Full Day Tuscany from Rome including Brunello Wine Tasting and Gourmet Lunch
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Full Day Tuscany from Rome including Brunello Wine Tasting and Gourmet Lunch

4.92 1,250 Reviews
Duration
12 h.
Group
25
Meeting Point
Piazza del Popolo
Start time
07:30
Operating Days
Everyday except sunday
Language
English
From
$146.72
per adult

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Montalcino wine region, Sant'Antimo Abbey, with hill towns of Montepulciano and Pienza
  • Traverse Montepulciano alongside your local expert guide
  • Enjoy a 3-course lunch and Brunello wine tasting at an authentic Montalcino vineyard
  • Try some regional favorites in Pienza, such as some delicious pecorino cheese
  • Hear information from your passionate tour leader on the comfortable coach

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Embrace Tuscany, one of the world's most beautiful rural landscapes, and visit the fabled hill towns of Montepulciano and Pienza. See the ancient Sant'Antimo Abbey, eat delicious food, and taste Brunello wine at an authentic Tuscan vineyard. All the while, your expert guide will share captivating stories on the history and culture of Tuscany. This day trip from Rome ensures the perfect Tuscan experience!

Tour Description

Break away from the bustling Rome and escape to stunning Tuscany. Our tour focuses on the famous Val D’Orcia region, visiting the historic hill towns of Montepulciano, Pienza and the vineyards of Montalcino. Whether you're in Rome for the long haul or not, this tour is an ideal daytime adventure.

Leave Rome for Montepulciano

You'll travel from Rome on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and by mid-morning, we’re in the ancient Etruscan town of Montepulciano. We’ll tour the town’s most important sights, like the Duomo, the main square and Punch’s Tower, where he strikes his bell from the clock tower every hour. As we walk, your guide will tell you the stories that bring the charming streets of this tiny hill town to life.

Enjoy a Delicious Meal & Wine Tasting

We’ll have time to sample the famous red wine at our next stop, a sure highlight – lunch! The bus will take us out of town to a beautiful Tuscan vineyard, where we’ll start lunch with a professionally guided wine tasting of three locally produced, world-famous wines including a Brunello di Montalcino. Wine tastings will be accompanied by bruschetta, and over our three-course lunch we’ll try three more types of wine along with a spread of cold cuts and local specialties, many of which have been grown and prepared just outside.

Next, we'll travel to Sant’Antimo Abbey, a stunning example of early medieval religious architecture in the middle of an idyllic rural valley.

Visit the World Heritage Site of Pienza

Back on the bus, your guide will prepare you for your final stop – Pienza. You will hear how this World Heritage site was conceived by Pope Pius II as a “utopian village” and get information on sites to visit, such as the two Renaissance palaces and the beautiful Duomo. Pienza is a small town, so we’ll split up here and take some time to explore alone, enjoying ancient architecture and views of the rolling countryside. Be sure to sample Pienza’s most important product, pecorino cheese, in one of the many artisan food stores around the town. Or maybe some delicious gelato, if you have a sweet tooth!

With full bellies and bags packed with wine, cheese and pici pasta, we’ll meet back at the bus for a comfortable and scenic drive back to Rome. Take a satisfying nap, watch the world go by or spend the time planning your next visit to Tuscany – because one trip is never enough!

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What's Included

  • Gourmet lunch and wine tasting at an authentic Tuscan winery
  • Expert tour leader providing commentary throughout the day
  • Locally guided tour of Montepulciano in groups of 25 people max
  • Visit to Sant Antimo Abbey and hill town of Pienza, famous for its food products
  • Round-trip transportation by private coach
  • Headsets so you don't miss a thing

Sites Visited

  • Montepulciano
  • Piazza Grande and Duomo
  • Torre di Pulcinella
  • Etruscan wells/Medieval wine cellars carved out under the city
  • Sant’Antimo Abbey
  • Typical Tuscan vineyard
  • Pienza

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Get to Know Dark Rome

A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make Dark Rome so special

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