Tuscany Day Trip from Rome with Vineyard Lunch and Wine Tasting
Wander through the medieval towns of Montepulciano and Pienza and enjoy a 3-course meal!
Looking for a stress-free way to explore Tuscany while in Rome? On this unforgettable day trip, you’ll visit the medieval towns of Montepulciano and Pienza, a local vineyard, and be treated to a decadent, 3-course meal and wine tasting in a breathtaking Tuscan winery! With roundtrip transfer via private coach, and a local, English-speaking guide at your side, this is the easiest way to discover the stunning hills of Tuscany. All you need to do is sit back, relax, enjoy the views and the wine!
- Day Trip from Rome to Tuscany
- Guided visit of Montepulciano
- San Biagio Church and Complex
- A Tuscan Jewel
- Tuscan Hills View
- Local Vineyard Visit
- Tuscan Wine Experience
- Wine Tasting
- 3-Course Local Lunch
- Traditional Tuscan Recipes
- Free time in Pienza
Meet your English-speaking guide and the rest of your group of fellow travelers in Rome, where your private coach will be waiting to whisk you away to the beautiful hills of Tuscany. Enjoy breathtaking views as you make your way to your first stop of the day, the town of Montepulciano. Here, a local guide will take you on a walking tour through this ancient town, including sights of the historical church of St. Biagio.
After admiring the views of Montepulciano, you’ll be treated to a 3-course meal at a popular Tuscan winery. Of course, your meal will be paired with decadent Italian wine from the vineyard, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino, one of the best wines produced by this local excellence.
Finally, complete your tour of Tuscany in the hilltop town of Pienza, where you’ll roam through the village and marvel at the sweeping views of Tuscany’s iconic landscape.
Tuscany Day Trip from Rome with 3-Course Lunch and Wine Tasting Description
Your 12-hour tour includes:
Friendly, local guide
Roundtrip transfer from Rome in air-conditioned coach
Guided tour of Montepulciano
Explore stunning hill town of Pienza
3-course meal and wine tasting
Depart from Rome
Your Tuscan adventure begins in Piazza del Popolo, where you’ll meet your welcoming, English-speaking tour guide along with the rest of your travel buddies for the day! Hop aboard your private, air-conditioned coach and get ready for an absolutely breathtaking drive. As you roll through Tuscany’s iconic hills, your tour guide will tell you all about the fascinating history and culture of the area.
Explore the Medieval Town of Montepulciano
Your first stop of the day is Montepulciano, a stunning hilltop town, famous for being car-free, which adds to its medieval allure. Here, you’ll meet a local guide who will take you on a walking tour through this medieval village. Follow your guide through charming narrow streets, impressive clock towers, and ancient wine cellars.
Finally, marvel at the impressive architecture of the Renaissance Church of St. Biagio, along with its stunning backdrop. The church is set against Tuscany’s rolling hills, making for a truly unique, and jaw-dropping view.
3-Course Meal and Wine Tasting in a Stunning Tuscan Vineyard
Now that you’ve worked up an appetite from exploring Montepulciano, it’s time to indulge in a decadent lunch! At a beautiful Tuscan winery overlooking its own vineyards, enjoy a traditional, 3-course meal, comprised of delicious, locally sourced products. Of course, your meal will be paired with fine local wine, including the internationally renowned Brunello di Montalcino, a specialty of the Tuscany region. Be sure to buy a signature bottle before heading to your last stop of the day!
Wander Through UNESCO World Heritage Village of Pienza
After savoring your delicious lunch and wine tasting, you still have one more stop on your dreamy Tuscan tour. The majestic, hilltop town of Pienza is your final stop of the day. This stunning village was entirely redesigned by Pope Pius in the 15th century and stood as a model for the Renaissance towns in Europe. Today, the town is famous for its jaw-dropping views and delicious Pecorino cheese.
During your free time in Pienza, you can enjoy a gelato while strolling through this charming village, shop for local foods and wine, or just take in the incredible, panoramic scenery. No matter how you decide to spend your time, be sure to take plenty of photos of this picturesque village before making the drive back to the Eternal City.
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Anna was so informative and made sure nobody got lost. Would highly recommend to anyone
Fun trip, some room for improvement
Montepulciano is a gem. Walking thru the town and seeing the sites was the highlight of the trip. The stop in Fabro was necessary I guess for breakfast and rest rooms but the commercial part was kind of a drag. Not great prices although the products looked good. Lunch at the vineyard was good but suffered from the size of the group. So many people, they had to work an assembly line to serve everyone. The best that could be expected given that parameter. The stop in Pirenze was disappointing. No guide, no prep for what was there, and many businesses were closed. It was late afternoon on a Monday perhaps that was why. Beautiful town, beautiful landscapes surrounding it. But I would have preferred more time in Montepulciano over that stop. And personally would have preferred a smaller group. All in all it was positive and I’m happy I went. Just would have done things differently for parts of it.
Fun filled day
Great tour, Andrea and Tonio kept us safe, organized, and laughing. We learned alot and got to see alot. Montepulciano was a hidden gem. Loved the well planned restroom and snack breaks , the very clear communication and instructions - important as a newcomer to traveling in Italy. Highly recommend this tour.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to bring?
What to bring?
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and bring a bottle of water and a hat during the summer. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour: knees, shoulders and backs must be covered.
Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?
No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Rome.
What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?
Unfortunately, due to the transportation involved in this tour, we are unable to accommodate guests in wheelchairs. If you have any doubts about your mobility, please contact our team.
What happens if it rains?
We run our tours rain or shine!
Is lunch included in the price of the tour?
Yes, lunch is included! You’ll enjoy a 3-course meal at a vineyard in Tuscany. Please keep in mind that customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol.
What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?
Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you with an alternative when possible.
What if I don’t drink alcohol but I’d still like to join a food tour?
Not a problem. Please let us know in the comment box when you book your tour so we can make sure an alternative drink is provided.
Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?
Kids are welcome on this tour and can join for free if under 1 year of age. Children under 14 years old pay a reduced fee. Make sure to select the appropriate number of guests during the booking. If you have small children, please keep in mind that we are unable to accommodate strollers.
Does this tour include hotel pickup?
No hotel pickup is included on this tour. You’ll meet your guide at the designated meeting point in Piazza del Popolo.
Where does this tour end?
This tour ends back in Rome, at Piazza del Popolo.
Is there any chance the Tour Guy will cancel this tour?
On the rare occasions the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.
How long will the tour last?
This day trip typically lasts 12 hours, however external factors may occasionally extend the tour duration slightly.
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