Tuscan and Wine Tour

Chianti & San Gimignano wine tour

Sample white Vernaccia, red Chianti and Supertuscan wines in this full-day winery tour.

San Gimignano wine tours from Florence

Guided Tour in English

Chianti & San Gimignano small-group day tour in a nutshell

The Chianti & Vernaccia wine tour departs twice weekly from downtown Florence, from March till November. Pick-up from Siena may also be arranged. Expect some lovely views of the legendary Tuscan countryside, two cellar visits with great red and white wine tastings, a delicious Tuscan lunch, and the opportunity to see one of Tuscany's prettiest Medieval villages.

  • Small-Group tour, a maximum of 8 people.
  • Guided 7 hr excursion by our English speaking wine expert.
  • Discover two quality wineries with tastings of Chianti, and Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
  • Learn by a professional Sommelier how to approach wine and olive oil.
  • Enjoy a delicious 3-course fresh meal in a small winery.



Wine tour destination

Deservedly awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site and nicknamed 'the Medieval Manhattan' for its crown of ancient towers, the quaint hilltop town of San Gimignano lies at the heart of a small wine region between Florence and Siena. The area's unique grape is the age-old Vernaccia, native to the region and indigenous of Tuscany.


Tuscan wine tastings

Tuscany enjoys the strong sun and dry summers, so most of its wine regions are best suited for red wines. However, there is one place in the Chianti area where Tuscan vintners produce an outstanding DOCG white wine. It's a small wine-growing region nestled around the stunning Medieval town of San Gimignano, and the white wine in question is called Vernaccia. Typically, at least four different wines will be served in a guided wine tasting.


Recommended for...

With a maximum of 8 people per guide, our join-in tours provide quality experiences at affordable prices in the company of like-minded travelers. Pick this wine tour if you favor white wines over reds. However, with one winery visit dedicated to the world-famous red Chianti, and one to the celebrated white Vernaccia of San Gimignano, this trip truly provides the best of both worlds!


Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine tour highlights

From downtown Florence we head for our final destination, the lovely hilltop town of San Gimignano, to visit the cellars of a white Vernaccia wine producer and enjoy a delicious Tuscan lunch paired with great Tuscan wines.

In San Gimignano, you can also enjoy some free time to stroll through the quaint little streets. You are bound to fall in love with this historic little town, its history and art treasures, and the lovely little craft and wine stores.

On the way back to Florence, we enjoy some more views of the glorious Tuscan countryside before stopping at another winery and taste their organic Chianti Classico reds and some so-called 'Super Tuscan' wines.




Shared tour
8 Hours
From 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Including lunch and more
San Gimignano
Departure from Florence
  • Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Guided visit of 2 wine estates and their cellars
  • Guided tasting of Chianti Classico, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and SuperTuscan wines
  • Multi-course freshly-made Tuscan lunch paired with local wine
  • Extra-virgin olive oil tasting
  • Stroll through historic San Gimignano
  • Maximum 8 people per guide

not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities

If the client needs to cancel, these are the fees retained by ITALY AND TOUR SAS
- Up to 14 days before the tour date: 10% as administration fees
- Between 14 and 8 days: 25% as administration fees
- Between 7 and 3 days: 50% as administration fees
- Less than 3 days or no-show: 100% NO REFUND

Children on SHARED TOURS
- Recommended minimum age to participantes is 16 yrs.
- Infant and children are not allowed on shared tours. (infant age 1-3 yrs)
€ total
€ per PAX
This page describes an experience on a SHARED TOUR with other participants. If you are looking for a more intimate experience with your group of friends or family, I suggest you should book a private wine tour.
Please select our San Gimignano White Wine with FoodSan Gimignano White Wine with Food
€ 170
per person
shared tour
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, All year round
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Meeting Point in Florence at Piazza Cavalleggeri, next to the Biblioteca Nazionale "National Library".
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map Chianti & San Gimignano wine tour

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