Wine tour in the lands of Leonardo da Vinci

Overview

Enjoy this opportunity to walk among the olive groves and vineyards of an enchanting historical estate once belonging to the Medici, while tasting wine and oil and discovering how the most famous Tuscan products are made. In the afternoon we will visit Vinci and the places of Leonardo’s lifetime, admiring the landscapes which inspired his famous paintings.

Places

- Estate in the Carmignano area with wine tasting
- Walk among the olive trees in the Tuscan countryside
- Medieval town of Vinci

Info

Tour duration: 7 hours

The tour takes place within the estate, where we will visit the cellars and taste the wine; later, we will walk to Vinci by travelling an easy dirt road.

The tour is not suitable for all and is very difficult for visitors with reduced mobility.

We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and adequate protection from the sun during hot periods of the year.

It is possible to add lunch to the tasting: contact us for the different options and the related costs.

We can help you organize your rental of a private driver: contact us!

Fees

Group tours (up to 30 participants) 280,00 euro max 7 ore

Private tour (up to 6 participants) 300,00 euro max 7 ore

Tasting: 15,00 € per person

The fee does not include lunch, museum tickets, transportation or the rental of radio systems.

For groups, we recommend renting radio systems. We can manage the rental, on request.

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What to expect

This tour was conceived for those who want to understand how wine is an integral part of the history and culture of our land, far from tourist locations aiming only to sell as much wine and oil as quickly as possible. Just as it takes time to make a good wine, it also takes the right amount of time to understand its secrets. We will enter a family-run winery, where internationally awarded wines are produced. The scenery will also astonish visitors: we are in a villa which once belonged to the Medici and still preserves many stories worth telling, as well as a labyrinthine cellar where ancient methods meet new techniques. We will also visit the vinsanto cellar and, during the right season, walk among the vineyards.

Next, we will understand the other main Tuscan product: olive oil, the key condiment for all our recipes. Here, oil is still conserved in evocative terracotta jars. 

For lunch, we will enjoy local organic products on a gorgeous view, while sipping locally made wines.

At this point, what could be better than a walk in the olive groves to help digest our meal? We will walk to the house where Leonardo was born and continue towards the town of Vinci, while walking among the olive trees and occasionally stopping to take pictures of the amazing views of the surrounding countryside.

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Guided tours organized by Icona Toscana are conducted by authorized tour guides. 

You can choose the language of your tour between Italian and English. However, on request, we can organize tours with trusted colleagues in the following languages: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian.

Our guided tours take place regardless of the weather conditions.

For information on our tours, please contact us at info@iconatoscana.it. We will reply as soon as possible. If you intend to book one or more tours, we will send you a form to compile with data concerning yourself and/or your group plus information regarding the dates of your stay and any particular needs you may want us to know about. 

We require the advance payment of 30% of the total fee via bank transfer or Paypal (with an extra 4% to cover service costs) as guarantee of your confirmation. Once the payment is confirmed, we will send you a voucher featuring a summary of your purchase, including the meeting time and place for your tour.

To cancel the service, please contact us at info@iconatoscana.it and communicate all details of your booking. From the date of booking up to 20 days before the date of the tour, no cancellation penalty will be applied and any payment will be returned. For cancellations communicated between 2 and 20 days before the visit, the penalty amounts to 30% of the total sum, i.e. the down payment which will not be reimbursed. For cancellations communicated less than 48 hours before the tour, we will require full payment of the service fee.

The payment of the tour guide service can be paid in cash (Euro) directly on the day of your visit, via bank transfer or via PayPal (with a 4% extra to cover service costs). This fee does NOT include entrance tickets and reservation fees for museums, churches, temporary exhibits or special events. The fee for tour guide services is VAT free, pursuant to art. 10 – comma 22 – of Presidential Decree n. 633/72.Regardless of reservations, access to museums may be delayed in periods of increased affluence, and the organizer declines all responsibility for these delays.

If you are interested in different tours and visits than those listed on this website, we can agree the compensation fees and conditions via e-mail.

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