading »

July 5, 2013
Top Travel Tips for Italy Trips - How to Communicate

Top Travel Tips for Italy Trips: Communication

Visiting Italy? We’ve created a series of fun videos that provide serious points of Italy travel advice and the first … Continue reading »

June 28, 2013
Wondering what to do in Italy?

It’s a sign – what to do in Italy

The best way to experience Italy is with the locals. And to do so, there is no better way than … Continue reading »

June 6, 2013
Fill 'er up! A traditional Italian wine experience.

Enoteca: the great Italy wine tradition

It is quite normal for Italians to take a long lunch break to enjoy a nice lunch of pasta followed … Continue reading »

June 1, 2013
Battle of Marciano, Vasari, Vasari Battle of Marciano, Dan Brown Inferno, things to do Florence, Dan Brown Florence

Inferno: Vasari, Dante & the Battle of Marciano

Nowadays Tuscany is synonymous with relaxing vacations involving wine tastings, long lunches in a hilltop town and meandering about the … Continue reading »

May 24, 2013
The famous Tuscan cypress trees

Tuscany’s most famous trees

In the rolling countryside of Tuscany, the hills undulate so smoothly it looks like you could row a boat over … Continue reading »

May 14, 2013
Best of Tuscany, brunello, Chianti, Donatella Cinelli Colombini, sightseeing Tuscany, things to do Florence, things to do Tuscany, 9

Women and Wine – Donatella Cinelli Colombini in Tuscany

In 1998, Donatella Cinelli Colombini took over the running of the family Tuscan wine estates, comprising Casato in Montalcino and … Continue reading »

While you're there...

You may also like...

What people say about us:

As recommended by:

Time, The Washington Post, Departures Magazine, The New York Times, Frommer's
The National Travel, Yoga Magazine, USA Today, The Independent, OK! Magazine, Dream of Italy
Australian Financial Review, Le Guide du Routard, GreatSleeps!GreatEats!, Forbes Travel Magazine, Examiner.com, The Daily Telegraph
Let' Go!, Lonely Planet, American Express Travel, Going like Lynn, Eyewitness Travel Giude, Hello Italy!
TravelChannel, Florence in your Pocket, Florence InsideOut, Getaway, Time Out
As seen on:
The National Travel The National Travel

Customers Reviews

A Taste of Tuscany: wines of nobility tour
Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
   Based on 60 Ratings.
Last 10 reviews:

On 2014/09/02
Jessica R said:

Absolutely Amazing!

My boyfriend and I only had a day and a half to spend in Florence so we signed up for the Artviva Original Florence Walk. Our tour guide, Klaas, was just amazing. His love for Florence and it's history made the tour so enjoyable and made me fall in love with the city. In 3.5 hours (from 9 am - 12:30 pm) we saw: Piazza del Republica, Orsanmichele, Palazzo Davanzati, Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza di Santa Trinita, Basilica di Santa Trinita, Piazza del Limbo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral of Florence with the Duomo, and part of the Bapistery. We were given head sets so we could hear Klaas talking even if we were not right next to him. This tour was amazing for seeing most of Florence in a very short amount of time. My boyfriend and I are not big fans of art so we did not go into the Uffizi but did go see the Statue of David in the Accademia Gallery using the skip the line tickets through Artviva as well. Could not be happier with the way this tour turned out. Thanks again Klaas and Artviva!

Vote: 

On 2014/07/28
Boyan said:

excellent

Kane was an excellent guide with a good sense of humor. He is very competent, enthusiastic, and a great story teller. I learnt a great deal from him about the city of Florence. He really made my short stay in Florence that much more enjoyable. Thank you Kane!

Vote: 

On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!

Vote: 

On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.

Vote: 

On 2014/05/10
schoon said:

Venice in one glorious day!!!! Having heard from a friend that a visit to Venice could be a challenge as far as visiting the highlights is concerned, we decided to scour the internet for a suitable guided tour. Skipping the line was imperitive for us. Two ladies with 3 adolescent sons,a challenge in itself. We chose to "do" Venice in one day so that we could be free to return to places of interest with enough knowledge to recognise and be sure of not missing the most important sights. Skipping the line to enter the San Marco Basilica was absolutely a highlight. Thousands of visitors stood in the pouring rain in order to get a glimpse of this magnificent masterpiece. Our guide Christina was absolutely professional and was able to keep our teenage sons more than interested. It was also very much appreciated by us that Art Viva gave us a call the day previous to our tour that bad weather was expected and offered us to postpone the gondola trip.

Vote: 

On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!

Vote: 

On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

Vote: 

On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

Vote: 

On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

Vote: 

On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

Vote: 
Want to leave a review? Write review without authentication.
OR
Login with Facebook

Live Tweets

Italy: Milan Expo 2015 http://t.co/VcMVmJGcjB
Going for a song or a sting? http://t.co/pTWHCw7Sil #Tuscany @OfficialSting
Pompeii, Italy: relics & ruins http://t.co/eZorVRdIU3

Artviva is guaranteed by:

American society of travel agents
ArtViva is a Fiavet member
We accept visa, mastercard, american express
ArtViva is a Fiavet member