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Art, history, countryside, food. Tuscany has it all. If you only have one day free, book this Tuscany day trip from Florence to discover the region’s highlights with a local guide. Visit the soulful city of Siena for free time or a walking tour of the city and cathedral, and then take to the Chianti hills for a Tuscan lunch and wine tasting. Roam the streets of San Gimignano, and travel to Pisa to admire the architectural drama of Cathedral Square — home to the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry, if you wish.

Highlights

  • Tuscany one day sightseeing tour
  • Free time to explore Siena, San Gimignano and Pisa at your own pace
  • Guided tour through Siena, including entry to the gothic Cathedral
  • Hearty lunch with wine served at an organic wine estate in the Chianti
  • Wine tasting of four wines including Chianti, Vernaccia and Tuscan dessert wine.
  • Get up-close to The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Spectacular countryside views and landscapes

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What You Can Expect

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Board your coach in Florence, and travel into the hills of Tuscany where the city of Siena awaits with its ambient medieval streets. Opt to take a guided tour of the city with a visit to Siena Cathedral to admire its renowned Gothic architecture. Or, make the most of some free time to set your own pace, and perhaps enjoy a coffee in the sun alongside the locals.

From Siena, return to the Tuscan countryside to explore the Chianti wine region. Stretch your legs with a stroll through a vineyard, olive grove and wine cellar, and refuel with a Tuscan winery lunch. As you sit surrounded by the grape vines, meet other visitors to the area and indulge in local treats such as cold cuts of meat, salad, pasta and fresh bread. Even better, a wine tasting takes place at the same time.

After lunch, journey onward to San Gimignano with its medieval towers, cobbled streets and squares. Explore the town’s historic center, cool down with a refreshing gelato and wander amid the 14 towers as you learn about their history.

Travel from San Gimignano to Pisa: your final stop of the day. Follow your guide to Cathedral Square to discover Pisa Duomo, Pisa Baptistry, the monumental cemetery (aka Camposanto) and, of course, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Return to Florence in the early evening, and finish your Tuscany tour with a drop-off at the start point.

Itinerary

Sample Lunch Menu includes:

  • Garlic bruschetta
  • Pasta with Chianina beef ragù
  • Tuscan ham, salami and local artisan sheep milk cheese
  • Garden Salad
  • Cantuccini (almond biscuits) to dip into Vin Santo (dessert wine)
  • A tasting of local wines

Customer Reviews

Krishan S United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful day trip. The guide Sandra did a great job taking a relatively large group to all the places. Sufficient free time in all places. Lunch was at a farm with a simply amazing view of San Gimignano. Comfortable coach for the journey. Highly recommended!

Linda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Brilliant introduction to Tuscany made special by Stefano who is a lovely knowledgeable guy who made the trip special. Lunch at the organic farm was a highlight - trip highly recommended!

Misti C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Do yourself a favor and book this tour! Siena was breathtaking, the organic farm lunch were a true highlight and San Gimignano was gorgeous. Pisa was our least favorite stop of the day, but it was nice to check off the leaning tower and at least see it. Maybe would have preferred a little more time in San Gimignano and less in Pisa - but certainly have no complaints about the trip. Our guide was Gloria and she was a true delight. Cute, knowledgeable, funny and attentive. This was our favorite tour of our stay we took 5 in total.

Glenn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was fantastic. It was everything that I hoped for and more. Lavinia was fantastic and very cute as well. She was fun to around and excited about her job. This was everything that I hoped for and more. I highly recommend it.

Ian R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastically organized tour, Elisa and her crew know how to look after their clients, winery lunch was delicous and no shortage of wine, tour guide for Sienna was very informative. Overall a very enjoyable day

Frank B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great day! See a lot in one day. Stefano was an excellent tour guide! Wish we had more time at each stop, but then wouldn't have been able to see so much in one day - left s wanting more for our next trip. Highly recommended if you have limited time and want to see a lot

Beatriz S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This by far is one of the best tours my wife and I have participated in. the different cities visited, the lunch and wine tasting added the cherry on top.

Paula P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I expected a lot of from this tour in advance but it was even better than I imagined! The sights we amazing. The guide Val did much more than you can expect from guide and made effort to get to know everyone personally even if we had big group. She and the driver were really friendly. Everything was planned well. You could not hope for more.

Alicia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our Tour guide Sandra was the best! Very knowledgeable and entertaining! I would highly recommend this tour!

Deborah G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a great time on our tour! Olivia our tour guide was great! I definitely recommend this tour if you want to see and learn a lot about Tuscany and the surrounding areas. The lunch was great. My husband is a vegetarian and they were very accommodating when we had lunch. Everything was perfect!!!

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