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Leave the bustle of the city and escape to the glorious Tuscan countryside on this delightful awayday.
The tour focuses on the famous Val D’Orcia region with its quaint hill-towns and lush vineyards. Visit the ancient Etruscan town of Montepulciano and see the Duomo, the main square and Punch’s Tower.
Stop at the Montalciano vineyards where Italy’s best wine is produced. Enjoy glorious views before heading to Sant’Antimo Abbey, where, with luck, you may hear the monks perform Gregorian chants in the way they have done for centuries.
Enjoy a gourmet lunch and wine-tasting in a beautiful Tuscan vineyard before heading to Pienza, planned by the 15th century Pope Pius II as a “utopian village”. You’ll have free time to enjoy this lovely place, created as an expression of Pope Pius’s humanist ideals.
As you enjoy the mellow stone buildings and winding streets don’t forget to sample Pienza’s delicious pecorino cheese from one of the many artisan food stores around the town.
04 Mar 19 - 31 Mar 19: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
01 Apr 19 - 17 Nov 19: Daily except Sunday
18 Nov 19 - 31 Dec 19: Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Approximately 12 - 13 hoursStart time
In the center of the square “Piazza del Popolo” – Metro Line A – Flaminio. The meeting point is the fountain with the lions and obelisk
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting point.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please make sure you arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, & missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded.
Please give details of any food allergies or intolerances when booking.
We cannot accommodate wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Children 3 and under travel for free but require a reservation. If you are travelling with a young child please alert us when you book.
Entrance into churches requires appropriate dress. Shoulders and knees must be covered. Entry may be refused due to improper dress.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
This tour takes you to the most picturesque Tuscany cities on the hilltops. Scenes from Under the Tuscan Sun and Twilight: New Moon were shot at some of the locations we went to!...TAM M HA, United States
A great day out to see a bit of Italy outside Rome. The scenery and hilside villages of Montepulciano and Montalcino were delightful. The monks' Gregorian Chant was refreshing...Mr Richard F Sims, United Kingdom