Best of Tuscany Tour

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Best of Tuscany Tour
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Available year-round Day tour Air-conditioned coach Special rate for children Guide/Interpreter Admission fee(s) included

In just a single day departing from Rome, you’ll get to sample fine Tuscan wines and cheeses, enjoy spectacular architecture, beautiful views, a typical gourmet Tuscan lunch served in a spectacular setting. Visit the Abbey of St. Antimo where, on occasion you will get to hear real Gregorian chants live during the monks religious services.

An authentic gourmet Tuscan lunch is served at a beautiful farm, and includes a professional wine tasting of Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy’s finest red wines.

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Best of Tuscany Tour

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  • Duration: Approximately 12 hours.
  • This tour is available on Tuesday thru Saturday from early April to end of October. Monday is also operational starting mid-May
  • Departure at 07:30AM from a central location in Rome (details and map will be listed on your voucher).
  • Small group: maximum 25 persons
  • Languages: English
  • Ticket delivery: Voucher issued online (no tickets needed).
  • Rate is per person including taxes and services.
  • Children rate available (4 to 14), free if under 3
  • Free 30-day access to online Italian lessons

Detailed Description

Detailed Description

Take a break from the chaos of Rome with a Tuscan holiday. This tour will focus on the famous Val D’Orcia region, visiting the historic hill towns of Montepulciano, Pienza and the vineyards of Montalcino. You will explore winding streets, catch beautiful views of rolling hills from city walls, hear centuries-old Gregorian chants, stop at a typical Tuscan farm for lunch and have plenty of time left over for sampling world-famous foods and wine – all locally produced. If you have a taste for Tuscany but just a short time in Italy, this tour is for you!

A comfortable air-conditioned bus collects you in Rome and by mid-morning you’re in the ancient Etruscan town of Montepulciano. You will tour the town’s most important sights from the exposed brick Duomo and the main square to Punch’s Tower where Punch (without Judy) strikes his bell from the clock tower every hour. You will see ancient Etruscan walls and venture deep into medieval wine cellars still used today. You’ll have a bit of free time for photo ops before we’re back on the bus to next stop, the vineyards of Montalcino!

The arrival in the area of Montalcino is perfectly timed to leave you at Sant’Antimo Abbey where stone walls ring with the sound of Gregorian chants, performed here in the same way as they have been for centuries. Lose yourself in ancient rituals after taking some time to enjoy the view over some of Tuscany’s most beautiful vineyards. This is where Italy’s best wine, Brunello di Montalcino, is produced and you’ll have a chance to enjoy an exemplary bottle on the next leg of our journey and a sure highlight – lunch.

The bus will take you out of town to a typical Tuscan farm where we will be wined and dined with the finest local produce. Devour three courses of regional dishes that surprise and delight, washed down with local wines. Lunch is especially sweet when you know so much of it has been grown, processed and prepared in this very place! Lunch is followed by a professional guided wine tasting of the wines produced on site.

Back on the bus your guide will prepare you for next stop – Pienza. You will hear how this World Heritage site was conceived by Pope Pius II as a “utopian village” and get information on sites you may want to visit, such as the two Renaissance palaces and the beautiful Duomo. Pienza is a small town so you will split up here and take some time to wander alone, enjoying the serenity that is still true to the Pope’s vision today. Marvel at the ancient architecture, take in views of the rolling countryside beyond or get hopelessly, wonderfully lost in the town’s winding streets. You’ll be given a map so you’ll always be able to find yourself again. Whatever you choose to do, be sure to make time to sample Pienza’s most important product – pecorino cheese.

With satisfied appetites and bags packed with wine, cheese and pici pasta, you will meet back at the bus for a comfortable and scenic drive back to Rome. Take a well-deserved nap, watch the country fly past or spend the time planning your next visit to Tuscany – because one visit is never enough!

Sites Visited

  • Montepulciano Duomo (inside)
  • Abbazia di Sant’Antimo (inside)
  • Typical Tuscan Farm (inside)
  • Montepulciano (outside)
  • Piazza Grande (outside)
  • Torre di Pulcinella (outside)
  • Etruscan wells/Medieval wine cellars carved out under the city (outside)
  • Pienza (outside)

What is included

  • Round-trip Transport in an air-conditioned coach
  • Guided tour of Montepulciano in groups no larger than 25 pax
  • A souvenir map to help you make the most of your free time
  • Tour assistant providing assistance and expert commentary throughout the day in English
  • Headsets where necessary
  • Gourmet Lunch & Wine Tasting at an authentic Tuscan farm - in Vineyard Tenuta Poggio il Castellare, a beautiful, traditional, stone Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by vineyards. Here we will drink local wines and eat regional specialties, many of which have been grown and prepared nearby.

What is not included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Important Notes

  • Gratuities for excellent service are appreciated but never obligatory
  • If you have difficulty finding the meeting point for your tour or if you have any other issue requiring urgent attention, a phone number will be provided on your voucher
  • Operator guides will have a City Wonders sign with the name of the tour at the meeting point for easy recognition
  • Please plan on being at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the meeting time. We are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Missed tours or tickets due to late arrivals cannot be refunded
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our group tours. We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our group tours
  • Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered
  • Please ensure you inform us in advance of the tour of any special dietary requirements
  • Local operator reserves the right to refuse participation on its tours to any guest under the influence of drugs or alcohol or to any guest whose behavior is disorderly, or poses a threat to other guests or staff

Meeting time and point

This information should only be available to clients on the voucher they receive after booking.

  • Meeting Time: 07:15 AM
  • Departure Time: 07:30 AM

Meeting point is at the center of Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk. All details will be listed on your voucher. Please arrive at the specified meeting point ready for a prompt departure. City Wonders strongly recommends you consult a map before leaving for the meeting point. The tour ends at Piazza del Popolo.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

SafeOpinion® Conciergerie.com Certified Reviews from Identified Customers.

Best of Tuscany Tour, Adult (Excellent)

"Very informative and entertaining. Great history lessons about the area and wonderful information! One of the highlights of our trip!! The tour guide was outstanding and so was the tour guide in Montecino. The bus driver was always very courteous."

Shari S, United Kingdom, April 2014

Best of Tuscany Tour, Adult (Excellent)

"Even though the weather was not cooperating with showers and breeze in the hilly town of Montepulciano, we all braved the freezing cold to continue. Eventually the sun came out on our way to hear the monks chant which was a little disappointing. The oldest monk could not help but keep yawning. Maybe such is his life! The lunch with wine tasting was hosted right in the center of a wine cellar. It was awesome to see the tables all set up and surrounded by oak barrels of Brunello di Montalcino. Five different wines were poured, a white, Rosso di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, aforementioned Brunello, and after meal, a dessert wine. Very relaxing and enjoyable. The owner tended to our tables and provided suggestions and answers. We were given an hour of free time to roam in Pienza which is well preserved with little change. The view of the landscape is marvelous and the pecorino cheese, especially stagionato (aged), is my favorite. Our guide Antonella was high-spirited, helpful, and good-natured. It was an enjoyable tour despite the weather. Recommended."

Albert T, United States, April 2014

Best of Tuscany Tour, Adult (Excellent)

"Stefanie was wonderful, very warm and kind. We enjoyed the tour so much, it was one of our favorite days on our trip! Although the tour is a full day, they pack a lot in so it was important that we stay on time and on track, Stefanie was able to move us along in a gracious way while allowing us all to fully enjoy each portion of the tour. She recommended a great little cheese shop in Pienza where we purchased our very first wheel of cheese, the shop owner there was just the sweetest. We will always remember our day in Tuscany with fondness. From beginning to end, it was just lovely. "

Rebecca C, United States, April 2014

Order Options

Your ticket (voucher) will be delivered online. Paper tickets are not required. Your voucher is the proof of booking and settlement. You must print it and present it at the bus terminal located at the address listed on the voucher. You will have access to our voucher desk through a secure link provided in your order confirmation email.

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy

Booking changes and cancellations are VALID only when made through us by email at customer@conciergerie.com. You can change your reservation date at no charge if you notify us at least four (7) days before your arrival, subject to availability. If you cancel your reservation and you notify us at least five (5) days before your arrival, there is a 20% cancellation fee. After this time no refunds can be made. It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded. Cancellation fees will not be waived for any reason, however, they may be covered by travel insurance. We *highly* recommend that you have insurance with *adequate* coverage, including Force Majeure.

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Best of Tuscany Tour, Adult   184.51
Best of Tuscany Tour, Child 4 to 14   170.21

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Best of Tuscany Tour, Adult   1076.38
Best of Tuscany Tour, Child 4 to 14   992.94

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Best of Tuscany Tour, Adult   102.36
Best of Tuscany Tour, Child 4 to 14   94.43

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Best of Tuscany Tour, Adult   17685.42
Best of Tuscany Tour, Child 4 to 14   16314.46

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Approximate prices in Swedish Krona (SEK)

Best of Tuscany Tour, Adult   1188.57
Best of Tuscany Tour, Child 4 to 14   1096.43

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Approximate prices in US Dollar (USD)

Best of Tuscany Tour, Adult   173.75
Best of Tuscany Tour, Child 4 to 14   160.28

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