This tour is worth every penny. At first, the armored-looking vehicle seemed like it could be a gimmick. However, it really was useful and necessary for getting to some of the smaller and more remote stops, making it a highly memorable and less commercial feel. There is a nice balance of education and fun. The meal was delicious, and the view was even better But more than anything, it was our guide, Stefano, who made this trip worth it. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable in wine and olive oil, but he was legitimately one of the funniest people we me in Italy. GIVE THIS MAN A RAISE.