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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 (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm). The time in Italy now is 01:24 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!

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A Taste of Tuscany: wines of nobility tour
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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!

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On 2014/04/01
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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!!

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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.

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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.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:

great

enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend

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On 2013/06/29
Studebaker Family said:

Perfect Morning in Tuscany was Truly Perfect

On our last day in Florence we wanted to go off the beaten path. This tour was perfect - hiking, history and beautiful scenery. We can't say enough about our tour guide Stefano - he was exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating and very personable. By the end of the tour, we felt like we'd spent the morning with a friend. The tour included a delicious lunch at a villa with gorgeous views and great company. We highly recommend requesting Stefano for your tour and lunch.

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On 2013/06/25
Jennifer said:

The Orginal Best of Tuscany

Went to Italy for first time for my 40th Birthday... We did the Best of Tuscany tour on our last day.Everything about the trip was amazing! When we first arrived, the ladies in the office were very friendly and helpful! We all met, on time with the minibus waiting for us.Our tour guide, Stephon, was great, knowledgeable and entertaining. The location stops were breathtaking and the tour/lunch of the winery exceeded my expectations. I would recommend tours from ArtViva to anyone!

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On 2013/06/10
vanessa said:

had a fabulous morning with Stephan leading us across the hill tops behind Florence. A great walk in some beautiful county which ended at a great villa. Definitely recommend it and Stephan is a great guide

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