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!
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.
Your informative guide will take you to the Piazza dei Miracoli, discovering its monuments which are known as “miracles” because of their incredible beauty and uniqueness. Be dazzled by this marvelous square which is dominated by the Cathedral where you will visit the interior, which is typical of the distinctive Pisa Romanesque architecture. Admire the celebrated Leaning Tower, the round-shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades and its “Camposanto”, originally a cemetery, an extraordinary quadrangular cloister. The commentary of your guide will be particularly focused on the Leaning Tower, one of the wonders of the world. Be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower which stirs the imagination of all visitors. After about 1 hour of guided tour in the Square, you will have a wine tasting near the Leaning Tower, where a local expert will exp...
The tour guide, Andrea, was very knowledgeable and engaging, making the tour interesting and memorable. The wine tasting comprised three different red wines accompanied by cheese and bruchetta. Great hosts. Great value for money.
Over the course of five days, visit the most enchanting locations of Italy, soaking up art, culture, cuisine and the famous Italian romance. Led by a friendly guide, depart from Rome and visit Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Padova, Venice and Montepulciano. See masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo, Giotto, and Cimabue. Roam ancient cobbled streets, marvel at magnificent cathedrals, and taste delightful wines. This tour aims to inform and entertain you at the same time. Staying in comfy accommodation and traveling by deluxe bus, touring Italy couldn’t be easier. With 4 meals provided for you, plus an excellent itinerary and knowledgeable guides, sit back, relax and "get Italian". Day 1 Depart from Rome at 7:15 AM heading towards Assisi. Explore this tiny town dating back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and see works by Giotto and Cimabue. Afterward...
Our tour rep,, Clara, was exceptionally patient and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble. We really enjoyed this Italian adventure......
After meeting with your tour leader, you will begin your trip to Florence in a fully equipped and comfortable bus. En-route, you can prepare to enjoy a day surrounded by art and beautiful Renaissance landscapes. Allow yourself fall in love with one of the most beautiful and artistic cities in the world, Florence. You can stroll through its alleys full of history, and enjoy its charming monuments. Next, discover the most beautiful squares such as Piazza Repubblica. You can take a tour through the streets where the father of the Italian language, Dante Alighieri, used to walk, discover Piazza della Signoria, and take pictures of the emblematic Ponte Vecchio, without a doubt one of the most precious symbols of the city. If you are an art lover, you can optionally visit the Accademia Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world. There you can admire David, one of the majestic works...
It’s a whirlwind trying to see two places in that short amount of time. A lot of the time is eaten up by parking and walking to the meeting places. We had 1 hr in Pisa, but had to park 15 minutes away and walk in so we ended up with only 30 minutes
Visit three of the most famous and fascinating towns in Tuscany. Enjoy the comfort of a small group tour and learn from your expert English-speaking tour leader. First, discover the nearby town of Siena. Its historical center is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at Piazza del Campo and the majestic Siena Cathedral. After a short drive through the enchanting countryside, stop in a small, family-owned winery. Enjoy an exquisite lunch of Tuscan appetizers, pasta, and desserts paired with local wines. Next, explore San Gimignano, also known as the town of towers. Discover the fourteen medieval skyscrapers which still remain perfectly preserved. Enjoy the last stop of the day in Pisa. Visit the Square of Miracles, where you can find the iconic Leaning Tower. Spend some time snapping pictures of the famous Italian symbol. After your full-day visiting three of Tuscany’s highligh...
Enjoy Tuscany's top highlights in one day. Take this small-group tour in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. Explore the breathtaking towns of Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa. Visit Siena’s historic centre with an expert guide, then stop in the medieval town of San Gimignano. At the end explore Pisa and its Leaning Tower. Siena and San Gimignano are the symbols of Medieval and Gothic architectures; characteristic elements are the historic towers, the pointed arches, and the narrow streets. Moreover this Tuscan area is known also for its superb food specialties, such as panforte and pici, which you will surely have the chance to taste. Then head to Pisa and stand under the Leaning Tower of Pisa and walk through Piazza dei Miracoli, home of many historic sites. You will have free time to stroll around the city before returning to Florence.
Starting from Florence, you will be taken to Siena by an English-speaking driver and tour leader. You will first enjoy a guided walking tour of the ancient town, which will also let you discover Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year. You will also explore the quieter backstreets whilst learning everything about the "Contrade", the 17 Medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio. During your visit to Siena, you will also have the opportunity to have a surprise tasting of a typical product. Your journey then continues to San Gimignano, which is renowned for its "Medieval skyscrapers", high walls, and narrow streets that typify most peoples' image of a Tuscan hill town. San Gimignano is unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, fo...
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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