I found this tour on the Florence Forum back in June of his year. It is a great opportunity to spend an enjoyable day and see some of the Chianti Region, compliments of the Tourist Office of
Florence and to the Chamber of Commerce.
The TripAdvisor member who brought the tour to my attention with his/her post is searcher48 who posted on June 07, 2008:
"Provided by the tourist board on Thursdays. We went last week and there were only 8 of us on a 25 seater bus. This tour is not well promoted but was fantastic. Left at 8.45 back at 4. Went to a handicrafts exhibit, 2 wine tastings (the first we had about 3 glasses each and a table of food snacks!) churches, Museums, hill towns. English speaking guide. (my tour did not get back to Florence until approx 5:00 PM / 17:00)
Via Machiavelli, 49
50026 San Casciano Val Di Pesa (Fi)
Since then, I understand that many TripAdvisor members and readers have made arrangements to take the trip/tour and the half empty bus is now a distant memory. The day I went in early July there were about 6 empty seats.
I've answered questions on a number of posts concerning this trip/tour. Starting today I will refer others back to this NEW POST and will try only to comment here.
If you've taken this trip/tour and would be so kind as to leave your comments for the rest of us...I know that others will enjoy reading them.
If you have questions and/or concerns...I'd be happy to try and answer and/or an address them.
As an FYI this is from an email that was sent to me from the host: "As you know, tours are offered to give the opportunity to everybody to discover the unknown part of our territory that is not included in regular tours" I will include more of tha email in an update to follow....