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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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.


  • 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.


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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Generally I don't like bus trips, but this one was very up beat, moved along quickly. We had a superb guide that met us outside the walls to Sienna and we walked into this ancient beautiful city not too much walking, then onto another stop but the highlight was lunch at the organic farm--what views, what tastes, what service, what a gorgeous day as well! then a longer ride to the leaning tower but we had a little film of the races at Sienna to distract us. Look out the window anywhere along the day's trip and it was total Tuscany.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour was excellent . Lavi ,our guide was wonderfull . Lunch was superb . Very plesent tour .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great way to see Tuscany if you only have one day. Really enjoyed the lunch and wine tasting. Well worth the price of the tour.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Awesome tour. Was the highlight of our trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour! The guide and driver were awesome! They were very informative and helpful! I highly recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Elisa was such an amazing tour guide! It rained on us during most of the tour but she kept things upbeat. She was extremely knowledgable about the areas we visited. I definitely recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was packed with so many interesting sights and activities. It offers a good blend of following the tour guide and being able to explore on your own. The knowledgeable guides make the day fun even though you're being very active.

On our tour, my group fell in love with San Gimignano and the delicious gelato shops it had within its walls. The lunch provided on a Tuscan estate was also a favorite. The amount of food and wine provided definitely makes you feel you're getting your money's worth. The fact that the cook comes out to greet the group as she offers you more food allows you to experience first-hand Italian hospitality.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The best of Tuscany in a day. Well worth the money. Our guide, Stefan, made it livelier with humor and laughter.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A wonderful tour! Olivia was an excellent guide, and Sergio got us through roads I'm glad he was driving and not me! Well worth the time and money. Climbed the Tower in Pisa... interesting perspective at night. Would have enjoyed a little more time at the vineyard and maybe more info on the wine/oil making process. Be prepared for a lot of walking through VERY interesting Medieval towns. Beautiful history given by local guide, as well as by Olivia. THANKS for a wonderful day in Tuscany!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Antonella was a wonderful guide. We loved the opportunity to see so many different sites in Tuscany. San Gimignano was absolutely amazing and the views could not be beaten. I would highly recommend this tour and highly recommend the gelato in Siena!

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