Best of Tuscany in One Day from Rome
Experience the beautiful Tuscan region of Italy in style with this full day tour that provides you with comfortable round trip transportation, along with a professional and friendly guide to accompany you on your adventure! Walk through the ancient town of Montepulciano, a well known wine region, before heading to the Sant'Antimo Abbey and the town of Pienza. With a 3 course lunch and a wine tasting at an authentic Montalcino vineyard thrown in, this intimate tour of Tuscany is the perfect break from the hustle and bustle of the capital!
- Have your fill of history, ancient religion and architecture while enjoying the sights and sounds of Tuscany
- Enjoy a walking tour of Montepulciano with your expert guide regaling you with the town's history
- Travel in a private coach to and from Rome with a small group of 25 people or less, making this a truly intimate experience
- Sample some spectacular Brunello wine and a 3 course meal in Tuscany
- Explore the handicrafts made by the local artisans and return home with shopping bags full
Once you board your comfortable air-conditioned coach along with your professional tour leader at the meeting point, you will depart for the gorgeous region of Tuscany. Gaze in wonder at the rolling hills, sprawling fields and the picture-perfect towns that will dot your route to the ancient hill town of Montepulciano. Meet up with an expert guide who is well acquainted with the area and embark on a walking tour of the town. The town is peppered with ruins that pre-date Rome itself, as well as town squares, and narrow roads, making it quite the picturesque setting, calling to mind all that is synonymous with Italy. You will even get to visit an ancient wine cellar here, miraculously still in operation before you reboard the bus and continue on to the Sant'Antimo Abbey.
The Abbey, apart from being an architectural masterpiece, is located in a beautiful valley, and one can't help but feel serene during a visit here, especially as you hear the sounds of ancient, Gregorian chants from the occupants of the Abbey, echoing through the stone walls as you explore. After your visit, travel to a nearby farmhouse surrounded by vineyards for a three-course traditional Italian lunch, along with a tasting of five wines typical of the region, including the famed Brunello di Montalcino. Our local guide will make you feel quite at home, walking you through the history of the area and the provenance of the wines.
Though you can buy some wine as a souvenir after lunch, we suggest you hold off until you reach the next stop, the town of Pienza, renowned for its local crafts and culinary delights. Your tour leader will be happy to give you some pointers about the best places to explore and shop before giving you a full 45 minutes to explore this Renaissance town. Feel free to pick up local specialties like balsamic vinegar, pecorino cheese, and wines, or head to one of the numerous artisan shops to pick up a keepsake. Having shopped to your heart's content, relax as you head back to Rome after you sun-drenched Tuscan adventure!
- Professional tour guide
- Water bottle
- Gourmet Lunch and Wine tasting
- Locally Guided tour of Montepulciano
- Round Trip Transport by private coach
Know Before You Go
This tour is available from Monday through Saturday and begins at 7:30 AM . The duration of this tour is 12 hours.
At the center of Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk. Your tour begins and ends here.
You can find the Google maps link here.
It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure point. You must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present your tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Missed tours or tickets due to late arrivals cannot be refunded. You are required to be at the meeting point by 7:15 AM latest.
- This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended.
- Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. Knees, shoulders and backs must be covered.
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund.
My friend and I were so thrilled with the tour. The transportation was comfortable and the food and wine were amazing. Of course, spending a day under the Tuscan sun was a dream come true.
Headout is an amazing site, I got to see Tusca and got a great offer on the passes.
You will receive and email confirmation with your mobile voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile device with a valid photo ID to the tour leader at the meeting point.
Piazza del Popolo 00187 Roma RM Italy, Roma