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Chianti and Wineries Private Shore Excursion

a cruise excursion in Chianti wine region

Duration: 9 hours
Languages: EN
  • Local prices from local partners
  • Timely return to your cruise ship
  • Cruise friendly cancellation policy

Enjoy a private shore excursion directly from your ship in Livorno. Our expert and courteous, English-speaking driver will pick you up in a luxury vehicle and take you to visit the beautiful Chianti countryside and taste some of its famous wines. 

Your private English speaking driver will be waiting for you at the pre-arranged time at the cruise port of Livorno, holding a sign with your name on it, as specified on your confirmation voucher.

A trip to Chianti represents a unique and unforgettable experience for everyone involved. In addition to fabulous vineyards and olive groves, famous internationally for their wine and oil; there are abbeys, villas, castles, wineries, and restaurants to visit and enjoy.

Departing from your ship in Livorno, we proceed towards the beautiful countryside of the Chianti region and, following the "Wine Road" between vineyards and olive trees, we'll reach Greve in Chianti, the small village, named after the nearby river, expanded considerably during the 14th & 15th centuries, where we find a monument to Giovanni da Verrazzano, the explorer who discovered the New York Harbor. We see Piazza Matteotti with its porticoes, the Santa Croce church, the San Francesco convent and a series of typical, tiny, local shops and wine-cellars. One of the most famous is the butcher shop Falorni, which has been located in the piazza for 500 years.

You can have free samples of many of their locally produced products. Many famous people from Hollywood (and you thought they were vegetarians!!!) order beef, salami, and ham from Falorni. To find out names, just pop in and ask. In Greve there is also the enoteca "Le Cantine" where you will be able to taste not only more than 100 different wines, but also olive oil, vin santo and grappa, all produced in the Chianti area - a showcase for the region's wines. If time permitting, we will also stop at the Bonollo grappa distillery and at Montefioralle, a small village above Greve, which still preserves its medieval architectural flavor.

After Greve, we depart for the magnificent Castle of Verrazzano*, situated on top of a hill between Florence and Siena, in the heart of the Chianti Classico wine production area. It was originally an Etruscan settlement, then a Roman one, until becoming the property of the Verrazzano family in the 12th century. Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered the bay of New York and the main part of the East Coast of America (the suspended bridge in New York with the longest span in the world bears his name) was born here in 1485.

At the Castle guided tours can be booked to see the gardens, the centuries-old ageing cellars and, as a curiosity, the wild boars which breed naturally in the surrounding woods. Together with the world famous wines, all the various products of the farm can be tasted, including olive oil, salted meats, wild boar sausage and the area's other typical specialties (light lunch).

Time Permitting, after the castle the tour continues with a drive through the typical Tuscan countryside and small villages like Panzano and Castellina in Chianti. On the way back, you will have the chance to admire the Medieval Fortress of Monteriggioni, with its walls and remaining towers witnessing the distant past, giving an impression that time has come to a stand-still both inside and outside of its walls.

At the end you will drive back to Livorno pier on perfect time to board your ship.

Why this excursion?

  • Luxury vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • All taxes, tolls, fuel, parking fees are included
  • Courteous and personal service
  • Shore Excursions can be customized within reason
  • All vehicles are fully insured according to Italian law
  • Skip the line reservations for the museums can be made upon requests

Important remarks

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Available: all year round
  • Tour length: 9 hours
  • Pick up - drop off location: at your ship in the Livorno Port
  • Pick up time (suggested): 8.00am (according to your ship schedule)

OPTIONALS (IF INTERESTED)

  • Wine tasting lunches - prices vary.  Please ask us.

CANCELLATIONS

  • No charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 15 days prior to the service date
  • Cancellations made 7 days prior to the service date: 50% charge
  • Cancellations made 48 hours prior to the service date: 75% charge
  • Cancellations made 24 hours of less or no show: 100% charge

Included

  • Luxury air conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance

Not included

  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees, if required - unless otherwise specified
  • Gratuities

Start location

This excursion starts at the cruise port of Livorno directly at your ship gangway

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