Essence of Chianti Small Group Tour with Lunch and Tastings from Florence

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Florence, IT
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Florence, IT
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Experience the true essence of the stunning Tuscan countryside on the Essence of Chianti Small Group Tour with Lunch and Tastings from Florence. This small group tour ensures top comfort and quality as you embark on a journey through breathtaking postcard views. From the charming village of Greve in Chianti, birthplace of the famous Tuscan explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, to the organic hilltop winery of Fattoria di San Michele a Torri, you will be immersed in the beauty and flavors of the region. Indulge in a delicious Tuscan light lunch, paired with a selection of their finest wines and olive oil. Lastly, visit Villa Poggio Torselli, a family-owned historical Villa/Winery, where you can admire the stunning views over Florence and savor their genuine, tradition-inspired products. Book this exceptional tour and discover the true heart and soul of Chianti.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Driving through amazing postcard views
  • Visiting 3 of the best wine estates
  • Enjoying a genuine Tuscan light lunch
  • Tasting and comparing different wines, olive oil, and other typical products
  • Admiring the views over Florence and beautiful Italian gardens
  • Professional and informative english speaking driver/guide to lead you through the experience
  • Guided visit to 3 wineries, tasting of great wines, olive oil and more
  • Quick stop to see greve in chianti, the most representative village of the chianti classico area
  • Small group tour: no crowds and more personalized experience
  • Transportation by air-conditioned and fully equipped vehicle
  • Typical tuscan lunch: assorted cold cuts, cured ham, salami, cheeses, bruschetta, pasta (usually handmade pasta), and dessert.
  • Free wi-fi on board
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Escape to the picturesque Tuscan countryside on the Essence of Chianti Small Group Tour with Lunch and Tastings from Florence. This unforgettable tour offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and flavors of the region. Departing from Florence, you'll journey through breathtaking landscapes, visit three top-notch wineries, indulge in a delightful Tuscan lunch, and savor a variety of wines, olive oils, and other local specialties. With a small group size, you can expect a personalized and comfortable experience, allowing you to fully appreciate the essence of Chianti.

What to expect?

On this tour, you can anticipate a day filled with scenic drives, informative guided visits, and delectable tastings. Immerse yourself in the rich history and winemaking culture of Tuscany as you explore the renowned Chianti wine region. Taste the delicious wines and olive oil produced by the organic Fattoria di San Michele a Torri. Enjoy free time in Greve in Chianti, a charming village known for its picturesque square and local shops. At Casa Emma, learn about the wine-making process and indulge in a Tuscan light lunch paired with a variety of wines. Conclude your tour at Villa Poggio Torselli, where you can marvel at the stunning views over Florence and sample more authentic local products.

Who is this for?

The Essence of Chianti Small Group Tour is perfect for wine enthusiasts, food lovers, and anyone seeking an immersive cultural experience. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor to Tuscany, this tour offers a fantastic opportunity to discover the true essence of the region. The small group size ensures a personalized experience and allows for meaningful interactions with knowledgeable guides and fellow travelers. All age groups and backgrounds are welcome, as this tour caters to anyone with an interest in wine, history, and the beauty of the Tuscan countryside.

Why book this?

Embark on this remarkable tour to embark on an enriching journey through the heart of Chianti. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes as you travel in comfort and style. With knowledgeable guides leading the way, you'll gain insider knowledge about the wines, olive oils, and local products that make this region so special. Indulge in a delicious Tuscan light lunch, allowing you to savor the flavors of Italy. This tour offers a unique opportunity to visit three exceptional wineries, each with their own story, traditions, and distinctive products. Explore charming Greve in Chianti and its renowned square, and be captivated by the stunning views from Villa Poggio Torselli. Book this tour now for an unforgettable experience that celebrates the essence of Chianti.

Good to know

During the Essence of Chianti Small Group Tour, you can anticipate a total duration of 480 minutes, ensuring ample time to fully experience each destination. The meeting point is conveniently located in Florence, and the tour concludes with a relaxing 45-minute drive back to the departure point. It is recommended to arrive no later than 8:45am to ensure a smooth start to the day. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the wine-making process, sample various wines, and compare the distinct flavors of the region. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the stunning landscapes and incredible views. Comfortable footwear is recommended for this tour, as you'll have the opportunity to explore some of the charming towns along the way.


Feedback from previous participants highlights the exceptional quality and informative nature of this tour. Travelers rave about the knowledgeable and friendly guides who provide valuable insights into the region's history, culture, and winemaking traditions. Participants appreciate the opportunity to taste a variety of wines and compare different flavors. The small group size allows for a more intimate and personalized experience, enhancing the overall enjoyment. Many reviewers mention the beautiful scenery and breathtaking views as a highlight of the tour. Overall, participants express high satisfaction and recommend this tour as a must-do for anyone visiting Tuscany.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary


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After having meet your guide and your travel companions in Florence depart in the direction of the Tuscan wine country. During the ride your guide will explain the schedule of your day.

Fattoria San Michele a Torri

After a 30 minutes ride, you will stop to Fattoria di San Michele a Torri, an organic hilltop winery of 370 hectares; the estate is 211 meters above sea level, right in the middle of the most well known wine regions of Classic Chianti and Chianti Colli Fiorentini. Here after the visit you will taste a selection of their wines and olive oil

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Greve in Chianti

After a panoramic ride through the Tuscan wine country, you will reach Greve in Chianti, (a typical village of the Chianti Classico countryside) and the birthplace of the famous Tuscan explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, the Tuscan who discovered the New York Harbor; here you will spend approx. 30/45 minutes to admire the Piazza Matteotti, a gently sloping square which is the hub of life in Greve, and have a look at the many local shops and wine stores, including the famous butcher shop Falorni, etc.

Chianti Road

Leave Greve in Chianti, and after a 30 minutes ride through the most famous Tuscan wine road, (rolling hills, huge vineyards, olive trees, etc.? arrive at the second winery

Casa Emma

Your experience at the second winery will start with an introduction about the history of the estate, with the explanations about the wine making process, and all the secrets to produce the Chianti red wine and the Tuscan olive oil, famous all over the world. After the visit, take a seat to enjoy a typical Tuscan light lunch paired with different wines (Chianti Classico, Riserva, Super Tuscans, etc.) and the olive oil, one of the most important ingredients of the italian cooking.

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Poggio Torselli

The last stop is at Villa Poggio Torselli, a family-owned historical Villa/Winery, where you will have the chance to admire the views over Florence and one of the most beautiful Italian garden in the area (weather permitting). Taste their genuine products, made with the deepest respect for the cultivation traditions of the territory, with almost the totality of the plants being represented by indigenous varietals, particularly Sangiovese. The third stop represent the perfect way to conclude your wine and food experience and complete your overview about the Tuscan wines by comparing the products and the philosophy of 3 different wine makers of the area.

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Your day will end with a relaxing 45 minutes drive back to the departure point in Florence



5 (653)


Excellent trip led by Leonardo. Very knowledgable, smooth driving, great organic wineries. Highly recommend if you want a day trip from Florence city centre


The day trip was amazing. Leo our guide was very knowledgeable, excellent driver and a lot of fun to spend the day with and we tasted some lovely local wines and food .


Francesco was our guide and Patrick, our bus driver. They made our trip very pleasant and Francesco was informative, engaging and yet, careful to provide us plenty of time to ourselves. I would recommend him to friends if they take the same trip.


Beautiful views, great wine and a lovely guide! The perfect way to experience food and wine in Italy. The perfect amount of information and education given without getting boring. Highly recommend!


Everything about this tour was amazing!! Loved the guide, Leo! The wine, food, scenery and wine experts were all wonderful. Book this tour! You will not be disappointed😊


Wine was great and the overall experience was even better! Simona and Patrick were super helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this experience and would do it again.


Had such an amazing time on this wine tour. Simona was amazing. She was very friendly and available for whatever we needed. Highly recommend for anybody coming to Florence. Take a break and relax on this wine tour!


Leo (Short for Leonardo) was the best driver/tour guide ever. Loved this trip so much. The lunch was awesome and the people and vibes were even better. Telling all my friends to book Prestige Rent.


History of winery, knowledge of all the tour guides and sharing conversations with new people with people from all over.


The wines were all delicious. Places were beautiful especially the last winery Piggio Torselli. Valentina the guide/host was so good - made the day so fun and was very informative about the Chianti and Tuscan region
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