Discover Tuscany's hidden gems in a 1 Day Tour with your Italian-Australian guide Carlo.
Choose from 3 tours or tailor your own.
All tours depart from Cortona, Tuscany.



Tuscan Wine Tour

First we visit Salcheto in Montepulciano, an organic, biodynamic and energy efficient winery famous for its Sangiovese, an Italian red wine. We tour the cellar and learn about their vineyard management and wine making techniques, followed by a wine tasting and antipasto.

Next we visit Palazzo Vecchio and Dogana wineries. Owner Maria Luisa shows us the old cellar and winery, followed by lunch in either the modern cellar door or in the 13th century palazzo. The menu features vegetables from their garden and two red wines.

After lunch we move onto Lueta winery in the valley below Cortona. Denis and Maria run this small family winery and offer some different grape varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Finish the day with a tasting of Denis’ special Vin Santo, a dessert wine only made in Tuscany.

Includes coffee, tastings at all wineries, private tours at 2 of the 3 wineries, antipasto, 3 course lunch with wine.

Price - €165 per person
Time - 9am - 5pm
Departs - Cortona
Bookings - Contact Carlo and Sioban or phone +61 (0) 8 9755 2120
Number of guests - maximum 8

Under Tuscan Skies - a scenic foodie tour

Drive through the rolling hills to Pienza, one of the neatest villages you will ever see. Pienza is famous for cheeses and the aroma and spectacle of these shops, packed with a variety of cheeses, is so irresistible so we suggest you buy some to take home.

We then move on to Monticchiello, a tiny medieval town with fewer than 200 residents. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch and breathtaking views at La Porta, a Michelin star restaurant. Local wine included.

After lunch you will visit one of Carlo's favourite towns, Montepulciano, home to the exceptional red wine Nobile di Montepulciano. Walk to the town square for gelato then stroll through the streets and browse shops selling artwork, wine and delicious food. Explore an underground cellar and taste some local wines.

Price - €150 per person
Time - 9am - 5pm
Departs - Cortona
Bookings - Contact Carlo and Sioban to book a tour or phone +61 (0) 8 9755 2120
Number of guests - maximum 8


Umbrian Gems - Italy's best kept secrets

This tour is a step back in time to some of Italy's best kept secrets.

Civita di Bagnoregio is a village only accessible by a suspended foot bridge across a valley, and requires a reasonable level of fitness. Until recently only 9 people lived in the village which had been cut off following an earthquake.

You will enjoy a typical Umbrian lunch of a big selection of bruschetta all cooked in front of you on the open fire, followed by Italian sausages, baked potatoes and salad, served with local wine at the Trattoria in the centre of town.  

We also visit the nearby underground city of Orvieto which was built in the 8th or 9th century BC into the mountain of rock dust formed following a volcanic eruption at Lake Bolsena. We have organised a 1 hour tour of the underground city which is a highlight. Following this you have free time to visit the excellent museum, shops, art or the impressive Duomo.

Price - €165 per person
Time - 8am - 5pm
Departs - Cortona
Bookings - Contact Carlo and Sioban to book a tour or phone +61 (0) 8 9755 2120
Number of guests - maximum 8

Tour Dates

We take 1 Day Tours on request, in between our 7 Night Tours.


Dates will be announced soon. In the meantime please enquire below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.




Tour costs include pickup, meal, local wine and coffee and entrance fees.
A 30% non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Balance paid in euros on the day of your tour.
Contact Carlo and Sioban or call +61 (0) 8 9755 2120 to book a tour.


Looking for accommodation in or around Cortona? Ask Sioban or Carlo for villa, apartment or bed & breakfast recommendations in Tuscany and Umbria.