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From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

4.7 / 5

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From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

From £85.27 per person

Spend a day in the Tuscan countryside and discover the charms of medieval San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. Learn about ancient Chianti winemaking traditions, enjoy lunch at a winery, and taste Brunello of Montalcino wines in a local wine cellar.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Siena.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit medieval San Gimignano, the Town of Fine Towers
  • Marvel at the 13th-century crown-shaped fortress in Monteriggioni
  • Explore the Chianti region, and enjoy a wine tasting and light lunch
  • Taste world-renowned Brunello of Montalcino at a local wine cellar
Full description
The first part of your full-day tour begins with a visit to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano, the City of Fine Towers, a UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site. Armed with helpful information from your tour escort you’ll have free time to explore the town’s historical center and browse its artisan shops. San Gimignano is also the birthplace of Vernaccia, a white wine produced exclusively in the area. The wine is noted for its high quality and for being the first Italian DOCG wine. The tour continues on to Monteriggioni, the ancient crown-shaped fortress that appeared on Italy’s old 100-Lire currency. The 13th-century walls feature 14 towers that Dante likened to the giants in his Inferno. Afterwards, you’ll stop at a winery for a lunch of salami, cheese, and other local products, accompanied by a tasting of Chianti wines. Visit Val d’Orcia, another Tuscan jewel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Montalcino, perched on a hill overlooking 1,500 hectares of Brunello vineyards that have contributed to the area’s international reputation. The final stop of the day will be a local wine cellar, where you’ll have a chance to taste the renowned Brunello of Montalcino, rated among the finest Italian DOCG wines. Sample other typical local products as well.
Includes
  • Expert bilingual (English/Italian) tour escort
  • Visit to San Gimignano (with free time)
  • Lunch and wine tasting at a farm in the Chianti region
  • Visit to Montalcino and its fortress (with a brief shopping stop)
  • Wine tasting at a renowned winery in Montalcino
  • Samples of typical Tuscan bruschetta, salami, and cheeses
  • Opportunity to purchase wine from the winery at special prices (shipping available to most countries)
  • Pick-up service (on request)
  • Travel by air-conditioned minivan (maximum of 8 people)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    • For light lunch a vegetarian menu is available upon request.
    • Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs.
    • In the absence of the documents required for COVID-19 security measures, it will not be possible to participate in the activity and no refund will be made.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 51 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Great company although we didn't know each other; driver-guide (Carlo) courteous and helpful. visited two different wineries but with excellent hospitality and excellent wines. Clear presentation. Close-knit and fun group. San Gimignano beautiful and fascinating, short time but only 90 minutes. Montalcino also a beautiful town adequate time for the visit.

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    27 July 2021

    My wife and I enjoyed the experience. If you want a hardcore wine tour, this is not for you. But if you want a tour of Of beautiful Tuscany, see San Gimignano and Montalcino, and check out a couple wineries, this is perfect. We enjoyed both wineries very much and we appreciated that the driver of our tour bus would stop at picturesque locations so we could get great pics of San Gimignano from a distance and the Chianti valley. It was more of a 10 hour tour than 11 but fun nonetheless.

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    23 September 2019

    Excellent option to know regions of Tuscany

    Excellent ride. With free time to know the cities, great wine tasting and a very good light lunch. It was fantastic, because I had initially rented a car, but due to the driver's license requirement plus the international license, I canceled the car reservation. It was a great option. I was very pleased. Very friendly guide ... all very punctual ... strongly recommend ..

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    20 August 2019

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