Tuscany Countryside Day Trip

VISIT PIENZA AND MONTEPULCIANO IN VAL D’ORCIA

Duration: 11 Hours
Pick up & drop off (hotel)
Wine tasting

Description

The time that you have is not a lot but Rome has been covered already and you want to have a taste of the immaculate feeling of the Tuscany countryside! Well, go for this!

Activity details

PICK UP TIME Suggested 7:00 am so that we will beat the traffic out of the city and we will back right on time before the traffic gets back in (it is flexible then you decide whenever during the day).

MONTEPULCIANO After about a 2-hours’ drive you will end up in this spectacular Medieval and Renaissance town. Known all around the world for its food and wine people visit it for a relaxing and charming walk. You will have the possibility to spend in here around 1.5 hrs! And be sure to try the wonderful cheese that they have in the many little stores.

PIENZA You will reach Pienza at around 11:30 am right on time for another nice walk and your wonderful lunch! See Pienza is another little town of the Tuscany Hill, under the province of Siena. Such a spectacular Papal Town that in 1996 UNESCO declared it World Heritage Site and not a lot of towns can be listed as such.

WINE TASTING TIME The beauty of this tour is that you guys can decide which kind of winery to go for! That is why I don’t put down here a specific one. You can go from the most spectacular Castello Banfi to little ones on the side of the streets in the same towns. Really up to you! We’ll agree to it via e-mail with us before setting the tour up. After wine tasting, you will leave to drive back to Rome at around 4 pm

Ride back to Rome, aiming at arriving by 06.00 pm

PRICING:
From 1 to 2 passengers: 580€ 
From 3 to 4 passengers: 610€ 
From 5 to 6 passengers: 650€ 
From 7 to 8 passengers: 700€ 

The costs above are for 1 English Speaking driver and 1 vehicle for the duration of the tour.
They don’t include entrance tickets, any walking guide service, lunch, drinks nor likely gratuities
Prices can vary according to the month and the availability

• Pienza and Montepulciano town visit
• English Speaking driver all day
• Pick up and drop off directly from your accommodation in Rome
• Possibility of lunch at a local restaurant and wine tasting
• First Class vehicle

Your English Speaking driver would pick you up at your accommodation in Rome, at the airport or train station on arrival, or where you prefer within the city of Rome

No deposit required!

We accept payments in Traveler Cheques in Euro or USD. If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents. We also accept credit card payments (Visa and MasterCard – No American Express) at the time of the booking, or at the end of each tour/transfer. Please note that if payments are operated with credit cards the total cost of the tour will be increased by 10 %.

We do not accept payments via credit card for amounts below 350 euros. If the payment is made with a credit card at the end of the tour/transfer you will be required to sign an one time payment authorization form, provided by us. If payment is made with a wire transfer the total cost will be increased by 10 %. If you decide to pay in cash you will be asked to pay your driver at the beginning or at the end of the tour/transfer. The Total will be indicated in your final contract.

If you want to pay in USD we will calculate the accurate total, by using the stock exchange conversion rate Euro/USD of the day before the tour/transfer increased by 7 cents
Tickets to the Vatican and the Colosseum can be pre-purchased through us and the day of the tour your driver will hand them to you for a better and more efficient service.

Please note that the Colosseum tickets and the Vatican tickets are not refundable, beyond the terms stated, not even in case of the cancellation of your trip.

This is a private tour, so you will not be sharing it with anybody else!
You’ll be escorted by your English speaking driver who will explain all different points of interest. But please note that they are not guides. They cannot enter the sites with you by law.

This is the best way to go!
You and your English speaking driver will talk about the day’s plans before the tour starts

Not included:

• Gratuities (recommended)

• Lunch and wine tasting (please consider about 25 to 30 euro per person)

Note: 

Walking is easy and moderate. On your wine tasting, you will be sampling a variety of wines offered in appropriate wine glasses, in a nice atmosphere, often in a typical wine cellar, accompanied by the relevant explanations of your wine expert.

On these wine tasting sections there will not be the possibility of strolling through the vineyards, unless specified in your booking. Only certain venues have access to the fields, but often the owners do not allow the visitors in.

When possible and only during the harvest season, end of September to the beginning of November, it will be up to the landlord. We do not grant any visit to the vineyards to our clients.