Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti with Wine Tasting
Our day starts in Chianti, the famous wine region of Tuscany, where we visit several typical Medieval hamlets and admire breathtaking views of the vineyards and olive groves. We then visit a wine estate (set either in a Medieval village, a Renaissance villa, a castle or a monastery) to tour the canteens, the olive press, and savor the best local wines. After lunch in a local trattoria with typical Tuscan dishes, we head to Siena, a perfectly preserved town with pre-Renaissance architecture. Here, we admire the Piazza del Campo - the setting of a famous horse race - and the cathedral, perhaps the most ornate in Tuscany. Our day ends in San Gimignano, a "Medieval Manhattan" town, where we savor the best gelato in Tuscany, admire gorgeous frescoes and, for the brave, climb one of the first skyscrapers.
8AM: Pick-up in your hotel in Florence
9AM: arrive in Chianti, explore three villages and beautiful landscapes
11:30AM: visit a local wine producer, wine tasting, lunch
2:30PM: visit Siena (cathedral and/or town hall), time for shopping
5:30PM: visit San Gimignano (main church and/or one of the towers), gelato
8PM: return to your hotel in Florence
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Reception of your hotel in Florence.
End location: Reception of your hotel in Florence.
Duration: 12 hours
12 hours is the maximum tour duration, which can be shortened to fit a tighter schedule.
Private a/c minivan with professional driver. Some walking may be involved in the villages and towns.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
90 Euro - Wine tasting, museum admissions, lunch, gelato - per person.
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Anna was an excellent guide and really knows Florence & Tuscany extremely well. She consistently went out of her way to make sure we had the best possible day tour of Tuscany, based on our specific interests. We were picked up at our hotel in a Mercedes van and taken all over Tuscany, from Florence to Chianti, to Siena, San Gimignano and back to a great little restaurant in Florence for dinner (Anna's suggestion). Highly recommended. Also an expert on EU constitutional law, if you're interested :)