Best of Tuscany from Florence

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Tour Number

Activity Level

264005


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of the van. Tour itinerary will be adjusted to maximize your experience - please mention any mobility issues to the guide at booking.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

French (advanced), German (conversational), English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Swedish (advanced), Russian (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

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.

Transportation

Private a/c minivan with professional driver. Some walking may be involved in the villages and towns.

What’s Included

Other: Tour customization, transfer by private van with professional driver, tour time with your guide, reservation of all the activities on tour (lunch, wine tasting, museum entrances).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

90 Euro - Wine tasting, museum admissions, lunch, gelato - per person.

What’s Extra

Other: Wine tasting, museum admissions, lunch, gelato, souvenirs.

A Recent Review of this tour

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 :)
Luke Hardiman

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