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Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence
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Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence

By Walkabout Florence Tours
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Gain in-depth knowledge about Tuscany's cuisine, winemaking, and history on this full-day tour from Florence. With transportation provided, you can listen to your guide's commentary and enjoy the scenery while you travel through the Tuscan countryside in a 4x4 vehicle. The off-road transportation gives you access to a Chianti cellar, a historic villa, and a wine estate. A 3-course traditional Italian meal is included.
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Ages 18-99, max of 26 per group
Duration: 9h
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English

Highlights
  • Hear in-depth commentary on Tuscan cuisine and wine from your guide
  • Visit three wineries with wine, extra-virgin olive oil and cheese tastings
  • 3-course Tuscan lunch at a handpicked winery restaurant
  • Provided transportation means a sober, designated driver

  • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4 vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • 9 samples of wine
  • 2 samples of olive oil
  • Food tastings
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Villa le Corti
  • Entry/Admission - Poggio Torselli
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meet your air-conditioned, 4x4 minibus in central Florence. As you ride, enjoy watching the city landscape melt into rolling hills of vineyards and olive groves while your guide takes care of the navigation. Stop at a winery owned by a prominent Italian family to taste a selection of carefully cured meats and extra virgin olive oil. You also get a guided tour of the cellars to learn how wine and olive oil are made. At a nearby Tuscan winery restaurant, dig into a 3-course meal, including regional specialties paired with two glasses of Chianti. The adventure continues as we continue our drive through the incredible countryside on our way to our final stop of the day. Here you will take a tour of the impressive villa and walk around the stunning grounds, soaking in the unique beauty and views, whilst learning more about wine before you sit for the final tasting of three wines paired with cheese. The perfect end to a truly unforgettable day.

Departure details
  • Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5070CHIANTISAFARI

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option are not available and other alternative dietary requirements cannot be catered for
  • Minimum age is 18 years old
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence?
Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence price starts from $204.06. Discover and book Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence on Tripadvisor
What is the Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence cancellation policy?
Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence?
Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence is hosted by Walkabout Florence Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Walkabout Florence Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Chianti Safari: Tuscan Villas with vineyards, Cheese, Wine & Lunch from Florence on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5070CHIANTISAFARI

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza dei Cavalleggeri
    Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    Meeting point is in front of Biblioteca Nazionale (National Library) in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Look for your guide holding a Walkabout sign.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Villa le Corti
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Località Rignana
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Poggio Torselli
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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briandU4479OP
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Don’t miss it!
This day trip was amazing. Gabriel was very knowledgeable. The lunch was perfect. The chianti was fantastic. We bou
Michael Y
Michael Y
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This is the ONLY Cinque Terra tour to take!
Took the tour from Florence to The Cinque Terra (DO THE HIKE!!) with Marco and Tony 4-1-23. The trip was absolutely
ibcmh
ibcmh
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Excellent
This tour was everything!! The rolling hills the scenery was amazing. The lunch they provided was fulfilling. There
tarheelkelly
tarheelkelly
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Best part of our trip
This was the highlight of our family’s trip to Italy. Max, Tiziano, and Thomas were outstanding hosts. The food an
joshfR123DU
joshfR123DU
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Amazing Experience!
This experience was so much fun! Angela, Thomas, & Tiziano were awesome, teaching us all of the essentials to makin
Trek800865
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Active day, but worth it
We had taken another long tour the day before and started the day out a bit tired. I’d recommend a break between l
Amy T
Amy T
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So delicious and fun!
Fantastic, fun and delicious class in the most beautiful setting just 15 minutes from Florence. Everything was wel
Caren P
Caren P
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Fun Experience in the Countryside
This was such a fun class in an amazing setting - Chris, Arla, and Thomas were fantastic and funny, they made learn
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If you go to Florence, you don't want to miss out on this!
I had a wonderful day with Luca and Carmela! Luca was hilarious and charming. We went to the Mercado Centrale to
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Highly recommend Walkabout was any organised trips 😊
A great day trip. Highly recommend. Our guide Manola was excellent- very knowledgeable & kept us going throughout.
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Fun filled evening within the beautiful Tuscany setting.
Arla, Gloria, and Tiziano were very fun, knowledgeable and terrific instructors. It is an evening for all ages. T
Trinh N
Trinh N
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Beautiful views
Our guides were organized, friendly and upbeat. It’s a long day tour, but the views were well worth it. We bought l
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Great Fun
This was so much fun! It was wonderful to learn a new skill and gain so much information about pizza and gelato. I
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Be 18 & A Good Vespa Driver
I am giving this a 4 but not because of the tour itself. First, TripAdvisor does not stress enough the requiremen
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Nothing like it...SUPERB. 10+STARS
This is a must do when visiting Florence. Lovely comfortable bus ride into the hills of Tuscany. Impeccable views.
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Melissa H
Washington DC, DC8 contributions
Apr 2022
We did this tour in late April 2022 and it was one of the highlights of our three weeks in Italy! Lavi was our tour guide and Roberto was our fearless driver. Lavi was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and wine and gave us so much fun and useful information.

The three wineries we visited were fantastic - we bought six bottles each at two of them (first and third stops of the day) to have shipped home to the States. Lunch at the second stop was absolutely delicious - I am still thinking about the divine truffle pasta we had that day. One of the reasons I love to do wine tours (other than drinking new wine) is to meet people, and our group on this tour was a lot of fun.

I highly recommend this tour when in Florence as a great way to get outside the city, see more of the Tuscan region, meet new people, and drink delicious Chianti Classico.
Written January 10, 2023
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N B
4 contributions
Mar 2023
Looking at so many wine tours, which do you choose? And what's the difference between one that costs $40 and one that costs $400? Here's what I can tell you about his tour: Great wines, great food, great guide and a guaranteed good time.

Wines: All wines were Chianti Classico organic DOCG, mixture of Chianti Classico, Riserva and Gran Selezione (if you don't know the difference you'll find out on the tour!). Almost all reds, and all high quality, retail prices range from $10-100+ with most in the $20-50 range. We drink a lot of wine from all over the world, mostly US, and were not disappointed in any of the wines.
Food: Plenty of it and one of the best lunches we had in Italy. We had truffle ricotta ravioli and tagliatelle with wild boar ragout for the main part of lunch. So good! I will say they also did a good job of accommodating some vegetarians in our group.
Guide: Gloria was our guide, I understand she does most of these tours, she's a certified sommelier, she knows a lot about the places, the process, the region, etc. very knowledgeable, friendly, great guide.

This tour was totally worth what we paid and we really enjoyed it, one of our best days in Italy on the trip.
Written March 26, 2023
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Pete B
1 contribution
Jun 2022
This experience absolutely exceeded all of our expectations and was one of our favorite days in all of Italy! To start, all three vineyards at which we stopped offered something truly unique and memorable that separated them from one another. Whether a deep dive into the history of Chianti Classico or an informative and fun olive oil tasting, we were continually impressed by what the tour had to offer. It also spoils you in the best way possible. You drink some of the most terrific wines while viewing some of the most breathtaking Italian countryside you will ever see. You eat one of the best lunches you could possibly taste and then tour some of the most spectacular vineyards you could hope to visit. Every single aspect of this tour is perfect, and none was better than our outstanding guide, Alex! From the very beginning, Alex was the most amazing guide we could have asked for: he was entertaining, engaging, funny, knowledgable, enthusiastic, and passionate. If they gave awards for tour guiding, he would take home the top prize every single year. He made the long stretches of the drive entertaining and made sure to engage members of the tour 1-on-1 when we were at the vineyards. He especially went above and beyond for my group, giving us an opportunity to sample a Reserve vintage that wasn't on the standard tasting menu at one of our stops. Eating lunch with him and hearing him tell stories from some of his most memorable tours was absolutely one of the highlights of our time in Italy. Although we did not know each other, he treated everyone in our group like old friends. RUN to book this tour and then cross your fingers that you get Alex as your guide. It may just be the best experience you ever have in Italy.
Written January 24, 2023
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Goobreen
San Antonio, TX19 contributions
We went to some amazing wineries and had an amazing lunch at a small boutique winery. The fact it was in a 4x4 seems to be more of a gimmick, and certainly wasn’t required for the roads we traveled on. Save your money if that’s the only reason you pick this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and fun to be around. The biggest issue I had is that we didn’t taste the highest quality wines. I had gone the previous day to one of the same wineries on a tour offered directly through the winery, and got to experience their top shelf wines. However, on this tour we only went up to the mid level, which was disappointing. My wife wanted to try one of the higher level wines and it cost an additional €30. The food was great, very high quality and great wine pairings. I’ve been on many wine tours and was surprised that they didn’t have a good place to store wine that we purchased, and did not offer complimentary water during transfer from winery to winery.
Written August 27, 2022
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AnnaRDD
7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We had a fantastic experience on this tour. Gloria our guide was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about wines. She took us to several incredible and local vineyards where we got to learn all about how the wines were made, and (most importantly!) taste a variety of different regional and delicious wines including many types of Chianti. The lunch provided was extremely delicious and served in the garden at a restaurant. We also had the opportunity to explore and take photos in each vineyard we visited. We also enjoyed learning about how olive oil is produced in the region which was an interesting addition. The safari vehicle was spacious, comfortable and a great addition to the tour. We overall absolutely enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to any wine-lovers visiting Florence or the surrounding Tuscany region.
Written January 17, 2023
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Dave B
Minneapolis, MN19 contributions
Sep 2022
Wonderful day in Tuscany. Our guide, Alex, was entertaining, very knowledgeable, and a delight to be with for a day. He had a huge amount of energy and passion in his discussions that there was never a dull moment. He also had a deadpan humor style that I really enjoyed.
The food, including the lunch, was very good. And, the wine was superb.
This is an activity to not be missed.
One caveat: If you, like me, are prone to motion sickness think twice before taking the tour. The vehicle has a high center of gravity and moves back and forth with every bump and twisty turn. It negatively affected my enjoyment, but not the fault of anyone. I'm just mentioning it in the event someone similar might think twice before taking this particular tour.
Written September 29, 2022
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Taylor R
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
We spent 3 weeks traveling all of Italy and this was our favorite day of the trip. Lavi felt like a family friend, she was just so warm and welcoming and authentic plus she gave an excellent tour with tons of knowledge and interesting facts (and a little comedy). I would 10/10 recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Tuscany and some of the best wine there is (Chianti Classico has become my absolute favorite).
Written January 28, 2023
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Tanja S
Pompano Beach, FL3 contributions
Sep 2022
Best Tour of our Tuscany Trip! From beginning to end excellent organized, Tour Guide Lavinia speaks perfectly English, has so much knowledge and we loved spending the day with her and get to know all of Chianti Classico wines and region. The wineries were top quality and the landscape was beautiful. 10/10 points. Highly recommended!
Written March 19, 2023
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Autumn W
1 contribution
Sep 2021
Amazing Tour with a Wonderful, Knowledgeable Guide! It was thoroughly an amazing experience from start to end. The meeting point was very easy to find our guide, Lavinia, and from there she was very knowledgeable and nice. We learned all about the wine, olive oils, and history, while getting amazing views on our journey to the vineyards. All the wines were great,the olive oil experience was unique and educational, Lunch at the restaurant was some of the best food we had all trip and it made you not want the tour to end! I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to learn more about the beautiful Chianti region. The 4x4 bus was comfortable, overall Well worth your time, you will not be disappointed!
Written October 5, 2021
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Sarah K
4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We don't usually enjoy group tours, but I will recommend this tour to everyone. Our friend booked this for us and we did not quite know what to expect when we met Lavinia at the library. I don't know that anything could have prepared us for this safari. It's hard to conceptualize that truck until it's in front of you.

The ride to the first vineyard was a crash course about chianti and all of it's wonders. Lavinia was engaging and informative, somehow making everyone feel like they were on their own personal wine tour. No question was small or trivial and she took the time to get to know everyone on the bus. Pairing that with breathtaking views, great food and wine means we had an unforgettable experience.

If you're thinking about going on a wine tour, this will not disappoint.
Written November 1, 2021
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