Discover the beauty of Tuscany and visit its medieval cities and towns on a guided excursion from Florence. You’ll explore the World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, Pisa, and Siena. Enjoy local foods and wines at lunch.
What to Expect
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 accompanied by two excellent products of the estate itself, a "Riserva" and an IGP wine. Take your time after lunch to wander about and relax in the villa's lushious gardens.
After lunch, the tour continues with a visit to San Gimignano, the medieval town that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Then you’ll follow the scenic roads of the Chianti region to Siena, the city of the Palio. Meet your local guide for a tour of the city, and see its important monuments, palazzos, and piazzas. Visit Piazza del Campo, where the Palio di Siena horse race is run, and Piazza del Duomo, where you’ll have a chance to admire both the exterior and interior of the magnificent cathedral.
After some free time in Siena you’ll head back to Florence.
- Transportation by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
- Expert multi-lingual escorts
- Free time in Pisa and San Gimignano
- Wine route in a Chianti estate with wine tastings and guided visits
- Lunch consisting of typical Tuscan dishes (a vegetarian menu is available on request)
- Guided tour of Siena
- Free pick up on request
What's Not Included
- Drop off (available on request at an additional fee)
What to Remember
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Starting from Nov. 1 2016 tours in German are no longer available.
Please be aware that entrance to Siena Cathedral is not available on Sundays (until Nov. 1 2016).