Experience one of Italy's most beautiful regions on our Tuscany day trip from Rome. For one day, you'll walk, eat and breathe like a Tuscan! You’ll take a guided tour of a traditional hill town, visit a secluded abbey, feast on local food and wine at a beautiful vineyard, and even have time to shop for regional specialties.
For many visitors, Tuscany embodies the Italian ideal – rolling hills, thriving vineyards, delicious locally produced foods and picturesque towns. But the logistics of organizing a day trip can make things difficult. We take care of everything by providing round-trip transportation and organizing every detail, so you can relax and enjoy your Tuscan experience.
You’ll leave Rome aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach with an expert, English-speaking City Wonders tour leader. As you drive through the hills of Tuscany, they’ll fill you in on the rich history and culture that perfect this stunning region.
Our first stop is Montepulciano, where you’ll meet an expert local guide who will lead you on a walking tour of this beautiful ancient town. You’ll discover ruins that pre-date Rome, picturesque town squares and even an ancient wine cellar still in operation.
From there, we'll get back on the bus and travel towards Sant'Antimo Abbey. Nestled in a beautiful valley, this medieval stone church is an architectural masterpiece. You will be able to explore this truly unique setting to the sounds of Gregorian chants in a muted, evocative setting.
Having worked up an appetite, we’ll travel the short distance to one of the highlights of our day – lunch! We’ve found the perfect spot for your culinary experience in a farmhouse surrounded by vineyards. Here, you’ll enjoy a 3-course traditional lunch, with a wine pairing (some of which come from the vineyard) including world-famous Brunello di Montalcino. Commentary from our expert guide will let you in on why this is Italy’s most renowned wine region.
You can buy a signature wine here, or alternatively, wait until our final stop – Pienza. Your tour leader will give you advice on what to see and where to shop, then set you loose for 45 minutes to explore and photograph this Renaissance gem. They’ll recommend the best stores for local pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, and wines, or just follow your nose to one of the countless artisan shops. And be sure to try some gelato while you're there too!
The best thing is that you will be able to relax on your way back to Rome after a long, memorable and enjoyable day. With all the hassle taken out of your Tuscan adventure, only one task remains – planning your return. Once you have a taste, one visit is never enough!
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