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 £324 to £1033 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 with 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 flute of Prosecco.
    • A tutored tasting session of four wines with local with 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.

  • The package price is dependent on your specific travel dates. We are more than happy to provide you with a definitive price for your preferred set of dates.
  • All prices are per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • 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.
  • Please note that the Italian hotels charge a city tax which is payable locally at check out. (Hotel Silla: 3.5€ per person per night, Hotel Cellai, Hotel de la Ville, Hotel Brunelleschi & Hotel Monna Lisa: 4.8€ per person per night.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Hotel Silla - Florence Standard 3* 3 Days £394 Book Now
Hotel Silla - Florence Standard 3* 4 Days £621 Book Now
Hotel Cellai - Florence Classic 4* 3 Days £440 Book Now
Hotel Cellai - Florence Classic 4* 4 Days £690 Book Now
Hotel Monna Lisa - Florence Classic 4* 3 Days £456 Book Now
Hotel Monna Lisa - Florence Classic 4* 4 Days £715 Book Now
Hotel de la Ville - Florence Classic 4* 3 Days £478 Book Now
Hotel de la Ville - Florence Classic 4* 4 Days £747 Book Now
Hotel Brunelleschi - Florence Classic Executive 4* 3 Days £668 Book Now
Hotel Brunelleschi - Florence Classic Executive 4* 4 Days £1033 Book Now

Special Offers

Hotel Silla. Travel any time from November to the end of March and in July or August (excluding fair dates) and enjoy a discount of £35 per person on the three day break and £50 per person on the four day break.

Hotel Cellai. The package price reduces by £25 per person on the three day break and £40 per person on the four day break for travel between the 22nd and the 28th of March, the 08th and the 26th of April as well as between the 22nd of October and the 04 of November.

Travel any time between the 09th and the 22nd of July and enjoy a discount of £45 per person on the three day break and £65 per person on the four day break. These discounts increase to £65 per person on the three day break or £100 per person on the four day break for travel between the 08th and the 21st of March, between the 23rd of July and the 31st of August as well as between the 05th and the 12th of November.

From mid-November until the 07th of March, the following discounts apply: £90 per person on the three day break and £135 per person on the four day break.

Hotel Monna Lisa and Hotel de la Ville. Please contact us for low season discounts.

Hotel Brunelleschi The following low season discounts (per person) apply and are dependent on your travel dates:

  • December to the end of February (except between the 25th of December and the 11th of January) – £265 per person on the three day break or £395 per person on the four day break.
  • In March, between the 1st and the 5th, the 10th and the 14th as well as 18th and the 23rd and between the 18th of November and the 1st of December – £250 per person on the three day break or £375 per person on the four day break.
  • In March, between the 15th and the 17th as well as between the 24th and the 29th, between the 2nd and the 6th of April, between the 29th of July and the 17th of August, as well as the 24th, 25th, 30th and 31st of August, between the 4th and the 17th, of November and between the 26th and the 28th of December – £170 per person on the three day break or £255 per person on the four day break.
  • In March, between the 6th and the 9th, between the 7th of April and the 4th of May, between the 22nd and the 28th of July, between the 18th and the 23rd of August, as well as between the 26th and the 29th of August, between the 21st of October and the 3rd of November, and between the 29th and the 31st of December – £90 per person on the three day break or £135 per person on the four day break.
  • Between the 30th of March and the 1st of April, between the 5th of May and the 1st of June, between the 1st and the 21st of July, between the 16th of September and the 20th of October – £10 per person on the three day break or £15 per person on the four day break.
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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! An extra night’s bed and breakfast costs £65 per person per night at Hotel Silla, £85 per person per night at Hotel Cellai, £92 per person at Hotel Monna Lisa, £101 per person at Hotel de la Ville and £183 per person at Hotel Brunelleschi.
  • 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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