Ultimate VIP HELICOPTER ENOGASTRONOMIC WINE & TRUFFLE TOUR in CHIANTI & SAN GIMIGNANO !
If you are interested in the best views of the Chianti region, with its vineyards and colorful medieval towns like San Gimignano and Florence, our helicopter tour is the right choice.
You will enjoy a panoramic tour over the city of Florence to allow you to take wonderful pictures above the most important monuments of the city. We will head then over the beautiful Chianti Classico hills where you can admire the old castles and vineyards.
We will pick you up directly from your hotel or villa, and our driver will accompany you to the helipad point. Before leaving, the captain will welcome you on board of the helicopter and he will explain all the necessary procedures for the tour.
The flight will highlight one of the most interesting cities of the area like Florence city center where you will admire famous monuments like the Dome, Ponte Vecchio and Fiesole, then the Chianti Classico hills with its castles and vineyards and San Gimignano with its Piazza del Duomo and Torre Chigi, then you will land in Tenuta Torciano Winery.
ARRIVAL IN TENUTA TORCIANO WINERY & TRUFFLE HUNTING (San Gimignano)
In Tenuta Torciano Winery you will have a visit of the vineyards, the cellar and you will experience one hour of truffle hunting in the private truffle hood of the Winery. Accompanied by a professional guide with his trained dogs you can share a wonderful experience in searching for truffle throughout the oak forests that border Tenuta Torciano. In this private truffle land, you will discover precious white and black truffles and you will be taught how to identify the various species of trees and the ideal habitat for truffle growth.
At the end of the experience, you will relax and enjoy a delicious truffle-based lunch in the vineyard, or in a private room inside the cellar.
Lunch consists of four courses, each of those truffles based and our chef will surprise you with a first quality match between wines and food. During the wine tasting you will be followed by our Sommelier, who will explain the secret of the art of tasting wine with different kind of food. The winery experience consists of a vertical Wine Tasting of 13 Tuscan wines and gourmet products including personal reserves with vintage 1995, 1996-1997 and limited editions.
Total time in the winery: 5 hours
· Pick up with private driver to the helipad in Florence
· Qualified Captain
· Helicopter Tour
· Visit of Tenuta Torciano Winery in San Gimignano
· One hour of truffle hunting with an expert guide and dogs
· 4-courses Lunch with truffle-based dishes
· Wine Tasting with Wine School
· Flight back to Florence
· Drop off with private driver back to your Hotel or Villa
Flight back to the helipad and from there a private driver will accompany you to your accommodation.
09.30 am Meet your driver directly at your address – Welcome sign ULTIMATE TOUR
10.00 am Leave Florence from the south and start to fly in the beautiful tuscan countryside overlooking Florence in the direction of famous Chianti Wine Region and San Gimignano.
11.00 am Visit the first Vineyard in Chianti Classico Wine Region (enjoy the Truffle Hunting end with wine tour, lunch wine tour and wine tasting). Wine tasting, extra virgin olive oil tasting, balsamic vinegar tasting, truffle oil tasting and tuscany authentich lunch.
Tour and Tasting of wines including our library reserve vintages:
• Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G.
• Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C.
• Cabernet Bartolomeo Riserva I.G.T.
• Merlot Baldassarre Riserva I.G.T.
• Syrah Cavaliere Riserva I.G.T.
• Vernaccia of San Gimignano D.O.C.G.
• Chianti D.O.C.G.
• Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.
• Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.
• Red of Montepulciano D.O.C.
• VinBeato – Dessert Wine
• Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cold Pressing
• White Truffle flavored Olive Oil
• Pepper Hot Olive Oil
• Balsamic Old Vinegar selected
You can buy or ship directly from the wine producer to your address.
4.30 pm Visit San Gimignano (when the town of the medieval towers is less crowded). Gelato stop at the famous Gelateria di Piazza in San Gimignano (Gelato World Champion since 2006) and time to climb the Great Tower (sky walk experience).
6.30 pm Take back the Helicopter to Florence and drive you back at your address.
7.00 pm End of the tour