Tuscany Day Trip from Rome w/ Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Product Code: 237-6356
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Sample fine Tuscan wines and cheeses
  • • Gourmet Tuscan lunch
  • • Montepulciano
  • • Montalcino
  • • Abbey of St. Antimo
  • • Pienza
  • • Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting
Tour Code
237-6356
Duration
12 hours
Departure City
Rome
End City
Rome
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
Itinerary
Day 01
Tuscany

Rome - Montepulciano - Pienza - Montalcino - Rome



Take a break from the chaos of Rome with a Tuscan holiday!

Our tour will focus on the famous Val D'Orcia region, visiting the historic hill towns of Montepulciano, Pienza and the vineyards of Montalcino. We'll explore winding streets, catch beautiful views of rolling hills from city walls, 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 will pick you up in Rome and by mid-morning, we'll be in the ancient Etruscan town of Montepulciano. We'll 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. We'll see ancient Etruscan wells and venture deep into medieval wine cellars still used today. We'll have a bit of free time for photo ops before we're back on the bus to our next stop, the vineyards of Montalcino!

Our arrival in the area of Montalcino is perfectly timed to leave us 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 we'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 us 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.

We'll get back on the bus and your guide will prepare you for our 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 we'll 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 full bellies and bags packed with wine, cheese and pici pasta, we'll 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!

Tips:
This service ends around 7:30pm at Piazza del Popolo in Rome.
Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
7:30AM Rome Center of Piazza del Popolo (At the center of Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk. The nearest metro stop is Flaminio (Line A)) Piazza del Popolo, Roma, RM, Italia
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Visit to Montalcino wine region, Sant'Antimo Abbey, with hill towns of Montepulciano and Pienza
  • Guided walking tour in Montepulciano with expert, local guide
  • Headsets on tour in Montepulciano so you can always hear your guide
  • 3-course lunch and Brunello wine tasting at authentic Montalcino vineyard
  • Round-trip transportation on comfortable, air-conditioned coach
  • Expert, English-speaking tour leader to accompany you for the day
  • Small group sizes of 25 people or less for guided portions of tour

Package Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking so comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Please advise of any food allergies or intolerance when booking.
  • We cannot accommodate wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
  • Entrance into churches requires appropriate dress. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Entry may be refused due to improper dress.
  • Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 15 and older
* Child: 2-14 years of age
* Infants up to 1 year old are free of charge.
* Tour prices are based on EUR and are converted into USD. Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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  • john Bernard

    john Bernard

    Verified Purchased 09/07/2015
    Great day in Tuscany

    We wanted a quick overview of Tuscany. We were able to visit two medieval towns, eat at a winery and hear Gregorian chanting in a small church. The food was great and the timing of the tour was not rushed.

  • Anonymous.

    Anonymous.

    Verified Purchased 06/25/2015
    Tuscany in one day

    Stefani was a great guide and the tour was very well planned with guided tour in village also lunch ordinary (pasta over cooked) may be due to large group 50+ Good value for money

  • Koh Sauk keow

    Koh Sauk keow

    Verified Purchased 06/15/2015
    Kylie was Excellent

    Tuscany itinerary was well designed. The Tuscany landscape gave an excellent calendar view for miles of the one day trip. The tour guide Kylie was born to the job. She has the personality and the passion.

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    09/26/2014
    Awesome!

    "This tour was awesome! Ecuado was amazing and funny! I definitely would recommend this tour to everyone! We had an amazing time in Tuscany and the food was good at the winery, they give you 5 different types of wine for tasting!"

  • AS

    AS

    09/25/2014
    An experience we will never forget.

    "The tour to Tuscany was great Giulia was our guide and by far the best guide we had while in Italy. Giulia kept it interesting and was like meeting an old friend. To top it off seeing and hearing the monks chant and the very special lunch ...we had at the winery was a true experience we will never forget. We are already talking about coming back to do it again. Thank you so much. On a side note, this tour was very well organized and on time" Read full review

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Is it possible to accommodate two vegetarians on the tour? We both eat dairy products and eggs. And, we love pasta 09/27/2015 01:02:36
Tours4Fun 09/27/2015 10:16:44

Dear Marcy,

Thank you for your inquiry.

The tour cost does not include your meal. Meal stops are arranged by your tour guide, while on tour, at various restaurants, buffet areas, food courts, and fast food restaurants.

Most likely, there will be vegetable dishes for you to choose from. However, we cannot guarantee that. You will need to check with each location and ask for their vegetarian options.
In addition, you are more than welcome to bring your own food with you while on tour.


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Jeremy
Customer Service Rep

Hi,

Would it be possible to accommodate a vegan on this tour?

Thanks
Lauren
09/09/2015 19:08:55
Tours4Fun 09/09/2015 19:19:35

Dear Lauren,

​Meal stops are arranged by your tour guide, while on tour, ​​
at various buffet areas, food courts, and fast food restaurants where all customers will be able to choose and then purchase their own meals.

​​​​Most likely, there will be vegetable dishes for you to choose from. However, we cannot guarantee that. You will need to check with each location and ask for their vegetarian options.

Best Regards,
Tiana
Customer Service Rep

Hello my parents are visiting Rome from the 16th of July to the 23, I am interested in this tour my concern is the language, we are from Costa Rica and they don't speak english. 06/03/2015 05:05:28
Tours4Fun 06/03/2015 08:59:09

Dear Carolina,

Thank you for your inquiry.

This tour is currently only offered in English. We do not have a similar tour with a Spanish speaking tour guide.

Best Regards,
Tom
Customer Service Rep

Can you recommend tour which can depart from Rome on 4 July (any time) and back on 8 July (before 1000 a.m.). I have been to Florence, Venice, Sorrento already and would prefer to go to other places. Please kindly recommend programme.

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Nitta
05/26/2015 08:09:43
Tours4Fun 05/26/2015 08:45:48

Dear Nitta,

Regretfully, we do not offer a tour package starting and ending in Rome that will include transportation and hotel accommodation.

We can offer one day or shorter duration tours, please refer to the following link.
http://www.tours4fun.com/tours/rome/from-rome-to-rome/

Best Regards,
Enny
Customer Service Rep

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