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Tuscany from Florence

Key Details

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: Approx. 10 hrs
  • Start Time: 8.30 AM

Tour Highlights

  • World-famous for its hill towns, scenery, cuisine and wine; there are a lot of reasons to visit Tuscany. Experience ALL of these in the most authentic, relaxed way possible on our Tuscany tours from Florence. Taking the hassle out of your visit so you can sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine (or two).

  • You’ll visit the beautiful medieval town of Siena, see its cathedral and wander its atmospheric streets; enjoy lunch and wine-tasting at an authentic Chianti farmhouse and vineyard; and explore pretty little San Gimignano.

  • Throughout your day trip from Florence, you’ll be accompanied by a friendly, English-speaking Tour Leader. They’ll teach you about the sites you pass, the towns you visit and the food and wine you consume. Meanwhile, small groups of 14 or fewer & luxury air-con transport make for a more relaxed experience.
Inside Siena Cathedral, Tuscany Inside Siena Cathedral, Tuscany Inside Siena Cathedral, Tuscany Inside Siena Cathedral, Tuscany Inside Siena Cathedral, Tuscany Siena Cathedral from outside Siena Cathedral from outside Piazza del Campo, Siena Wandering the streets of Siena on our Tuscany day trip Wandering the streets of Siena on our Tuscany day trip Siena town Siena town Explore the vineyards of Tuscany Learn how balsamic vinegar is made Explore a local vineyard with your host Explore a local vineyard with your host Explore a local vineyard with your host Sample famous Chianti wine Sample famous Chianti wine Lunch on the terrace at a Tuscan vineyard Sample local delicacies, always seasonal Sample local delicacies, always seasonal Sample local delicacies, always seasonal Sample local delicacies, always seasonal Sample local delicacies, always seasonal A day to remember in Tuscany A day to remember in Tuscany Lunch is at a working farm Balsamic vinegar, made at the farm Our lovely hosts Tuscany food, fresh from the source Chianti vineyard Climb the tower at San Gimignano

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

GET THE BEST OF SIENA WITH THE HELP OF YOUR TOUR LEADER

Our day starts in central Florence, where you’ll meet your tour leader and private driver for the day – or maybe two drivers. We never use vehicles larger than 8-person capacity on this tour, as minibuses and cars allow us to drive you right up to the main square in Siena. If your group is split, your tour leader will take it in turns to ride in each vehicle, ensuring you all get the background you need to really enjoy your day.

Before we head for the hills we have a special surprise for you. We’ll take a short spin up to Piazzale Michelangelo, on the other side of the Arno, for the best view in all of Florence. Then we’re on the road and off to Tuscany.

The first stop on our Tuscany tour from Florence is beautiful Siena. Miraculously spared the bombing of WWII, Siena is an incredible example of medieval town planning and architecture. Your tour leader will introduce you to the city on a short, guided walk and give you a bit of background; including Piazza del Campo, the town square where Siena’s historic Palio horse racing contest still takes place every year.

How you spend your time now is up to you! Your tour leader will give you some tips and will also hand you tickets to visit the Cathedral on your own. We really recommend you go inside – as beautiful as it is from outside, the Cathedral is even more astounding inside.

N.B.: The Siena Cathedral is closed to tourists on Sundays. If you visit on a Sunday we regret to inform you that this option is not open to you.

ENJOY LUNCH AND WINE TASTING ON AN AUTHENTIC CHIANTI FARM

Of course no Tuscany tour would be complete without a visit to the wine region! Famous for its wine of the same name, Chianti is a beautiful area full of rolling hills and picture-perfect farmhouses. It’s at one of these postcard spots we stop next! You will enjoy a tour of the farm, vineyards and wine cellars, before settling in for lunch and a guided wine tasting, included in the price of the tour.

What you eat will depend on the season. Tuscan cuisine is famously linked to its produce, using the best and freshest ingredients for the most hearty, delicious dishes. This is Italian food at its finest.

OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES AT A HISTORIC TUSCAN TOWN

Then it’s on to the little town of San Gimignano, so pretty and architecturally significant it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you walk its streets in search of Tuscan delicacies to bring home, take the time to soak in the atmosphere and keep an eye out for the famous tower houses; a beautiful legacy of medieval planning. Those inclined should climb the city’s campanile for the other best view in Tuscany.

From start to finish the emphasis of our day trip from Florence is on indulgence: Indulge in stunning scenery, delicious wines and lazy strolls on our all-inclusive Tuscan adventure. We’ve taken care of all the details so all you have to worry about is how much Chianti wine you can fit in your suitcase.

Sites visited

  • Piazzale Michelangelo, for views over Florence
  • Siena
  • Chianti farmhouse & vineyard
  • San Gimignano

Included

  • Expert, English-speaking Tour Leader throughout (may be split between 2 vehicles for journeys)
  • Visit to Siena Cathedral (except Sundays)
  • Lunch & wine tasting in Chianti
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned transport no larger than 8-person
  • Professional driver (separate to Tour Leader)
  • Small groups of only 14 people or fewer

Reviews

5-stars from over 684 Customer Reviews

This tour/experience was amazing! Viola was very knowledgeable and friendly. I felt like she was a part of my family. The lunch and wine tasting were incredible. I also loved that we got free time in each of the towns. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Wonderful guide, really great attitude and lots of knowledge. Great tour, would thoroughly recommend. Could only be improved with a tour of the Duomo in Sienna.
Francesca was sweet, informative, patient, and alot of fun. Simone, our driver was awesome as well!

Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

This tour includes a full lunch. If you have any dietary requirements please contact us before booking and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

If you are traveling with a small child and stroller, please let us know before booking as we will need to reserve space on the bus for both.

The Siena Cathedral is closed on Sundays and Festivities.

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Wonderful day- Siena is delightful and the Duomo more spectacular inside than that in Florence. Lunch at the winery/olive farm was out standing and plentiful. Guide and drivers worked seamlessly together and the countryside was truly gorgeous. Another home run with walks of Italy ( our day trip to the Amalfi Coast was also the other highlight of our trip).
The tour was recommended by a friend. We enjoyed it very much, it was our favorite activity during our 2 week trip to Italy and Spain. Eriza was delightful, I enjoyed hearing all the history of the area and her knowledge about wine. Lorenzo at the winery was also great. Very well organized, great sights, a memorable day!
This tour/experience was amazing! Viola was very knowledgeable and friendly. I felt like she was a part of my family. The lunch and wine tasting were incredible. I also loved that we got free time in each of the towns. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Wonderful guide, really great attitude and lots of knowledge. Great tour, would thoroughly recommend. Could only be improved with a tour of the Duomo in Sienna.
Francesca was sweet, informative, patient, and alot of fun. Simone, our driver was awesome as well!
Best tour we had during our 2Weeks in Italy. This a must do tour. Highly recommend this tour Guide was GREAT
My husband and I really enjoyed the day trip. We were in the van without our guide, Sandra. I would have liked a little more information regarding the history and culture of the region. The meal at the winery was very good as was the brief tour. The wine tastings were generous. I'm wondering how you compare to the trips advertised in the hotel brochure that were 98 euros as opposed to our trip that was more costly. Thank you for a very nice experience.
Sandra was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Very pleasant day
We so enjoyed our delightful tour of some of the charming areas in Tuscany. Eriza was informative and fun and did an excellent job educating us about each stop in the tour. Our host at the vineyard was very funny and entertaining! Lunch was amazing and delicious. Traveling in the minivans was comfortable and we felt very safe. We also enjoyed spending time with the other guests on the tour. We would definitely recommend this tour to our friends and family. Ciao! Kittie Yohe ❤️
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We do not like large tour groups and found the group size of Walks of Italy very appealing. Since they use vans, instead of a bus, they were able to get into the centers of Siena and San Gimingnano. Our tour began with a meeting at a convenient location, where we were assigned our guide and vehicle. We had a total of six guests in our van. Our guide (Viola) covered two vans, so our tour group was a total of 12. She alternated between the two vans during the drives. Both she and Alessandro (our driver) were very friendly. She was a fantastic guide and provided much information about the sites we visited, as well as the surrounding area. The tours of Siena and San Gimignano were very well done. We had been to both cities in the past, but learned and saw new things. Finally, the lunch in Chianti was excellent and the wine was plentiful. They accommodated the vegetarian preference of my wife and myself without any hesitation. We highly recommend the Walks of Italy Tuscany Day Trip if you are in the area and looking for a unique experience.
Our guide was knowledgeable, passionate and entertaining. It was impossible not to have a fabulous day. Our driver was also wonderful.
BEAT tour guide and best tour we have had in Italy!!! Used a couple other tour companies and Walks of Italy has hands down been the best with the TOTAL experience! On time, EXACTLY as described, very knowledgable guides and outstanding attractions. Eleonora was delightful and went above and beyond to assure we all had an exceptional experience!!! THANK YOU!
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Vanessa and Fabriano were excellent . We Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.
This was hard for a guide as she had to coordinate two vans of people (7 in each), so she took turns riding in one car and then the other. There was no information given on the drive to Sienna, and when she did speak from the front seat, no one could hear her. Since we had hearing devices, they could have been used for information during the drive. Meeting at 8:15am with the first rest room stop about 10:45 in Siena was a long wait for people.. When we stopped at the Overlook in Florence, I asked her where the W.C. was, and she said there wasn't one. I knew there was, so while the rest of the group looked at the view, I asked directions at the bar and used the facilities. She was charming and fun and the lunch and wine tasting was excellent.
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We had a great day but our guide was Sandra not Vanessa. Informative and beautiful scenery!
We had a great day, the tour was well organized, terrific lunch and Greta was very easy to understand and very informative. I would recommend this tour to my friends.
Our group of five thoroughly enjoyed our day trip with Ellena as our guide. Our driver was fantastic and really good company too. We all fell in love with Sienna and the cathedral was magnificent. Lunch at the vineyard with great food and wines was an event in itself. We felt the trip was really well paced and will recommend your company to others. Just a great day.
Gaia was an exceptional guide. She was warm, friendly and very informative throughout the tour.
Wonderful tour with a great guide!
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Sandra was extremely knowledgeable & friendly.
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The Tuscany Day Trip was an excellent way to experience a part of Tuscany in just a day. The directions for the meeting point in the morning were very clear and easy to get to. Our guide Greta was very informative, attentive to the group, and so friendly and kind. You can tell Greta has a passion for what she does and she was a joy to have as a guide for the day.
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The guide was very informative and gave good answers to all of my questions. The wine tasting and lunch were the highlights of the trip.
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It was a great day out, starting with the View over the top of Florence. Siena was terrific; timed the arrival at the Cathedral for midday just perfectly! Lunch was excellent and generous. San Gimignano was fun as well. Eriza was a great guide
In addition to Sandra's knowledge and kind heart, Carlo, our van driver, was excellent. We enjoyed this tour so much!
Vanessa was great on this Tuscany tour - we loved it
Valentina was absolutely incredible. She had a great personality and we thoroughly enjoyed our day in her company. The tour was exceptional and the spot chosen for lunch and wine tasting perfect. Only wish we had more time to spend in San gigamiano . 5 star tour , 5 stat service. Grazie
Laura was our tour guide and she was wonderful.
Our guide was fantastic. Very attentive to everyone in the group. It was a very pleasant trip!
This exceeded our expectations! The winery and lunch were wonderful. Both our tour guide and drive were great.
Very nice tour. Comfortable vehicles. Good driver. Tour at a leisurely pace(especially helpful as we had two small kids). Valentina was an excellent guide.
An excellent tour, in some fantastic places. The vineyard, vineyard owner, food, wine and transport were truly excellent. Caterina was a great guide but did display less knowledge than other guides. However, she was still an excellent guide, and we had a really great time.
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Great tour. Ismael was a great guide. Thank you!
Our guide Susan was filled with interesting facts and information about the history of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. We loved her. The tour itself was wonderful also. The whole day was one beautiful sight after another. This whole area of Italy cannot be missed. The winery was exquisite. The meal and pairing with each course was one of the best meals we had in our whole time in Italy. I couldn’t help but send some wine back to the States to enjoy! Take the tour! You won’t regret it!
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This was the highlight of our two week trip to Italy! We especially loved our guide, Francesca, who was so very fun and informative the entire time.
This is a great outing we would recommend for everyone. The accommodations were great, the van very comfortable, and the guide Regina very knowledgable and pleasant. There is a lot of driving involved but it was great to see the countryside and some of the smaller towns. Very enjoyable!!
Loved our tours, especially Siena to see where the Palio is run. Our tour guide was outstanding in her knowledge of each place we traveled. Very satisfied with the quality of the tour.