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13 Best Wine Tours from Florence [2023]

Looking to embark on some wine tours from Florence? Good for you! There’s nothing like heading into the Tuscan countryside for a sip (and not having to worry about driving!). Read on to find the best options.

Florence, and Italy as a whole, is not only world-renowned for its art and incredibly rich culture and heritage, but for its food and wine. Florence is actually the capital of the Tuscan region, which is almost a synonym of vineyards situated on rolling hills, wineries in every town, and the word Chianti. 

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As you can imagine, it’d be considered atrocious to leave the city without indulging in a wine tour from Florence!

It will take off the pressure of having to choose a designated driver, so you can enjoy all the wine tastings, lunch with a glass or two, and maybe get a bottle of your favorite newly-discovered wine to take back home with you. Definitely something to include in your Florence itinerary if you have time.

Check out the very best wine tours from Florence in the list down below.

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The VERY Best Wine Tours from Florence

There are so many wine tours options that it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect one. These 3 tours below in my opinion are your best options if you’re looking for a classic tour where all you want to do is visit the countryside, sip wine and eat delicious food. There are options for all budgets.

➤ This Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience takes you into the Tuscan countryside to marvel at the unmistakable landscapes and discover the famed Chianti region. You’ll start the tour by visiting 2 wineries, where you’ll get to explore the cellars and learn about winemaking.  

You’ll then enjoy wine tastings accompanied by fresh cheeses, olive oil, and bruschetta. 

This tour also includes: Transportation, a guide, and all tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Chianti Safari is a full-day Tuscany wine tour from Florence that takes place on a 4×4 ATV, the perfect vehicle for exploring the winding roads and hills. You’ll visit a wine estate and a historic villa, as well as a Chianti Classico vineyard where you’ll learn (and taste!) all about this Italian wine. 

Your Chianti day trip includes a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant, and tastings of olive oil and cheese along the way.   

This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, a guide, 9 wine tastings, and food tastings + lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Chianti Wine Tour from Florence is guided by an expert sommelier who will take you to 2 different wineries in Tuscany, well-known for their red wines. You’ll get to sip 6 varieties of wine and stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant, before heading to an olive oil mill. 

There you’ll learn about this precious product and enjoy an olive oil tasting before returning to the city. 

This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation, a guide, and all tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Explore Tuscany + Wine Tasting from Florence

What better way to enjoy the Tuscan Countryside to the fullest than with a Tuscany + Winery Tour from Florence? This full-day excursion includes a visit to the charming towns of Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Chianti. 

You’ll wander among medieval streets and fortresses, see iconic locations like the Palio de Siena, and, of course, enjoy some of the best wine tasting from Florence at a local winery. 

This tour also includes: Transportation, olive oil tasting, and lunch if option is selected. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Half Day Wine Tour from Florence 

If you can’t spare a whole day to go wine tasting, one of the best Tuscan wine tours from Florence is the Chianti Afternoon. You’ll spend a few hours visiting rural villages and local wineries, where you’ll sample some delicious wines paired with traditional bites of the region. 

You’ll also get to explore wine cellars and be let into the secrets of winemaking as you discover its process. 

This tour also includes: Transportation, guide, all tastings, and a stop at Castellina fortress. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Tours to Tuscany from Florence

Looking for a private tour so that you can enjoy the Tuscan countryside away from the crowds? Noi problem, these are the best options in my opinion.

➤ The Off-Road Wine Tour of Tuscany departs from Florence and heads into the Chianti Valley in a vintage SUV. Your private guide will be ready to answer all your questions as you make your way to three wine cellars, where you’ll get to sample 15 different wines!

You’ll also indulge in a Tuscan picnic lunch and enjoy tastings of olive oil and honey in the wineries you visit.      

This tour includes: Private guide and transportation, lunch, and all tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Private Chianti Classico Tour is ideal for red wine lovers. It takes you to the heart of the Chianti region where you’ll get to sample different varieties of wine including the popular Chianti Classico, paired with local snacks.

You’ll learn about the distinctive blends from your guide, and also visit the enchanting settlement of Greve in Chianti, with its bustling markets and narrow streets. 

This tour also includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, a private guide, and all tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Private Florence to Tuscany Wine Tour is a full-day excursion and the perfect introduction to the region. You’ll get to visit the iconic towns of Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, and Chianti, and immerse yourself in their charm and culture, discovering their ancient history as you wander around. 

You can also opt to visit a local winery to indulge in a homemade, traditional 4-course lunch paired with a different glass of wine with every course and dessert. 

This Tuscany tour from Florence also includes: Roundtrip transportation, mineral water, and onboard wifi. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Half Day Chianti Wine Tour + Cooking Class 

Tuscan Castle and Cellars is a spectacular wine tour from Florence, Italy, that combines a pasta-making class with a wine tasting session. You’ll head to a 900-year-old castle in Tuscany to learn all the secrets of the most beloved Italian dish, and taste three wines before enjoying the delectable lunch you prepared. 

This tour also includes: A professional guide, lunch, and drinks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Tuscan Wine Tours from Florence by Vintage Car and Vespa

➤ The Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour offers an experience like no other. You’ll drive your own 1960’s vehicle among the Tuscan hills with a stop at a spectacular 15th-century villa.  Here you’ll get to tour the wine estate, cellars and vineyards, and sample several wines and local bites. 

This tour also includes: Lunch and wine tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ Check out this Tuscany Tour by Vespa to hop on the classic Italian bike and make your way out of the city and into Chianti territory. The tour operates on a small-group basis to ensure safety and an intimate ambiance, and a local tour will guide the way to two different wineries. 

You’ll get to tour the cellars, enjoy some tastings and a delicious lunch before driving back to Florence. 

This tour also includes: Helmets, olive oil tasting, and a tour of the wineries. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Chianti Bike Tour From Florence

➤ Another great way to explore the Tuscan countryside is with the E-Bike Chianti Tour from Florence. It will give you a chance to ride your bike among the hills, vineyards, and olive groves without having to put any effort!

You’ll stop at two wineries for some olive oil and wine tastings, and indulge in a traditional Tuscan lunch along with a glass of wine.      

This tour also includes: A stop at Piazzale Michelangelo, a water bottle, bike and helmet. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Horseback Riding + Wine Tasting Near Florence

➤ Go Horseback Riding in Tuscany with this fabulous half-day Tuscany tour that departs from Florence. You’ll get to ride your horse through the scenic hills of the Chianti region, and learn about its winemaking tradition when you visit two wineries of the area. 

The tours around the wine cellars include tastings of different wines and delicious Tuscan dishes to pair them with. 

This tour also includes: Roundtrip transportation from Florence, horse riding and orientation lesson, and a guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

👉 Interested in other foodie experiences in Florence? I mean, there’s never such a thing as too much when it comes to food in Italy! Check out my other posts about the best food tours in Florence and the top Florence cooking classes.

Wine Tours from Florence FAQ

What are the best wine tours from Florence?

According to us, there are the best wine tours from Florence:
• Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience
• Full-Day Chianti Safari
• Tuscany Wine and Oil Tour

Are there private tours to Tuscany from Florence?

Yes! There are many private wine tours to Tuscany. These are some of the best in our opinion:
Off-Road Wine Tour of Tuscany
Private Florence to Tuscany Wine Tour

  • Virginia Bello

    Virginia is a writer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She left her career as a TV Producer to gain more freedom and never looked back. She's been traveling the world full-time ever since! Virginia has traveled extensively through Latin America, Europe and Asia. You can currently find her gallivanting through Southeast Asia.

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