Art and Wine

Tour Number

Activity Level

399154


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

Day Trip from Florence to Chianti and San Gimignano


Experience the Tuscan countryside, savouring its art, history and wine. In this specially-designed day trip, we combine 2 quintessential locations in Tuscany: Chianti wine country + the hilltop town of San Gimignano.
Meet your driver and guide in Florence then head south to the famed area between Florence and Siena - Chianti. Admire picture-perfect hills dotted with ancient farmhouses and castles, pristine vineyards and shimmering olive groves. Stop in a quaint village. Visit a well-known winery to taste Chianti Classico, a blend based on the Sangiovese grape. Enjoy a traditional restaurant lunch, then head to San Gimignano, the 'Medieval Manhattan' famous for its many surviving towers. Stroll through the town, explore quaint alleys offering stunning views beyond the city walls, shop for local artisanal products, and even choose to visit the Collegiate church with 14th-century frescoes or climb the Town Hall tower.
Not to be missed is a world-champion gelato.

Itinerary

Departure from accommodation (locations other than Florence on request, with a supplement. Please ask for a customized tour).
Arrival in countryside village after about 45 minutes.
Winery visit with tasting
Lunch with suggestions
Early afternoon arrival in San Gimignano
Return to Florence at the end of the day.

Duration 8-9 hours.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your accommodation in Florence.

End location: At your accommodation in Florence.

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

The tour is 8-9 hours, it depends on the end of the day traffic.

Transportation

Private transportation with licensed professional driver in modern a/c mini-van

What’s Included

Curated itinerary planning, friendly professional guide/escort for the entire day, transportation by private a/c minivan with professional driver, gas, tolls, local taxes, winery and lunch reservations, adjusting tour to your schedule.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 Euro - €20-€30 p/person for winery
€30 p/person for lunch
payment can be paid directly at the venues

What’s Extra

Wine tasting, lunch, snacks
Any extra entries in San Gimignano.

* For groups larger than 6, a larger air-conditioned vehicle with driver is available upon request (15-18 seats) - please ask for a quote.

Restrictions

I am not a driver, however I can arrange professional transportation when necessary.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

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Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/ChiantiSanGimignanoPrivateDayTourFromFlorence

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