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Tuscany Hill Towns Day Trip from Rome including Montalcino Castle and Vineyard

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An all-inclusive day trip from Rome to explore the best of Tuscany. Visit Pienza town; enjoy lunch on an organic farm; taste wine at a Montalcino vineyard; & scale the walls of Montalcino castle.

Description

An all-inclusive day trip from Rome, exploring the best of Tuscany. Wander, shop, eat, drink, and explore on this jam-packed adventure! Visit the picturesque town of Pienza; enjoy lunch on an organic farm; taste wine at a Montalcino vineyard; and scale the walls of Montalcino castle .

Includes

  • Special access ticket to climb Montalcino Castle Walls

  • Cheese tasting

  • Wine tasting

  • Lunch

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Tuscany Hill Towns Day Trip from Rome including Montalcino Castle and Vineyard

Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Special access ticket to climb Montalcino Castle Walls / Cheese tasting / Wine tasting / Lunch / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide

The tour was very complete. We loved the places we visit, the food we tried was delicious. Very smooth everything!

JeanCarlosV

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Schedule

  • 07:00

    Check in at the Piazza della Repubblica

  • Visit Pienza and Cheese Tasting

    Pienza is famous for is its artisan food, wine and craft stores. Your guide will introduce you to the famous pecorino cheese and local Tuscan delicacies like wild boar! Enjoy free time to visit the town’s church and admire the views over the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia.

  • Tuscan Lunch at an Organic Farm

    Meet the farm workers on a short, guided tour of the farmyard. Then pull up a chair for a truly Tuscan feast along with homemade honeys and jams, with red or white wine depending on the season.

  • Stop at Montepulciano Castle

    Perched high on top of a hill, Montalcino Castle offers perhaps the best views in Tuscany. With special access you’ll be able to climb up into the lookout towers and patrol along the walls!

  • Wine Tasting ay Montalcino Vineyard

    Tuscany is well-known for its red wines, and none more so than Brunello di Montalcino. You’ll sample some during a visit to a vineyard with a guided tour of the vines, wine cellar and a wine tasting flight.

  • 20:00

    Arrive back in Central Rome

  • (For Check-In) Piazza della Repubblica (Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy) Time: 07:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Piazza della Repubblica (Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy) Time: 20:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Piazza della Repubblica (Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy) Time: 07:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Piazza della Repubblica (Piazza della Repubblica, Rome, Italy) Time: 20:00:00

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Notes

Requirement(s) - Others
  • As this tour includes lunch, please be sure to notify us at the time of booking of any food allergies or preferences that you have.

Additional Note(s)
  • This tour operates with a maximum 15 participants

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 15.

Frequently Asked Questions

What languages are your tours conducted in?

English. This tour does not operate in multi-language, which means you’ll never have to wait for translations.

How will I recognize my tour guide?

Either your tour guide or a tour coordinator will be waiting at the tour meeting point 15 minutes before your tour start time. They will be holding up a sign with the Walks of Italy logo on it.

What If I’m running late to my tour?

We ask all guests to arrive at the tour meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of their tour. If you have difficulty finding the meeting point or are delayed along the way, please call the emergency phone number, (Italy) +39-069-480-4888 not the regular customer service number.

How far in advance should I book my tour?

It’s hard to say. We recommend booking as soon as you can as these services often sell out in advance and have limited-availability. If you know what tour you want to book though, we would always say to book as soon as you can.

The tour description says tour is 'all-inclusive'. What does that mean?

It means the tour price listed on our website includes all ticket, reservation and entrance fees. There won’t be any nasty surprises on the day of your tour, so you could leave your wallet at home (unless you felt like tipping your tour guide).

Do you accept last-minute bookings?

When we have space! Check the website for availability first. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there is a chance that it's sold out or it may just be off-sale because it's within a day or two of tour running time.

Should I tip my tour guide?

It’s really up to you. If you enjoyed your tour and feel like you received exemplary service from your guide, it is customary to leave a tip at the end of the tour. It’s not obligatory though and we won’t hold it against you if you don't – nor will your guide.

Can I take your tours if I have walking difficulties or require a wheelchair?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on most of our group tours for a variety reasons. That said, in most cases we can serve wheelchair users on our private tours, to allow the guide to adapt the route to their particular requirements. Please get in touch with us before you book, however, and be aware that guests are responsible for propelling their own chairs – guides will be unable to do this.

I am traveling with a small child – can I bring a stroller with me?

Not on all tours. Please get in touch with our us before bringing a stroller on your tour. Some sites will not allow you to bring a stroller inside and we may not have suitable storage options. If you let us know in advance we can help you to arrange a suitable solution.

What should I bring on my tour?

We recommend all customers bring photo ID with their date of birth listed plus the confirmation voucher. For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. If you’re visiting in warm weather (May – Sep) we recommend that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water (which you can refill along the way) and a hat. During the cooler months we would recommend that you bring a coat and possibly a rain jacket and/or umbrella.

It’s raining, is my tour still running?

Yes! The tours run rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some outdoor sites may be closed. On these occasions we will try to contact you in advance, where we have warning.

What’s the difference between a ‘group’ and a ‘private’ tour?

A group tour is one where you join a group of other travellers and a single guide – our groups are usually around 12 people, although they can be a little larger, particularly on day trips. Because our groups are so small, you’ll still find it easy to hear and interact with your guide and it's more effective than a private tour, which is when you pay to have your own personal tour guide (and/or transfer) just for you.

My tour includes a church visit, what should I wear?

Dress code at Catholic churches and religious sites requires that both women and men cover their shoulders and knees. In summer we recommend that men wear t-shirts and long shorts that cover their knees. For women, if you are wearing a strapless top or dress, bring a cardigan. If you are wearing shorts, we recommend bringing a sarong to wrap around you inside.

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Reviews

The tour was very complete. We loved the places we visit, the food we tried was delicious. Very smooth everything!

JeanCarlosV

The perfect place. Amazing food!!! Roberta was the perfect companion giving us all the information and taking care all we needs. ... The cheese and olive oil, the small stores, landscape y the wine made the perfect day !! more

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