From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine
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- Duration: 12 hours
Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral. Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from eit...
This was such great value for money. Alessandro & Riccardo took very good care of us on our trip. It was well organised and kept to a timely schedule. Alessandro (guide) is very enthusiastic and has a wealth of knowledge to share. He also makes some great jokes that keeps the information enjoyable rather than a history lesson. Could not recommend more doing this trip as you really get to see all of Tuscany. The lunch will also cater for dietary needs which is great!
Visit three medieval towns and the Chianti area in one day on this tour. First, you will cross the beautiful Chianti hills as you ride south from Florence in an air-conditioned GT Coach. You will arrive at San Gimignano, a medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. San Gimignano is famous for its white wine, the world-renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers! Take time to wind your way through the narrow streets and admire the landscape. Your tour will make its second stop in Siena. Here you will find the Piazza del Campo, famous for the Palio Horse Race and for its splendid examples of Gothic civic architecture. You can also visit the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico with its Torre del Mangia. Continuing south, the tour will make a stop in Monteriggioni, where the medieval city walls remain intact. The main piazza, the Piazza Roma, is the perfect place to savor the history of...
Very comfortable bus with an enthusiastic guide. There was enough time to explore the cities on my own. The cities themselves were amazing and the guide added interesting historic information
Your day begins early in the morning with a tour of Pisa, where you will admire the stunning Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Monumental Cemetery. Take photographs next to the celebrated Leaning Tower. Continue to a winery in the foothills of San Gimignano, where you will enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with wine tasting. After lunch, explore one of the most famous medieval hilltop villages in Italy, San Gimignano. Discover the maze of cobbled streets, picturesque piazzas, and local artisan shops. Next, admire a panoramic view of the Chianti countryside, followed by a stop in Siena. Here, a specialist guide will lead you on a walk through the city's historical center. Skip the ticket line to see the interior of the magnificent cathedral, and pass through the shell–shaped Piazza del Campo, where the Palio horse race is held twice a year. You will then return to Florence.
Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites and taste Chianti wines on a full-day trip from Florence. Visit Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena, and savor a traditional Tuscan lunch.
First, head to Pisa to marvel at the Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Baptistery, Pisa Cathedral, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Continue to a wine villa in the Chianti countryside. Enjoy a tour of the estate and learn about its history in the medieval chapel before your first tasting of Chianti Classico on the panoramic terrace.
Next, relish a typical lunch accompanied by two of the estate's products, a "Riserva" and an IGP wine. After lunch, relax a while in the villa's luscious gardens before going to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
Then, follow the scenic roads to Siena for a tour of the city's monuments and piazzas. Visit Piazza del Campo ...
Experience the wonders of Tuscany in one memorable day. Your 12-hour excursion begins with a visit to Pisa and its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli. Admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral, and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Afterwards you will head out for the Chianti countryside to the unique location where your lunch and two wine tastings will take place. You will find yourself in a simple yet elegant rural hamlet of ancient origins. Once you hop off the bus, you will be lead around the splendid estate until you reach its ancient medieval chapel; here you will be introduced to the estate's fascinating history and background. Then you will head for the villa's panoramic terrace where you will enjoy your first delicious wine tasting of Chianti Classico and some snacks while sitting on large wine barrels. The route will then continue to the restaurant: your typical Tuscan lunch will be ...
The guide was great and the whole experience was amazing. Wish there was a little more time in each location but overall it was a great trip.
See all the treasures Tuscany has to offer with stops at Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena. Tour the scenic Chianti countryside and enjoy a Tuscan lunch served with local wines.
Begin with a tour of Pisa and admire the stunning Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery, and the celebrated Leaning Tower. Continue to a wine estate or restaurant in the foothills of San Gimignano and enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch with wine tasting.
After lunch, explore one of the most famous medieval hilltop villages in Italy, San Gimignano, and discover the maze of cobbled streets, small squares, and many local artisan shops.
Take in the panoramic views of the Chianti countryside, before stopping in Siena. Here, a specialist guide joins the group and leads the walk around the most important squares to the Cathedral. Finish your tour with a coffee and visit ...
Very nice tour, it is well worth the trip and day around Tuscany. We met Raul the driver and Francisco the tour guide, both of them were very nice, they speak Spanish, French, English and of course Italian.
Enjoy a wonderful day in the Tuscan countryside, visiting the most gorgeous corners of Siena, San Gimignano, and the Chianti area. Departing from Florence, drive to the historic village of Monteriggioni. Admire the landscape of olive groves and vineyards dotted with Romanesque churches, farmhouses, villas, and castles. Continue to Siena, where a local expert guide will lead you through the city's steep medieval streets to marvel at splendid palaces. Reach the Cathedral, Palazzo Comunale, and Piazza del Campo, where the Palio race takes place every year. Make a stop at a farmhouse in Chianti, where you will taste some of the best Tuscan wines, and a tasty lunch made with local produce. Continue to San Gimignano, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The guide will lead you into the heart of the village and then you will have free time to discover the beautiful squares, buildings, an...
Along the way that will lead you to Siena, stop at San Gimignano, a small and world famous walled town located on a hilltop, which remained intact through the centuries, renowned for its tall towers, wonderful frescoes and many other valuable works of art: here you will be led until the heart of the historical center, where you have free time at disposal for its fascinating discovery. Following San Gimignano, stop at the charming historical hamlet of Monteriggioni, an amazing medieval village enclosed by its famous walls, which have remained standing to this day. Enjoy some free time to visit this village. Then, crossing the gently Chianti rolling hills, arrive at a small and typical winery where you will taste 4 fantastic wines and sample balsamic vinegar and locally produced delicacies. Upon arrival in Siena, after free time for lunch (at your own expense until November 1, 2019, when...
Loved all the stops, hard to pick a favorite. The lunch and wine tasting were also very good.
Depart from Florence and drive to Siena. Take a guided tour of the city center, including Piazza del Campo. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Siena Cathedral, built in the 12th century, to discover the beauty of its treasures and works of art. There will also be free time to explore the narrow and ancient streets on your own. Then, crossing the gently rolling hills of the Chinati regiob, arrive at a small and typical winery. Taste different wines and enjoy a lunch made with fresh local produce. Arrive in Monteriggioni, where you will have a short stop to discover this small medieval village enclosed by its famous walls. Continue to San Gimignano, a walled town located on a hilltop, which remained intact through the centuries. You will have free time to explore its tall towers, beautiful frescoes, and many other valuable works of art.
Learn about the unique history of Sienna on a walking tour of the medieval old town with an informative guide. Get to know the different "contrade" or districts that make up the city and hear how they date back to medieval times. Stroll through the Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year on July 2nd and August 14th, featuring a contestant from each of the contrade. Visualize the colorful banners and crests of the competing contrade and learn how the competition has defined civic life in the city for centuries. Hear stories about the life and culture of the city from locals and visit the Museum of the Contrada for a more official account. Then head to the Duomo of Siena and check out the characteristic black and white marble interior of the cathedral designed to symbolize the black and white horses of the city's founders. Afterwards, switch gears and e...
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Amazing experience! The transportation was fantastic; the bus was spotless and comfortable. Our tour guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable and professional. Overall the tour was a 10+! The trip's highlight was the second tour lady at the first stop- Analissa (sorry if I misspelled your name). She was fantastic, funny and very knowledgeable! I wish we had more time with her! I suggest staying with the tour the whole time, especially at the first stop, so you can better experience the church. Great locations to visit and explore.
Olivia was an amazing tour guide and really interacted with the group to make you feel very welcomed. Siena was beautiful and the walking tour was very informative and really made me feel like I knew the city better. The lunch at the farm had an unforgettable view!
A super busy day with views and very enjoyable walks. You have time to take souvenir photos and explore each city as you wish. I recommend taking the meal included as it was a great experience and well worth it.
Really good day. Thank you Angela. We had the chance to discover Pise, Siena, San Gimignano in one day. Amazing lunch with view on the Chianti. Angela does everything for customers!
Very well organized. Professional guides. Beautiful places and worth the visit