Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti with Wine Tasting and Lunch
- Duration: 11 hours
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It was a very big day, with lots packed in. We loved San Gimignano and would have liked more time there. Perhaps if the brief stop at Monteriggioni was eliminated, we could have spent more time at San Gimignano. Siena is a beautiful city, and we appreciated having a little free time before a guided tour of the highlights of the city - thoroughly enjoyable and very interesting. A disappointment for us, however, was the lack of guidance. The tour guide travelling with us did provide us with some general, historical information en route to our stops, but she did not guide us through San Gimignano, Monteriggioni or Sienna at all. The guide who showed us Siena was introduced to us after our free time there, and only stayed with us for about an hour or so. It would have been much better to have been shown some of the highlights of our other stops, rather than just letting us wander freely without knowing what we were looking at! Our stop at a local winery was very enjoyable and tasty!
This experience was fantastic and well worth the money. It was great since I went in an off-time of the year since our group was rather small, only 14. Both the tour guides/drivers were hilarious and great guides. The first winery/wine school that we went to was a great time, the host/owner was hilarious, and we got to taste so many good wines, olive oils, balsamic, and some finger food. The second place had the most gorgeous view, and the wife of the wine maker who gave us a tour was lovely (plus they had cute puppies, such a win!). The final part of the tour, the trip to San Gimagnano, was great. Most of our group had lunch together, and we got to taste the supposed best gelato in the world. Overall, I had an amazing time and would book this tour again in a heartbeat if possible.
This was an enjoyable day, and it was nice to be able to see the Chianti hills and the San Gimignano village. Also, I met some great people and had a good day. We visited two vineyards. The first was nice since they let us try a lot of wine; however, it felt more like a sales pitch, and we did not see the vines, cellar, or learn much about the process. The second vineyard was fabulous since it was a smaller family-run vineyard with excellent views, knowledge, and wine. The village part was super fun. However, due note that lunch is not provided, but you can purchase food in San Gimignano. Overall, it was a great day and an excellent way to see Tuscany. I would recommend the experience to most people unless you are looking for a super high level very in-depth wine tour.
This tour was awesome! Super fun. Our guide Eduardo was amazing. He did a great job of making us all feel welcome and encouraged us to all get to know each other on the tour. You could tell he loves his job which made it that much more enjoyable! We loved learning about the history of the region as we travelled in the car. They took great care of us. Even though my friend and I got lost in town, he went above and beyond to help find us and get us back safely. 10/10 would recommend this tour. Had a lot of fun, drank a lot of wine, and walked away with new knowledge and great memories!!
This was the most fun tour we did in Italy. We had an amazing guide and she was speaking lots of languages! (Sorry i forgot her name, too much wine I guess?). We had nice discussions, made some friends and the two wineries were nice. We liked the first one morr. San Gimignano was stunning and a nice add to our trip. The view of the Toscane region was beautiful even in winter. I had a cold and was hesitant to book but i’m glad i did even if i didn’t taste all the delicacy of the wines. Totally recommend!