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When paired together, Tuscany and wine inspire dreams and wanderlust: toast the day with a glass of the local red nectar surrounded by endless vineyards, journey through Tuscany’s dreamy landscapes, savor local flavors, wander through historical towns with grand palazzi and spacious squares, magnificent fortresses, and ancient monasteries as you soak in the unparalleled Tuscan atmosphere.
Relish the symphony of scents and flavors of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino, two of Tuscany’s most celebrated wines with legends renewed with each bottle. Both wines are made with local Sangiovese grapes, the Tuscan grape varietal par excellence.
On our extended Wine and Wanderlust Tuscany Wine Tour from Rome, you will enjoy free time exploring Montepulciano and Montalcino - both towns best known for their exquisite wines, see the historical Sant’Antimo Abbey and visit Tuscan wine estate of high rank for a relaxing wine-tasting experience.
Minimum 2 participants from Rome: 590 Euros
For 3- 4 participants from Rome: 650 Euros
For 5-6 participants from Rome: 700 Euros
For 7-8 participants from Rome: 750 Euros
* ADDITIONAL Winery Fees not included in our prices: approx 25 Euros Per Person.
Your personal English-speaking Rome Chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel in your private deluxe vehicle. Your Wine and Wanderlust Tuscany Wine begins with a relaxing drive traversing the Roman countryside into southern Tuscany to Montepulciano, the resplendent Tuscan hilltop town surrounded by Val di Chiana valley whose enchanting landscapes inspire wanderlust.
Montepulciano offers ample opportunities to admire its historic architecture, spacious square, and magnificent fortress, and you will enjoy free time to shop at local artisan shops, and of course, wine lovers can sample a variety of wine tastings offered at in-town wine shops owned by local winemakers.
Wine connoisseurs have hailed Montepulciano the “King of All Wines”, well recognized for its elegant full-bodied red Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Noble wine of Montepulciano). Not to be dismissed is its younger Rosso di Montepulciano (Montepulciano Red) which is not aged as long as its famous older sibling.
Journey further through the beguiling Tuscan land of gentle hills and fertile valleys, studded with charming villages, vineyards, and characteristic cypress trees until you reach Montalcino, another charming Tuscan hilltop town crowned by a formidable medieval fortress and surrounded by the picturesque Valley of Orcia (Val d’Orcia) whose enthralling landscapes are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Welcome free time to explore the town’s historic streets lined with artisan shops, restaurants, cafes, and wine shops (enoteche). Choose a preferred restaurant and relish traditional Tuscan dishes for lunch.
Enjoy a sampling of the local Brunello di Montalcino wine at local wine shops in Montalcino that offer wine tastings and opportunities to purchase a variety of local wines as well.
Brunello di Montalcino is a ruby red wine deeply rooted in local tradition. Intense, complex, structured, and long-lasting, Brunello is one of Tuscany’s most elegant red wines produced in Montalcino by local winemakers whose vineyards thrive in this corner of Tuscany’s enchanting wine country.
After visiting Montalcino, your Wine and Wanderlust Tuscany Wine Tour continues with a scenic drive through Montalcino’s bucolic wine country for a brief stop at Sant’Antimo Abbey, the mystical abbey that stands in solitary glory amidst a pastoral valley surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, and distant wooded hills.
Behold this masterpiece of Medieval architecture built of pale travertine stone and unadorned alabaster walls epitomizing the austere monastic world of the middle ages.
Legends tell that Emperor Charlemagne founded the abbey in the 800s after he was cured of a pestilence while traveling through this region with his army. After centuries of decline, the abbey was restored to its former glory in the late 1800s and it’s the tranquil home of a few diocesan priests and lay people with established ministries who follow the Benedictine monastic devotion.
Don’t miss the opportunity to also visit the abbey’s Monastic Pharmacy located in its ancient treasure room, and browse the food products that include teas, marmalades, honey, candies, and artisan beer, as well as natural body care products made from centuries-old recipes and herbs.
Your Tuscany wine tour will not be complete without a stop at a local winery.
Following a brief respite at this revered abbey, at 3:00 PM you will visit a nearby historic wine estate of high rank where you will spend about 1 hour and 30 minutes visiting the winery and sampling a selection of wines either in the tasting hall or outdoors on the terrace in a tranquil setting overlooking olive trees, vineyards, and the abbey in the far distance.
Toast the day, enjoying each moment in Tuscany and its fine wines that inspire wanderlust. Here’s to your new adventures in Italy!
Following your winery visit, your personal chauffeur will take you on a relaxing journey from Tuscany to your hotel in Rome.
We are grateful for your interest in our Wine and Wanderlust Tuscany Wine Tour from Rome and for choosing Rome Chauffeur for your wine tours in Italy. We look forward to seeing you in Italy!
The listed price of the tour is per vehicle, not per person. Rome Chauffeur accepts online prepayment via PayPal or Credit Card at the time you confirm your tour, or you may pay on the Date of Service in Euro funds at the end of the tour made directly to your Chauffeur. If at any time you need extra funds on the day of your tour, your chauffeur will be happy to help you locate an ATM machine.
Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to your Date of Service. Prepaid services canceled last minute less than 7 days or are No Show on the Date of Service are NOT Refundable.
Cancellations must be made in writing via E-Mail followed by an official cancellation confirmation E-Mail from our office in order for your cancellation to be valid. Cancellations are NOT accepted by Phone, Text, Or through 3rd Party individuals such as hotel clerks, friends, or concierge services.
* CANCELLATION FOR PREPAID SERVICES: Only NET RATE will be issued on prepaid services. Net Rate is what we receive from your prepayment after PayPal / CC takes out their fees which they don't reimburse us in case of refunds. Therefore, we are only able to refund what we receive from you after PayPal/ CC takes out their fees.
Wine tasting fees at Wine Shops in Montepulciano and Montalcino vary depending on the wine shops you visit. Please sample wine responsibly, and not on an empty stomach.
** WINERY FEE is approximately 25 EUROS Per Person to be paid directly to the winery
To keep our tour flexible with consideration to guests who cannot or do not wish to participate in wine tasting, we don't include the winery fees in our Tour Fee. Winery Fee includes wine tasting of selected wines produced by the winery and, upon request, a tour of the winery.
Winery Visit will take place at 3:00 PM according to the winery's established visit schedule. Your winery visit will last approximately 1.5 hours.
Winery Visits require advance reservation that is subject to availability.
On this tour, you are provided with an English-speaking Chauffeur who is not a licensed Tour Guide or sommelier. Only locally licensed tour guides can guide and accompany guests to sightsee. In order to be in compliance with Italian laws, Chauffeurs are required to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee.
Local wine shops have experts about local wines who can provide in-depth information about regional wines.