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Private tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $558 USD
Private tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $701 USD
Private tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $849 USD
Private tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $998 USD
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Our journey begins on the “Wine Road” that winds between olive groves and vineyards as we make our way through the beautiful countryside of the Chianti region. After a short ride, we'll reach the town of Greve, named after the river that runs through it.

Piazza Matteotti is a gently sloping square which is the hub of life in Greve. Around this square, under the graceful porticoes, you'll see many local shops and wine stores. The famous butcher shop Falorni has been in the piazza for 500 years! You're welcome to taste free samples of their products, including their delicious boar salami and prosciutto.

Next, we'll depart for the magnificent Castle of Verrazzano, located on a hilltop between Siena and Florence in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine producing area. First an Etruscan village and later a Roman one, the castle became the property of the Verrazzano family in the 12th century.

At the castle, we'll take a guided tour of the gardens and the centuries-old cellars. Keep an eye out for the wild boar that roam freely in the surrounding woods! Here, you'll have the opportunity to taste world famous wines, as well as other products from the farm such as olive oil, salted meats, boar sausage, and other local delicacies.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from your Florence hotel
  • Private vehicle and English-speaking driver
  • Scenic drive
  • Greve/Piazza Matteotti
  • Castle of Verrazzano (guided tour of gardens and cellars)
  • Wine and food samples (cost is additional)
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

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Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• This tour includes a private vehicle and wonderful English-speaking driver for the day.
• Admissions, food, beverages, and gratuities are not included in the price of the tour.
• The guided tour and wine tasting at the castle is 21€ per person and payable upon arrival.
• If you are visiting on a Saturday or Sunday, Verrazzano has limited hours and may need to be substituted with a different winery in the same area and of the same quality.


• Please alert ShoreTrips in advance of any dietary restrictions or food allergies. We will do our best to accommodate.
• Please note that this tour is for hotel guests staying in the city of Florence only. If you are arriving via cruise ship, please see our offerings in LIVORNO.