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From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

1. From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

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 either a small-group or private guided experience to make your trip special. Choose the lunch option to enjoy a homemade lunch paired with an informal wine tasting at a traditional wine estate in the Chianti wine region. Savor 4 regional wines at lunch and learn about their unique production techniques. Feast on an organic, farmhouse meal while you overlook the rolling vineyards under the Tuscan sun.

From Pisa: Winery Tour in the Tuscan Countryside

2. From Pisa: Winery Tour in the Tuscan Countryside

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the railway station in Pisa, and then journey into the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Head to a typical medieval village on the hillside, and then go to a local winery to take a tour with the owner or a qualified guide. Learn about life at the wine estate, and hear about the ancient techniques of producing wine in one of Italy's most notable wine regions. Investigate the process of producing olives, and then taste a selection of wines with salami and more. Sample the local extra virgin olive oil with bread, along with bread baked in a wood oven and served with jams. Vegetarian diets and food for children can be catered for on request. 

Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

3. Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

See the iconic Leaning Tower and the Duomo on this day trip to Pisa and Florence from Livorno. Travel via an air-conditioned bus end savor a tasting of local products. Follow your guide to the city’s main attractions and get free time to explore both cities at your own pace. After meeting your tour guide, begin your trip to Florence in a fully equipped and comfortable bus. Step into Florence, home to several masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Walk down its winding alleys and explore the city's iconic monuments and art galleries. Start your tour in Piazza Repubblica and follow in the footsteps of Dante Alighieri. Listen to insightful commentary as you visit the Piazza della Signoria and cross the arch bridge of Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. Enjoy free time to explore the city on your own with plenty to see, including the Accademia Gallery Museum where you can admire Michelangelo's David, or see the Florence Cathedral in Piazza del Duomo. Next, make your way to Pisa. Pass through the Santa Maria gate to Piazza dei Miracoli. Marvel at the impressive marble monuments and the green grass where you can relax or take photos of the famous Leaning Tower. Climb the Leaning Tower or go to the medieval Roman Catholic Cathedral of Pisa. Right next to the Leaning Tower, admire beautiful works of art.

Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, & Pisa with Lunch

4. Florence: Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, & Pisa with Lunch

Get lost in the beauty of Tuscany with this tour from Florence to Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, and Pisa. Have some free time to explore San Gimignano, Siena, and Pisa at your own pace.  Meet an assistant that will help you board the comfortable coach. Relax and enjoy the countryside on the drive, or make use of the free onboard Wi-Fi. Drive through Chianti vineyards on the way to Siena. Wander through the pedestrian-friendly heart of this historic hilltop town. Stroll through the medieval brick buildings of Siena with free time to see its central square Piazza del Campo, its Gothic town hall, or its 14th-century Torre del Mangia tower. Continue through the countryside and stop at a wine estate surrounded by lush rolling hills.  Sit down for a traditional Tuscan lunch which is served with a selection of delectable regional wines. Depart for the medieval UNESCO World Heritage town of San Gimignano. Walk through its cobblestone streets and small squares to uncover charming craftsmen’s shops. Pass by hilltop hamlets and churches on the way to Pisa. Admire the Field of Miracles, a green grass area dominated by the dazzling white buildings of the Cathedral. Snap an iconic picture at the Leaning Tower. View an exquisite example of Pisan Romanesque architecture at the Baptistery. return to your meeting point in Florence.

Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

5. Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

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. Afterwards drive towards Siena, whose highlight is Piazza del Campo. Continue to Florence where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner (included) and a well-deserved night of rest. Day 2: Florence After breakfast, spend the day exploring Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the Duomo, the Campanile Tower, Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch (for free) in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. In the afternoon, wander the cobbled streets or take a short, optional trip to Pisa where you could enjoy a tour of the Square of Miracles, the Leaning Tower and the Duomo. Dinner is at your leisure. Back in Florence rest in your hotel and recharge your batteries for the next day. Day 3 Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. Wander through the city’s 38 kilometers' worth of elegant arcades, for which it is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. In the afternoon, continue towards Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio Basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, famous for its quaint gondola boats and intricate architecture. Check in at your hotel and enjoy your first Venetian dinner (included) and overnight stay. Day 4: Venice Hit the water and board a private waterbus to enjoy a cruise through the canals of Venice. Stop off at Murano to learn about the ancient art of glass blowing. Continue on to St. Mark’s Square for an exterior visit of the splendid cathedral. See the Doge Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Enjoy a spritz or Prosecco with your guide to cap off a day of discovery. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel and overnight. Day 5 After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches, castles and its delicious wines. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Noble” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends.

From Pisa or Lucca: Half-Day Tuscany Chianti Wine Tasting

6. From Pisa or Lucca: Half-Day Tuscany Chianti Wine Tasting

Explore the glorious hills of Tuscany on a 4-hour tour of a picture-perfect landscape just moments from the city centers of Pisa and Lucca. Following a pick-up from either city, travel to the picturesque countryside surrounding Pisa and stop at the winery. The owner will give you an insight into the various methods that go into producing the wines and extra-virgin olive oils of the estate. After a short introduction, go to the cantina to see where the wine is aged. Then, enjoy tastings of the delicious wines. Relax on the transfer back to your hotel, enjoying views of the Tuscan landscape along the way.

Florence: Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano Day Trip with Wine

7. Florence: Siena, Pisa, and San Gimignano Day Trip with Wine

Boarding your air-conditioned coach in Florence, you will meet your tour leader who will stay with your group for the duration of your day trip. As you journey through the rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves of the Chianti region, they will tell you what to look out for in each new town. Your first stop will be the medieval town of Siena, where the Palio horse race has been held twice a year since the 17th century. When you arrive in Siena you will have free time to explore the red-bricked city and admire the magnificent Duomo di Siena which stands out with its white and greenish-black marble facade. Back aboard your coach, you will spot the iconic tower houses of San Gimignano on the skyline from miles away. This Medieval walled town will be yours to explore, as you wander back in time along the narrow streets, being able to ask your tour leader where to find the best gelato. After enough free time to explore and take pictures, rejoin the group for your complimentary glass of Chianti wine and some nibbles. The coach will then return you to Florence. Hop back on your coach and enjoy a transfer to Pisa. Here you will have free time at the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) to take pictures in front of the infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa. You will also have time to explore the lesser-known Duomo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Baptistery, before your driver returns you to Florence

Pisa Food Tour

8. Pisa Food Tour

Along with the locals, who live the city every day; you will go to the city's most popular and historic places and you will try the real "pisano" taste and flavors: starting from the typical rural Tuscan salamis and cheeses, to the traditional focaccia "cecina" (from Italian “ceci”: chickpeas), to conclude with an ice cream in one of the best ice-cream stores in the city. Within this food tour, you will have the opportunity to try the following specialties (according to the availability of raw ingredients, season and the chef’s choices): Cold meats from Tuscany : the famous tuscan cured meats along with a glass of fine red wine in the framework of one of the oldest wine bars of the city; Tuscan Soup: one of the most famous dishes of the pisan farmers' tradition: homemade bread, savoy cabbage, pork, onions, potatoes and beans. Try it in one of the oldest city restaurants! Ribollita: another dish from the farmers’ tradition, wisely prepared in the same way for generations, in one of the most typical and lively trattoria in Pisa. Pisan breed stew: rich and traditional Pisan dish, to taste in one of the best local taverns! You will not be able to taste it anywhere else! Uccelletto style beans with sausage: intense and traditional tuscan dish prepared with cannellini beans, tomato sauce, sage and black pepper and served with the delicious tuscan sausage. Cecìna: very flat focaccia, obtained by mixing chickpea flour with water, salt and olive oil. Soft inside and crisp on the outside; a real must for every visit to Pisa! Gelato “Gourmet”: an ice cream made up of rare and uncommon tastes as a the result of careful research with local, fresh products.

Pisa Cathedral Guided Tour & Wine Tasting + Leaning Tower

9. Pisa Cathedral Guided Tour & Wine Tasting + Leaning Tower

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 explain everything about the local wines. With this tour you'll have the opportunity to climb the Leaning Tower as well, if option selected. Remember that all tourists have to go to the proper left-luggage office to hand in bags/luggage before starting the visit. Kids under 8 are not allowed inside the tower.

Pisa: Private Sightseeing Tour with Duomo & Tower Entry

10. Pisa: Private Sightseeing Tour with Duomo & Tower Entry

Meet your guide in Piazza Daniele Manin then head towards Piazza dei Miracoli, one of the most famous squares in the world. As you soak up the sights of this iconic location, listen to your guide share fascinating insight into Pisa’s impressive history and architecture. Start with a visit to the Pisa Baptistery, which dates back to 1152 and boasts an incredibly intricate exterior. From there, walk to the stunning Pisa Cathedral and soak up the religious and tranquil atmosphere of this stunning building. Continue the tour to the world-famous Leaning Tower next and spend some time taking photos before going inside for a guided tour. Learn why the Pisa has its iconic tilt and hear stories of the long journey it took to build it while climbing to the top of the tower. Finally, stroll into the bustling city center and wander around the Square of the Knights, Piazza Garibaldi, and Borgo Stretto.

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What people are saying about Pisa

Our tour guide Sara was lovely and very knowledgeable about the history of Tuscany. Bravo Sara thank you to our patient driver Gaspare. The tour was jam-packed but we got to visit Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa, ss well as a winery. It was hot and exhausting, but a fun day!! Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot!!

Very nice tour to the main sites of the beautiful Tuscany. Both Siena, the wine tasting, and Pisa was great. It was a very professional setup Both the driver and the guide was doing excellent jobs. Be aware that due to large scope the it is a full day tour with fairly short time per location.

I usually do not purchase tours and hesitated to do so. However, this tour was amazing! It was well worth it and we got to see places we would have not seen otherwise. The timing at each places were great and the lunch experience was so much fun.

Guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Really enjoyed the free time with recommendations of places to go. The lunch at the vineyard was really good and I felt it was worth the money!

Fantastic tour guide, lovely food and amazing scenery.