A delightful way to get out of the busyness of Florence and see a lot in a day! The tour of Siena was great, although it would have been nice to go inside the duomo. San Gimignano is a great little town. The dinner was absolutely wonderful. And our tour guide, Elizieo, was very kind and full of interesting information about the area, history, etc.
This tour was lovely! Beautiful country and delicious food. Siena was amazing and our guide was knowledgeable about the history of the city. The day went by fast and I would highly recommend this tour.
Excellent way to explore these beautiful places in Tuscany. Definitely can enjoy a personal experience with the small tour. Particularly impressed with our walking tour and guide in Sienna - 'Benni's' passion for her city was evident. We even saw a beautiful sunset over the hills prior to dinner.
A lot of fun! Giacomo was great. We would definitely do it again. And bring your appetite there is a lot of food and wine!
I love the guides, they were fun and very funny, it was sad that the day we went, it was rainy! this is a small private tour to bring you to these awesome places for a very reasonable price! I would Recommend you if for this guide if you are in Florence and want to visit Siena just for a day trip. Since it was raining, the tour sent us to our hotel which was very nice of him to go the extra mile for his customers!
I did this for my honeymoon and my wife and I are happy!
Not only were the drivers who accompanied us - Eliseu and Giacomo - the sweetest people ever, but the guide from Siena was clearly proud of her city. I would have liked a little more time in San Gimignano, and to have known it was a place so cute for shopping, though. The Chianti Dinner: absolutely delicious.
Nice respite from the crowds in Florence. The two towns are great, and we were able to tailor our time there to suit the varied desires of the 8 people in our group. Bad rain hampered or time at the Choant winery, and I would have liked a more educational experience there. But very nice.
Visiting Siena was the highlight of my trip to Italy. It was so neat to learn about the city and its traditions. San Gimignano was very cool to see too. I will forewarn you that the ride in the van is bumpy, especially if you ride in the back.
An Excellent trip to a lovely city, a charming young lady vintner for our wine tasting who joined in the humour that abounded in our small group trip: Ciao Bella
We loved our guide's presentation and knowledge of her home city of Siena! The wine dinner was good, but a little bit rushed. Would liked to have more time between wines and dinner courses. The 30 year balsamic vinegar was great too! A lovely day ending with a gorgeous view of Firenze at night!
If you want to live Siena and taste San Gimignano in one glorious afternoon, then you will enjoy this tour. Lilo's grandmother's homemade lasagna and award-winning wine continue to make me smile!
I have been to Siena and San G before. This time I enjoyed it more. We were 2 couples and the guide, Jocopo. He was a delight, and spoke English well. I don't drink alcohol, but my husband does, so I didn't expect much from the wine tasting. Was I ever wrong! It was the highlight of the tour. I tasted all wine, and was very glad that I did. It was so much fun. The dinner was good, and the gal explaining the wines, etc. was terrific. She was friendly and had a good sense of humor. I definitely recommend this tour.
The tour was generally very good but could have been better. I hope these comments are taken in the spirit in which they are given, to make the experience better for future travelers, at least in my opinion. There could easily be some narrative of the region that could be played during the drive from Florence to Siena. The driver could simply put in a tape or C/D with a description of the region, even if the narrative lasted for only three or four minutes, it would be a helpful orientation. It would be wonderful if the tour included entry into the Duomo in Siena. Luckily, I was there many years ago but my wife missed out on the opportunity to enter the beautiful Church. It would also be helpful to have a map of San Gimignano so we would have some idea of its size and where we were going. We were dumped at an entrance to the walled city and told to be back at a certain time. We were unsure of how far we could wander and felt we had to keep on a safe track so as not to go astray. A simple town map would have been very helpful and prevented some anxiety. With that said, the tour was beautiful, dinner was very enjoyable and were were happy to have done it. It could easily be made even better.
I really liked the tour. I had been in Siena by myself on September 2015 but had no one to explain me the history of Siena. Benedetta, the local guide, was excellent explaining everything. I loved San Gimignano. I would have liked at least 3 hours there but at least I was able to see it. Even if it was for only one hour. I also loved the views on our way to Chianti. The restaurant was very nice and all the food was excellent! The tour is excellent to have a flavor of the 3 cities.
this was great tour, just wish we had more time in Siena and San Gimignano
We had a great time on this tour! The travel time was a little longer than I had guessed for it to be but the scenery was beautiful! Our driver was very kind but quiet. Our tour guide in Siena was very informative. The wine tasting and dinner at the end of the evening was delicious!
The tour was amazing, but i guess it could be better if lasted all day long
Very good. Dinner was quite good but not as described by past participants. More of old winery turned into a dining hall. Had this been packed with people I would have been disappointed. Seeing we were the only small group, it was fine. People that get car sick should avoid.
The trip itself to both Siena and San Gimignano were just amazing. The tour guide Benny in Siena was awesome - found out she was an "artistic roller skater".....she lives and breathes Siena so great to hear all her stories about why she loves her town. Wish we had her for San Gimignano - and this town was even nicer than Siena and we only had 1 hour there. We honestly could have spent the entire DAY there.....it was that beautiful! The shops and outdoor cafes, the city itself with the views of the Tuscan countryside were to DIE for......we felt rushed with the 1 hour of free time and wish we had more, but great stop! Our only disappointment was the actual dinner. By the time we got to the Tuscan farm house (it was amazing).....the food had been sitting out buffet style in warmers and was almost dried up. It mentioned we'd have this wonderful lasagna meal complete w/ dessert - which none of we had. I barely ate anything.....and was so looking forward to dessert - but there wasn't any at all!! So the meal was very disappointing. What made up for it was the very fun guide at the farm house who told stories about his life and knew every detail about every wine that was tasted. He was a hoot! It was amazing day - worth it - but you won't be eating dinner til later and it may not be what you are expecting!
This was a wonderful trip and I highly recommend it to everyone. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is I wish we would have had a little bit more time to explore Siena and San Gimignano.
Great day in Tuscany. Both Siena and San Gimignano were incredibly interesting medievil towns to explore. Amazing history and architecture, and beautiful country side as you drive there.
We lucked out, it was supposed to be a small group tour of eight, but we were the only ones who booked it, so we had our own private tour, doesn't get better than that! The last stop at the winery for tasting and dinner finished the day with perfection. The wine tastings were very generous and the homemade "grandmas" lasagna was delicious.
If you are spending 3-5 days in Florence, take a tour out of Florence to the medievil towns, they are worth the experience.
Great guide in Sienna and we enjoyed being able to walk around San Gimignano. The meal in the vineyard was very underwelming and nothing that a mediocre cook would not be able to prepare on a weekday night
We enjoyed the trip to Sienna and San Giimignano, we would have liked to have spent more time here. The guided tour of Siena was very good. We were disappointed with the meal and wine tasting, as your description of this event said 'A glass of wine with a meal, and watching the sun set over the Tuscan Hills',
We did not expect a professional sales pitch to buy wines and olive oils, after paying £341. In hindsight, we would have preferred not to do the trip to the vineyard and spend more time in the above towns. We rate this tour 3 star.
The trip lasted just over 7 hours but was advertised to last 9 hours. There was a nice tour in Siena but we only had 30 minutes in San Gimignano. We could have used the lost 1 and 45 minutes there. The dinner was just ok-I was expecting a traditional Italian dinner but it was focused on selling wine