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 ...
Explore the heart of beautiful Tuscany on a full-day tour of the towns of San Gimignano and Siena, then discover the bucolic wine region of Chianti. Departing from Florence by luxury air-conditioned bus, your first stop will be the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, one of the most splendid examples of an Italian medieval town. Distinguished by its famous towered skyline, San Gimignano stands along the Via Francigena on the hills of the Upper Val D’Elsa. Also famous for its Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, saffron, and precious Santa Fina pottery, it is an excellent place to get acquainted with the Tuscan environment. You will enjoy some free time to stroll through the town on your own and explore its beautiful squares, architecture, churches, and side streets. Afterwards you will head out to a unique location in the Chianti countryside to enjoy a wine tasting. Once you hop o...
Incredible expérience in a small group with a perfectly managed timing. The tour of Sienna light have been a bit more détailed otherwise everything was well above my expectations ! I definitely recommend.
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.
An old riding school situated in a tranquil and peaceful area of Castellina in Chianti immersed between the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. After a short journey on a private air-conditioned minivan, the horses will be there waiting for you. Don’t worry if you haven’t ridden a horse before, the experienced staff will make sure you feel confident before leaving for a ride. You will ride through lush vineyards, native woods, olive groves and rolling hills for a collection of breath taking and unforgettable views.
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...
The day starts with pickup from the Budget Tours office where the group will be taken in an air-conditioned van to the Chianti region. Upon arrival, a local English-speaking guide will share some information on the region before giving a brief safety demonstration and assigning the Vespas. The tour then starts on quiet and scenic roads, passing vineyards, cypresses, and rural Tuscan houses. Upon arrival to the Medieval town of San Gimignano, guests will marvel at the tower-filled skyline while enjoying a refreshing gelato from a famous local Gelateria. Maps will be provided with tips on the best places to visit and guests will have 1 hour to explore the town at their own pace. When hunger strikes, the group gathers back together at a local winery to share an authentic Tuscan meal combined with a light wine and olive oil tasting. After a day full of sightseeing, the group returns...
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.
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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