Posted on 2020-02-26
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Florence to Tuscany: Full-day Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti Tour with Wine Tasting

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Overview

Take an unforgettable day tour from Florence to Tuscany and explore this iconic part of Italy. Marvel at the medieval castle of Monteriggioni, discover the architectural wonders of the famous Siena, and explore the stunning skyline of hilltop San Gimignano. End your Florence to Tuscany tour with a wine tasting at a local farmhouse in the Chianti region.

◾ Visit the famous region of Tuscany from Florence and discover the medieval gems of Monteriggioni, San Gimignano, and Siena
◾ Admire the impressive lush Chianti landscapes, covered with olive groves and vineyards
◾ Walk around Monteriggioni known worldwide for its wine and beautiful countryside
◾ Enjoy a wine tasting and a sampling of Tuscan cuisine at a charming farmhouse in Chianti

About this experience

DURATION: 10-11 hours
STARTING TIME: 8.45 am
MEETING POINT: Bus Terminal En Piazzale Montelungo, next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look staff wearing a FUCHSIA CIAOFLORENCE jacket
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish
OPENING SEASON: All year round (June to October - Tuesdays and Fridays. From Nov 2021 onwards Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays)
WHO CAN COME: Florence to Tuscany is suitable for anyone to participate in. Not wheelchair accessible

What's included, what's not

✔ Air-conditioned bus transport throughout your Tuscany day tour
✔ Expert multilingual tour guide
✔ Siena tour with a professional guide
✔ Free time at San Gimignano and Monteriggioni
✔Light lunch in a cozy restaurant in Siena
✔ Visit a picturesque wine estate in the Chianti area
✔ Wine tasting and sampling of extra-virgin olive oil, and local products including traditional pastries

Description - What to expect

Take a full-day tour from Florence to Tuscany and admire the amazing landscapes of Siena, San Gimignano, and the Chianti area, with a wine tasting experience at a charming farmhouse in the Chianti region included.

Your Florence to Tuscany day tour starts with a pick-up from central Florence, and then a drive to Tuscany. You will soon be crossing the beautiful Chianti hills to arrive at the Medieval hilltop gem of Monteriggioni, with its still intact walls, known worldwide for its wine and delightful countryside. Admire the unique hilly landscape covered with olive groves and vineyards dotted with farmhouses and castles.

Continue your Florence to Tuscany with a drive to impressive Siena, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture and the traditional Palio horse race. Follow your local guide to the iconic Piazza del Campo, where the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico stands, with its Torre del Mangia. Visit Piazza del Duomo and be impressed by the imposing Cathedral, one of the most beautiful masterpieces of Italian Gothic architecture. Before departing Siena, taste a delicious light lunch in a comfortable restaurant made of genuine Tuscan products, including traditional pastries.

Your Florence to Tuscany day tour continues to San Gimignano, one of the most interesting examples of medieval towns, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Follow your guide into the heart of the town, and you will have free time to discover the beautiful squares, buildings, churches, and alleyways, as well as to shop around your souvenirs.

For the end of your Florence to Tuscany and before you start your return journey, visit Chianti for a unique wine tasting experience. Taste the best Chianti red wine in a picturesque wine estate along with homemade snacks.

Bring with you

Please bring with you comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen for the hot days

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Prepare for the experience - Things to know before you go

◾ Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance
◾ English and Spanish languages are always guaranteed. In order to confirm the excursion in French, German, Italian, or Portuguese a minimum of 4 pax is required