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Small-Group Tuscany Day Trip from Rome with Hill Towns and Castles

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    What to Expect
    Start your tour at 7am at Rome’s Piazza della Repubblica. With a guide, you’ll travel north to Tuscany, a region known for its beautiful hill towns. Stop in one of them, the UNESCO-listed hilltop village of Pienza, and explore its streets and ceramics shops with your guide. Browse delis for gourmet treats to take home, and get an intro to Tuscan specialities, such as pecorino and wild boar, from your guide.

    Your next stop is at a family-owned farm in the Val d’Orcia area, which specializes in organic produce. Tour the farm, chat to the cheese maker, then take a seat for lunch. Tuck into a feast of farm-to-fork food, and finish with a tasting of sheep and goat cheese with homemade honey and jam. Local wine is served as you eat and chat with the farm owners — all while soaking up the views. 

    With your appetite sated, you’ll continue to the hill town of Montalcino. Use a special admission ticket to head up the lookout tower and take photos from the top.

    To end your day, travel onward to an acclaimed winery for a tour of the vineyards and its cellars. Sample a selection of the region’s finest wine, and purchase a bottle to take home, if you like.

    Relax on the journey back to Rome, and finish with a drop-off at the start point.
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    Departure Point
    CAFFÈ VERGNANO 1882, Piazzale Flaminio, 5, 6, 00196 Roma RM, Italy
    Departure Time
    7:15 AM
    Duration
    13h
    Return Details
    Piazzale Flaminio, Roma RM, Italy
    Inclusions
    • Round trip transport from Rome
    • English-speaking tour leader
    • Lunch at an organic farm
    • Wine tastings at Montalcino vineyard
    • Cheese Tasting
    • Small groups of max 18 people
    • Comfortable, air-conditioned transport
    • Professional driver
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
    • Dress code is smart casual
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Excellent tour, guide was Manuela simply great, sense of humour, very knowledgeable all in all great day, brilliant lunch. Definitely recommend.
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tuscany Day Trip from Rome with Hill Towns and Castles
    Responded 9 Nov. 2019
    Hello 12MikeG, Thank you for your kind review and recommendation! We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your time with Manuela. Her knowledge and insight simply can't be missed, we will be sure to forward your comments to our Guide Manager to ensure she gets the recognition that she deserves! We hope that you will get the opportunity to take another walk with us soon! All the best, The Walks Team
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    I will say it’s a long day, but in the best way possible. The highlight is the time spent at the agriturismo where you have a farm to table meal over looking Tuscany. Literally looks like a postcard. Great tour and exceptional value
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tuscany Day Trip from Rome with Hill Towns and Castles
    Responded 24 Oct. 2019
    Hello ebutz072, Thank you for your kind review of our Tuscany Day Trip, we love that you enjoyed yourself so much! We think this is a fabulous way to spend a day, and the early start is worth it for the views of the Tuscan countryside alone. Thank you for choosing us for the experience! Warm regards, The Walks Team
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    This tour is worth take the entire day! Many stops along the way so you aren't spending too much time on the bus. Multiple tours, variety of tastings, and the farm where you eat lunch is beautiful! Definitely a day trip worth doing!
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tuscany Day Trip from Rome with Hill Towns and Castles
    Responded 8 Oct. 2019
    Hello RachelHA1622, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Tuscany from Rome Day Trip! We agree that the best way to experience all that Tuscany has to offer is by immersing yourself in your surroundings and indulging in a relaxing lunch on a local organic farm that is truly a Tuscan gem. We hope to have another opportunity to tour with you again soon! All the best, The Walks Team
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    One of the best tours I have taken: two hill towns, a farm visit with a great lunch, and wine tasting. All in one tray from Rome. The Mercedes Van was comfortable, and we stopped for breaks. The tasting in Pienza at La Taverna Del Pecorino was good with no hard sell for the
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tuscany Day Trip from Rome with Hill Towns and Castles
    Responded 7 Oct. 2019
    Hello jameslT7934EF, Thank you for joining us on another of our tours, we are so pleased that you chose us - this time for a wonderful day tour to Tuscany! We agree that this tour is a fabulous way to experience the Tuscan countryside, especially for our guests who may not be staying in Italy as long as they would like to! Thank you for your recommendation and for your helpful tips to future guests about taxis. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Italy! All the best, The Walks Team
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    This is the best booking we made during a 3 week, 3 country euro vacation. The trip the the farmhouse, alone, is worth the price of admission. I’ll say the value of this excursion FAR outweighs the actual cost. At several points we were like “really, we only paid X for this
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    Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Small-Group Tuscany Day Trip from Rome with Hill Towns and Castles
    Responded 2 Oct. 2019
    Hello Frosh91, Thank you kindly for your review and warm recommendation of our Tuscany Day trip. We genuinely do our utmost to ensure that all of our guests have a fabulous time in our company, and it is such a pleasure to know that this was the case for you. Thank you again for choosing us, we are so very pleased that this tour was the highlight of your vacation - what a fabulous compliment! Warmest regards, The Walks Team
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    By: Walks of Italy
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    waste of time!
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    zachzero
    New York City, New York
    20
    Great tour
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    Ljewell27
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    30
    Walks tours are great- I highly recommend
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    Great day in Rome
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    Fun & Personal Food Tour
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    Karen C
    31
    Not to miss tour!
    Excellent tour and great value! Highly recommend to get them most out of these magnificent sites. Save time by
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    Beth B
    40
    Context makes all the difference...great tour.
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    184
    Europe trip
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    treesandtowns
    160
    Fabulous tour
    This tour was really comprehensive, informative and interesting. The guide was brilliant and her passion for the
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    Venture571180
    20
    History comes alive
    Felix was awesome. He gave us such a great tour. The back stories and learning the history from someone so
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    David D
    70
    An evening of fun and food
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    40
    Great All-Round Roman Historical Tour
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    All day tour
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