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WINE TASTING IN CHIANTI AT VILLA VIGNAMAGGIO

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $980 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $1122 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $1284 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $1445 USD
Simple Tasting (Per person fee) $68 USD
Tasting With Lunch (Per person fee) $127 USD
*Selections and optional choices will be made during checkout

WINE TASTING IN CHIANTI AT VILLA VIGNAMAGGIO

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Most people have heard of the Chianti wine region, but until you have visited it yourself, you have no idea how wonderful it is! A trip to the Chianti area is a unique experience that will engage all of your senses. Walk amongst the orderly vines and silvery olive groves, breathe the perfume of fermentation in the cellars, and then taste the wine and you will understand why Chianti is so famous all over the world.

After a mere 45 minutes along the highway, you will find yourself on the Chianti Wine Road, crossing through picturesque, rolling hills on your way to the quaint village of Greve. In the main piazza, with its lovely porticoes, you will find an array of shops and boutiques. History buffs will note the monument to Giovanni da Verrazzano, the explorer of the Atlantic Coast of North America who discovered, among other things, the Hudson River. Be sure to check out the butcher shops and delis where movie stars and jetsetters stop to order some of the best beef, salami, and cured ham in the world!

After Greve, you will continue on to the magnificent Villa Vignamaggio where a local guide will take you on a tour of the winery and ancient cellars. Your host will talk about the history of the winery and how the wine is made and then, most importantly, will give you the opportunity to taste!

Choose from two tasting options: A Simple Tasting (at 10 a.m.) or the Tasting with Lunch (at noon), a veritable Tuscan feast! Whichever you choose, it will be an experience you will never forget.

Depending on the option you choose, we can arrange (as time allows) visits to such places as San Gimignano, Badia a Passignano, or Montefioralle (all of which will transport you back in time to the Medieval), as well as Pisa.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • English-speaking driver
  • Scenic drive on the Chianti Wine Road
  • Exploration of Greve
  • Guided visit at the Villa Vignamaggio
  • A choice of 2 wine tasting options

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (9 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

• Your English-speaking driver will not enter sites with you, but will give running commentaries of what you are seeing and make sure you have enough time to visit each site. You will be met by a local guide at Vignamaggio.

Restrictions

Please Note: Everyone in your group must select the same option (Simple Tasting or Tasting with Lunch), as the two options take different amounts of time.
• Please alert ShoreTrips in advance of any dietary restrictions or food allergies. We will do our best to accommodate.
• We have found that there may be a rare occurrence of a port change from Livorno to La Spezia. La Spezia is accessible to the same sightseeing as Livorno but is a slightly longer ride. This port requires an increase in cost as the distance from these highlights is further. Your guide will be waiting for you as you disembark. You may have an adjustment to your tour itinerary depending on your exit time, but be assured that your knowledgeable driver/escort will direct you to a satisfying day. This change is an exception to our policy that ship changes will result in a refund. People have been too disappointed sitting on the ship after this itinerary change and we feel this is in the best interest of the traveler. The additional costs are as follows: to Cinque Terre add $75; to Florence and Pisa, and Pisa and Lucca the additional charge is $265. We apologize for your difficult day but promise that the sun will shine as soon as you meet your driver.