This tour allows you to experience this very special time of year and participate in some of the festivities for yourself. It presents a unique opportunity to witness rural Tuscan life as it really is.
The harvest time has long been a time of festivity during which rural families celebrate the end of a long season of toil, sacrifices, and hard work and reap the rewards of their efforts.The wine making formally commences, and the spirit of joyous revelry can be observed throughout the countryside. Those iconic images of local Italian girls with their skirts hitched up as they trample the season’s grapes have become synonymous with this time of year and have featured in many cult Italian movies.Venture into the countryside during this time of year, and you’ll see men carrying large quantities of grapes in large baskets. The grapes are poured into tanks, and their juices are extracted in the first step of the winemaking process. Every busy day ends with delicious meals shared around a communal table, often in the open air.This tour allows you to experience this very special time of year and participate in some of the festivities for yourself. It presents a unique opportunity to witness rural Tuscan life as it really is.This private tour for couples and small groups includes a visit to a vineyard with wine tasting experience. Depending on the time of year, you can either join in the grape-picking process or press the grapes along with the local farmers.Take part in these fantastic ancient traditions and enjoy a true taste of Tuscany.
PRICES, DEPOSITS, AND PAYMENTS:Price for this private tour start from $ 191,00 per person with a group of minimum 8 participants.For a groups of 6 participants the price is $ 199,00 per person.For a group of 4 participants the price is $ 207,00 per personFor a couple the price is $ 215,00 per person.Deposits and balance of payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal.For all the private tours, you can book through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Matteo at +61 404572020 or +39 0621118983
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES:Pick up at the central station of Florence, platform number 16 at 8:00 a.m. The actual tour is a 6 hours tour. It starts at 10:00 am in Castellina in Chianti and it ends at 4:00 pm. We advice to book the tour at least 2 days in advance.
TOUR GROUPS:Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per tour to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority. Minimum of participants: 2 people.
INCLUDED IN TOUR COST:1 Professional bi-lingual tour guide for the whole time to assist you for any issue.2 - wine tasting3 -Tuscan meal based on 3 dishes4 pick up and drop off from the central station of Florence5 Grape Harvest (September and October)6 Grape Pressing with feet like the old tradition7 Explanation of the modern vinification method8 7 hours tour
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COSTAll items not detailed in inclusionsPersonal spendingAll transfers other than to the local train stationAdditional info: – Minimum age is 21 years – Adult pricing applies to all travelers – May be operated by a multi-lingual guide – Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking – A minimum of 2 people per booking is required – Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund – A maximum of 8 people per booking – Not recommended for pregnant women – Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair – Not wheelchair accessible – Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
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