If you’re interested in sampling the renowned wine whilst visiting Tuscany, you’ll have a few different options to choose from. Whether you’re a connoisseur or a keen amateur, a Chianti wine tour is a must-do. Although exploring the vineyards solo can be fun, there are so many benefits to joining a small group - one of them being no driving! |
A group tour means having your own expert guide who will reveal the fascinating winemaking history of the region. You’ll visit some of the most famous vineyards, and being in a group means you’ll get to enjoy a convivial Tuscan lunch before moving on to the next stop.
Drinking good wine and meeting new like-minded people is what this kind of experience is all about. Here are a few more reasons why it could be the best option for you.
Sample as much as you like
One of the best things about joining a group Chianti wine tour is that you don’t have to be behind the wheel. This means more wine-tasting opportunities! Not having to drive takes away the hassle of finding parking as well and makes the whole experience easier.
No difficult driving
Speaking of driving, if Italy is famous for its wine first, the second thing it’s known for is the difficult driving. With winding roads, steep hills and locals speeding around every corner, passing the responsibility over to someone else makes for a much more relaxed (and safer) journey.
One of the very best things about joining a Chianti wine tour is that you’ll get access to your own personal guide. Having someone who knows their stuff about the region and all that it has to offer will make your trip even more memorable and enjoyable.
Quality site visits
Joining a guided group tour means that you can rest assured that you’ll be taken to the best sites that Tuscany has to offer. With an experienced tour operator, you’ll visit the area’s best estates and sample not only the signature drinks, but also learn about its unique history and how to artfully pair food with wine.
Where you’ll go
There are many fantastic places to visit and exploring becomes even more fun knowing that all the details are already taken care of. Here are just a few of the beautiful areas you could discover on a Chianti wine tour.
Journey through ancient woodlands and those signature Tuscan hills as you make your way to Rignana, an excellent restaurant and winery typical to the region. Delicious food and wine await!
This has to be one of the region’s highlights. A romantic Italian town where you can wander around, drink coffee and soak up the Italian lifestyle.
Lamole di Lamole
Set back in the hills, this Chianti Classico vineyard features award-winning wines which you’ll get to taste and pair with delicious cheeses.
As you can see, joining a group tour is sometimes the best way to really get to know a place. A local guide has the ability to bring a location to life and make the experience even more unforgettable. So why not try something different and book with a local tour operator today?
Mauro Bramante is the Director of WalkAbout Florence, an independent business offering unforgettable tours and excursions around Italy including the best Chianti wine tour from Florence. Whether you want to ride a Vintage Vespa, try the famous Chianti wine or get cooking with fresh local ingredients, Mauro's company promises excitement, adventure and above all, fun. If you're keen to experience the magic of Italy with the help of some passionate and knowledgeable tour guides, look no further than WalkAbout Florence for your next getaway.
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