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Chianti Half Day Afternoon Tour

Highlights / General details Visit the beautiful region of Chianti with us and immerse yourselves in the picturesque Tuscan scenery that you have always imagined. 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 local winery. Inclusion Free shuttle service from/to Montecatini; Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning; Expert multilingual escorts; Wine, oil and balsamic vinegar tasting; Snack with sliced cold meats and typical salami; Visit to a famous estate with tour of the wine cellar; Self-guided tour of the Monteriggioni fortress and a local winery. Languages available: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Russian. Exclusion Drop off (€6,00 per pax); Gratuity. Hours of operation Available: Daily; Departs at 2:30pm. Duration Approximately 5 hours. Location Meeting Point: Florence, inside Santa Maria Novella train station, in front of the pharmacy with the green cross (check in closes 15 minutes before departure). Itinerary 10:30am: Shuttle from Montecatini, Piazza Italia (Check point Bus, near the train station) to Florence Santa Maria Novella train station. 2:30pm: Tour departs from Florence, Santa Maria Novella train station, in front of the pharmacy with the green cross. 7:45pm: Tour returns to Florence, Santa Maria Novella train station. 8:30pm: Shuttle from Florence inside Santa Maria Novella train station (in front of the pharmacy) to Montecatini, Piazza Italia (Check point Bus, near the train station). Participant restrictions Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs. Policies This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate. Guests are required 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**