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Tuscany from Florence

Key Details

  • City: Florence
  • Duration: Approx. 10 hrs
  • Start Time: 9:00 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 drive you right up to the main square in Siena and reach special spots only accessible by dirt road, like our lunch spot. 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 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.

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)
  • 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 265 Customer Reviews

Loved this experience!
It was wonderful. Such a compact group of lovely people. We got to see everything we should see in all places. It would be even better if we could have had lunch in the garden at the vineyard. We really had great time.
Claudia and Alessandro were fantastic, warm friendly and went out of their way to make our day relaxing, memorable and enjoyable....lunch was a very pleasant surprise
Loved the tour!
We had an awesome experience! Had so much fun with our guide Laura. Thank you for everything. 😊 Eve And Lourdes Mongrut Avila
We had an amazing time in all of the stops and would recommend for anyone going to Italy!
Claudia was excellent with her knowledge and interpersonal skills. We enjoyed it very much. Thanks, Frank and Maria
Laura was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions fully. She went above and beyond.
It was on of our best experiences in Italy. The lady who was our guide was very nice and knowledgeable and Our driver Marco was also a great gentleman. Thank you very much, we enjoyed every minute of it.
Great guide. Lots of great travel tips too. Enjoyable day regardless of unavoidable mistakes not under her control.
This was a totally enjoyable trip. Our guide Claudia was so much fun and the towns were beautiful and the wine tasting delicious!
Great tour!
Great time at the winery and especially the locations you took us. My wife absolutely loved Siena.
One of our favorite days in Italy, both our tour guide Laura and driver Francisco were fabulous. Would do again in a heartbeat!
We loved our tour. Laura was fantastic!
Great tour and great guides! Thank you for a very enjoyable day.
This was a wonderful escape from Florence for me. Everything about the day with Claudia was brilliant. Definitely recommend.
Claudia was so wonderful! She made our day relaxing and fun. We loved having her as our guide!
An unforgettable day in Tuscany! The tour was a truly unique experience with a perfect itinerary for anyone visiting Florence.
An excellent tour and guide! Many thanks.
The first winery was excellent - the food, wine, and educators were awesome. The second winery was rushed and not to the same level of excellence. Annamarie was very friendly and well informed. She made the trip even more delightful.
Anamarie was an excellent, fun, helpful and kind guide. We also really liked our driver, Francesco. We loved the two wineries and the two town visits. It was also great to see the beautiful countryside.
Absolutely loved the first winery. The second winery visit was a little late in the day. Both guides were terrific and we really liked our experience. Thank you. LaForrest Campbell
Excellent day thank you !
Claudia was great, very informative and easy to understand. We had a great time, met some new people, and enjoyed delicious wine, food, and of course the beautiful sights of Tuscany!
Wonderful tour and food. The group size was perfect and the ride to tuscany was comfortable. Highly recommend this tour.
This tour was the most excellent!!
I would have loved to spent more time in exploring both Siena and San Gimignano, but also under that we were on a tight schedule.
Great!
Guilia was fabulous. Guissepi was a great driver. Tour was a great value when u consider all the miles u go/wine/food and all u see in each town. Food/wine and views were spectacular. Great tour. Thank you
Absolutely lovely day. Laura was friendly and informative. The time at the winery, which included lunch, was amazing (and I don't drink). I would definitely look into another tour with Walks in the future.
Lovely tour. Our guide was great as was our driver. We ate and drank more than I thought we would! A great way to see a snapshot of Tuscany in a day.
Our tour guide, Laura, knew her surroundings and made the tour very interesting with information. She conducted herself very professional but still being friendly. Thank You
Loved our tour with Julia!
We had a fantastic time on our tour! It was well organized and our guide was fantastic - she shared great information and was welcoming and warm. I would recommend this tour and company to anyone traveling to Italy. The small group size was perfect!
A happy relaxed day A great guide and wonderful wine tasting
Anna and our driver were both great! We enjoyed the tour very much. We would recommend Walk of Italy tours, have been on three now, all very good.
Driver and guide were excellent! A great combination! Guide transferred from car to car allowing both groups the advantages of the tour for all. Especially enjoyed the first wine tasting. Second tasting highlight was the beautiful views. Thank you to both guide and driver for an excellent tour!
We would highly recommend this trip to our friends and family.
The overall trip was great, mostly because of the great group of people we went with.
My husband and I loved it! We only wished for more time in Siena. Other than that, our guide was fabulous, The sites, lunch, wines, van, and our fellow tour mates all made for a perfect day. I would highly recommend this tour.
This was a great day trip. We had a fantastic time & the organisation & selection of sites/activities was terrific. Anna was also very good & helped make this a really good travel experience. The transport was also extremely comfortable and the close access to key sites very much appreciated.
Our guide did a great job & the driver was very safe.
It was more than what we expected of our tour! We had a grand time. Everything was great!
Best Tour Ever!! Anna was amazing and so was our driver. Spending the day with them was so nice. The winery Poggio Amorelli was great and the owners and staff were welcoming, the food was delicious. This tour was very well done.
Although for some reason I was expecting more walking throughout the day and more time in the town Siena & San Gimignano, it was a great day & tour. The food and wine were fabulous! Thank you.
Anna number 2 was also amazing. Wonderful personality very fun and knowledgeable. I would reccomend both tours.
The tour was worth every penny. Our guide was amazing and had great information on any questions we had. We got to see things any standard trip to Tuscany wouldn't provide and that made it so wonderful!
Laura was wonderful! We loved the area and felt like we got a true taste of the Tuscany region. Would recommend this to anyone!
Was good tour.
We enjoyed that the tour guide talked about the way of life and culture of different neighborhoods as we explored them. She was friendly and informative and a great person to guide us through Tiscany.
Our guide was fantastic !! She was from Sienna and knew a lot about the history of all the areas we visited. The tour of Chianti and the winery was amazing. We loved the interactions with the other people of the tour. Always had a little free time tom explore for a bit . Loved the day
We had an incredible day exploring Tuscany with Eleanora- she did an excellent job both guiding us on foot through the villages, and providing lots of information during the driving portions. We thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting lunch and the amazing views.
Laura was great, did a very good job all around.
Claudia was fantastic! She was so friendly, knowledgable and obviously loved her job. She (and Alessandro our driver) absolutely made our day. I would recommend this tour and especially Claudia to anyone. Thanks again so much!
It was a wonderful day. Laura was an excellent guide.
Anna was wonderful. We enjoyed the tour.
An excellent, enjoyable tour. Our guide and our driver were both fabulous.
Beyond expectations. We adored the entire day and we thought Claudia was amazing.
Great day! Beautiful scenery! Best food! The lasagna at winery was unbelievable. Maria so helpful and Fun! Loved to hear from her the local point of view and personal anecdotes. She took care of us well! I learned slot and have wonderful memories!
Our guide (Anna I believe) was fantastic as were the drivers, who were sure to point out things on the drive. The places we visites were excellent.
We had a wonderful day and enjoy all the activities.
Loved Anna she was so down to earth and we felt like a family spending the day together. Food and wine were amazing. Will be back to do this again
You should end the day at a bakery or a Gelateria rather than another winery.
We really enjoyed this tour. Claudia was excellent. She was very informative and fun, more like a friend than someone we had never met before. Good group of people. Excellent winery for lunch.
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip . Siena was amazing and Clauida's presentation of the Palio was awesome .Our appreciation was enhanced when Claudia showed us the race on her mobile . It helped to understand the flavor and emotion of the race just held recently .
We had a wonderful day, a highlight of our time in Florence. I liked the way that food, wine and history of the region were presented as a package. Many thanks to Laura and Stefano.
Anna was fabulous! This was the best tour out of our 10 day Italy trip! I could move to Tuscany! I plan on bringing my boyfriend here in the future!
Giulia was excellent in delivering to us a unique experience.
It was an excellent day with lovely experiences. Giulia was very friendly, entertaining and knowledgable. Our driver was also excellent and gave us a very smooth ride and delivered us safely home.
We enjoyed the tour very much. Thank you!
This was a great tour. We had a wonderful time. Planning on doing this tour again next year. Loved Tuscany
We really enjoyed the tour! The guide was terrific as well. Our only suggestion would be to add more time to see the church in Sienna. 30 minutes is not enough.
Excellent day out, good mix of history, food and wine. Valentina looked after us very well, very relaxed and professional.
It was great. A wonderful day & Giulia was fantastic. No complaints.
Anna was a fabulous tour guide
This tour is a MUST!! What an amazing trip! Definitely got our money's worth. Our tour guide was fantastic, and the tour through Tuscany was so beautiful. Great wine, great food, awesome trip!! I would recommend Walks of Italy to everyone
We all very much enjoyed the entire day. The places we visited we're made all the more interesting and enjoyable thanks to the knowledge and pleasant personalities of Julia, our guide, and Francesco, our driver. We would certainly recommend Walks of Italy tours to everyone. Wonderful memories!!
Julia was just wonderful. She was friendly, knowledgeable, funny, and we loved the tour.
This was an excellent trip. Very well organized with a fantastic itinerary. The guide was also amazing. The only downside was having to share her between two vans.
We loved this tour and lover Giulia. We will absolutely recommend to anyone coming to Florence in te future
Anna was a fantastic guide and we loved the whole tour!
Julia was a fantastic guide and I thoroughly enjoyed the day!
Our tour was absolutely excellent - exactly what we were hoping for. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and authentic - genuinely nice to be with. We would absolutely recommend Walks of Italy to any of our friends.
Eleonora was a fantastic guide! Her historical stories explaining the sights were both interesting and informative. We were very well looked after for the entire day and did not feel rushed. This tour was one on the highlights of our trip! Loved it!
Anna was great! We had a wonderful time.
Eleanora was excellent. A lovely young lady, fun and informative
Laura was awesome! She was so knowledgable about the wine, I really felt like I learned a lot from the tour
Our guid Ana and driver Francisco were very good. We would recommend this to anyone coming to Flornce
Eleanora was exceptional! Simone was also very good. We had a great experience.
This tour was fantastic! We loved the pace and Annamarie was a wonderful guide, very laid back and taught us a bit more about Italian culture. We will recommend Walks of Italy to any of our friends.
Eleanora was great! Perfect balance of information and fun. We loved the towns, the Siena Duomo, the winery. Just a wonderful day!
Excellent trip into the countryside. Julia and Francesco were wonderful hosts. Would highly recommend.
I lived my one day tour of Tuscany with Claudia. She was knowledgeable, easy going and fun. The food and wine that were included was wonderful and the transportation was comfortable. As a solo traveler I was especially pleased with the small group size. Bravo!
Giulia was FANTASTIC! She took every opportunity to make our day full of experiences. We did not feel rushed or pushed at all and we spent the perfect amount of time at each stop. Couldn't have been a better day. Will recommend.
Incredible! Claudia was a great guide and the driver was excellent as well. We were given enough information, but not so much that it was overwhelming. The wine tasting and foods were fabulous too. A great day trip.
amazing trip , amazing tour guid (Anna ) and amazing Driver (Francessco) . honestly we had great time in this trip. both did a great job for me and my family .
This was positively fabulous ! The highlight of our trip ! Claudia and Francesco were the best ever ! I have friends coming to Italy I will definitely recommend this tour. They make a great team !
Ana was wonderful. We had a great group and this tour was a highlight of our 10 day trip to Italy. Highly recommend. Awesome way to spend a day away from the city to enjoy beautiful Tuscany.
Laura was great...had less to do than other guides.
Anna was excellent an we were happy to have her as our guide because she was a true Florentine. Very personable, kind and passionate about the subject matter and tour. The only suggestion would be to provide ear phones and headset.
Julian was fun and we loved the wineries and the driver was great. Wish we had a little more time to explore both cities.
Wonderful day, nothing was rushed and touring with Claudia was like going with a friend of the family. We had a memorable time. Thank you!
Claudia was interesting, knowledgable and fun. She did not ride in our van but Frank(?) , the driver did a great job of keeping us informed along the way. Loved the small tour size.
Absolutely the best tour I've had while living in Firenze!
My guide is again very good.
i enjoyed tour. lovely
i enjoyed tour. lovely
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour as I was able to gain an insight and appreciation of traditional Italian cuisine. Anna was a knowledgeable tour guide and showed us amazing places. Highly recommended.
Amazing. Well worth the 10 hours. Incredible lunch. Scrambled eggs and lasagna were extraordinary. The guided were great.
Annamaria was very nice. I would have like a little more history about the areas as we went along however we realize that she wasn't a certified tour guide. Our van broke down shortly after we left Florence and we were extremely impressed that they were able to get a replacement driver so quickly.
Claudia was fabulous and kept us entertained the whole time. Very knowledgeable and approachable to ask any questions. She was so much fun!
Anna was a great guide with a lot of knowledge, passion and friendly manner. I had a wonderful day with her.
This tour was wonderful. All stops were a great experience! Our guide was very pleasant and amiable.
This trip was wonderful! I absolutely loved the farmhouses we visited, and lunch was delicious! I wish we had a little more time to spend in San Gimignano but other than that, the trip was really great.
Amazing! Really enjoyed Casanova Winery... great wine, fabulous food!
This tour was more then I was expecting. The first winery we went to were we had the full course meal was incredible. We will never forget that tour and the places we got to see along with the food and wine we drank. The second winery definitely was not as enjoyable, but still good.
The tour was terrific and our guide was great.
This was our second tour with walks of Italy on our vacation. It didnt dissappoint, it actually was even better than our first tour. What a great day it exceded my expectations. Our tour guide was delightful and very knowledgable. This tour was the highlight of my Italy vacation.
Great tour and the guide was excellent She was very attentive and gave us an awesome day in Tuscany
Great trip. Thoroughly enjoyed the countryside, the towns and the lunch!
Very personable and friendly guide. Loved Siena grocery store and bakery visits
We had a delightful day, exceeding expectations. I especially enjoyed little touches like a walk through the local market in Siena and the fabulous lunch at the organic farm.
Great tour! Julia was very informative. Attentive to group making sure everyone was together and didn't get lost. Lots of fun and will definitely recommend this tour.
Excellent one day small bus tour from Florence. Our guide, Guilia, was fantastic. A great mixture of relaxed information and free time to explore. Wine tastings and lunch with wonderful Tuscan views were really appreciated. Good value for money.
The tour was excellent, the places that we visited amazing! it was everything We expected and more. Ana was great We love her personality. We really liked the size of the group, it felt like a family. We will recommended to our friends and family! Thank you Ron and Martha Clinkenbeard
Excellent tour guide and tour really gave us a good understanding of the region in a limited amount of time The guide loves her work and the driver was also excellent for the difficult driving conditions wish we had more time to do other tours
Julia was great!
Ismael was a great tour guide, the Wineries we visited were fantastic with Casanova being the best!

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.

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well done tour - wonderful wine tasting.
Would have been nice to have lunch outdoors in a garden, as was advertised. But otherwise, we had a great day. Thank you.
This Tour may have been our most enjoyable and we say that not to diminish any of the other tours. The Guide Claudia was outstanding, very conscientious - very concerned that she was meeting all of the needs of the people as well as providing continual information throughout the tour. Claudia went out of her way to spend time with people in both vehicles so that no one felt slighted in anyway shape or form. Upon arrival to the Vineyard/Winery Claudia was very forthright in making sure that all went well for everyone. As are all of the guides we had Claudia has special qualities that your Company should be very proud of as she represents what your company stands for.
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Claudia is a very good guide (funny and knowledgable) and the tour itinerary was well designed, the vehicles are very comfortable. The only thing worth mentioning is that our stay in Siena is too short, i think in total about 30 min only. We were just taken to a shop for local delicacies and then a 15 min break for this wonderful town. The wine tasting was the highlight of the trip though. And for San Gimignano, i would suggest the guide tells us how big indeed this town is at the entrance (to help us gauge our pace). We were given 1 hour and when we headed for the meeting point we realized we only covered 2/3 of the town and no time to go off the side streets. Especially for first timers in Tuscany like me and my husband, such little tips would help a lot!
Loved this experience!
It was wonderful. Such a compact group of lovely people. We got to see everything we should see in all places. It would be even better if we could have had lunch in the garden at the vineyard. We really had great time.
Claudia and Alessandro were fantastic, warm friendly and went out of their way to make our day relaxing, memorable and enjoyable....lunch was a very pleasant surprise
Loved the tour!
We had an awesome experience! Had so much fun with our guide Laura. Thank you for everything. 😊 Eve And Lourdes Mongrut Avila
We had a great time touring the Chianti region with Giulia. She was very knowledgeable and funny and the vineyard she selected for our wine tasting was outstanding (if a bit on the expensive side). We greatly enjoyed the food and the friendly, gentle ribbing of our poor wine-tasting form by our sommelier, Leonardo. Our driver was very polite and we felt safe on the road. Having been on a similar trip with a different company in the past, I was expecting to hear more about the locations we visited—such as the history and significance of San Gimignano and the tension (and the wars) between Siena and Florence. I found myself trying to remember what I could to tell my wife to give her some context into the things we were seeing (which sort of defeats the purpose of paying so much for a guided tour). Unfortunately, the tour was overbooked so it was impossible for Giulia to sit in the car with our half of the group for any part of the trip, preventing her from sharing as much information as she might have under better circumstances. We felt that she was trying her best, all things considered; however, we cannot give her a full five-point rating for this reason.
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There were two vans so Annamaria had to rotate riding in each one. We felt like we had her at all the wrong times. We had her on the way to piazzale michelangelo, the winery and on the way back from Siena. The other group had her on the way in to San Gimignano and Siena. She did very well for having a large group and the tour was great. The two towns and the winery were amazing so we were very happy with our experience.
We truly loved our tour to Chianti, Siena and San Gimignano! It was a small intimate group and everyone was very friendly. Our expertise tour guide, Laura was amazing. She was very informative, spent equal amounts of time in both cars (our group was split between 2 cars). She offered great recommendations around the cities, took pictures, shared great stories and information about the beautiful city and her life.
We had an amazing time in all of the stops and would recommend for anyone going to Italy!
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Claudia was excellent with her knowledge and interpersonal skills. We enjoyed it very much. Thanks, Frank and Maria
Laura was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions fully. She went above and beyond.
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It was on of our best experiences in Italy. The lady who was our guide was very nice and knowledgeable and Our driver Marco was also a great gentleman. Thank you very much, we enjoyed every minute of it.
This trip was the highlight of our vacation. Anna was our guide, and was friendly and very interesting as a story teller. The visits to Sienna and San Gimagnano and their cathedrals were so impressive. The best part was the tour and lunch we had of the Sant' Appiano winery. We were so impressed that the owner had learned English so as to directly speak with the tourists. He was passionate about his product and his home which made the tour so special. Wonderful food and wine (we ordered 6 bottles). The only problem we had was that I fell exiting the cathedral in Sienna. There was a ramp to leave the building which was covered in black plastic and the building was dark so I didn't see the lip on the transition to the ramp. Fell on my left hip. Fortunately I was left with just a huge bruise but nothing broken.
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This was one of three W of I tours we took on this vacation! The stop at Pza Michelangelo with the views of Florence was great. The visit to Poggio Amorelli was outstanding and the best part of the trip. The walk through Siena was a bit rushed, and I felt we spent too much time in the Duomo there. While interesting, it would have been nice to spend more time around the town. Perhaps coffee in the campo as a sit down event with a history of the town, rather than just a pit stop. And a peek in both the major churches. In San Gimignano I would suggest switching the walk around, so that the final trip to the van was downhill past the street with more nice shops. We walked up past them quickly, without a chance to look inside, and returned down a less interesting street to the vans. As three senior ladies, we chose not to go back down the shopping street, back up again, then down to the van. Just a thought and maybe an easy fix. We all felt that the time in the van seemed excessive. Maybe one town plus two wineries or a winery and another type of farm, such as cheese or olive oil, instead of two towns and one winery. Overall, we loved Laura...she was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly! Great job!
Another great tour! Julia was a fantastic guide and so great with our 4.5 year old daughter on a long day trip. Raphael was also a great driver. San Gimignano was our favorite stop. Sienna was really nice and we wished we had more time to explore that city. So why only 4 out of 5? While still fun, our least favorite stop was the vineyard and wine tasting. The WoI website lists that stop as "an authentic Chianti farmhouse and vineyard" where we "will enjoy a tour of the farm, vineyards and wine cellars". A more representative description would be "you'll quickly see the vineyards from a distance then sit in a windowless room with empty wine barrels while listening to a 2 hour scripted sales pitch similar to a time share presentation." Everyone at the vineyard was exceedingly nice, but not what we expected. We will definitely take another tour with WoI the next time we are in Italy (or Paris) and also recommend WoI to others. But I felt the "farm house" description was misleading.
Great guide. Lots of great travel tips too. Enjoyable day regardless of unavoidable mistakes not under her control.
This was a totally enjoyable trip. Our guide Claudia was so much fun and the towns were beautiful and the wine tasting delicious!
Great tour!
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Your email has our tour guide as Maria but I believe our tour guide's name was Julia. I hope I am not wrong about that (the group was split into 2 different groups so perhaps Maria was with the other group). Julia was fabulous.....very attentive and informative. She really went out of her way to make sure that we had an enjoyable experience. Our driver, Joseph, was delightful. Siena, Chianti and San Gimignano were absolutely wonderful stops for the day trip. The winery tour and lunch were highlights. My only suggestion would be to add an hour or two to the day trip and allow more time to explore Siena after spending time in the cathedral. We would definitely highly recommend this tour!
Claudia and our driver were fantastic. Would have liked to have had more time in Siena. Perfect amount of time in San Gimignano. Loved the lunch at the winery.
Our guide was alot of fun. She gave us a lot of information about Rome and the areas we were going to be seeing. The van was very comfortable with a great driver. Great advice for where to shop and how to spot real homemade crafts. Wish we had a bit more time in San Gimignano, but understand that there was only much time. The Winery was great. The food delicious and the wines very tasty. Great itinerary. Would most certain recommend this
Eleonora was an excellent guide - thorough and very knowledgable. Appreciated her insights as someone who grew up in the area. We saw all the highlights and felt the tour was very well done. The Chianti area winery tour and lunch were outstanding. We learned so much information about the region and customs. Booking online was efficient and smooth, and directions to the meeting spot were clear. Very happy with all interactions from start to finish. This was the last of 4 tours we did with the Walks of Italy company and we were extremely pleased with all of them. Would certainly book with them again if ever in Italy.
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Great time at the winery and especially the locations you took us. My wife absolutely loved Siena.
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One of our favorite days in Italy, both our tour guide Laura and driver Francisco were fabulous. Would do again in a heartbeat!
We loved our tour. Laura was fantastic!
Great tour and great guides! Thank you for a very enjoyable day.
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This was a wonderful escape from Florence for me. Everything about the day with Claudia was brilliant. Definitely recommend.
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Claudia was so wonderful! She made our day relaxing and fun. We loved having her as our guide!
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An unforgettable day in Tuscany! The tour was a truly unique experience with a perfect itinerary for anyone visiting Florence.