Essential Florence

Florence Wine Tasting Tour

Florence Wine Tour - Credits Firenze Turismo

At a glance

Region: Tuscany
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3/4 Days
Guide Price: from £316 to £1091 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts + 1 lunch (3 days)
3 breakfasts + 1 lunch + 1 dinner (4 days)
Number of Winery Visits: 3 wineries (3 days)
3 wineries + 1 tasting session in Florence (4 days)
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 12 (3 days)
Approximately 18 (4 days)
Tour Transport: Full day guided and transported tour (3 days)
Full day guided and transported tour + 2 activities and dinner on foot in Florence (4 days)
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends from April to the end of October

Trip Summary

The Essential Florence Wine Tour

Based in the beautiful and historic city of Florence, this Tuscany wine tour allows you to stay in the birthplace of the Italian renaissance and discover the celebrated wines that makes Tuscany such a sought-after holiday destination amongst wine lovers. After settling into your chosen hotel on day one, we would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.

On day two, meet your English-speaking specialist wine guide at a central departure point in Florence and enjoy a day of tasting in the stunning Chianti vineyards. There will be a maximum of eight guests on the tour and the focus of the day will be the the world-famous Super Tuscan wines.

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During the course of the day, you will be welcomed as the guests of three highly-regarded Super Tuscan wineries, where your guide will show you the fascinating wine-making process from vine to bottle. At each estate, you will taste a variety of Tuscany wines, discovering the secrets of the Super Tuscan wine-makers. The traditional lunch served at one of the wineries will be a true highlight of your holiday. Here, you will taste examples of dishes that have made Tuscany such a well-loved gastronomic capital and of course, premium wines will complement the cuisine. You will be taken back to Florence at the end of the day.

For those staying an extra day, you will be taken on a scenic guided tour on the Arno river, where you will be able to take in breathtaking views of Florence’s main sights, such as the Pontevecchio and the mysterious Vasari corridor. You will be transported on one of only four remaining authentic barchetto wooden boats- a unique experience! We will also arrange a tutored tasting session of four wines with local olive oil and Bruschette with tomatoes in the city centre. In the evening, a five course dinner with wines, water and coffee will be served in an intimate gastronomic restaurant in a unique dining location- the city’s oldest tower.

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Outline Itinerary

The Essential Florence Wine Tour

Day one of your Florence wine tour

  • Upon arrival in Florence, check into your chosen hotel.
  • We would be pleased to recommend a restaurant and reserve you a table for dinner if required.

Day two of your Florence wine tour

  • After breakfast, meet your English-speaking specialist wine guide at a central departure point for a full day transported tour. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tours and tastings at three Super Tuscan wineries in the Chianti vineyards.
  • An authentic Tuscan lunch at one of the estates.
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Day three (optional) of your Florence wine tour

  • Your tour day (and evening) will comprise of:
  • A river cruise in a traditional boat with a glass of wine.
  • A tutored tasting session of four wines with local olive oil and Bruschette with tomatoes in the city centre.
  • A five course dinner with drinks in an intimate gastronomic restaurant, located in the city’s oldest tower.

The final day of your Tuscany wine tour

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

Accommodation

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 and July/August). 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
Hotel Monna Lisa - Florence Classic 4* 3 Days £455 Book Now
Hotel Monna Lisa - Florence Classic 4* 4 Days £724 Book Now
Hotel Brunelleschi - Florence Classic Executive 4* 3 Days £700 Book Now
Hotel Brunelleschi - Florence Classic Executive 4* 4 Days £1091 Book Now
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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 which of the hotels you prefer and we will provide a price for additional nights.
  • Upgrade your room. Supplements to upgrade your room start at just £15 per person per night.
  • Enjoy extra activities and tours in Florence. We are able to propose a whole host of cultural tours and activities in and around Florence, with prices starting at just £20 per person.
  • Fiat 500 Experience. The Fiat 500 is iconic, and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of Italian style and 1950’s/60’s European social liberation. We offer a variety of unique Fiat 500 toursAll of the classic Fiats are original in every detail. Please contact us for prices.
  • Spend a night in Siena. It takes just over an hour to get to Siena from Florence by train and many of our guests like to spend a night or two experiencing the delights of this beautiful town.
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Further Information

Travel to your Tuscany wine tour

Given the wide range of travel options, the package price does not include travel. Please contact us for further information.

About Essential Breaks

For more information on our essential tours please see our Essential tours page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). 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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