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Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence provided by Ciao Florence Tours and Travels

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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A note from Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence
- A safe distance of one meter between clients will be maintained whenever possible. - The use of masks is mandatory. Clients must bring their own mask. - Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough; it is not necessary to print anything.
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Updated 24/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazzale Montelungo
    Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
    PIAZZALE MONTELUNGO BUS TERMINAL, next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look for our staff wearing a FUCHSIA CIAOFLORENCE JACKET
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    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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  • 4
    Val d'Orcia
    Stop: 9 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Piazzale Montelungo
    Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
11h 30m
Return Details
Piazzale Montelungo, Firenze FI, Italy
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Covid-19 Mesures: A safe distance of one meter between clients will be maintained whenever possible. All our vehicles will be deep-cleaned and disinfected before and after each service. The use of masks is mandatory; clients must bring their own mask. Alcohol gel will be available on all our vehicles. Temperature will be checked for staff and visitors. Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use. Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough; it is not necessary to print it out.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Hai Vu wrote a review Nov 2019
Hanoi, Vietnam6 contributions1 helpful vote
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This route will give you the best scenic of Tuscany rooling hills, better than the route of “Best of Tuscany Full-day ...” but too long stop at winery shop (amost 2hrs) and very less at Pienza and Montalchino. Tour does’nt stop anywhere along road, tour guide seems ignore my
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Response from CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Dear customer Thank you for your review. Please let us clarify that we do not stop, during the day, for two hours at any of the wineries where we go. Never happened, it would be definitely too much, we would not make it on time to cover the other stops during the day. The average time of our wine tastings is one hour and. Also, we stop at authentic wineries immersed in the stunning countryside, not at shops. In regards to the other point: being a shared tour (meaning that you are on board with other people) we absolutely cannot change the program according one or few clients' preferences by adding stops or just by changing them. We need to strictly respect the schedule of the tour program everybody has bought. Then, a big bus cannot stop in the middle of the street, it would be very dangerous and totally against the street rules and the security of our travellers. We hope that you will have the opportunity to come back in the future and spend one more day in Val D'Orcia, that area really deserves more than one visit :) All the best Best Regards Ciaoflorence Staff
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nicola o wrote a review Nov 2019
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Amazing sight seeing and exploring of Val D'orcia !!! The wine tasting was great and the host Julia was absolutely brilliant, fun and resourceful of the Tuscan countryside. I invite all to try this beautiful tour, you won't be disappointed.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence
Responded 7 Nov 2019
Dear Nicola You are absolutely right, this tour is an extra value for our company because the places where we go take the customers straight into a painting! Imagine that the whole area has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, absolutely stunning! Thank you very much for the lovely comment, it is very much appreciated! We hope you will be back to travel with us soon :) Wishig you all the best Regards Ciaoflorence Staff
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Kevin M wrote a review Oct 2019
Sacramento15 contributions
Our first trip to Florence and we wanted to spend one full day in Tuscany tasting and sampling wines from the region, but also experience some local cheeses as well. If that's you, this trip is PERFECT! It was everything the trip described and more. Very comfortable bus
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from CiaoFlorence, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence
Responded 3 Nov 2019
Dear customer Thank you very much for your beautiful feedback, it makes us so happy to know that we have satisfied you 100%! We really do our best and it is delightful for us to receive such comments! We wish you all the best and we do hope you will get the chance to come back and explore more with us :) Kind Regards Ciaoflorence Staff
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Josie M wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia23 contributions7 helpful votes
We did two tours and our Tour Leaders were equally addressing and informative. We saw and did many a thing and everything was so well organised. Except for the first tour of 78 people on a double decker bus. So when we reached Sienna and there were 4 other tour groups from
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TravelStudent1 wrote a review Oct 2019
Providence, Rhode Island27 contributions3 helpful votes
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This day was jam packed and fantastic. We saw three beautiful towns, with two fabulous wine tours. The highlight of the tour was the Brunello tasting in Montalcino, we tried two wines with a phenomenal view (pic attached). This winery has been run by the same family for 27
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Response from Freedom41697695005, Guest Relations Manager at Montalcino, Orcia Valley, Pienza, and Montepulciano: Wine- and Cheese-Tasting Guided Tour from Florence
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Dear client We are so happy to receive your beautiful, exhaustive review. We are sure it will be very helpful for the other travelers to plan their trip. This tour is definitely a masterpiece tour, taking place in one of the most gorgeous areas in the world :) We wish you to come back soon and get the opportunity to explore more of our beautiful Italy :) Regards Ciaoflorence Staff
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