DAYTRIPS RATES, GROUP SIZE and DISTANCE
Cost base for 6 to 8 hrs private driver/guide service, within one hour driving, one way, from pick-up point to the area.
€ 300 for 2-1 people, with comfortable sedan, € 400 with Mercedes
€ 360 for 3-4 people, with van.
€ 440 with 6-4 people,
€ 480 with 8-7 people
As our guests suggested, wine tastings, and lunch, are separate costs (pay at the winery), for these reasons:
- A wine tour or a sightseeing tour cost the same, perfect for those who don't taste.
- You choose how many and which wineries to go, with our advice or by yourself.
Most of our guests, in facts, are happy with 2-3 wine tastings, which allows time for sightseeing and a slow-food lunch. The more avid wine fans, as the professional tasters, will pack 4-6 in a day.
Extra mileage, extra charge
We suggest wine zones reasonably close to your starting point, that avoids spending half time in the car, and staying within our cost base. Examples: Florence-Chianti, Florence-San Gimignano, Florence-Lucca, Siena-Montalcino, Siena-Chianti, Pisa-Bolgheri take one our, or less. Instead, Lucca-Montalcino, Florence-Bolgheri, can take 2 hrs driving or more. For longer transfers there is an extra mileage costs, to quote case by case.
In each area we have a number of favourite wineries. Please check their lists in our single daytrips pages. If you have a list of your favourite ones, we take you there. If you want to go to the big, star wineries, that is fine. If you trust our choices, we'll take you to typical Tuscan, more representative estates, and we like to combine old castles - more or less blue blooded - real family estates, and a new boutique wineries or a fashionable designers estates, when available.
Best plan, better rate
We can advice on the more efficient logistic, and give you our best rate when we know how many people travel, and where we will pick you up. Hence, please let us know:
• How many people join the tour
• Date, which day or at least which week
• City, town or estate where we pick you up. Florence, and where?
• Destination, if you already got one, otherwise ask our advice
Off the beaten path, 2-3 days trips
The "best sellers", Chianti, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Lucca, San Gimignano, are quickly reached from Florence, Siena or Pisa. If you have alredy done that, there are other, not that famous wine zones, in secluded Tuscan corners, and in nearby Umbria and Liguria. These places will certainly charme a more demanding, or curious traveller.
The Maremma, with the Ansonica, Pitigliano and Morellino wines, Etruscan memories,top cuisine, and spa hotels. Halfway between Tuscany and Rome, it makes the best stage travelling to, or from Rome.
The fascinating Elba with its Aleatico and other wines.
The Valdicornia, a developing wine zone, competing with nearby Bolgheri.
Umbria, with the fine wines of Montefalco, Orvieto and the Corbara lake.
Liguria, with the Cinqueterre and Levanto wines.
We propose 2-3 days getaways to visit these places comfortably. Please ask us for details