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From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

1. From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Optional Lunch and Wine

Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience to make your trip special. Choose the lunch option to enjoy a homemade lunch paired with an informal wine tasting at a traditional wine estate in the Chianti wine region. Savor 4 regional wines at lunch and learn about their unique production techniques. Feast on an organic, farmhouse meal while you overlook the rolling vineyards under the Tuscan sun.

From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

2. From Florence: Tuscany Wine Tasting Full-Day Trip

Join this fun day trip to the Chianti countryside by van. Visit two local wineries and taste their flavorful wines, as well as local produce samples. Walk through the streets of San Gimignano at your own pace, discovering this charming town first-hand. Head straight to a wine tasting school to taste 4 different types of wines, a 30-year-old balsamic vinegar, and truffle extra virgin olive oil. Learn how to recognize the different flavors and develop your taste buds together with a wine producer. Move onto a local winery facing the famous towers of San Gimignano. Let the winemakers guide you through the vineyards and the cellars and share the secrets of wine and oil production. At this winery, take the opportunity to buy their local products and wine at a convenient cost to bring back home or to ship to friends and family. In the afternoon, enjoy visiting and spending time wandering through the narrow streets of San Gimignano at your own pace. Shop 'til you drop and enjoy gelato from the world-champion ice-cream making gelateria. Your departure from San Gimignano is at 3:45 PM with an estimated travel time of 1 hour and 10 minutes. You'll arrive back in Florence at about 5 PM.

From San Gimignano: Chianti by E-Bike with Wine Tasting

3. From San Gimignano: Chianti by E-Bike with Wine Tasting

There is no better way than by bicycle to discover the beauty and richness of this part of Italy, sharing in the passion for cycling, art, food and wine. The tour takes place in Tuscany, more specifically, in the magnificent landscapes surrounding Siena. There are, in fact, the most beautiful areas and also the most suitable for a cycling trip through Tuscany. From the seat of your electric bike, you will discover how Tuscany life flow slowly yet incessantly, creating a natural equilibrium among art, culture, and nature. Tuscany is paradise for a cycling tourist, who will be greeted by gently rolling hills embellished with winding dirt roads, curving pathways, vineyards, and shaded country roads. All of these splendors are framed by a surprisingly varied landscape where you will be able to discover abbeys, rural churches and castles. The landscape is characterized by the deep red earth, and alternates between fields of sunflowers and vineyards, and is punctuated by ancient castles and medieval hamlets. Many panoramic views allow you to see all the way to San Gimignano, overlooking forests of beautiful Italian oak and corbezzoli. The tour is crowned with a visit to the splendid medieval for tress of Monteriggioni. 

San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

4. San Gimignano and Volterra: Day Tour from Siena

Start your day tour with a scenic drive from Siena to San Gimignano. Stop in Monteriggioni to see the well-preserved fortress built in the 13th century. Explore San Gimignano, admiring its many medieval towers. Recently listed by UNESCO, the town also boasts numerous artisanal boutiques. Head to a small family-run farm to enjoy lunch made with the farm’s seasonal products. Taste dishes prepared with saffron, and accompanied by Vernaccia wine. Continue to Volterra, stopping at a small alabaster workshop to see the ancient art of sculpting. In Volterra, admire the harmonious blend of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance styles as you walk along the streets of the historic center.

From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

5. From Siena: San Gimignano, Montalcino & Wine Tasting

The first part of your full-day tour begins with a visit to the walled medieval town of San Gimignano, the City of Fine Towers. Armed with helpful information from your tour escort you’ll have free time to explore the town’s historical center and browse its artisan shops. San Gimignano is also the birthplace of Vernaccia, a white wine produced exclusively in the area. The wine is noted for its high quality and for being the first Italian DOCG wine. The tour continues on to Monteriggioni, the ancient crown-shaped fortress that appeared on Italy’s old 100-Lire currency. The 13th-century walls feature 14 towers that Dante likened to the giants in his Inferno. Afterwards, you’ll stop at a winery for a lunch of salami, cheese, and other local products, accompanied by a tasting of Chianti wines. Visit Val d’Orcia, another Tuscan jewel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to Montalcino, perched on a hill overlooking 1,500 hectares of Brunello vineyards that have contributed to the area’s international reputation. The final stop of the day will be a local wine cellar, where you’ll have a chance to taste the renowned Brunello of Montalcino, rated among the finest Italian DOCG wines. Sample other typical local products as well.

Siena San Gimignano Private Full-Day Tour by Deluxe Car

6. Siena San Gimignano Private Full-Day Tour by Deluxe Car

Explore Tuscany on this tour of quaint towns and cities. After pick-up from your hotel, the tour will make its first stop in Monteriggioni. Here you can explore a medieval walled town built by the Sienese in the early 13th century. The tour continues to Siena where you will discover one of the most beautiful cities of Tuscany. Siena is famous for its annual historic horse-race, the "Palio," and for its Duomo, an art-filled cathedral that features works by Michelangelo and Donatello. Make your final stop in San Gimignano, one of the most charming and picturesque Tuscan hill towns. Medieval towers dominate the landscape of this UNESCO World Heritage town in a manner that is strikingly similar to the skyscrapers of our modern cities. During the day, you will have the option to stop in a local restaurant for lunch.

Florence: San Gimignano & Volterra Day Trip with Food & Wine

7. Florence: San Gimignano & Volterra Day Trip with Food & Wine

See the Tuscan gems of San Gimignano and Volterra on a day trip from Florence. Admire the fascinating Tuscan landscape with its rolling hills on the way. Top off your trip with a stop at a scenic winery to enjoy the sunset. Meet your guide in Florence and hop on a comfortable minivan to reach San Gimignano. Get a brief introduction about the city's history and its countless towers. Savor a delicious wine tasting session with light snacks. Stop at a popular gelato shop, winner of the world gelato championship, and order some for yourself from this master ice cream maker. After a guided walking tour, enjoy some free time to shop around the boutiques of the city center. Visit a local winery for a mouth-watering lunch in a unique venue offering spectacular views. Then, proceed to Volterra to enjoy another guided walking tour. Visit local monuments and iconic attractions. Have the chance to see a Tuscan jewelry store and an Etruscan museum. On your way back to Florence, stop at another winery to enjoy the sunset over another wine tasting.

Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour from San Gimignano

8. Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour from San Gimignano

Brunello, presently considered one of the best wines in the world, has its ancestral roots in the ancient winemaking traditions of Montalcino, handed down from one generation to the next. The town of Montalcino, the home of this wine produced from Sangiovese grapes, is charmingly situated on a hill that provides beautiful views of the region. On this tour you will see the town, its century-old fortress, and the best wineries in the area. You will learn about the remarkable skills and techniques used in the production of local wine, which includes a long maturation in casks made from valuable wood. You will have the opportunity to taste prestigious wines in the best wineries of the region, and to discover Montalcino and the wonderful surrounding area.

Florence: Chianti Villages, San Gimignano & Wine Roads

9. Florence: Chianti Villages, San Gimignano & Wine Roads

Journey into the heart of the Chianti region along the famous Chiantigiana Road and through a classic Tuscan landscape characterized by gently rolling hills, vineyards, silver olive groves and dotted with quaint villages. Near Greve in Chianti, enjoy a tour of a local winery with wine tasting. Here you have the opportunity to taste and buy organic extra virgin olive oil. En route, stops to get to know the area including the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, famous for its 13 medieval towers which dominate the skyline. At the end of the visit to San Gimignano, enjoy a traditional Italian light lunch with a wine tasting, either in a wine estate or a typical restaurant producing organic wine. Throughout the day, you will travel in a comfortable car or minivan with an English-speaking driver. 

Chianti and San Gimignano Sunset Tour from Siena

10. Chianti and San Gimignano Sunset Tour from Siena

Explore the notable wine region of Chianti on a full-day sightseeing and wine tasting tour from Siena. Travel in a small group of no more than 8 people, and enjoy comfortable transfers by air-conditioned vehicle. Depart Siena in the early afternoon, and drive past the vineyards of the Chianti wine lands. See dense forests of oak wood and cypress trees, neat rows of vineyards, and landscapes shaped into works of art by the combined forces of nature and mankind. Go to a Chianti wine estate to tour the grounds and wine cellars. Learn the winemaking process before sitting down to a tasting of Chianti Classico wines and olive oil. Next, descend to the medieval fortress of Monteriggioni, and marvel at its intact ring of walls and turrets. Built in the 13th century, Monteriggioni was mentioned in Dante’s “Divine Comedy.” As the sun begins to set, travel to the legendary village of San Gimignano to enjoy the romantic town after the daytime crowds have departed. Admire the medieval towers at a leisurely pace, and enjoy some free time to visit the cathedral or Civic Museum. Shop for souvenirs in the many leather and hand painted pottery stores. Sample the local produce at food shops and wine bars. Depart San Gimignano for a Tuscan dinner at an organic farm in the countryside. Taste the wines of San Gimignano, such as the notable Chianti red, Vernaccia. Weather permitting, dinner will be served on a terrace overlooking the cultivated fields and skyline of San Gimignano. Watch the sunset as you dine, before your return transfer to Siena.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,645 reviews

Sara and Ricardo were amazing. Sara was so knowledgeable and friendly and Ricardo, our tour bus driver got us around Tuscany safely. This is a long day but perfectly organized, with many historic and beautiful sights around Tuscany, including small middle age villages and vineyards. Definitely opp for the lunch as that was one of the best parts. Great family style meal with beautiful views of the rolling hills of Tuscany. I learned so much from Sara and her local guides. Would highly recommend this one day tour.

This was an excellent tour! Angelina and Emeliano were wonderful. Yes, it was long but well with it. The bus was comfortable, they were very accommodating for the dietary restrictions for our group of 12. Definitely fed us well with seconds offered if desired. The farm tour is more a stop for photos. If you’ve seen one cow and olive tree you’ve seen them all - it is the view from the farm that is truly stunning. Highly recommend if you love small, unique Medieval towns., great Tuscan food and wine.

Sara is an incredible tour guide! Would highly recommend this tour, not only is it value for money but you also get to see what Tuscany has to offer! Would definitely complete again!

The tour was amazing. Our whole family enjoyed each part of the tour. Stefano was fun and extremely informative. We all highly recommend this tour. Enjoy!

An amazing day spent seeing some of the most beautiful cities with an amazing tour guide! Super sweet, knowledgeable and enthusiastic!