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Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence - with unbiased reviews

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Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence

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A wine lover’s paradise, Tuscany is home to countless vineyards that can sometimes leave visitors overwhelmed. On this day trip from Florence, your guide introduces you to acclaimed Tuscan wineries in the Orcia Valley (Val d’Orcia) region for wine tastings with local experts. Free time is included in the hill towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano, and there’s even a pecorino tasting in Pienza, too.
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Piazzale Montelungo
Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, ItalyPIAZZALE MONTELUNGO BUS TERMINAL, next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look for our staff wearing a FUCHSIA CIAOFLORENCE JACKET
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  • 1
    Fortezza di Montalcino
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • 2
    Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Piazza Grande a Montepulciano
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
Piazzale Montelungo
Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
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  • Relax on a coach journey and concentrate on the Orcia Valley scenery
  • Explore Montalcino and Montepulciano as you wish, with ample free time
  • Learn about the wider Tuscany region and its hill towns from a local guide
  • Sample renowned Tuscan wine and cheese in the towns from which they originate
What to Expect
Travel from Santa Maria Novella station in Florence to the Tuscan countryside and then hop out in Montalcino, the home of Brunello wine. With your guide, call in at an acclaimed winery to taste its wares and learn about the estate’s history from the site’s wine expert. Continue with a walk through the town to admire the narrow lanes and surrounding countryside and then travel onward to Pienza. Here, explore the quintessential Italian hill town on foot, and sample its famed pecorino cheese. Before your return to Florence, there’s time for one last stop in Montepulciano, another hilltop town, famous for its namesake wine. Visit a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano cellar for a tasting and look around as you learn about the town and its delicious wine. Your day trip ends with a drop-off back in central Florence.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
11h 30m
Return Details
Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
  • Journey by fully-fitted GT Coach
  • Expert multilingual guide
  • Free visit to Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano
  • Visit to a wine cellar/museum in Montalcino with tour of the wine cellars and tasting of the world-famous Brunello wine
  • Visit to a winery in Montepulciano with tasting of the “Vino Nobile
  • Cheese tasting in Pienza
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please show up 20 minutes before the tour departure
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Ciao Florence Tours and Travels
City break
Had a wonderful time views exceptional tour guide very knowledgable . Well worth a visit although all those steps
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Jane Brown
A great busy day.
A really busy day exploring three beautiful cities. I wish I had more time exploring Sienna and more time would be
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David S
Great visit to wine country
My wife and I spent a week in Florence and had the opportunity to take some day trips. We were fortunate to
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Matthew G
Coventry, Rhode Island
Tour if short on time in Italy.
The tour was a must if you’re strapped on time while visiting Italy. FYI, full bus (50+ people). The tour guide
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Very poor customer service! Avoid!
We booked this wine tasting tour and the voucher had very unclear instructions on meeting point! We arrived at the
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Great! that's all
The tour of Tuscany has been the best choice since we arrived in Florence, a day full of information, Juliano was
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Wine tour - worst Service ever
We arrived at the pick up point, 15 minutes before. We phoned the tour guide who told us pick up point was
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San Francisco, California
Great tour !
Best tour you can take from Florence ! Price is very reasonable for everything you get . Transportation in a new
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Rachal B
Abilene, Texas
Best tour we had because we ended up with a fun group of tourists. So fun. So tasty.
Our first stop there were 4 wines to try, 3 delicious oils, and 3 yummy balsamics. It was the better of the two
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Rachal B
Abilene, Texas
Good tour. Short, only an hour.
The tour guide was great. She pointed out 10 interesting things in the museum, ending at David, and then set us
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