On this guided walking tour you'll explore the village of San Gimignano, a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. You'll…
Enjoy a wonderful tour of the beautiful Chianti countryside and sample wines. Discover the beautiful medieval cities of Siena, San Gimignano and…
What people are saying about San Gimignano Cathedral
We booked this as we're staying in Florence and wanted to see more of Tuscany. We had a full day out. We opted to be self guided, although our tour guide gave us plenty of information regarding good places to see and took us to useful starting points. We very much enjoyed all stops. The Siena Duomo complete entry ticket allowed us to visit the Museum, from where the arch and viewpoint could be accessed, Duomo itself, wonderful painted old reading room, crypt and baptistery. All very worthwhile. The Tuscany countryside was beautiful. As it was November, we were unable to see the Panorama at Greve, We enjoyed a very good hot chocolate with cream on the attractive town square. We were glad that we had visited San Gimignano first on our trip. This very pretty little town was getting busy as we were leaving. We enjoyed the views from the fort and walls. Nice detour too, to vineyard for wine tasting prior to our last stop at Greve.
From the start, the experience was very enjoyable. Our guide was knowledgeable, multilingual, entertaining and attentive. The range of activites was superb, with enough time to experience the essence of each place and work out an appetite for more in the future! In particular, high praise for the wine tasting session at sunset. What a glorious way to end the day, with genuinely high quality wines in abundance, a range of delicious foods to sample and a charming host. I must add that the timing was perfect throughout, and all instructions regarding meeting places very accurate. It was great not having to drive and being able to relax while enjoying the Tuscan scenery from the higher seating level of a coach. This also meant being free to indulge at the final visit. I would happily do this again and will no doubt recommend it.
This tour enabled us to visit three of the towns/villages we wanted to see in Tuscany all in one day, which would not have been possible on public transport. We would have liked more time in San Gimignano which was our favourite of the three as we only had an hour there. The day ran smoothly and to time with our escort Sara doing a good job of rounding us all up and getting us from place to place. The wine and food tasting was a great way to finish off the day as well.
We chose the tour without local guide and museum entries, which is exactly what we wanted. Even though my fees are not included for guidance and stuff, the hostess still gave us the clear directions and suggestions of the destinations. The tour departed on time and be back in Firenze city on time too. Definitely recommend to people who have limit time of visiting Tuscany!
The hostess did a great job and the driver was safe courteous and efficient. The itinerary was just enough for a full day of just what we wanted.