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  • From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Day Trip with Siena Cathedral and Lunch

    1. From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Day Trip with Siena Cathedral and Lunch

    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.

  • From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    2. From Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip with Lunch

    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 ...

  • San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Guided Tour from Florence

    3. San Gimignano, Siena, Chianti Guided Tour from Florence

    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.

  • San Gimignano: Duomo Entrance Ticket

    4. San Gimignano: Duomo Entrance Ticket

    The Duomo di San Gimignano is undoubtedly among the most significant monuments of the city. The church walls are entirely covered with frescoes that tell the stories of the Old and New Testament painted by famous painters of the fourteenth century Sienese school. In the Cathedral, you can also admire a Renaissance jewel, the Santa Fina Chapel: this masterpiece is dedicated to the dear saint in San Gimignano which was hit by a serious illness as a young girl and she wanted to lie down for the rest of his days on a wooden board that at the time of her death, flourished yellow violets. Every year in March, the Santa Fina violets bloom blooming amid the hard stones of the towers that make up the famous profile of the medieval city.

  • Tuscan Wine Tasting Tour

    5. Tuscan Wine Tasting Tour

    Have an unforgettable vacation and join this tour to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the winery and tour staff in the welcome center for a short walking tour of the historic property. This tour is specifically organized for the San Gimignano winery, to provide you with several wonderful opportunities to discover and learn the history behind wine production. With this one hour wine tasting tour, you will taste 11 different Tuscan products, including appetizers and dessert with a special wine tasting and wine pairing food class. This tour gives you the opportunity to spend one hour learning and participating in the San Gimignano winery, and tasting delicious Tuscan products.

  • Tuscany: Full–Day Countryside Tour with Lunch from Florence

    6. Tuscany: Full–Day Countryside Tour with Lunch from Florence

    Hop aboard your minibus at 7:45 AM and drive for around an hour through the Tuscan countryside. Enter the heart of Siena, and start the visit with your guide. Take off through the town's narrow streets and hear stories about Siena as you go. Skip the 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. After your walking tour, enjoy some free time to enjoy Siena at your own leisure. Move on to San Gimignano, and admire the unique Tuscan landscape as you drive through marvelous scenery surrounded by olive trees, vines and old stone buildings on your way. Stop at a family owned wine estate to relax and enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch for a taste of country hospitality. After lunch, take an easy drive to San Gimignano to finish your day. Famous for its splendid skyline of tall medieval ...

    This tour was well run and made the perfect stops with the perfect amount of time at each stop. Stefano, our driver, and Alessandro, our tour guide, we’re amazing and so patient. Especially because we were traveling with 4 small children. The tour bus was super clean and fairly new (with air conditioning, a must in the Summer!). I highly recommend this tour if you want a taste of Tuscany and only have a day. Also, it was very family friendly.

  • San Gimignano: Romantic Candle-lit Dinner and Wine Tasting

    7. San Gimignano: Romantic Candle-lit Dinner and Wine Tasting

    Settle down in a room styled for the occasion, decorated with romance and illuminated with candle lights to make your dinner really special. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a host for a brief walking tour of this historic property. Then, sit down for a candle-lit dinner with your partner or with a friend, and savor a delicious 4-course menu paired with excellent wines. Make sure to come prepared for making romantic memories! Sample menu:

    • Appetizers: Tuscan cheeses and salami, bruschetta and snack
    • First course: truffle lasagna
    • Second course: toasted meat with vegetables
    • Dessert: vanilla ice cream with balsamic vinegar
    Wine tour includes tastings of:
    • Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G.
    • Cabernet Bartolomeo Riserva I.G.T.
    • Merlot Baldassarre Riserva I.G.T.
    • Syrah Cavaliere Riserva I.G....

  • Tuscany: 2-Hour Homemade Pasta Cooking Class & Wine Tasting

    8. Tuscany: 2-Hour Homemade Pasta Cooking Class & Wine Tasting

    Choose from a midday or evening class and meet your chef at the designated winery. Head into the kitchen and set about learning to make home-made pasta. Learn to knead, cut, roll, and fill ravioli, and how to mix, cut, and form dumplings, noodles, and other varieties. The chefs’ recipes you follow are based on freshness, high-quality local ingredients, Italian traditions, and in-depth experience. Then, enjoy three varieties of pasta dish for lunch or dinner, including tortellini, ravioli, and carbonara. After your cooking class, enjoy a tour of the wine estate and tastings of 15 of the estate’s products, including new-release and vintage wines, olive oils, and balsamic vinegar. Sample menu: • Appetizer: Tuscan crostini, tomato crostini, sausage crostini • Main course: the three types of pasta you have prepared, together with their sauces • Dessert: cantuccini biscuit...

  • Private Guided Tour in San Gimignano

    9. Private Guided Tour in San Gimignano

    Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour and where you'll discover the unique histories of noble families that lived once in San Gimignano. At Cistern Piazza, taste a famous ice cream that has won many prizes. At the Piazza Duomo square, you will admire the Public Palace and the wonderful Cathedral. If you choose to visit the palace, you will explore the Civic Museum and the highest tower in the town, from where you can take wonderful pictures of the surrounding landscapes. If you prefer to enter the Cathedral, you will be able to admire well-preserved frescoes. Witness panoramic views from the Montestaffoli Fortress where the Vernaccia Museum is also situated. DOCG white wine is produced in this area. The guide will suggest that you have a toast in a wine shop (at a little extra cost).

  • Poggibonsi: Family Friendly Italian Cooking Class

    10. Poggibonsi: Family Friendly Italian Cooking Class

    Make your way to the venue for your cooking class, in the city center of San Gimignano. Embark on an incredible, educational, and fun culinary experience for the whole family. Learn how to cook traditional, authentic dishes, that truly represent the culture of Italy. Enjoy a family friendly day, where the children, teenagers, and adults can all participate and work together. Make use of the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, to make a range of starters, homemade pasta and different sauces. Finish your day by making the famous Italian dessert, tiramisu with seasonal fruits. Bring your newfound discoveries home with you, as you memorize the special recipes you cook from. 

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What people are saying about San Gimignano

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

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.

It was a great way to see a lot of Tuscany in one day. The trip was long but not too exhausting, there was good amount of free time. I recommend Lorenzo as the guide! He is very friendly and helpful.

Ι have participated to this travel/activity with my sons, two adolescent boys and it was really great!!!! We have really enjoyed it!! Our guide Karmen was amazing. Thank you for all!

Excellent excursion with free time. The LUCAS guide helps you in everything and is very professional. The local guide DAVINIA very expert in her explanations I recommend her 100%

Everything about this tour was great, the guide, the activities, bus. Just everything!