Hidden Gem- Villa Mangiacane

Chianti Wine Tour in the Tuscan Vineyards

Chianti wine tour

At a glance

Region: Tuscany
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £622 to £1434 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner + 1 light lunch (3 days)
3 breakfasts, 1 dinner + 2 light lunches (4 days)

Number of Winery Visits: 2 wineries (3 days)
4 wineries (4 days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 10 wines (3 days)
Approximately 17 wines (4 days)
Tour Transport: 1 visit on site + half day transported tour (3 days)
1 visit on site + half day + full day transported tours (4 days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends from April to the end of October (a supplement applies for travel in July)

Trip Summary

The Hidden Gems Chianti Wine Tour

These three and four day luxurious breaks are based at our stunning Hidden Gem, the Villa Mangiacane, which is located half an hour from Florence, and the tours offer an in-depth introduction into the world-famous wines of Tuscany.

After settling into your chosen room grade on day one, the afternoon and evening will be free to do as you please. Perhaps you would like to relax by the pool and enjoy your beautiful surroundings, or take a stroll around the vast estate and nearby countryside.

Chianti Wine Tour
Chianti Wine Tour

On day two, the morning will be spent at Mangiacane’s winery, enjoying a full tour of the estate and cellars. This fascinating tour will conclude with a tasting session by the pool. The tastings will be served alongside a light lunch of traditional Tuscan cold cuts and cheeses, with breads and olive oil from the estate’s olive grove. After lunch, an English-speaking driver/guide will meet you at the villa and accompany you throughout the afternoon in a Mercedes E Class. During the afternoon, you will visit a premium winery in the rolling, vine-covered Chianti appellation. We will arrange a visit for you at the world-famous Antinori, where you will be welcomed on a VIP experience. Here, you will taken on a full behind-the-scenes tour, seeing first-hand the individual stages of the production process and your visit will conclude with tastings of three Antinori wines. The tastings will take place either in the spectacular suspended tasting room, or in the most exclusive part of the cellars, the intimate Bottaia room. In the evening, a five course gourmet dinner with drinks will be served in the villa’s gastronomic restaurant.

Chianti Wine Tour
Chianti Wine Tour - Credits Florence Town

For those staying for three nights and booking the four day package, your guide will accompany you on a second day of tours, this time focusing on Brunello di Montalcino. Brunello is considered to be one of the best wines in the world and its ancestral roots come from the passion of the inhabitants of Montalcino, who handed down their ancient wine-making traditions through the generations. Today, you will visit two highly-regarded wineries to taste a different style of wine to the previous day. At one of these estates, a traditional Tuscan lunch will be served.

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Outline Itinerary

Day one of your Chianti wine tour

  • Upon arrival at Villa Mangiacane, check into your preferred room or Suite.
  • Free afternoon and evening at the villa.

Day two of your Chianti wine tour

  • After breakfast, your tour day will comprise of:
  • A tour of the Mangiacane winery with a tasting session and light lunch by the pool.
  • A half day guided and transported Chianti tour in a Mercedes E Class.
  • VIP tour and tastings at Antinori.
  • In the evening, a five course dinner with drinks will be served in the villa’s restaurant.
Chianti Wine Tour
Chianti Wine Tour- Credits My Tour

(Optional) day three  of your Chianti wine tour

  • Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A full day guided and transported Brunello di Montalcino tour.
  • Tours and tastings at two premium Brunello di Montalcino wineries.

The final day of your Chianti wine tour

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the villa.

Accommodation

A magical villa. We were very spoilt.

Jane- London, UK

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Considerable discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Villa Mangiacane - San Casciano Classic 5* 3 Days £876 Book Now
Villa Mangiacane - San Casciano Classic 5* 4 Days £1434 Book Now

Special Offers

Bring friends and spend less! A discount of £120 per person applies to groups of four people or more who are travelling together on the three day break. This discount increases to £250 per person on the four day break.

Chianti Wine Tour Credits My Tour
Chianti Wine Tour - Credits Firenze Turismo

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of Italy! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Spend a night in Siena. Siena is very close by and many of our guests like to spend a night or two experiencing the delights of this beautiful town.
  • Visit Florence. No trip to Tuscany would be complete without taking the time to visit the stunning city of Florence. We particularly recommend staying at the luxurious Hotel Brunelleschi. Completely renovated in 2012, the 4* Hotel Brunelleschi is a heavenly hybrid of contemporary and traditional Florentine culture.
Chianti Wine Tour- Credits Florence Town
Chianti Wine Tour- credits Domaine Debray

Further Information

Travel to your Chianti wine tour

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please see our Travel page for further information.

About Hidden Gem Breaks

For more information on our Hidden Gems please see our Hidden Gems page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a 20% deposit  is required . Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

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First Class! We have had a fabulous time and can't thank you enough - the attention to my requests and the detail of the trip was great.

Julia- Herts, UK

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