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