Day Trip: Tuscany from Rome with Brunello Wine Tasting

Day Trip: Tuscany from Rome with Brunello Wine Tasting

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Montalcino wine region, Sant'Antimo Abbey, and the hill towns Montepulciano and Pienza
  • Guided walking tour in Montepulciano with a local, expert guide
  • 3-course lunch and Brunello wine tasting at an authentic Montalcino vineyard
  • Round-trip transportation by private coach
  • Passionate tour coordinator to accompany you for the day
  • Small groups of 25 people or less for guided portions of the tour

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See one of the world's most beautiful rural landscapes with the fabled hill towns of Montepulciano and Pienza. Visit ancient Sant'Antimo Abbey, eat delicious food, and taste Brunello wines at an authentic Tuscan vineyard, all while hearing captivating stories on the history and culture of Tuscany. This day trip guarantees the perfect Tuscan experience!
montepulciano hill town

Experience the Real Tuscany

Discover Tuscany's rich history and culture with an expert local guide on a walking tour of Montepulciano, then visit Sant'Antimo Abbey, a working Tuscan vineyard and the Renaissance ideals of Pienza.

Tuscan typical food

Delight in an Authentic Tuscan Lunch

Our Tuscany day trips from Rome include a traditional country lunch, accompanied by tastings of five locally grown wines, including the exceptional Brunello di Montalcino, in a real wine cellar.

Tuscan cheese

Shop for the Perfect Piece of Tuscany

Browse among famous pecorino cheeses, cured meats and rare wines in the beautiful town of Pienza where you’ll have free time to explore its hidden streets and unique artisan shops.

Tour Description

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 tasting of five wines (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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What's Included

  • Gourmet lunch and wine tasting at an authentic Tuscan winery
  • Expert tour leader providing commentary throughout the day
  • Locally guided tour of Montepulciano in groups of 25 people max
  • Visit to Sant Antimo Abbey and hill town of Pienza, famous for its food products
  • Round-trip transportation by private coach
  • Headsets so you don't miss a thing

Sites Visited

  • Montepulciano
  • Piazza Grande and Duomo
  • Torre di Pulcinella
  • Etruscan wells/Medieval wine cellars carved out under the city
  • Sant’Antimo Abbey
  • Typical Tuscan vineyard
  • Pienza

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