Private Luxury Wine Tasting Shore Excursions from Livorno
Livorno is one of the major ports of call in Tuscany and we have designed this absolutely fantastic full day wine tour for those looking for a luxury shore excursion. We have included two of the best wineries in Tuscany for you- one in romantic Chianti and the other in coastal Northern Maremma so you can taste a range of Sangiovese based wines and Super Tuscans. You will see some lovely vineyard scenery and enjoy VIP treatment at the prestigious wine estates you visit. From Livorno you will first head to Montopoli in Val d’Arno, northeast towards the truffle town of San Miniato. You will be welcomed at the Varramista estate, one of the most picturesque in Italy. Varramista is famous in Italy as apart from fine wine, the owners are the Piaggio’s (designers and manufacturers of the legendary Vespa scooter). After Varramista you will swing back down south about an hour’s drive to Castellina Marittima to the gorgeous Castello del Terriccio estate, where you won’t have a wine tour, but a wine experience! Your elegant and friendly hosts will take you on a 4X4 of the lush vineyards and you will have a deliciously prepared home cooked meal paired with their fine wines. In the evening after a fabulous and exhilarating day of food, wine, scenery and superb hospitality, you will be dropped back to your cruiseship in Livorno. This is an exceptional and luxurious wine-touring day excursion in Tuscany you will never forget.
Sample Livorno Shore Excursion Itinerary
Your charming hosts at Beconcini
9AM (or your preferred time), you will be collected at Livorno port by your driver and luxury Mercedes. Next port of call- wine country! You will begin your day in Chianti, Italy’s most famous and wine region. Your tour will begin with a visit of the main living room of the villa and the gardens, then visit the vineyards, historic winery and modern winery, followed by a private tasting of four estate wines including Sterpato, Varramista Chianti, and the much-lauded Frasca. Enjoy!
Sit back and relax as you have an hour drive. On to Beconcini, one of Italy’s great organic wine estates, located near medieval San Miniato. You will be famished and so we have an outstanding homecooked lunch waiting for you in the family home. Expect a convivial feast that depending on the time of year could include roast fish, roast pork, handmade pasta and desserts, beautiful salads – all washed down with estate wines followed with strong Café. Molto buono!
After lunch, tour this beautiful estate with your extremely hospitable hosts and learn all about their winemaking philosophy as well as the region. In the late afternoon, your driver will take you back to your cruise. Depending on what time you need to be back, we can arrange for some sightseeing, for example to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. And this concludes your fabulous wine tasting shore excursion from Livorno. We look forward to seeing you again!
“Juste un petit mot pour vous dire que nous avons adoré notre journée et c'étais surtout pour moi et mon mari, une des plus belle journée de notre séjour. Voici mes commentaires en anglais. Beconcin was was something else!!! Very small winery, but so nice and friendly and beautiful!!! The owners were so very nice. I was so impressed how hard they work and how they do it. Finally, for the lunch inside the house, AMAZING. We learned a lot from the wine tasting, the food was great, the company was great. The old mother in the kitchen, preparing the food (like you see in movies). This, I would recommend to anyone. We will buy her wine from her contacts in Canada. We wish them all the best for all the good work they put into their wines. As for the vehicle, we couldn't ask for any better, nice Mercedes van. The driver was fluent in English and also very nice and helpful. He brought us to Pisa after the wine tour. I would recommend Cellar tours to anyone. Thank you again for a very nice tour. ”
Josee Desjardins, Cumberland, Ontario.
This is a SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY. Please note that our private chauffeured luxury tours are totally customized to your needs and price varies according to the number of people in your group (please note tours require minimum 2 guests), specific suppliers included, number of services included,specific dates, transport type etc. Contact us today for more information and we would be delighted to get started on a tailor made detailed itinerary with pricing for you.
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