If you want to explore fascinating Florence on your own and also indulge in the flavors of the world famous wines of its surrounding countryside, this is the perfect tour for you. You’ll travel to Florence via motorcoach with an English-speaking escort and then visit a wine producing estate. You’ll be dropped off at a central location in Florence and have approximately 3 1/2 hours to shop and explore the city at your leisure. At the end of your free time you’ll meet your escort and reboard your coach for a ride of approximately 1 hour to Castello del Trebbio. Built by the Pazzi family in 1184, in 1968 it was purchased and restored by the Baj Macario family who currently live and work in the castle. The family run estate offers high quality products such as wine and extra virgin olive oil. You’ll visit the castle and the cellars, while listening to the glorious history of the place turned into the up-to-date reality of wine and olive oil makers. After tasting the wines accompanied by Tuscan specialties, you’ll have some free time to wander amongst the grapevines and olive trees or simply relax and enjoy the views before the return drive. Note: The walk from Florence bus parking to Piazza Santa Croce square is approximately 15 minutes each way and approximately 20 steps at the castle. There is only one departure from Florence; please return to the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Guests who are planning to visit religious sites during free time or on tour, please dress appropriately; no bare shoulders or shorts are allowed.