Tour code: 24283GROUP
See the Tuscan gems of San Gimignano, Siena and Greve in Chianti on a day trip from Florence. Stop first in the city of Siena to visit a 'contrada' museum for some Sienese history, as well as the Basilica di San Domenico for an interior tour. Afterward, explore the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano and enjoy a tasting of local blends at a nearby winery. Top off your trip at the village of Greve in Chianti before returning to Florence.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Siena and San Gimignano from Florence, led by a tour escort
  • Travel through the picturesque Chianti countryside in Tuscany
  • Inside visit of the Basilica of San Domenico in Siena
  • Explore Siena old town with your guide
  • Visit one of Siena's contrade museums and learn all about the city's famous contrades
  • Visit of a Picturesque medieval Chianti village, famous for its colors and charm

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What You Can Expect

Siena, San Gimignano and Greve in Chianti Day Trip from Florence with Wine Tasting

Admire the beautiful Siena Duomo

Depart from central Florence and ride south through the Tuscan countryside by coach. Gaze out at the olive groves, green hills and vineyards that make the Chianti region so stunning.

Arrive in Siena, heading first to the Basilica of San Domenico. Admire the Renaissance artwork inside with your guide before taking off on a walking tour. Pause to marvel at the striped marble of the Siena Cathedral and then enter one of the city's contrada museums.

Learn the history behind the contrades, or districts, of the city as you wander the exhibits. Hear about the individual traditions of each still celebrated today during the famous Palio horse race, which takes place in the main square twice a year. Afterward, relax with a brief break to purchase lunch.

Continue to San Gimignano, a medieval hill town best known for its impressive towers and frescoes. Soak up some free time to explore its streets independently before traveling to a small winery in the Chianti hillside. Walk in the vineyards, visit the barrel room and sample four delicious local wines, accompanied by snacks.

Top off your trip with a visit to the charming village of Greve in Chianti to peruse the local shops and main square. Your trip will conclude with transportation back to Florence.

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Itinerary

Please note: When the Museum and the Oratory of the Contrada are not accessible, it will be replaced with the interior visit of the Cathedral or another site of particular historic and cultural interest.

Customer Reviews

Leana G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was great!

alice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Good tour if you would like to get a taste of some other parts of Italy Sienna is a must!. It was warm the day we did the tour, so make sure you are prepared for the heat! Our tour guide, Valerie, was friendly and informative. Enjoyable day.

Andrew V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great day trip incorporating the best that Sienna, Greve and San Gimignano have to offer. Both our guides were engaging and knowledgeable and the pace was just right for all the tour participants

Matthw G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

San Gimignano was scenic, but totally geared for tourists. Siena was spectacular very scenic and local guide instrumental in relaying local history. Greve was great. And local wine tasting/winery was great. Suggestion would be to skip San Gimignano and spend more time in Siana, Greve, and local winery, or replace San Gimignano with another city. But, excellent trip all in all. Highly recommended

Edda L P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wondeful guide and wondeful cities, great art and history.
The wine excellent and a lot of fun the wine tadting in a beautifu place

Julio G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Quite a bargain for what you get.

Silvia Q United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A wonderful tour! We went first to San Gimignano and then to Siena where we had lunch not included
Siena is so beautiful, even under the rain! We had a tour guide that explained ot us about the districts and rivals and about the Pailo races.
We then went to a winery and tasted several wines, chesse and salami and they tought us a lot about wine. We then went to a small town called Greve, a fairitail town with the odest butcher chop in europe. The tour was great! Even under the rain, don't worry, the rain is light and stop and go!

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was excellent, she was very informative and would definitely recommend the trip to others going to Florence.

Svetlana A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Trip was great! Tour guide in Sienna was very knowledgeable.

Jamie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Beautiful nd amazing. Will be back.

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