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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 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.
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