From Siena: Chianti and San Gimignano 5-Hour Tour

From Siena: Chianti and San Gimignano 5-Hour Tour

From US$ 51.11 per person

Discover the marvelous unspoiled landscapes surrounding the Chianti vineyards on this 5-hour tour from Siena. Sample Chianti wine at a wine cellar, visit ancient churches, medieval castles, and little hamlets, and explore the town of San Gimignano.

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Duration 5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Chianti and San Gimignano on this guided tour by coach
  • Taste wine and a selection of bruschetta, cheese, and salami in Chianti
  • Discover marvelous unspoiled landscapes
  • Visit ancient churches, medieval castles, and little hamlets
  • Explore the medieval town San Gimignano and its beautiful squares, buildings, and churches
Full description
On this 5-hour tour your expert tour leader will guide you in the discovery of the marvelous unspoiled landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries, unraveling before your eyes in a harmony of colors unique to the hills of this region. The beautiful ruby color and the characteristic fragrance with hints of violet are the distinguishing marks of the identity of one of the most famous wines in the world: Chianti. You will taste this refined product at one of the best wine cellars of the area, accompanying the wine with a selection of bruschetta, typical cheeses, Tuscan salami, and sliced cold meats. The sounds, fragrances and tastes of this land will steal your senses through a unique experience to be discovered, tasted, and understood by visiting ancient churches, medieval castles, and little hamlets where the pace of life has remained unchanged over the course of time. Enjoy the pleasure of exploring these fantastic settings and relish their ancient traditions. The tour then continues to San Gimignano, a splendid medieval town that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Gimignano, distinguished by its world famous, characteristic towered skyline, stands along Via Francigena on the hills of upper Val D’Elsa. The town, also famous for its wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, saffron, and the precious Santa Fina pottery, will meet your eye leaving everyone astonished by its beauty. Your guide will accompany you to every corner of the town characterized by beautiful squares, buildings, churches, and suggestive alleyways.
Includes
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Expert multilingual escorts
  • Wine, oil and balsamic vinegar tasting
  • Snack with sliced cold meat and typical salami
  • Lunch
  • Pick-up and drop off (available on request at an additional cost; price depending on client’s accommodation in Siena)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

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  • Children under 2 years of age can participate free of charge
  • Children between 3 and 12 years old are entitled to a 50% discount
  • Your visit in San Gimignano will not be guided
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 181 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2 / 5
  • Transportation
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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We enjoyed our tour. It was confusing to meet just outside the wall in Siena. We walked about 30 mins. from the Campo to get there. A meet at Independence Sq instead would make more sense. There were about 15 of us waiting at the little (sandwiches, desserts, pizza, etc.) "bar." We were divided into 2 groups & put in small minivans. There were 7 in ours...a great size. Driver spoke well, was very informative and nice. He drove very fast on the highway and weaved in and out a LOT. I asked him to PLEASE slow down. He just commented that it was the Italian way. He didn't really slow down til we were returning to Siena. Others just suggested we all keep talking amongst ourselves so we don't notice his driving. The stops were GREAT. We stopped in a small town first (58 inhabitants?). VERY quaint. 20 mins. here. Stopped in San Gimignano about 5P(?). It takes 20-25 mins. to walk from front to back gate (not 10 mins. driver said). Lots of quaint shops...old walled city...nice.

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November 21, 2019

This was a tour of several sites including a Chianti wine tasting which we enjoyed. We were a little disappointed that it was almost dark by the time we reached San Gimignano as we were looking forward to seeing the town but it does get dark shortly after 5:00 pm in November which we didn’t realize when booking the tour.

November 13, 2019

We really enjoyed this tour! It was great to take the bus ride through the Tuscan countryside and it was a good amount of time to stop at each location. The wine tour was great and provided an opportunity to taste and learn about olive oil and balsamic vinegar as well as wine. Our guide Elena was very knowledgeable and provided the best gelato recommendation in San Gimignano. I think the timing works better in the summer as we went at the end of October so by the time we arrived at San Gimignano it was later in the evening and starting to get dark.

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November 2, 2019

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