San Gimignano, Siena, and Chianti Full Day Tour

 
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Highlights:

Escape the bustle of Florence for a day and explore the beautiful Tuscan countryside

Drive through the gently rolling hills of the Val D’Elsa in luxury, air-conditioned coaches

Visit the medieval town of San Gimignano, home to Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine and saffron

Explore the immaculate town of Siena, world-renowned for its Palio horse race

Sample wines at a Chianti Classico winery

Enjoy a delicious light lunch of sliced cold meats, bruschetta, salami, and cheeses

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Overview:

Enjoy a full-day tour of Tuscany’s villages and wine regions from Florence and travel into the heart of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Visit the town of San Gimignano, the wine territory of Chianti, and the medieval town of Siena.

Description:

Explore the heart of beautiful Tuscany on a full-day tour of the towns of San Gimignano and Siena, then discover the bucolic wine region of Chianti. Departing from Florence by luxury air-conditioned bus, your first stop will be the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, one of the most splendid examples of an Italian medieval town.

Distinguished by its famous towered skyline, San Gimignano stands along the Via Francigena on the hills of the Upper Val D’Elsa. Also famous for its Vernaccia di San Gimignano wine, saffron, and precious Santa Fina pottery, it is an excellent place to get acquainted with the Tuscan environment. You will enjoy some free time to stroll through the town on your own and explore its beautiful squares, architecture, churches, and side streets.

Continue to Siena for a guided tour of its enchanting architectural styles, including the Cathedral and Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) in Piazza del Campo. The famous shell-shaped square provides the stage for the thrilling Palio horse race, run twice every summer.

In the afternoon you will tour the Chianti Classico area, taking in charming scenic views. Here you will have the pleasure of touring a famous wine estate where Chianti Classico, oil, balsamic vinegar, and aromatic herbs are all produced. Enjoy a delicious lunch of sliced cold meats, bruschetta, salami, pasta, and cheeses before your return journey to Florence.

What's Included:

• Air-conditioned bus or minivan transport
• 2 hours of free time in San Gimignano
• Lunch – vegetarian menu available upon request
• 3 hours of free time in Siena
• Visit to the Monteriggioni fortress

What's Not Included:

• Admission to Siena Cathedral – available at an additional cost upon request

Good to Know:

• Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time.
• Please provide the name of your hotel, where you will receive round-trip train tickets to and from Florence. Once in Florence, you need to reach the meeting point on your own.

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  • Rating: 4 “worth going”

    Reviewed by Simon from Mosta, Malta on July 27th, 2014 This day tour is worth going as it removes the hassles of travelling by bus between San Gimingano and Siena. The wine tasting wass great and would not have been possible if going around by bus


  • Rating: 4 “A great day in Tuscany!”

    Reviewed by Yves from Montreal, Canada on July 23rd, 2014 We were a bit worried that a tour group would be a bit "stifling" for us, but we ended up having a great day! Our guide, Cara, was warm, personable and knew a lot about the region, and the day was planned in a way that gave us the chance to see a lot and also have free time on our own. San Gimignano and Siena are spectacular, and well worth the visit. And the lunch and wine tasting at the winery was delicious, relaxed and very informative. Overall, a great day!


  • Rating: 4 “Good quick trip”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Manchester, United Kingdom on July 23rd, 2014 Good


  • Rating: 5 “very nice day”

    Reviewed by Joseph from Peachtree City, United States on July 20th, 2014 Everything was great with only 2 complaints. Our time in Siena was shortened to 2 hours instead of 3 (I guess we were over time somewhere else). Also, the guide in Siena used a transmitter system that wasn't very good . You would hear too much background noise. They probably weren't necessary anyway, since we were outside the whole time.


  • Rating: 5 “Enjoyable , would diffidently book another tour !”

    Reviewed by John from San Mateo, United States on July 16th, 2014 Chianti wine tour
    Pick up for hotel very convienent, on time
    Tour as described , Francesca very professional, kind and attentive!
    Bus was clean modern and driver top notch


  • Rating: 5 “good arrangement, allowing tourists to experience the beauty of Tuscan”

    Reviewed by Katherine from Markham, Canada on July 16th, 2014 The tour gave me an excellent glimpse of the country side. The towns are incredibly beautiful, and wine tasting was also good. Tour guide was very friendly and responsible; would highly recommend to first timers to Tuscany!


  • Rating: 4 “Good Basic Tour of Tuscany”

    Reviewed by Selma from Elkins Park, United States on July 2nd, 2014 This tour included the basic sights in a comfortable bus with a friendly guide. It also included a lot of time for shopping.


  • Rating: 4 “Magic Toscany”

    Reviewed by EKATERINA from St-Petersburg, Russia on June 24th, 2014 A fascinating tour of Tuscany.


  • Rating: 5 “it was very nice”

    Reviewed by Raul from Tarragona, Spain on June 21st, 2014 The lunch was a little poor.
    I would have like more time because i had to choose visit the village or some museum or take a coffee or shopping.i understand it was many villages to visit despite of these things i m satisfied with the tour and punctuality. The guide Francesca was very Kind.


  • Rating: 2 “Not what I expected”

    Reviewed by Sally from Toronto, Canada on June 17th, 2014 The tour was a bit disorganized. When we got to San Gimignano, they tour guide left us on our own without any description of the space and building. The wine tour was only 1 hour, it seemed like it would be longer. When we got to Siena the tour guide on the grounds didn't speak English very clearly. I can go on and on, but certainly a disappointing tour.

    The driver was great however!


  • Rating: 5 “Well organised and on time”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from FLEET, United Kingdom on June 11th, 2014 We felt that it was it was a well conducted tour with a good balance of free time and informative guides. The tour leader was very experienced and although mainly used English was able to communicate effectively with the non English speaking members of the group.


  • Rating: 5 “Great way to visit some of the most beautiful sights of Tuscany”

    Reviewed by Rodrigo from Berlin, Germany on June 3rd, 2014 Our guide, Alessandra, was great, very helpful and informative. This tour is a very nice (and cheap!) way to visit the gorgeous cities of San Gimignano and Siena. The Chianti winery lunch was very fun also because of the staff in there. Great tour!


  • Rating: 4 “Wonderful wine tour”

    Reviewed by Kim from St. John's, Canada on May 22nd, 2014 We can definately say that the trip to San Gimignano was awesome. Great scenery and the town was adorable. After that was the wine tasting, which was excellent. However, the time spent in Siena was far too long with little to see after arriving in the town center. However, we were then left for two full hours with nothing to do or see. The last stop was merely filler and a complete waste of time. All in alll. it was a very relaxed tour but too long for what was seen.. If it had included Pisa and much shorter time in Siena, and the last stop omitted, then it would have been 100% perfect.


  • Rating: 5 “Amazing, one of the best tours- not to be missed.”

    Reviewed by Jill from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom on May 20th, 2014 The guides were excellent and informative.Could have spent a whole day in each place. The sights and views were absolutely amazing , not to be missed, a tour that you will never forget.


  • Rating: 4 “Excellent”

    Reviewed by Hsioa-Tzu from Zhongli, Taiwan on May 15th, 2014 Beautiful tour


  • Rating: 5 “It's a great trip to Tuscany!”

    Reviewed by Jesse from Omaha, United States on May 14th, 2014 Is a great trip and we had a very nice lunch! I would recommend this to anyone!pb


  • Rating: 5 “Outstanding! Great guide, wonderful time!”

    Reviewed by Steve from Omaha, United States on May 7th, 2014 ONLY ADVICE: check the meeting point for departure. Ours was not exactly correct. Otherwise a wonderful day. I'd do it again tomorrow!


  • Rating: 5 “Fantastic experience!”

    Reviewed by Anthony from Colorado Springs, United States on April 11th, 2014 This was a great experience, one of the best parts of the trip for sure! Definitely the best way to see the small old towns and cheapest wine tour. Highly recommended!


  • Rating: 5 “Wonderful day trip in Tuscany”

    Reviewed by Mica from Mountain View, United States on April 5th, 2014 This was a beautiful adventure and was accurate to the description. The coach was comfortable, our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us on track and informed throughout our journey. For all that was provided and all of the stops we made, was definitely a great value for the price!


  • Rating: 4 “It was a great experience”

    Reviewed by Eldisa from Tirana, Albania on January 27th, 2014 We liked a lot the tour and the guides especially Amadeus and the tour guide in Siena ( a guy for the English group). The places we visited are great to see. The wine tasting and the food was rather poor and the place we eat lunch was cold. But this does not underestimate the whole tour which was great. In Siena we wanted to see the library inside the cathedral but we were not informed that we had to pay extra. This was not a problem for us but we were told to get out to buy the ticket. It would be good to advise participants in the tour before entering the Siena cathedral if they want to get e ticket for the library before entering.


  • Rating: 4 “Highly reccommend!”

    Reviewed by Kali from Wisconsin, United States on January 11th, 2014 GREAT deal! Very fun and informative. Great opportunity to see a lot of Italy and try a lot of new things! Plenty of free time, too.


  • Rating: 5 “wonderful”

    Reviewed by Alexandre from Londrina, Brazil on December 9th, 2013 Wonderful places in one day.


  • Rating: 4 “very long day lots of walking but wonderful”

    Reviewed by Lesley from Sandbach, United Kingdom on November 4th, 2013 This was a well organised tour is exceptionally busy areas i.e. Siena. The tour was excellent and informative. Perhaps the guided tour in siena needed the microphone as it was very busy and loud but it was not working for some reason. San Gimignano was pretty and quieter. Wonderful ice-cream especially the chocolate orange one yum. The tour guide Brando was fab and very patient. The wine at the vineyard was very expensive but was in the top 5 so expected. The food and wine was wonderful. The facilities perhaps needed looking at and perhaps more ladies toilets needed.


  • Rating: 5 “Excellent tour guide he made the experience(Brando)”

    Reviewed by Adrienne from St. Catharines, Canada on October 29th, 2013 Brando was passionate about this tour and it showed with his knowledge and love for this area. We meet amazing people on this tour and it was greAt from the start right to the finish, he paid close attention to detail. This is the people you wAnt to go with for a tour!!!!!!'two thumbs up:))))))!


  • Rating: 5 “Great! A Must do!”

    Reviewed by Thiago from Jacareí, Brazil on October 29th, 2013 We loved it!
    Meeting Sienna is something that everybody should do once.
    The wine tasting was awesome.


  • Rating: 5 “Great Tour to Tuscany”

    Reviewed by Ka Young from Seoul, South Korea on October 20th, 2013 I felt like this tour was one of the best parts of my 8-days in Italy. Everything exceeded my expectations- particularly enjoyed exploring Sienna. Highly recommend!


  • Rating: 5 “Great tour”

    Reviewed by Nick from Burlington, Canada on October 1st, 2013 You get to see 3 awesome places in Tuscany in 1 day and the tour was affordable.

    I really liked San Gimignano. Would have liked more time there, but no worries. I'll go back on my own in the future. Glad that I had a chance to see it.

    Sienna was nice too. The 1hr guided tour was interesting. The town has a cool history.

    The Poggio winery was nice in the Classico region of Chianti.A small family run operation. Lunch was decent and the wine was very good. I would have liked to try more, but no big deal. I didn't end up buying any of their wine as I found it to be expensive. Found similar quality wine in supermarkets for 1/2 the price anyway.

    Tina the guide was good. She spoke perfect English, Spanish and Italian.


  • Rating: 5 “A great day out in Tuscany, we highly recommend this tour to everyone.”

    Reviewed by Lorraine from Ashmore, Australia on September 28th, 2013 Very well organised tour with friendly informative staff. Plenty of free time in San Gimiagno and Siena. We really enjoyed the lunch and wine tasting in Chianti.


  • Rating: 4 “Nice way to experience chanti winery & siena”

    Reviewed by Monica from Strathfield, Australia on September 7th, 2013 Nice staff, lunch & easy way to get to see Siena & San Gimignano!


  • Rating: 4 “amazing trip,”

    Reviewed by DESPINA from LIMASSOL, Cyprus on July 30th, 2013 Great tour ,well organised ,our tour guide Antonio was very friendly and well prepared.the wine tasting was very pleasant experience


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  • “wonderful”

    “Wonderful places in one day.”

    Alexandre from Londrina, Brazil

  • “Simply amazing!!!”

    “Really enjoyed this tour - very well organised and the talented guide made the tour a success!”

    John from Attard, Malta

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