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Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence

Highlights
  • Relax on a coach journey and concentrate on the Orcia Valley scenery
  • Explore Montalcino and Montepulciano as you wish, with ample free time
  • Learn about the wider Tuscany region and its hill towns from a local guide
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Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence
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Overview
A wine lover’s paradise, Tuscany is home to countless vineyards that can sometimes leave visitors overwhelmed. With this day trip from Florence, your guide will introduce you to two acclaimed Tuscan wineries in the Orcia Valley (Val d’Orcia) region for wine tastings with local experts. Free time is included in the hill towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano, and there’s even a pecorino tasting in Pienza, too.
What to Expect
Travel from Santa Maria Novella station in Florence to the Tuscan countryside and then hop out in Montalcino, the home of Brunello wine. With your guide, call in at an acclaimed winery to taste its wares and learn about the estate’s history from the site’s wine expert.
Continue with a walk through the town to admire the narrow lanes and surrounding countryside and then travel onward to Pienza. Here, explore the quintessential Italian hill town on foot, and sample its famed pecorino cheese.
Before your return to Florence, there’s time for a last stop in Montepulciano, another hilltop town, famous for its namesake wine. Visit a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano cellar for a tasting and look around as you learn about the town and its delicious wine.
Your day trip ends with a drop-off back in central Florence.
Reviews (71)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lovely Tour

Worth the money. I found the countryside on this tour had breathtaking scenery. True Tuscany. Loved the Brunello winery, small but good wine. Wish we could have tasted more. Our tour guide was good, spoke 3 languages and did not miss a beat. Glad we...More

1  Thank terpie58
Reviewed October 8, 2018
Wonderful trip!

Julia was our tour guide and she was a beautiful combination of warmth and humor and consideration and information. She interjected information on the bus at appropriate times and also allowed the group to rest when that was needed. She seemed to know exactly what...More

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile
Great Tour of Tuscany

Our tour was a very long one. Full day, but it was amazing. My husband and our 7 year old had a great time. Lots of walking.Our tour guide Brando was exceptional. He is passionate about what he does and was very helpful and informative...More

Thank LizAlmeida
Reviewed August 3, 2018
Beautiful Scenery

After a long bus ride, the views from Montalcina and Multepulciano were breathtaking. This was a great tour with excellent wine tasting; cheese tasting not so much but great town nonetheless. We had a fantastic day; met great people on our tour and enjoyed the...More

1  Thank 857Beth857
Reviewed July 28, 2018
Giulo was a superve guide!

In my opinion a great tour starts with a great guide. Giulio was intelligent, thorough and had a vast knowledge of the region. He was also great with our 78 year old father as he went up and down his and stairs of which there...More

Thank Zay54
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