VIP Wine Tour
4 day VIP Wine Tour from £1,495.00
Visit Italy’s most ancient wine region and one of the world’s best destinations for wine lovers on this wonderful VIP Wine Tour to Tuscany.
Take in the breathtaking scenery of the most picturesque Tuscan vineyards, as you pass by small villages and hamlets, old farmhouses, ruins, country churches and castles.
The tour will begin and end in Pisa and take in the wine regions of Chianti, Montepulciano and Montalcino.
We will stay in the historic centre of Siena for three nights, home to Europe’s finest medieval square. The city of Siena is built around the Piazza del Campo, the scene of the famous Palio horse race. The medieval walled city of Siena is a lovely place to walk around and discover, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Palio and Siena were featured in James Bond's Quantum of Solace!
There will be free time during the tour to discover all that this well preserved medieval city has to offer.
On your arrival at Pisa airport one of our team will be there to greet you at the meeting point.
Our drive takes approximately 90 minutes from Pisa airport to the hotel where you will have time to check in at your leisure before dining in a small local restaurant in Siena.
The day begins with a drive to a beautiful castle built in 1184, a family owned and run estate, and the scene of the attempted murder of the Medici brothers in 1478!!
Lunch will be served in the beautiful restaurant in the ancient cellar, a tour of the castle with an oil tasting and wine tasting and a chance to visit the shop.
Then we drive to Montepulciano, a medieval and Renaissance hill town of rare beauty, to visit a very small historic family run Winery that produces Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, for a tour of their vineyards and boutique winery followed by a guided tasting.
We then return to our hotel in Siena where there is a free evening to discover the restaurants and bars within the walled medieval city.
Today we travel to Montalcino to visit Castello Banfi, a major wine tourism destination founded in 1978. We have arranged a tour of the state of the art winery, followed by a tasting of their premium wines produced using the most advanced science in the vineyards.
We will enjoy their wines further during a wine pairing lunch.
There is a glass museum which you may visit at your leisure.
On returning to our hotel in Siena you will have the afternoon to relax and discover the restaurants, bars and shops.
After breakfast we travel back to Chianti, to Badia a Coltibuono, a former monastery founded in 1051 with extraordinary architecture in perfect condition. You can visit the old crypt where monks had their cellar, and the old cloister. We then have a tour and tasting and lunch.
After lunch we travel back to the airport in Pisa for the flight home, taking with you many wonderful memories and hopefully a few bottles of your favourite Tuscan wines.