TUSCANY: WINE TOUR + OLIVE OIL TOUR (BOLGHERI CASTLE)

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TUSCANY: WINE TOUR + OLIVE OIL TOUR (BOLGHERI CASTLE)

520,00580,00 VAT not included

Depart La Spezia for the scenic 1hr30’ drive by exclusive comfortable Minivan through the Tuscan countryside. In the Maremma Region, you will see cypress trees, olive groves and vineyards. As you continue on through the gently rolling hills overlooking the sea pines and sand dunes of the Tirreno Sea, your guide will point out sites of interest and introduce you to the local history. Leaving the town center, you will see the ancient castles and watchtowers that dominate the dramatic rocky cliffs on the Mediterranean coastline.
Your first stop will be Castle of Bolgheri, whose origins date back to the 1200s. Since then, it has been the property of the Counts of Gherardesca family. In the second half of the 1700s, restoration work and improvements were made to the building, and the cellars were built. In 1895, the castle’s facade was modified, with the construction of the tower and merlons that are seen today.

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Bolgheri Castle is surrounded by picturesque vineyards, olive orchards and wooded areas and both sides of the estate are adjacent to the famous cypress road extolled in the poetry of Giosuè Carducci. During your visit, you will be served two wines produced by the winery (Castello di Bolgheri and Varvàra), along with some wholesome bread, extra virgin olive oil, prosciutto and savoury sheep cheese. Relax and enjoy the Castle’s ambience as you swirl the wines in your glass, releasing their fine aromas and discovering the extraordinary personality of every drop. After your wine tasting, you will be treated to a guided tour of the estate and the cellars before having some free time to catch a glimpse of the local country lifestyle. You may also use this time to purchase some selected wines and souvenirs at the local shops before transfering to a typical Tuscan restaurant, nestled in a quiet and intimate setting near the San Guido Estate.
After lunch, you will be escorted to Pisa or Lucca: your stroll around Pisa or Lucca will allow you to discover the culture and enjoy a gelato or espresso before being chauffeured back to the La Spezia via scenic routes, where you will continue on your cruise after your lovely day tour.
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TOUR DETAILS

Availability
all year round - disables and reduced mobility people friendly: Yes, if requested

Tour duration
8 hours

Activity Level
Low (low/moderate/high)

Pick up suggested
9.00 am

Including
taxes, parking, tolls and fuel

 

Not Included
admission ticket for churches and museums, professional guide, typical Tuscan lunch, wine tastings, olive oil tasting

Pick up location
your accommodation (cruises, hotels, villas, B&B, etc..). The pick-up and drop-off can be arranged at a location of your choosing to suit your group.

Choosing Us

  • EXCLUSIVE COMFORTABLE MINIVAN
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER
  • FREE WIFI ON BOARD
  • FREE WATER ON BOARD
  • FLEXIBLE EXCURSIONS
  • 24/7 SUPPORT FOR TRAVELERS

Over 8 persons - Please contact us

Instructions for cruise passengers
During disembarking your cruise ship there will be a free shuttle bus provided by your cruise ship which will take you to the Pax Terminal where all of the private tours are waiting; PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET ON THE SHUTTLE FOR THE PAX TERMINAL, AND NOT FOR LA SPEZIA CENTRE.

This is just a short ride of 1-2 minutes, once reaching the Pax Terminal the driver will be waiting with a sign.

The meeting point is next to the Pax Terminal, at the parking area dedicated to the private Minivans (parking area for private exclusive tours).