Tuscan 1 Day: Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Chianti
- 8:45 AM
Meeting PointPiazza Adua, in front of Burger King (Near Santa Maria Novella Train Station)
- Visit San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Discover the views in Monteriggioni, a dazzling hilltop town
- Take a guided tour of Siena and visit its cathedral
- Wine tasting is provided in a farmhouse located in the heart of Chianti
First, you will cross the beautiful Chianti hills as you ride south from Florence in an air-conditioned GT Coach. You will arrive at San Gimignano, a medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. San Gimignano is famous for its white wine, the world-renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers! Take time to wind your way through the narrow streets and admire the landscape.
Your tour will make its second stop in Siena. Here you will find the Piazza del Campo, famous for the Palio Horse Race and for its splendid examples of Gothic civic architecture. You can also visit the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico with its Torre del Mangia.
Continuing south, the tour will make a stop in Monteriggioni, where the medieval city walls remain intact. The main piazza, the Piazza Roma, is the perfect place to savor the history of the town and relive the atmosphere of olden times - while enjoying a well-earned ice-cream!
Finally, the tour heads to the Chianti area, where you will enjoy postcard-perfect landscapes. Conclude your day at a famous wine estate where you can taste fine Chianti red wine along with homemade snacks.
- Tranportation in a GT Coach fitted with sound amplifying system, air-conditioning and all modern conveniences
- Expert multilingual escort
- Free tour of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni
- Guided tour of Siena
- Visit to a famous estate with tour of the wine cellars and sampling of wines, oil and balsamic vinegar
- Snack with sliced cold meats and typical salami
- Possibility of buying wine, oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese and aromatic herbs from the estate at advantageous prices
- Pick-up on request (depending on agency availability)
What's Not Included
- Drop off
Good to Know
It was a great experience. I met a lot of people and the tour was great
Telephone operators were extremely helpful and will go out of their way to accommodate your needs. If the guide on the bus is "Frederica" be prepared for someone bossy and with an attitude. Always reminding you to hurry up. Perhaps she forgets that senior citizens can't walk as fast. She also didn't have a microphone, we all had to gathered close to her to hear what she said. She didn't like to repeat herself, when a question was asked, she gave short answers and said: "let's continue." 3 minutes into the bus ride back, I realized I left my camera on the wine tasting table, she was annoyed that I had to go back and get it, although all the passengers understood. On the plus side, Claudia, the tour guide at the square was knowledgeable, had a microphone, and gave a comprehensive description of what we were looking at, and the history of the town. I was looking forward to this tour, but ended up being disappointed. Perhaps with a different tour guide it would be better. Good luck
it was a great tour. Rubina was very professional was the best tour ever!!!
It was a very fun day. Did have a hiccup at the beginning where the local tour company couldn't find my booking but once that was resolved the rest of the day was good
This trip was very interesting and a lot to see in just one day. To make this trip even better, the tour operator could reduce the time i Siena by 30 minutes and add 15 minutes to Monteriggioni and 15 minutes to San Gimignano. Only one thing missing in this GetYourGuide booking, we had to call the tour company to arrange the included free pick up from our hotel. If you do not know and just book the tour from this site, you will probably not be picked up, instead you will have a nice walk to the departure point.