Small Group Tuscany Day Tours from Rome

Small group Rome day tours to Tuscany featuring Montalcino wine area, Montepulciano, Pienza and the Brunello wine region with wine tastings at celebrated wineries producing the world famous Brunello wines. Intimate day tours of the most beautiful countryside Italy has to offer travelling in air-conditioned Mercedes minivans with English-speaking drivers

Highlights and what's included

  • Local expert English speaking driver/guide
  • Maximum 8-participants a tour
  • Mercedes A/C vehicle or similar make
  • Typical Tuscan lunch with cold cuts, cheeses and bruschettas
  • Wine tasting at selected winery in Montalcino area
  • Pick up & drop off at your centrally located hotel in Rome

Description

Start your day with a pickup from your centrally located Rome hotel. Then, sitting comfortably in a luxury minivan, make your way out of the city to Tuscany’s UNESCO-listed Val d'Orcia region. As you travel, gaze out at the idyllic countryside and listen to your driver-guide share details of the day’s itinerary.

Make your first stop in the hilltop town of Montepulciano, known for its Vino di Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano wines. With your driver-guide and small group, traverse the cobbled streets and have your camera ready as you pass buildings that date back to the Renaissance and Middle Ages. Here you’ll also enjoy free time to explore this picturesque town on your own

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 -

Continue on to Montalcino wine area , famous for its rich Brunello di Montepulciano wine. Enjoy a tour of a prestigious winery to learn about its winemaking methods. After exploring the vineyards and cellars, treat your taste buds to another tasting session while you savor a light lunch of cured meat, cheese, bruschetta and extra virgin olive oil.

Your final stop of the day is the UNESCO World Heritage–listed town of Pienza, whose layout was designed by Pope Pius II in the 14th century. With time here to spend at your leisure, revel in the relaxed atmosphere and marvel at the town’s stunning ancient architecture. You might also wish to purchase some Pecorino cheese, Pienza’s most famous export.

When the time comes, meet back up with your driver-guide and relax on the journey back to your hotel in Rome.

Other info

  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • The tour operates with a minimum of 4 participants.

Meeting Point

Pick up at your Hotel in Rome is between 7.00am and 7.30am. Please be ready in the lobby. A driver from Avventure Bellissime will meet you there

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Reviewed by Trevor Schubert on
Thanks for a lovely day. We enjoyed the visit to the winery and the walk through the village. A couple of suggestions:

1. We didn't have breakfast at out hotel as the brochure said we would stop for breakfast. After one hour on the road we stopped at a petrol station for a few minutes so did not really get a good meal.

2. The sound system in the vehicle was not good and as we sat at the back, we, along with others, could not hear what the driver was saying.
Reviewed by Monica on
We had a great time on this essentially private tour, as we had a small group of six people. Max was great!! He was very knowledgable and personable with a great sense of humor. Definitely recommend this tour!!
Reviewed by Adeline B on
I would like to thank all your staff for the outstanding job you have done in making our vacation in Italy one we'll will always remember fondly. Your accommodations were top notch from the automobiles used to all the guides. We had Luca on our Vatican tour and he got us through with no problems, was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We also had Max on our tour of Tuscany, Max was also very informative and made us all feel right at home. Our tour guide to the Amalfi coast and Pompeii was Oliver, we enjoyed Oliver the most, he kept us entertained and informed throughout the entire trip. He had become one of the family by the time he returned us safely to our apartment.

We can not express how important it is to be in a foreign land and to be made to feel like you are right at home. That was our experience with your company. I will highly recommend your service to anyone looking for a personalized and special experience when visiting Rome. In fact I already have a few possible candidates coming your way.

Thank you again for the wonderful memories you have provided my family and myself.
Reviewed by Lisa Cattie on
We had a wonderful day trip through Tuscany with Max. We were a group of 6 so it became a private tour as there were no others who joined us. We visited a few small towns that looked like they were movie sets. Each turn brought more picturesque sweeping views of the Tuscan hills, charming buildings and cafes, and cobblestone streets. We also visited a lovely monastery to hear the monks chant and a lovely winery where we were able to see the production process and enjoy a lunch and wine tasting. We all purchased wine to send home at a very reasonable price.

Max was a wonderful tour guide. He was full of interesting facts and was very polite and helpful. We left a cell phone in the van and he came all the way back to return it as soon as it was discovered.

I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone spending time in Rome.
Reviewed by Jessica S on
We had a wonderful time on our tour of Tuscany. Our driver was extremely professional. The towns we visited were beautiful, and we felt that we had a good amount of time in each place. We also really enjoyed the vineyard tour and wine tasting. Would definitely book again. Thanks.
Reviewed by Steve I on
We had an incredible experience in Tuscany....and Max was an excellent guide with not only his knowledge...but his kindness and patience...would highly recommend this tour with Max.
Reviewed by Dick Bennett on
The trip to Tuscany was a totally enjoyable experience. The day was sunny, warm and beautiful. The ride from Rome was a little long, but our driver Max, kept us entertained with commentary about the history of the passing locations. We stopped for a coffee break on the way which helped. Max introduced us to several interesting villages and gave us tours and explanations of cellar wineries and of beautiful chapels.
The highlight was at the last stop. Altesino winery was awesome! The light meal and wine tasting was fun and productive- we bought some great wine at a terrific price.
Max was among the best tour guides we have ever had. Take the trip, you won't be sorry, as it is a day well spent!
Thank you Max!
Reviewed by Sandra Jin on
It's the most fantastic trip we've ever taken. Thank you Alexander, we had an unforgettable day enjoying the breathtaking view of southern Tuscany, great wines and meals, and all. Alexander gave us a very specific tour guiding, he was very professional, helped us and another American couple to gain knowledge about all kinds of Italy. All of us enjoyed the driving, and the talking. We'd definitely recommend this beatiful day tour to all our friends. It totally worths it !!
Reviewed by Eileen, Chris and Clare Smith on
We loved the stops - 1st for a quick coffee break, then on to a scenic over look, a lovely church St Basils and then to a historic town, Montepulcinano, where we toured and went into some shops. We left there and made a quick photo stop by the Villa where the movie Galdiators was filmed. Then to Prima Donna winery where we were greeting and treated to all about their wines and barrels and wine making. Then to a private tasting and light lunch.

We then went onto an Abbey- Atimo and heard the Beneditine friars chanting. Then back to Pienza to walk around and tour their shops.

On the way home, stopped for some sun setting photos overlooking Tuscany.

Lovely day! Arrived at home just at the time promised.

Very memorable day!
Reviewed by Gina - 7 October 2013 on
It was a fabulous day! Loved our guide and driver! Would highly recommend your company!
Reviewed by Sarah - 24 September 2013 on
The tour was great. Max was very pleasant and professional. Loved the Brunello, and the lunch set-up was lovely. I wish I could remember the winery tour guide's name. Was it Ilaria?
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