RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Florence, Italy
  • Ends Florence, Italy
  • Walk the classic rolling hills of Tuscany accompanied by the publisher of Canadian Geographic, Gilles Gagnier.
  • Explore the historic streets of Florence.
  • Enjoy famous wines at the Wine School of Siena.
  • Spend nights in a converted farmhouse.
The RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier tour starts and ends in Florence. The RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier is a trekking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Florence, Italy and other destinations in Italy.

Immerse yourself in the flavors and history of Italy’s famous Chianti region with this sojourn through renaissance cities, mediaeval villages and cypress-lined avenues snaking through vineyards. Accompanied by the publisher of the award-winning magazine Canadian Geographic, Gilles Gagnier, you’ll have the opportunity to sample several varieties of the world-renowned Chianti and learn about the process that goes into making the wine.Enjoy gentle walks through rolling olive groves and vineyards straight out of a postcard, then learn about Italian wines at the Wine School of Siena. Spend a day exploring the historical sites of Florence, from museums and galleries to churches and archaeological delights. Throw on a chef’s hat and perfect your Italian cooking skills with an optional culinary class and explore the medieval towers and 13th century walls of San Gimignano. Visit the UNESCO-listed Siena which has remained virtually unchanged since the 17th Century. Finish each day at a family-run farmhouse where you can enjoy homemade meals and locally produced wine – the perfect way to relax after a day of sightseeing.
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“Amazing array of wildlife. Providing you don't mind roughing it a bit and don't mind getting bitten (a lot!), this is a fabulous holiday. Must have been good as I came home with over 2500 photos!”
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“A really good trip. It was great that we had options each day as it made it a challenging climb”
Review for another Exodus Travels tour
5 - Excellent
“Exceeded my expectations. Very well organised with really good local staff. Not for the faint-hearted, a very demanding trek even if you can cope with the altitude but just a wonderful experience.”
  • Day 1: Arrival in Florence.
  • Day 2: Discover the magnificent city of Florence and afternoon transfer to Villa Casalta for the rest of the stay.
  • Day 3: Visit medieval market town of Greve in Chianti and the hilltop village of Montefioralle; afternoon wine tasting in Castellina.
  • Day 4: Travel to Siena and explore the stunning historic centre; learn about Tuscan and Italian wines at the Wine School.
  • Day 5: Free day to visit other Chianti villages or relax by the pool.
  • Day 6: Walk to Radda in Chianti, the heart of the Chianti area.
  • Day 7: Walk to picturesque San Gimignano with free time to explore Palazzo Comunale, Pinacoteca and Torre Grossa.
  • Day 8: Free day
  • Day 9: Departure
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  • 1 night hotel and 7 nights renovated farmhouse with panoramic swimming pool , All accommodation 
  • All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 3 wine tastings
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • 5 days gentle walking and sightseeing
  • Low altitude throughout
  • Centre-based holiday
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from Florence are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 205 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 29 July 2020 full payment is required.

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RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this RCGS: Italy's Chianti Walking & Wine with Gilles Gagnier tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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