We were blessed with absolutely beautiful weather for our excursion to the Chianti Region of Italy. The day started with a visit to Sienna. What a unique experience. One thing about this region of Italy…it’s not lacking in steep hills…not a flat area to be found. That’s not a bad thing because the views of the countryside are amazing. Lunch as a vineyard along with a tour by the owner of the property was a great experience. The vineyards, the olive trees and the bee hives were all memorable experiences. We ate, pasta, meats and cheeses, honey and of course drank a lot of wine. How bad could it be. Definitely worth the money for the excursion.
Looking at what I paid for the tour, I don't really feel you get your money's worth. The guide was very nice and extremely knowledgeable, but a lot of the day was free time. The vineyard that we ate lunch at was not nearly as nice as some of the other vineyard which we have eaten at in Tuscany on other tours. The vineyard's prices on olive oil and wine were exorbitant. Highway robbery. The day was nice, the group we had was a lot of fun. But the company could've done a little more to give us an experience to match what we paid. The driver was horrible. Many of us commented on him driving like a maniac. Screen the drivers better, it doesn't do much good if the passengers are all car sick when they reach the destination.
This your was the best one I have been on. Our guide, Valentina, was incredibly knowledgeable. She described the villages we would visit and a little bit about the family vineyard we were visiting. We enjoyed all the villages. I wished we had more time, however, we knew in advance the allotted time. Tbe wine tasting was fabulous! Tbe food was delicious and very filling. We enjoyed this so much!
I absolutely love this tour. I went with a group of 4 - it was comfortable and we enjoyed each other's company. Our guide Francheska was amazing. She was filled with facts on the history of the places we visited and promptly answered our questions. In some areas we were given some time to explorer for ourselves. My favorite part of the tour was visiting the vineyard. The wines we tasted were delicious, and the food was excellent. Everything was freshly made. I really enjoyed this tour, from start to finish.
From the starting point we were split into two groups who travelled by luxuary vehicle firstly to view Florence and to learn about its history. Then to Siena where we could be taken to the door of the Cathedral as unlike most other groups we were not travelling in a coach.We were given ample time to explore the Cathedral. We regrouped and descended through the lovely streets to the square where we saw video of the famous horse race and got to sample the local sweet speciality
We then proceeded to the wine tasting and lunch in the Chianti region .Here we were well feed and entertained .
The final destination was the charming hill top village of San Gimignano where we were at leisure to explore the cobbled street and had the chance to sample the award winning gelato.
We returned to Florence and can not thank our wonderful guide Claudia enough for an unforgettable day