The Chianti Classico red wine, the Vernaccia white wine, the medieval village of San Gimignano…. a day driving through soft and rolling hills and among flavors and tastes!
Available from Livorno port
We will pick you up at 8:00 AM, directly from your ship!!! Our English-speaking Driverguide will be at the gate of your ship and will hold a sign with your name on it. First, we will drive to San Gimignano, the famous medieval town with its beautiful towers, known as the Manhattan of the Middle Ages. We will visit the Torre Grossa, the tallest tower in the city at 200 feet and Piazza del Duomo, surrounded by thousand-year-old towers, with la Collegiata, the cathedral of San Gimignano, which contains a splendid series of frescoes on Old and New Testament subjects. We suggest you eat a very good ice cream at the Gelateria “Dondoli”, 4 times awarded for the best ice cream in the world. Then, we will have lunch with wine tasting in the authentic Tuscan style in a winery next to San Gimignano. But before we will have the opportunity to visit the wine cellars and the vineyards. The Tuscan lunch consists of an appetizer with croutons and mixed bruschetta, pasta or soup as a first course, main dish of meats and finally, the Tuscan dessert Cantuccini and Vinsanto. All is accompanied by a tasting of at least four organic wines, including “Vernaccia di San Gimignano” and “Chianti Colli Senesi”, and a few types of natural and flavoured olive oil. After lunch, we will drive to a charming winery located in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, where we will have an exclusive guided tour around the estate, in its vineyards and in the wine-cellar, to understand the complexity of the methods involved in obtaining a high-quality wine, from the wine-growing to the final product. At the end of the tour, a tasting of a selection of excellent and fine wines combined with some local products famous for its simplicity, genuine and traditional ingredients and delicious flavors. Back to your ship at 05.00 PM, driving through the Chianti region. Duration 9 hours WE CRUISE YOU… BY CAR!!! Included in the Tour Price: – Luxory mini-van with air-conditioning – Pickup and drop off from your ship – Minimal walking and easy access to sites – English-speaking Driverguide service – Parking fees – Motorway toll – Petrol – Car city tax and pass – Vat Not included in the Tour Price: – Lunch with wine tasting in the authentic Tuscan style in San Gimignano area (€ 40,00 per person) – Visit and wine tasting in the heart of the Chianti Classico area (€ 25,00 per person) – Entrance tickets in San Gimignano, to be decided on spot with your Driverguide Available from Livorno port