Availability: Mondays , Tuesdays , Wednesdays , Thursdays , Fridays
Duration: 3 hours or 4 hours

FEEL LIKE A COUNT FOR A DAY
In a historical winery right in the middle of a medieval village, a beautiful half-day tour dedicated to a winemaking farm founded centuries ago by a Tuscan count at his residential palace. A great way to learn about the agricultural model that developed Tuscany for hundreds of years while visiting a stunning aristocracy property and finally tasting delicious wines and foods!

 

The country residency of Pisan aristocracy
Our exclusive wine tour starts with a walk in a small medieval village developed around the main villa of a historical dinasty of counts, owners of an extensive farmland around the village. The visit includes a guided tour to the noble villa where the aristocrats partly still live today. The villa is a fantastic example of noble residency, with original furniture and decoration typical of the 19th century. The villa has also got a stunning rooftop terrace, originally a watchtower, where fantastic views over an extensive territory are the best subject for unique pictures!
Our guided walk continues in the beautiful gardens of the estate, a perfect example of a “giardino all’italiana”, with symmetrically trimmed autoctonous and exotic plants and a very nice population of turtles.

 

Exclusive wines in a stunning cellar
The final and most sensational part of our tour is when we enter the historical cellar of the estate. In a series of underground caves and niches we will learn how wines are produced and aged before sitting for a guided sampling session. We will taste all the wines of the estate and join them to either some simple Tuscan snacks, like cheeses and cold meat, or to a full lunch or dinner, in which case our table will be set in the dining room of the main villa, with many courses of the Tuscan tradition (see rates in the tables below).

 

This is a list of specialties that you are likely to sample as part of the program of this tour. Please, note that the specialties of the tasting session and/or lunch may vary according to the season and the availability of the products in the day of the tour.

Whom you meet

In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters. You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you. During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.

Luca

guide

Arianna

guide

Massimo

guide

Moira

guide

Luciana

friend

Ginevra

friend
Rates Table

The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party and the food option you prefer.
Check rates in the table below.

Winery & noble palace half-day touR

WINE sampling + snack

– RATES 2017 –

NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY

TOTAL RATE

2 persons € 260
3 persons € 300
4 persons € 340
5 persons € 380
6 persons € 420
7 persons € 460
8 persons € 500
extra person € 40
extra child (4-11 yrs) € 20

 

WINERY & NOBLE PALACE HALF-DAY TOUR

WINE SAMPLING + VIP lunch/DINNER IN THE DINING ROOM OF THE VILLA

– RATES 2017 –

NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY

TOTAL RATE

2 persons € 320
3 persons € 390
4 persons € 460
5 persons € 530
6 persons € 600
7 persons € 670
8 persons € 740
extra person € 70
extra child (4-11 yrs) € 50

Rates include

  • A tour leader for the whole tour
  • A visit to premises of the winery: the villa, the gardens and the cellar
  • A guided wine sampling with either simple snacks or full lunch. The lunch option includes appetizer, primo main course, cold meats and dessert.
  • Tax

Rates do NOT include

  • Transportation

Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.

This is a message of Arlene after joining Luca for a private winery tour in Tuscany

Dear Luca

I have now just gotten the time to thank you so very much for your very professional and cordial assistance.  You were truly a bright spot in our vacation and we enjoyed the cooking class and the wine tour.  We have already told our friends about Arianna & Friends and your expert service in the Tuscany area.  Please keep our e-mail and if you ever have the chance to come to the states, please e-mail us and we will be sure to show you our lovely city of Philadelphia and our home in the country and at the beach.  Please tell Arianna that you are what we Americans say “a keeper” and her business will flourish with an employee like you.

Thank you again with all the help you gave us and all the courtesy you showed.

Sincerely,

Arlene

PS.  If possible, you said  you could e-mail us the recipes from our cooking class!!!

This is the comment of Kenneth after a private tour to a winery with Moira:

Cheryl and I are now home with fond memories of our time in Tuscany this year.  We are very thankful to Arianna and Friends for many fun days.

We look forward to seeing you again next year

Info & Details
LOCATION OF ATTRACTIONS:
This tour takes place in the rural area of Peccioli, between Pisa and Volterra.

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Unless differently specified, the tour guide meets you at a meeting point in Peccioli.

DURATION:
This program takes 3 hours, in the morning or in the afternoon, in case of simple snack or 4 hours, in the morning or in the afternoon, in case of full lunch or dinner. Time for transportation not included.

AVAILABILITY:
Available all year through, from Mondays through Fridays.

LANGUAGE:
This tour is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian with no surcharge.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
Easy

CHILD FRIENDLY:
Ideal for children

CLOTHING:
No particular clothing required.

FOOD RESTRICTIONS:
The foods served during this tour might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our personnel during the enquiry process.

TRANSPORTATION:
This program and its rates do not include transportation and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".

The destinations reached during this activity are in the Tuscan countryside, in areas off the beaten track that cannot be reached by public transport. Even though the location of this tour can be reached by public buses, we highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach it as the bus service can be limited and particularly reduced on weekends and in the Summer. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.

A cinquecento in front of San Gimignano
Luxury Mercedes Vito with driver
A vespa in the medieval village of Peccioli
A bus of CTT Nord, serving the area of Pisa and Volterra