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Private Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Rome with Lunch

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Rome, Italy
Private Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Rome with Lunch

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icon12 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Explore the wine country of fabled Tuscany on this action-packed guided day trip from Rome. Ride aboard a luxury minivan with your small group and knowledgeable driver – tour escort hearing about the history of Tuscany and about its legendary wine production. Visit the hilltop towns of Montepulciano and Bagno Vignoni and indulge in some tastings along the way. Visit the enchanting hill-town of Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. This is a small-group tour ensuring plenty of attention from your driver-tour escort.
  • Full-day trip from Rome to Tuscany’s beautiful wine country
  • Visit the beautiful hilltop towns of Montepulciano, Bagno Vignoni and Pienza with a knowledgable Driver-tour escort (a driver-tour escort drives and guides our guests) and visit a renowned winery in Montalcino wine area
  • Savor prestigious wines including Vino di Nobile and Brunello di Montepulciano in a selected winery in Montalcino area
  • Small-group tour with numbers limited to eight people per minivan

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With this tour, drink local vino in a cellar that was once an Etruscan tomb.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (centrally located hotel)
Expert driver-tour escort
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Wine tasting in a selected winery in Montalcino area
Typical Tuscan lunch with cold cuts, cheeses and bruschettas
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If you stay outside the city center (outside the Aurelian walls) there will be a central meeting place in Piazza Barberini in front of the Barberini Cinema – Please arrive at the central pick up point at 7am. Please contact us to re-confirm the details of your hotel in Rome at the moment of the booking. it is client's responsibility to notify Avventure Bellissime about your hotel in Rome. In case the local supplier does not receive the compulsory information, the tour will be missed and no refund will be given.
Begin this small-group guided day trip from Rome to Tuscany by getting picked up in your hotel in the center of Rome. Relax in the air-conditioned minivan as you make your way north to Tuscany, passing through the rolling hills, some clad in vineyards, of northern Lazio and southern Tuscany. During the drive learn from your guide about the history of the area and about the types of wine you may be sampling that day.

The first stop is the hilltop medieval town of Montepulciano, known for its acclaimed wine Vino di Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano. Walk the narrow cobbled lanes of the town, as your guide points out intriguing aspects along the way. Then descend into a wine cellar to sample some of the goods. Formerly used as a tomb by the pre-Roman Etruscans, the wine cellar is an ambient venue in which to sample some locally made vino.

Next head to the charming medieval village of Bagno Vignoni, located on a hill surrounded by the Valley Orcia river and famous also for its thermal waters used since Roman times - the village is built around its central 'piazza of water', a huge pool of thermal water. Spend some time walking around this beautiful and unique village and capture the vibrant atmosphere of the place.

After, continue on to Montalcino wine area, 25 miles (40 kilometers) away. Enjoy the extreme Tuscan views of the villa-topped hills and vineyards during the drive. Take a tour of a well-known winery and learn about its winemaking techniques.

The last stop on the tour is the UNESCO World Heritage-lised town of Pienza. Stroll the streets as the guide explains how 14th-century Pope Pius II designed the unique layout of the town. Pop into a local cheese factory and sample some of Pienza's famous pecorino cheese.

When the time comes, hop back in the minivan for the ride back to your hotel in Rome.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Appropriate dress is required to enter some sites - knees and shoulders must be covered
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (children who are under 36 kg/97 pounds or 150 cm/4ft 9 in,must use proper child restraints). We reserve the right to refuse infants or children if we are not notified at the time of the booking and if the car seats brought do not comply with requirements by Italian law.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The tour includes pick up from your centrally located hotel in Rome. If you stay outside the city center (outside the Aurelian walls) there will be a central meeting place in Piazza Barberini in front of the Barberini Cinema – Please arrive at the central pick up point at 7am and pick up will be between 7:00am and 7:15am
  • All passengers pay the same rate irrespectively from their age
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to museums, galleries and all related tourist venues as well as indoor bars and restaurants, will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity. This doesn’t apply to children less than 12 years old.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Avventure Bellissime
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Rome with Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Rome with Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Rome with Lunch?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Rome with Lunch?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Stop at Pienza, a nice town with great views of Tuscany and wonderful shops" See review

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star-5
Our tour guide was great....
Anne_G
, May 2022
Our tour guide was great. He knew a lot about the region and did not rush us on to the next place. Excellent
star-5
If you only have time for 1 day in Tuscany, this is it
WilliamScott_T
, May 2019
Convenient hotel pickup in Rome and 2 hour drive to Tuscany in small van with just one other couple. Several wine tastings and lovely pasta lunch at a winery with some fine Brunello. Stop at Pienza, a nice town with great views of Tuscany and wonderful shops
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Total highlight of our Italy Trip...
Anita C
, Aug 2018
Total highlight of our Italy Trip. Khan was a skilled, knowledgeable passionate escort. By selecting a small tour, we were in a Mercedes Van, able to go to areas that bus tours did not go. The wineries and lunch were fabulous. When an unexpected storm blocked us in at a winery, Khan worked his magic to make sure we still got to see everything that was promised, even though our tour ran late. Total Professional. Just a remainder - if you are Canadian, know your limits of wine purchase. Even though the wineries offer free shipping, you are responsible for duties, customs and clearance. In Ontario we had to pay 102 of bottle purchase to LCBO to clear customs taxes brokerage. It was a very expensive case!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
A good tour, but a lot of driving in...
Michael_S
, Mar 2018
A good tour, but a lot of driving in the shuttle van. Total elapsed tour time around 12-13 hours. Stopped at two wineries for tastings and lunch. Also, stopped at two of the UNESCO towns. Beautiful scenery and quaint small towns. On reflection would have likely opted for a tour with fast train to Florence combined with a tour of the wine country. This is not an inexpensive tour by any means so more time touring and less time on the road would have been better.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day, beautiful scenery, 2...
Thomas L
, Oct 2017
Great day, beautiful scenery, 2 great wineries a dan very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend.
star-5
What a great day, our guide was...
Joanne_S
, Oct 2017
What a great day, our guide was quite a character and certainly helped to make the day enjoyable. The two wine tastings were fantastic, couldn't have asked for a better day. Glad I chose to do this small group tour, would certainly recommend this day trip to everyone.
star-4
Loved the tour, but the tour guide...
Valery_L
, Oct 2017
Loved the tour, but the tour guide was rude and creepy! We didn't feel like we could ask questions because the tour guide would give us snarky answers or be downright rude. The tour itself is amazing!!!!!
star-3
Got picked up on time don't forget...
John W
, Sep 2017
Got picked up on time don't forget to contact them the day before so they know where to pick you up from We were with 3 other couples and found the very back seat uncomfortable and not a great view out the window the front seats would be the best Loved the first winery we went to, but the 2nd was just ok. The hill top towns we visited were our main reason for choosing this tour and they didn't disappoint.
star-5
This was a fabulous day trip I would...
Iain H
, Aug 2017
This was a fabulous day trip I would recommend to anyone. Khan, our enthusiastic and skilled driver and guide, picked us up at our hotel door on time. There were seven in the group, four Texans and us three Scots. Hit it off immediately and spent an enjoyable day together. Khan is a real asset. He drives well on frequently twisty roads, has a bright and happy personality, goes out of his way to consider his guests' needs and and he knows his Tuscany. A perfect day from start to finish. Twelve glorious hours in a spectacularly beautiful part of Italy. The first stop, in Montepulciano, was to have a look at the town itself and then to visit the underground winery and former torture chamber! of the Ercolani family. Second son Niccolo showed us around and then led us through an excellent wine-tasting session, with tasty local specialties to try with the various wines. A generous amount and type of wine and food! Second main stop was in Montalcino, where we visited a larger-scale wineyard, where a simple but enjoyable lunch was again chased down with a selection of the various house wines and a visit of the actual factory.Once again, the guide was very interesting and knowledgeable and it was much appreciated, even if some of the scenery was starting to slip out of focus as a result of generous pourings of sample wines. On the way back we visited Pienza for a brief stop and walk around. I would certainly recommend this day out. It starts at 7.00 am and lasts a full 12 hours, but ti didn't feel long at any point. The offical stops were well chosen, especially in Montepulciano. I'm sure all the drivers are good, but I would certainly ask for Khan again, if available.So helpful and friendly.
star-4
Wonderful scenic tour. Thoroughly...
Gail G
, Jul 2017
Wonderful scenic tour. Thoroughly enjoyed the Tuscan countryside. Enjoyed the winery! Nice to be in a small group throughout the day, gives more individual attention. Just one of the stops had a very steep climb to meet the Guide. Just needed more of a warning about the steepness for people who may have health conditions that a climb like this can affect.
star-5
Amazing tour! Excellent tour guide...
Janet J
, Apr 2017
Amazing tour! Excellent tour guide! Great food, great wine! A memory that will last a lifetime!
star-5
The guide/driver was fantastic...
Jina A
, Jan 2017
The guide/driver was fantastic! Really genuine person, very dedicated to providing a pleasant trip. He took us to a couple hilltop towns, and recommended the best way to spend our time. This tour was a great value and a very enjoyable day-trip!
star-5
I would recommend this day trip to...
JanellL_N
, Jan 2017
I would recommend this day trip to all who would love the wine County. We enjoyed our guide who was with us all the time and gave great instruction were to meet up and about the area we were driving through. Fantastic trip!!!
star-1
Viator outsources tours which most...
Daniel H
, Jan 2017
Viator outsources tours which most time is ok. In this case we have to recommend not using this tour company or guide. This experience was nothing short of horrific. What should have been a VIP small group turned to a nightmare. We were a party of 5, there was another couple and our last pick up was one person. We waited 30 minutes for the one person they could not locate. They then figured out he boarded the wrong bus tour to the Amalfi Coast. Instead of making arrangements for the one person to be refunded or just stay in the tour we drove 40 minutes the wrong was to a rest stop were they dropped this person at. Then 40 minutes back. The driver tried to make up time by speeding and driving out of control. Since we were traveling with kids this was especially inappropriate. He was in the phone the whole time yelling in Italian and no form of any narrative was giving on any locations. The stops were nice and the winery was a bright spot. Having said that our driver Kahn was rude, short and made the trip awkward. This was an awful experience and not up to Viator standards at all. We would never recommend this. The car used was WAY too small for 8 people and we had too very small folks with us if not we would have been on top of each other. Just awful...
star-4
We had a fantastic time on this...
Joe O
, Dec 2016
We had a fantastic time on this tour! Beautiful countryside and the small towns are very cool. The driver picked us up right from the hotel without issue. He was very friendly and wanted to be sure we had a good time. They could upgrade the van. Counting us and the driver, there were 9 people in the van, which was the capacity. Initially, we were up front, which was very tight. Luckily, we were with a family, so they could put two older children up front. Again, the driver noticed this and made the change without us having to say anything. This time of year, many of the shops are not open. Still plenty to see and do though.
star-4
The trip was beautiful and...
Rhonda B
, Oct 2016
The trip was beautiful and informative. I would have liked more time with the wineries and learning about their grapes, types of wines they are known for, etc. A perfect getaway from Rome central and a very worthwhile adventure. Recommend.
star-5
I was picked up on time at my hotel...
Deborah_P
, Jun 2016
I was picked up on time at my hotel in a very clean Mercedes minivan. I think our tour guide's name was Max and he was very nice, polite, knowledgeable and funny! We stopped at several beautiful places for pictures and visited 3 different villages. The vineyard we visited was so beautiful. We had a tour of the vineyard and then they served has a delicious lunch and we sampled 3 different delicious wines. The drive to Tuscany and all the places we visited is breathtaking! I had a wonderful time on this tour!
star-5
This was a great tour. We were...
John R
, Jun 2016
This was a great tour. We were picked up at the hotel we had spent a lot of on taxies, so this was a nice feature. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and a great driver. There were 5 of us and he made everyone comfortable. The winery was a terrific experience. Tuscany is a beautiful area. The villages were also interesting. I would highly recommend this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
We got to see a lot of different...
Dawn G
, Sep 2015
We got to see a lot of different little town's in Tuscany. It was a beautiful tour, just wish we would have tried more wine!
star-5
Fantastic stops. Our driver was very...
Mark T
, Sep 2015
Fantastic stops. Our driver was very informative. We had a wonderful day

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