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Chianti Half Day Afternoon Tour

Highlights / General details The beautiful ruby-red color and the characteristic bouquet with scents of violet are the special features that reveal the identity of one of the most famous wines in the world: Chianti. This wine results from the wise blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and originates from the hilly area from which it draws its name. We will lead you to the discovery of the breathtaking, uncontaminated landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries, presenting you a harmony of colors that can only be found in the hills of this region. The sounds, scents and flavors of this land will capture your senses through a unique experience that you will live, relish and comprehend by visiting ancient churches, medieval castles and small villages where the rhythm of life remains unaltered over time. The tour continues with a visit to a charming wine estate where you will take part in a guided tour of the wine cellars in order to gain insight into the various stages of wine production and in a tasting of the various wines that the winery produces, paired with samples of sliced cold meats, bruschetta and salami. During the tour you will see the characteristic fortress of Monteriggioni. There you will find some shops specialized in typical Tuscan products, as well as elegant cafés where you can stop and enjoy a coffee or a gelato. Subsequently, the tour includes a second tasting of olive oil and wine in another typical cellar. Inclusion Hotel Pick-up (on request); Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning; Expert multilingual tour leaders; Visit of Monteriggioni fortress; Visit to a famous estate with tour of the wine cellars and sampling of wines, oil and balsamic vinegar; Snack with sliced cold meats and typical salami; Opportunity to buy wine, olive oil, balsamic vinegar; Languages available: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian*, Swiss*, Japanese* (*=requires a minimum of 4 participants). Exclusion Drop off (€6,00 per pax); Gratuity. Hours of operation Available: Daily; Departing at 2:30pm. Duration Approximately 5 hours. Location Meeting Point: Inside Santa Maria Novella train station, in front of the pharmacy (check in closes 15 minutes before departure). Policies This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate. Guests are requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**