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One of Joe Banana's English speaking drivers will meet you at the port of Livorno. He will be standing at the gangway of your cruise ship holding a sign with your name on it. Then your private driver / guide will chauffeur you to the Chianti Region for an unforgettable Tuscan shore excursion!
We will drive through the famous Chianti wine road in order to arrive in Greve in Chianti, the first stop on this tour. We'll visit this fabulous town which sits in the Val di Greve, named for the small, fast-flowing river that runs through it. Greve is the principal town in the Chianti wine district, which stretches south of Florence and just north of Siena. Until recently it has been a quiet, almost bucolic town because it was, and still is, well off the main roads.
After the visit in Greve we'll drive through Montefioralle (right in the heart of Chianti Region). We will also drive through Badia a Passignano, another enchanting village where we will have time to stop for pictures. Your spectacular shore excursion will continue as we arrive in the village of San Donato in Poggio. Here we will have time to walk around, and soon after this, we'll find ourselves in the middle of the wine.
We will visit a winery, where a great sommelier/guide will take us on a tour, including wine tasting of 4 different wines, and a typical Tuscan light lunch (bruschetta, cannellini beans, tuscan pecorino, salami, ham, cantucci [dry almond cookies] and Vin Santo).
After this unforgettable experience, we'll drive to San Gimignano where you can stroll around and taste the best gelato in the world before we drive back to the port.
Tour starts at 7.30 am which will give you a return to ship time of 5.00 pm.
Available: All year round
Tour Duration: 9 hours
Pick-up - Drop-off Location: Livorno Port
Pick-up Time (suggested): 7.30 am (according to your ship’s schedule)
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
Meals and Drinks
Entrance fees, if required - unless otherwise specified.
Winery tour and wine tasting fees.
The proposed itinerary is an example of a possible tour.
We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.