Day Trips from Rome: Tuscan Hilltowns, Castels & Vineyards Small Group Excursion
An all-inclusive day trip from Rome, exploring the best of Tuscany in small group
DURATION: UP TO 13-HOURS
On this small group excursion you will head outside the city of Rome with a driver and tour leader to the Tuscan Countryside.
The first stop of the day is the picturesque town of Pienza (included under the area's UNESCO World Heritage status). Although it’s worth noting for both its location and the beauty of its architecture (Pope Pius II rebuilt Pienza in the 1400s as the “perfect Renaissance town”), the major draw is its artisan food, wine and craft stores. Your tour leader will introduce you to the city’s world-famous pecorino cheese, ceramics and local Tuscan delicacies like wild boar. In your free time be sure to visit the town’s church and soak up some more views over the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia.
The next stop on your tour is an organic, family-run farm we are confident you will fall in love with – a place that takes its status so seriously, the animals receive only homeopathic medicine. You’ll meet the cast on a short, guided tour of the farmyard and chat with the resident cheese-maker. Then pull up a chair for a truly Tuscan feast. All the ingredients come from the farm itself so the menu changes daily depending on what’s in season. You’ll have a choice of red or white wine to wash your meal down (it is Tuscany, after all) and the farm owners will drop in and out, answering any questions you may have.
Tuscany is famous for its castles, and on our day trip from Rome you’ll visit the best. Perched high on top of a hill, Montalcino Castle offers perhaps the best views in Tuscany. With special, extended access you’ll climb the lookout towers and patrol the walls led by your tour leader.
1 Mar to 30 Oct, except 1 Jan, Easter Sun & Mon, 29 June,
|Days of Operation:
Monday & Friday
|Tour Start Time:
||To be advised upon booking
Includes: English-speaking tour leader throughout the tour, Round-trip transportation from Rome, Lunch at an organic farm, Wine tastings at a Montalcino vineyard and special access entrance tickets to climb Montalcino Castel Walls
Excludes: Gratuity, Transportation to/from the the tour meeting points (transfers can be arranged for additional cost)
- This is a scheduled small group tour, available on a request basis.