Small-Group Montepulciano and Pienza Day Trip from Siena
Pienza is rightly considered the gem of the Val d’Orcia region; the town and the entire Val d’Orcia are World Heritage Sites. You'll have time to spend at leisure here, so make the most of it by shopping or exploring the pretty alleyways of this small town at your leisure. As you leave Pienza, enjoy the fantastic views of Tuscany’s famous picture-perfect scenery.
Your next stop is a local dairy farm, where you’ll feast on a wholesome and refreshing lunch (included) of fresh ingredients mostly produced on the farm. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of Italy’s salty Pecorino cheese, hear about the cheese-making process, visit the farm’s animals and learn about the lifestyle of the area.
In the afternoon, travel to Montepulciano, one of Tuscany’s biggest hill towns, located on a steep hill overlooking the amazing landscape of the Tuscany-Umbria border. With your guide, take a short walk around town to see the Piazza Grande at the top of the hill. You’ll then have free time to visit the town’s many stores, palaces or churches. On request, visit a winery to enjoy a tasting of Montepulciano’s renowned wine and tour the wine cellars before your relaxing ride back to Siena.
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 passengers)
- Cheese tasting
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 16 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Customers who have not reached Italy's legal drinking age of 18 will not be served alcohol
Fantastic tour, would do it again! ALSO, STIBBERT MUSEUM IS THE QUIETEST PLACE IN FLORENCE WITH A TRULY OUTSTANDING AND ENORMOUS ARMS AND ARMOUR COLLECTION.
We had a wonderful guide - Elena - who was fun, friendly, considerate and very knowledgeable. She was an excellent driver. But we did feel that this tour was over priced. The midday farm meal was not generous and we had to wait for a long time to be served at each course. By comparison with other tables, our portions were smaller, including the wine. We assume that this was down to the sum paid by the company to the restaurant. Bear in mind, too, that although the guide gives you the history of both towns, it is not a guided tour as such and you are left on your own to explore. It would have been better value for money if the 2 towns were guided and then some time left free in each. There is, however, a very short guided tour of a Wine Cellar in Montepulciano and the option to taste. We were lucky enough to be the only people on this small-group tour but it would have been even less value for money if the group had been full. As I said, this is not a reflection on Elena because she was one of the best guides we have ever had.
Elena was such a great tour guide. Our pickup was easy, the tour was informative and very interesting in all 3 locations. We stopped in an enchanting small village on the way to Pienza, it was gorgeous. There was enough time to walk about on our own in both Pienza and Montepulciano. The farm to table restaurant we had lunch at was absolutely stunning. I thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone.
Loved this tour, our tour guide Elena was awesome, She was fun, knowledgeable and helpful. We loved the tour of the Tuscan countryside, what gorgeous, picturesque landscapes. We really enjoyed the town of Pienza, the whole town smells of cheese!!! In a good way : After Pienza, we went to an organic farm that made everything we ate and drank, it was delicious! We then went to Montelpulciano for a wine cave tour and a wine tasting. The wine was fantastic, so happy we ordered some! the whole day was lovely!